|Choosing a wedding venue can be a difficult task. This is because it can determine almost everything about your big day, from how many guests you can invite and the décor to the photographs you can take and the entertainment you can have. One of the most popular types of wedding venues Essex has is barns. Barn weddings have become in high demand in recent years due to the many benefits that they offer.
Full of character
One of the biggest reasons to opt for a barn wedding venue is its character. Barns tend to be full of history, giving them an extra charm that few other types of venues can compete with. The oldest barns have many historic, quirky features that give them an authentic look and feel. You’ll find many characterful barn venues in the Essex countryside – most notedly Crondon Park near the quaint village of Stock.
An idyllic, peaceful setting
Barn wedding venues tend to be located in beautiful rural settings in the heart of the countryside. Getting married close to nature and wildlife and with such fabulous views can be a magical experience that you’re unlikely to forget. You can expect your photographer to capture some truly spectacular photos of your barn wedding in the Great British countryside.
Since barns tend to be very big venues with high ceilings, you won’t need to worry too much about there not being enough space. Traditionally, they were made to store large items of farm equipment, so it makes sense that they can contain gatherings of all sizes. Despite barn venues being expansive, they can still feel intimate due to the fact they’re mostly one room rather than lots of smaller rooms.
A blank canvas
When you choose a barn wedding venue, you’ll have a blank canvas on which to create your dream wedding. They tend to have a neutral colour scheme, which means you can decorate them in almost any way imaginable. This can allow you to create the perfect setting for your big day, adding anything from bunting and fairy lights to lanterns and flowers. You won’t need to worry about your décor clashing with the carpet or wallpaper in a barn wedding venue.
Whatever your desired theme for your wedding, a barn venue should be able to accommodate it. Barns are incredibly versatile, capable of offering a country, rustic or vintage theme as well as glamour and sparkle. Almost any theme can be catered to. Many couples choose to keep things simple with a barn wedding since the venue is so naturally beautiful in the first place. The already stunning features of a barn mean you may not need to spend a small fortune on decorations.
Saying ‘I do’ in a barn wedding venue can be a wonderful moment that you’re sure to treasure forever. Talk to the team at Crondon Park to discuss getting married in the Baronial Hall – one of the finest examples of a Tudor barn.