Couples are increasingly looking outside of the usual spring and summer months for their wedding days.
Winter weddings can be a really cosy, intimate affair, and if you’re planning your big day for this season, we have the ideal winter wedding venue! With the ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one place, you won’t need to worry about the weather affecting travel plans for you or your guests.
Our beautiful, oak-beamed barn is steeped in history and charm, and you’ll find us nestled in the Essex countryside of Crondon Valley.
Why choose a winter wedding?
There are so many reasons to opt for a winter wedding. December, January and February are known to be low season in the wedding industry, which means you’re more likely to find the perfect date to have all your friends and family in one place for your big day.
Snow or frost against the jewel tones popular with winter weddings can also produce really stunning photos of your day, plus in our experience, people get to the dance floor much quicker at a winter wedding, thanks to it being darker outside! Add some candles or fairy lights and you’ve got the kind of atmosphere that’s hard to achieve with spring or summer dates!View Venue
Our winter wedding venue
We’re proud to have one of the most celebrated wedding venues in Essex. As well as winning the Countryside wedding venue category in the British Wedding Awards 2019, we were also pleased to be highly commended in the wedding barn venue category.
Our Baronial Hall is temperature-controlled, so no matter how cold it gets outside, you and your guests will stay warm and comfortable all day and evening. A stunning rosewood flooring and light oak beamed décor add to the character and charm of our venue, and you’ll also enjoy views of rolling countryside and our championship golf courses.View Sample 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.Click here
Food and drink
We’re always complimented on the taste and presentation of our food, and that’s thanks in part to the ingredients we use. Our talented chefs work with locally-sourced produce, and the freshest seasonal food to produce menus you’ll be proud to serve your guests.
From the main sit-down meal, to the evening buffet, canapes, and even full English breakfast the next morning, we take care of the entire catering for your wedding. We also have an alcohol license and can provide waiting and bar staff for your big day.View Accommodation
Our granary bridal suite is an opportunity for you to enjoy your first night as a married couple in style, with a four-poster bed and free-standing bath, located just 30 yards from the Baronial Hall.
Your bridal party or guests can choose from a further five options of onsite accommodation; Poppy, Primrose, Bluebell, Rose and Lavender, all of which come with double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, and large TVs.View Special Offers
Our winter wedding tips
Winter can be a great time of year to tie the knot, but there are a few things to consider that are unique to the season. We share our top tips:
- Send your save the date cards early
This is especially important if you’re having a wedding in the run up to Christmas or immediately after, as people are often busier at this time of the year with Christmas parties, work dos, or visiting friends and family.
- Plan extra travel time
With Crondon Park, luckily you and your guests won’t need to worry about travelling between a ceremony and reception, but it makes sense to advise them to leave a little extra time than normal to reach you in the first place, just in case there’s snow or ice on the roads.
- Get wedding insurance
We’d recommend wedding insurance whatever time of the year you’re saying “I do” but it’s especially worth considering in the winter, with adverse weather conditions, as well as more illnesses circulating in the colder months.
- Embrace the season
Winter weddings are perfect for making the most of candles and fairy lights. You could also introduce a fur wrap over your dress, or have fur shawls for your bridesmaids. Take advantage of the winter flowers in bloom by including deep red gerberas, roses, amaryllis and carnations to your bouquet or centrepieces.
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 couples 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.”