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Weddings at Maidens Barn are all different and you are bound to have many questions.

Please see below for some of our most frequently asked questions and for those that we haven't covered please do just get in touch.

  • What's included?
    *Exclusive use of Maidens Barn including the Oak Barn, Elm Barn and our grounds. * Use of the prep room to get ready before your wedding. * A tasting which is a three course meal for two. * Wedding coordinator on both the lead up and on the day. * Full use of our tables, chairs, cutlery, linen etc. * Use of our two easels for seating plan/sign. * Use of our cake table/barrel plus knife. * Fairy lights and decorated ring in ceremony room. * Garden furniture and outside lighting. * Complimentary bottle of fizz for the night of the wedding.
  • What time can we access Maidens Barn on the day?
    Both you and your suppliers are able to access the main barn from 9am on the day. Access to the Granary to get ready is from 7am.
  • What is the capacity?
    For seated events our capacity is 200 guests for both the day and the evening. For standing events our capacity is 350. (funerals, wakes and Christmas parties.)
  • Can we use candles?
    Non battery operated candles are permitted on your dining tables if using a candle holder. In the other areas of Maidens Barn you would need to provide LED battery operated candles.
  • Do you offer dry hire?
    Here at Maidens Barn we only allow for our onsite caterers and do not offer a dry hire option. We do however allow for ceremony only options.
  • Can we have confetti?
    We do allow for confetti, however this does need to be real petals. Biodegradable paper is not allowed.
  • Do you allow pets?
    We do allow for furry friends to be included in the ceremony plus outside for drinks reception. Unfortunately after this pets will not be able to join in for the wedding breakfast or stay over in the accommodation.
  • What are the bar and event timings
    For Sunday-Thursday events the bar closes at 11pm and event finishes at 11.30pm. (excluding bank holiday Sundays) For Friday and Saturday events the bar closes at 11.30pm and event finishes at 12am. We do not offer a extended licence.
  • Is there onsite carparking?
    We do have a large free car park for you and your guests. Guests are also permitted to leave their cars over night at their own risk all we ask is for them to be collected by 12pm the following day.
  • Do you have a recommended Taxi service?
    We strongly advise all guests to pre book their taxi's home. Due to our location we are not easily assessable to last minute taxi companies. Al’s cars (Braintree) Tel. 01376 347888 Chelmsford Taxibus Tel. 01245 350350 Eastern Elite Cabs Ltd (Great Dunmow) Tel. 01371 873323 Flitch Cars (Great Dunmow) Tel. 07913366008 Stansted Taxi Co (Bishops Stortford) Tel. 01279 888050 Pasha Taxi’s (Great Dunmow) Tel. 01371 868128 Fargo Cars (Braintree) Tel. 01376 330330 Chelmsford Minicabs Tel. 01245 350350 Village Cars (Chelmsford) Tel. 01245 450850 Yelo Taxi’s (Braintree) Tel. 01376 334455
  • What time is check in and out?
    Check in on the day of the wedding is 12.30pm. Check out the following morning is 10am. Please note that if there is a wedding the day before then not all rooms are available at 12.30pm and have a 3pm check in instead. Please enquire for further information.
  • What time is Breakfast the following morning?
    Breakfast within the Honeymoon cottage is already accessible and ready for you to enjoy at any time. Breakfast is served 8am-9.30am within the Hayloft.
  • How many rooms have you got?
    We have 14 guest rooms ranging from doubles, a twin and a triple. Plus the honeymoon cottage for the night of the wedding.
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