Essex offers a great choice of venues from rustic barns to grand estates. Here are our favourites:
Parklands, Quendon Hall, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border is a luxurious mansion set within the grounds of a deer park. The venue offers variety of spaces such as the intimate drawing room or the silk-lined Pavillion for receptions up to 500 guests.
Blake Hall is a country house and gardens in the village and civil parish of Bobbingworth, near Chipping Ongar, Essex. Licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, either inside the newly restored Hay Barn or outside under the canopy of the old Saddlery.
The gorgeous Gaynes Park offers 3 distinct ceremony venues, the Orangery, the Gather Barn and the Mill Barn, set in picturesque walled gardens. The Mill Barn can accommodate 50-150 reception guests.
Hylands Estate is Grade II* listed mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion. Set in 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the traditional, ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the Essex countryside whilst the Grand Pavilion accommodates large wedding parties.
The White Hart is a 15th century coaching inn set in beautiful countryside just outside the village of Great Yeldham in North Essex. 200 guests can be seated in The Essex Barn and family and friends can stay on site in 1 of the 13 ensuite bedrooms available.