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Venue-only Barn Hire

When it comes to weddings, we know that there is no 'one size to fit all' package. Whilst we have developed some great wedding packages, you are also able to hire our venue without any additional extras and simply pay the venue fee.

‘So many people told us it is the best wedding they’ve ever been to and that it was the most beautiful venue they’ve ever seen!’
– Kirsty & Paul

Whether you are looking for a venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony or both, Smeetham Hall Barn is sure to be the perfect place for hosting your magical day.

What’s Included in Wedding Venue-Only Hire?

By paying our venue fee, you will secure the beautiful 16th Century Barn for your wedding ceremony and reception, or just the reception if you plan to marry elsewhere. This fee will include VAT, heating costs and all necessary chairs and tables.

A No Corkage Wedding Venue in Beautiful Essex Countryside

Not only do our wedding hire charges offer great value, we also do not charge a corkage fee. You can bring in your own drinks – including bottled beers and we will not charge you a fee to do so.

Making Your Big Day Yours

By booking our wedding venue hire only, you can tailor all elements of your wedding to you as a couple. You are free to choose one caterer from our list of six and your own choice of musicians, DJ, photographer, videographer and decorations. If you need any advice our lovely owner, Bridget Hyde Parker, will be on hand to help. Take a look at our gallery or Instagram profile to see how some of our previous happy couples have chosen to decorate their venue.

‘Your venue is truly stunning and we had the most amazing day. Everything was perfect, the staff were very attentive and nothing was a problem’.
– Shelley & Dan

Venue Set-up Timings

  • Fridays – access from 9am Thursday to midday Saturday
  • Saturdays – access from 9am Friday to midday Sunday
  • Sundays – access from 2pm Saturday to midday Monday
  • Monday to Wednesday - access from 9am the day before to midday the day after
  • Thursdays – access from 9am the day before to midnight the day of the wedding

This is to ensure that every couple has plenty of time to set-up and enjoy every single moment of the build-up to their big day.

Venue-only Prices

Charges for a weekend wedding include Fridays and bank holidays. All prices exclude bank holidays and the Christmas period. A deposit of £750 is required to confirm a booking and the balance is due eight weeks prior to the wedding date.

2019
Weekend wedding January - March Fri £3,599   Sat £4,099   Sun £3,099
Weekend wedding April - December Fri £4,999   Sat £5,499   Sun £4,499
Midweek wedding January - December Monday to Thursday £2,999
2020
Weekend wedding January - March Fri £3,799   Sat £4,299   Sun £3,299
Weekend wedding April - December Fri £5,299   Sat £5,799   Sun £4,799
Midweek wedding January - December Monday to Thursday £3,199
2021 - no increase from 2020
Weekend wedding January - March Fri £3,799   Sat £4,299   Sun £3,299
Weekend wedding April - December Fri £5,299   Sat £5,799   Sun £4,799
Midweek wedding January - December Monday to Thursday £3,199