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Great Dunmow Maltings
  • Historic North Essex wedding venue
  • Traditional Malt House and museum
  • Grade II*-listed 16th-century building
  • Located in centre of Great Dunmow
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Ceremony capacity 60 guests
  • Intimate wedding breakfasts, receptions
  • Walled garden for drinks reception, photos
  • Marquee possible for garden reception

Located in the heart of Great Dunmow, in the Uttlesford District of North Essex, this historic and integral feature of the ancient market town is currently hosting civil marriage and partnership ceremonies and intimate wedding receptions. Where better to get married than in this 16th-century malthouse and museum?

The Maltings is able to host ample-sized ceremonies with up to 60 guests under the fascinating oak-beamed roof of the Barley Room, followed by intimate wedding breakfasts and reception parties in the adjacent Resource Room. There is even outdoor garden space and the glass-floored Kiln Room to host canapés and drinks receptions. The hard-working events team at Great Dunmow Maltings are extremely flexible, and will do everything they can to ensure that all of your needs and wishes are met.


The Great Dunmow Maltings is a fully functioning museum, so it should come as no surprise that there's an impressive legacy of history under the timbered roof of this fascinating building.

Used to dry partly-germinated wheat grain for brewing beer or distilling whisky, there was a time when almost every village in England had a malthouse. Of course, industry came along and revolutionised such processes, so the Great Dunmow Maltings, along with only a handful of other examples, is a rare survivor.

Parts of the splendid old building date back to the early 1500s, with a number of restorations helping to preserve the original fabric. Today the Maltings is an interesting little museum, one of 4% of Grade II-listed buildings with an additional star-rating.


Barley Room

The primary ceremony space, with its traditional beamed roof, can be arranged with stunning flowers and background music.

Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests

Resource Room

Conveniently adjacent to the Barley Room, this space can host intimate formal meals or even drinks receptions. It is similar in capacity, appearance or general ambience to the Barley Room.

Reception Capacity - 60 Guests

Private Walled Garden

After your ceremony, you can wander into the Maltings' private and secluded walled garden for drinks, canapés and photos! Couples wishing their guests to enjoy the space without worry of capricious weather have even set up small marquees here.


If you decide to host an intimate reception at the Maltings, you can hire the Resource Room at an additional charge. There is a small kitchen available too, and the event team can readily recommend excellent local caterers serving delicious cuisine.

Dunmow Maltings and Museum
Mill Lane
Great Dunmow


  • Nichola - 27/01/2016

    Great venue. Easy to deal with. Helped to make our wedding day relaxed and the amazing day it was. Highly recommend.

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