Your dream rustic country wedding reception is waiting for you at The Chichester Hotel – a historic barn wedding venue and hotel in Wickford, Essex. Our dedicated wedding planners will help you fulfil your heart’s desires. We have a selection of private rooms available for ceremonies and receptions for up to 140 guests – so whether it is an intimate family celebration, same sex wedding or civil partnership, we have the perfect room for you.
Our rustic Essex Barn is a traditional style converted barn wedding venue with high vaulted and oak beamed ceilings. The Chichester Suite has beautifully restored Tudor beams, which really add character to the space. Both function rooms for hire have their own entrance separate from the hotel reception, and each have their own bar for a private wedding experience. Our team of event chefs know exactly what food and drink works well for weddings; from delicious canapés and sparkling wines to a sumptuous buffet to keep your guests dancing all night long. Our Bridal Suite is available for you to relax in prior to the big day, and also for a peaceful first night as a married couple. With other guest bedrooms on-site, your friends and family are welcome to stay with us too.
Can honestly not thank The Chichester Hotel enough for providing us with the most perfect wedding day! Everything they did was fantastic, attention to detail was fab. The food was absolutely amazing, hot & lots of it! Your staff are a credit to you. Nothing was too much for them at all. Thanks so much again!!
Thank you so much for our fantastic wedding. It all went to plan – the barn for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast looked magical. I had total confidence in you to ensure everything went to plan and I was not disappointed. The wedding breakfast consisted of wonderful food and the staff who delivered it were professional and helpful, as were the bar staff. My thanks as well to the manager on duty, who checked in to see all was well with the food, and worked around us with the evening buffet. Our guests and I stayed overnight and the rooms were excellent, so thank you for our day that far exceeded my expectations.