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The Reid Rooms

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. Set in picturesque countryside and backing onto a moat, the Reid Rooms were built over 200 years ago, as stables for working horses on the Marks Hall Farm. The exterior weather boarding gives that Arcadian barn-like feel to the whole affair, and inside, exposed timber frames and soaring roof beams, antique pine furniture and rural art all provide a gorgeous olde-charm ambience.

The venue has hosted over 1500 weddings and holds a civil licence, so you can be married in the Ceremony Room, which accommodates up to 100 guests seated, and larger numbers in a mix of seated and standing. For your reception, the stunning Dining Room has capacity for 120 people, or 150 if hired with The Lounge, with its log fire and attached conservatory. The Bar and Reception area gives additional space and has a good-sized dance floor. All rooms are linked via a landscaped courtyard with views over the 15th century farmhouse and moat; just imagine a perfectly relaxed summer wedding in these beautiful surroundings.

If you want to take your vows in the fresh open air you can opt to hold your wedding in the traditional Meadow Pavillion, with seating for 80 guests on rustic wooden benches – and they can all hitch a ride there on tractors and trailers bedecked with flowers and ribbons.

The Reid Rooms also boasts an up to date kitchen and the team work with specialist caterers who can provide a menu to suit your requirements. The experienced team at the Reid Rooms can help you to plan a wedding to remember, with packages to include unlimited drinks, table linen, an evening DJ, and a fully staffed paid bar until midnight.

For the bride to dress for her special day, use of the bridal suite in the close at hand Marks Hall Farmhouse is offered. Originally built as a monastery, the house has 20 well styled rooms available for guests on the wedding night.

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. The venue is situated within easy travelling distance of all major routes and the nearest train station is just 15 minutes away in Chelmsford.

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Venue The Reid Rooms
Capacity 150 guests
Address Marks Hall Lane
Margaret Roding
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Packages (1)

The Reid Rooms - Functions and Banqueting

Functions and Banqueting

  • Guests: 120 max
  • Price from: £50.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Although predominately a Wedding Venue, The Reid Rooms can 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: Conferences A.G.M.s Training courses Staff meetings 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)

Reid Rooms

  • Max Capacity: 150
  • Full Details

    The Dining Room with fine oak and elm beams, trussed with American pine, combined with subtle lighting can seat up to 120 guests (150 if incorporating the Drawing Room). After the Wedding Breakfast the Drawing Room, complete with log burning fire, and the adjoining Conservatory offer a comfortable retreat for drinks and coffee in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The Bar/Reception Room provides a spacious area for pre-wedding drinks in inclement weather and a dance floor for evening entertainment.


    • Reception: 150
    • Theatre: 100
    • Banqueting: 120
    • Boardroom: 60
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Venue Features (10)

  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Licensed Bar
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License