Wedding Venues Essex

Guide to wedding venues in Essex: in our listings you will find the best venues to celebrate weddings and other events like anniversaries, birthdays, christenings and other unforgettable special occasions. You can take a look at prices and wedding packages in addition to the best offers in wedding receptions in Essex.

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Ashwells Sports & Country Club
Ashwells Sports & Country Club
Wedding Barns, Brentwood, Essex

Ashwells Sports & Country Club located in the tranquil countryside of Brentwood, Essex, boasts a unique mix of history and stunning green outdoors, which makes it a perfect location for holding an unforgettable wedding. A licensed venue for civil wedding ceremonies, Ashwells has a variety of spaces... (Venue for hire Essex)

Guests 20 to 120
The Renaissance Grace
The Renaissance Grace
Wedding Barns, Chelmsford, Essex

A tasteful barn in Essex to celebrate your wedding reception after celebrating your ceremony in a nearby local registry office or church; as well as the ideal location for ease of travel for yourselves and your guests. Facilities and capacity They can cater for a small gathering of 40 seated people... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Southend Venues
Southend Venues
Unique Wedding Venues, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Southend Venues provide a variety of wonderful venues all steeped in history and all of them lovingly restored and now maintained by the local Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. These unique wedding venues spaces have their origins between the 12th Century with wonderful period features, and more... (Wedding venue Essex)

Menus from £4
Guests 5 to 100
The Queensgate
The Queensgate
Unique Wedding Venues, Grays, Essex

The Queensgate is a perfect wedding venue located in Grays, Essex, which offers a number of event spaces for organising an elegant and memorable occasion. From small intimate functions to large celebrations, The Queensgate can host any type of function. It features spacious function rooms, great... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Stifford Hall Hotel
Stifford Hall Hotel
Hotel Wedding, North Stifford, Essex

Stifford Hall Hotel is an elegant hotel boasting the charm and grace of an 18th century Georgian Manor house. Set within 6 acres of beautiful gardens, the hotel provides a stylish retreat in the countryside and an idyllic wedding venue. The friendly and helpful team will help you in any way in which... (Top wedding venue Essex)

Menus from £29.95
Guests 10 to 120
Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Mansion Wedding, Ilford, Essex

Valentines Mansion offers a stunning setting for planning a special occasion. Located in Ilford, Essex, the Valentines Mansion a Grade II* listed building dating back to 1696, has licensed rooms featuring period furnishing and offer amazing views of the gardens and park. Stunning backdrops, ornate... (Wedding reception Essex)

Starting at £442
Guests 2 to 100
Rayleigh Windmill
Rayleigh Windmill
Unique Wedding Venues, Rayleigh, Essex

Rayleigh Windmill located in Essex is 210+ years old and Grade II listed building, which offers a unique venue for holding weddings and celebrations. Situated next to the Windmill Garden and the historic Rayleigh Mount, the event area boasts beautiful backdrops for wedding photos. Rayleigh Windmill... (Reception venue Essex)

Starting at £200
Capacity 20
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Braxted Park
Braxted Park
Mansion Wedding, Witham, Essex

Braxted Park is a magnificent Georgian mansion that is an icon all over Essex. Still used as a family home, manor house is set in thousands of acres of stunning grounds and parkland. The venue makes an instant impression with a sweeping, torch-lit drive and offers a choice of breath-taking ceremony... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Menus from £100
Capacity 350
Chesterfords Community Centre
Chesterfords Community Centre
Conference Centre, Saffron Walden, Essex

For a wonderfully open and economic venue, Chesterfords Community Centre is certainly a great option. There is ample space for 150 guests here, and you can structure the set up in any way you wish. With high ceiling and plenty of natural light, you can connect rooms and really get the feeling of... (Cheap reception venues Essex)

Starting at £500
Guests 10 to 200
Holiday Inn Basildon
Holiday Inn Basildon
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· Hotel Wedding, Basildon, Essex

