High House Weddings

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£3900 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
High House is a family run, stunning, award winning, exclusive use wedding venue set in six acres of landscaped gardens and rolling meadow in the Essex countryside.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,900
Maximum Price
£10,000
At High House we ensure there are no hidden costs for couples when booking their wedding here by having 'extras' they need to add to make their day perfect. Our venue hire fee is inclusive of the following:  Use of Essex Barn or Thatched Gazebo for your civil wedding ceremony  Bridal Dressing Room from 9am until the time of your wedding ceremony  Marquee for wedding breakfast and evening reception  Brides cottage for the night of your wedding, inclusive of continental breakfast provisions  Tables and chairs for up to 120 guests  Cake table and knife  Optional use of lawn games, wishing well for cards and sweet cart  Table plan easel  Dance floor, sound system and stage in marquee  Facility for dance floor reveal in marquee  Private bar facilities in marquee  Stable bar open for reception drinks  Staff for beverage service throughout day and bar service in evening  DJ for your evening celebrations – 19:00 to 23:30 (music selections to couples requests)  Experienced wedding co-ordinator to assist you in the planning prior to and for the duration of your special day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£40
Maximum Price
£100
At High House we are pleased to work exclusively with our professional and trusted catering partner who will provide exquisite handmade and freshly prepared cuisine throughout your day. With in-depth knowledge of the venue and a wealth of experience in serving excellent cuisine, we work with our partner because we believe in the superb product they provide to our couples. From a formal seated dinner to high tea or an informal barbeque, our caterer will work with you to create your dream menus.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
3
Sleeps No. of People
2
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
High House has the following spaces which are available exclusively to our couples on their wedding day; • Bridal dressing room – our brides arrive to start getting ready in a truly luxurious setting. Overlooking the swimming pool, our dressing room is set within an oak framed orangery luxuriously furnished with comfortable sofas, dressing tables and of course a changing room and generous en-suite. • Choice of 2 spaces for civil ceremony; - Thatched gazebo in the gardens for our couples who wish to marry outside. - Our beautiful restored Grade II listed Essex barn dates back to 1750 and has been lovingly restored. The barn retains its wonderful character with rustic oak beams and exposed red brick. • Monet inspired bridge over our pond leading to our patio area, complete with rustic stable bar for reception drinks (and very cute original Fiat 500 which is always a talking point for guests!) • Grounds - over six acres of grounds in total are available for guests to wander through, admire the pretty English country gardens, orchard and enjoy lawn games which are set out for couples if they wish • Own vineyard on site • Our beautiful marquee - with views to the lake (spectacular at sunset!) which can be viewed from our decking, the highly impressive space wows guests. Benefiting from a dance floor reveal (the party is hidden away until the evening during the couple’s first dance when the reveal is lifted as a surprise), twinkling star-cloth lining, stage, and black and white dance floor, couples can be sure of an amazing party atmosphere. • Brides cottage - a secluded retreat tucked away within its own secret garden. Offering a sumptuous bedroom with freestanding bath and en-suite, cosy lounge and kitchen, this is the perfect place for escape and privacy for a bride and groom on their wedding night. • Guests Lodge - Offering the same luxurious finish and amenities as our bridal cottage, the detached guest lodge offers an additional two en-suite bedrooms.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Samantha
Thank you for your interest in in High House Weddings as a potential wedding venue. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would love to discuss your ideas with you and explain all that High House has to offer a couple looking for the perfect venue.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
8
Reviews
(118)
Chris and Anna
Married in October 2019
June 2016
High House is a very special venue
High House is a very special venue, we both knew it as soon as we stepped inside on our first open day. As it is a family home you can feel the love and care in the atmosphere and surroundings. Our day was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t change one thing about it. The staff are lovely and Hayley is an absolute superstar. Thank you High House!!
Chris and Hayley
Married in September 2019
June 2016
We can't thank the staff enough
We had an amazing day, made better by having Hayley as our wedding planner making sure the day went smoothly. We can’t thank any of the staff enough for their hard work.’
Kirsty and Luke
Married in September 2019
June 2016
We had a truly wonderful day
What an amazing day! Hayley - you are amazing, a true credit to the High House team. You made everything so perfect we are truly thankful. The whole team were fantastic. We had a truly wonderful day, despite the rain! The food was remarkable and all guests commented on how lovely it all was. The Valentines team were brilliant and Luke and I have a day we will never forget. Thank you all.
Louise and John
Married in September 2019
June 2016
A memorable and special day
The day was perfect, smooth from start to finish. The staff were all friendly and polite and we couldn’t have wished for a better day. A special mention to Jean who was brilliant and very lovely. Thanks Jean and everyone at High House for a very memorable and special day.
Jasmin and Antony
Married in September 2019
June 2016
It was amazing!
Thank you so much for everything you have done! It was amazing! Much better than we could have wished for Hayley was incredible, so so helpful!
Jenny and Adam
Married in September 2019
June 2016
Could not fault anything
What a fantastic venue, scenery is amazing. Could not fault anything, the day was perfect. Hayley was outstanding and made us feel so comfortable. Food was out of this world.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Old Heath Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EW, England

Travel Notes

When booking taxis to High House please ensure that the booking location is High House Farm Wedding Venue. This is to ensure that our local neighbours are not disturbed when taxis are locating the venue. Our location is marked in the map below by the red marker. Unfortunately Google Maps and Sat Nav can be unclear as to our exact location so please ask taxis to look out for our entrance rather than relying on Sat Nav devices. Please also ensure that taxis are booked in advance of your visit to High House, as local availability is very limited at last minute.

Nearest Town

Chelmsford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Althorne

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We would never want to choose just one as we have had so many amazing weddings here and all are so different!

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

Think about what you want for your day and not what you 'think' you should have. We really encourage our couples to think about what they love and enjoy and make those things part of their day. Lots of couples think their day should include something because it is what's expected at a wedding but they personally don't like it, it's their day and no one else's. We think this is why our weddings are so diverse and makes it so interesting for us.

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

One of our brides had sadly lost her dad not long before her wedding day. She wanted to have something here that would remind her of her dad throughout the day. He loved fishing so she set up a chair and fishing rod next to our pond which overlooks our reception drinks space. It was a lovely touch to remember her dad.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, country, elegant, family and unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Photographers constantly tell us their are spoiled for choice but we love our vineyard and weeping willow tree in front our of beautiful Monet inspired bridge.

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

Yes, but we wouldn't mention names!

What’s your favourite canapé?

A favourite for guests seems to be the lamb & coriander meatball with plum marmalade!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Anything sweet!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our dance floor reveal! The whole dance floor area is hidden from your guests all day long until the first dance begins - a truly unique feature which couples and guests love.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff. We are proud of each and every person who works here and receive such amazing feedback from couples and their guests about how helpful and friendly everyone is.