Venues Reception Only Venue Historic Wedding Reception Venues in Essex
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Historic Wedding Reception Venues in Essex

Discover an eclectic range of castle and historic reception only wedding venues in Essex throughout the list below. From majestic Grade-listed Georgian and Tudor mansions to ancient barns, these impressive buildings encapsulate the atmosphere of a bygone era. From Harlow to Clacton-on-Sea, there are diverse options spanning the county. Take a look below.

Boreham House
Boreham House
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Boreham

A truly outstanding Grade I-listed Georgian mansion and wedding venue, 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 for the evening reception…

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3.39 miles
Channels Essex Barn
Channels Essex Barn
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Chelmsford

Near the small village of Little Waltham, brides and grooms can find the stunning Clifford Estate with two historic buildings, including one of the oldest barn wedding venues Essex has to offer. Available to host your entire day, the venue holds a ceremony licence indoors and out. Enjoy a reception with up to 200 loved ones and make use of the accommodation on site…

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4.35 miles
Braxted Park
Braxted Park
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Witham

This magnificent exclusive-use country house wedding venue is settled in a 500-acre wooded estate in Great Braxted, Essex. Offering indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, this historic Georgian mansion contains numerious suites and wedding facilities such as a Parish church onsite, orangery and garden cottage accommodation with private gardens...

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4.38 miles
Forrester Park Golf & Country Club

Great Totham

Near the coastal town of Maldon, this Essex golf facility presents a beautifully maintained 16th century barn that is the perfect backdrop for a summer wedding. Alongside the lavish clubhouse with its exclusive use suites, the venue offers first-class wedding coordinators. An all-inclusive space, couples can celebrate their ceremony to reception here…

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4.49 miles
The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels

Chelmsford

The Courtyard Suite is ideal for couples looking for a fabulous standalone wedding reception venue in Essex, located outside Little Waltham and part of the amazing Channels Estate. Featuring its stunning principal function room with timber-framed roof space and a flagstone courtyard, it can accommodate up to 150 guests for an evening celebration…

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4.79 miles
Leez Priory
Leez Priory
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Braintree

Bask in the splendour of this Tudor mansion situated near Chelmsford, perfect for splendid nuptials. Leez Priory is one of the most luxurious wedding venues Essex has on offer, benefiting from a peaceful setting and regal décor, resulting in celebrations enveloped in secluded bliss. Enjoy delicious cuisine for your wedding feast and onsite accommodation for your guests...

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7.10 miles
Prested Hall
Prested Hall
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Feering

This Grade II-listed country house caters for intimate gatherings and larger wedding parties. Set in 75-acres of Essex parkland near Feering, and with a maximum capacity of 150 guests, the venue offers a luxurious Orangery and traditional Oak Room accommodating 40 guests for smaller parties. A gazebo and marquee are available on the lawn for summer weddings…

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7.31 miles
Hylands House
Hylands House
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Chelmsford

This sumptuous white stone-built edifice is Grade II-listed, ideal for romantic ceremonies and receptions. Although the mansion boasts 300 years of history, it’s been restored to reflect its Victorian appearance for couples dreaming of a traditional wedding with luxury amenities. Sat in acres of parkland on the edge of Chelmsford it’s a stunning backdrop for photos...

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8.30 miles
Houchins
Houchins
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Colchester

An all-inclusive venue for a countryside wedding, this historic Grade II-listed farmhouse and its modern barn present a self-contained space. Hosting ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests, Houchins offers unique blend of rustic and modern interiors and elegant grounds on the outskirts of Coggeshall. Enjoy accommodation in the historic farmhouse…

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8.68 miles
Crondon Park
Crondon Park
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Stock

Located in the peaceful and secluded Crondon Valley you will find Crondon Park. Charm and character are available by the bucket load with this Tudor barn, complete with oak ship timber exposed beams and Rosewood flooring. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and offering luxurious accommodation for your guests; this Essex venue in picturesque Stock will sweep you off your feet…

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9.42 miles
Barnston Lodge
Barnston Lodge
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Dunmow

This bijou Georgian manor house, nestled in the stunning countryside just south of Great Dunmow makes for an excellent backdrop for outdoor marquee wedding receptions of all shapes and sizes. With stunning gardens and grounds to enjoy including a beautiful lake, brides and grooms can tailor the space to their preferences at this DIY wedding venue…

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9.93 miles
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa
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Stock

Welcoming wedding parties of up to 300 guests, this all-inclusive venue in Stock south of Chelmsford, Essex, provides a tailored service for bespoke nuptials. Equipped with a spa and treatment facilities brides, grooms and guests can unwind before and after the celebrations in the tranquil spaces. Host an indoor or outdoor ceremony before your champagne reception…

