Wedding Venue in Essex
Your Perfect Venue
Now that you have made the commitment to spend the rest of your life together, the excitement begins! Crondon Park will take you on a fairy tale journey to the best day of your lives. Crondon Park has established an outstanding reputation as the premier wedding venue in Essex. Set in the beautiful valley of Crondon, with stunning views across the Essex countryside and our championship golf course, it’s no wonder that we are considered to be the best wedding venue in Essex as well as the best venue for all occasions.
We have been staging weddings at Crondon Park since our opening in 1994, offering the perfect combination of character, charm, romance and style to each and every couple that chooses to spend their special day with Crondon Park. We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that your day runs smoothly. As Essex’s best wedding venue, we have a responsibility to strive for improved standards. Our family owned business is constantly looking for ways to cater for our valued guest, and we’re keen to make your experience an unforgettable one.
Why Crondon Park is the leading Wedding Venue in Essex
Our main function room is The Baronial Hall. Built circa 1600 out of light oak, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of a Tudor/Jacobean Barn.
It has a charm of its own, a very special atmosphere and that wow factor when you first see it. We have enhanced its medieval feel by adding atmosphere lighting; this charming wedding venue in Essex can then be colour matched to the theme chosen for your wedding.
The solid rosewood floor was acquired from County Hall London twenty years ago, and a hundred years after it was laid there. The Baronial Suite includes The Ryder Room, which is licensed to perform Civil & Partnership Ceremonies. It also has a Bridal Suite, allowing the bride to prepare herself prior to the ceremony and a private room to escape to. The private gardens are totally enclosed; It has a very private feel and cannot be overlooked by anyone. The trees are theme-lit to match the lighting in the Baronial Hall and the whole wedding venue suite is exclusive and self-contained.
Alongside the character, romance and charm that Crondon Park effortlessly showcases, our impeccable reputation is upheld with two recent awards; winner of ‘The Best Countryside Wedding Venue’ and highly commended for ‘The Best Barn Wedding Venue’ as voted by our couples, which is a truly amazing honour.
Tailored Essex Wedding Venue Packages
The best wedding venues in Essex, and specifically Chelmsford, are extremely well represented, so we have to be vigilant and professional to stay ahead of our competitors.
Crondon Park has recently won ‘The Best Countryside Wedding Venue’ and been highly commended for ‘The Best Barn Wedding Venue’ as voted by our couples, which is an amazing honour. Whether you’re looking for a large wedding venue or a small wedding venue in Essex, we can accommodate for weddings of all sizes. All our catering is in house, we only use fresh produce, and we pride ourselves on presenting tasty foods for all of our wedding guests. There is a wide choice of menus to satisfy all tastes and special dietary requirements.
We welcome the opportunity to meet you, so that we may show you around our wedding venue and its incredible facilities. Contact us today to discuss your special day and your requirements.
The Wedding Venue
Located in the picturesque and peaceful surroundings of Stock valley, Crondon Park boasts beautiful views over the countryside and remains as a peaceful and secluded location in Essex.
Renowned for being one of the finest wedding venues in Essex, the Baronial Hall is a truly magnificent place to host your wedding. With beautiful rosewood flooring throughout Baronial Hall and sensational light oak timber beams, the Hall is bursting with character and charm.
The popular barn is fully air conditioned and temperature controlled, and has a stunning Rosewood Floor from County Hall in London. The floor is said to be one of the rarest wood block floors in the UK, so with so much history and stunning character charm, it’s no surprise that our Baronial Hall won Highly Commended in the barn wedding venue category at the British Wedding Awards.View Our Venue
Food & Drink
The wedding meal will be a time for you and your guests to relax. From the delicious dishes to the romantic table styling and champagne toasts, everyone will come together to celebrate your special day in happiness and love.
Essex is well known for its fantastic produce, so we work closely to source the freshest local ingredients for our talented chefs to use to craft exceptional dishes. We can guarantee a feast for your friends and family on your big day, delighting your guests with tempting and delicious canapés, tantalising starters, mouth-watering entrées and indulgent desserts. We offer a variety of menus for you to choose from, designed to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements.
With seated-meal and buffet-meal dining options, and an in-house caterer and alcohol license, we will take care of everything with a professional and organised approach with excellent attention to detail, to ensure the food and drink flows all night long.View Our Dining Menu
Request our free wedding brochure
Our brochure is a fully comprehensive reflection of what we have to offer. From our special Wedding Ceremony room, to our Baronial Hall Barn, it is no wonder that we are considered the wedding venue in Essex for all occasions.Request a Wedding brochure
Accommodation at Crondon Park
The stunning Granary Bridal Suite takes centre stage at Crondon Park's Wedding Venue in Essex. The Granary Bridal Suite is an opportunity for you to experience a unique setting for your special first night as a married couple.
