About Us

The perfect ambience and a stunning backdrop to your photos

Your Award Winning Wedding Barn

Bridebook Award 2024

Welcome to Crondon Park, a family-owned premier wedding destination nestled in the heart of the Essex Countryside. Our story began in October 1989 when we were introduced to the previous owner, the late Robert Orr. The Orr family, with a longstanding history of farming Crondon Valley, originally owned the estate, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their invaluable assistance in obtaining planning consent.

From there, Crondon Park Golf Club officially opened its doors on the 31st of May 1994, marking the culmination of years of development. Following on from the success of our golf club, where we’ve proudly hosted prestigious golf tournaments, including Royal Variety Club charity events with well-known celebrities and PGA tournaments- we expanded into the award winning wedding venue we know and love today. Essex is blessed with over 120 venues licensed to hold civil ceremonies across the county. From 17th-century barns to stately homes and castles, and we are proud to have been voted the best.

At Crondon Park, we’re proud to be home to one of the most beautiful and popular barn wedding venues in Essex. The Baronial Hall, was built back in 1606 and is still considered one of the finest examples of a Tudor barn, winning Highly Commended in the Barn Wedding Venue category and Best British Countryside Wedding Venue at the British Wedding Awards. Over time Crondon Park has evolved into a versatile venue, the Baronial Hall, has emerged as one of Essex’s most sought-after function spaces, hosting over two hundred weddings annually. We’ve also expanded with the addition of the Masters Lounge, Fayreways Restaurant, and six luxurious onsite bedrooms.

Looking into the future, our ambitious master plan includes the development of a Hotel, Leisure Centre, and Housing Development, positioning Crondon Park Estate as the premier leisure venue in Essex. We pride ourselves on being ‘The Venue for all Occasions,’ and our management team is unwavering in its determination to achieve perfection.

Crondon Park has earned acclaim as the top wedding venue in the UK, recently awarded ‘The Best Countryside Wedding Venue in Britain.’ With over 1000 five-star reviews on Hitched, The Baronial Hall stands as a symbol of timeless charm, offering a picturesque backdrop for capturing your special moments amidst the beauty of the Essex countryside. Join us at Crondon Park, where history, nature, and excellence come together to create unforgettable experiences.



We had our big day! Us and our guests absolutely loved the grounds, rooms, facilities and food at Crondon Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Events team, every single one of them were amazing, especially Kara and Carly, we appreciate all that you have done for us leading up to the wedding and on the day, you’re both super stars! Our wedding was very diverse and Crondon Park were able to be flexible with us in terms of respecting/accommodating the diverse religions and cultures we had mixing. Be rest assured, the food here is delicious, we are massive foodies, all our courses were top notch and we had many compliments on the food from our guests. Thank you for helping us create our dream wedding.

Sam and Becky

Thank you Crondon Park! We couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding. From the moment guests started arriving we had people coming up to us telling us what a beautiful venue we’d chosen and everyone raved about how tasty the food was, most notably the duck. We’d like to thank Tracey, in particular, and everyone who assisted at Crondon Park for all of your hard work. It was a long day for you all, but we couldn’t fault your professionalism nor would we change a single detail! If we could, we’d return in a heartbeat to relive it all over again. Lots of post-wedding love, Sam and Becky xxx

Ei & Nyan

Don’t even know where to start because our day was so magical and smooth despite the storm and heavy wind. We had our wedding on 2nd November. The venue is amazing. Beautiful surroundings and easy access. Above all they have super talented and experienced staff members who will go above and beyond to run your day smoothly. Everyone has been so amazing from the food ( the portions are generous and tasty), following my details decoration instructions to music .. everything is faultless. Ellie has been amazing since the beginning to communicate with me. Because of her dedication, we decided to pick the venue. And Jo on my big day, word can’t be described how much we thanks to her. What an amazing woman who make our day run smoothly with big smile on her face. She gave me courage to walk down on the aisle with comfort .. the storm and heavy wind couldn’t bother us at all.. we want to celebrate our big day all over again as long as it’s “Crondon Park”❤️
Thank you so much for Crondon Park Team for making our day so special and magical. PS. We are waiting photos from our professional photographer and will email to the venue personally later on. Ei & Nyan xxx