Marks Hall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that covers over 2,200 acres of lush Essex countryside. The jewel in its crown is the 18th-Century Coach House – a beautiful wedding venue with an Arboretum at its heart.
The Coach House, with its oak beams, exposed brickwork and manicured gardens filled with flowers, provides an enchantingly rustic setting in which to celebrate a marriage or civil partnership. Couples can exchange their vows here or in a pretty, wooden gazebo in the private garden, surrounded by carefully cultivated plants that flower throughout the summer season, before heading through one of three arch doors that connect the terrace to The Coach House.
The venue, which is exclusive to you and your party on the day of your wedding, can seat up to 120 for a civil ceremony, 120 for a wedding breakfast and up to 200 for an evening reception. Couples are free to hang decorations from the beams, light rings and wall beams (though restrictions apply) and dried flowers are permitted as confetti.
When it comes to catering, the venue can provide canapes, a three-course wedding breakfast and light evening buffet, or you can choose to bring in your own caterers. Similarly, there are drinks packages available or you can bring your own prosecco and wine for the drinks reception and meal. Packages also includes the use of the venue’s picture perfect grounds for your wedding photographs (and a golf buggy to get you there), plus a Wedding Coordinator to help with the planning process and ceremony.
Tailored packages can also be arranged for couples who want some elements – perhaps 48-hour hire in order to get everything set up – but not others. The Bridal Suite is a must, as it provides the perfect space for the bride to get ready on the big day. Suitable for a wedding party of eight people, the facilities include a make-up and hair bar, full length mirror, portable music speaker, and a kitchen area with table and chairs. And as it’s just a stone’s throw from the wedding venue where the registrars come to meet you before you walk down the aisle, you needn’t worry about being late.