4 May 2020 /

Venue Spotlight: Blake Hall

As a wed­ding sup­pli­er for 17th cen­tu­ry Blake Hall in Essex count­less times in the past we can whole­heart­ed­ly rec­om­mend it as a wed­ding venue. Not only is it one of the most stun­ning­ly restored barn venues around but it’s run by a real­ly friend­ly, approach­able team. The team is head­ed up by the won­der­ful Austin who is great to have around on the day in charge of things.

A bride and groom practice their dance outside in the late summer sunshine at Blake Hall wedding venue

The venue set up

Despite the venue’s prox­im­i­ty to great road links, the gar­dens and wood­land remain entire­ly peace­ful thanks to the site’s 60 acre set­ting. The grounds are a per­fect com­bi­na­tion of open space, immac­u­late gar­dens, a pond and pic­turesque build­ings. Each of these areas lends itself to a par­tic­u­lar moment in the time­line of a wed­ding day. The coach house pro­vides space, com­fort and a relaxed feel to your morn­ing bridal prepa­ra­tions. It includes a large ded­i­cat­ed hair and make-up room that any bride would love.

Picturesque backdrops

Away from the barn areas is a tree swing. Nor­mal­ly it’s dec­o­rat­ed with flow­ers cre­at­ing a love­ly pho­to and video oppor­tu­ni­ty. There are also well-kept, plant­ed gar­dens and hedge rows to mean­der through. Again, all of these cre­ate fab­u­lous back­ground spots for your photos. 

The pond sits to the back of the venue between the barns and pro­vides a peace­ful place for a moment of qui­et reflec­tion. Tak­ing time out is some­thing that’s often over­looked on a wed­ding day. The barns them­selves pro­vide all the cov­er­age you need for a ser­vice and wed­ding break­fast. How­ev­er, in good weath­er the sad­dlery pro­vides a canopy to allow you and your guests to enjoy being out­side. There’s even a church should you want a church wed­ding – just short walk away from the front of the venue and the final proof that Blake Hall real­ly is the per­fect place for your wedding.

Travel logistics

There is plen­ty of car park­ing at the venue on site. There are no awk­ward long walks, which is help­ful if the British weath­er is not at its best on your wed­ding day. The venue itself is sit­u­at­ed just off Epping Road. Sat Nav the A414 at Chip­ping Ongar, between Chelms­ford and the M11 motor­way. Get the exact loca­tion from Google here.

Now see it for yourself!

Jump straight into one of our favourite wed­ding videos from Blake Hall – or check out our port­fo­lio here.