The totally secluded bridal suite is just 30 yards from the Baronial Hall with views over the Crondon Valley. Our bridal suite has stunning oak beamed décor and a large lounge area overlooking the countryside. You’ll also find a four-poster bed, a large TV, a free standing bath and makeup mirrors and lighting to prepare for your big day. The overnight suite stay also includes a breakfast in the morning, served in the suite overlooking the rolling countryside or in the Master’s Lounge.
We are delighted to announce that we have a further five choices of overnight accommodation at Crondon Park; Poppy, Primrose, Bluebell, Rose and Lavender. These rooms include double or twin beds, large TVs, air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, outdoor patio areas and a full English breakfast served in the Master’s Lounge the following morning. The additional accommodation option is ideal for close family relatives or bridesmaids to stay in.View Our Accommodation
Wedding Special Offers
We are delighted to be able to offer wedding special offers at Crondon Park's Wedding Venue in Essex. Our most popular special offer are our fully inclusive wedding packages starting from just £4,995.00.
This includes exclusive use of the Baronial Hall and Ceremony room, private bar, canapes, delicious three course wedding breakfast, evening buffet, illuminated private gardens and dedicated front of house, waiting and bar staff. We hold weddings every day here at Crondon Park, so we’re knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to creating the perfect package so that you receive nothing but the best for your most special day.
Please visit our special offers page to download a copy of our wedding venue brochure.View Our Special Offers
A Beautiful Wedding Venue For All Seasons
Long gone are the days when a wedding was considered to be a ‘summer occasion’ that only occurred a few months of the year. At Crondon Park, Brides and Grooms can have their wedding in the season that suits them, whether they dream of springtime celebrations or a cosy winter wonderland. Our enchanting Essex wedding venue provides the picture perfect setting that couples will fall in love with and that can be tailored to make the most of your wedding whether its spring, summer, autumn or winter.
Sweet Spring Weddings
Spring is a symbol of new beginnings, so why not make the most of this glorious time of year and choose a spring wedding for the season in which to start the next chapter of your lives together as a married couple. With mild days offering some of the best British weather and wild flowers in full bloom, springtime at Crondon Park is the perfect romantic setting for 2 people to celebrate their love for one another.
Sunny Summer Weddings
Probably still the most popular season to get married – the summer months offer couples who enjoy the sunshine the best chance of warm weather and a rain free day. Crondon Parks beautiful Essex countryside setting and exquisitely maintained private gardens offer a whole host of opportunities to make the most of the weather with garden games, ice cream, outside seating and plenty of space for your guests to mingle.
Amazing Autumn Weddings
Autumn is a glorious season of golden leaves and perfect for those who want to make the most of this colourful time of year and incorporate rustic themes and rich autumnal colours into their wedding. Our charming oak timber barn and picturesque grounds provide endless opportunities to create your own fairy-tale wedding day that you’ve always dreamed of. From the decorations, layout and entertainment we can help create something that is completely unique to you. Our theme coloured atmosphere lighting within the barn and adorning the trees outside can even match your wedding colours for a truly magical and romantic atmosphere.
Wonderful Winter Weddings
If you love winter – the refreshing cold air, the festivities, hot chocolate, Christmas, pine cones, mulled wine, the scent of warm spices and everything else that it has to offer; then why not play on those things and create your very own winter wonderland at our wedding venue Essex. You might not be able to guarantee snow for your day, but winter offers an abundance of great opportunities for beautiful decorations, hearty foods and delicious drinks to keep your guests warm and merry throughout your celebrations. One of the most charming and romantic wedding venues in Essex - Crondon Park is abundant in character and provides the perfect backdrop to any wedding, no matter the season, from sunshine to snow.
Request our free wedding brochure
Our brochure is a fully comprehensive reflection of what we have to offer. From our special Wedding Ceremony room, to our Baronial Hall, it is no wonder that we are considered the wedding venue in Essex for all occasions.Request a Wedding brochure
Our Frequently Asked Wedding Questions
Why Choose Crondon Park for Your Special Day?
You should choose Crondon Park for your special day because our family-owned business offers a unique experience with an unparalleled level of service. Renowned for being one of the finest wedding venues in Britain. Crondon Park boasts stunning countryside views and a Baronial Hall full of character and charm. It’s truly a wonderful place to host your wedding.
- We offer a totally caring and bespoke experience, from your initial enquiry until your special day and thereafter.
- We have twenty-five years’ experience of staging weddings, and we have a highly experienced team with a wealth of knowledge and an eye for detail.
- Our banqueting team, headed up by Paul Groves, achieve a high standard of catering with artistic presentation.
Why Was Crondon Park Voted ‘Best Countryside Wedding Venue in Britain’?
