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The Lawn

Rochford, Essex View map Visit website
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15 to 150 Guests

About

The Lawn is a stately home in Rochford, Essex that hosts wedding festivities. Set in 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 breath-taking 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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Nicky A. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Amazing venue

    Friendly and helpful in all areas. Went above and beyond to enable our special day to go smoothly at all times.
    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.
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    Burrows Married on 21/10/2021
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    Twilight Wedding in October

    Such a beautiful venue. Could not think of anywhere more beautiful to get married. The staff at The Lawn were always so professional and helpful from the planning process and throughout the day. I was allowed to arrive at any time on the day and was made to feel very welcome. The actual service, smooth running of events (all excellently managed by the staff) and fantastic catering really ensured we had an unforgettable wedding. Thoroughly recommend!!
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    Alexandra S. Married on 27/08/2021
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    The best day of our lives

    We fell in love with the Lawn from the very first time we saw it and knew all of our family and friends would love it too. They made this whole process so easy for us, whilst also giving us space to enjoy our day. We couldn’t believe how smoothly the whole day ran (especially after all we have been through since we got engaged!). This is all thanks to the Lawn and our other suppliers and we only wish we could do the whole day all over again.

    It was truly the best day of our lives and we could not have wished for more or wanted to change a single thing.

    We hope so much to be back sometime to attend another wedding!

    The Lawn's reply:

    Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Lawn and photos. We are so pleased you had a wonderful day!
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    Brandon L. Married on 20/10/2020
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    Absolutely amazing

    David and the team were attentive and adapted to all our needs - 100% recommend this venue to anyone as they really helped to make our day extra special especially with covid 19!
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    Georgina Married on 31/05/2022
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    The most amazing day

    From start to finish the Lawn have been amazing. Our day was perfect, we able to set up the day before and had the venue to ourselves. It’s just utterly perfect if you’re having a smaller, more intimate wedding (like us). I wish I could do it all over again!
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    Madeline C. Married on 06/05/2022
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    Lacked standard hospitality practices

    We first toured the lawn in July 2021 and found it's packages appealing to us as we wanted quite an easy day with minimal organising on our part.Leading up to our wedding the contact with the lawn was very good, via phone and email.

    The real issues started on our actual wedding day. Imagine it, you drive up to your wedding venue on your wedding day and there is no one to greet you, you let yourself in. We went in and I found one of my bridesmaids who had been told there was a room upstairs and met our hair dresser. Not a staff member in sight beyond people bringing food supplies upstairs outside the bride's room and leering in.

    The day presses on and I go downstairs to set up centrepieces and what not and I found that a highchair had been places in the wrong place- everything else was set up perfectly. So I swapped the highchair and went to find a member of staff to swap the setting. I actually had to stop a young girl walking by and ask do you work here?

    Throughout the morning we were getting ready upstairs and I was saying do you think anyone is going to come and talk to us? Eventually the same girl comes upstairs and goes to one of my bridesmaids sitting in the chair having her hair done and calls her by my name to ask about sandwiches to be brought up, thinking she is the bride. Naturally my friend was quite embarrassed. I couldn't help but think, is this your first day - there's 5 women in the room? Had the venue of actually been there to welcome us in and asked which one of us was the bride this could of easily been avoided.

    The next issue was with confetti, at this point my friends are trying to take my mind of what so far has been a completely impersonal experience. One of my friends went to put confetti on the chairs outside where we were having the ceremony (with the intent the officiant would ask them to hang onto it for confetti shots on the grass afterwards)

    While she's doing this a man comes over and tells her that she can't put them there and that they have designated confetti spots- where these are he did not say. She ends up asking 'what is your role here?' to which he responds that he is the owner. Once again, is it difficult to send people to greet you and introduce themselves to avoid these awkward encounters?

    Eventually a different lady comes upstairs (once again doesn't introduce herself- no one has a name here) to talk about the confetti and essentially said we have to go straight to drinks after the ceremony with no budging - this is of course fair enough but at no points offers a suggestion on what over couples do, when and where. My photographer ends up getting involved at this point and actually has to coordinate with them to some extent on my behalf.

