Your wedding day, whether bride or groom, is one of the most special days of your life and can certainly be a day to remember with The Old Rectory in Essex. As a country hotel and function suite with corporate and banqueting facilities, we cater to your needs and create the wedding you have always dreamed of, reflecting both you as a couple and the rest of your lives together.
Manor House History
The manor house that is the prestigious centre of The Old Rectory suite was built around 1837 in the picturesque surroundings of the Essex countryside. With four acres of rolling hills, stunning backdrops and total tranquillity, you are in a world of your own on your special day.
Although the manor house was recently converted into hotel facilities, it still holds its years of character and homely feel you look for in all romantic civil ceremonies. The level of class, charm and hospitality that we provide to all of our guests is a step above the rest and is unrivalled in the Essex area. We go above and beyond for our guests as we believe our clients deserve nothing but the best.
Whether you choose a grand celebration or an intimate family affair, The Old Rectory provides you with a flawless backdrop your big day. As it is your day and your day only, we never hold two weddings on the same day giving you exclusive rights to use to all areas of the manor as you wish. You and your wedding party have sole access to The Old Rectory for the whole day in order to get that real personal feel in the most picturesque backdrop possible.
The private venue is yours for the whole day and with an entire team of wedding co-ordinators on hand to carry out your wishes, you can make use of the venue as you would like. With your style and our expertise, we can transform the venue to be exactly what you have in mind and take care of all venue planning fundamentals of your dream wedding, so you don’t have to!
As well as taking care of the big day we ensure you have a comfortable place to lay your head in the evening. With 11 well-furnished bedrooms for guest accommodation, you and your wedding party can celebrate in style and relax in sheer comfort. All rooms have en-suite facilities, come with tea and coffee amenities and include a cooked breakfast the following morning. For the extra touch of class, the bridal suite boasts a four poster bed for luxury relaxation at only £100 a night.
Bespoke Finishing Touches
Your wedding day is all about the finishing touches, from the pin holes to the table decorations and even down to the catering your guests are served. As the sole guests for your exclusive day you get to design your menu the way you want it personally. By liaising with our chefs and various menu suggestions, we can cater to any taste, cuisine and theme, as well as having a fully licensed bar open to 1am for up to 150 guests.
We also have a long list of trusted suppliers so that you can arrange chair covers, photographers, bouncy castles and entertainers that are well-experienced in the wedding industry. Get your confetti ready as we love it here in Essex!
A Day to Remember
With romantic settings for the perfect photography snapshots, you can make sure your big day is surely one to remember. Both inside our main house and in the rolling hills, there are various places to take photos for life that will have you beaming from ear to ear every time you look at them.
As well as the ability to seat up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast, you can dance the night away with up to 250 guests and even make the most of our live band facilities. Remember The Old Rectory in Essex when your big day comes along, as there is no other place you can imagine your dreams coming true.
Get in touch with The Old Rectory by calling 01268 544 417 to arrange a viewing or appointment with our wedding coordinator. Your dream wedding can soon become reality in this stunning Essex wedding venue, so call today!