Location: Essex
Venues Boreham House
Boreham House
  • Superb Grade I-listed Georgian mansion
  • Gorgeous location near Chelmsford, Essex
  • Stunning grounds include a beautiful lake
  • Exclusive events and weddings venue
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 300 guests
  • Grand Marquee for evening reception party
  • In-house catering and coordination team
  • Romantic Bridal Cottage for the newlyweds

With fine views over the Vale of Chelmer, this historic Georgian Grade I-listed mansion presents a sumptuous location in which to celebrate every part of your wedding day. Situated within 35 acres of beautiful lawned gardens featuring 'a handsome piece of water', this splendid manor house makes a perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations with up to 300 guests - or even more!

Boreham House is now operated as a dedicated wedding and events venue, rather than a hotel, so you can rest assured that both their in-house coordination and catering teams will be fully committed to the smooth running of your day. There is even a lovely bridal cottage on offer for brides and grooms looking for a truly luxurious and romantic getaway on their wedding night.

History

The early Georgian manor house, constructed in 1730 for one Benjamin Hoare, Esq, was designed by prominent architects Henry Flitcroft and the renowned Sir James Gibbs - both with prestigious commissions such as Stourhead House in Wiltshire and the famous Radcliffe Camera in Oxford in their portfolios.

The mansion was embellished with a number of fine materials and decorations, including the original staircase from nearby New Hall (Palace of Beaulieu), which was owned by King Henry VIII. Through subsequent centuries, the house has undergone some notable changes, including the addition of grand carriage entrances to the left and right of the façade in the 19th century. Henry Ford noticed the mansion when his train broke down just at the right moment, and purchased the estate before going on to establish one of the world's largest automobile companies!

Facilities

Boreham House has a large capacity, seating up to 300 guests for a formal reception - perfect for Asian and Jewish weddings.

The entirety of the house, from approaching via the impressive avenue of trees, the rectangular lake and the impressive porch, to 24ft high ceilings, original fireplaces and solid oak panelling, plus Henry VIII's magnificent Tudor staircase, is a true delight.

The House

Enjoy your civil wedding ceremony in the Oak Carved Room in the mansion itself, before toasting your health during a drinks reception and sampling delectable canapés. After this is over, you will be invited over to the Pavilion in the gardens for some wonderful photo opportunities and to continue your celebration.

The Pavilion

The wedding breakfast and formal reception are hosted within the permanently erected marquee located in the lovely gardens at Boreham House. Equipped with its beautiful internal draping, proper lighting and external access via concrete path, it allows you to celebrate your special day in the outdoors - but indoors! This space is transformed for your evening reception party too!

Formal Reception Capacity - 300 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 300+ Guests

Catering

Boreham House has its own catering company who maintain a high-standard of delicious cuisine. The team of expert chefs will be more than happy to work with you in order to come up with an excellent meal. Take a little peek at the sample menus here.

Accommodation

There is a dedicated Bridal Cottage for newlyweds with its own sumptuous antique French double bed, full-length mirror, glass dressing table and lots more. The facility also contains a lavish lounge and fully-equipped kitchen. If you spend your wedding night here the charge is £250, or if you would like to simply use the cottage as a base to get ready during the big day, it's £150.

Get in touch with the Boreham House event coordination team via their contact details included below this listing.

Address
Boreham House
Main Road
Boreham
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 3HY

Reviews

  • Mr and Mrs Hopgood – 06/08/2016

    We could not have asked for our wedding day to run any more smoothly it was absolutely perfect in our eyes. Your whole team were fantastic on the wedding day, you kept yourselves in the background but were always there when needed. The food was absolutely delicious and all guests commented on the high quality, compliments to the Chef. Thank-you so much for your kindness, guidance and support in making our special day so memorable. It has been very much appreciated and we will always be grateful that we chose Boreham House as our Wedding Venue.

  • Caroline and Robert - 22/10/2016

    To Roma, Gemma, Natasha and everyone at Boreham House, Thank-you so much for everything you all did to ensure our Wedding Day ran smoothly. From the moment we first saw Boreham House, we knew it was the Venue for us and you all contributed to it being an amazing day. Everyone said how great the food was throughout the day so compliments to the Chef. Thank-you again.

  • Anne - 05/11/2016

    Dear Roma and Boreham House, I wanted to thank-you and all your colleagues for the wonderful day on Saturday 5th November 2016. Both Wills and Kat said it was the best day of their lives, and when I spoke to them today they were still beaming. One cannot ask for more than that! Personally I would like to thank you for your help and understanding in allowing the cake and the cheese tower out earlier than normal.

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