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Essex wedding fairs 2022: All the best shows coming to Essex next year

The most important moment in life for many people is when they tie the knot on their wedding day.

After years of dreams, and months of planning, it’s no wonder that couples want the day they get married to be perfect.

But for all the brides and grooms to be out there, Essex is full of wedding fairs in 2022 to help provide inspiration for the big day.

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We’ve brought together all the wedding fairs so far announced across the county in 2022.

January 2 – Basildon – Festival Leisure Park

Called ‘The largest FREE entry wedding show in Essex’, this wedding fair will be able to provide for every wedding day need, however big or small.

Hosted at Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park, the show will bring together some of the best wedding suppliers in Essex, from dressmakers to jewellers, photographers and more.

You can even taste test cakes and chocolate fountains, try on wedding dresses and watch live demos.

No tickets or pre-registration are required.

Open 11am to 4pm.

Unit 7, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

January 9 – Rainham – Ingrebourne Links

This wedding exhibition is held at the glamorous Ingrebourne Links Golf and Country Club in Rainham.

It’s offering a wide range of wedding-related things to look at and try out – including being able to sit in a vintage wedding car!

There are also experts on hand for you to talk to throughout the day, giving advice on everything from staying fit and healthy up to your wedding day to what sort of music and entertainment would best suit your dream wedding.

No tickets or pre-registration required, free entry.

Open 11am to 4pm.

Ingrebourne Links Golf and Country Club, New Road, Wennington, Near Rainham, Essex. RM13 9FL

January 16 – Rochford – The Lawn

The Lawn in Rochford, Essex has had rave reviews from couples

Another free to enter wedding fair, the Lawn’s winter wedding fair not only shows off the venue as a fantastic location for a wedding, but will host a variety of exhibitors.

Free parking is available, as well as a range of refreshments.

2020 is the 19th year that The Lawn has hosted wedding fairs, so you can trust in their longevity that they must be doing something right.

Open 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL

January 16 – Witham – Braxted Park

One of the most exclusive wedding venues in Essex, Braxted Park is also opening its doors for a wedding show run by County Wedding Events.

At the fair, you’ll be able to see the beautiful, 500-acre wooded estate with options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

The venue also provides luxury accommodation for both bride and groom and guests.

At the fair there will be a variety of wedding suppliers, including such as florists, wedding cake bakers and entertainment providers.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Register on the County Wedding Events website here.

Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Witham, Essex, CM8 3EN

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January 16 – Colchester – Houchins Farm

Houchins Farm in Colchester

Houchins Farm in Colchester

Houchins Farm is an elegant Grade II listed farmhouse with a large barn and wedding garden.

At their wedding fair next January, there will be the opportunity to view the venue and meet a range of quality suppliers for your wedding.

Goody bags for all couples getting married will be given out, as well as special offers given on the day.

You must pre-register for the show, which you can do through the Main Weddings and Events website here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Houchins Farm, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT

January 23 – Colchester – Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower has some really diverse and unique wedding ideas for the perfect wedding at their Wedding Fayre this January.

As well as being able to look around the gorgeous wedding venue, with its Corsellis Room where you can exchange your vows, have your wedding reception in the Long Gallery and stay in the luxury de Zoete Bridal Suite.

On the day, there will be up to 30 wedding suppliers available to talk to, as well as free bottles of Buck’s Fizz and beer for the first 20 brides and grooms to be that arrive.

There will also be free bridal bags, as well as a budget planner and wedding magazines on arrival.

Admission is £2m, which you can book through the Wedding Fayre website here.

Open 11am to 3.30pm.

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

January 23 – Goldhanger – Vaulty Manor

Vaulty Manor is located near Maldon, in the picturesque village of Goldhanger.

The wedding show on offer will bring wedding inspiration for the big day, as well as special offers and advice on the latest trends from wedding suppliers and experts.

It’s also an opportunity to look around Vaulty Manor as your potential wedding venue, with its 15th century oak barn and the incredible Baronial Hall for your wedding breakfast after the ceremony.

Entry is free, but you must pre-register here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Vaulty Manor, Goldhanger Road, Goldhanger, Essex, CM9 8BQ

January 29 – Chelmsford – The Lion House

The Lion House has been designed with weddings in mind.

Art deco themes run throughout the venue, which complements the original 15th century tavern the building used to be.

Filled with natural daylight from the feature glass wall and garden beyond, it’s a great option for your wedding day.

The wedding show will be an opportunity to look around the venue, as well as meet the Lion House’s wedding coordinator and lots of quality wedding suppliers.

