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Find a gay friendly venue

to help you create your

perfect wedding.

The Lion


Every element of the Lion House has been designed with weddings in mind. A stylish art deco canvas equally as impressive on its own as it is sympathetic to your desired decorative details.


The site houses the original 15th century tavern, which has developed in the last decade into a successful restaurant boasting great pub-style food, utilising fresh ingredients from local farms and fishermen; an ethos which we have embedded into our wedding venue.


Our unwavering commitment to service and meticulous attention to detail offers everything you need; from fantastic food to luxury bedrooms.

The Canary Shed​


The Canary Shed is an exclusive-hire wedding venue with accommodation on a pretty farm just an hour from London.

Getting married is the best day of your life and it goes by in a flash… So why not make a whole weekend out of it! Stretch it out… Take all the stress and rush out of it… Most importantly, spend time with the people you love.

Little Easton Manor


Whether you are a Mr & Mr, a Mrs & Mrs, or you prefer not to be defined by gender at all, we welcome you to share your special day with us here, surrounded by friends and family in our spectacular venue and grounds. ​


Our dedicated wedding coordinators work closely with all our couples to create beautiful bespoke weddings which perfectly reflect every individual's personality and preferences.


Choose the music you want, choose the readings you want, choose exactly the way you want to declare and celebrate your love for each other. We are very proud that no two weddings here are ever the same. After all, no two couples are.



The Essex Barn at the Channels Estate is a beautiful restored 17th century thatched Essex Barn and is idyllic for your special day.


Set in tranquil surroundings, with large outside areas, fountain, avenue of mature trees and the stunning wedding ceremony garden we call our “Church without a Roof”.


With years of experience you can ensure your dreams come true, ass every wedding is special to us and you can be confident that you will find us professional and organised, and willing to go the extra mile to make your day relaxed, happy and memorable.

Hylands Estate


An award winning, stunning Grade II* listed mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion  is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in 597 acres of landscaped parkland, the traditional, lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the Essex countryside whilst the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties.


Situated close to the heart of Chelmsford with excellent transport links to London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, and London Stansted Airport, Hylands Estate is a convenient and gorgeous venue for your wedding.

Holiday Inn Colchester


If you are looking for a wedding venue in Colchester, the Holiday Inn Colchester provides an appealing venue in which to mark the ceremony and celebrations.


Conveniently located in a quiet area on the outskirts of the town, our attractive grounds make for a pleasant backdrop for your photographs. Our resourceful and accommodating team of events staff can help you build the perfect package for your big day.


We are licensed to hold a variety of wedding ceremonies at our hotel. From the traditional through to unusual ceremonies, we are confident that our venue, along with our expertise will deliver you the most perfect day.

Forrester Park


Set in beautiful countryside, Forrester Park is an independent venue which has been hosting wedding celebrations for over 40 years. We are available all year round for exclusive hire and are registered for civil ceremonies.


We are licensed to hold ceremonys both upstairs and outside on the Millennium Lawn.


Forrester Park is a traditional style building, parts of which date back to the 16th century. We do not require a minimum number of guests and there are no ‘hidden extras’. We can arrange flowers, cars, music, decorations etc, or you are welcome to bring your own. A number of our wedding guests also make use of our 18-hole golf course.

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