Country house wedding venue in Essex


From intimate afternoons spent with your nearest and dearest to full-blown festivities with the whole gang, a wedding at Downham Hall is sure to be anything but ordinary.

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Nestled in the heart of rural Essex, our recently renovated country house venue is a secluded sanctuary, where you can forget the rest of the world and focus on what really matters. With our generously sized spaces, you can enjoy a day that suits you, safe in the knowledge that nobody's been left off the guest list.

Your day, your way

At Downham, we believe that no two weddings should be the same; we carefully plan each and every event to create a day that reflects you. And with plenty of catering and entertainment suppliers to choose from, you can build a package that suits your vision and budget.


We have two beautiful licensed spaces, so you can choose where to tie the knot. Our timelessly elegant De Beauvoir Suite can host up to 60 guests and is perfect for anyone dreaming of a quintessential country wedding. Or, head out into the grounds and gather on the lawn or even in The Orangery to celebrate with the rolling countryside as your backdrop.


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What we offer

  1. Exclusive hire of the venue throughout the day
  2. Five ensuite bedrooms
  3. Bridal changing room
  4. Marquee overlooking the moat and countryside below
  5. On-site parking
  6. Wedding coordinator to help with all preparation and during the day
  7. Trusted collection of suppliers
  8. Tailor-made packages to suit you and your requirements

Exclusively yours

No couple should ever have to share the spotlight on their special day. That's why all couples who celebrate with us enjoy exclusive use of our entire venue. So, whether you choose to tie the knot in the house or out in the grounds, you can be sure that you and your guests won't be disturbed.


Our hotel is also home to five beautiful bedrooms, including a Bridal Suite, so you can skip the journey home and spend the night with us.

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