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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower

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Layer Marney Tower

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  • Historical and beautiful Essex venue
  • Tudor gatehouse built during Henry VIII's reign
  • Several stunning rooms to choose between
  • Lawns available for drinks receptions during summer
  • Over 20 years' experience working with weddings
  • Dedicated catering and events team
  • Use of beautiful honeymoon suite available
  • Use of 1931 Rolls Royce included with hire

A stunning and historical building built during the Tudor period and boasting exceptional views of the surrounding Essex countryside.

The venue is able to host every aspect of your big day, from the ceremony right up to breakfast the following day. Their talented team can support you every step of the way.


As England's tallest Tudor gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower boasts breath-taking views of the surrounding Essex countryside, including the River Blackwater.

The tower was built during the reign of Henry VIII and has been welcoming visitors for the past 500 years. As well as an exceptional venue, the tower currently serves as a family home, owned by the Charrington family.

The hall has 20 years' of wedding experience and a dedicated wedding coordinator, keen to help your big day run smoothly.


The Corsellis Room

The stunningly attractive room gives your wedding an enchanting historical feel, with beautiful mulberry wall hangings, mahogany furnishings and its original wooden beams.

Ceremony capacity - 120 guests

Tuke's Chamber

Tuke's Chamber adjoins to the Corsellis Room, providing a perfect space for smaller ceremonies.

Ceremony capacity - 40 guests

The Hall

Ideal for intimate, romantic celebrations of your closest friends and family, the Hall sits at the very base of the tower.

Ceremony capacity - 18 guests

The Long Gallery

A room that exemplifies luxury, The Long Gallery is the perfect place to kick off your celebrations, amidst glittering chandeliers, fine tapestries and an authentic Jacobean fireplace.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 140 guests

Reception capacity - 200 guests


The Tower's talented team of in-house caterers, Bouquet Garni will work with you to create your dream wedding banquet - whether that's a sit down meal or an informal barbeque.

The team also boast a stylish Citroen H Van, as an incredible alternative to a reception buffet, serving street food to your evening guests.


Aside from the romantic honeymoon suite, the Tower cannot provide overnight accommodation however there are a variety of nearby hotels and, for the more adventurous guests, opportunities for 'glamping' in the Tower's grounds.


Included in your hire of the venue comes use of the Tower's Honeymoon suite - from 1pm until 11am the following day, when you will be treated to a lovely continental breakfast. You can also use the Tower's 1931 Vintage Rolls Royce to arrive at your wedding day in style and hire their Routemaster bus to bring your guests safely to the ceremony.

To find out more why not get in touch? Just click below for contact details, or head on over to their website for more information.

Layer Marney Tower
Layer Marney
Nr. Colchester
C05 9US


  • Family guest

    We were at Layer Marney Tower for a family wedding. Everything about the place is perfect from the setting to the fantastic building and rooms and the service. It was fabulous, wedding made that little bit extra special by such a wonderful place

  • Jo and Stuart

    Layer Marney Tower was the perfect venue and backdrop for our wedding on 1st June. The staff were all so efficient and every detail was managed from start to finish which meant the day was so relaxed and enjoyable for us and our guests. Graham was also the perfect chauffeur and you even provided us with wonderful sunshine! Thank you all so very much.

  • Tiffany

    We had the best day yesterday! Layer Marney is an absolutely amazing venue and everything went perfectly. Thank you to everyone involved

  • Gregg and Imogen

    Gregg and I got married at Layer Marney Tower on 5th August, 2017 at midday and absolutely loved it! We had visited the Tower in the past, way before we were engaged, and we both loved the place and history. It wasn’t till we looked around for wedding venues, we had such a lovely feeling for the place and knew it was the perfect venue to get married. The staff were amazing! So quick at responding to questions...If you are thinking of a beautiful historical venue, with great staff, get married at Layer Marney Tower!

  • Piers and Vicky Merryweather

    Thank you to all the staff at Layer Marney for making our day run so smoothly. From Day 1 Karen was always available to answer our questions and if she wasn’t her team were able to do so. You offer tremendous value for money and the maintenance/upkeep of the facilities was perfection.

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