Essex is a great place for winter weddings. Our location near London and Stansted Airport makes our region convenient for out of town guests. Moreover, our exceptional coastline, picturesque countryside and charming villages ensures a gorgeous setting for your event. Add to that the crisp, clean beauty of a winter’s day and you’re on to a winner. Read on to find the best winter wedding venue in Essex for you.
Best Winter Wedding Venues in Essex
Essex is full of romantic venues for winter weddings. As Essex natives and proprietors of a local Stansted B&B, we have deep knowledge of our region. We want you to get the most out of your stay in Essex, and that includes finding the best Essex wedding venue for your event. So, here’s three wonderful winter wedding venues in Essex. Want more? Check out The Wedding Secret or our list of wedding venues near Stansted Airport.
1. Newland Hall
First on the list is Newland Hall near Chelmsford. Based in a historic Tudor manor house this venue hosts gorgeous weddings all year round. This family-run venue is set in over 100 acres of Essex countryside. Only 4 miles west of Chelmsford, this Grade II listed Tudor Manor features a moat and lakes. With room for up to 200 guests, or options for intimate gatherings of 10, weddings at Newland Hall enjoy 100% exclusive use. The beautiful grounds and stunning manor house make this an exceptional winter wedding venue in Essex. For example, check out these fantastic winter wedding photos from Newland Hall.
2. Layer Marney Tower
Next, if a chic manor house is not quite grand enough for you, try Layer Marney Tower near Colchester! As England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower is an impressive sight. Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, Lord Marney, the Tower has views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Moreover, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house which demonstrates the wealth and power of the original owner. While this
3. Channels Estate
Finally, if manors and towers aren’t your cup of tea, what about the rustic charm of Channels Estate? The Channels Estate is offers two wedding venues in Essex. Firstly, the beautifully restored 17th century thatched Essex Barn. is an idyllic wedding venue for your special day. Available all year round, winter weddings at The Essex Barn can seat up to 130 guests and host up to 200 evening guests. Secondly, The Courtyard Suite at Little Channels seats up to 90 guests and has room for up to 150 evening guests.
Winter Wedding Venues Near Stansted Airport: Where to Stay
Harwood House offers the perfect wedding accommodations for your wedding party. Centrally located near Essex’s best wedding venues, we are ideally situated to host wedding parties for weddings taking place in the Great Dunmow area. While we do not hold weddings on our property; we often host wedding parties within our quaint, quiet, and private accommodations. Here’s a bit more about what wedding parties can expect from Harwood House as a winter wedding venue in Essex:
- Locally sourced, hand prepared breakfast for guests every morning
- Convenient Park & Fly service with in-house taxi
- Well-kept, refurbished deluxe rooms with designer details
- In-room magazines
- Within 5 minutes from restaurants, shops and pubs
- Guest lounge and conservatory
- Free WiFi
- Private off-road parking
- License to serve alcohol
Need a little more convincing that Harwood House is the perfect winter wedding venue in Essex? Here is what hazelbriner had to say on TripAdvisor,
“Absolutely spot on!”
“My (now) husband and I stayed at Harwood Guest House with our families for our wedding weekend. We took over the whole hotel and we couldn’t have asked for more. The friendliness of the owners, the comfort of the rooms and the quality of the breakfasts made our wedding even more special. Absolutely perfect all round!”
Choose Harwood House as your Winter Wedding Venue Essex
Read through our other reviews on TripAdvisor and you’ll see that at Harwood House, we strive for superior guest service and top-notch amenities. With breakfast taken care of, taxi service to and from Stansted, as well as our guest lounge and license to serve alcohol – Harwood House is the best choice for a winter wedding venue in Essex. Give us (Nicola and Tom) a call today to discuss booking a portion or the entire B&B for your upcoming wedding.