The Holiday Inn Basildon offers the most pleasant setting with views of its tranquil gardens and fishing lake. This venue is situated in a quiet suburban setting. It is just a 40 minute drive from Stansted and several kilometres from major routes, making it a conveniently accessible for your wedding... (Top wedding venue Essex)

Menus from £40
Guests 10 to 300
Red Lion Hinxton
Red Lion Hinxton
Restaurant Wedding, Hinxton, Essex

The Red Lion Hinxton has developed a fantastic reputation for offering a wide range of different wedding services at a reasonable and competitive price that simply can't be beaten. A privately owned free house pub restaurant with bed & breakfast accommodation (eight double ensuite) that has resided... (Venue for hire Essex)

Menus from £20
Guests 20 to 200
The Essex Golf & Country Club
The Essex Golf & Country Club
Hotel Wedding, Colchester, Essex

The Essex Golf & Country Club offers two beautiful function suites so you can hold both your civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception here. The stunning grounds provide the perfect back drop for those important wedding photographs. The Wedding Team provide a professional, personal... (Reception venue Essex)

Menus from £45
Guests 30 to 170

Essex Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Essex

Essex in southeast England is one of the most popular spots in the entire country for civil marriages because there are so many wedding venues in Essex that are "approved premises." That means you can host your ceremony and your reception at one venue, which is not only convenient, but also budget-friendly. In Essex, you'll find shopping and spas, as well as plenty of historical sites and Britain's oldest recorded town, Colchester. The natural beauty of Essex draws as many visitors as the urban centers, which regularly play host to celebrities. The wedding venues in Essex are similarly diverse, though many people are married here because they want to celebrate their vows surrounded by the natural beauty of the countryside or in the midst of living history. Want even more options? Then extend your search to include London wedding venues and you're sure to find a venue you adore.

A Wealth of Eclectic Options in the Heart of Essex

The approved premises in Essex include many historic houses, a windmill that's hundreds of years old, an authentic old style cinema, England's tallest Tudor Gatehouse, and even a secret bar. There are also grand castles, including one Norman keep that's nearly a thousand years old. Historic barns abound, and these are outfitted luxuriously for weddings. Of course, couples also choose Essex wedding venues like golf and country clubs, inns, and halls, and even restaurants for those planning smaller weddings. There's something in Essex for every type of bride or groom.

Now you must ask yourself how much you can comfortably spend on your venue. Using a wedding budget planner from the start will make answering that question much easier.

These are the Questions That Will Make Your Choice Easier

Choosing between Essex wedding venues isn't always easy, but if you take a step-by-step approach you'll find the perfect venue in no time. The first thing you'll need to do is research venues to find the ones you like best. Next, reach out to your favourite ones to ask whether they're available on your wedding date. If they're already booked, are you willing to be flexible? Or is your wedding date non-negotiable? From there, you'll need to schedule walk-throughs of each of the available wedding venues.

Finding time for all of these site visits can be tough, but touring wedding venues in Essex will be an important item on your wedding to-do list. Your venue may determine which vendors you can use, how large your wedding guest list can be, and what the look and feel of your celebration will be. Seeing venues in person will also help you make your final decision because these visits are an opportunity to ask lots of questions.

Touring wedding venues can be overwhelming, but it's less stressful when you come prepared with a list of questions for the venue manager or coordinator. You should always ask about packages, prices, when deposits will be due, if you can choose your own vendors, if on-site catering is available, and the venue's cancellation policy. You can also ask about décor options, what's not included in each package, and, in the case of outdoor venues, how they handle bad weather.

From there, ask any other questions you have. The more information you get, the simpler it will be to choose a venue you love in Essex.

Now that you've chosen the perfect Essex wedding venue, it's time to tackle all those other to-dos. For help with everything else, whether you're looking for local wedding providers or setting up your wedding website, WeddingWire has the tools you need.