Gaynes Park Wedding Venue Guide

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Gaynes Park, Banks Lane, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RJ

Gaynes Park is a located in the historic country estate grounds in Epping, Essex. Gaynes park is a stylish and contemporary barn wedding venue that been in the Chisenhale-Marsh family for generations. It is available for Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions and is easily accessible from London, being only minutes from the M25 and M11 at Epping.

Gaynes Park are a collection of two listed barns. It is approached up a long drive, through parkland and farmland which makes for a great start to your special day. It is hard to believe that this superb wedding venue is at the end of the Central Line. The Gather Barn is a beautiful open-sided barn, which forms a grand entrance to the other listed barn the Mill Barn, which has a mezzanine floor and gallery. If you wish to stay at Gaynes Park there is the beautiful Apple Loft Honeymoon Cottage available for your wedding night. The scale, attention to detail and settings of the barns are truly impressive.The venue is privately owned and available on an exclusive basis only. You have the option to choose your own entertainment and other wedding services, you have flexibility to create the perfect wedding in your own personal style.

Gaynes Park Key Facts

Can you get married outside at Gaynes Park Can you get married outside

Do they have parking for guests at Gaynes Park Do they have parking for guests

Do they have inhouse catering at Gaynes Park Do they have inhouse catering

Do they have a resident DJ at Gaynes Park Do they have a resident DJ

Do they have accommodation  for the bride at Gaynes Park Do they have accommodation for the bride

Is Gaynes Park licensed for civil ceremonies? Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?

Do they have a piano at Gaynes Park Do they have a piano

Is there a room for the bride to get ready in at Gaynes Park Is there a room for the bride to get ready in?

Can you have exclusive use of Gaynes Park Do you get exclusive use of the venue?

Is amplified music allowed at Gaynes Park Is amplified music allowed?

Does Gaynes Park have a bar Does the venue have a bar?

Does the bar at Gaynes Park accept credit card payments Does the bar accept credit card payments?

Does Gaynes Park have step free access to all rooms Does the venue have step free access to all rooms?

What is the maximum capacity:

150

Do they have guest bedrooms?:

no

What time can you arrive at the venue in the morning?

12:00

What time does the bar close?

23:15

What time does the music stop at the end of the night?

23:30

Other notes about Gaynes Park:

No amplified music allowed outside in the walled garden. Your music will have to play in the Orangery with the window open. The bridal cottage is included in the brice of the booking. No subwoofers allowed. All venue styling has to be done by Mediterranean Occasions. Catering has to be done by Galloping Gourmet.

Gaynes Park Wedding Venue video tour


Rooms at Gaynes Park



Mill Barn

A wooden beamed modern barn, where the Wedding Breakfast and evening entetainment take place.

Mill Barn at Gaynes Park

Is Mill Barn suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Mill Barn suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Mill Barn suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Mill Barn suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Mill Barn suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Is there a grand piano (in good condition)

Is digital piano music allowed

Capacity of Room

Can comfortably seat from 50 up to 150 guests for dining

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Flat Access. Very Easy

Power Supply

Yes


Gather Barn

An open-sided barn, which forms a grand entrance to the Mill Barn

Gather Barn at Gaynes Park

Is Gather Barn suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Gather Barn suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Gather Barn suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Gather Barn suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Gather Barn suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Is there a grand piano (in good condition)

Is digital piano music allowed

Capacity of Room

Around 100 guests can shelter under the barn. Many more can gather around and outide for evening receptions.

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Flat Access. Very Easy

Power Supply

No


Walled Garden

The Walled Garden has year-round colour with its herbaceous borders, old-fashioned roses, snowdrops, daffodils and established shrubs. It is a lovely setting for romantic photographs, mingling with your guests and garden games such as giant Jenga and croquet.

Walled Garden at Gaynes Park

Is Walled Garden suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Walled Garden suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Walled Garden suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Walled Garden suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Walled Garden suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Is there a grand piano (in good condition)

Is digital piano music allowed

Capacity of Room

200+

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Flat Access. Very Easy

Power Supply

No


The Orangery

The Orangery is light and modern with oak beams and is ideal for your Wedding Ceremony and/or drinks reception. A wide path leads through the Walled Garden to the Orangery creating the perfect wedding aisle for the Ceremony.

