Location: Essex
Venues Forrester Park Golf and Country Club
Forrester Park Golf and Country Club
  • Luxury wedding venue in rural Essex
  • Country club and golf course
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Formal receptions for up to 120 guests
  • Evening parties for up to 200 guests
  • Can combine suites for larger weddings
  • All-inclusive venue hire, exclusive access
  • Tailored menus from superb catering team
  • Flexible packages to meet individual needs

A bespoke country clubhouse serving a sweeping 18-hole golf course, this Essex venue hosts receptions for up to 200 and is licensed for civil ceremonies. Traditional in its appearance, yet displaying an easy professionalism that comes from providing wedding hospitality for over 30 years, Forrester Park presents anything from small, intimate celebrations to enormous parties.

Providing exclusive access and hire for wedding suites and the clubhouse after 7pm, the events team can give comprehensive quotes for Forrester Park, with the possibility for reduced rates dependent on date and circumstance. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team via the contact details provided here on the listing. The venue can readily tailor the overall package to the size, budget and needs of each individual wedding, and allows for plenty of useful flexibility when planning your big day.

History

The clubhouse was originally a 16th-century barn when Mary Muir moved into the property with young son Douglas in 1932. 25 years later Douglas realised the newly booming popularity of golfing, and decided to turn the extensive grounds of their home into the course it is today, albeit with a few homemade improvisations. Victoria plum tins were utilised as hole-cups, homemade flags were sewn and attached to bamboo shoots, and blind war veterans were employed to make the tee-mats.

Since their first wedding reception in 1981, the course and club has witnessed its fair share of sentimental memories. That first couple who tied the knot back in 1981 held their pearl wedding anniversary celebration in 2011, and in 2008 a senior member of 30 years standing married his childhood sweetheart - at the tender age of 86! Today the house remains in the trustworthy hands of younger generations of the Muir family, who maintain Forrester Park's longstanding heritage and flawless reputation.

Facilities

The Forrester Suite

The showcase Forrester Suite is equipped with its own private bar, dancefloor and cloakrooms, and is available for exclusive hire. It will hold over a hundred guests, and is Forrester Park's premier location for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Combined With Clubhouse - 200 Guests

The Clubhouse

With its high vaulted ceiling, oak-beamed bar and French doors which open out onto the Park's beautiful gardens and grounds, the Clubhouse seats 60 for a wedding breakfast, and combined with The Forrester Suite is an ideal venue for a bigger, informal evening party. It can be hired for your exclusive use after 7pm.

Formal Reception Capacity - 60 Guests
Combined With Forrester - 200 Guests

The Willow Room

A secluded section of the Clubhouse itself, this room presents the perfect place for a gathering of the family and close friends.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 14 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 14 Guests

The Oak Room

For your exclusive access on your wedding day, this charming, elegant suite is another ideal spot for more intimate weddings.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 20 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 20 Guests

Marquee Hire

If you fancy a leisurely, unhurried wedding breakfast and party on the Millennium Lawn beside the landscaped gardens, then a marquee of suitable dimensions can be arranged for daily hire.

Formal Reception Capacity - 150 Guests

Catering

The chef team at Forrester Park presents an extensive variety of dishes ranging from starters through to desserts for you to choose from, and you can create your ideal wedding breakfast menu from those choices. This allows the cuisine on the day to be tailored to both the tastes and budget of the wedding party.

For more information on Forrester Park, either visit their main website or click through the enquiry options below.

Address
Forrester Park Golf and Country Club
Beckingham Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 8EA

Reviews

  • Malcolm Woolston, July 2017

    Forrester Park is an incredibly scenic and welcoming venue for a wedding. The outside location for the service feels very private and cosy. The reception room again is very intimate but can easily host a party of 80.

    Now for what makes this venue stand out from the rest. The staff are excellent and cannot do enough to make your day one to remember. Katie who handles the whole process from start to finish seems to be on hand 24/7 and conducts the day of the event in a cool calm way that puts the parties minds to rest. She is an absolute diamond.

  • Harriet and Lee, June 2017

    Lee and I just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging our amazing wedding day on Saturday. It went like clockwork from start to finish and we both enjoyed it from start to finish. Please tell the chef the food was excellent along with the service.

    Please also thank Jean and the Croquet team for making us all feel so welcome and for their refreshments, unique walk under the croquet mallet arch experience and their tuition and patience with us all. Their efforts helped make the day a unique wedding to remember for us all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Mandi and Scott, June 2017

    We got married at Forrester Park on Friday. Our day was absolutely perfect, couldn't have gone any better and we had the most amazing wedding day. The staff were all fantastic, especially Katie who has been there to answer any questions since before we even booked our wedding, who reassured us (me!) that everything would be fine. The grounds are beautiful, the outdoor ceremony area is stunning. We would definitely recommend Forrester Park to anyone looking for the perfect venue for their wedding day. Thank you so much for helping to make our day everything we dreamed of!

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