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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
  • Licensed for outdoor weddings
  • Wedding fair on 15th September 2019

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.

You can get married both inside the Georgian Manor, or outside on their landscaped lawns.


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

The Lawn also has an incredible stylish wedding gazebo, new for the 2019 wedding season! This double-tiered cedar roof will protect you from the suns rays and you can say your 'I do's' surrounded by the backdrop of the Rose Garden – a quintessential English country garden wedding!

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 - from £2,995 -This all-inclusive package includes everything you need to make your wedding day perfect. This package is from 6pm onwards and includes 60 guests.

Winter Wedding Offers - from £1,495 - For your perfect winter wedding pick this offer. It includes exclusive hire of The Lawn from 9.30am to Midnight.

Fabulous Mid-Week Offer - from £4,995 - A fantastic offer for couples for couples looking to book their wedding Monday to Thursday. This is based on 50 guests.

Fridays and Sundays - £5,695 - For any unbooked Fridays and Sundays in 2019, the Lawn are offering a full package for just £5,695. This includes exclusive venue hire, a three-course wedding breakfast, a finger buffet and a DJ. This is based on 60 daytime and 100 evening guests.

Saturdays - £5,995 - The Lawn are offering all inclusive packages for all remaining Saturdays in 2019. This low price is based on 60 daytime and 100 evening guests. You will have full, exclusive access to the entire venue, a three-course meal cooked by on-site caterers, a finger buffet for the evening, and have everything organised by a dedicated Front of House manager.

Champagne Afternoon Tea Wedding - £4,995 - Experience true Georgian luxury at The Lawn. You and 60 guests can dine on sandwiches and cakes, presented on Royal Albert bone china plates. Sip Champagne and Pink Prosecco before dancing the night away. Available on Sundays until May 2020.

Wedding Fairs

Sunday 15th September 2019 10.30pm - 3.30pm.

If you would like to see this gorgeous venue with your own eyes, come along to the The Lawn Summer Wedding Fair!

This is the perfect chance to see the facilities all dressed for a summer wedding. Plus, its free entry and free parking.


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 and to the side of this page.

The Lawn
Hall Road


  • Kizzie and Matthew Wallace - 8 June 2019

    Kizzie and I had our wedding reception at The Lawn on Saturday 8th June. We would like to pass on our huge thanks for the work that was put in on the day and leading up to it! All the staff - from management, cooks, waitresses and cleaners - did an amazing job! It all went so smoothly and made the day so special for us. We are still getting messages from family and friends expressing their thoughts on how lovely The Lawn is! We would highly recommend you to anyone!

  • Mr and Mrs Bradbury - 25 May 2019

    Chris and I married at The Lawn on 25th May 2019. I'm a little late with this review, but having just been on honeymoon I hope I am excused.

    Our wedding has been voted by all of our guests as the best wedding ever - and to us, it certainly was. We also received a multitude of comments about the venue itself and how spectacular it was. It was resplendent in the bright sunshine and seeing all our guests on the veranda and The Lawn itself after the ceremony was magical.

    The day ran like clockwork thanks to the dedication and hard work of the team of waiters, waitresses, the Master of Ceremonies and all the other people who put up with my incessant emailing and questions. No request was too big or small to be accommodated (we had numerous live musicians perform during the ceremony and all the sound checks and set ups were dealt with without any hassle).
    The food for the wedding breakfast was exceptional and they even managed to accommodate a flashmob between the main course and dessert!

    I would recommend The Lawn as a wedding venue to any bride and groom who have not yet settled on where to hold their celebrations. You certainly won't be disappointed.

  • Mr and Mrs Allen - 24.05.19

    We got married on the Friday at The Lawn. We cannot thank David, Rebecca and the rest of the team enough for making our day so special. The day ran so smoothly and all of our guests were complimenting the beautiful setting and amazing service provided. We would highly recommend The Lawn to any of our friends and family, that wish to have their special day or event held here. Thank you so much.

  • Mr and Mrs Keeley - 29.05.19

    We had our twilight wedding here just a couple days ago 29th may 2019, and it was just the best day ever! Such a beautiful place! All the staff were so helpful and professional, everyone commented on the hot buffet, it was absolutely delicious and it was refilled plenty of times! And the gardens are just beautiful. We really couldn’t fault this stunning venue and would definitely recommend to any bride and groom to be.
    Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special!!

  • Mr and Mrs Coxall - 19.05.19

    We got married yesterday at The Lawn. We cannot recommend the venue and the Team enough. They were fantastic from the very first meeting to the actual wedding day.
    David and Andrew were so helpful in giving advice from booking the venue to the actual day. The other staff were fab too - nothing was too much trouble. I'm an anxious person, but everyone made me feel at ease. The day flowed beautifully.
    All of our guests were so impressed and have been commenting on how well it went and how delicious the food was. We would 100% say to anyone considering The Lawn to book it for their special day. Thank you so much to everyone for making our day so smooth and special. Mr and Mrs Coxall xx

  • Mr and Mrs Dodd - 18.05.19

    We got married at The Lawn two days ago and words cannot describe the brilliance of the place and the Team from start to finish. If you are thinking about a wedding in Essex, then please go and see the guys here. The food, the friendliness, the advice - all top notch. If Carlsberg did weddings …

  • Jaariya and Thomas Judge – 8 September 2018

    Would highly recommend this beautiful timeless wedding venue with its amazing grounds and convenient location to anyone based in Southend! The service was impeccable throughout and very helpful! They even let my horse attend.

  • Sabina and Ben Horne – 26 August 2018

    Thank you everyone at The Lawn for an amazing day! Everything was perfect, the staff on the day were brilliant and helpful at all times, our guests were wowed with the food! The package we got included seat covers and DJ! Both were brilliant and a lovely touch to the wedding booking – don’t think we could have organised better ourselves.

    We were initially under the impression that we wouldn’t get help setting up on the day, but we did and it was a massive help. Your waiting staff did a great job at keeping the guests happy, the buffet was complimented by everyone. The service was just amazing, would definitely recommend anyone to use your venue. It was such a beautiful memorable day.

  • Hayley and Daniel Wornham – 27 August 2018

    Cannot recommend The Lawn enough. We had our special day on Monday and it was truly the most perfect day! They couldn’t have been more helpful from the minute we viewed the venue to the day after packing up. They have the running of the day down to perfection so that there are no worries. Was a complete stress free day enjoyed by everyone. The grounds are truly stunning! Thank you so much for making our day amazing.

  • Marie and Paul Green – 14 July 2018

    Thank you so much for making our wedding Saturday 14th July 2018, the best day of our lives and as stress free as possible. Thank you for being so understanding with having to postpone the date and not charging us a fee, also with the last minute changes with the guest list and for the cheque refund we received.

    Everything was as perfect as could be, brilliant staff throughout the day and planning, especially Debra, fantastic venue, food and drink, even the weather was lovely and all the guests were very impressed, some even said it was the best wedding they had been to!

    Very Highly recommended, it’s no wonder you are one of the best wedding venues in Essex and I especially like it is exclusively yours for the day and this venue was my dear mum’s choice god rest her sweet soul.

  • James St Pierre – Best Man 4 August 2018

    Was best man at a wedding at The Lawn on Saturday 4th August. Beautiful venue & perfect day.

  • Alex and Hannah Paterson-Churchyard – 6 May

    Absolutely loved getting married here in May this year. The staff were so helpful and kindly allowed us to fill their beautiful venue with movie related memorabilia.

    Had loads of compliments over the last few months from guests who enjoyed themselves and have said what a nice place The Lawn is.

  • 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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