The White Hart is a charming and rustic coaching inn which dates back to the 15th century. On its grounds, you will find The Essex Barn, an exclusive hire wedding venue found on The White Hart’s spacious grounds which was built in 2009 solely for weddings.
The hand-crafted barn was purpose built to celebrate the union of marriage and inside, features detailed woodwork and walls adorned with hung tapestries. Outside meanwhile, you will find surrounding gardens which are filled with flowers, making an ideal backdrop for wedding portraits that you will cherish for the rest of your life together.
The Essex Barn can host up to 200 guests for your special day, while the bridal party can make the most of on-site accommodation, with 13 bedrooms to choose from as well as a gorgeous Bridal Suite which you and your beloved can retire to after an evening of dancing the night away.
As The Essex Barn at The White Hart is a countryside venue rather than found in a city, it is important to remember that you will need to factor in transport for both you and your guests on the big day. Although you will need to factor in transport, The Essex Barn is not as secluded as you first might think – the wedding venue is close to the Suffolk border and within driving distance of Cambridgeshire too.
There are some more practical elements of The Essex Barn which could appeal to prospective newlyweds too, including a large bridal prep room where the bride and her bridesmaids can get ready, perfecting makeup and any finishing touches to the dress. The venue’s Gold wedding package also includes an aperitif on arrival as well as use of a silver stand and knife which you will need to cut your wedding cake.