The Orangery at Gaynes Park

Is The Orangery suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is The Orangery suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is The Orangery suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is The Orangery suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is The Orangery suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Is there a grand piano (in good condition)

Is digital piano music allowed

Capacity of Room

150

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Flat Access. Very Easy

Power Supply

Yes


Photo Opportunities at Gaynes Park

Gaynes Park has some great locations for your wedding photographer to take some amazing photographs. We spoke to Justin Bailey about their top tips about getting photos you will love.

An interview with Justin Bailey about wedding photography at Gaynes Park

What is the best place for a romantic couple photo?

The field which is referred to as the “Pony Paddock” is a great place for a photo at the end of the wedding day, as the sun sets just behind the trees at the bottom of the field. Its also nice because couples feel like they have a bit of space to themselves and can enjoy a moment without all the guests seeing them.

What is the best place for a group photo?

One of the trickiest photos to take is a group shot at Gaynes Park, as there is no elevated area to take a photo from. I bring along a setup so I can elevate my camera and take a group photo anywhere, and I often take the shot on the grass in the walled garden.

What is the best place for rainy day photos?

The Orangery is a great place to take photos when it rains, because you still have all the light from outside but with a glass roof overhead.

What sets Gaynes Park apart from other venues?

The main thing which sets Gaynes Park apart from other venues is the Orangery with the amazingly long aisle. Being able to walk along such a beautiful aisle, to then have a ceremony which uses only natural light and is covered is very unusual in the UK.

Gallery of photographs taken by Justin Bailey at Gaynes Park

All photos on this page have kindly been provided by: Justin Bailey

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Real Weddings reviews of Gaynes Park

One of the best way to learn about if Gaynes Park is the right venue for you is to speak to couples who have had their wedding at the venue before.

If you got married at Gaynes Park you can leave a review here.

Chloe Stoker got married at Gaynes Park on the 5th December 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

I wanted something rustic and Gaynes Park was perfect! It had great reviews too.

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Everything! The staff were great, and the venue was gorgeous!

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

There attention to detail was great, they checked and double checked everything and understood that it was the most important day. They remembered every detail and the whole day run perfectly.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

There attention to detail was great, they checked and double checked everything and understood that it was the most important day. They remembered every detail and the whole day run perfectly.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

Nothing, i wouldn't change a thing!

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Enjoy every moment
Trust the venue
can't think of a third!

Kat Ardley got married at Gaynes Park on the 16th October 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

Beautiful setting and loved that everything was in one place. Every part of the venue was unique from the Orangery where we got married to the walled gardens and the mill barn were all so individual and each one beautiful. I loved that we had our own little cottage on site for me to get ready and for us to stay on our wedding night as well just overall the perfect venue in my opinion.

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

The best thing was really being able to get married in such a beautiful location and the thing is the venue is perfect no matter what time of year you want to get married so you can almost pick anytime and you'll be guaranteed an amazing day.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Staff were incredible not only in all the planning they do they are just so attentive to your every need. Some days I felt like I would be badgering them with questions but they make you feel so at ease the whole time. Nothing was an issue for us and the day couldn't have gone smoother they were absolutely amazing!

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Same as in the lead up to the wedding, incredible.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

There really isn't anything they didn't tell us or we didn't know they are an open book and if your not sure you just ask, it's just part of their great service to you I didn't ever feel like I didn't know anything.

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

BOOK IT ASAP!! They are so popular we happened to go at the perfect time when they just released the dates for our year so we pretty much had pick of any date we wanted but I would recommend doing it ASAP cos they are so popular you don't want to be disappointed if you don't get the date you really want.Make it your own - they have recommended suppliers for decorations but we just did it ourselves and it can still look as beautiful and as personal to you as you want especially if you are on a budget!Take time out to appreciate venue on the day- it goes so fast!!!

Luisa Bonomo-Jackson got married at Gaynes Park on the 22nd August 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

The beautiful landscape & rooms available at the venue. Also the exclusivity.

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

The whole venue with beautiful views.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Extremely helpful.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Extremely helpful.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

Nothing.

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Use the contacts that Gaynes Park recommend eg Piano DJ. They offer great value & amazing choices!

Kristina Robinson got married at Gaynes Park on the 20th August 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

Absolutely beautiful gardens. Local to where we live. Can have ceremony and reception all in the same grounds. Stunning barn conversion

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Seamless from start to finish, staff there are really well organised

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Could not fault any of them

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Amazing, invisible when needed to be but always around to help out.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

If your after an outdoor venue then there is no other choice!

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Relax, relax and relax. If there's anything you have forgotten or worried about then the staff will deal with it for you!

