A PERFECT COLCHESTER WEDDING – VENUES

As you may or may not know, we offer a wide range of wedding hair and beauty treatments. We offer all your pre wedding beauty treatments as well has hair and makeup for your big day. We do many different packages and will adapt the package to suit you and your wedding.  We also know how stressful it can be to plan a wedding and find all the perfect suppliers, we thought we would give you a helping hand.

If your planning a wedding in or around Colchester, we have the perfect list of suppliers for you. All of these businesses are local to Colchester and are all companies we have either used ourselves or have seen and LOVED!

We will be posting one a week with the perfect suppliers including, Photographers, Bridal shops, Groom shops, Flowers, Cake and Entertainment.

 

VENUES:

Congratulations your engaged! Apart from the date, the most important thing is finding the perfect venue to suit your wedding image. We wanted to share some amazing wedding venues with you, they are all in Colchester and very different to suit everyone’s style.

Colchester Castle:

If you’ve ever visited Colchester castle, then i don’t need to tell you about the beautiful grounds (perfect for photos) and years worth of history. The castle also has two Ceremony rooms. The Chapel and The Secret Chapel.

The chapel is located on the top floor of the castle, this is mostly popular for a bigger weddings as they can seat up to 80 people and up to 200 people for the reception. This is a very unique place to get married as the white walls and tall ceilings, make it feel like a real chapel. 

However is your looking for a more intimate wedding at the castle, the secret chapel is perfect. With its beamed roof and stone structure, this room will seat up to 36 guests. This rooms is located on the roof of the castle and accessed by the Grand Staircase.

If you love your history and want something with a bit of tradition as well as different. I would recommend this venue. I promise your photos would look amazing!

Wivenhoe House:

Wivenhoe House is an 18th Century Country House set in a beautiful idyllic location. If your looking for a wedding venue where you don’t need to move around, then this is the perfect venue for you. With 40 hotel rooms and 4 wedding ceremony rooms to choose from you can have your day in one place. The good thing about wivenhoe house too is they only hold one wedding a day, meaning you’ll get undivided attentions and assistance for the day.

Fancy a outdoor wedding? Good as Wivenhoe house has the most quaint Gazebo area, which can seat up to 130 guests outside for your big day. Overlooking the massive historic parkland area, this makes for the most stunning photos. Don’t worry though they have a back up plan in case it rains.

If outdoor isn’t your thing or the weather doesn’t hold out, they have the most amazing Drawing Room. This room is very light and airy as it has three superb bay windows overlooking the parkland. This room can seat up to 80 guests and has full access to the garden court yard.

They also have two other rooms The Garden Suite and Signatures. The Garden Suite is very versatile and is made of 3 rooms so can be adapted to your wedding party up to 70 guests. Where as the signature room would be for a very intimate wedding breakfast seating up to 30 people.

So if your looking to get married somewhere different with lots of variety then this is the place for you.

Houchins:

By far the most modern wedding venue, Houchins is an elegant farmhouse with a modern twist. This is a family run business who pride themselves on catering for your big day. If you still want the tradition of a church wedding or a civil ceremony. Indoor or outdoor. Big or small, they caterer for anything from 25-150+ guests.

They offer the whole venue exclusively to you and your wedding party. They also have accommodation for 16 people so make sure you pick wisely. Don’t worry though as the bride and groom get a separate Honeymoon lodge for the night. Again Houchins have a few different rooms to choose from. The most popular in the summer being the Ceremony Loggia and Wedding Garden. As this area is under a marque your safe no matter what the British weather decides to do. All the rooms here can be decorated to your style with flowers and other accessories.

Houchins doesn’t offer catering at there venue however they do have different companies they highly recommend. They also have lot of decoration and props that you can use to decorate the venue including things like ceiling drapes and cast iron braziers with logs to tall oak barrels, to finish of the rustic theme.

Houchins is such a beautiful venue and can really be adapted to suit your wedding and your theme. Plus its perfect if you want your dog to be the ring bearer.

 

So there we have it, these are Admires top 3 wedding venues in Colchester. Obviously there are lots of different wedding venues all and around Colchester, however these are the ones we just love. Next week we will look into the local Photographers that we think are AMAZING!

Thanks for reading.