Location: Essex
Venues Maidens Barn
Maidens Barn
  • Immaculately renovated country barn
  • Set in lovely gardens and grounds
  • Licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies
  • Perfect for both intimate and larger parties
  • Wedding arbour for outdoor ceremonies
  • In-house chef, hospitality team and DJ
  • Graduated packages to suit every couple
  • Hideaway cottage for the bride and groom
  • All-inclusive weddings for up to 200 guests

Combining the beauty and simplicity of a country venue with all the luxuries of modern living, this immaculate wedding barn and its adjoining gardens in Essex is a splendour to behold. Hosting civil wedding ceremonies, formal receptions and evening parties taking place in both indoor and outdoor facilities, a great pride is taken in its warm and personal service to each bride and groom.

As a Grade II-listed building, the barn retains an authentic and visually pleasing aesthetic that is designed to provide the ideal setting for a country wedding in traditional style, regardless of the intended overall theme or size. A comprehensive range of good local suppliers, from florists to photographers and including various accommodation, is available through their main website.

About

Originally used as a storage facility for the proprietors' farm, little can be ascertained as to the earlier history of the barn. However, we can be certain that the surviving building on the present site dates back at least two centuries to a construction date of 1806.

Maidens Barn's renaissance can be credited to current owners Katherine and Clive Matthews, who turned the once dilapidated shell into the stunning wedding venue that stands today, which has proudly served brides and grooms for the past twelve years.

Facilities

The older and grander of the licensed spaces is the Elm Barn. With its vaulted ceiling and expansive open areas, this building is especially suited to wedding breakfasts and informal evening celebrations. The Oak Barn is resplendent as the new addition - an ideal wedding ceremony room, light and airy with a splendid view out across to the scenic oak tree in the adjacent gardens.

For summer celebrations, there is also a wedding arbour set in the decorative gardens, designed to present the picture-perfect, idyllic and romantic setting for any outdoor wedding ceremony.

All these available rooms are designed to cater for both intimate and larger wedding parties, with exclusive access throughout the entire wedding day. Additionally, the venue now features its own in-house DJ for couples planning a good evening's celebration.

Maximum capacity for each of the above facilities is as follows:-

Elm Barn (Ceremony, Breakfast, Evening Reception) - 200

Oak Barn (Ceremony, Informal Evening Reception) - 200

Wedding Arbour (Outdoor Civil Wedding Ceremony) - 200

Catering And Accommodation

The in-house chef and catering team at Maidens Barn produce and serve up the finest dishes from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Couples will be invited to one of the venue's tasting evenings, when you can choose the best fare for your wedding.

Graduated catering packages allow their range of menus to offer increasingly elaborate and mouthwatering dishes, depending on your personal preference. The conventional wedding breakfast can be shelved in favour of a more informal barbecue or a hog-roast, and a buffet can be provided for the evening festivities.

All items such as china, table linen, napkins and cutlery will be included, as well as waiting staff and your wedding coordinator.

Accommodation

The charmingly romantic Hideaway Cottage is available to hire in addition to your event at Maidens Barn. Hidden nearby in the surrounding countryside, this beautiful cottage is reserved for the lucky couple only, featuring its own lounge area, a king-size bed and a kitchenette with all the makings for a delicious breakfast.

For more information on facilities and package price, either consult their main site or click on 'Make An Enquiry' above.

Address
Maidens Barn
Pleshey
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 1HU

Reviews

  • Charlotte and Richard - 12/11/2016

    Thank you for everything you have done for us. Our day was superb with all guests saying what a beautiful venue it is and how wonderful the food was. All our guests felt welcome and I’m sure catering for 110 day guests is far from easy! Our day was topped off by staying in the beautiful honeymoon cottage. It was the perfect way to end our day! Thank you once again for everything.

  • Heather and Sam - 24/09/2016

    To the wonderful people at Maidens Barn,

    Your venue was incredible and your staff were outstanding. You have made an amazing memory that we will cherish forever. We know that having our special day at your venue was the best decision we could have made. Once again your staff have been such a delight, thank you.

    Mr & Mrs Fox

  • Jamie-Leigh and Christopher - 04/2016

    We would like to say the biggest thank you for making our day so special! It was flawless. Your kindness and expertise were second to none. The meal and evening food were delicious; we couldn't have asked for a better day!

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