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Last update: November 2023
The Lawn is a stately home in Rochford, Essex, that hosts wedding festivities. Set on three acres of beautifully manicured gardens in the heart of the Essex countryside, this is a truly enchanting wedding venue. Surrounded by over 100 acres of stunning private parkland, this property is exclusively yours, allowing you to celebrate in the style and seclusion you deserve.
Facilities and Capacity
With a license to host your civil ceremony in the galleried Grand Hall, The Lawn boasts the ability to host your entire day. With its gracious sweeping staircase only adding to the sense of occasion, the Grand Hall is the perfect setting for one of the most special moments of your life. This gives to-be-weds a breathtaking entrance to the ceremony and an unbelievable photo opportunity.
Alternatively, you could enjoy a true English country garden wedding in the gorgeous gazebo. Nestled away in the gardens, its backdrop boasts unspoilt views across the romantic Rose Garden – a truly iconic setting for your special day.
The glorious Orangery is the perfect place to host your wedding breakfast, lovingly prepared in its own kitchens by an in-house team of hugely talented chefs. Seamlessly and sympathetically blended with the Georgian architecture of the main house, it is a gorgeous, light-flooded space with dramatic garden views and full air-conditioning.
The Orangery opens out onto the expansive covered terrace, where you will find the Summer Terrace Bar. You may party the night away on the dance floor, in the main bar, and in the Grand Hall. If it all gets a bit too much, rest your weary feet in a comfy armchair in the Blue Drawing Room. All these areas connect and are centred on the Grand Hall, so your party flows beautifully with everything working together seamlessly through to your big send-off at midnight.
Throughout the planning process, the staff of The Lawn will be by your side. On the day, these professionals will be there to welcome you in the morning and see you to the two lovely, large get-ready rooms where you can prepare and relax.
Once the celebrations have drawn to a close, you and your guests can retire to the nearby four-star hotel with which this venue has an excellent relationship. Just five minutes away, it is the perfect place to unwind. Additional services from this venue's staff include exclusive use for the day, with total privacy and the full attention of the staff. Additionally, weddings benefit from a renowned catering service, with choices ranging from a buffet to a banquet.
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Best Day Ever
I always knew I wanted to get married at the lawn as my own parents married here 24 years ago, I was 12 years old. 4 years later Matt and I got together and finally after 20 years we had our own special day at the lawn.
Everything from the planning beforehand, adapting the menus so everyone could eat the same including anyone with dietary requirements to how everything kept to schedule.
I was an emotional wreck most of the morning getting ready but you made sure I did not have to worry about anything downstairs and when I finally got to see everything I was blown away.
A special thank you to David, Michael and Lizzie. You are brilliant at what you do.
The caterers and waiting staff were amazing. The food came out all at the same time, was hot and extremely tasty. The staff serving were so kind and accommodating.
This day was long overdue but we were lucky our children got to share it with us like I got to with my parents and you all made it the best day which we will never ever forget. My parents said the high standards you set on Saturday was exactly the same when they got married and it really is the best place to get married so anyone looking for a place to have their wedding and reception book in quick you will not be disappointed.
Thank you again
Jade and Matthew.
Finally Mr & Mrs Judge xxx
Dream wedding venue
A special place to make memories at The Lawn!
We are thrilled with how everything went and so are especially pleased for having chosen The Lawn.
The entrance is a delight with ducklings and horses as you enter the grounds which were beautifully kept; the cuisine was delicious and fantastically presented; Michael was excellent in his communication to keeping timings going along; Mandy was extremely helpful at key times; David was reassuring with the music and their waiting and bar staff were wonderful too.
Not only on the day, but the preparations from the very first visit and the number of adjustments with Mandy, our special requests with Michael and all the invoicing and calls with Katrina and David too, we never felt that anything was too much trouble. This along with everything else means that The Lawn is a special place and always will be for us as well as many others - arrange a visit and you will see!
A Perfect Day at the Lawn!
Our wedding day could not have gone more smoothly and we have no regrets at all with having chosen the Lawn. Even now, we get comments from so many friends and family saying what a beautiful location it was and how much there was to see and explore. A highly recommended venue! Thank you, David and team!
Stunning venue with amazing staff
Use of bridal suite was amazing. We was all relaxed and chilled. Our guests highly praised the "Wedding breakfast". It was delicious. The Lawn is spectacular and the gardens are beautiful.
Twilight Wedding in October
Amazing and caring team with a beautiful venue
From the minute we met we both felt at ease and confident our day would run smoothly, no question or request was too large.
They went above and beyond for us and it was truly appreciated, everyone has commented on the beauty of the venue as well as how smoothly and effortless the day ran.
We would honestly recommend the lawn for anyone looking for a venue to host a celebration - the venue is beautiful and the staff are absolutely amazing.
wedding such a magical experience for both of us.
From your patience in answering all our questions leading up to the day to
your almost fanatical weather watching all afternoon (who knew there were so
many apps?! ) and then your ability to switch everything to outside at the
eleventh hour to ensure we could have the service in your beautiful gazebo
just made the perfect start to an amazing evening and the start of our
Thank you again so much and we send our warmest wishes to you all
Amazing from start to finish !
We were made to feel welcome and very much at ease with no-one being rushed or pressured throughout the day.
The food was absolutely superb and was complimented by every single one of our guests.
The service from yourself and all of your staff was magnificent . Never once was anything to much or too little and the attention to detail just was perfect .
Thanks again for making our day nothing less than perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better day at all .
Anna and Sam
Wedding & Reception at The Lawn
Wedding was 'FANTASTIC ' staff were attentive, efficient & unobtrusive throughout would highly recommend this venue
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Step into the atmosphere of a historic country home that exudes taste, warmth, and comfort and is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Essex. The Lawn is an elegant Georgian manor house licensed for civil ceremonies and the solemnisation of same-sex marriages, set in 3 acres of landscaped and beautifully kept gardens, surrounded by over 100 acres of rolling park and woodland. The entire venue is exclusively yours for your special day and provides the perfect setting for your photographs.
Come along to view the venue and meet a range of quality suppliers at the wedding show where you can find:
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