Crondon Park was voted ‘Best Countryside Wedding Venue in Britain’ thanks to our incredible couples voting for us, which is simply an amazing honour, considered to be the most prestigious award. On top of this, we have also achieved over 1,000 positive reviews on Hitched, which is an incredible achievement for such a competitive industry. Our exclusive use wedding venue in Essex, with the Baronial Hall, Ceremony Room and accommodation are all located under one roof.
- Crondon Park is within easy reach of the city of Chelmsford and close to many market towns. We are just ten minutes from the M25, making it easy for guests.
- Our personal and dedicated care that we show from the outset, is one of the main reasons why couples choose to get married here at Crondon Park.
Does Crondon Park Have Onsite Accommodation?
Crondon Park has fantastic onsite accommodation, with the stunning Granary Bridal Suite, nestled amongst Crondon’s rolling countryside. The Bridal Suite includes a luxurious four-poster bed, oak beamed décor and a freestanding bath, and is the perfect accommodation for our couples. We also have additional onsite accommodation for close family and friends.
- Our bedroom accommodation is in the same building as the Baronial Hall and Ceremony Room. For the comfort of your guests, all accommodation is finished to a high specification, which includes air conditioning and climate control.
- We offer a post function breakfast, a chance for your nearest and dearest to reflect on the Wedding Day.
Are wedding venue tours free?
At Crondon, we offer free, no obligation tours of our venue, including the Baronial Hall itself, ceremony room, as well as accommodation if you’d like to see our available rooms too. You can either choose to join one of our free open days that run regularly, or contact us directly, to arrange a viewing for a date and time that best suits you, again, free of charge.
How much do wedding venues cost?
According to data collated by Guides for Brides throughout 2017 and 2018, the average wedding venue costs £6,000.
At Crondon, we offer a fully-inclusive wedding package, starting from £4,995. This includes not only the venue itself, but full catering for your wedding, which involves your sit-down meal, evening buffet, and breakfast the next morning, as well as a glass of bubbly on reception and for the speeches, as well as half a bottle of wine per guest. We’ll include all waiting and bar staff and facilities, as well as front of house to oversee your magical day.
We want to offer exceptional value and service to every single customer. We go above and beyond to offer a personal touch, which is why we have over 1,000 positive reviews.
How to pick a wedding venue
There are a number of considerations to bear in mind when choosing your wedding venue. Availability has to be one of your first checks. If you have your heart set on a particular date, or season, check if your preferred venue is available to hire then.
Your budget will also play a part in your decision, as should location. Along with the practical factors though, sometimes it’s just a gut feeling! Trust your instincts; could you picture yourself getting married there? Do the staff seem friendly and attentive? Do you get a good feeling when you step in that venue?
Should I get wedding venue insurance?
If you’re pouring a considerable amount of time and money into planning your wedding, then it might be worth considering taking our insurance.
Many couples say “oh but we’d never split up”, but wedding insurance isn’t about a change of heart, it’s about making sure you’re not left out of pocket if something goes wrong. It covers you if a supplier lets you down, if a venue cancels, or if a key member of your wedding party is taken ill. It’s worth thinking about, plus it gives you peace of mind in the lead up to your big day.
What Clients Say About Our Weddings in Essex
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What can I say! Thank you so very much for making me one of the happiest girls ever! To say Mike and I had a great day yesterday would be the biggest understatement; we have had so many lovely comments from our guests on what a wonderful wedding we had and that’s all down to you. The food was perfect, the bar and waiting staff were nothing but polite and extremely efficient and Tracey as our front our house was flawless. I’ve had so many calls and emails back fourth with Kara and the wedding team over the last year or so. Each time, nothing has ever been too much trouble, emails are responded to so quickly and how Kara remembers so many faces, dates and names is beyond me! There are so many beautiful wedding venues out there, but those venues are only ever as good as the people behind it. You not only have a beautiful venue but you also have so many brilliant staff who make that venue shine. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
What our guests say…
“We had the perfect day. Lindsey and the team were brilliant and were there to make our day run as seamlessly as possible, preventing us from any stress or drama at all. We love Crondon Park - it has a special place in our heart and we would highly recommend it to anyone considering booking their wedding there. Thank you.”
“We got married at Crondon last Friday and we cannot find the words to express how truly amazing our day was. We did the booking and planning through Fiona who was lovely and on the day we had Deborah who was just incredible - nothing was too much trouble and she really put us both at ease. The food was amazing and all of our guests commented on this as well as the beautiful venue. Wish we could do it all again. Thanks so much to everyone for really making this the best day of our lives.”
“Amazing venue and we had the best day. Maitre d’ was incredible and really helped to make the day as easy and smooth as possible. She is a real asset to your team.”