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

Packages and Offers

The Lawn has a brilliant selection of special offers and packages available to help with your wedding planning. For a more detailed list of what's included, contact the team or request a brochure to the side.

Twilight Wedding Package -This all-inclusive package includes everything you need to make your wedding day perfect. This package is from 6pm onwards and includes 60 guests.

(Prices - from £2,995)

Winter Wedding Offers - For your perfect winter wedding pick this offer. It includes exclusive hire of The Lawn from 9.30am to Midnight.

(Prices - from just £1,495)

-The Lawn give a fantastic offer for couples for couples looking to book their wedding Monday to Thursday. This is based on 50 guests.

(Prices - from £4,250)

Selected Fridays and Sundays in 2018- For couples who still want a weekend wedding, The Lawn are offering fantastic deals for selected available dates in 2018.

(Prices- from £5,450)

Selected Saturdays 2018 - There are special offers on remaining Saturday dates for 2018. This excludes all of August. Pricing is based on 60 day guests and 100 for the evening celebrations.

(Prices - from £5,750)


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!

Open Day - 16th September 2018

The Lawn is giving you a chance to come and view the venue with their Summer Wedding Fair. On Sunday 16th of September from 10.30am to 4pm there will be a chance to walk around the grounds, house and meet local suppliers. Entry is free and there will be lots of parking available. Contact the team for more details.

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

The Lawn
Hall Road


  • Di Thomson - 27/05/2018

    Thank you all for the wonderful day we had on Sunday for our Son, John Aaron Thomson and his beautiful bride Lucy Thomson … fantastic day all round. The Lawn we now highly recommend. Beautiful place, lovely staff and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for the lovely happy day memories.

  • Robin and Steve - 17/03/2018

    We had an amazing wedding with our friends and family and everyone has given us lots of positive feedback. We've recently had our photos through and we continue to look back on the day with so much emotion.
    Your Team made the whole day work perfectly. You kept us organised and on track in a subtle and informal way, which is greatly appreciated. The food was excellent and everything was served professionally. We and all of our guests felt cared for and well looked after throughout.
    We have very fond memories, which you and your Team helped to create and we are recommending The Lawn to friends and colleagues when we can. Thank you once again.

  • Jessica and Mathew Christian - 19/05/2018

    From start to finish, our wedding day was perfect! The Lawn and all their staff are absolutely fantastic! Our day ran very smoothly, the food was amazing. We could not have wished for a more perfect day! We would 100% recommend this beautiful venue!

  • Jim and Vicky Thornton - 22/04/2018

    We had our wedding at The Lawn last Sunday 22 April and it was a perfect day in every way. We had been planning our wedding for a year and the staff at The Lawn were absolutely amazing. They helped with every little detail. If you are having a wedding, The Lawn should be top of the list - it's beautiful - everyone commented on the venue, the food and the service. The stress was taken away by the hard work they do. Special thanks to David and Amanda for ensuring that everything ran smoothly before and on the day.

  • Gill & Martin Robbins - 3/02/2018

    This is a huge thank you for making our wedding so very special. From the moment we viewed The Lawn, more or less deciding then and there it was the place for us, to the wedding day itself - you made it easy for us. Every question asked was answered promptly and clearly and all done so nicely. You all made quite a stressful process into a pleasurable one. On the day itself, you far exceeded our expectations: the ceremony was beautiful, the organisation of everyone brilliant on such a rainy day, the meal was so lovely (our guests mentioned the meal and the buffet consistently as being fantastic) and it was all done so quietly and efficiently.
    We would recommend you to anyone! Our only regret is that we can't do it all over again! With lots and love and thanks.

  • 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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