Blake Hall Wedding Venue Guide

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Blake Hall, Blake Hall, Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0DG

Blake Hall is a 17th century barn within the historic setting of Blake Hall and its stunning private gardens. The barn and surrounding areas are exclusive for your wedding and wedding reception. Situated near the town of Ongar, within the triangle of Epping, Brentwood and Harlow.

Blake Hall is a magnificent 17th century barn as the focal point of your wedding, sympathetically restored to provide modern comforts without losing any of the barns original charm. The barn provides ample room for entertainment and dancing. The banqueting area provides the convenience the dance floor and licensed bar all under one roof. There is also the opportunity to have an outside ceremony under the canopy of the Saddlery. It also provides complete exclusivity for your own use all day which privacy and seclusion in rolling countryside near Ongar.Blake Hall provides the use of beautifully cottages for you and your guests which are all continuously maintained to the highest standard throughout the year.Blake Hall is situated 7 minutes from M11 and is within easy reach of London.

Blake Hall Key Facts

Can you get married outside at Blake Hall Can you get married outside

Do they have parking for guests at Blake Hall Do they have parking for guests

Do they have inhouse catering at Blake Hall Do they have inhouse catering

Do they have accommodation  for the bride at Blake Hall Do they have accommodation for the bride

Is Blake Hall licensed for civil ceremonies? Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?

Is there a room for the bride to get ready in at Blake Hall Is there a room for the bride to get ready in?

Can you have exclusive use of Blake Hall Do you get exclusive use of the venue?

Is amplified music allowed at Blake Hall Is amplified music allowed?

Does Blake Hall have a bar Does the venue have a bar?

Do they have guest bedrooms?:

yes

Other notes about Blake Hall:

Accomodation Details
The Old Coach House is a 3 bedroom cottage usually used by the bride for the night before and on the day to get ready with her bridesmaids. There is a brides dressing suite and a dressing table with lights and mirrors downstairs for the bridesmaids to use.
The Stable Cottage (also known as the First Night cottage) is used by couples for the night of their wedding as it is a short walk from the Essex Barn. Staying here includes a continental breakfast.
The Carpenters Shop is a family room with double bed and 2 single beds
The Horse Box is a Double room
The Tack Room is also a Double room
The Apple Store is a breakfast room for guests staying in the Tack Room, Carpenter’s Shop and the Horse Box

Rooms at Blake Hall



Hay Barn

In 2016 there will be a new barn (The Hay Barn) which is being restored. This will be licenced for civil and partnership ceremonies and will also be used for the drinks reception when the weather is bad, leaving the Essex Barn for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

Is Hay Barn suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Hay Barn suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Hay Barn suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period


Terrace

The drinks reception will take place outside on the terrace unless the weather is terrible. There are benches for your guests to sit on and large canopies to shade them from the sun. They can explore the beautiful grounds and drinks are served either from the pavilion (Saddlery) or on the lawns.

Is Terrace suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Terrace suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Terrace suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Terrace suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

You may set up in the Saddlery or on the terrace outside the second set of double doors. Long extension cable is needed and a large speaker. The venue staff will move a canopy over you if it is very bright or if there is a risk of rain. If it starts raining move everything inside the barn where the guests will re-locate for the rest of the drinks reception.

Power Supply

Plug sockets are inside the venue. The cable needs to be safely taped down or put under the mat and out through the doors.


Saddlery

This is an out building and is licenced for outdoor civil ceremonies and partnership ceremonies. Guests are seated on benches which are on the lawn and have no shelter. The Pavillion itself is used for childcare during the wedding, some musicians use it if only playing for the drinks reception and drinks can be served from there. Live music is an ideal accompaniment for the outside ceremony and musicians can perform from the terrace just outside the Essex Barn where they can stay for drinks reception. Shelter for musicians can be provided in the form of a large canopy.

Is Saddlery suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Saddlery suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Saddlery suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Saddlery suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Saddlery suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Pianists set up outside the second set of double doors near where the guests are seated on the benches. Long extension cable is needed and a large speaker. Plug sockets are inside the venue. The cable needs to be safely taped down or put under the mat and out through the doors. The venue staff will move a canopy over you if it is very bright or if there is a risk of rain. Stay in the same place for both the ceremony and the drinks reception. If it starts raining move everything inside the barn.


Essex Barn

The Essex Barn is a 17th century barn which will be the focal point of your wedding. The Barn is currently used for the ceremony (when the weather is not suitable for an outside wedding), drinks reception (only when the weather is not suitable for an outside drinks reception) wedding breakfast and evening reception.

Essex Barn at Blake Hall

Is Essex Barn suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Essex Barn suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Essex Barn suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Essex Barn suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Essex Barn suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Capacity of Room

150 in the day. 200+ in the evening.

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Pianist: Set up wherever it is convenient depending on how the seats are laid out.Arrive early so that you can set up before guests start arriving (at least 1 hour) You can stay in the same place for an indoor drinks reception and wedding breakfast just turn the piano round to face the main barn and any speakers need to be replaced. DJ: Park right outside the venue. Entrance is through the second set of double doors. Evening set up may be during speeches so be quiet and make sure you leave the doors so you can get back in during the set up.

Power Supply

Plug sockets are on the left by the wooden beams – there are also sockets on the right. You need an extension lead.


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