A Special Visit To Baddow Park House
A hidden gem discreetly nestled amongst the tranquil Essex countryside, Baddow Park House has been lovingly renovated by new owners James & Samantha Martin. With it’s perfect blend of traditional features complimented by the most exquisite contemporary styling, Baddow Park House has been transformed into the ultimate exclusive hire wedding venue in Essex. And, along with a handful of other local wedding planners, I was lucky enough to be treated to an afternoon and evening at Baddow Park House. A wonderful and much needed treat after an exhausting wedding season, which I am very excited to share with you.
They say first impressions count and that is definitely the case with Baddow Park House. As you enter the perfectly manicured grounds and catch a glimpse of the striking and impressive country house you instantly want to see more, and once inside the house you soon realise that this wedding venue is something special.
As we were welcomed into the grand hall by Kelly & Gaynor my eyes were instantly drawn to the impressive staircase, which alongside the roaring log fire and glass of bubbles made for the perfect welcome. We were soon invited into the Oak Room with it’s open fireplace and luxury sofas was the perfect location to be treated to tea, coffee, cake and of course more bubbles, served by Jo and her attentive team from A & Co who are the resident caterers.
After mingling with my fellow wedding planners and a handful of Baddow Park House’s recommended suppliers we all enjoyed getting creative in the Drawing Room creating flower crowns with the expert guidance of Jo and her team from Stock Florist.
A tour of the house soon followed which begun with a visit to the Salon located just a few moments walk from the main house within the beautiful and perfectly maintained gardens. As expected this space has been thoughtfully designed and beautifully furnished and is filled with the most relaxing and calming spa aroma. It has an abundance of well positioned mirrors and plug sockets as well as a spacious open plan design, and with the added advantage of a well equipped kitchen area and discreetly positioned bedroom this is the perfect space for bridal preparations.
We were also shown the expertly crafted Pavilion located within the gardens, which is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and comes with the bonus of no guest number limitations.
It was then back inside the house to learn more about it’s beautiful spaces starting with the Oak Room which can seat 50 guests making it perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony, as well as an additional reception space for any guests looking to relax with views across the stunning parkland.
The Drawing Room is another room licensed for ceremonies, slightly larger in size so is perfect for couples inviting up to 80 guests to their ceremony. Flooded with natural light from it’s beautiful bay windows and a view over the immaculate gardens and parkland, it’s a wonderful elegant room for couples and their guests to enjoy.
With it’s full glass structure and fully equipped Art Deco bar area the Orangery is the most incredible and versatile space. Bathing in natural light and with views across the vineyard it’s the perfect place for couples to host their wedding breakfast, evening reception as well as larger ceremonies.
The bridal suite along with the additional bedrooms are truly remarkable. Each has their own style and scent but with the same exquisite attention to detail. With their opulent wallpaper, finest linens and luxurious ensuite bathrooms they all have the perfect combination of original features and contemporary touches. Split across two floors and each varying in size, which is perfect for newlyweds who wish to offer guest accommodation to families as well as couples.
Following the tour it was then time for a quick change before heading back to the Orangery for canapés and cocktails followed by a delicious 6 course meal, which made for another fabulous opportunity to catch up with my wedding industry colleagues and members of the Baddow Park House team, including James the owner who delivered a personal and heartfelt speech during which he shared his ideas & plans for this beautiful venue, which I can not wait to see.
A huge thank you to all at Baddow Park House and Kelly Chandler Consulting for inviting me to your fabulous event. It was an absolute pleasure to attend and I am so excited to have such a charming & wonderful venue on my door step.
Engaged couples, if you’re searching for an exclusive hire county house wedding venue in Essex then Baddow Park House is a venue not to be missed of your short list.
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With a keen eye for detail, organisational skills that are second to none and the love of a “to do” list it was inevitable that Hayley would become an events planner. She started her career within the legal profession and was a Personal Assistant for 14 years before training with the UKAWP to become a professional wedding and events planner and then going on to launch “Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events”.