Gosfield Hall – Your Romantic Wedding Venue in Rural Essex

by Michelle

Gosfield Hall is a romantic Georgian manor house set in picturesque rural Essex.  Formerly a Royal residence, the Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery with a 120 ft long aisle is just perfect for your wedding ceremony – wow what a way for you to make your grand entrance.

Offering exclusive use, Gosfield Hall can accommodate up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party. The Marquis of Buckingham’s former ballroom, with it’s hand painted ceiling provides a stunning setting for your wedding breakfast. And with several additional grand and ornate reception rooms for you and your guests to enjoy, you can all celebrate and relax in rarefied yet comfortable surroundings.

There are also 23 beautiful bedroom suites offered to you exclusively for your wedding night, providing the perfect end to your day at Gosfield Hall. New for 2016 is the Lady’s Chambers Cottage available to the Bride and Bridesmaids the night before the wedding so that they can awaken revived and refreshed ready for their morning preparations and pampering!

Over to the team at Gosfield now for more on their amazing venue and just look at the stunning photos too.

Tell us about your venue

Gosfield Hall is an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in the picturesque Essex countryside. It is exclusively used to host weddings and so offers a team of dedicated experts to make wedding day dreams to come true. You also get exclusive use of the entire house and grounds so it really feels like your very own Country House for the day!

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Yes, the beautiful Queen Charlotte’s Gallery has a lovely church-like feel with leaded dual aspect windows and 120 foot long aisle so the Bride can really make an entrance!

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

Absolutely, we only ever host one wedding per day.

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

For the ceremony and wedding breakfast the maximum capacity is 116 but then up to 250 total for the evening reception.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We aim to offer an all-inclusive wedding package that takes care of the main items of necessity and allowing our couples to focus on the detail and make the day personal to them.

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

We do have a team of in-house chefs that allow us to guarantee the quality of food and meal service at every wedding. It also means that, although we offer menus for couples to choose from, we can also try to incorporate any bespoke requests of the couple.

With the exception of catering and fireworks couples are welcome to choose any other suppliers they wish! We have to ask for public liability and PAT testing but any reputable supplier will have this to hand any way. We have a selection of recommended suppliers to help our couples get started but these are not mandatory.

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

No, we do take care of all the catering including a dedicated Bar & Beverage Manager.

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

Of course! We include an exceptional wedding DJ so the pressure to source their own is off but live music makes a wedding and we welcome couples to bring in suppliers.

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

There are 23 luxurious bedrooms in the house including the unrivalled Rococco Bridal Suite that has to be seen to be believed!

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

Yes, all wedding packages include a Personal Wedding Manager to help plan and oversee the smooth running of the day.

Image Source: Gazza Films

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

Suppliers can arrive on the morning of the wedding and we have a large team of staff on hand to make sure it all looks picture perfect.

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

Yes, Gosfield Hall offers grounds in excess of 10 acres with manicured lawns, inner courtyard and fountain.

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

We believe that our couples fall in love with our venue just like they fall in love with each other! Butterflies in your tummy and a big grin on your face tell you everything you need to know!

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

Each and every wedding at Gosfield Hall is completely different so it is impossible to choose! We love taking a couples vision and helping them make it a reality.

All images courtesy of Gosfield Hall

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