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New Wedding Venue Opening In Essex

A venue rich with history and character, surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens with wonderful views of rural Essex

Weddings & Events Venue

Opening 2020

Venue Hire
Prices from £2,500 – £5,000

Grove Farm
Tan Lane
Near Thorpe-le-Soken
CO16 9PT

Tel: 01255 862 691
Mobile: 07989 416 423

2 minutes from Thorpe-le-Soken station
4 minutes from the contemporary award-winning Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Villiers Barn

Surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes and historic character stands a fully restored grade II listed barn and converted separate ceremony room now available for weddings and events from 2020. The venue is surrounded by spectacular views of rural Essex making it the perfect picturesque setting for your special day.

Villiers Barn is one of the grandest grade II listed barns to be converted in Essex and still today, it presents itself with historic charm, as well as, modern appeal. The fully restored, seven-bay barn will play host in celebrating your memorable day with your loved ones.

From the moment you arrive at the long tree-lined drive you are met with the Georgian house standing grand at its head. As you make your way up the path the secluded spaces at the heart of this magnificent estate will have you visualising the most important day of your life. Villiers Barn combines the traditional with the modern offering you the ideal elements to create the perfect venue for your wedding.

It isn’t just the historic charm or the spectacular views at Villiers Barn that will capture your heart, but the experienced team who all have a deep passion for other people’s happiness. Archers Caterers & Events; the family-owned business is constantly thriving for ways to make your dreams a reality. Founders, Barry and Juliet Day, come with 25 years of industry and culinary experience, having managed 100s of weddings each year. Your wedding will have a personal touch and will be tailored to your specific needs making your wedding day an unforgettable one.

Once home to‘The Uncrowned Queen’

Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland and the notorious mistress of Charles II, is thought to have lived on the estate in the 16th-century and ‘The Uncrowned Queen’, as she was known as, would surely have approved of the extensive work that has been carried out to transform the former stables into a Ceremony Room and Stunning Barn which now play host to your magical day.

A former coach house has also been converted to provide a beautiful bridal suite, which sits between a delightful courtyard and swimming pool – all perfect for photo opportunities during your day. Villiers Barn offers the perfect combination of a truly historic building set in attractive grounds whilst still maintaining easy accessibility for you and your guests via road or rail:

We are only two minutes drive from Thorpe-le-Soken train station &
Four minutes from the Contemporary Award-Winning Life House Spa and Hotel
Twenty Minutes from Colchester
Colchester – 12 miles
Ipswich – 22 miles
Braintree – 29 miles
Chelmsford – 34 miles
Stansted Airport – 48 miles
Southend – 56 miles

Villiers Barn – a historic setting, in a fantastic location for couples seeking an unforgettable and unrivaled countryside backdrop to their fairy-tale day.

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