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Last update: November 2023
Situated on the Suffolk border in Great Yeldham, Essex, The Essex Barn at the White Hart is a truly enchanting wedding venue. Surrounded by England's spectacular countryside, this property offers a romantic backdrop for your special day. With a seamless blend of old and new, this traditional-style barn has benefitted from a loving and stylish renovation, creating a unique and inviting space.
Facilities and Capacity
An exclusive-use property, couples will have full and sole use of the barn and its gardens on their milestone day. The open mezzanine floor of The Essex Barn at the White Hart offers a romantic setting for your ceremony. It features neutral decor throughout that you can easily enhance to suit your own taste. The barn is licensed to host civil ceremonies, so you can conveniently celebrate every stage of your wedding here. The grounds surrounding the barn offer a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos, from the charming gazebo to the manicured lawns. Couples can start their wedding day by preparing in the venue's get-ready room. A private bathroom in the barn is also reserved for their exclusive use. Overnight accommodation is available on-site, as the property is home to 12 bedrooms and a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.
At The Essex Barn at the White Hart, we have two options avaliable for our couples. We can offer a Tradtional wedding day where couples can have a ceremony, their wedding breakfast followed by an evening reception! The wedding breakfast will be taken care of by the in-house 2 AA-rosette chefs. They pride themselves on using the freshest produce, that is locally sourced where available, for a vibrant taste that will impress every guest. Service staff, meanwhile, will be hard at work in the background to keep glasses topped up and everything running smoothly to give you a day to remember.
The second option avaliable at the venue is a Twilight Package. In this option, couples have the venue from late afternoon. We can offer a ceremony space for 5pm, followed by a drinks reception and then an evening buffet with an evening reception. This option is avaliable for couples who are wanting a less formal way to celebrate their day but still have the venue of their dreams.
If either of these packages are of interest please do not hesiate to contact us today to get you a viewing appointment booked!
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Dreamy, Relaxed Day for Two Brides
The barn was perfect and the suggested DJ is phenomenal and great at reading a room. Even though it rained, there was no impact on the day. The staff were flexible, attentive and (most importantly as two ex-service workers!) everyone seemed to really like being there. We had complex dietary requirements with some guests and these were addressed brilliantly, with these guests getting personalised menus. There were also perfect vegetarian and vegan options. The guests in question went out of their way to thank us for their lovely menu, and none of them were treated any differently.
The biggest thank you to Laura and Abby for planning and managing the day. You were fantastic. An extra shout out to Josephine, who was a delight the whole time we were there and was the friendliest face as I walked over to meet the registrars.
Excellent from start to end
Amazing from planning to finish ✨
The Best Venue
The wedding itself was more than we could have ever dreamed of, everything ran so smoothly! This meant that we could enjoy ourselves and not worry about anything, the team had everything we needed and were so accommodating.
Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed themselves and all were amazed by the food, it was as good as it always is.
We cannot thank everyone at the White Hart enough!
Laura and her team were professional and attentive throughout the entire wedding planning process, and will be as involved as you want or need them to be. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
The venue itself is beautiful, in a peaceful country setting, we loved it from our first visit. The mezzanine floor was something I'd never seen before at a venue, and I really felt it added something different and alternative to the venue, plus meant that if the weather took a turn for the worse, (which we were lucky to avoid on our day!) you or your guests won't get wet moving from ceremony to reception!
The bridal preparation suite is also beautiful and spacious enough for all you need in the morning, plus a view out over the front of the Inn where you can see your guests arriving!
Our guests have all commented on how lovely the venue is, as well as the gorgeous accommodation and amazing food. We are looking forward to returning for dinner or even to stay in one of the beautiful rooms.
We highly recommend the White Hart, the service is second to none, and the Wedding package prices are really competitive, we didn't have a huge budget but still managed to afford all we needed and wanted.
All of the staff on the day were brilliant and it all went so perfectly I'd do it all again tomorrow if we could!
Everyone that came loved the venue and seemed to have as good a day as we did..... I can't recommend you highly enough.
Thank you again for all your patience and help on the day and the months leading up to it.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and helping to make our day so special - it really was perfect.
Thank you for everything
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for helping to makr our big day such a special one. We had such a wonderful time.
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We had the most perfect day, it all was absolutely seamless and we enjoyed every minute of it. We can't believe that you even organised the weather to be dry and sunny all day too!
Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and how the food and service were both superb. We can't thank you and your team enough for making our day so special and one we will remember for the rest of our lives.
We will definately come back and see you in the near future but for now thank you very much from us and our family and friends.
We were amazingly lucky with the weather, and we had so many compliments about what a wonderful venue it was, and how nice the staff were.
So again, thank you all so much for making our day amazing!
The venue is fantastic and I hope we can use it again one day for another function.
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