    There was a few more teething issues but they all have the same underlying issue in that no one appears to be present downstairs, despite great communication prior to the day it's now as if no one works here. When my husband arrived once again there was no one to greet him/liase with.

    As the day went on it did improve as everything came into full swing, we did get married outside and it was lovely, the serving staff for drinks and food were polite and friendly.

    We later had issues once again with the staff being generally unhelpful when trying to do the confetti shot - essentially unwilling to assist in anyway/direct us where we are allowed to do the pictures. We did eventually do this and they are our favourite pictures of the day! I understand that we hadn't hired a coordinator in the hiring of the venue but it did feel like the bare minimum effort required at this point.

    The evening pressed on and everyone was having a great time apart from the no drinks on the dance floor part which is really quite understandable. The move of the centerpieces into the main room with the buffet was really nice and swift. DJ included in the package was great too.

    I know everyone says that it the best day of their lives but I think perhaps this hides some of the issues. This venue has astoundingly good value for money. I understand that they do a lot of weddings so I am a bit miffed as to why basic interpersonal skills are missing? I write this fully aware I may sound like a 'Karen' but my husband and I are in our mid twenties and wanted a pretty stress-free day so the lawn in many ways was perfect but it ultimately became stressful as there was 0 communication on the day. I was extremely disappointed with there being absolutely no point of contact throughout the day, no 'let us know if you have any questions' and ultimately no friendly faces/enthusiasm from the staff. These are basic hospitality skills. It's really quite sad that this is what we remember from our day two months ago now.

    I can only assume because of the cheaper rates they have assumed that they don't have to provide this kind of personal experience but it really goes a long way. It did feel as if we had just rented a hall and caterers came with it. We did have a lovely wedding day, but the staff really need to get their act together.

    You should really feel special on your wedding day, you've spent thousands at this one place, they should know your name, you should know theirs.

    I contemplated calling to give this feedback but received an impersonal email to review them here so thought this might be the best way to share my thoughts.

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    Amy D. Married on 01/05/2022
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    Amazing day

    We loved having our wedding at the lawns couldn't recommend it enough, staff was all very helpful and professional and nothing was too much trouble.
    We had such an amazing experience thank you x
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    Emma R. Married on 22/07/2021
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    Magical ! Perfection !

    Nothing was to much for David and his team. Having to reorganise our wedding four times would have been extremely stressful but, with David’s professionalism he made it easy for us to relax.
    We changed things quite a few time but, this was no issue at all.
    We can’t say thank you enough !

    The Lawn's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely photos of your wedding day at The Lawn. I will pass your thank you to The Lawn Wedding Team. Wishing you all the very best for the future.
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    Mandy P. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Mr and mrs pinches

    A beautiful place to get married
    Staff work very hard and are very professional, they made our day go so well
    Thankyou
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    Mrs dowdall

    We got married here last month,it was everything and more we could of wanted,staff were fantastic making sure it all went smoothly the food was amazing,if anything did go wrong we weren't aware of it,they are very professional and all our guests are still talking about how amazing the lawn was we are just sad it is all over I would do it all again if I could with the lawn.

    The Lawn's reply:

    Dear Tammy, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I will pass these onto The Team at The Lawn. We are so pleased you had a wonderful day.
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    Mr. Married on 02/01/2020
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    Thank you

    My husband and I … would like to thank all of our friends and families who joined us to celebrate our wedding. We were overwhelmed with the love and laughter we all shared yesterday. We wanted a small intimate day, that had a relaxed feel and for everyone to enjoy themselves, from the feedback we’ve had … we achieved this. Special shout out to the staff at The Lawn. Thank you.
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    Ben Married on 23/11/2019
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    A big thank you!

