Little Tey Barn – Wedding venue in Colchester

Little Tey Barn – A fantastic new wedding venue

the entrance to little tey barn

Situated in the small village of Great Tey, six miles west of Colchester, Essex. Little Tey Barn wedding venue is perfectly positioned for the countryside wedding you have always dreamed of.

With impressive grounds, a barn with endless characteristics, and accommodation for up to 14 people, this really is a hidden gem.

Relatively new to the wedding and events industry. The Little Tey Barn is an absolute find for any newly engaged couples looking to get married in Essex.

Clients have the option to treat the space as a blank canvas, and make it their own. Or make use of the already stunning wedding venue.

The grounds at Little Tey Barn

Needless to say, there are lots of ‘barn venues’ across Essex, all of which have their own style and characteristics.

However, The Little Tey Barn have managed to preserve the authenticity of the barn, helping it feel intimate and warm.

little tey barn wedding venue

Creating a sumptuous environment for a wedding ceremony, and / or evening reception.

Whilst the barn is suitably sized for a large gathering, the layout enables it to feel intimate, creating an atmosphere that is just perfect for any celebration.

We promise you will take one look and fall in love!

The Accommodation at Little Tey Barn

With accommodation for up to 14 guests,  Little Tey Barn really does provide the perfect facilities for anyone planning their perfect wedding.

Furthermore, spacious rooms, open plan kitchen area, and an outdoor courtyard enable you to enjoy each others company in the build up to the big day.

kitchen at little tey barn

Additionally, the day after the event, you are assured a luxurious stay to relive the best moments with friend and loved ones.

This wonderful accommodation is unrivalled.

Without a doubt, you’ll find it has a homely welcoming feel to it the moment you arrive.

We assure you, you’ll not want to leave!

The rooms

Amazingly, the ground floor is host to 2 kitchens and 3 stunning reception rooms, allowing guests to mingle, whilst also having enough space to find some quiet time.

Upstairs, you’ll find 6 exquisite bedrooms.

master bedroom at little tey barn

Four of which have their own en-suites (located in the East wing of the house). And two that share a bathroom on the West Wing.

It goes without saying, that each bedroom and bathroom is finished to a high standard and will wow any guest on arrival.

en-suite bathroom at little tey barn

The gardens

3 acres of grounds surround this already impressive venue.

Whether it be a morning walk with your family prior to the start of the wedding, or hiring a tipi for the wedding reception.

The gardens at Little tey Barn provide so much flexibility. What more could you possibly ask for?

tipi setup in the grounds of little tey barn

Set in the beautiful Essex countryside, Little Tey Barn not only has its own stunning grounds, but it sits within the tranquil Essex countryside.

Not only does the main house sleep up to 14 people.

But with the option of erecting bell tents and yurts within the grounds. You can virtually have you whole wedding party stay within the amazing grounds of the venue.

To conclude, you can feel only nothing but relaxed when present at this amazing wedding venue.

The perfect wedding venue

the barn at little tey barn

So, picture the scene.

A bride taking a morning walk around the 3 acres of picturesque landscape, before venturing into the spacious and welcoming house to get ready for her big day.

Equally, enjoying a well deserved glass of champagne in the courtyard. Before holding a warm, close and intimate ceremony within the authentically styled barn.

Last but not least, then walking back down the aisle and find herself faced with the open grounds and sunshine she had dreamed of sharing with her friends and family on her wedding day.

It really is the perfect story.

The owners of the wedding venue

After meeting Jane and Andy, you start to realise why this venue has such a welcoming feel to it.

They are kind and warm people, and the venue shares the same personality.

As soon as you meet them you just know that you are in safe hands. Professional yet supremely friendly, putting you immediately at ease.

Exactly what you want when booking your wedding!

What do our wedding DJ’s think of the venue then ? – Let’s ask one of our most experienced DJ’s and co-owner of F&B – David

I had been following Little Tey Barn on social media for a while.

I followed them on social media, and instantly thought it suited our style and DJ setup.

Coincidentally, I then met with some other wedding suppliers who were extremely complimentary about it, so it became hard to ignore.

I finally visited The Little Tey Barn for a recent open day.

Unsurprisingly, and despite previously being told that this was an amazing wedding venue.

It definitely exceeded all expectations!

As a DJ, I perhaps look at wedding venues from a slightly different perspective.

Uniquely, the layout of a venue is extremely important, and the barn is perfect.

Personally, I believe that the bar being situated near to the dance floor is a huge bonus for any wedding DJ.

As a result, it allows guests not to drift out of earshot of the music, and also keeps most people in the same room, adding to the party atmosphere.

Just the right size to create a party atmosphere.

Certainly large enough to host a big party!

Barn wedding venue

Likewise, the option to hire tipis for the outdoor area is a fantastic addition. I love a barn wedding and a tipi wedding.

Therefore, the option to have one or the other – Or both ! definitely makes the venue an attractive proposition for anyone looking to add some style to their wedding day.

I met Jane and Andy too, and they were instantly easy to get along with, and further cemented the fact this the venue is without a doubt going to be a huge success.

They took the time to make me feel welcome and instantly made me feel comfortable.

To sum up, I cannot wait to get back there and provide some wedding DJ skills !

a wedding dj at little tey barn

Finally, for further information about booking your wedding or event at Little Tey Barn in Little Tey, Colchester, contact Jane, here:

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The Barns at Lodge Farm – Wedding venue in Nazeing

Where it all began for the Barns at Lodge Farm ….

