The Lion House


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The Lion is a family owned and run business. The family have been in hospitality for almost 40 years and know how to produce great quality food and a conducive atmosphere to enjoy it. The Lion Inn has been trading as a restaurant for 10 years so you can be sure we know our food! The Lion House was added just over 3 years ago and its reputation to meet the expectations of couples for their big day has gone from strength to strength under the guidance of Kailey and Georgina. Our website has many testimonials to their skill in understanding the needs of different couples and how their big day is envisaged. As a family run business, we are able to really get to know our couples and this is at the heart of what we do. We offer a bespoke service and will, happily, go above and beyond to create your dream wedding, no matter what the request.

The Lion first opened its doors in 2008 and is a locally well renowned destination. Its eclectic, vintage style is warm and welcoming and this ambience extends to our newest addition - a stunning, purpose built, self-contained banquet venue.

Your guests will be wowed by the art deco inspired bar entrance before entering the hall whose calm palette will allow your own colours and decoration to shine. The gorgeous glass wall gives views to the garden and is certain to provide a superb backdrop for your wedding ceremony, photographs and wedding breakfast and on warmer days, once you have ‘tied the knot’, you, your family and friends can enjoy your first drinks as Mr & Mrs taking in the wonderful rural views beyond.

And, if food is an expression of love for those invited to share in your big day, then a Lion House wedding is a great decision. Our reputation is built on delivering excellent food quality and this same ethos applies to our wedding breakfasts. The Lion House benefits from its own dedicated kitchen with chefs focussing solely on delighting your guests with super tasty canapes, should you wish, or a sumptuous sit down or, perhaps, both!

Our wedding planners, Kailey and Georgina, take enormous care to listen to your requirements and guide you through the all-important details and exciting planning stages with their intimate knowledge and experience of the venue – you can check out some of their amazing feedback on our website

When all the congratulations, toasting and dancing are done, we have 23 rooms available just a few steps away so your nearest and dearest won’t need to think about a taxi home.

In short, we want, what you want – a truly outstanding and memorable wedding day.

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Wedding breakfast, Grande buffet or arrival canapes are all cooked from fresh ingredients onsite by our own chefs Amazing art deco bar area with real fire for weddings in cooler months 23 beautiful rooms including a bridal suite available for booking Stunning totally self-contained venue and garden area Our guys and girls want to make your big day as unforgettable as you do Situated only minutes from the A12, your guests will easily find us Pricing Category : AffordableHas AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2Wedding Contact : Kailey & GeorginaNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50 View More
Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : ChelmsfordNearest Airport : Stansted or SouthendConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedCorkage ChargeIn House CateringPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicOn The Day Wedding CoordinationPublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceModern StylishConference CentreGarden OutdoorHotelPub RestaurantSame-Sex View Less

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Book your Wedding with us Monday - Saturday during January, February or March 2022 and receive 1/3 off of the venue hire! Please contact the Events Team for more info. T&C's apply.

Top Wedding Tips

Make time for the posed group photos of close family & friends but remember the candid natural shots of you all having a great time are the ones that will end up on your wall and will make you smile.

Getting married is hungry work – but you often forget to eat! Let us know if you want some of your wedding cake left in your hotel room!

Have fun planning your wedding but tell your co-ordinator of any concerns that you have about the process – we are there right from day one to ensure you have no worries and have the best day possib

