Location: Essex
Venues Mulberry House
Mulberry House
  • Historic country estate in High Ongar
  • Grade II-listed redbrick Georgian house
  • Licensed to host civil weddings
  • Ceremonies with up to 120 guests
  • Formal receptions for up to 120
  • Gorgeous landscaped grounds with a lake
  • Excellent in-house catering team
  • Marquee reception parties for 150
  • Special all-inclusive packages from £4500

Situated within 22 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, including a lake with its own little island accessed via an arched footbridge, this beautiful red-brick Georgian house is capable of hosting fantastic wedding days all year round. The family-run country house hotel, licensed for civil ceremonies, seats up to 120 guests and can accommodate receptions of the same size.

Mulberry House presents a striking fusion of classical Georgian architecture and interiors with a contemporary, fresh twist. Take advantage of the house's stunning grounds, as expert in-house catering and wedding coordination teams supervise the smooth running of your big day, then enjoy luxurious bedrooms which are able to sleep up to 30 guests, plus a stunning bridal suite!

History

Mulberry House and its stables and cottages are all Grade II-listed, with the red-bricked main house boasting centuries of history. The house was built in 1767 on top of a pre-existing Tudor site for a local squire named Edward Earle. A variety of rare trees (150+ years old) were planted on the site, including the amazing mulberry from which the house derives its name.

Today Mulberry House is operated as an events venue, but still probably looks much like it did all those years ago, its stunning red brickwork and imposing classical portico, showcasing Doric columns, pilasters and frieze, welcoming visitors all year round.

Facilities

Main House

The main house, with its high ceilings and sweeping staircase, presents the perfect environment in which to hold a drinks and canapés reception before moving on into the principal function room to enjoy your wedding breakfast and formal celebration.

Mulberry Suite

Located just off the main house, this dedicated function room retains all the stylish charm of its more historic neighbour, with a rustic exposed-beam ceiling and wooden panelling featuring throughout. All of the major events of the day can take place in this suite, with space for up to 120 guests for ceremonies and receptions, and then a larger number still for evening parties.

The bar is adjacent to the suite for your guests' convenience.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - By Arrangement

Cedar Room

This room is a partitioned section of the larger Mulberry Suite. It is perfect for hosting ceremonies as it offers a more intimate separate space which then re-connects to the reception room.

Garden Room

As you might expect, the Garden Room overlooks the stunning gardens, and makes a great location for lovely civil ceremonies thanks to its abundant natural lighting. If organising a smaller event, you can also choose to host your formal reception here.

Mulberry Marquee

This permanent marquee caters for parties up to 150 guests.

Catering And Accommodation

Wedding cuisine is provided by Mulberry House's in-house catering team, who run the hotel's restaurant for guests and non-residents all year round. They are more than capable of serving a large number of guests delightful dishes, canapés and other celebratory treats such as summer picnic nibbles.

Accommodation

Up to 30 guests can be accommodated in Mulberry House's lovely bedrooms. You can select from recently refurbished chambers in the historic main house, or choose the modern courtyard rooms. Mulberry House also has a stunning bridal suite, called Tresco (named after the Scilly Isle) with its own canopied oak bed, sunken bathroom and views over the lake.

Room service is available most of the day. Dogs are welcome too - a dedicated dog-walking area has recently been added.

Special Offers

The hotel currently offer a few seasonal packages, including:-

Winter Package from £4500

Summer Package from £5950

Luxury Winter Package from £5999

Get in touch with the helpful Mulberry House events team by clicking on some of the contact details above or below.

Address
Mulberry House
Chelmsford Road
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9NL

Reviews

  • Happy Bride - 11/2016

    Hi Stephanie, Nicola, and Georgia, Thank you all so much, we had the most amazing day and that was down to you all. Can I just say that Georgia did the most amazing job of decorating the room and it was so much better than I could ever have imagined - it was like she read my mind? You were all so friendly, welcoming and treated us like family on our day and I cannot thank you all enough for that.

    You honestly have such a brilliant team of people working there and I am so so pleased we booked to have our wedding day with you. We are most definitely coming back to you for our 1st anniversary!! Thank you, Nicola, for accommodating all our changes and making sure it went smoothly, you never made it seem like a hassle.

    Sorry to go on, but honestly you were all great and should be proud of yourselves.

    Thank you so much again.

  • Jane and Ron - 29/12/2016

    We had the most perfect wedding day ever - and this was definitely down to all the hard work that yourself and all the rest of the staff put in on the run up to the day and the day itself. We couldn't be more happy with the day. Thank you so much. Honestly - it's hard to write how perfect Mulberry House is and all the staff in a short paragraph - it just doesn't allow it justice! Thank you so much again.

  • Gina Buckley - 28/01/2017

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work and attention to detail that you put into the wedding. The whole experience was absolutely perfect we wouldn't have changed a thing.

    All of the staff we encountered were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

    We had a fantastic time which will be in our hearts and memories forever.

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