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Venues Ceremony Licensed Wedding Venues in Essex

Ceremony Licensed Wedding Venues in Essex

This category includes a beautiful selection of venues which will host legally-recognised standalone civil ceremonies if required. A great alternative to religious weddings, get married in one of these Essex ceremony venues. Just click a shortlisting which interests you to find out more.

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Boreham House
A truly outstanding Grade I-listed Georgian mansion, the prestigious Boreham House can be found just outside Chelmsford…
Cressing Temple Barn
Celebrate your marriage in the oldest standing timber-framed barn in the world! Located not far from Braintree in Essex, the intimate 1220 structure, together with its neighbouring Tudor garden, are both licensed to host ceremonies, making this building ideal for historic weddings in Essex...
Channels Essex Barn
Near the small village of Little Waltham, you can find the stunning Clifford Estate with two astounding historic buildings, including one of the oldest barn wedding venues Essex has to offer, which can host your entire day, as they retain a civil ceremony licence and present plenty of accommodation on site
Forrester Park Golf & Country Club
Great Totham
Near the coastal town of Maldon, this Essex golf facility presents a beautifully maintained exterior that is perfect for a summer celebration. Alongside the lavish clubhouse with suites available for exclusive use, the venue gives comprehensive quotes along with first-class service for weddings and receptions
Crabbs Barn
Nestled in the stunning Essex countryside outside Kelvedon, this idyllic and isolated premier wedding venue is offering its outstanding 15th-century barn and gardens exclusively for your big day, licensed to host a civil marriage or partnership ceremony and able to cater for up to 120 guests for a reception
Leez Priory
Bask in the splendour of this Tudor mansion which is situated near Chelmsford. Looking for the most luxurious unique wedding venues in Essex? Leez Priory benefits from its peaceful setting, meaning celebrations can be enjoyed here in secluded bliss. With delicious cuisine and lots of accommodation...
Prested Hall
Within easy reach of transport links, set in 75 acres of Essex parkland and with a maximum capacity of 150 guests, this Grade II-listed country house is luxurious and comfortable, offering a wide range of packages - a more than capable and well-established venue for wedding celebrations of any size
The Compasses at Pattiswick
Based in the beautiful North Essex countryside, The Compasses at Pattiswick is an exclusive-use venue that can be hired for weddings and private events…
Hylands House
This lavish white stone-built edifice is Grade II*-listed and is ideal for ceremonies and receptions. Although the house can boast 300 years of history, it has been restored to reflect its appearance in early Victorian times, making it perfect for couples wanting to plan a traditional wedding in Essex...
This historic Grade II*-listed farmhouse and its modern barn together present a self-contained, all-inclusive place in which to host a perfect day. Able to host ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests, Houchins offers a funky experience, and is truly a wedding venue Essex can be proud of...
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester
Tolleshunt Knights
Whether you’re planning a grand reception for up to 2000 guests or an intimate ceremony for 20, the Crowne Plaza Resort is a breathtaking venue to match your special day. Choose from flexible leisure, accommodation and spa package selections for an experience that is as luxurious as it is peaceful
In the countryside between Colchester and Cambridge lies one of the best wedding venues in Essex, a specialist outfit with over 20 years of experience in hosting high-quality ceremonies and receptions. With splendid in-house catering and accommodation, all aspects of your wedding day can be covered
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa
Welcoming wedding parties with up to 150 guests, equipped with a spa, treatment facilities and gym alongside hospitality suites and refurbished accommodation, this Essex country hotel is guaranteed to mix relaxation into a happy and memorable day, with tailored catering and package options to match
Maidens Barn
Bishop's Green
Nestled in the Essex countryside, this Grade II-listed restored barn set in lovely gardens is one of the finest wedding venues in Essex. With a multitude of facilities, catering options, and their own in-house chef and DJ, the proprietors always seek to present a warm, personal service to each wedding couple
Gosfield Hall
Gosfield Hall is an utterly majestic Grade-I listed Tudor country mansion near Braintree. The house has accommodated royalty in its 500 years of history, but recently enjoys hosting elegant ceremonies and receptions, offering delicious catering and 20 glorious bedrooms. Spend your entire day in luxury!
The Rayleigh Club
The Rayleigh Club is located within 300 acres of English parkland on Hullbridge Road, Essex. It has earned a reputation as one of the finest wedding venues in the south east offering the Ruby Suite for ceremonies and two beautiful reception suites, in-house catering and eight luxury rooms...
