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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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... (Wedding 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... (Wedding receptions 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... (Wedding venues Essex)

Menus from £20
Guests 20 to 200
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Holiday Inn Southend
Holiday Inn Southend
Hotel Wedding, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The Holiday Inn Southend is a modern style 4 star hotel venue located in Essex. The hotel is ideal for booking wedding celebrations and can incorporate the ceremony, wedding breakfast, evening entertainment and overnight accommodation all in one location. The hotel is very spacious and offers the... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Menus from £25
Guests 10 to 175
Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea
Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea
Hotel Wedding, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

The regal Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea hotel provides a scenic stay in the popular seaside resort town; a 6-minute walk takes you to hotspots like Adventure Island and Southend Pier, the town’s major landmark; beach and cultural enthusiasts appreciate their 137 stylish hotel rooms,... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Menus from £43
Guests 1 to 200
Channels Estate
Channels Estate
Wedding Barns, Chelmsford, Essex

The beautiful parkland estate located close to the picturesque village of Little Waltham near Chelmsford is the perfect place to eat, drink and celebrate. With not one, but two distinct locations, Channels on the east and Little Channels on the west of the estate and a team of staff that pride... (Wedding reception Essex)

Menus from £50
Guests 30 to 200
The Warren Estate
The Warren Estate
Wedding Barns, Maldon, Essex

A beautiful deer park turned into an elegant wedding venue that is The Warren Estate for you. Widely popular as one of the most picturesque venues in Essex, this expansive property is ideal for any type of special event, be it a small private party or a big wedding. A licensed venue for holding... (Wedding venue Essex)

Menus from £80
Guests 40 to 150
Galvin Green Man
Galvin Green Man
Restaurant Wedding, Great Waltham, Essex

There is something very special about Galvin Green Man. It’s not just because it one of the oldest pubs in Essex and has the character and magical atmosphere to prove it. From an intimate celebration of a few family and friends to a more grand banqueting style celebration, Galvin Green Man know how... (Wedding receptions Essex)

Menus from £45
Guests 60 to 150
The Sandbank Restaurant
The Sandbank Restaurant
Restaurant Wedding, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Featured in the Michelin guide, the Sunday Times Top 250 restaurants and also in the Harden’s UK Restaurant Guide, The Sandbank Restaurant is the proud owner of many accolades and awards. It combines a beautiful venue with high ceilings and stunning details, an amazing menu with innovative concepts... (Wedding reception Essex)

The Chichester Hotel
The Chichester Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Wickford, Essex

Located in Wickford, Essex, The Chichester Hotel is a historic hotel that specialises in creating wonderful weddings and other special events. This venue is known as a preferred wedding destination for soon-to-be-married couples and has licensed ceremony space and lovely reception spaces so you can... (Wedding venues Essex)

Menus from £40
Guests 40 to 160
Ivy Hill Hotel
Ivy Hill Hotel
Hotel Wedding, Chelmsford, Essex

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for considering the Ivy Hill Hotel for your very special day. You and your guests will absolutely love all the romantic surroundings and the helpful team will make sure you have one of the best days of your entire life. You will be offered... (Wedding venues Essex)

Menus from £65
Guests 10 to 220
Reids Restaurant
Reids Restaurant
Restaurant Wedding, Billericay, Essex

Reuds Restaurant, based in Billericay, has developed a fantastic reputation for offering high-quality food, excellent value and a professional service which will leave you asking for more. The head chef has a huge amount of experience preparing a wide variety of dishes using only the best and... (Cheap reception venues Essex)

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.