    On behalf of myself and my wife, we would like to thank all of the staff at The Lawn.
    From the very first preparation meeting we have been supported throughout the process, excellent advice given, along with ideas on making our day special.
    We met with Andrew and spoke to Mandy and Rebecca, who I believe are all the events managers at The Lawn, professional throughout and understanding in little adjustments we wanted on the day, Andrew played a massive part in our day ensuring everything went smoothly. THANK YOU!
    To the day, myself and my wife were extremely impressed with the detail that went in to organising the venue, The Lawn staff agreed to put up the Christmas decorations early to accommodate my wife’s love of Christmas, they accommodated for guests with special requests such wheel chairs etc, the food was incredible, portions were neither too small or too large, cooked and very well presented.
    Table service by the waitresses was on point each serving with a smile and very professional and friendly manner.
    Finally our DJ ‘Neil Andrews’
    Neil was outstanding and managed our requests throughout the event planning from lighting to song choices. Also managing our ever demanding guests with their music request! Neil you’re a credit to the DJing industry! Thank you!
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    Shirley Married on 26/10/2019
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    Wow, what can I say ...

    Wow, what can I say … we got married here on 26 October, from booking the venue right up until the day everything went so smoothly! I was so worried, but I needn’t have been, all the staff are absolutely amazing! The day was everything we’d hoped it would be, although the weather wasn’t great, it didn’t detract from our perfect day! Everyone without exception commented on how fantastic the food was, all intolerances were taken into account without exception! The venue is wonderful, our photos with the backdrop of the rooms are fabulous, it was quite simply the best day ever! Thank you The Lawn, you made our wedding perfect.
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    Laura Married on 29/09/2019
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    Great day for us both

    Thanks to you all for a lovely day on Sunday and all the staff worked very hard to make it a great day for us both. Laura and myself appreciate all your hard work and wish you all at The Lawn all the best for the future and hope our paths cross again. Thanks for a great day and all the best to you all.
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    Laura Married on 21/09/2019
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    The hugest thank you!

    The hugest thank you from the bottom of our hearts to you all for making our wedding day truly special. You made planning the perfect wedding so simple and every single one of our guests thought the venue was absolutely beautiful.

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Deals

The Lawn 1
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Saturday 29th October 2022 and

Saturday 12th November 2022

Fabulous all-inclusive package for just £6,595 inc VAT

This is based on 60 day time guests and a total of 100 evening guests, but this can be adjusted to suit your requirements

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Twilight Wedding Package

All inclusive package based on 60 guests for selected MON-THURS for just £3,395 inc VAT

Champagne Afternoon Tea Wedding

Any remaining Sunday to November 2022 for 60 guests

For only £5,595 inc VAT (see website for more details)

Winter Wedding Offers for January & February 2023 / 2024

Exclusive hire of The Lawn from 9.30am to Midnight from just £1,495 (venue hire) inc VAT

Plus 10% off all catering

(Offer excludes Bank Holidays)

** FABULOUS MID-WEEK ALL INCLUSIVE OFFER **
Selected Mondays - Thursdays through to end December 2022 (excluding Bank Holidays) for just £5,295 inc VAT (for 50 guests)

** LATE AVAILABILITY PACKAGE **
All remaining Fridays & Sundays through to end November 2022. Fabulous all-inclusive package for just £5,995 inc VAT, based on 60 daytime guests and a total of 100 evening guests.

** LATE AVAILABILITY PACKAGE **
All remaining Saturdays through to end November 2022.
Fabulous all-inclusive package for just £6,495 inc VAT, based on 60 daytime guests and a total of 100 evening guests.

Please see www.thelawn.co.uk/offers for details of what is included

(Packages cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)

Events

18 Sep
Open Door

THE LAWN WEDDING FAIR - 11am to 3pm - Free entry and parking - Refreshments available to purchase on the day

MAIN EVENT WEDDING SHOWS LTD

Please pre-register for the show to save time on the day via www.mainweddingsandevents.co.uk/Essex-Wedding-Shows/The-Lawn-Wedding-Show

Step into the atmosphere of an historic country home that exudes taste, warmth and comfort and which 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:

‣ Amazing wedding inspiration for your big day
‣ FREE entry for everyone
‣ Goody bags for all couples getting married
‣ Special offers on the day
‣ Quality wedding suppliers
‣ The latest trends

Date: From 18/09/2022 to 18/09/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Hall Road, Rochford, Essex

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