Barn Wedding Venue in Essex
Barn weddings are certainly having a moment and it’s not hard to see why. The rustic beams and high ceilings create the perfect ambience, while the countryside settings provide a stunning backdrop to your photos. In fact, in the UK, one in every six receptions is now held at a barn, compared to just one in fifteen back in 2014.
We’re proud to have one of the most beautiful and popular barn wedding venues in Essex. The Baronial Hall, was built back in 1606 and is considered one of the finest examples of a Tudor barn, winning Highly Commended in the Barn Wedding Venue category at the British Wedding Awards and Winning Best British Countryside Wedding Venue.
Located in the picturesque Stock Valley, our venue also includes a ceremony room, bar and dedicated kitchens, as well as onsite accommodation.
Why opt for a barn for your Essex wedding?
More than just an Instagram-friendly location, barn weddings are popular for the relaxed atmosphere they help to create. They also tend to be quite spacious which is a major plus for many couples. The versatility of a barn venue also means you can dress it up for a glamorous look, or keep it simple for a more vintage theme.
Barns give you the best of both worlds; enjoy the historic charm that these venues boast, while taking advantage of the features you’d expect from a modern setting.
Our Barn Wedding Venue
Nestled in the countryside surrounding the city of Chelmsford, but still easily accessible from London, we’re proud to have the ideal location for your Essex barn wedding. The Baronial Hall’s unique history is enhanced by beautiful rosewood flooring – in fact, one of the rarest wood block floors in the UK. Fully air conditioned, our venue is ideal for all seasons.
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.View Our Venue
Food and drink
As well as your main sit down wedding meal, we cater for your entire event, including your post function breakfast, and a delicious evening buffet, such as Mini Fish & Chips, or as an alternative, our delicious hog roast is popular with our guests.
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 through our food tasting experiences.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
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.
There’s also accommodation for guests to stay, so that everyone can unwind, without anyone having to be the designated driver.
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, large TV and free standing bath. A further choice or our Poppy, Primrose, Bluebell, Rose and Lavender twin or double rooms are available, all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.View Our Accommodation
We’re proud to offer some of the best value of any barn weddings in Essex, with our most popular fully inclusive packages starting from just £4,995.
We only offer exclusive use of the Baronial Hall and ceremony room, you’ll also enjoy a private bar, canapes, three-course meal, evening buffet, post-function breakfast, and dedicated front of house, waiting and bar staff.
Visit our special offers page, download our wedding venue brochure, or speak to us about arranging a visit.View Our Special Offers
How popular are barn weddings?
Barn weddings are becoming more and more 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.
Why are barn weddings so popular?
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.
Are barn weddings a fad?
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.
Are barn weddings hot?
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.
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.”