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18 Reasons Gaynes Park Is The Ultimate Essex Wedding Venue

2018 was another incredible year for weddings at Gaynes Park, with a number of amazing couples making their dreams come true here. We know that Gaynes Park is a truly magical place to spend one of the most unforgettable days of your life, and we can’t think of a more picture-perfect place for a romantic wedding.

So you can start getting a taste for what this fairy-tale setting has to offer, we’ve created this beautiful hand-drawn map, which you can use to begin picturing your special day here and to see how each aspect of Gaynes Park fits together. From the enchanting woods to the light-filled Orangery and everything in between, it’s all here for you to see. We’d love to show you around this idyllic location in person, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy these 18 reasons why Gaynes Park really is the ultimate Essex wedding venue. . .

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1. If you’ve dreamed of a barn wedding, Gaynes Park mixes contemporary style and rustic charm with our beautiful barns. The Gather Barn is a glorious spot for outdoor weddings and it’s also ideal for hearty hog roasts or evening barbecues. The Mill Barn is perfect for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

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2. The Orangery is a dream location for a civil wedding ceremony. Overlooking the stunning large walled gardens, it’s intimate yet spacious and always light and welcoming. You can choose how to set up the space for your ceremony and if you’re looking for a fairytale backdrop for your vows, this is it.

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3. For pure romance and natural beauty, our large Walled Gardens have it all, at any time of year. The prettiest borders, the most perfect planting and a stunning pavilion all combine to create a very special atmosphere as you arrive for your ceremony in the Orangery. It’s also ideal for drinks receptions on the lush lawns.

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4. Preparing for your wedding ceremony is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you deserve a fairytale cottage of your own on the morning of your special day. The Apple Loft is spacious and light, and there are plenty of mirrors so you can perfect your look before you step onto the Long Walk and make your way to your ceremony. Plus this beautiful space is undergoing an incredible refurbishment for 2019!

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5. Let’s be honest, everyone wants their wedding celebrations to last a little longer so why not book the Coach House and let your guests stay the night? Available to book through Gaynes Park Ltd, the luxurious rooms are ideal for post-wedding catch ups and relaxation, plus everyone can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast together the next morning, reminiscing over the events of the previous day.

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6. Gaynes Park has a reputation for outstanding food and drink with couples and guests enjoying both the menus and the service. Our catering partner, Galloping Gourmet offers everything from canapes and street food through to family-style banquets and gourmet menus. Plus, there’s even the option to create your own bespoke wedding breakfast – perfect for food lovers!

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7. There are photo opportunities aplenty at Gaynes Park so whether you’re looking for traditional or creative backdrops, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Gardens, barns, countryside views, cute sheep and more are all yours.

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8. Gaynes Park is a family-owned Essex wedding venue so not only is it full of history, it’s also loved and cared for every day. You’ll notice lots of special details and personal touches at Gaynes Park and we hope you too will feel its peace and calm and enjoy its beauty when you visit.

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9. We know that when you’re planning your wedding, it’s always great to have choice and we’re happy to be able to give you the option of outdoor weddings at Gaynes Park. The open-sided Gather Barn is ideal or you can take your vows just inside the Orangery whilst your guests are seated in the Walled Garden. If you’d prefer a celebrant-led ceremony, there’s a huge choice of outdoor locations – just ask when you visit us.

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The gardens at Gaynes Park in Essex are set up for a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony
© Tim Winter Photography

Image from Paula Pryke Wedding Flowers by Paula Pryke, photography by Tim Winter, published by Jacqui Small

  10. When you host your wedding at Gaynes Park, it’s exclusively yours. This means that the whole venue is all yours for the day and you can plan a wedding that suits you perfectly. From bridal preparations in the Apple Loft to late night conversations in the Coach House if you decide to spend the night, Gaynes Park is your exclusive wedding venue.

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11. Our caring staff really make your wedding day special. The team are on hand throughout the planning process and on the day itself, everything is taken care of for you. Take a look at some of the real weddings on our blog to see what couples have to say about the service they received at Gaynes Park.

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12. Gaynes Park really is a beautiful setting for your big day. The gardens, the barns, the views and the peace of the countryside all combine to create a location that’s unlike any other. It’s romantic, it’s memorable and it’s utterly unique.

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13. Another, slightly more practical, plus point is that Gaynes Park is so simple to get to. Wherever your guests are coming from, Gaynes Park is easy to find and we’re blessed with great links to London and beyond.

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14. Gaynes Park also offers you peace and privacy on your wedding day. From the moment you arrive and make your way along our drive, you leave the everyday world behind. It’s a little bit of magic in the Essex countryside.

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15. Gaynes Park is a dream wedding venue, whatever the season. From beautiful spring and summer weddings to glorious autumn events and cosy winter days , the venue looks beautiful all year round. Take a look at our gallery to see more.

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16. We’re here to help you every step of the way and we also have plenty of links with amazing wedding suppliers. We’re happy to recommend suppliers to you and we also love coming up with new and creative ideas for your big day.

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17. We know how important it is to couples to be able to put their own stamp on their venue. Gaynes Park is yours to decorate, in any style, and it suits every wedding style. If you’d like some wedding ideas, here are some suggestions for styling the Orangery and Mill Barn and some inspiration for using the outdoor space here at Gaynes Park.

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18. The team are always here for you and, now you know why Gaynes Park is such a fabulous wedding venue, why not come and visit us? Just click here to arrange a time for your personal tour. We’re already looking forward to welcoming you and we can’t wait to hear all about your wedding plans.

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If you’d like more inspiration for your wedding at Gaynes Park, visit our blog or to hear from couples who held their weddings at Gaynes Park, don’t miss these top tips from real couples.

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