The Barns at Lodge Farm is a stunning and unique wedding venue located In Nazeing – Epping Road, Epping Green, CM16 6FS.

The Barns at Lodge Farms naezing

Bryony – The manager at The Barns at Lodge Farm, and her family have been growing cereals (mostly wheat, oats and barley) at Lodge Farm for nearly 100 years.

Furthermore, to this day Lodge Farm remains a fully functioning and working farm.

Also, it boasts a secluded feel, whilst remaining in close proximity to the city of London. 

Situated within the Epping countryside, this authentic working farm wedding venue really is a one of a kind.

Without a doubt, the Epping countryside provides the perfect backdrop, for a dream wedding!

First wedding in 2016 at Lodge Farm Barns

Only 4 years ago, in 2016 The Barns at Lodge Farm held its very first wedding, that of the Venue Manager, Bryony Graham. 

Undeniably, the wedding was a success.

Due to this, Bryony and her family decided that creating a permanent wedding venue at Lodge Farm would be the perfect way to grow a business.

As well as supporting the farm, it would provide many other couples to enjoy their wedding day at such an incredible venue.

Notably, since Bryony’s wedding in 2016, which involved a ceremony led by a friend, and a reception in tipis in the field, the venue has changed dramatically.

Civil ceremonies at the Barns at Lodge Farm

In addition to now having a full license to host for civil wedding ceremonies; all packages now include use of their two fully licensed and staffed bars.

Furthermore, the heavy investment in the surrounding buildings, mean that rented toilets and generators are a thing of the past! 

You can be assured to celebrate your wedding in comfort and style at There Barns at Lodge Farm.

The Evolution – 

The Grain Store now makes for an epic urban party space, mixing modern glasswork with corrugated iron cladding.

Inside, the high ceilings and authentic flooring,  provide an amazing space to keep it minimal, or make it your own.

The Barns at Lodge Farms Yje grain store wedding venue

In addition, the Granary brings rustic charm to every ceremony.

Allowing your guests to soak up the ambience inside this beautiful industrial barn. 

The Barns at Lodge Farm is a truly unique space and proud to be going into their fourth season of weddings.

Hosting 45 amazing weddings this year!

Meaning 45 extremely lucky couples!

Birthday parties

Moreover,  the original chicken shed has now been turned into a brand new, stunning and dare we say, cool looking bar, and is available for hire for smaller parties and gatherings.

The Barns at Lodge Farms Bar

Meaning, if you want to celebrate your birthday at a unique party venue, this is just the place.

Wedding DJ at The Barns at Lodge Farm

Evidently, after having the pleasure of DJ’ing at a number of weddings and events here, we can honestly say that the attention to detail does not go unnoticed.

Importantly, the closer you look, the more impressive this venue becomes.

The whole team at The Brans really do know what they are doing.

They clearly have the creative spark and flair required for producing a quite beautiful place to get married

When providing wedding DJ services at The Barns at Lodge Farm, it couldn’t get any easier.

The main stage, where we set up, it located at the far end of the grain store, and with a side door, directly next to the stage area, we are able to set up our DJ equipment with minimal disruption to any occasion.

Staying green – 

As a family it is vital to the Grahams that each wedding is personal and bespoke.

As a rule, they only host two weddings a week.

In addition, you get the whole venue for 48 hours (no pushing you out at the end of the night to get ready for the next!) and they pride themselves on sustainability.

The Barns at Lodge Farm new bar

Subsequently, at the end of every event, all rubbish is sorted by hand and recycled.

Amazingly, in 2019 they only generated one skip of general waste from 32 weddings!

Their bars are completely plastic free, and the whole venue is heated by renewable energy generated onsite. 

The team at The Barns are always looking forward and have plans to continue to improve the barns and their surroundings.

As well as further investment in renewable energy sources.

Most importantly, the family and the whole team is that they continue to host the most meaningful and beautiful weddings for truly wonderful couples. 

The Barns at Lodge Farm Team

Bryony Graham The Barns at Lodge Farm

Let’s start with the Manager – Bryony.

She really is one of the most energetic and infectious people that you will ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Additionally, if you decide to pop down and get the grand tour, you will certainly leave feeling excited about your big day!

She has quite clearly poured her heart and soul into the wedding venue, and she should be extremely proud of what she has achieved!

Not only that, she has put together a team of staff that share her enthusiasm.

It is quite apparent that the staff love being part of this adventure, you can just feel it when in their presence and it’s infectious!

Kind and friendly, the Barns at Lodge Farm team really have always made us feel most welcome.

The Barns at Lodge Farms tipi wedding

What do our wedding DJ’s think of the venue then ? – Let’s ask one of our DJ’s – Gary M

I played my first wedding DJ set at The Barns at Lodge Farm back in June 2019.

What an incredible wedding! By the time I arrived to play my evening DJ set, the guests were in such a great mood it made my job easy!

As always, I brought the full Fox and Braces DJ setup, including our wooden DJ booth.

It looked as though it was purpose built for Lodge Farm! 

Fox and Braces best Wedding DJs

Last but not least, the atmosphere was amazing, and despite their not being a huge number of guests, I had a feeling that everyone was going to have a great night… and they did! 

I really can not wait to get back there in 2020!

Finally, for further information about booking your wedding or event at The Barns at Lodge Farm, contact them on:

T : 01992 892377

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