Patricia & Stephen got married at Gaynes Park on the 12th July 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Everything!! To start with Gaynes park is stunning. My guest are still talking about the food every time they see me, the staff are absolutely brilliant and couldn't do enough for us, they were efficient and so friendly. At the end of the evening when all out guest had gone Steve and I were chatting to Jack the bar manager and all the staff who were cleaning up our mess and they were still cheerful even after such a long shift. We could not fault the venue at all.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

To be honest there isn't anything that I could think of that I wish to have known before We got married. If any friends asked my advice I would tell them to relax on the day and enjoy every moment because the day goes so quickly.

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

I would say to use Mediterranean Occasions for lighting and Piano DJ ( Steve and I and our guest thought they were both great on the night) Take a little time time out together to walk around the Beautiful grounds. The day can be so busy and before you know it the day is over. We were very lucky on the day, as we were all having drinks and canapés outside the Orangery following the ceremony a fly pass was going over us, when they realised a wedding was taking place below them they gave us a little display. Our guest were so impressed saying to us how did you organise that. Unfortunately nobody got photos of it. I love Gaynes Park and would recommend the venue to other couples.

Emma Gudgeon got married at Gaynes Park on the 19th March 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

Venue and ground are naturally beautiful. No need to dress it up Perfect

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Orangery! We loved it and was nothing like we had been to before

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Couldn't ask for better Always helpful with anything I asked and just eased any worries

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Staff were 10/10 Fantastic

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

I'd just say to ensure they keep in contact with the venue and no be afraid to ask anything they are unsure of

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Book piano dj Ensure you have uplighters as they just make it look beautiful Enjoy every moment

Lisa Gallagher got married at Gaynes Park on the 14th February 2015

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

The venue was like no other, for a start it had no ugly carpet like a lot of venues! It felt calm and serene, surrounded by beautiful countryside and stunning buildings. The outdoor aisle was a particular highlight.

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

The beautiful setting of the orangery where the ceremony was held, the beautiful cottage where we stayed and the fantastic food. Not to mention the great DJ and music played in the barn in the evening. I couldn't decide on one thing!

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Absolutely amazing always on the end of a phone or answering an email. They organised everything and took all the stress away.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Again they were super everything ran so smoothly I could concentrate on enjoying the day!

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

Take it all in as it goes so fast! But I wouldn't change anything!

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Use their affiliated suppliers list as they are too notch! Walk down the garden aisle whatever the weather as it is so special. Ensure you use all the beautiful areas of Gaynes park for photos

Alec got married at Gaynes Park on the 6th October 2014

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

I found Gaynes Park through a website that would recommend wedding venues depending on which ones you had indicated a like for. As we had "liked" several converted barns, it suggested some that we had not known about. In that list we found Gaynes Park, we visited a couple of times and just loved it.

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Ceremony and Reception in the same venue No other events running on the same day Accommodation on site for wedding couple, hotels nearby Lovely setting Sheep (my wife is from New Zealand)

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Very. A couple of times with not as quick responses as we would have liked, but nobody is perfect and it was better than we were anticipating.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

Very. Professional, helpful, friendly.

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

Get limitations on approved vendors early. Would have saved some planning that turned out to be a bit more limited than we had thought.

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Lots of time for photos, and plan b for in the orangery if it is rainy/cold. use the outdoor space during the reception. Good to get away from noise. Use the scenery for nice photos.

Chris got married at Gaynes Park on the 9th September 2014

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

Lovely setting, able to tailor to our choice, great food options

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

The fact the whole day is in one place.

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Very helpful, especially Hannah our go to person on the day

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

They seemed to deal with guest requests well

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Plan to use every area for some variety on the day.

Hannah Garbett got married at Gaynes Park on the 6th September 2014

How would you rate Gaynes Park out of 5?

Why did you choose Gaynes Park for your wedding?

Location and style

What was the best thing about Gaynes Park?

Stunning venue

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park before the event?

Very helpful

How helpful were the staff at Gaynes Park on the day of the event?

During the day, fantastic. In the evening not as good

What did you wish you knew about Gaynes Park before getting married?

The room turnaround took ages and no one had a drink during this time, we were just waiting outside

What tips would you give someone getting married at Gaynes Park?

Be organised and specific about details Don't pay for all the extras they offer Enjoy every second

Average rating by real brides for Gaynes Park is:

They scored 96% based on the opinions of 10 people who got married at Gaynes Park.

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