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On since 2021

Last update: March 2024

The Lion is a unique wedding venue and hotel situated in Boreham, Essex. Finished in an art deco style that conjures memories of the roaring early twentieth century, you will find no other venue with such understated elegance.

Facilities and Capacity

If you are looking for an intimate ceremony, you can say ‘I do’ in The Lion’s Den. Situated at the end of The Long Bar, it is a serene space with a dramatic mantelpiece at the end where you can exchange vows. Alternatively, the Grand Hall is basked in natural light and offers an atmospheric setting to party the evening away. For your wedding breakfast at The Lion, their esteemed chefs will prepare a delicious menu of food. From canapes to banquets, they will work with you to create a bespoke menu that is both mouth-watering and packed full of your favourites.


This venue offers a wonderful range of bedrooms! Ideal for both you and your guests, there is even a luxurious Deluxe Suite befitting your first night as a newlywed couple. All suites include en-suite bedrooms and everything needed for a comfy night's sleep.

Services Offered

The friendly staff at this venue will work with your own dedicated wedding coordinator to create the celebrations of your dreams. From ceremony through to evening reception, this experienced and dedicated team will help you imagine your wedding dreams.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Therese J. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Lion provided us with the absolute perfect day. There was no room for improvement whatsoever.

We held our Wedding at The lion Inn in August 2021. They were amazing.
Kailey looked after us and she honestly could not have done any more to enhance our day.
She was so efficient and professional and nothing was too much trouble. She excelled in every possible way.
I cannot recommend them enough. It was truly fantastic.
Justin W. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing day!

The most wonderful wedding day imaginable! My wife and I chose The Lion House after meeting there and having our first date at The Lion Inn and it only seemed fitting that our special day was held there. Ashton and all the team were so supportive and amazing from start to finish and the venue was fantastically dressed. They provided a relaxed and beautiful venue for memorable day with our family and friends. The venue catered for lots of photo opportunities with idyllic backgrounds. Couldn't have wished for anything more, it was perfect! Thank you to the whole team involved.
Megan P. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!

We got married here on 25th October 2023, we had the most incredible day above anything we could have imagined! The staff went above & beyond, Megan our coordinator could not have done more for us throughout the process. Such an amazing venue!
Karen G. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

Dan and I got married at the Lion House in August. From our first visit to the weekend of our big day we were treated so well by the wedding planning team and staff. Georgina our wedding planner was so friendly, professional and nothing was too much for her. Our day was amazing and all our friends and family commented on how good the venue was.

We would not change any thing and I wish we could do it again!
Sofie M. Sent on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Reliable, amazing value for money and staff who really care about your wedding.

Our wedding with The Lion Inn was just as we wanted it to be.
They kept in contact during the planning stages and worked really hard to make the day personal to us. They catered for our small wedding perfectly.
On the day itself everything went so smoothly and the ceremony room was set up so beautifully. The meal they provided was also so high quality and no one went hungry at all- so much food for value for money.
We couldn’t have picked a better venue.
Chloe A. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So personalised and thorough from start to finish

I’m not sure where to begin!
From start to finish, the staff at The Lion were amazing. Everyone who we came into contact with was so helpful and thorough - Ashton was just so personable and helpful, she always responded promptly to my endless questions in the most helpful way possible. Nothing was too much for her - she thought about all the little details that I hadn’t!
It didn’t feel like they have weddings on a weekly basis - we felt special and like everyone wanted us to have the best day. From little things like storing my flowers in the cellar, to bringing our breakfast up to the room on the morning of the wedding - to moving all of our many belongings to another room - which were everywhere because we ran out of time; nothing was too much! The little things mean a lot! The guys on the day who welcomed our Irish family - we all have so many lovely things to say. Even running over by more than an hour, there were smiles ‘and don’t worry’ comments, which puts you at ease. The day was perfect and just as we wished for it to be - and more….we can’t thank you enough!

Chloe and Stuart
Melissa R. Sent on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

May 2023 wedding

We were married here at the lion house in May 2023 and my goodness I could not have wished for a better wedding venue, from the day we viewed it right up until we checked out of the bridal suite the day after the wedding!
The staff were so friendly and attentive not just to me and my husband but to all of our guests, id like to give a special mention to our coordinator Megan she was an absolute star. She answered emails promptly and professionally and always in a friendly way, she was always happy to see us in the build up to the wedding and on the day, nothing was too much trouble for her she was perfect! The venue itself was stunning we had the whole day there and the staff were amazing at changing the venue from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast and then to the evening whilst making sure that the whole day was flowing perfectly for us
The food was out of this world and the chef was able to cater to a particular guest of mine with many many allergies. We went for the bbq buffet style breakfast and all of our guests said how amazing the food was the pork belly bites went down especially well! Also breakfast at the lion inn was delicious too.
The rooms were gorgeous and comfortable the bridal suite was beautiful the only thing I would suggest is maybe updating the tv to a smart tv we were buzzing after the wedding and could’ve done with some Netflix but it is such a minor detail it’s almost not worth mentioning.
The venue was also very reasonably priced we had quite a strict budget and we were able to stick within that budget all in all if you are looking for a wedding venue please consider the lion house I cannot recommend it highly enough
Thanks to all the staff for making it a dream wedding
Emma R. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Out perfect wedding venue

If you are considering The Lion Inn for your wedding day, I can wholeheartedly recommend them. Everything was amazing from the planning stage with our dedicated and friendly coordinator (Georgina) to the delicious food and smooth running on the day itself. It’s a truly spectacular venue with the art deco bar and intimate feel. We loved everything about the venue and staff. Our guests enjoyed our perfect day and many commented on the wonderful venue and the fantastic food.
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