The Lion House Reviews

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Andrea and Mark
Beautiful Venue
The Lion House in Boreham really is the most beautiful venue overlooking some of Essex’s best countryside. From the Art Deco bar to the beautiful patio area, there really is no other better place to have your wedding venue in my opinion.
Kayleigh, the wedding coordinator, has been amazing, keeping us up to date on all Covid restrictions, we will be going for our pre wedding meeting soon, and we can’t wait.
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Lauren Walkinshaw
We want to do it all again!
We had the most amazing wedding here last week. We want to do it all again xx
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Sophia Wortham-Hendey
We could never express our gratitude to all of the incredible staff at the Lion for making our Wedding Day on 28.9.19 so utterly perfect George was an absolute legend, guiding us though what could easily be an overwhelming Wedding journey with professionalism, kindness, attention to detail & a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude. All of the staff were wonderful & our guests commented on the same. We will forever hold the Lion dear in our hearts for giving us a day so special and magnificent we will never ever forget every tiny detail. Sophie & Lee xx
Response from The Lion House
Thank you for taking the time to leave this amazing review, we are so very pleased you had the most perfect day with us!
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Jane Blanche
We had our wedding reception at the lion inn. It was wonderful. The food and staff were superb. The atmosphere was relaxed and we all had a fabulous time. Petfect. We also spent the night in room 24. Brillant. Thank you to all for making our day .
Response from The Lion House
Hi Jane, thank you for this lovely review, we are so pleased you had a wonderful wedding reception with us, great to see you found the food and staff superb :)
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Leanne Cook
We had our wedding in July was just amazing. Kayley and the staff work extremely hard to make the day run smoothly. Would definitely recommend for a wedding venue. Food is superb.
Response from The Lion House
Hi Leanne, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, Kailey & the team will be so proud to read your kind words, congratulations once again and if you wanted to share any photos from your special day we would love to see them ! Thank you
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Andrew Brinkman
Our big day was just perfect
My Wife and I had our wedding at this fantastic venue and our big day was just perfect. Every step of the way, the venue and their exceptional wedding coordinator Georgina, have been amazing, making us feel so easy and relaxed about what could have been a stressful time. On the day, Georgina was in total control and her staff were fabulously attentive, polite and efficient in their operation of hosting a wedding. This wedding day was the best of our lives and the venue played a huge part in making it our best day. Thank you so so much. Andrew and Laura Brinkman
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Emma Gordon
Thank you so much to the entire team at The Lion House for making our wedding day absolutely perfect beyond our expectations just one week ago. Special thanks to Georgina, who, since meeting when we booked more than two years ago, has been a superstar. Her attention to detail and organisation skills are second to none. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and she has seemingly always thought of everything - one step ahead of the Bride! I can’t explain how grateful we are to you Georgina and team for making our wedding day stress free and our happy memories unforgettable. The food and service on the day was out of this world and we received so many compliments on the beautiful venue and the tasty menu - with many guests saying it was the best meal they had eaten in a long time. If you are thinking of booking the Lion House for your wedding or event, do it! Love from Mr & Mrs Gordon x
Response from The Lion House
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review we really were extremely proud to be hosting your big day. Georgina and the team will be touched to read your kind words and to see that you found the food & the service outstanding makes all the hard work and effort the team put in worth every single second, Congratulations Mr & Mrs Gordon we wish you all the happiness in the world and we look forward to seeing more of your photos from the day!
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Rosie Mullard
Myself and my now called husband had our wedding at the lion yesterday. We could not have asked for a better day.. everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect! All of the staff were so helpful, kind and hard working and did not stop ensuring that everything was how we wanted a massive shout out to Kailey who has planned everything and ensured that it would be our best day and one to remember! Thank you all so much!
Response from The Lion House
Hi Rosie, thank you so much for your kind words we were so very proud to host your special day, Kailey and the team will be so pleased to see that the day couldn’t have gone any better for you, wishing you all the luck in the world as Husband & Wife
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Sarah Louise Stanger
Perfect day from start to finish
The Lion House hosted our wedding on Saturday 3rd August. It was the most perfect day from start to finish. All of the staff were so helpful and made sure that everything run like clockwork, they really couldn’t have done anything more! Georgina has been an absolute star throughout the whole wedding process. She is extremely organised and ensures even the finest of detail is perfect. Communication between ourselves and The Lion has been faultless which really helped us calm our nerves leading up to the big day. Georgina and her team really went above and beyond for our wedding. There isn’t a thing that we would change! Everything from arriving from our ceremony to a plate of canapés and a glass of champagne to heading back to a room with huge slices of wedding cake waiting for us was much appreciated and went down a treat! The amount of comments we received about the venue as well as the food was overwhelming! I’d recommend The Lion House to anyone planning a wedding or an event! The team make sure everything is in hand and you literally do not have to worry about a thing. They ensure that the stress is taken off of you so you really can enjoy your big day! Thank-you for everything, Mr & Mrs Stanger
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Amy Bedwell
We stayed there a few weeks back, in the Bridal Suite for the night of our wedding. It was a beautiful room, amazingly decorated and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was lovely. The staff were very kind and helpful. Thank you! We would love to go back again.
Response from The Lion House
Thank you Amy for this kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon!

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Kailey & Georgina

We are delighted to be The Lion House coordinators and are with you from initial enquiry right up to your wedding evening. We have years of experience in the hospitality industry between us so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands! As a family run business, we are able to really get to know our couples and this is at the heart of what we do. We offer a bespoke service and will, happily, go above and beyond to create your dream wedding - no matter what the request. Obviously, we can’t do it all on our own! We are immensely proud to be backed up by an amazing team who share our ethos in making each and every one of your guests feel welcome during your perfect wedding day.