An Essex Wedding - March/april 2021 (Issue 97)

THEMED VENUES 23 THE BOUNDARY 07833 227 706 | WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? The Boundary is a large marquee venue located at one of Essex’s finest cricket grounds. The family-run blank-canvas venue is situated within ten acres of privately owned Garons Park Trust land in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. As well as the luxurious marquee, couples can host celebrations within the quirky Scoreboard Barn for a rustic feel. Food is at the forefront of the experience here, with the venue’s talented in-house catering team creating everything from fine-dining menus to more casual, laid-back options to suit every couple. LET’S CELEBRATE! The venue is currently awaiting its ceremony license for the Scoreboard Barn (120 guests) and Outdoor Pavilion area ready for 2021/22. However, both these spaces are currently available for blessings and celebrant-led ceremonies. Receptions are held in the fully-lined Marquee (250 seated guests and 400 evening guests), which comes furnished with vintage lounge furniture, a beautiful bar and a parquet dancefloor complete with twinkling fairy-lit ceiling. Parties can spill outside on to the private patio overlooking the cricket pitch to enjoy drinks long into the evening under the warm glow of festoon lighting. WE LOVE… All couples receive a gift upon booking and will be treated to a free menu tasting. WIVENHOE HOUSE HOTEL 01206 863 666 | WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? Found in idyllic Essex parkland and gardens, this stunning 18 th -century country house hotel is nothing short of spectacular. Its magnificent façade is enhanced by the elegantly restored interiors and sweeping staircases. Sixteen individual suites and bedrooms are located in the main house while beautiful, relaxing lounges overlook the carefully restored sunken lawn. The traditional house is complemented by the contemporary Garden Wing, which is home to 24 modern bedrooms and a popular brasserie serving the best of British produce. LET’S CELEBRATE! The Garden Suite (120 people) is a contemporary setting made up of three rooms with removable partitions to make it flexible for all sizes of wedding. There are also two historic rooms in the main house. Signatures (60 guests) is a serene space with high ceilings, period features and pretty vistas. The Drawing Room (70 guests) has an effortlessly elegant feel and can be hired in conjunction with Signatures. For those who like the great outdoors, the Garden Gazebo is located in the Sunken Lawn overlooking 200-year-old cork oak trees. Receptions are held in the Garden Suite (120 guests) or the Drawing Room (70 guests). WE LOVE… Newlyweds get a complimentary suite for their first night as a married couple. www.joea www.joea