Wedding Receptions & Ceremonies

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    Civil Ceremonies at Mulberry

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  • Marquee

    The Mulberry Marquee

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    The Mulberry Marquee

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    The Mulberry Suite

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Mulberry House is situated on the A414 in the village of High Ongar in the heart of the Essex countryside near to Chelmsford, Harlow and Brentwood. Mulberry is easily reached via the M25 and M11.

Mulberry House is a family run boutique hotel with many years of experience in delivering the finest of Weddings in Essex. We are licensed for civil ceremonies up to 130 guests and also have two ideal wedding reception venues to choose from. Our versatile banqueting suites have bars and capacity seating for 50 to 150 guests making Mulberry House one of the leading wedding venues in Essex for weddings of all sizes.

Our Mulberry Suite has two exquisite chandeliers and exposed beams whereas our Marquee has floor to ceiling white drapes with a private decking terrace. We also have the ideal drinks reception venue located overlooking our grounds and lake; perfect for group shots with your friends and family!

Not only are we considered to be one of the best wedding venues in Essex we also have 22 bedrooms onsite within our hotel.  The hotel rooms are situated within a listed Georgian house as well as our outside courtyard rooms.  Whilst we have subtly converted the venue into a beautiful hotel and wedding venue with accommodation, we have kept in mind the fantastic history of the building, which offers a combination of traditional Georgian architecture with modern 21st-century additions offering the flexibility and standard you require. 

Your guests can truly relax and enjoy the occasion at their convenience, then spend the following morning with close friends and family before heading off.

Mulberry House was built in 1767 as a home for the local squire, Edward Earle. It replaced a Tudor house of wattle and daub which was situated on the upper and lower lawns to the northeast of the current house. The current owners Ray and Ann George purchased the house in 1995 and have made many changes during their tenure carefully developing the grounds to be one of the finest hotel wedding venues in Essex.

Alongside the Mulberry Lake, which was once a moat around the House, there has been careful tree planting which enhances the grounds making it an ideal backdrop for your Wedding. The lake is stocked with fish and many different birds can be seen around it, including ducks and Kingfishers. Some of the original trees are over 150 years old! All this is set within 22 acres of Essex countryside making Mulberry House one of the most picturesque wedding venues on Essex.

At Mulberry House, we believe that your wedding day should be faultless so we provide only the finest wedding coordinators to help facilitate your day and ensure everything flows smoothly. We can tailor the perfect package to your specific requirements and would love to give you the opportunity to come up and see this beautiful venue in person. You can then meet with our coordinators and discuss your Wedding ideas in more detail. Mulberry House has been finalists in the coveted Essex Wedding Awards.

Catering and Accommodation

The catering team at Mulberry House are renowned for their quality cuisine and are specialists in wedding breakfast catering. The cuisine together with a choice of bedrooms to suit every size of wedding party will make your day very special. All of our bedrooms have recently undergone refurbishment providing en-suite facilities and if your event includes an evening reception Tresco, our Honeymoon Suite, is available for the Bride and Groom to use complimentary on your Wedding night. Along with this, a Bridal changing suite is available for the party on the morning of the wedding.

Civil Ceremonies

At Mulberry House, you can exchange your vows amongst friends and family in our listed Georgian house, our wedding gazebo or one of our wedding suites. We have designed the Mulberry Suite to offer flexibility depending on the size of your wedding party. It consists of three rooms which can be adjusted for an intimate gathering or opened up to form a large ceremony suite accommodating up to 130 guests. You may prefer to use our Alderney Suite located in the main Georgian house for smaller intimate wedding parties. We would be happy to meet with you to create your special day.

You will need to contact the Registry Office directly to arrange for two registrars to conduct the ceremony. Mulberry House cannot arrange this for you.

Once photographs and other civil ceremony formalities are completed, guests are invited to enjoy drinks and canapès on the terrace or in the Garden Room, depending on the weather.