Bloomwood Photography - Essex Photographers

Wedding venues...

There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Essex which cater for any style of day that a couple could want.

We’ve been fortunate to photograph weddings at most venues in Essex, and many more across the South East. Although each venue has it’s own distinctive features, the feel of the day and the type of photographs we capture are individual to each couple and their guests.

We’ve photographed weddings much further afield, including destination weddings abroad. But here and across our website we include a small sample of our work and what you can expect from our wedding photography – focussing on some of the wedding venues in Essex that we’re particularly familiar with and have worked at most. 

If you want to see more photos from weddings we’ve captured at a specific venue please do get in touch and feel free to ask any questions.

High House Weddings

Althorne, Essex

We’re fortunate to have been recommended suppliers at High House since it first opened as a wedding venue. It’s a stunning setting and we photograph many weddings at the multi-award winning venue each year. It’s beautiful barn, the iconic bridge over the pond, landscaped gardens and vineyard all make great locations for wedding photographs.

Little Channels

Chelmsford, Essex

The Waltham Barns at Little Channels is a beautiful wedding venue with beamed ceremony room.  We’ve been recommended as preferred suppliers at Little Channels for a number of years, and photographed many weddings there.  This venue has an intimate feel but comes alive for the evening reception.

The Essex Barn, Channels Estate

Chelmsford, Essex

Channels is a distinctive 17th century thatched Essex barn which has been beautifully restored and the outdoor gazebo makes a beautiful ceremony location. We’re recommended suppliers and know the best locations for couple portraits, including a mature tree lined avenue and open spaces to capture great sunsets.

Apton Hall

Rochford, Essex

Apton Hall is an exclusive, award winning wedding and events venue set in the beautiful Essex countryside. Apton Hall’s rustic charm is maintained throughout its courtyard buildings, accommodation and Grade II listed Honeymoon Suite. It’s secluded location and vast grounds offer numerous opportunities for great photos.

Mulberry House

Ongar, Essex

Mulberry House is a multi-award winning wedding venue set in 22-acres of stunning Essex countryside. We’ve photographed ceremonies both under the outside lakeside gazebo, and in the beamed Cedar Suite. Group photos can be taken by the beautiful house or by the lake, and the spacious marquee provides a great venue for the reception and party.

The Lion House

Boreham, Essex

The Lion House provides a unique and luxurious setting for weddings. Whilst there isn’t vast areas of outside space, the gardens are well designed and provide a backdrop of countryside with great opportunities to capture sunsets in the summer.  The inside ceremony space is light and airy thanks to a feature glass wall, and there are lots of unique locations for couple night shots.

Hatfield Place

Hatfield Peverel, Essex

Hatfield Place is a beautiful Georgian House and is still a relatively new Essex wedding venue. A quintessentially traditional building set in mature grounds that provides the backdrop for both classical elegant wedding photographs, and fun, modern images.  Lots of opportunities for unique couple photographs in the walled garden or around the grounds.

The Lawn

Rochford, Essex

The Lawn is a beautiful manor house set in a secluded location in Rochford, local to where we’re based. As well as a unique interior with a sweeping staircase leading to the ceremony area, the house and gardens provide a fantastic backdrop for group and couple portrait photographs.

Vaulty Manor

Goldhanger, Essex

Having gone through extensive renovation and expansion in recent years, Vaulty Manor is a manor house and barn conversion wedding venue located near Maldon.  You approach the buildings at the end of a tree lined driveway, and it has beautiful grounds to explore for precious moments alone throughout the day.

Gaynes Park

Epping, Essex

A versatile venue with lots of different spaces for a beautiful wedding photographs and a view to the distant London sky line. A glass orangery floods natural light for the wedding ceremony, and the galleried barn makes for a special reception.  But the colourful flowers and manicured grounds make a fantastic backdrop for formal posed or natural photographs.

Parklands, Quendon Hall

Saffron Walden, Essex

Quendon Hall is a distinctive mansion house set in magnificent grounds, surrounded by vast parkland with herds of deer roaming around in the background. Aside from the grandeur of the interior, with large windows flooding in natural light, there are walled gardens, arched gateways and a number of areas perfect for amazing shots.

East Mersea Hall

Mersea Island, Essex

A new Essex wedding venue having only opened in the last few years, but quickly recognised with multiple wedding awards. Located directly next to a church, East Mersea Hall is a beautiful country house and modern barn conversion. At the heart of the venue is a landscaped row boat lake, which is surrounded by a secret garden and woodland.

Gosfield Hall

Gosfield, Essex

Previously a royal palace, this imposing country house can’t fail to impress. Oak panelled corridors, hand-painted ceilings and large full-length windows create endless photo opportunities.  But the vast manicured grounds and gardens provide iconic, but individual backdrops for couple portrait sessions.

Fennes Estate

Braintree, Essex

Fennes is a traditional Georgian manor house at the end of a long sweeping drive. The beautiful gardens include a wooden gazebo for outside wedding ceremonies, and a distinctive pond with a beautiful bridge that creates opportunities for both posed and natural portraits.

Crondon Park

Stock, Essex

The Baronial Barn at Crondon Park is secluded with a private garden with distinctive fountain which provides a great location for group and portrait photographs. The historic barn has a rustic and intimate feel, with a light and airy ceremony room attached. A short walk offers access to the picturesque grounds of the adjacent golf course.

Leez Priory

Great Leighs, Essex

A truly iconic Tudor Manor House nestled within a beautiful rural setting.  The building itself if instantly recognisable with its gatehouse entrance and tower around a courtyard garden. All set within a parkland surroundings including lakes and wooded areas providing amazing locations for photographs at all times of year.

Milsom Weddings

Dedham, Essex

Milsoms operate several wedding venues including Talbooth Restaurant and Marquee, and Talbooth House and Spa – catering for intimate ceremonies to large wedding receptions.  Combining a riverside location and countryside views of the beautiful Dedham Vale – these venues provide a unique photography opportunities.


Coggeshall, Essex

Based around a traditional barn, but with various areas modernised to make a contemporary wedding venue within well-designed and landscaped gardens. Whether the wedding ceremony is inside or outside there are lots of little quirks to this venue that make each wedding unique and photographs that reflect that.

Maidens Barn

Chelmsford, Essex

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Oak Barn or outside under the flowering arbour. The barn combines traditional high vaulted ceilings with large windows to draw in natural light. The simplicity of the barn and gardens provides a blank canvas to tailor the venue to individual tastes – creates opportunities for bespoke photographs.

Braxted Park

Great Braxted, Essex

The Braxted Park estate is a hidden gem located amongst rural Essex villages. At the head of a breath-taking tree-lined drive lies the impressive country house, the secret walled garden, an enchanting pavilion and exquisite orangery – all perfect backdrops for beautiful photographs.

Downham Hall

Billericay, Essex

Downham Hall is a recently renovated boutique country house hotel set in a rural location with 360 degree views across the adjacent fields and towards the nearby Thames estuary.  With different spaces to cater for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, the venue is flexible and provides options for both intimate or larger weddings.

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