Wedding at Maidens Barn, Essex

One of the many Essex hidden gems, a real barn that dates to 1806. A fully restored barn with original features makes it unique while having all the comfort you need for your wedding day. The service provided by this family-owned and operated venue is warm and personal.

Maidens Barn is secluded within Essex’s country area but close enough to London, airports, and other cities. You do not need to look further, here you can host your ceremony, reception and even find accommodation. It is a dream come true, with beautiful landscapes, perfectly trimmed gardens, and many unique spaces for your wedding photoshoot.

In addition to offering a beautiful wedding venue, the Maidens Barn also offers in house catering, accommodation for the couple and guests, and a wide directory of suppliers that will make your wedding as unique as you are. Now let us get into the details of this amazing wedding venue, so you can fall in love as we have.

Your wedding day will start with the getting ready process; at Maidens Barn, The Hayloft offers accommodation just 50 meters away from the Barn. Thirteen beautiful rustic rooms are available to accommodate your guests; they all include continental breakfast that you can enjoy all together at the stunning glazed and vaulted dining area.

For the couple, The Honeymoon Cottage is the perfect location for your first night as a married couple. There is no need to go further; your room will be ready when the night is over. And you can get ready there before the big celebration.

The Maidens Barn offers many options for your ceremony. If you want to host a civil ceremony, they are fully licensed to perform it. A legal union is a perfect option for many couples, and you can have it right at your wedding venue. Make sure you comply with the legal requirements and choose two witnesses to sign your marriage registrar.

Your wedding venue will not charge extra for performing your civil ceremony, but you need to pay all legal duties to the Chelmsford District Council’s local Registrar. If you also want to have a religious ceremony after your legal marriage, that is possible.

For a religious ceremony, there are plenty of churches from all types of faiths near the barn. Since the venue is located near Braintree, Chelmsford and Colchester, you can choose to have your ceremony at a church and then host your reception at the barn. Ministers and priest might be authorized to register marriages, and you can host your ceremony within the venue spaces.

No matter the type of ceremony you prefer, The Maidens Barn has an ideal location for you. The new Oak Barn can host an intimate ceremony or large gatherings for up to 200 guests. They can set up six chairs on each side of the aisle and make it traditional or relaxed.

The Oak Barn is a stunning space with high ceilings, beamed roofs, and French doors that open to create a combination of indoor and outdoor space. The flexibility of the barn allows you to have both small and large ceremonies. The views to the ancient Oak Tree in the bridal garden will take your guests’ breath.

While the space has a rustic look, you can easily adapt it to your needs and style. Bohemian, rustic, and elegant weddings are all possible. Think of the barn as a blank canvas where you can develop your ideas.

For an outdoor ceremony, The Maidens Barn features a unique space for your English summer wedding. The space is ideal for a romantic ceremony, surrounded by a carefully designed garden and amazing Essex countryside views. The space can host up to 200 seated guests while you stand below the flowering arbour.

Your wedding reception will take place in the Oak Barn, a flexible setting that works as an indoor and outdoor space with amazing views of the gardens. For summer weddings, you can host a cocktail hour outdoors and dinner indoors.

Multiple settings are available to fit your needs and the size of your event. They offer round tables for 8 or 10 guests and many trestle tables that seat up to 4 guests and can be joined together to form a Top Table.

The beauty of this rustic space is that you can accommodate it to your preferences. You can hire a DJ to start the party, a light-up dancefloor, floral decoration, and focal pieces like a giant LED letters to make your wedding unique. The barn’s upstairs gallery can be a perfect place for your photo booth and a lounge area for a quiet talk.

The in-house catering service will accommodate many requests. Their experienced chef can help you customize your wedding menu using fresh and local produce. Special requirements like vegetarian, celiac and allergy are also welcome. And the children menu is available too.

Menu packages include standard items like table linen, linen napkins, cutlery, china, waiting for staff, and front of house manager. Canapés and bar service are also available with an extensive list of wine. The friendly staff will make your guests feel at home.

The morning after your big day, you can enjoy a lovely breakfast with all the guests that stayed the night at The Hayloft. Their chef will be happy to accommodate any special request for your morning gathering.

As you have seen so far, The Maidens Barn is a flexible wedding venue with a rustic style that can work for many wedding themes. While located within the countryside of Essex, it is an accessible location for your guests. And the perfect setting for a memorable wedding.