You can pre-register for the show for free here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3JA

January 30 – Chelmsford – Hylands House

Hylands House in Chelmsford looking picturesque amidst the pristine white snow

Hylands House in Chelmsford looking picturesque amidst the pristine white snow

Hyland House’s Main Event Wedding Show is situated in the beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland of Hylands Estate.

The spectacular Grade II Listed Mansion and Grand Pavilion can provide for whatever size or style of wedding you’re after, whether it’s a large party or smaller gathering.

The wedding fair will include quality wedding suppliers, experts with the latest trends, and free entry for everyone.

Register here.

Open 11am-3pm.

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

February 5-6, May 7-8 – Chelmsford – Chelmsford Racecourse

One of the largest wedding shows in Essex, this is one not to miss.

With more than 150 stands, there will be venues, live entertainment, food and drink stalls and much more for you to find your perfect wedding day.

Register here for free.

Open 11am to 3.30pm.

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP

February 6 – Colchester – Stoke by Nayland Resort

At the Nayland Hotel’s Wedding Show, they know that planning your wedding is one of the biggest, most important and time-consuming projects of your life.

Therefore, a dedicated Wedding Coordinator is on hand to help you with every aspect of planning your big day.

Canapes and a glass of fizz is provided on arrival, as well as a tour of the venue and the ability to meet a selection of hand-picked suppliers.

Pre-register on the Stoke by Nayland website here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Stoke by Nayland Resort, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ

March 6 – Rochford – Apton Hall

Full of rustic charm and set in an idyllic farm location, the Grade II listed Bridal Suite and surrounding Courtyard buildings have been lovingly renovated and re-designed specifically to create the perfect setting for your special day.

Designed specifically for weddings and events, Apton Hall is set in the idyllic Essex countryside with history dating back to The Great Survey of 1086.

Entry is free – pre-register here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Apton Hall, Apton Hall Road, Canewdon, SS4 3RH

March 13 – Chelmsford – Channels Estate

Set in 300 acres of parkland, the Channels Estate offers multiple venues for you to tie the knot in.

The ‘church without a roof’ is an amazing outdoor ceremony garden with a pavilion under which the bride and groom can exchange their vows watched by their guests.

Indoors, you can choose from either the beautifully restored 17th century Barn or the Courtyard Suite with a delightful flagstone courtyard.

At the Channels Estate wedding show, you can view the venue and meet a range of quality suppliers at the wedding show.

Free entry – register here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Pratt’s Farm Lane East, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT

March 20 – Great Dunmow – The Reid Rooms

Set at the end of a tree-lined drive, the attractive converted Essex Barns are surrounded by stunning countryside.

The pretty courtyard area and moated Grade II listed Farmhouse guest accommodation combine to make this a perfect wedding venue.

The venue can also accommodate Festival Style weddings in The Meadow, where you can legally marry under the purpose built Pavilion.

The Meadow is a beautiful, exclusive field with plenty of space for your tipis and glamping pods.

Come along to the Reid Rooms wedding show to look around, and to meet suppliers and experts who can guide you through exactly how to create your dream wedding.

Free entry – register here.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1QT

April 3 – Colchester – East Mersea Hall

East Mersea Hall is a stunning Grade 11 listed building on the beautiful Mersea Island.

The grounds are picturesque with a mature tree woodland, a stunning lake and landscaped gardens, and it’s only five minutes from East Mersea Beach.

At the East Mersea Hall wedding show, you’ll be able to view the Pavilion, the Drawing Room and the outdoor walled garden, all of which are licensed for Civil ceremonies.

There will be inspiration for the big day, as well as special offers from wedding suppliers and experts on hand to advise you about the latest trends.

Pre-register here for free.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Church Lane, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8TJ

April 23-24 – Colchester – Jobreve Community Stadium

This wedding fair promises a full weekend full of wedding inspiration, advice and ideas to make your wedding day as perfect as possible.

There will be a large variety of exhibitors, all catering for whatever wedding needs you may have.

On arrival there are free welcome drinks, as well as a free goody bag.

Free entry.

Open 11am to 4pm.

United Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP

April 24 – Bishop’s Stortford – Down Hall Hotel

Here’s Down Hall looking beautiful as the sun sets

With a history dating back to 1322, Down Hall has a wonderful array of rooms and suites to host the most intimate of ceremonies, luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions.

The different wedding reception rooms can cater for parties of different sizes, with the largest room holding 190 guests and the smallest 32.

Large windows provide a dramatic outlook onto landscaped Hertfordshire gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for live music performances and dancing, following your first dinner with your friends and family as a married couple.

Come along to view the venue and meet a range of quality suppliers at the wedding show.

Register here – entry free.

Open 11am to 3pm.

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7AS

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