Orangery with wedding ceremony seating at Gaynes Park

Getting to Know – Gaynes Park

Venue Name: Gaynes Park

Location: Near Epping, Essex

What type of venue is Gaynes Park and how old is the building?

Gaynes Park is a breathtaking barn wedding venue in Essex, with a wealth of ceremony and reception spaces, glorious gardens and remarkable views. The venue has everything you could need on your big day, from a stunning cottage to prepare beforehand to fantastic fine dining wedding food. There is luxurious accommodation on-site too, provided separately by Gaynes Park Ltd.

The estate has been in the Chisenhale-Marsh family since the 1780s. The 1,000-acre estate comprises approximately 300 acres of woodland, with wood milled in the listed barns. Seasoned in the open-sided Gather Barn, the wood was then used as ship masts and supports in mines. This rich history is still clear to see and provides a wonderful sense of authenticity to Gaynes Park.

Orangery with wedding ceremony seating at Gaynes Park

How long has Gaynes Park been a wedding venue?

Gaynes Park has been a wedding venue for 12 years. In that time we’ve catered for many magical weddings, helping couples make one the most important days of their lives extra special.

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Gaynes Park?

Couples will find plenty of space for 150 guests for a civil ceremony in the Orangery, Mill Barn and Gather Barn. All options can use different seating plans, offering flexibility and choice. Wedding breakfasts in the Mill Barn can hold a maximum of 150 guests too, with space for a further 50 for the evening reception.

Gather Barn at Gaynes Park

What rooms are available for couples having their wedding at Gaynes Park?

On your wedding day you have exclusive use of the peaceful and private Apple Loft Cottage before the ceremony, the light-filled Orangery, the unique, open-sided Gather Barn and rustic Mill Barn. Set within the grounds and picturesque gardens, every aspect is yours to enjoy as you wish. Exclusive use comes as standard for weddings at Gaynes Park.

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Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

Colourful Floral Wedding Styling with a Boho Vibe

Today I have such fabulous, bright and cheery inspiration for you with this colourful floral wedding shoot. If, like me, you love flowers, these colourful images captured by Youri Claessens will take you to floral heaven. Not only did Youri photograph these styling ideas, but he also designed and styled the concept too.

Every now and then a greenhouse pops up in a wedding, and they lend themselves perfectly to some really cool, unique styling. I absolutely love these styling ideas, especially the use of such incredible bright flowers, set along the rustic table that takes centre stage against the glass walls of the greenhouse. The light streams through and lightens up the tablescape beautifully. The simple yet elegant florals, with a few tall stems displayed in tall glass vases, show that sometimes less is certainly more! I also love the cute votives of candles and flowers suspended from the ceiling of the greenhouse – imagine the glow as dusk falls.

Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

There’s a definite boho vibe to this shoot, especially the bride in her gorgeous wedding dress and bright floral crown. The groom’s styling is awesome too. I love the combination of coral/peach trousers with his blue suit and bow tie.

If you’re in need of an injection of colour in your life and are looking for fabulous floral wedding inspiration, then you’re in the right place. Enjoy!

Bohemian Influences

“For this shoot we took inspiration from nature, in particular the sense of freedom and the colourful feelings that come with it. Together with spring fever, lots of love and an expansive palette of strong colours, this created the bohemian influences required. A wedding with an eye for detail where anything goes.

“A diverse variety of salads and flowers surround delicious homemade cakes on the table. The bride’s long, flowing dress complements her figure and gives her freedom to move around. The colourful flowers and tiara in her hair would certainly catch anyone’s eye, and her hair and make-up reflect her casual and fresh style. Her hair is loosely curled and make-up fairly natural with the occasional hint of shimmer and an emphasis on her eyes.”

Wedding dress hanging from tree branches

Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

Simple, rustic wedding table styling

Colourful flowers hanging down over wedding table from string

Bottles on wedding table

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