The Reid Rooms
If you’ve always dreamed of a romantic country wedding, the award-winning Reid Rooms near Chelmsford is the perfect venue for your big day. Located in picturesque Essex countryside, The Reid Rooms is a wonderful venue for all seasons, located at the end of a tree-lined driveway. The venue comprises a selection of converted historic weather-boarded barns surrounding an attractive courtyard. Set against a stunning rural backdrop and with beautiful gardens, complete with moated Farmhouse accommodation, our venue provides an idyllic location for your wedding day.
The venue has hosted over 1500 weddings and holds a civil licence. Ceremonies are held either in the stunning beamed Ceremony Room or outside at The Garden Pavilion or Meadow Pavilion during the summer months.
The main Dining Room has capacity for 115 guests, however, up to 150 guests can be accommodated by incorporating the adjoining lounge area. The maximum capacity for the evening is 200 guests. The lounge provides a cosy retreat with sofas and a log-burning fire. Next door is a conservatory, ideal for buffets and evening food. A separate reception area has a bar and good-sized dance floor. The buildings surround a beautiful, landscaped courtyard. Hire is exclusive for the day, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the grounds at leisure.
The Reid Rooms allows you to bring in any supplier of choice, including caterers, and provide your own wine and Prosecco for the day with no corkage charge. There’s a fully licensed staffed bar for the evening reception. The experienced team at the Reid Rooms can help you to plan a wedding to remember - from small, intimate gatherings to larger celebrations, formal or informal and with package options to include unlimited drinks, day and evening food and an evening DJ you can have your day just the way you imagined.
For the bride to dress for her special day, use of the bridal suite in the close at hand Marks Hall Farmhouse is offered. Built on the site of a monastery, the 15th Century moated Farmhouse provides accommodation for up to 20 guests in eight rustic bedrooms, available for the night of your function.
Exclusive use of The Reid Rooms is also a top choice for all kinds of celebrations, for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings - and of course, it is also a fantastic place to hold any size business meeting or conference.
Field hire is available for those of you looking for a festival-style wedding or event, with or without a licensed ceremony location.
The venue is situated within easy travelling distance of all major routes and the nearest train station is just 15 minutes away in Chelmsford.
Weddings, Events & Functions
- Guests: 120 max
- Price from: £50.00 per person + vat
- Description & Details
The Reid Rooms is predominately a Wedding Venue, however, we can also offer exclusive use of this wonderful venue for other celebrations including birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, christening parties, naming ceremonies and renewal of wedding vows.
The Reid Rooms also provides a wonderful setup for business meetings including:
Company & Product launches
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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.
Function Rooms & Event Spaces (1)
The Reid Rooms
- Max Capacity: 150
- Dimensions: L:13.90m x W:7.62m
- Full Details
The Reid Rooms is nestled in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Essex/Hertfordshire borders. The historic, weather-boarded buildings surround a pretty courtyard, providing the perfect venue for your celebration.
Hire is exclusive – the venue and the grounds are yours for the day. If you are searching for a wedding or renewal of vows, then we have a choice of locations for your ceremony both indoor and outdoors. The venue boasts fabulous gardens, charmingly restored farm buildings and a 15th century moated farmhouse for an overnight stay if you wish.
The Dining Room area has fine wooden beams, combined with subtle lighting. It can seat up to 120 guests (150 if incorporating the Lounge). The venue has an overall capacity for 200 guests if you plan a buffet.
There is an adjoining comfortably furnished lounge, complete with log burning fire, and a Conservatory - offering a relaxing retreat for drinks and coffee.
The Bar/Reception Room provides a spacious area for drinks in inclement weather and a dance floor for evening entertainment.
- Reception: 150
- Theatre: 100
- Banqueting: 120
- Dinner & Dance: 120
- Boardroom: 60
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Venue Features (10)
- Disability Access
- Family Friendly
- In-house Catering
- Licensed Bar
- Music Licence
- Outside Space
- Smoking Area
- Wedding License