An Essex Wedding - May/June 2024 (Issue 116)

RAYLEIGH WINDMILL 01702 318 120 | The beautiful Rayleigh Windmill is a Grade II listed building more than 215 years old, whose iconic sails are a perfect backdrop for your photographs. Time to celebrate The Rayleigh Windmill is a historic venue for your ceremony, with both rustic and traditional wedding flare. It offers an intimate ceremony room for up to 20 of your nearest and dearest. We love... Adjacent to the Windmill are the Windmill Gardens and the historic Rayleigh Mount, which offer a perfect and peaceful setting. history Mark your unforgettable love story in one of these historical venues MAKING LEEZ PRIORY 01245 362 555 | Leez Priory is a stunning Tudor manor house. The ancient red brick architecture is steeped with characterful features including castle-like battlements, leaded windows and an outer gate house complete with original and ornately carved solid oak doors. The historic Great Tower, accessed by a fairytale spiral staircase, is a fantastic feature and can be used for a more intimate ceremony, for photographs and also as the backdrop for your nuptials too. Time to celebrate There’s a choice of eight licensed locations ranging from the Tower to the Coach House Barn to the Great Hall. With such stunning grounds and ancient Tudor backdrops, alfresco wedding ceremonies at Leez Priory are extremely popular including the recently added lake ceremony, where you can say ‘I do’ overlooking a picturesque lake with fountain. Your evening reception can host up to 250 guests. Leez Priory offers you the exclusive use of a charming carriageway, the Great Tower, two reception rooms, bar and a characterful cellar disco. We love... The Tower is a real showstopper either as a stunning backdrop to photos or as an intimate ceremony option. THEMED VENUES 25