Wedding at Apton Hall, Essex

A magnificent wedding venue located in the beautiful countryside of Essex. This exclusive wedding and events venue dates to 1086, and it is a charming spot for couples that search for a rustic yet comfortable atmosphere. In addition to the outstanding surroundings and the venue itself, you will find a historic building with accommodation for you and your close guests.

Apton Hall property features six different spaces that you can rent individually or all together. The general aesthetic of this venue is a mix between rustic and modern. You will find many wood elements and brick along with modern decoration, colours, and lighting. It is a versatile venue with both outdoor and indoor options for your event.

You can host a wedding in Apton Hall for up to 200 guests, and you will have exclusive use of the property for your big day. The surroundings include green rolling hills, nature, and a perfectly trimmed garden right in front of a private lake.

This historic property has been transformed and updated to create a comfortable atmosphere for the couples that choose to tie the knot here. The countryside invites you to hold an outdoor ceremony. That is ideal if you choose to get married here because they have the most beautiful gazebo for it.

Now let us get into the details of this idyllic location and the many spaces you can choose for your ceremony and reception. First, we will talk about the locations where you can celebrate your ceremony, then the reception, and finally the amazing accommodation along with the services they include if you book your wedding here.


For an indoor ceremony, the Apton Hall has the Stables; their original stables had been fully renewed and magnificently transformed into a room with original brickwork all over the walls, exposed wooden beams, and unique chandeliers. The room can accommodate up to 115 seated guests, and it is the perfect option for a rain season wedding or as a plan B.

The stables feature a PA system, and music can be easily played from your phone, so there is nothing you should worry about if you are not planning on hiring live music to play as you walk down the aisle.

Summer weddings can have a beautiful outdoor ceremony surrounded by a unique brick building and covered by the gazebo. You will find this spot particularly versatile as it blends with the countryside rustic style but holds at the same time a modern look. And you can fit over 100 seated guests.


The New Barn is where your reception will take place, and it is the newest addition to the courtyard buildings at Apton Hills. A rustic but modern space with plenty of natural light comes in through the bi-fold doors that open up to cool the space during the hot summer days. You can add an extension and host a gathering for up to 200 guests. The space has white walls, wooden frames on the doors, and exposed wooden beams, along with brick columns.

And when it is time to hit the dancefloor, the Cow Sheed is the place to go. A space with a capacity for up to 180 guests, equipped with air-conditioned, a large main bar, and space to accommodate your music band or DJ. Your guests will enjoy the music and dance the night away without having to step out for a drink.

Additional spaces.

This venue offers a Snug Bar, which is a space with a chilled atmosphere where your guests can enjoy a quiet conversation over a cocktail or simply relax for a moment. The place opens before your ceremony and closes when the music stops, making it a perfect place to enjoy a drink before heading to the ceremony and to take a moment before making the grand entrance to your reception. It is also an ideal spot for your older guests that might enjoy a moment near the log burner in a comfy chair or your guests with children that could need some quiet time to take a nap.

The Granary is another additional space with a beautiful rustic feel; with wooden floors and exposed beams, it can hold up to 40 seated guests making it the perfect place for your next morning breakfast reunion. The venue offers a full English menu including cereal, yoghurt, pastries, and toast for your guests to help themselves.


The Apton Hall offers you a beautiful space for your ceremony, reception, and morning after breakfast. Still, they also have other services such as in-house catering, alcohol license, wedding license, exclusive use of the property, bridal changing facilities, sound system, and on-site parking.

Their head chef is available to offer a customized menu for your celebration. They have facilities to make your dreams come true, and you can even stay in for breakfast. Their experienced team has top of the notch service and plenty of knowledge of other cuisines.


This amazing venue has it all, and you can not miss their great accommodation. Offering 8 luxurious guest rooms, each with a unique and contemporary style. They all have a king-sized bed, a writing desk, and beautiful bathrooms.

The Dovecot is the biggest room on site, with a design that enhances the beauty of the exposed oak beams and vaulted ceiling. It also includes a roll-top bath, a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a comfortable sitting room, all spreading across two floors. You will enjoy your stay with the neutral and relaxing design that this room offers for a romantic night after having the night of your life. The best part of all is that you do not even have to leave the property because your room will be only a short walking distance away.

The Apton Hall farm is a unique and incredible wedding and event venue. It has versatile spaces and a rustic but modern decoration that can fit many themes. If you are looking for an indoor space that also has the beauty of the outdoors, this is the perfect place for you no matter the season you have to choose for your wedding.