Wedding Venue

When it comes to planning the perfect wedding, one of the most crucial decisions couples face is choosing the venue. While London is often a popular choice for residents of the city, looking beyond the city limits can unveil a plethora of benefits, particularly for those seeking a unique and memorable experience.

If you’re considering tying the knot outside of London, look at Essex. Here are compelling reasons why it’s worth exploring wedding venues outside of the city.


Budget considerations play a pivotal role when wedding planning. Opting for a venue outside London can significantly impact your overall expenditure. While the capital city boasts an array of stunning venues, they often come with a hefty price tag.

Conversely, wedding venues in Essex offer comparable elegance at a fraction of the cost. By reallocating funds from venue expenses, couples can allocate resources to other aspects of their special day, such as:

  • Attire
  • Entertainment
  • Flowers
  • Food and drink
  • The wedding cake
  • Photos or video

Not only are these elements of the day cheaper outside London, but you can upgrade them for the same cost as hiring them in the city.

Unique Venue Options in Essex

Essex is home to a treasure trove of unique and charming venues that embody the quintessential English countryside charm.

From historic manor houses to rustic barns and sprawling gardens, the options are as diverse as they are enchanting. One often overlooked type of wedding venue is a golf club. The facilities in a golf club are designed to host people in elegant settings. At West Essex Golf Club, we have two venue rooms, they are a blank canvas for couples to put their mark on for their big day.

Unlike the conventional venues often found in urban settings, these locations boast character and personality, providing an idyllic backdrop for exchanging vows and creating lasting memories. For example, our golf course overlooks the city of London with beautiful views of the city.

Less Competition

In bustling metropolitan areas like London, competition for premier wedding venues can be fierce, often leading to limited availability and inflated prices. By venturing outside the city, couples can escape the crowds and secure their dream venue with greater ease.

With fewer events vying for attention, couples can enjoy a more personalised experience tailored to their preferences, ensuring that their special day receives the attention it deserves.

That being said, the earlier you book your wedding venue the more chance you will find your perfect date. Your ideal venue might be booked quickly, regardless of the location.

Natural Beauty

Although London does have areas of natural beauty, hiring these areas for a wedding can be very expensive or are unable to hold a private event. The home counties offer a multitude of options for natural beauty, particularly Essex.

Essex’s picturesque setting is excellent for couples exchanging vows and capturing timeless moments. Whether nestled amidst rolling hills like Orange Tree Hills, bubbling rivers like the River Chelmer, or lush woodlands like Epping Forest, the natural beauty of Essex provides a stunning backdrop for wedding festivities. The scenic surroundings create lasting mementoes imbued with the charm of the countryside in wedding albums.


Essex remains conveniently accessible from London, offering seamless transportation options for guests. Whether travelling by train, car, or coach, guests can easily journey to the wedding venue without the hassle of navigating congested city streets. Moreover, the proximity to London ensures that guests can enjoy the best of both worlds – the beautiful countryside and the energy of the city.

Booking a Wedding at West Essex Golf Club

While London undoubtedly offers a myriad of wedding venue options, couples should not overlook the charm of Essex when planning their nuptials.

Whether your wedding is in winter, autumn, spring or summer, West Essex Golf Club in Chingford provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Contact our team and book your wedding venue near London with us!