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Planning your big day, but not sure where to start looking for a wedding venue? You’ve come to the right place! We know all the most charming wedding spots in Essex and aren’t afraid to share. Scroll below to see what this lovely county has to offer and book your favourite place easy and fast!

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Essex Hire Guide

Wedding Venues in Essex FAQ

Where are the most popular places for weddings in Essex?

This county is known for its stunning natural landscape and picturesque coastline beaches. Located in the London commuter belt, Essex is only an hour’s easy drive from London, making it a popular choice for couples seeking a convenient country getaway. The city of Colchester is a favourite with its beautiful Tudor and Georgian manors and farm estates, not to mention its striking Roman amphitheatre, which offers a fantastic opportunity for wedding photoshoots. With its numerous luxury spas and resort hotels, Chelsmford is another popular location for wedding venue hire. Popular coastal towns of Canvey Island, Chalkwell and Southend, are also favourite locations for those who yearn for a wedding venue near the sea.

Which wedding venues types are the most popular in Essex?

The largest county in the UK offers numerous wedding venues that are hugely popular with couples. Favourites include such delightful options as an ancient priory in Little Waltham or a former rectory in Dunton or a 200-year-old hotel in King’s Lynn. Converted barns are also in demand and can be found across Essex from Danbury to Ingatestone. Venues with a sea view are also a prime choice. Look to Southend or Westcliff-on-Sea or any of the many coastal towns for options.

What is the average cost of hiring a wedding venue in Essex?

Minimum spend options can be found between £500 to £7000 per session. When it comes to per person prices, expect to find venues charging between £30 to £200. Hire fee per session can vary widely depending on the venue so expect to find venues charging between £300 to £800 per hour. Prices for venues across Essex will vary depending on the size and standard of the event venue. (All data from Tagvenue.)

Can I hire a wedding venue along the Essex North Sea coast?

The luxurious stretches of this North Sea coastline are filled with fantastic wedding venues. For a serene and relaxed ambience, look to the charming venues along Thorpe Bay's beaches, particularly the boutique hotels and repurposed vintage venues in Southend-on-Sea. For a more energetic vibe, take your hunt over to Leigh-on-Sea, known for the charming cobbled streets of Old Leigh Town district as well as its vibrant nightlife. For other unique options along the Essex coast, check out towns such as Westcliff-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Burnham on Crouch.

Can I hire a venue for an outdoor wedding in Essex?

Weddings in the open-air help create a serene and romantic feeling whether you are looking for a tipi, woodland venue, or garden setting. Discover fantastic options for open-air celebrations among the farms, golf, and estate parklands of the Essex countryside. Start your search with the many farm venues in Chelmsford and Nazering or the ancient walled gardens of Epping. For a more inclusive wedding offer, consider an outdoor event in the golf courses around Dunton or spa hotels in Ingatestone. Closer to the North Sea coast, consider the stately homes and gardens around Colchester or right near the water in Holland-on-Sea.

What are some unusual wedding venues in Essex?

Exciting spaces with striking architecture and delightful features can take your wedding day to the next level. Explore your options among the charming venues of this beautiful county.

  • The Old Parish Rooms This 1863 schoolhouse in Rayleigh, has been repurposed as an event venue with a modern touch.
  • Hedingham Castle A Norman castle mixed with charming Georgian elements, this Essex venue offers one-of-a-kind interiors set amidst ancient woodlands and beautiful gardens.
  • Smeetham Hall Barn Enjoy a fantastic celebration in this 16th-century building underneath exposed roof beams and stunning rustic chandeliers.
  • Leez Priory This 16th-century manor house features grand oak doors, stone fireplaces and medieval flagstone floors.

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