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From the moment you set foot in the breathtaking grounds of Gaynes Park, you know that you’ve found something special. Tucked away in the Essex countryside, with the dramatic London skyline on the horizon and rolling fields full of lambs and sheep around you, this exquisite barn venue has everything you need for the most magical wedding day.
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It all starts in the Apple Loft. This picturesque cottage is the ideal place for you and your loved ones to put the finishing touches to your looks and spend some time together before you tie the knot. Pamper, preen and catch a sneak peek of your guests arriving along the drive, enjoying this peaceful setting as your own.
When the time comes to say ‘I do’, nowhere else can offer an aisle quite like Gaynes Park. The Long Walk begins at the Heart Gate and leads through colourful flower beds and blooms up to the entrance to the Walled Garden. Enjoy a few quiet moments with your nearest and dearest and soak up the natural beauty of this enchanting location before exchanging your vows with the one you love.
Your wedding ceremony deserves the most beautiful setting and Gaynes Park certainly doesn’t disappoint. The light-filled Orangery stands proudly in the gardens, which provide a delightful floral backdrop to your special moment. If you’d prefer an al fresco affair, hold a blessing or humanist ceremony in your favourite part of the garden. There are so many pretty spots though, it might be hard to choose.
If you would like your wedding to really stand out, then you’ll love the Gather Barn. This open-sided structure has a wonderful rustic charm to it and is perfect for a summer ceremony. Alternatively, if it’s bags of character and plenty of space that you’re looking for, the Mill Barn is for you. With impressive tree trunk supports, exposed brick walls and authentic features decorating the walls, it’s the ideal option for larger celebrations.
Gaynes Park comes with a wealth of awe-inspiring backdrops and spectacular views which offer photographic opportunities at every turn. Share drinks and canapés with your guests before wandering through the gardens and atmospheric woodland in the estate to create a wedding album that you’ll never tire of looking through.
The best way to celebrate your newlywed status is with an unforgettable feast and expert caterers, Galloping Gourmet, guarantee exactly that. Take your seat in the charming Mill Barn and wine and dine to your heart’s content on skilfully prepared and beautifully presented dishes. The fun doesn’t stop in the evening either. Treat your guests to wood-fired pizzas, tender American barbeque or sizzling street food stalls, all cooked before your eyes under the Gather Barn.
When your night of festivities has drawn to a close, you won’t have far to go for a luxurious place to spend the night. The Coach House is just a few steps from the Mill Barn and comprises an elegant honeymoon suite and nine stunning rooms for your closest friends and family. Enjoy a nightcap in the inviting lounge and reminisce over breakfast the following morning.
To find out more about this magical wedding venue in Essex, visit their website at www.gaynespark.co.uk or call them on 01992 660 329.