Essex is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful counties in England, well known for its stunning rolling countryside, with its small, pretty villages and picturesque farm land and gorgeous views, it is no wonder that Essex is a popular choice to hold weddings.
With such a diverse choice of wedding venue from traditional to contemporary, and even historic, it can be difficult sometimes to choose the right location for one of the most special days of your life.
Here we have highlighted just a few amazing potential wedding venues to help in your decision:
Pier at Harwich
Those looking for a unique and intimate setting, the Pier offers exclusively tailored packages to suit your individual needs for your special day.
You can have your civil ceremony with up to 50 guests in the Lounge overlooking the Harbour, and you could make good use of the Ha’penny Pier with the Stour and Orwell estuaries in the background to make for some lovely wedding photographs.
The Harbour side Restaurant is perfect for a finger buffet or sit down meal, and they can cater for up to 100 wedding guests. The Pier can even arrange to hire an Essex barge or fishing smack for the day to have your wedding breakfast afloat.
This amazing venue can cater from 300 guests up to 1200 in a cabaret style, and the Millennium Suite is actually the largest luxury venue in East London. Wedding packages are tailor made to suit the wedding couple, so you can let your imagination run wild! The award winning catering team can create you a menu from anywhere around the world, so if you have more exotic tastes, the in house team can handle it for you.
Restaurant @ Brandy Hole
A family run restaurant and relaxed and friendly wedding venue, they offer a family style English and seafood restaurant, located on the River Crouch. If you are looking for a more laid-back feel to your day, you will enjoy their warm atmosphere and friendly service.
There is extensive decking available to enjoy while dining and experiencing the panoramic views – a great backdrop for stunning wedding photographs.
The River Room on the upper level is available for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships, renewal of vows, naming ceremonies, and commitment ceremonies. Specialists in bespoke weddings, each detail is decided on by the wedding couple, and quoted appropriately.
Maison Talbooth Hotel
This beautiful boutique hotel offers an idyllic wedding setting. Overlooking the famous Constable Dedham Vale, the venue is perfect for couples who would prefer a small and intimate wedding.
There are stunning gardens and lush lawns for excellent wedding photographs, and the whole setting is a great getaway location far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. You can choose a more informal and relaxed arrangement for up to 65 guests with no formal seating, so food can be served to your wedding party over a two hour period using a bowl food type service. If you prefer a seated meal, then the Garden Room can comfortably seat up to 32 guests for a more intimate gathering.
An absolutely stunning Georgian manor house set in picturesque rural Essex. This grand setting was the winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ 2011 and ‘Wedding Venue of the Year- Heritage’ at the 2012 Essex Wedding Awards.
Formerly a Royal residence, Gosfield Hall is perfect for those couples who want to celebrate their wedding in grand style in a setting reminiscent of many period romantic novels. The Queen Charlotte gallery offers a 120 ft long aisle, panelled in Oak, that is ideal for wedding ceremonies. While the fully licensed carriageway is a perfect location for an outdoor ceremony if you prefer to marry in the great outdoors. The Marquis of Buckingham’s former ballroom is a fine setting for the reception meal for up to 110 guests.