Maidens Barn


Information For Maidens Barn

Here at Maidens Barn we have the space and facilities to cater for your entire day – from preparation right through to a secret bridal Hideaway Cottage – perfect for your first night as ‘Mr and Mrs’.

The stunning new Oak Barn provides the perfect setting for both intimate weddings in Essex as well as larger wedding celebrations, easily seating up to 200 people if necessary. Chairs can be arranged with 6 on each side of the aisle in a traditional format or in a more relaxed curve if you prefer.

The stunningly simple space within the Oak Barn has a high, beamed roof and picture window offers a magnificent space for wedding ceremonies. The numerous French doors open out onto the courtyard allowing the outside, in! Again, this space can be adapted perfectly for intimate weddings or larger wedding ceremonies – the choice is yours.
Guests can be seated facing the picture windows in various configurations (depending on your numbers) and all looking out onto the ancient Oak Tree in the Bridal garden.

This is a warm and intimate wedding ceremony venue, providing a blank canvas for you to decorate. Rustic arches and terracotta flower pots work well within this space but so do white aisle runners and modern pedestals.

At the heart of Maidens Barn are Katherine and Clive Matthews, the owners who have lovingly restored a dilapidated Essex farm barn into a stunningly beautiful wedding venue. Their eye for beauty, and passion for excellence, shines through every element but particularly in the warm and personal service each and every couple enjoys at this special Essex wedding venue.

Maidens Barn at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 200
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Reception Capacity
Up to 200
A stunningly converted old Essex Barn beautifully situated in lovely gardens and surrounded by peaceful countryside. Licenced for ceremonies up to 200 guests held either outside or within our lightly filled barn looking out over the garden. Hayloft Accommodation on site with 13 guest rooms. Each room has been furnished to a very high standard and as a result they have a bright and rustic feel to them. Honeymoon Cottage for the newly wed couple on the night of their wedding. Situated within the beautiful Maidens Barn grounds. Maidens Barn is situated just a 14minute drive from Stansted airport and close to major roads for those travelling a distance. Wedding Coordinator to help plan your day and event management on the day. Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 200Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2 View More
BarnWedding Contact : 01245 231363Number of People In Team : 6No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Chelmsford, EssexNearest Airport : StanstedNearest Motorway : A120Nearest Train Station : Chelmsford or BraintreeIntimateLuxuryCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticRusticSame-Sex View Less

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Maidens Barn Venue

Beautiful view of Maidens Barn in all its glory. Video taken by Skyline Productions


Essex Wedding Award Finalist
Essex Wedding Award Finalist


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Best Venue Finalist 2016
Best Venue Finalist 2016


High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HU

Maidens Barn

  • High Easter
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM3 1HU
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Key Person

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Events Team

Our events team at Maidens Barn are always on hand to answer all of your questions and enquiries. Wilh many years of experience and expertise between us we pride ourselves on ensuring all couples have that perfect wedding day they have always dreamt about. We are a small team and a family run business and love getting to know couples on a personal level so we can help plan your big day. Please feel free to get in touch.