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?
The venue fee 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 The Beautiful Essex Countryside
Not only do our wedding hire charges offer great value, we also do not charge a corkage fee. You are able to bring in your own drinks for the daytime – 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 and your own choice of musicians, DJ, photographer, videographer and decorations. If you need any advice Bridget or Sophie 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 2pm the day before to midday the day after
Thursdays – access from 2pm the day before to midnight the day of the wedding
This means that every couple has plenty of time to set-up and enjoy every single moment of the build-up to their big day.
Charges for a weekend wedding include Fridays and bank holidays. All prices exclude bank holidays and the Christmas period. A booking/administration fee of £750 is required to confirm a booking and the balance is due eight weeks prior to the wedding date.
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
Weekend wedding January - March Fri £3,899 Sat £4,399 Sun £3,399
Weekend wedding April - December Fri £5,399 Sat £5,899 Sun £4,899
Midweek wedding January - December Monday to Thursday £3,299
Weekend wedding January - March Fri £3,999 Sat £4,499 Sun £3,499
Weekend wedding April - December Fri £5,599 Sat £6,099 Sun £5,099
Midweek wedding January - December Monday to Thursday £3,399