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Within the historic setting of Blake Hall and its lovely gardens, sit two glorious 17th century Essex barns; a perfect venue for weddings and other special occasions.

Your wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life and you need to feel sure that every detail is right.  At Blake Hall, the idyllic country house setting and the barns' new facilities are matched by highly experienced and understanding staff.  Their first priority is to ensure that your day is the greatest possible success.

Set amongst stunning private gardens, Blake Hall offers you two beautifully restored 17th century barns and surrounding areas for your exclusive use for weddings, wedding receptions and other special occasions. Licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, either inside the newly restored Hay Barn or outside under the canopy of the old Saddlery, Blake Hall Weddings is arguably the most attractive barn wedding venue in Essex.

The Essex Barn will seat up to 150 people for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 people for your evening reception whilst the gardens provide countless opportunities for wonderful photographs. 

What makes Blake Hall Weddings a unique wedding venue?

Blake Hall has been a home to the Capel Cure family for over 230 years. Now, within the historic setting of Blake Hall and its lovely gardens, they can offer you its beautifully restored 17th century barns as the perfect venue for a wedding, a party or other special occasions and charity events.

The seclusion and privacy of the Hall’s stunning rose gardens, formal lawns and ancient trees provide countless opportunities for wonderful photographs, and experienced co-ordinators will be there to ensure your special day is stress-free and unforgettable.

Stylish accommodation is available, recently renovated and decorated with a fesh country feel.

If you are looking for a church wedding, the venerable church of Bobbingworth is an easy walk at the end of the drive.

What is a typical wedding like at Blake Hall Weddings?

Blake Hall is only offered for exclusive use and is licensed for civil ceremonies either inside the recently converted Hay Barn or outside under the canopy of the old Saddlery. Reception drinks can be enjoyed either outside on the pretty lawn and terraces between the barns, or inside in the spacious Hay Barn. This leaves the Essex Barn for the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.

 

The Essex Barn

This magnificent 17th century barn has been sympathetically restored with modern comforts without losing any of its original charm.  The Essex Barn seats between 50 and 150 guests for the wedding breakfast, can accommodate 200 guests in the evening and offers the convenience of the banqueting area, dance floor and licensed bar all under one roof. 

 

The Hay Barn

Sitting across the lawn from the Essex Barn and adjacent to the Saddlery, the stunning restoration of the Hay Barn completes the trilogy of barns for your use at Blake Hall.

The Hay Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests and with its beam-lined aisle, and magnificent picture window, provides a beautiful, year round, in-door alternative for wedding ceremonies at Blake Hall. 

It is also be available for reception drinks, if you chose not to be outside on the terrace, leaving the Essex barn for your wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.

 

The Saddlery

Between the Essex Barn and Hay Barn, and fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnership ceremonies, couples have the choice of getting married under the canopy of the old Saddlery, with their guests looking on from the cedar wood benches on the beautiful lawn outside.

A limestone path forms the aisle and a microphone and speakers have been strategically placed so that the ceremony can be clearly heard.

The Saddlery also makes a wonderful pavilion from which musicians can play, children can be entertained, and drinks can be served. It is your day and there are so many ways to use this very special and versatile building.

 

What Extra facilities does Blake Hall Weddings have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

The Old Coach House, and its impressive dressing room, is close by, sleeps six and is available for hire the night before your wedding. Staying here with your family or bridesmaids, is a great way to start the wedding festivities. Blake Hall is also proud to offer Stable Cottage, a delightful one bedroom cottage for the newly weds to enjoy on the night of their wedding as well as the Tack Room, the Carpenter’s Shop and the Horse Box for their family and close friends.

Where is Blake Hall Weddings located?

Situated near the pretty town of Ongar, within the triangle of Epping, Brentwood and Harlow and within easy reach of both the M11 and M25, Blake Hall Weddings is conveniently located and yet, set within 60 acres of formal gardens and woodland, remains peaceful and tranquil for your exclusive use on your special day.

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Facilities

100 - 150 Guests Capacity

150 - 200 Guests Capacity

50 - 100 Guests Capacity

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Evening Entertainment

Evening reception facilities

Live Band Facilities

Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

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Wedding Guests

Wedding Party

Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 200

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 150

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 200

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 50

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 50

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 50

Closed Times: January & February

Nearest Airport: London Stansted

Open Times: March to December

Directions

01277 366 687
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Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex, OngarCM5 0DG, United Kingdom

From the M11 Junction 7

From the Junction 7 roundabout, follow A414 signed to Chelmsford and Ongar. Go straight over both the first and second (The Talbot) roundabouts. Continue 1.8 miles from the Talbot roundabout to a side road left signed to Blake Hall and Bobbingworth. Continue 0.4 miles and the entrance to Blake Hall barn is the second pair of gates on the right, signed Blake Hall.

Journey time approx 7 minutes

 

From Chelmsford

From London Road, Chelmsford, follow signs at roundabout to A414 Harlow (M11) and Ongar. After approx 9 miles, go straight over the Four Wantz roundabout at Ongar signed A414 M11 and Harlow. After 1.3 miles, turn right down a side road signed to Blake Hall and Bobbingworth. Continue 0.4 miles and the entrance to Blake Hall barn is the second pair of gates on the right, signed Blake Hall

Journey time approx 16 minutes

 

From Brentwood

From Brentwood centre, take A128 towards Ongar. After 6.6 miles, turn right at A128 t-junction to Ongar. Continue 1 mile through Ongar High Street to the Four Wantz roundabout and turn left signed A414 M11 and Harlow. After 1.3 miles, turn right down a side road signed to Blake Hall and Bobbingworth. Continue 0.4 miles and the entrance to Blake Hall barn is the second pair of gates on the right, signed Blake Hall.

Journey time approx 18 minutes

 

From Great Dunmow

From the south side of Dunmow, take the B184 signed to High Ongar and The Rodings. After 6 miles, turn right onto A1060 at Leaden Roding. After 0.7 miles, turn left onto B184 signed Fyfield and Ongar. Continue 6.5 miles to Ongar and the Four Wantz roundabout. Turn right signed A414 M11 and Harlow. After 1.3 miles, turn right down a side road signed to Blake Hall and Bobbingworth. Continue 0.4 miles and the entrance to Blake Hall barn is the second pair of gates on the right, signed Blake Hall.

Journey time approx 25 minutes

 

Train and Tube

The nearest tube station is Epping (Central Line) which is 6.3 miles away. The nearest main line train is Harlow Town Mainline Station, which is 8.5 miles from us.

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