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Written by Tyler Goodyer Last updated: November 10, 2016
An exclusive use Georgian Manor nestled within 120 acres of private park and woodland, The Lawn truly is one of the finest wedding venues that Essex has to offer. Using their 25 years of wedding experience, The Lawn and its friendly, highly experienced staff is ready to make your wedding day absolutely perfect.
Upstairs, The Lawn offers two complimentary bridal suites allowing you to prepare for the big day at the venue in peace and quiet. They offer ample, comfortable space for you, your bridesmaids and any hair or make-up artists you may have, with one featuring a large balcony overlooking the stunning floodlit fountain in its three acres of landscaped garden.
After your wedding service or ceremony, and with the weather smiling, you and your guests can enjoy reception drinks on the 100ft colonnaded Terrace which also boasts a fully stocked bar. If the weather is not so fantastic, The Lawn staff will greet your guests inside in the Blue Drawing Room. The Blue Room is the perfect place for your guests to relax with plenty of comfortable chairs and a working fireplace for those really cold days. It also offers a pleasant refuge for your younger or older guests who might need a rest from the dance floor later in the evening.
As well as connecting with the Club Room dance floor, the Blue Room leads onto The Grand Hall. This is the central space of the manor and is where the majority of the Civil Ceremonies are conducted. Sweeping from the Gallery to the Grand Hall is a superb and impressive staircase, complete with an antique grandfather clock, allowing you to really make an entrance! This room can seat up to 100 guests comfortably, allowing your friends and family to share in this spectacular day.
Following the drinks reception, The Lawn’s front-of-house Manager will call your guests through to The Lawn’s naturally lit, fully temperature controlled Orangery for a divine wedding breakfast – all prepared from scratch in the Manor’s kitchens. This Orangery is a stunning and relatively new addition to the Georgian Manor offering a wonderfully flexible space for anywhere from 30 – 130 guests. Although a modern build with all the latest amenities, The Orangery’s design is very much in line with the Georgian idiom and has not compromised The Lawn’s Listed Building status as it is a truly beautiful and accurate addition to the Manor.
Following the wedding breakfast, the evening party is centred around the Grand Hall which acts as the hub with the Blue Room, Club Room (dance floor) and fully stocked Bar all spoking off it. It could almost have been designed as a purpose-built party space where everything hangs together and just flows. Perfect.
The location of The Lawn is perfect. It is so close to train stations and even an airport (for guests travelling that little bit further), yet it is still located in the tranquil countryside of Rochford. Finding such a peaceful and beautiful venue with such amazing travel links is nearly impossible. Should you really want to enjoy the wow factor, why not make use of The Lawn’s helipad or perhaps arrive in a horse-drawn carriage? This rural setting also means that there isn’t a noise limit, meaning that your music can be at whatever volume you like, right up to midnight. You can even have a firework display in the garden should you really want your evening party go with a bang!
For overnight accommodation, The Lawn is linked to a 4 star Holiday Inn, just six minutes’ drive away, where The Lawn enjoys big discounts and great perks. There’s also ample free parking at The Lawn itself where, if required, guests can leave their cars overnight to pick up in the morning.
The Lawn remains an independent, family owned and managed business. The staff will do everything in their power to help your big day go smoothly and make sure it is memorable for all the right reasons. When organising your big day you will deal with the same friendly team from start to finish – there is no ‘sales team’ nor ‘duty managers’, just a highly experienced management team who will conduct the viewings, help you with the planning and then manage your big day itself. Their impressive collection of thank you letters, testimonials and recommendations speaks for itself.
There is still so much more to discover at The Lawn; check out their full profile here and even visit the exclusive use Manor to experience the beauty first hand.
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