That Amazing Place – A Beautiful Essex Manor House Wedding Venue

by Michelle
That Amazing Place - A Beautiful Essex Wedding Venue

That Amazing Place is a stunning Essex wedding venue. The gorgeous manor house boasts extensive grounds and exclusive use. With 14 bedrooms to accommodate your wedding party, That Amazing Place really has it all when it comes to hosting your wedding.

Dating back to the 15th century, this historical grade II listed manor house has been beautifully renovated with stylish, contemporary interiors and elegant furnishings, offering a cosy and imitate “home from home” in which to welcome and entertain your guests.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can accommodate up to 70 guests in the Lakeview Lounge, or up to 100 people in The Hall with its stunning mirrored wall and high ceilings.  Additionally, as a really romantic option during the summer months you can say your vows alfresco under the outdoor wedding gazebo situated next to the breathtaking backdrop of the lake.

With no minimum guest numbers That Amazing Place is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding.  They can cater for up to 80 seated guests for a wedding breakfast inside the house or 150 guests in the dining marquee, available from 2018.

Over to the team now to tell you more about their exceptional customer service, flexible approach and of course their amazing venue.

Tell us about your venue

Nestled in the Essex countryside, That Amazing Place is one of only a handful of country houses in England to offer exclusive use of the venue for your wedding day.  With a choice of tastefully decorated reception rooms, award-winning accommodation and picturesque gardens, our Grade II listed venue is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding.

Open to ideas, with a flexible approach and a willingness to accommodate your every need, the team at That Amazing Place are here to guide, excite and inspire you!  With a wealth of experience and contacts in the industry, we work with the highest quality suppliers to make sure you are in the best possible hands.

For us, it’s all about listening to your needs and working with you to ensure your vision are brought to life in the most magical way. Remember, your wedding is about more than just a venue, it’s about finding That Amazing Place to turn your dreams into some of your most treasured memories.

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Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?



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Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?


Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

100 For a civil ceremony, 150 for the wedding breakfast and 180 for the evening.

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Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

In order to make the planning of your special day as simple as possible, we offer the stress-free option of our wedding packages.

Classic Wedding Package – Our all-inclusive packages incorporate everything you need to make your wedding day perfect, along with a range of package upgrades for that extra special touch.

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Frances Sales Photography

Twilight Wedding Package – If you are looking for a more relaxed wedding without the formality of a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast, then our Twilight Wedding Package would be perfect for you. This package option offers a late afternoon ceremony followed by a canape/drinks reception and delicious evening buffet, plus a fantastic DJ so that you can party the night away!

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We have our own carefully selected external caterers to have your menu tailor-made to your exact requirements. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding breakfast or perhaps something less formal, our highly experienced caterers will work with you to create a delicious menu that is perfect for you and your budget.

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Image Source: Phil Lynch Photographer

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

No I’m afraid not, That Amazing Place offers a fully licensed bar service with a selection of wines to suit every palate, along with a range of drinks packages tailored to your needs.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

The DJ comes as park of the package, but couple are free to add to him with their own live music.

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Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

That Amazing Place offers exclusive overnight accommodation in our stylish and extremely comfortable bedrooms.  With our new luxurious bridal suite (available from 2018) and 13 guest rooms (sleeping up to 27 people), not only does this give you complete privacy on your special day, but your guests can also relax and enjoy themselves without the hassle of having to worry about transport.

Your wedding day is a cherished time and this total exclusivity allows you to invite your closest family and friends to stay alongside you on your wedding night.  We also provide a delicious hot breakfast in our dining room the following morning.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Yes! Here to assist you, our highly experienced Event Manager and her small friendly team will assure you of their personal attention from your very first meeting right up until to the end of your wedding day.

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Paul Grace Photography

On hand with ideas and guidance on how to plan your big day, we are here to ensure you turn your dreams into memories to cherish forever.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

11:30 (sometimes earlier depending on  what has happened the night before)

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Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Yes- With our picturesque location and breath taking views of the grounds and lake, That Amazing Place offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.

From the long driveway up to the house on arrival, to enjoying reception drinks on the patio with views of the lake, all of your guests will enjoy the stunning scenery That Amazing Place has to offer.

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Our beautiful Grade II listed building with gorgeous surroundings, gated secret garden and orchard offers an idyllic setting for your wedding photographs and your photographer will enjoy exploring the many photo opportunities within our grounds.

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What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Trust your instinct, you will know when it feels right.

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Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?  

All of our weddings are totally unique and there’s a favourite movement from everyone, but the one that sticks out in my mind is when the singing waiters turned up at Jess and Callum’s wedding to surprise their guests.  They were all so shocked, it was brilliant!

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All images courtesy of The Amazing Place

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