Looking for an Essex wedding venue and want some ideas? Read our top 5 picks of wedding venues in Essex

Are you planning a wedding in 2021/2022? Do you dream of getting married in Essex but not sure which venues to consider as your potential wedding venue? Great – then you are in the right place! From country houses and barns to castles and banqueting suites, you really are spoilt for choice. Essex has some of the most beautiful and unique venues.

In this blog, we list our top 5 wedding venues in Essex (in no particular order) that we have worked at as either the wedding planner/coordinator, wedding venue stylist or provided our mobile bar or wedding hire items to (dancefloor, photobooth, staging etc).

Do let us know if you have any queries or want any further assistance regarding all things weddings!



Hatfield Place, Chelmsford


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This perfect country house venue is surrounded by fifteen acres of picturesque countryside.  The Grade II listed Georgian House oozes charm and classic beauty while the recent refurbishment has added a stylish and modern touch.

Hatfield Place is based close to the A12 and M25 for easy access from London, Kent and Essex with plenty car park spaces.

For us, one of the best things about the venue is its versatility. The range of indoor and outdoor spaces allow you to play around with the format of your wedding and provide your guests with the atmosphere you want throughout the day – you are free to personalise your day. Oh and the beautiful swirl staircase is absolutely breath-taking!



See our Instagram for images of a wedding we recently decorated and provided a 2 hour cocktail reception for… https://www.instagram.com/orbutterflyevents/

Contact the venue directly for more info on their packages (Michelle is great!) https://www.hatfieldplace.co.uk




Orsett Hall, Grays


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A beautiful hotel venue set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens. Orsett Hall is a charming venue with numerous wedding suites catering to a range of wedding party sizes, from small and intimate to large and full of life. Their newly refurbished suites offer contemporary décor including crystal chandeliers and mirrored décor.

Another great benefit of this venue is that external caterers are allowed and the venue has its own alcohol licence. This offers you a greater degree of flexibility when planning your wedding breakfast.

Again, the venue is situated close to the M25 and is only 40 minutes from Central London and there is ample parking.




All of their function suites are licensed for civil ceremonies and they even have their own onsite Wedding Chapel and Wedding Gazebo. All in all, we love this venue and its definitely one to go and see for yourself.

Contact the venue directly for more info on their packages






Braxted Park, Witham


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We absolutely love the wow factor that this Stately venue provides when arriving – the perfect first impression. The enchanted, hidden walled gardens of Braxted Park create such a romantic atmosphere for your special day.

This venue provides you with a number of possibilities with regard to your day. You have the option of an outdoor wedding (amongst blossomed flowers and feature fountains in the peaceful garden) or an indoor wedding (in the bright and luxurious orangery). If you were hoping for something more traditional, Braxed Park has its very own church to hold your religious ceremony in.

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The pavilion makes for a grand marquee situated amongst the gardens. The airy and plush room creates a spectacular ambiance to hold your reception.

Contact the venue directly for more info on their packages.






Fennes, Bocking


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Fennes – A fairy-tale wedding venue in the North Essex countryside. We instantly feel in love with the Venues Georgian Manor House, which becomes your home for the day. Allowing you to take time out to relax and unwind before and after your special day.

You are spoilt for choice, when it comes to finding the perfect spot to marry, regardless of how big or small. From the stunning pavilion to the outdoor gazebo, we were truly blown away with each and every room.






One of our favourite features is the white bridge nestled in the beautiful gardens, perfect for your your photo opportunities, depending on the weather.

Contact the venue directly for more info on their packages.






Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, Chelmsford


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Three Rivers Golf and Country Club is a stunning venue with 300 acres of parklands.

Our favourite feature is the incredible scenic views of the stylish Rivers Suite, which creates the perfect atmosphere on a gorgeous spring or summer’s day. We love the light and spacious ambiance of the suite, providing the ideal blank canvas to complement whatever style of wedding décor you’re after.

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With over 50 years of wedding experience the venue has an overflow of knowledge to make your special day seamless, with memories to last a lifetime. Not only do they offer a variety of bespoke wedding package’s, you have the option of venue hire only.

Situated in the enchanted small town of Cold Norton, it is a short drive from the A12 and M25. Parking facilities and overnight accommodation are available on site.

Contact the venue directly for more info on their packages.




The Beauty of Essex is that every Venue is unique, and you are bound to find a venue you will fall in love with. O.R. Butterfly events can help if you are having trouble deciding which one to go for. We are a luxury one stop shop for all things wedding’s and events. Our portfolio of services includes: Wedding and Events Planning & Coordination / Venue styling and decor / Mobile bar services and Hire services (inc. dancefloors, photobooths, chocolate fountains).