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10.06 miles
Maidens Barn
Maidens Barn
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Bishop's Green

This traditional country wedding venue is a Grade II-listed restored barn with scenic gardens nestled in the countryside between Braintree and Bishop’s Stratford. 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 for each wedding couple and their nuptials…

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10.11 miles
Gosfield Hall
Gosfield Hall
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Halstead

Gosfield Hall is a majestic Grade-I listed Tudor country mansion for the stateliest of wedding celebrations. Situated near Braintree, this venue has accommodated royalty in its 500 years of history, but more recently enjoys hosting elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions in Essex. Offering delicious catering and 20 glorious bedrooms, spend your entire day in luxury…

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11.13 miles
The Lawn
The Lawn
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Rochford

A characterful Georgian wedding venue on the outskirts of Rochford, The Lawn is an exclusive use manor house with landscaped gardens for a magical backdrop for nuptials. Licenced for intimate civil ceremonies in the Club Room or impressive chandelier-clad celebrations in the Grand Hall, couples can make use of versatile function spaces…

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13.74 miles
Colville Hall
Colville Hall
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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...

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14.93 miles
BEST WESTERN The Rose & Crown Hotel

Colchester

This splendid 14th century hotel in Essex gives you elements of Roman, Medieval and Tudor architecture to host all parts of your wedding festivities. Positioned by the River Colne close to Colchester’s city centre, you can also hold your nuptials next to the waterside. Choose the antique wood-panelled Oak Room for a ceremony that can host up to 160 wedding guests…

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15.78 miles
Wivenhoe House
Wivenhoe House
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Colchester

Situated on the edge of Wivenhoe Park this atmospheric hotel gives you a Victorian exterior, gorgeous grounds and a variety of rooms to host your wedding. Wivenhoe House situated just outside of Essex’s Colchester houses 120 wedding guests for your ceremony. Make use of the terrace for the drink’s reception showcasing the house’s sunken gardens…

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16.35 miles
Down Hall Country House Hotel

Hatfield Heath

Down Hall Country House Hotel sits gloriously in Hatfield Heath, with its Italian Baroque façade ensures an impeccable wedding setting. The mansion offers exquisite interiors and 110 acres of parkland. Host intimate parties of 30 or large gatherings of 200 for the wedding celebrations. This Essex venue gives you a choice of 19 elegant, character filled rooms…

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16.71 miles
Smeetham Hall Barn
Smeetham Hall Barn
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Sudbury

This Grade II-listed 16th-century barn idyllically set in rolling Essex countryside just outside of Sudbury is a rustic backdrop for elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions. Marvel at the exposed beams and brickwork whilst you enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast before hosting a large reception in an adjoining marquee. Bring your own daytime drinks with no corkage fee...

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18.41 miles
De Rougemont Manor
De Rougemont Manor
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Brentwood

Choose ornate ceilings or a skylight and draping chandeliers to decorate your wedding at De Rougemont Manor. This South Brentwood venue displays a Victorian façade and charming ceremony rooms. Recite your vows in The Garden Lounge with 40 of your loved ones. Bask in the Italian-style garden sipping bubbly during your drink’s reception…

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18.57 miles
That Amazing Place
That Amazing Place
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Harlow

That Amazing Place is nothing less than the name suggests, the Harlow based boutique hotel offers a Grade II-listed manor for your special day. This Essex venue gives you simple sophistication, eight acres of grounds and a gorgeous wedding pavilion. Have 100 guests in the Hall with its high ceilings and large windows. Stay in the luxury Bridal Cottage…

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19.24 miles
Old Brook Barn
Old Brook Barn
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Navestock

This hidden gem is located on 23-acres of stunning countryside in Essex close to Navestock and caters for all-inclusive weddings. Choose to host your ceremony on the glorious grounds which feature a natural brook, a wild meadow and a stunning secret garden. Alternatively choose the barn itself, accommodating 120 ceremony guests and 150 reception guests…

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19.38 miles
Woodhall Manor
Woodhall Manor
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Sutton

This Elizabethan manor offers a unique all-inclusive venue exclusively yours for your wedding day. Located just outside Shottisham, you can hold your ceremony outside in their gorgeous walled garden. Couples can then dine like royalty with 130 loved ones in their grand Ballroom. Allow your guests to stay in the venue’s award-winning accommodation after the celebrations…

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23.27 miles
Botleys Mansion
Botleys Mansion
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Chertsey

Nestled amongst 56-acres of rolling countryside just south of Chertsey, Botleys Mansion is an exclusive use wedding venue. This stunning mansion can host lavish celebrations of up to 500 guests and offers everything you need all under one roof whilst being adorned in beautiful chandeliers. With 12 opulent bedrooms, yourself and your wedding guests can relax in style...

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56.09 miles
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