I luurrrvveeee an outdoor wedding which is why I’ve decided to create a list of some of my favourite Essex outdoor wedding venues! On this post you’ll find all kinds of Essex outdoor wedding venues ranging from tipi venues to woodland venues and beyond. This list won’t contain all of the Essex outdoor wedding venues but more those I recommend most and absolutely love working at! It makes such a difference to work alongside such friendly staff in a fab location and that is something I can confirm about all the venues below, so be sure to take me with you if you do book any of them… hehe!
The Barns at Lodge Farm, Nazeing, Essex
One of the most versatile Essex outdoor wedding venues with heaps of space and the sweetest owner, Bryony! I love this venue because it gives you so many different options (5 in fact!) to create a wedding that is perfect for you. With the option of an outdoor wedding on the grass meadow with views of rolling Essex countryside or perhaps the industrial, modern Grain Store might take your fancy. You can pretty much guarantee whatever type of outdoor wedding in Essex you’re planning, The Barns at Lodge Farm will have an amazing space for you.
Chalkney Water Meadows, Browning Bros, White Colne, Essex
With a tipi set up all Summer Chalkney Water Meadows is an Essex outdoor wedding venues perfect for those lusting for a festival wedding, making a weekend of it with all of your loved ones. Onsite bell tents provide the perfect base camp for all of your guests to spend the weekend and relax to enjoy your wedding knowing they don’t have to worry about transport to a hotel after a few drinks! Chalkney Water Meadows has the such a beautiful setting and the last Chalkney Water Meadows wedding I photographed consisted of early morning swims in the blissful lake before kicking off the wedding celebrations. Just the most serene and tranquil of all Essex outdoor wedding venues.
Teybrook Orchard, Browning Bros, Great Tey, Essex
Teybrook Orchard is one of the most intimate Essex outdoor wedding venues, another beauty by the fabulous Browning Bros, Archie + Nat, and gives couples the option of having a smaller more personal wedding that is outdoors and in an equally stunning setting. Just down the road from Chalkney Water Meadows, Teybook Orchard is nestled among 20 acres of beautiful woodland and also provides options for glamping, including a converted grain silo providing accommodation for up to 36 guests!
Captains Wood Barn, Great Totham, Essex
Ahhh this venue gets me so excited I’ve had to delete and re-write the same word about 5 times because I’m rushing! Captains Wood Barn in Essex is a venue with both indoor and outdoor options. It’s a dry hire venue so you can basically do whatever the hell you in terms of choosing suppliers and decor to create the day you’ve dreamt of! If you’re on the hunt for an Essex outdoor wedding venue then the beautiful woodland that surrounds Captains Wood Barn could be ideal. Alternatively if you’d like an indoor space too then the rustic, industrial barn is pretty epic. Plus, venue manager Amy is wonderful!
Creeksea Place Barns, Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex
Of all the Essex outdoor wedding venues on this list, Creeksea Place Barns is probably the closest to the coast, which is great if you’re a lover of being near the sea (like me!) It’s such a lovely venue offering accommodation in the form of guest houses/apartments so that all of your closest friends and family can make a weekend of it with you! There’s a BBQ area, communal dining room/living area, gym and spa to name a few of the great facilities, so this venue really would be ideal for a relaxed, family-oriented wedding where tradition takes a backseat and having a blast is your biggest desire.
DIY Outdoor Wedding Venues, Essex
Of course if you’re looking for Essex outdoor wedding venues that offer 100% customisation then your best bet may be doing things yourselves, e.g. arranging a tipi to be set up in a local field (where you have permission from the landowner) and that way you can be as adventurous as you like with your wedding grand plans and not be too restricted. Alternatively if you’re fortunate enough to have a large garden or have a family member that does, you could opt for a celebrant-led wedding in the comfort of your home surroundings!