"We had so many compliments on how lovely the venue was and we know that we could not have picked better if we tried. It was a truly perfect day." 

Katie Johns

The Perfect Place to Start Your Forever

Maidens Barn, Essex offers an authentic wedding barn and garden venue that epitomises rural simplicity and yet also offers all the luxurious and modern features and style you would expect from a first-class venue.

Our vaulted Essex wedding barn venue dates back to 1806 and key features such as huge windows, lofty ceilings, ancient beams and subtle lighting blend together old and new perfectly. Special and surprising touches can be found all over – from the stunning glass bead chandelier to the beautiful upstairs gallery.

Your ceremony can take place inside the stunning Oak Barn, or, nestled in the private gardens under the flowering wedding arbour.

Most importantly, whilst being one of the best country barn wedding venues in Essex, we are still within easy reach of London, the M11 and Stansted Airport, with closest centres being Braintree and Chelmsford.

Browse our wedding gallery to be inspired and then come and visit us to see how perfect this luxury barn wedding venue in Essex will be for your special day.

Your Wedding Day

At the heart of Maidens Barn are Katherine and Clive Matthews, the dynamic owners who have lovingly transformed a dilapidated farm barn into a stunningly beautiful barn and memorable wedding venue situated near Colchester and Braintree, Essex.


No two Essex weddings are the same. At Maidens Barn we understand that every couple brings their own unique style, personality and especially, their ideas! We love hearing your plans and dreams for your special day – and working out how we can help you realise them.


At Maidens Barn we can go above and beyond the usual standards of a wedding venue. We understand that the catering is a huge part of any wedding day and we're here to make that easy for you.