Venues The Old House
The Old House
  • One of England's oldest buildings
  • Beautiful fireplaces and exposed beams
  • Romantic medieval wedding venue
  • Two cosy and authentic rooms for bridal prep
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • Accommodates intimate weddings
  • Dedicated events co-ordinator available
  • Located in the heart of historic Rochford

As one of the oldest houses in England, this stunningly romantic and medieval venue offers an intimate ceremony with a difference. Say your vows underneath ancient timber beams and have your drinks reception within one of the cosy rooms.

The signature alter inspired fireplace, with exposed brick walls and the hammer beam ceiling makes this venue possess plenty of individual character. With its history dating back to 1270, it makes a truly unforgettable and unique location for your wedding ceremony.

History

This medieval building is buried in Rochford's rich history. The Old House's name stems from its reputation as one of England's oldest buildings. The venue dates all the way back to 1270 and its main hall was built more than 700 years ago.

The Old House is perfect for brides and grooms who want something historic but don't want the pomp and circumstance of a grand and lavish venue. Ideal for couples eloping, it allows you to have a wedding surrounded only by those you are closest to.

In fact, this building's humble nature only emphasises its character and rare charm. This venue is certainly a hidden gem within the wedding venue industry.

The building's timber frame and daub panels really highlight the most luxurious living spaces of medieval England. Its rustic brickwork and peaceful garden will make you feel like you've been transported back in time!

Ceremony

The Old Hall

The Old House's main hall was the first part of the house to be built and is more than 700 years old. Refurbished in 1984, its rustic style has continued to live on with the beautiful fireplace and timber beams. You can subtly decorate this venue with wildflowers and fairy lights.

Drinks reception

Ground Floor Reception Rooms

These cosy reception rooms are packed full of rustic character. They're the perfect setting for a post-wedding drinks reception amongst your nearest and dearest. Ideal in space, none of your guests will get lost in this intimate room.

Drinks reception capacity - 24 guests

Bridal suites

The Old House has two beautiful bridal prep rooms where the bride and her party can get ready and relax before her special moment. They offer a serene and calm landscape for the bride and her bridal party to calm their excited nerves.

Wedding Planner

The Old House understand how stressful the planning process of a wedding can be, particularly if you are having your celebrations in different locations. They assign you a dedicated wedding coordinator to take care of all the details for you. They will be with you throughout the day to ensure it unfolds without a hitch.

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Address
17, South Street,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 1BW
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