The Grand Barn
Surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes and historic character stands a fully restored Grade II listed barn and converted separate ceremony room available for weddings and events. The venue is surrounded by spectacular views of rural Essex making it the perfect picturesque setting for your special day.
Villiers Barn is one of the grandest Grade II listed barns to be converted in Essex and still today, it presents itself with historic charm, as well as, modern appeal. The fully restored, seven-bay barn will play host in celebrating your memorable day with your loved ones.
From the moment you arrive at the long tree-lined drive you are met with the Georgian house standing grand at its head. As you make your way up the path the secluded spaces at the heart of this magnificent estate will have you visualising the most important day of your life. Villiers Barn combines the traditional with the modern offering you the ideal elements to create the perfect venue for your wedding.
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland and the notorious mistress of Charles II, is thought to have lived on the estate in the 16th-century and ‘The Uncrowned Queen’, as she was known as, would surely have approved of the extensive work that has been carried out to transform the former stables into a Ceremony Room and Stunning Barn which now play host to your magical day.
The venue is located 2 miles from Thorpe-le-Soken centre and 20 minutes from the A12. Thope-le-Soken has direct train links from London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Shenfield and Colchester and is only a 2 minute drive from Villiers Barn.