Layer Marney Tower – Essex Wedding Venue
Layer Marney Tower – Essex Wedding Venue
Layer Marney Tower is available for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions throughout the year. We hope that the information on this page, together with available downloads, will give you some insight into the glory of why Layer Marney is heads above other wedding venues in Essex.
We will be delighted to show you around so you can see why we are one of the finest wedding venues in Essex - please telephone to arrange a time to view.
For wedding ceremonies – no other venues offer a more beautiful setting than Layer Marney Tower. The Corsellis Room is situated on the first floor and has a fine pincer beam roof, original wattle and daub walls, and polished oak flooring. There is a good sound system for you to play your music on, or you may prefer to have live music with a harpist, string trio or a lute player.
For medium sized weddings Tukes Chamber, which is next to The Corsellis Room, is suitable for weddings of up to about 50 guests. Hold your ceremony in Tukes Chamber and your Wedding Breakfast in The Corsellis Room. (Please note you are not able to have dancing in The Corsellis Room or Tukes Chamber)
For small weddings ceremonies the beautifully paneled Hall can seat up to 15 guests to make an intimate and unique ceremony unlike any other wedding venues in Essex.
Ceremonies after 6.00 p.m.
In October 2012 the rules governing Civil Ceremonies changed, allowing Wedding Ceremonies to take place after 6.00 p.m. At the discretion of the Colchester Registrars, we are happy to hold wedding ceremonies at a time to suit you.
|Wedding ceremony in the Corsellis Room||A Layer Marney Tower wedding||Wedding Ceremony in Tukes Chamber|
Essex Wedding - Receptions
Layer Marney Tower offers a truly unique wedding reception venue in Essex. Wedding receptions take place in the Long Gallery, a beautiful room with oak flooring & panelling. You can seat up to 140 guests for a meal.
The Long Gallery is situated to the south of the Courtyard, within the formal gardens. The principal entrance has a magnificent staircase leading into the Gallery itself - a large oak floored room some 79’ x 19’, with a grand Jacobean fireplace and panelling. The views from the large windows reach to the Blackwater Estuary.
If you would like a smaller reception without dancing, you may use the Corsellis Room. The Ceremony can take place in Tukes Chamber, which is next to the Corsellis Room.
|The Long Gallery||The Corsellis Room laid for a small wedding||The Long Gallery|
Catering for receptions at Layer Marney is organised by Bouquet Garni; their food is excellent and they will do their utmost to assist with all your plans. Please contact Bouquet Garni, directly to discuss all your food and drink requirements, telephone 01206 393244 or visit www.bouquetgarni.co.uk
When you choose Layer Marney Tower for your Essex wedding venue or reception, you also have use of The Maythorn, our chauffeur driven 1931 Rolls Royce.
We also have a double decker Routemaster bus for hire so you can transport your guests from their hotel to Layer Marney Tower in style.
|The Maythorn||Routemaster bus||The Maythorn|
Also included in the price of a reception at Layer Marney Tower you also have the use of the de Zoete Rooms, our bridal suite. A small entrance hall leads to a beautiful bedroom with four poster bed and a bathroom with walk-in shower, double ended bath and bidet. There are essential supplies for breakfast - coffee, tea, orange juice, fresh bread and cereal.
There are six 'Glamping' (posh camping) encampments set amongst the trees in the grounds of Layer Marney Tower. Each encampment consists of a main tent, with comfortable beds, plumbed in loo, running water and electricity generated by the visitor by means of a static bicycle. The tents sleep 6 people with room for two more in the nearby Discovery tent. There is a hot tub and cooking is done on woodburning stoves, one inside the main tent, the other is an outside cooking cart. Each emcampment also has its own campfire. See Staying at the Tower for more details.
|Glamping - a main tent|
Layer Marney Tower is also available for: