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Top 10 wedding venues in Essex 2024

Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue for your special day? Look no further! We have compiled a list of our favourite wedding venues in Essex. From rustic barns to elegant ballrooms, our list has something for every couple's taste and budget. Start planning your dream wedding today!

Essex is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the UK. From historic manor houses to modern hotels, there is something for every couple. Here are some of the best wedding venues in Essex as voted for by us at Signature Moments!

Top 10 wedding venues in Essex for 2024

1. The Canary Shed

2. Gaynes Park

3. The Lion House

4. Baddow Park House

5. Valentines Mansion

6. Leez Priory

7. Roslin Beach Hotel

8. Crondon Park

9. Braxted Park

10. Gosfield Hall

1. The Canary Shed

The Canary Shed is a stylish barn venue nestled in the serene countryside of Burnham on Crouch, Essex. Those seeking to express their unique sense of style will adore this exclusive-hire wedding farm just an hour from London. Enjoy beautiful accommodation, relaxing treatments in the spa, and the freedom to transform The Canary Shed however you like!

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2. Gaynes Park

Cool, chic and romantic, this venue is more than just a canvas for your big day. Gaynes Park is a stylish and contemporary barn wedding venue in the grounds of a historic country estate in Epping, Essex. Located just 10 minutes from the M25 and M11. We love playing at Gaynes Park!!

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3. The Lion House

The Lion is a unique wedding venue and hotel situated in Boreham, Essex. Finished in an art deco style that conjures memories of the roaring early twentieth century, you will find no other venue with such understated elegance. If you are looking for an intimate ceremony, you can say ‘I do’ in The Lion’s Den. Situated at the end of The Long Bar, it is a serene space with a dramatic mantelpiece at the end where you can exchange vows. Alternatively, the Grand Hall is basked in natural light and offers an atmospheric setting to party the evening away

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4. Baddow Park House
Baddow Park House can comfortably accommodate up to 150 of your nearest and dearest. For smaller cosy weddings, the Oak Room is perfect for up to 50 guests with its open fireplace and wood panelling. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the incredible light and sweeping views of the Drawing Room which can accommodate up to 80 guests. The Orangery is a show-stopping space, that can be transformed to suit your requirements. Its stunning natural light and space can be enhanced further by opening up the wall of bi-folding doors revealing the perfect views across the terrace to the vineyards beyond. Looking for a venue in Chelmsford then you definitely need to go check this place out!!!

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5. Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion & Gardens is a wedding venue in Ilford, on the border of London and Essex and just a five-minute stroll from Gants Hill Station on the Central Line. Amidst this tranquil setting stands a magnificent Grade II listed mansion, complete with gorgeous period rooms and features, including a beautiful grand staircase and lovely stained glass windows. If you're looking for a unique and magical venue for your special day, look no further than Valentine's Mansion & Gardens.

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6. Leez Priory

Leez Priory is a magnificent Tudor mansion and is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside. Although it has the idyllic village location, it is only 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London so easily accessible by road, air and rail. Lets be honest... who doesnt want to get married in a FREAKING CASTLE?!!

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7. The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel is the perfect location for an exclusive costal wedding. Located in Thorpe Bay, Essex the panoramic views create the most beautiful backdrop for your special day. The Roslin Beach Hotel offers two wedding spaces, both of which are elegant, airy and boast with natural light. The Tides Ballroom is an exceptional wedding space, furnished elegantly the room speaks for itself. Unrivalled with panoramic views The Tides Ballroom is the perfect room to say you’re I dos.

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8. Crondon Park

Crondon Park is a historic wedding venue located in Stock, Essex's beautiful and peaceful countryside, offering exclusive use for grand affairs. This award-winning setting is a fine example of 17th-century architecture, with its Jacobean barn providing a truly unique atmosphere. Set in the picturesque surroundings of Stock Valley, this secluded property is the ideal space for a peaceful country wedding.

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9. Braxted Park

Braxted Park offers a choice of breathtaking ceremony options: the remarkable Orangery, complete with dramatic Roman-inspired décor and views over the lawns, or the charming summer house, set in the idyllic Lower Walled Knott Garden, which is ideal for saying ‘I do’ al fresco. Braxted Park even hasa quaint church within the estate just a short stroll from the impressive house which is perfect for a religious ceremony.

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10. Gosfield Hall

Gosfield Hall is a stunning Georgian manor house offered exclusively to you for your wedding day.

Nestled in a village location among the beautiful Essex countryside, Gosfield Hall stands proud overlooking the sparkling Gosfield Lake and nearby Gosfield golf course. Although it is located in the heart of rural Essex, it is only 30 minutes from Stansted Airport and the M11 to London so easily accessible by road, air and rail. Formerly a royal residence, the Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery with 120ft long aisle is perfect for wedding ceremonies as is the stunning Grand Salon with its ornately decorated ceiling. The licensed carriageway allows couples to enjoy an outdoor ceremony on sunny days with the striking house as their backdrop.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of top wedding venues in Essex.  If you’re looking for a wedding DJ, please get in touch today!

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The majority of our clients book our full day DJ package. By doing so they are giving us complete control of their wedding soundtrack which eliminates the need for things like organising playlists, hiring speakers, hiring multiple musicians to play at various times, or asking friends to 'hit play' during the ceremony. Our set lists for the champagne/canapé reception provide perfect backdrop for a sunny day on the lawn, full of swing and ibiza chill out tracks. Having Signature Moments as your music consultants for the day will alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with organinsing so many separate elements, leaving you to relax and get on with the best day of your lives.

We get through an enormous amount of music in our wedding DJ sets, all tightly mixed whilst playing to the crowd at all times, with lots of imaginative switch ups, giving your guests that "OMG I LOVE THIS SONG!" feeling that will keep your party going all the way to the last tune. 

Get stuck in with the playlist!!  It doesn’t matter what kind of wedding you're planning, we will work with you to put together a set that is a perfect reflection of what you want to hear. From indie disco to 80s pop, from 90s Garage bangers to Motown and soul classics, from House floorfillers to Rock and Roll swingers, and everything in between, we make it happen!!


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Photography credit - The Canary Shed / The Lion House / Leez Priory / Braxted Park /


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