Barns & Gardens
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.
As the venue is only offered for your exclusive use, you can marry either outside, under the Saddlery, or inside in the stunning Hay Barn and enjoy reception drinks outside on the pretty terraces and lawns between the barns, or inside in the spacious Hay Barn, leaving the Essex Barn for the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.
That last a lifetime
“The BEST VENUE AND STAFF! Thank you all for an amazing wedding. We both really appreciate all your help and we wouldn’t change a thing about our day. We have memories to last a lifetime because of you guys”
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 most beautiful, quintessentially English country wedding that I have ever attended”
Between the Essex Barn and Hay Barn, and fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnership ceremonies, our 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.
Beautiful gardens for wedding photography
Blake Hall and its glorious barns are nestled within 60 acres of historic and beautifully maintained gardens and parkland.
Whilst the spacious lawn and terrace directly outside the barns provide the perfect setting for our couples and their guests to enjoy reception drinks and garden games, the stunning and tranquil rose garden, ancient trees and formal lawns are just a short walk from the barns and provide a peaceful retreat for more intimate wedding photographs.
From the swathes of daffodils and spring blossom, to the splendour of the rose garden and herbaceous border in the summer to the dramatic autumnal colours, the gardens provide countless photo opportunities throughout the year.
The Potting Shed
Situated next to the barns, the newly converted Potting Shed is a lovey new addition to our venue. Whilst one partner is getting ready in the Old Coach House, the Potting Shed is available for the other as a great place to finish off getting ready for your big day. No need to risk creasing your outfit on the journey here. Just arrive a few hours early and get changed with a few other members of your wedding party in the Potting Shed.
With its long mirrors, sink, shaving socket and lots of hanging space, the Potting Shed is a wonderful place to finish off getting ready for your wedding and to relax before the formalities begin. It is also a great space for some all-important getting-ready photos and, of course, can also be used during the day itself if required.
As the Potting Shed is part of the venue, there is no additional charge for using this room.