Gaynes Park in Essex

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A stunning venue with the ‘wow’ factor, Gaynes Park is set in a private family estate of more than 1,000 acres near Epping in Essex. Easily accessed from across the South East, it is just 10 minutes from both the M25 and M11 and at the end of the Central Line.

With sweeping views of the London skyline and surrounded by English countryside, farmland and woodland, Gaynes Park is a contemporary barn wedding venue in a traditional rural setting.

An elegant and sophisticated venue that is truly unique, Gaynes Park boasts immaculately restored listed barns, an Orangery, beautiful gardens and boutique luxury accommodation.

Weddings can take place in one of three locations: the Orangery, Gather Barn or Mill Barn. The beautiful Orangery is located in the walled garden on the site of an old Victorian conservatory and is a stylish building with exposed oak beams and central double doors that maximise natural light, warmth, ambience and views to the gardens. It is approached from the Long Walk, through the Lion Gate and up the central ‘garden aisle’ which leads you through the walled gardens to finish at the conservatory doors ensuring a dramatic entrance for the bride.

The magnificent and spacious Mill Barn is supported by four tree trunks that are hundreds of years old. Enhanced with floor-to-ceiling windows at the entrance and overlooking the courtyard at the rear, the barn is a fantastic choice for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast. Flooded with natural light, it has high vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine gallery with Raj-style furniture and table lanterns that makes it a perfect location for those looking to chill out or take a break from the dancing without missing a thing.

Providing the grand entrance to Mill Barn is Gather Barn; an attractive open-sided listed building which is surrounded by elegant planters and foliage and offers an idyllic setting for an outside ceremony. From dusk, it can be attractively lit with twinkling fairy lights and uplighters for magical effect.

As stunning as the barns themselves are the grounds at Gaynes Park, which are breathtaking. The Long Walk boasts year-round colour thanks to established herbaceous borders, traditional roses, bulbs and perennial shrubs. An enchanting place to reflect before the ceremony and for the first photos after the exchange of vows, it is an oasis of calm with its well-tended borders and colourful blooms. Equally impressive is the Walled Garden, which is a lovely location for mingling with a drinks reception or to play garden games or returning to for spectacular moonlit photos against the pavilion.

The bride and groom can spend their first night in the charming Apple Loft Cottage, which has been lovingly restored to an exceptional standard with an elegant, stylish and luxurious interior. It is also available for the bride, and her attendants to apply the finishing touches before the ceremony or to freshen up during the day. The excitement will build as the bride leaves Apple Loft and makes her way to the picturesque Heart Gate, stopping for a few final photographs before she takes her vows.

Gaynes Park offers many romantic locations for special photographs. From the Heart Gate to the Pavilion with its hundreds of fairy lights, the new ‘London lookout’ with sweeping views of the Capital’s skyline, and the Walled Garden and grounds, photographers will not be short of inspiration and the images will illustrate the magic of the day.

With its serene atmosphere and country views, Gaynes Park could be miles from anywhere. This stunning wedding venue and all it offers for a fabulous country barn wedding is just a stone’s throw from London and easily accessible from all areas across the South East.

The newly opened Coach House, which is separately available provides contemporary and beautiful accommodation for guests.


Testimonials & Gallery

  • We had the best day of our lives when we got married at Gaynes Park on Wednesday 13th August 2014. All the staff are amazing, the venue is out of this world and the food is delicious. Highly recommended!

    Claire & David
  • Thank you so much for helping our wedding day run smoothly. All the staff on the day were lovely and professional and couldn’t do enough for us. It made the day stress-free and unforgettable for us. We’ve received so many lovely comments from family and friends on how wonderful the venue is and how superb the food was!

    Kelly & James
  • Just a little note to say a massive thank you to Angela, the staff, the kitchen team and especially Nick, for going above and beyond and making our wedding day so special. Thank you for ensuring our day ran perfectly. We are most grateful.

    Katie & Brooke
  • Please convey to your staff our thanks for their efficiency, professionalism and courtesy, which contributed so much to our enjoyment of our son’s wedding on 5th May. The food was absolutely delicious and the surroundings so beautifully presented and our families and friends were very impressed with the standard of the service and attention to detail. I knew that Tim and Sophie had a lovely day. Thank you for such wonderful memories.

    Wendy & John
  • Thought we’d send you a quick note from our amazing honeymoon to say thank you once again. We had an amazing day, as did everyone else, at your beautiful venue. All the best,

    Tracy & Nigel

Venue Location & Map

Gaynes Park in Essex
Banks Lane
CM16 7RJ
Tel: 01992 660329

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