Browning Bros

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£4500 - £9950 for a package
Up to 180
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
We can offer you two venues for a beautiful outdoor wedding in Essex: Teybrook Orchard or Chalkney Water Meadows. Both of these are perfect if you want to do something different for your big day.
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
We have 2 venues available offering different size capacities, pricing and overall feel, depending on what you are after as a couple. Our prices range from £4,500 (mid week) to £9,950 (weekends). Please enquire for further details.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Chalkney Water Meadows in the Colne Valley is hidden away amongst ancient woodland next to a picturesque river and a tree-lined lake. It’s a stunning location for an outdoor wedding in Essex, and you can enjoy exclusive use of the venue for the whole weekend. This venue is popular with larger groups who want a bit more space. We will pitch up 20 or more luxurious bell tents looking over the picturesque lake, and each tent can sleep between one and five guests. Or stay in Waterlily Lodge, our cosy log cabin that makes for a perfect wedding suite. There is plenty of space to enjoy outdoor fun and festivities, and you’ll even find a ‘Getting Ready’ tent that comes with mirrors, seats, a table and everything the bride and bridesmaids need to prepare. Teybrook Orchard is a woodland venue that is hidden away from the world, and it is perfect for a quirky wedding in Essex for parties with up to 80 to 100 guests. Here, you will find 10 fixed dwellings on wooden platforms spaced around the site, providing accommodation for up to 36 guests. Accommodation includes four bell tents, four yurts, a shepherd’s hut and even a converted grain silo. You can also hire additional bell tents in the orchard to provide your guests with a luxury glamping experience, or tell your guests to bring their own tents, which they can pitch for a small £20 fee.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nat Browning
Thank you so much for contacting Browning Bros, we are so excited to help you plan for the perfect wedding!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Colchester, Essex, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

The UK Wedding Awards - Runners Up in Best Pop Up Wedding Venue in the UK 2019
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Indian/South African Wedding - 2 cultures combined to create a whirlwind of love - so many activities including yoga and swimming in the lake

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process and be as creative as you can..

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Chill out whiskey/shisha tent

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Chilled, Quirky, Unique, Natural Beauty and Charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the rowing boat on the lake

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Made in Chelsea have filmed an episode at Chalkney Water Meadow. Clive Woodward has spoken at an event at Chalkney Water Meadow.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The willow tree pontoon

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The variety we are able to offer to each couple to make every wedding different