We are a beautiful family run wedding venue in stunning countryside with great views on all sides and peaceful surroundings. A former residence of the extremely wealthy de Beauvoir family with lots of history. Downham Hall has been renovated over 2017 and 2018, to return it from residential use to the grand setting that it deserves.

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Located in rural Essex, within easy access of the A12, A127 and just 20 minutes from the M25, family run Downham Hall is the perfect venue to gather friends and loved ones. This stunning and lovingly restored Hall is surrounded by beautiful countryside, providing an all round panoramic view of the surrounding area. The Hall is set apart from civilisation by a charming country lane and all who come to visit are impressed by the beautiful facade and grand entranceway upon arrival.

This part-moated Hall is a fabulous venue for your wedding day, offering plenty of opportunities for those picture postcard shots of your special day. It is currently being refurbished to a very high standard and every detail is considered in our planning and design to ensure your special day runs smoothly and you have a wonderful stay here at Downham Hall.

When you choose Downham Hall, you will enjoy exclusive use of the Hall and five individually designed luxurious bedrooms, all with en suites and breathtaking views, as well as a bridal changing room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast is provided the following morning, allowing you time to enjoy being with family and friends after your special day.

We have a fabulous entrance hall to welcome guests, and in winter time the fireplace is a fantastic backdrop for some great photo opportunities. Our beautiful De Beauvoir Suite is the perfect place for a ceremony or your wedding breakfast, and the orangery is a great place to take in the views of the garden. There are several seated areas including a patio, raised decking area and further seating provided on the south side of the Hall overlooking the moat. For larger weddings, we offer a marquee within the grounds.

The church which overlooks Downham Hall at the top of the hill, is a beautiful place to have a wedding ceremony and is within throwing distance of the venue. There are also several other places for ceremonies to take place both inside and outside of the Hall itself.

We pride ourselves in seeking the very best in everything connected to our venue and have sought out the best suppliers, offering excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our wedding co-ordinators will be available from the very first booking to answer all of your questions and provide a guiding hand throughout the planning phase, all the way up to the special day itself.

This boutique venue is the perfect place to begin married life together and offers:

  • Exclusive hire of the venue
  • 5 bedrooms all with en suite
  • Bridal changing room
  • Marquee overlooking the moat and countryside below
  • On site parking
  • Wedding co-ordinator throughout all the preparation phase and help on hand during the day
  • Excellent suppliers recommended to you by the Downham Hall team
  • Tailor made packages to suit the individual couple and their requirements
  • Same sex weddings welcome


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