The Baronial Barn Wedding Venue
The perfect ambience and a stunning backdrop to your photos
At Crondon Park, we’re proud to be home to one of Essex’s most beautiful and popular barn wedding venues. The Baronial Hall was built in 1606 and is 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.
At a Glance
Located in the picturesque Stock Valley, the rustic beams and high ceilings of the Baronial Barn create the perfect ambience, while the Essex countryside setting provides a stunning backdrop to your photos. Nestled on our champion golf course grounds, our venue also includes a ceremony room, bar, dedicated kitchens, and onsite accommodation.
Historic charm in a countryside setting
Barn weddings are becoming increasingly popular for couples looking for the perfect venue. Barns tend to be quite spacious, a major plus for many couples.
More than just a picturesque location, Crondon Park barn weddings are popular because of the relaxed and timeless atmosphere we help to create. The versatility of our barn venue means the possibilities are endless – dress it up for a glamorous look, or keep it simple for a more vintage and rustic vibe, the choice is yours and we can work with you to bring your visions to life.
The Wedding Venue
Nestled in the Essex countryside but still easily accessible from London, we’re proud to have the ideal location for your barn wedding. The Baronial Hall’s unique history is enhanced by beautiful rosewood flooring.
With a bespoke and individual approach, we go above and beyond to make your day perfect. One of the many reasons behind our thousand positive reviews is our personal touch. Nothing is too much trouble for the team here at Crondon, and we will work with you to bring your dream wedding to life.
Food and Drink
As well as offering stunning surroundings for the perfect atmosphere, treating your guests to delicious food and drink is one of our top priorities.
Our chefs can cater for your entire event, everything from breakfast on the morning of the wedding, a delicious three course wedding breakfast, evening buffet and beyond to your post function breakfast the following morning. Our famous hog roast is a popular choice for our guests, as is our delicious mini fish and chips, but we can also offer alternative and vegan options on request. Where possible, we source sustainable and local produce. We pride ourselves in all our homemade dishes, including bread made freshly each morning.
We understand that deciding on your final menu can be a difficult choice to make. We know you’ll want to make sure everything is perfect on the day, so we offer you the chance to experience the quality and presentation of our cuisine beforehand with our food tasting experiences.
Our onsite accommodation allows you to relax on your big day, without having to worry about transport at the end of the night or whether your bridesmaids will arrive on time for hair and makeup. It also allows you to spend extra time with your guests, as all our overnight accommodation includes a full English breakfast served in our Master’s Lounge the following morning. Our secluded Granary Bridal Suite is located 30 yards from the Baronial Hall, with views across the valley, a 4-poster bed, beautiful oak-beamed décor, a large TV and free-standing bath. Five rooms, are also available for your guests to unwind in, all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. This additional accommodation option is ideal for close family or bridesmaids.
Accommodation – Night Before Suite
We added an exciting new addition in 2023 to our luxury accommodation, a night before suite. This additional feature provides the perfect space to be surrounded by your nearest and dearest and to get your makeup and hair done simultaneously at dual dressing tables. Situated in the main building, adjacent to the breakfast lounge and Pizza Restaurant, this generously sized room sleeps up to eight people and includes a Continental Breakfast while you are getting ready.
Wedding Special Offer Packages
We aim to offer both exceptional service and value to every customer. We proudly offer the best value of any barn wedding venue in Essex, with our most popular fully inclusive packages starting from just £6,995. We are an exclusive use venue, including the Baronial Hall and ceremony room, so you can enjoy a private bar, canapes, three-course meal, evening buffet, post-function breakfast, and dedicated front of house, waiting and bar staff all at your disposal.
Barn weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially in counties like Essex that boast rolling countryside yet are easily accessible from larger towns and cities.
Barn weddings in Essex are on the rise, as they are throughout the UK. In fact, data from Hitched suggested that barn weddings were the most popular venue type in 2019.
One undeniable reason barn weddings are growing in popularity, is the photo opportunities they present. Rustic settings surrounded by rolling countryside makes for great wedding shots, and something that’s a little different from the norm.
In fact, one of the great things about barn weddings is that they give you the freedom to ignore traditions if you choose to. They naturally create a more laidback atmosphere. For example, many of our guests love our hog roast, as an alternative to a more traditional evening buffet.
Barn weddings allow you to create a day that’s more personalised. Think of it as a blank canvas that you can tailor to suit you – from the décor, to the outfits, to the photos.
We’re happy to report that barn weddings are still going strong! We’re holding weddings every day from the Baronial Hall, not just because barn weddings have become a trendy option, but for a whole host of more practical reasons too, including how spacious they are, the history and culture they bring to your big day, and how customisable they can be.
There will always be trends when it comes to weddings, but the most important thing to remember is that it’s about what you want. Think about what fits with your colour scheme, your preferred cuisine, and your budget for example, before making a final decision.
Our Essex barn wedding venue is ideal for all seasons, thanks to the Baronial Hall being fully air conditioned and temperature controlled. The hall underwent extensive refurbishment and improvements in 1995, during which the walls were reconstructed with modern thermal materials, allowing us to temperature control the hall. This means you can be safe in the knowledge that you and your guests will feel comfortable all day, whenever your wedding is booked for.
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.
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
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