Each month, we will be picking out our favourite places to say ‘I do’ from the best wedding venues out there right now.
From newly-opened country houses to converted barns, each month, we’ll have all the lowdown on the best new and outstanding venues out there for your big day.
Venue of the Month: Crondon Park
This month, we’re looking to Crondon Park, a historic wedding venue located in Stock, Essex’s beautiful and peaceful countryside, offering exclusive use for couples.
This award-winning setting is a fine example of 17th-century architecture, with its Jacobean barn providing a truly unique atmosphere. Set in the picturesque surroundings of Stock Valley, this secluded property is the ideal space for a peaceful country wedding.
Facilities & Capacity
The Baronial Suite is the beating heart of Crondon Park, bursting with character, charm, and stunning staging areas. The Ryder Room is the designated civil ceremony space overlooking the estate’s beautiful gardens. Outside, a gorgeous floral canopy provides a romantic amphitheatre-style setting for summer nuptials. The Baronial Hall is the main function room, embracing an authentic Tudor barn aesthetic and can seat up to 140 guests and 220 for the evening reception.
The room features a rare Rosewood floor beneath provocative light oak timber beams. From here, couples will have private access to a beautiful half-acre garden where they take those all-important photographs.
To-be-weds will also have use of the Willows, a lockable room with toilet facilities attached to the Ryder Room. Thirty yards from the property awaits the bridal suite where you can get ready with your bride squad, complete with a four-poster bed, lounge area and multiple mirrors.
A luxury selection of five further comfortable suites, sleeping 10 guests in total, are also available for guests to retire after the celebrations.
Drinking & Dining
All catering is in-house, using fresh produce to create delicious dishes to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements. There’s everything from traditional three-course extravaganzas to Italian antipasti buffets to barbecues and hog roasts on offer. On the day, couples will receive the assistance of a dedicated Front of House Manager who will oversee their wedding day. Fully-inclusive wedding packages include furnishings, linen, glass and tableware.
A full-stocked bar opens out to the hall, with an external seating area available just beside with all three sites share themed lighting that can be adjusted to match the chosen colour scheme.
The Crondon Park team strive to make every occasion an individual event, focusing on the unique requirements and ideas of the couple. Backed by over 25 years of hosting weddings, this attentive team promise to take care of every detail with a professional and organised approach.