Venues The Lawn
The Lawn
  • Historic Essex country wedding venue
  • Beautiful late Georgian manor house
  • Lovely location just outside Rochford
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Wedding breakfasts for up to 130 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 160 guests
  • Choice of two fully-licensed bars
  • Exclusive use of the house and grounds
  • Bridal room available for the bridal party
  • Hotel nearby, caravan camping in grounds

Love, family and laughter are essential qualities for all weddings, so it's important that your chosen venue is equally infused with warmth, character and friendliness. If this is what you're seeking, The Lawn might be the perfect choice. Transforming the house into a beautiful wedding venue, David has ensured that the manor remains as welcoming and comfortable as it has always been.

Every couple hosting their wedding at The Lawn will be treated to exclusive use of this magnificent property, making it yours for the day. You can explore the three acres of stunning landscaped gardens, finding beautiful spots for outdoor photographs. Your wedding breakfast will be lovingly cooked in-house and, during your evening celebrations, you can enjoy drinks at their two bars.


The Lawn has been available to marrying couples since 1991. Wishing to share his inheritance with others, its new owner David oversaw the transition of The Lawn from his grandmother's home to a warm, family-run wedding venue. Firmly passionate about retaining the welcoming, comforting atmosphere that had always filled the house when it belonged to his grandmother, David has restored and kept many original furnishings. You will feel truly at home in this elegant and sophisticated Georgian manor house.


Every couple hosting their wedding celebrations at The Lawn will be granted exclusive use of the entire property for their big day.

Grand Hall

Make an elegant entrance to your ceremony as you descend the beautiful staircase leading to the Grand Hall. Stunning paintings in gilt frames line the walls, with impressive floor-to-ceiling windows in front of you, the magnificent chandelier suspended above.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests (100 Seated + 20 Standing)


Completed in 2010, this gorgeous extension is flooded with natural light via enormous windows and ceilings made almost entirely from glass. The Orangery continues the elegant style of the rest of the manor house, but with modern conveniences such as full air-conditioning. Most couples choose to hold their wedding breakfast here; however, this room can also be used for ceremonies. You and your guests can enjoy views of the gardens and floodlit fountain, and walk out onto the expansive 100ft covered terrace.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 130 Guests

Club Room

An integral part of the original house, the Club Room is a much smaller facility and is available for intimate wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. With an imposing fireplace, large windows and other beautiful features, this is a wonderfully cosy space.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 30 Guests

Evening Receptions

As all marrying couples are given exclusive use of the manor, during the evening you are free to celebrate throughout the house (excluding the Orangery). The Grand Hall, Club Room, Blue Room and Park Room are all open to you and your wedding guests.

Evening Reception Capacity - 160 Guests

Catering And Accommodation

The Lawn can produce amazing on-site cuisine for your wedding breakfast. Whether you'd like a simple and informal buffet, or a more glamorous and traditional formal meal, this brilliant team of chefs will create and serve the perfect dishes for your reception.

This gorgeous venue also offers the choice of two fully-licensed bars for you and your guests to enjoy. During the colder months you can warm up at the indoor bar, while guests at sunny spring or summer weddings can take full advantage of the terrace bar.


The nearby four-star Holiday Inn Southend offers exclusive discounts to all guests who've been attending weddings at The Lawn.

In addition, within its grounds The Lawn maintains two certified 'Caravan Club of Great Britain' locations. A total of ten pitches, set just 200 metres away from the venue itself, are available for wedding guests who'd like to extend their celebrations in a caravan!

For more information on booking The Lawn for your wedding, get in touch using the contact details below this page.

The Lawn
Hall Road


  • Mrs. Jo Giles - 28/09/2016

    I cannot thank the staff at The Lawn enough for making our day run so smoothly. We had an amazing wedding day. Absolutely perfect. My special thanks go to Amanda for running through everything with me a thousand times as I was panicking! Also, I would like to thank Mussel Ltd for the amazing food and service. The meal was delicious and the staff were professional and friendly and all had a brilliant day. Thank you all so much.

  • Sheila and Kerry Sealey - 20/10/2016

    Absolutely fabulous venue. We were married at The Lawn yesterday. From the very beginning when we started planning, all the way through to yesterday, everyone was extremely helpful and professional. We couldn't have asked for better. The whole day flowed. We are so happy to have chosen the Lawn for our special day. Thank you all.

  • David and Clare Hawley - 23/10/2016

    David Keddie and his team at this venue are fantastic, they made sure our wedding ran smoothly and on time, plus guided us through the whole day. Andrew the toastmaster was out of this world. The venue itself is elegant, tastefully decorated, the Orangery was absolutely perfect to hold our wedding breakfast in, plus the grounds gave our photographer lots of great shots. Would recommend this venue to anyone. Faultless.

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