Essex is a part of the UK famed for its glamorous women and men in classy suits and when it comes to weddings, the star-studded county is no different.
Whether you're after a luxurious country manor for your big day, or acres of beautiful farmland and landscape views, Essex is home to all this and more.
To help you narrow down your choice, we've selected five of our favourite wedding venues that are guaranteed to make any ceremony perfect.
Located near Epping, the award-winning wedding venue Gaynes Park will leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests with its array of artistically restored barns and glorious parkland.
Brides and grooms-to-be who choose to host their nuptials at this location are free to roam around the Orangery, Gather Barn, Mill Barn and old gardens set in the grounds of a private country estate.
Anyone who is after a grand Georgian house should consider making their vows at Barnston Lodge, a family home near Dunmow that is oozing with charm and elegance.
The pretty Summer House makes for a relaxed and intimate setting for guests, while the location's exterior - including a lake and gardens - is ideal for holding a marquee reception.
One of the most beautiful country house sites in Essex, Braxted Park offers both the wedding party and their guests the chance to relish in the estate's rich history and beauty.
Ceremonies can either be held in the picturesque parish church tucked away within the grounds or in a licensed room in the stunning main building.
Located in one of the older deer parks in the country, this wedding venue can accommodate up to 450 individuals in its adjoining silk-lined pavilion and even provides transport to take wedding attendees up to the mansion.
With its 15 acres of gardens and a lakeside view, Westwood Park is guaranteed to be the ideal backdrop to any bride's big day.
The magnificent country house is suitable for both small and larger weddings, while it is also possible to bring along your own wine and fireworks.
For more information or to arrange a visit to any of these wedding venues, please telephone 01244 571208 or email Lucy.