Little Easton Manor


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Little Easton Manor is a beautiful, historic backdrop to your magical wedding day. We offer packages or serviced dry hire. With co-ordinators on hand to assist where we can. Exclusively Yours....

The history of Little Easton Manor can be traced back as far as the 11th century, with the current house built on the site of much earlier buildings, traces of which were discovered during the 1920's in the ancient walls of the Cellars which date back to Roman times.

Recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Estaines Parva,' the original 17th century manor house, which replaced a medieval castle at the time considered to be the centre of Little Easton village, was extensively rebuilt during the Victorian era, with further renovation works carried out during the 1920's when the Countess of Warwick (subject of the famous music hall song 'Daisy Daisy') sold the property to her daughter's husband Basil Dean.

During the 20's and 30's, several films were made in the grounds, including 'Midshipman Easy' and an Edgar Wallace thriller; the boathouse which proudly sits at the edge of the Great Lake was purpose built for one of them. During the wartime years, the Easton Lodge Estate was used by both the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force as a wartime airfield, before being purchased by the Lady Inchscape and then the Pedley Family who renovated much of the Barn Theatre and more of the house and grounds.

To this day, the current owners continue their sympathetic and careful restoration of the entire Grade II listed house, its extensive grounds and the iconic Barn Theatre - one of the finest tithe barns in the country which underwent major refurbishment during the Countess of Warwick's time at Little Easton Manor to create a fully functioning theatre where the like of Charlie Chaplin, HG Wells, George Formby and Gracie Fields have all performed, and which now offers a beautiful venue space for private hire and weddings.

Rafters Barn
Our beautifully romantic Rafters Barn is the perfect place for friends and family to witness your declarations of love.

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and comfortably seating 70 guests, you can choose to dress the barn as you wish in order to compliment your chosen colour scheme or theme, or otherwise enjoy the simplicity of the original exposed beams adorned with ivy and twinkling lights.

Our in-house sound system can be used to play your chosen entrance, exit and signing music, though we are also licensed for live music should you wish to add an extra sparkle to the proceedings.

Our optional ivory carpeted aisle is included at no extra cost and leads you to a solid wood ceremony table where your beloved awaits.

The Barn Theatre
The magnificent Barn Theatre is our biggest venue and boasts an abundance of history and charm.

Comfortably seating up to 140 guests for larger Civil Ceremonies, this beautiful space with its original wooden beam work, 9 metre high vaulted ceilings and a large stage at the foot of the room, is the perfect space for brides who wish to make the most grand entrance.

Our in-house sound system can be used to play your chosen entrance, exit and signing music, though we are also licensed for live music should you wish to make the most of the stage.

With ambient up-lighting, twinkling lights around each beam and plush velvet curtains either side of the stage, the Barn Theatre is arguably already dressed for the occasion, though you are welcome to add further room decor should you wish to create an even bigger wow factor.

Outside Ceremony Area
Brand new for 2020 is our beautiful, hand crafted pergola which is situated adjacent to our magnificent Great Lake.

A simply stunning spot for your open air ceremony and every wedding photographer's dream, the pergola is approached from the Manor by stone steps which lead down to the lawn where your guests sit and your aisle awaits.

Our portable speaker system allows you to play your choice of entrance, exit and signing music, or why not add some extra magic with a live musician to serenade you and your guests.

Surrounded by friends, family and a wealth of natural beauty, this truly is an idyllic spot in which to say 'I Do.'

Same Sex Weddings
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.

Little Easton Church
Standing proud at the foot of our entrance gates is the beautiful Little Easton Church, part of the

A truly remarkable building dating back to Norman times and with re-used Roman bricks and tiles in its walls, it is as beautiful inside as it is out, with stunning stained glass windows commemorating the Crusaders of the US Army Air Force and the friendship between the American airmen and the local people.

We are delighted to work closely with Priest in Charge Reverend Tim Goodbody, who welcomes you into his parish for your perfect church wedding before you and your guests wander across to our dreamy grounds for arrival drinks and photographs, followed by your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations in our glorious Barn Theatre.

We can put you in touch with the church administrator if you would like to have a church ceremony.

Our two recently restored cottages, perfectly set within the picturesque grounds of the Little Easton Manor estate, boast 8 beautifully appointed rooms between them, offering single, twin and double occupancy. With a fully stocked and well equipped kitchenette, bathrooms with large walk in showers, fresh linen and travel sized toiletries plus a warm and cosy lounge with log burner, dining area and books to enjoy, you can indulge in a touch of luxury whilst staying in home from home comfort.

We pride ourselves on working closely with only the finest caterers in the local region. All our Approved Caterers have been personally selected by the owners of Little Easton Manor in order to offer you a wide variety of dining options to suit all manner of tastes, dietary requirements and budgets. There are 7 caterers you can choose from, so there is always something to please everyone.

Drinks Packages
Our bar is perfectly situated at the top end of our Barn Theatre, allowing your guests to celebrate all together under one roof. Fully stocked and licensed to serve till midnight, we have a fantastic selection of flavoured gins, craft beers, wines, ales, soft drinks and spirits, with the facility to accept cash or card payments and to run pre-paid tabs and drinks token systems should you wish to treat your evening guests.

For your convenience, we have a number of bespoke Drinks Packages on offer for alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages consumed outside of our cash bar, such as welcome drinks, table wine, toasting champagne. However, should you not like out packages, it's no bother, we will create you a bespoke package.

With complimentary super fast broadband and unusually peaceful surroundings on the doorstep of London Stansted Airport, mainline train stations into London and easy access to major roads, it is the perfect base for those travelling on business, whilst the local area offers an abundance of history, entertainment, food and leisure, making it a fantastic self-catering holiday destination or the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway.

Your stay includes full access to our most beautiful grounds and the finest continental breakfast brought into the cottage on the day of your arrival.

Little Easton Manor at a Glance

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Licensed for civil ceremonies - choice of 3 venues with the option of a marquee too if your numbers swell. Exclusively yours... Little Easton Manor, is the perfect backdrop to your special day. Enjoy the magic of the barns, gardens and great lake, walled gardens and ornate water features. Little Easton Manor lends its historical charm beautifully to the most magnificent of wedding day visions The Barn Theatre, seating up to 140 guests, offers a majestic space for larger ceremonies as well as your wedding breakfast and evening reception. Twinkling lights around the original beams create the most magical atmosphere. Rafters Barn comfortably seats 70 of your guests in an intimate setting with delightful exposed beams adorned with trailing ivy and twinkling lights, creating the most romantic atmosphere for exchanging vows with your beloved. Our Getting Ready Room, within the manor, is the perfect place to watch your day begin to unfold and spend time with your closest friends and family whilst preparing for the day ahead. 2 cottages provide cosy homes for the night for up to 15 guests Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 15 View More
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Park Road, Little Easton Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JN

Little Easton Manor

  • Park Road
  • Little Easton
  • Dunmow
  • Essex
  • CM6 2JN
  • United Kingdom