Venues Old Brook Barn
Old Brook Barn
  • Barn wedding venue in Navestock, Essex.
  • Set in 23 acres of stunning countryside
  • Brook, meadows, willows, secret garden
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for 150+ guests
  • Exclusive use for the entire weekend
  • Couples welcome to set up the day before
  • Honeymoon cottage for bride and groom

Tucked away within 23 acres of countryside, the secluded and romantic Old Brook Barn is located in the village of Navestock, Essex. The grounds showcase a natural brook with a decking area, plus lush meadows and gorgeous willow trees - an ideal backdrop for your wedding photos. The timberclad barn itself is equally picturesque and as the venue is going to be exclusively yours for the entirety of your wedding day, you and your guests will feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The family-run, boutique wedding venue offers you the choice to host your civil ceremony either inside the barn or outside in their beautiful secret garden under a fabulous painted Gazebo. The barn can accommodate lavish receptions; the traditional architecture of the building, which dates back in part to the 17th century, is perfectly intertwined with tasteful modern decoration and contemporary facilities to provide a simply stunning setting.

History

Originally a working estate, Brook Farm has been owned and operated by the Forkes family since 1997. The farmhouse was built in the 16th century and parts of Old Brook Barn date back to the 17th. The Forkes family have put a great amount of care into lovingly restoring the barn and its grounds, so it functions flawlessly as a wedding venue yet retains elements of its past.

Facilities

Secret Garden (Under Painted Gazebo)

Hosting up to 150 guests, this outdoor civil ceremony-licensed area is perfect for romantic weddings in the warmer seasons.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests

Courtyard Area

This area can accommodate 120 guests; couples are welcome to hold a wedding ceremony within the doors of the barn itself.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests

The Barn

The barn accommodates over 100 seated guests with a further 120 upstairs in the minstrels' gallery. Receptions are also held in the barn itself which can hold over 150 guests. Couples who are using the barn for their wedding are invited to set up on the day before, and are welcome to decorate however they please.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 150+ Guests

Catering

Old Brook Barn uses the culinary services of either Limeberry or Stock and Bailey, two of the finest caterers in the South-East of England. Specialising in creative bespoke cuisine, using only top-quality ingredients, locally sourcing seasonal produce, you will receive the highest standard of food and service from them.

The barn also has a fully-licensed bar offering drinks packages that can be purchased as an allowance for each guest. But for something a little more unusual, why not try the pink lemonade dispenser - guests of all ages can enjoy a glass of this delicious fruity summer beverage during a toast or at a drinks reception!

Accommodation

New for 2016 is the little honeymoon cottage. This self-catering bridal accommodation is equipped with kitchen and bathroom, lounge and bedroom and is next to the farmhouse. Perfect for the newlyweds on their wedding night, the cottage can also be used for the bride to get ready on the morning of her wedding.

To contact Old Brook Barn, just click on the details below.

Address
Old Brook Barn
Murthering Lane
Navestock
Essex
RM4 1HL

Reviews

  • Claire and Kenny

    Thank you for all your help to make our day perfect! Beautiful venue and lovely people - couldn't recommend enough.

  • Karen and Tony

    Lisa - a big thank you from Tony and I for everything you did for us on Saturday. All our guests are saying it is one of the best wedding venues they have ever been to! Everything was perfect and I am so glad that the sun shone so we could have our drinks and canapés under the willow tree. The barn looked absolutely stunning and you and your staff were so accommodating. We will recommend the barn to everyone we know who needs a party venue in the future and hope that we have another occasion where we can come again ourselves.

  • Sarah, Jodi and Belle Allen

    Dear Lisa and all the Old Brook Barn family! What can we say! Words cannot express how much we want to thank you for helping us have the wedding of our dreams! It was just perfect and we have memories to cherish forever. All our family & friends have not stopped talking about the barn and how lovely everything was! You really are so lovely; we couldn’t have done it without you. Keep doing what you're doing! All our love, the new Allen family.

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