Great Dunmow Maltings
Part of the fabric of the ancient market town of Great Dunmow, this Grade II*-listed malthouse and museum opens its doors to couples looking for a unique ceremony with up to 60 guests and a suitable space for drinks and canapés. If you are seeking out the cheap wedding venues Essex has to provide...
Rayleigh Windmill
Located in Rayleigh, Essex, this landmark windmill boasts a 200-year history and is available for small ceremonies with up to 20 guests. With its beautiful backdrop perfect for stunning wedding photos, any Rayleigh Windmill ceremony is timelessly romantic, followed by a reception in the adjacent arts centre
Creeksea Place
Set in 35 acres of beautiful Essex countryside, this hidden gem is a mesmerising family-run Tudor country house. A picturesque location for fairy-tale weddings with a walled garden, natural lakes, traditional ceremony rooms and delicious in-house catering…
Reids Billericay
Reids Billericay is well-equipped to accommodate fresh, contemporary, exciting wedding ceremonies and receptions. With a selection of rooms available for hire, including the restaurant and the principal function room, Reids Billericay is the ideal place for an entertaining contemporary wedding in Essex...
Royal Burnham Yacht Club
Royal Burnham Yacht Club is located on the banks of the River Crouch in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex and is available for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions overlooking the water. The riverside venue offers an abundance of panoramic views from the comfort of nautically-themed function rooms
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Nestled on the picturesque waterfront of Burnham-on-Crouch, this Grade II*-listed edifice offers lovely riverside views to enhance your wedding ceremony or reception. Perfect for couples looking for small wedding venues in Essex, with a vibrant, alternative feel and room capacities ranging from 20 to 120
Mulberry House
Cosily nestled in the lovely Essex countryside surrounding High Ongar, west of Chelmsford, this plush country house and hotel hosts resplendent ceremonies and reception parties of all shapes and sizes. Seating up to 120 for such formalities, your guests can also enjoy the 22 acres of landscaped garden
Hedingham Castle
One of Essex's secret treasures, this castle in Hedingham, near Braintree, offers couples looking for the best unusual wedding venues Essex has, a timelessly romantic place to be married. With a grand banqueting hall available for ceremonies and the option to host your reception either in the marquee or in the castle itself, any wedding will be truly unforgettable...
Colchester Town Hall
A magnificent and unique civic building right in the centre of the Essex town of Colchester this venue is available for ceremonies and receptions of all sizes. The stunning venue reflects the town's complex history through its majestic late Victorian Baroque architecture and beautiful artwork...
Holiday Inn Southend
This luxury venue features several reception suites able to accommodate weddings of up to 175 guests as well as a rooftop restaurant for formal meals or evening festivities...
BEST WESTERN The Rose & Crown Hotel
This Grade II-listed hotel in Colchester is perfect for hosting parties of all sizes. With its own coordinator, function rooms, luxurious budget-friendly accommodation available and historic 14th-century architecture, this wedding venue in Essex is unique both in its aesthetic and in its hospitality...
Wivenhoe House
Set proudly on the edge of Wivenhoe Park and the University of Essex campus, this renowned 4-star luxury hotel opens its historic doors to couples looking to host their wedding ceremony or reception in a totally unique space, with over 40 bedrooms available in either the main house or the garden wing
Down Hall Country House Hotel
Hatfield Heath
A Grade II*-listed country house that caters for celebrations of all sizes, with a dedicated coordinator, in-house chefs, comprehensive packages and a wealth of entertainment at your disposal, Down Hall is arguably the most idyllic wedding venue Essex can offer, with lovely views over the countryside too
The Halfway House
The Halfway House is the perfect place for your glamorous celebrations. Located near Brentwood the bar and restaurant are ideal for glitzy receptions and vibrant evening parties. With outstanding dining options and a flawlessly decorated interior, it's a superb venue for hosting dreamy weddings in Essex
Warley Park Golf Club
Little Warley
On the edge of the charming village of Little Warley is Warley Park Golf Club. In an ideal location close to the M25, the club presents a scenic, rural yet easily accessible setting for a romantic wedding celebration, and is certainly one of the more cost-effective wedding venues Essex can offer...
