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Forrester Park Golf and Country Club

Forrester Park Golf & Country Club

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Forrester Park Golf & Country Club

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  • 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.


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.


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


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.

Forrester Park Golf and Country Club
Beckingham Road


  • Wendy and Frank - February 2019

    Just want to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Forrester Park. You were all fabulous!! Helpful, friendly, hard working to make our daughter Belle and her husband Grant’s wedding day perfect. Thank you seems too simple !! But we are truly thankful. Belle and Grant said it was the perfect day. Katie you know and do your job so well, we could not have done it without you! Everyone commented how good the venue, food and service was.

  • Mercedes and Jason - August 2019

    We had our wedding here Katie and the team were amazing from start to finish. Food was amazing too - highly recommend.

  • Samantha and Ben - August 2019

    Perfect! I Very highly recommend Forrester Park, they are amazing all round. Could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. Katie the planner and the all the staff were so friendly, happy and lovely. All just very relaxed and professional. The rooms, grounds, etc were perfect and clean. Food was amazingly fantastic, OMG the food. Please, if you are wedding venue hunting go check this place out. Thank you Forrester Park for the perfect wedding day!

  • Sally and Mark - August 2019

    “It was a perfect day thank you.” … “It was a great day. Brilliant venue and lovely staff, food was amazing.” [Susan] … “Fantastic venue, great food, beautiful garden and staff were amazing. We loved every minute.” [Sandra] … “A lovely venue, so chilled and relaxed and lovely food and grounds.” [Clare]

  • Sarah and Ben - August 2019

    The day was more perfect then we could ever have imagined, we had a brilliant day and memories that will last us forever. The only problem was we both want to do it all again.

  • Kerry and Ricky - August 2019

    Katie and her staff went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly and everybody was happy. From start to finish Katie was on hand to answer any questions and in the evening Leo was equally amazing. There are not enough words of thanks. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was so relaxed. Every guest said how lovely it was and how amazing the staff were. I'm pretty sad that it’s all over now. But we will definitely be back for a visit. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making a stressful day a magical day and one we will remember forever.

  • Martin, Father of the Bride, October 2018

    What a fantastic venue for a wedding! My daughter and son-in-law got married in October 2018. Organisation was fantastic, led by Katie, and I could not fault a single thing. Katie’s commitment to making sure the wedding ran really smoothly was above and beyond what we could have expected. I would have no hesitation in recommending the venue, and above all, Katie. Thank you all so much for a wedding that ran to perfection.

  • Tracey and Andrew, September 2018

    Our wedding was truly magical thanks to Katie and all the staff. Katie ensured everything went to plan and was always available to answer any questions. The food was amazing and we have had several comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the food. The wine waiters were constantly topping up glasses at the meal and the whole dinner service was fantastic. Thank you to Katie and all the staff for an unforgettable day.

  • Lesley and Andy, September 2018

    We had a twilight wedding, the staff were great and Katie the wedding planner was excellent. We had a great day and would recommend this venue.

  • Kay, Mother of the Bride, September 2018

    Had my daughter’s wedding in September. It was an outdoor twilight ceremony in a lovely setting. Katie and her team were attentive, efficient and brilliant. It was a wonderful day. Would recommend this venue and Katie’s team to all mothers of the bride!

  • Alisha and Matt, August 2018

    We were so pleased with how well our wedding day went. Katie couldn’t help us enough over the two and a half years we were planning and everything went perfectly. We thank you all at Forresters for all your help on our special day. Couldn’t have asked for better.

  • Becky and John, August 2018

    We had the best day ever, so pleased with everything. Katie coped so professionally with all my questions and queries and we can’t thank you and all the staff enough. The venue was perfect when we arrived and we felt so welcome and comfortable all night. We both highly recommend Forresters to anyone wanting to get married there.

  • Nicole & Dave, August 2018

    We just want to say a huge thank you for all your help with our wedding preparations. We had such a fantastic evening. The team at Forresters are amazing and the food was delicious. Our guests had a great time!

  • Kathleen and Daniel, August 2018

    Just want to say a big thank you to Katie and the whole team for making our wedding day so special and perfect. Katie answered every question and made it so easy to make our wedding amazing. It was everything I had dreamed. Beautiful venue, gorgeous food and friendly staff. Couldn’t thank Forrester Park enough for our gorgeous day.

  • Hazel and Jeff, August 2018

    Thank you for a wonderful day, as expected: super service, super organisation and fantastic staff. Nothing was a problem! My parents commented on how wonderful the venue was and your professionalism.

  • Jools and Steve, August 2018

    Thank you for everything you and the team there did for us, it was a lovely day!

  • 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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