Country house hotel and event spaces in Essex


Baby showers, Christening, belated birthdays, special anniversaries and remembering loved ones - whatever you’re celebrating, Downham Hall will ensure it’s a day to remember.

Easily accessible but set apart from the world in the Essex countryside, Downham Hall is the perfect place to gather the gang for a celebration. With a fully equipped marquee, beautifully landscaped gardens, and plenty of foodie favourites, we’ll have your guests talking about the occasion for years to come.

Tie the knot at Downham

Elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, picture-worthy backdrops, and of course, plenty of exceptional dishes to try out. Each wedding at Downham Hall is completely unique - so no matter what you’re dreaming of, our team can make it happen. And with room for up to 200 guests, you can enjoy your special day knowing that nobody's been left off the guest list.

We booked an anniversary meal on Saturday evening and we were not disappointed! I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of dining out we have had. Our waitress was attentive and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the wine choice superb. The decor of the room was warm, clean and fresh. I have already recommended Downham Hall to friends and we will be returning. Thank you so much for a lovely evening.

Manni Lou Moore
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Food & Drink

Would it be a proper celebration without food? Whether it’s a sharing-style feast or decadent dinners you’re after, our chefs have got you covered with an extensive list of menus to choose from. And with a licensed bar situated in our marquee, you and your guests can enjoy a range of champagne, wine, beer, cocktails and spirits served by our bar team.

Our Marquee

Whatever the cause for celebration, our marquee is perfect for both daytime and evening gatherings, and can host anywhere from 20 to 180 guests. It’s fully heated during the cooler months and can be opened up to make the most of the gardens during the summer. Plus, with a custom-built bar, lounge seating area, chandeliers and starlit dance floor, you can be the host with the most all year round.

Start planning

Whether you have questions about our facilities or want to check dates with us, just drop our team a message and we can get planning.


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