Great Lodge Wedding Venue Guide

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Great Lodge, Great Lodge,, Great Bardfield,, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4QD

Great Lodge is an immaculate historical barn wedding venue on a working farm in the middle of the rural Essex countryside. Quintissentially English and traditional with a stylish elegance.

Why we like Great Lodge
The Anne of Cleves Barn is such a rare and beautiful piece of English history and it has been lovingly restored by the owners. Great Lodge also has a vineyard and makes a selection of tasty wines!

Great Lodge Key Facts

Can you get married outside at Great Lodge Can you get married outside

Do they have parking for guests at Great Lodge Do they have parking for guests

Do they have inhouse catering at Great Lodge Do they have inhouse catering

Do they have a resident DJ at Great Lodge Do they have a resident DJ

Do they have accommodation  for the bride at Great Lodge Do they have accommodation for the bride

Is Great Lodge licensed for civil ceremonies? Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?

Do they have a piano at Great Lodge Do they have a piano

Is there a room for the bride to get ready in at Great Lodge Is there a room for the bride to get ready in?

Can you have exclusive use of Great Lodge Do you get exclusive use of the venue?

Is amplified music allowed at Great Lodge Is amplified music allowed?

Does Great Lodge have a bar Does the venue have a bar?

Does the bar at Great Lodge accept credit card payments Does the bar accept credit card payments?

Does Great Lodge have step free access to all rooms Does the venue have step free access to all rooms?

What is the maximum capacity:

200

Do they have guest bedrooms?:

no

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

Any time.

What time does the bar close?

midnight

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

midnight

Other notes about Great Lodge:

The Anne of Cleves Barn has a sound ceiling and all bands and DJs must plug into this sound system. Great Lodge is licensed for 25 weddings a year. The venue is closed during the winter months. This is an exclusive venue and it is recommended to book up to 2 years in advance to guarentee your wedding here.

Rooms at Great Lodge



Gazebo in the Gardens

The outdoor Gazebo at Great Lodge is a quaint wooden structure in the farmhouse gardens adjacent to the Anne of Cleves Barn. This is an idyllic setting for an outside ceremony with the countryside house lawns and the large lake painting the picture of a traditional English wedding.

Is Gazebo in the Gardens suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Gazebo in the Gardens suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Gazebo in the Gardens suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Gazebo in the Gardens suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Gazebo in the Gardens suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Capacity of Room

200

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Access is along garden paths and across the lawns. It is recommended that all cases and equipment should be carried over the lawn.

Power Supply

There are two external power sockets at the Gazebo and one external power socket at the bottom of the steps near the Anne of Cleves Barn.


Anne of Cleves Barn

A historical barn that was given to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII. The unusually wide barn has high, vaulted ceilings and is an extremely impressive wedding venue with tons of rustic charm and character.

Is Anne of Cleves Barn suitable for ceremony Suitable for ceremony

Is Anne of Cleves Barn suitable for drinks reception Suitable for drinks reception

Is Anne of Cleves Barn suitable for wedding breakfast Suitable for wedding breakfast

Is Anne of Cleves Barn suitable for turnaround period Suitable for turnaround period

Is Anne of Cleves Barn suitable for evening reception Suitable for evening reception

Capacity of Room

200

Supplier Access, Unloading and Set Up

Access is through large double barn doors at the far side of the venue. These open up straight onto a concrete area which is perfect for loading equipment. Access is step free.

Power Supply

Power points are available around the room.


Photo Opportunities at Great Lodge

Great Lodge has some great locations for your wedding photographer to take some amazing photographs. We spoke to Ben Bull about their top tips about getting photos you will love.

An interview with Ben Bull about wedding photography at Great Lodge

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Gallery of photographs taken by Ben Bull at Great Lodge

All photos on this page have kindly been provided by: Ben Bull



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