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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
Boreham
A truly outstanding Grade I-listed Georgian mansion, the prestigious Boreham House can be found in the countryside just outside Chelmsford. Idyllically set within 35 acres of historic grounds and carefully maintained gardens, featuring an awe-inspiring formal lake, Boreham is able to seat up to 300 guests
Channels Essex Barn
Chelmsford
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
Leez Priory
Braintree
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
Feering
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
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
Chelmsford
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...
Houchins
Colchester
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...
The Coach House - Marks Hall Estate
Coggeshall
Nestled within the 250-acre private estate, Marks Hall Gardens and Aboretum, this 18th cenutry Grade II-listed Coach House is available for exclusive-use for your wedding day. Located near the historic market town of Colchester, this rural north Essex venue is civil ceremony licenced inside and out and is a charming space for wedding reception celebrations...
Layer Marney Tower
Colchester
As England's tallest Tudor gatehouse, this historic tower boasts unrivalled views of the Essex coutryside and nearby Blackwater Estuary Nature Reserve. Situated in the heart of the rural village Layer Marney, this ceremony and reception venue offers numerous function rooms and is the perfect location for your countryside wedding...
Newland Hall
Chelmsford
Neighbouring Newland Brook and situated near Essex's only city Chelmsford, Newland Hall is a historic Tudor manor house said to be a luxurious place of retirement for King Henry VIII. Today, the family-run venue is licenced for civil ceremonies and just a stones throw away from St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, accommodating all weddings...
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa
Stock
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
Brandy Hole
Hullbridge
Overlooking the River Crouch, this waterside wedding venue is situated in the village of Hullbridge in the East Essex countryside. Priding themselves on being a friendly, family-run business, the team welcomes brides and grooms to host their civil ceremony and reception celebrations at this unique venue...
Gosfield Hall
Halstead
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!
Rayleigh Windmill
Rayleigh
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
The Old House
Rochford
Dating back to 1270, this medieval building is buried deep within the town of Rochford's history and neighbours the River Roach. Featuring traditional fireplaces and exposed beams, this romantic Essex venue accommodates intimate weddings and is the perfect host for your reception celebration...
Colville Hall
White Roding
A hidden jewel of Essex, this countryside manor lies within an ancient moated site featuring numerous medieval and post medieval barns and structures. Located in White Roding within the historic market town of Dunmow, this civil ceremony licenced wedding venue features a mix of historic buildings and contemporary designs, perfect for your wedding...
Holiday Inn Southend
Southend-on-Sea
Within a short distance of Southend airport and offering easy access from across the South East, 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 - the only one of its kind in the area
BEST WESTERN The Rose & Crown Hotel
Colchester
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
Colchester
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
Blakes Golf Club
Epping
Surrounded by acres of undulated Essex countryside, this golf club wedding venue is rooted in the market village of North Weald, in the beautiful Epping Forest. Offering panoramic views and timeless features, the function suites available provide the perfect backdrop to your bespoke wedding ceremony and reception...
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
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
De Rougemont Manor
Brentwood
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...
Stoke by Nayland
Colchester
A modern and contemporary country resort, Stoke by Nayland is the perfect exclusive retreat settled near to the Saxon county town of Ipswich and the historic town of Colchester. The large glass windows provide open green vistas of their golf course and Deadham Vale, an accredited Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. The perfect space for your nuptials...
That Amazing Place
Harlow
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
Navestock
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
Manor of Groves
Sawbridgeworth
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…
Dove Barn
Groton
Set within the grounds of the historic Grade II-listed building of Castlings Hall, Dove Barn is the ideal rustic country wedding venue. Positioned amongst picturesque Essex countryside consisting of rolling fields, hedgerows and wheatfields, this romantic and secluded venue could host your private ceremony and reception celebrations...
Stifford Hall Hotel
North Stifford
Capable of hosting up to 200 guests, within a short distance of London and situated next to the river Mar Dyke, 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...
Woodhall Manor
Sutton
Located just outside Shottisham in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this Elizabethan manor offers a unique venue exclusively yours for your wedding day. Dine like royalty and host your wedding breakfast in their ballroom. Allow your guests to stay in their award winning accommodation…

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