Elsenham Golf and Leisure
Elsenham Golf and Leisure is located in the North of the county, set amidst the glorious rolling Essex countryside near Bishops Stortford. Licensed to host civil ceremonies, the Leisure Club is available for standard, all-inclusive and bespoke wedding packages, with the flexibility to meet your specific needs
Smeetham Hall Barn
Set within rolling countryside, this Grade II-listed, 16th century barn is the perfect place for rustic, yet elegant wedding ceremonies and/or receptions. Exposed timber beams line the ceiling of the barn and a stunning lake greets you as you enter the grounds…
De Rougemont Manor
Extensively and refurbished in recent times, this Essex venue caters for wedding parties of up to 250. Equipped with all the modern amenities you might expect or need within one charming location, along with accessible transport links and a wealth of services through the hotel's experienced family of staff
That Amazing Place
This intimate Grade II-listed country getaway is tranquil and isolated yet accessible and conveniently located, and stands out as one of the more unusual wedding venues Essex has to offer, designed to present a perfect destination for discerning city-based couples planning a traditional country wedding
Old Brook Barn
This hidden gem is located in 23 acres of stunning Essex countryside in Navestock. Choose to host your ceremony in the glorious grounds which feature a natural brook, willow trees, wild meadow and secret garden, or in the barn itself, which can also accommodate up to 150 for a charming reception
Park Inn by Radisson Harlow
Capable of hosting up to 200 guests, within a short distance of both the M11 motorway and London, this Essex venue offers a wide-ranging selection of rooms in which to enjoy your dream wedding. Also featuring leisure facilities and luxury bedrooms, this is an ideal location for any ceremony or reception
Manor of Groves
Located in Hertfordshire conveniently close to Stansted Airport, the Manor of Groves Hotel offers all-inclusive weddings for up to 500 guests, as well as spa facilities and a golf course. With 80 guest bedrooms and a variety of wedding packages, the Manor of Groves is an extremely versatile venue…
Sturmer Hall Hotel and Conference Venue
Sturmer Hall Hotel is located on the borders of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk just outside Haverhill. It is an elegant venue set within 50 acres of glorious gardens. Offering a range of ceremony options from their 12th century church, lakeside pavilion, garden gazebo or their music room...
Parklands Quendon Hall
Close to the Hertfordshire border, this grand country estate presents top-tier accommodation, a team of expert wedding planners and a series of onsite locations which host some of the finest Essex weddings. Offering bespoke packages and additional features to optimise your day, this is one of the county's finest...
Jaywick Martello Tower
Here's a rare chance to marry in a Napoleonic watchtower presented by Jaywick Martello Tower near Clacton-on-Sea. Undoubtedly one of the most historic Essex wedding venues currently available, the coastal setting of this sturdy 200-year old edifice provides you with superb photographic opportunities
Park Inn by Radisson Thurrock
North Stifford
This elegant hotel boast the charm and grace of an 18th century Georgian Manor house. Set within 6 acres of gardens, the hotel provides a lovely retreat in the Essex countryside and an idyllic wedding venue. Hosting only one wedding per day, we have 3 banqueting suites to choose from to tailor to your taste or theme.
Woodhall Manor
Located just outside Shottisham in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this ideally located Elizabethan manor house offers a wealth of atmosphere, photo opportunities and fantastic surroundings for ceremonies and receptions of up to 130, a number of rooms and a cottage...
Thurrock Hotel
North Stifford
Located on the edge of Grays in Essex, this contemporary hotel offers a range of facilities for couples looking for practical and cost-effective places to get married, being one of the more reasonably cheap wedding venues in Essex, licensed for civil ceremonies, capable of hosting 250 guests for receptions
Springfield Marquee
Located in Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex, close to the coast, Springfield Marquee is an outdoor marquee wedding venue set within beautiful gardens overlooking the Thames estuary. Able to accommodate up to 120 guests, this all-inclusive venue is perfect for a summer wedding...
The Kingscliff Hotel
The Kingscliff Hotel is a romantic, 1930s seaside hotel on the Essex coastline of Holland on Sea. It was recently renovated in 2013 and offers a beautiful, spacious function room, picturesque sea views with in-house catering and accommodation...
The Crown House Hotel
Great Chesterford
Located in the ancient village of Great Chesterford, just north of Saffron Walden, this privately-owned, family-run hotel dates back to the Tudor period. Licensed to host civil ceremonies, The Crown House offers plenty of space for medium-sized all-inclusive wedding celebrations, plus 18 ensuite bedrooms

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