4 Reasons to Choose a Barn Wedding in Essex

Wonder why barns make the best wedding venues?

A rustic barn could be the ideal setting for your wedding, providing versatility, romance, and bucket-loads of charm.

Choosing a wedding venue is an exciting process, but with so many options available, it can also be intimidating, and many couples are unsure where to begin.

We may be biased, but in our opinion, a barn wedding location is unbeatable. Still don’t believe us? Continue reading to find out why a barn could be the perfect wedding venue for you.

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  1. Stunning scenery

Barn weddings are always a firm favourite when it comes to venue styles, and Essex is an endlessly popular county to get married in. Even before you walk through the doors, a barn location has a significant advantage over many other wedding venues: breath-taking landscape. Complete with stunning grounds, an intimate courtyard, and a working farm overlooking a picturesque pond, Old Essex Barn is perfect for those who love the outdoors, offering a romantic ambience that other venue styles can’t compete with. This makes for an ideal picturesque backdrop for your special day as well as fantastic photo opportunities.

  1. A versatile space

One of the main key benefits of a barn wedding venue is that it provides a completely blank canvas that you can tailor to bring your vision to life. With high ceilings, natural materials, and neutral colours, you can have the colour scheme and décor of your dreams without worrying about clashing with the carpet or wallpaper. Due to its versatility, barn venues lend themselves well to a variety of wedding styles – whether you like vintage glamour or rustic romanticism, a barn venue is the ideal backdrop for your special day.

  1. Al fresco entertainment

Many barn wedding venues offer plenty of outdoor space to be used as an extra entertaining area for you and your guests – our outside bar, intimate courtyard, and restored pond featuring a jetty and water fountain are not to be missed! These private spaces are perfect for post-ceremony drinks and canapés, as well as photos with your guests (including the all-important confetti shot!) If you want something a bit different, you could even utilise the area for outdoor games like croquet.

  1. Character and charm

Everyone wants their wedding to be one to remember, and choosing the right venue can make or break it. Barn venues, with their individuality and a rich, intriguing past, provide a level of character and charm that a modern hotel just can’t compete with. Old Essex Barn’s rustic rural location is the perfect farm wedding venue, having been lovingly restored to serve as the perfect backdrop to your special day. Dating back to the 15th Century, it is steeped in romance and history of bygone years, with its beautiful historic oak timbers and vaulted ceilings – it truly is a special place to say “I do”.

Situated in the heart of Essex, this stunning countryside venue has so much to offer. Get in touch with our friendly, highly experienced and dedicated team to arrange a viewing of this gorgeous venue, so that you can experience the magic of a barn wedding for yourself.