Layer Marney Tower
Weddings and Civil Partnerships
You won’t forget your first sight of Layer Marney Tower. It will take your breath away. Like a fairy tale castle, with terracotta dolphins and fish decorating the top of the Tower, a Tower unseen until you are almost upon it, then rising magnificently above the Essex countryside. Sweep down the drive, as a bride you will arrive in our 1930′s Rolls Royce, with uniformed chauffeur at the wheel. To meet your groom in the Corsellis Room for the marriage ceremony. Then your adventure begins.
Wedding Venue Locations
The wedding ceremony generally takes place in the Corsellis Room which can seat up to 120 guests. Tuke’s Chamber is the room next to the Corsellis Room and is useful for guests to congregate. Our staff will guide guests into the Corsellis Room at the appropriate time.
The Long Gallery is used for the wedding breakfast, it is just across the courtyard from the ceremony room. The Long Gallery leads out onto the garden and the courtyard. The courtyard is popular on summer evenings and guests also enjoy wandering through the gardens.
The Tower is floodlit at night making it a spectacular backdrop.
We are very happy to host smaller weddings at Layer Marney Tower. For very small weddings (up to 17 guests) we can use the Hall of the House, that is the area at the bottom of the Tower, with Tudor panelling and windows at either end, this makes an intimate area, popular for a small group of family and friends
For a medium sized wedding of about 50 in number, we do use the Corsellis Room (the ceremony can be held in the next door Tuke’s Chamber. We cannot allow dancing in the Corsellis Room, but for those who just want a wedding breakfast, this is an ideal room for that number of people.
From London and the West
Leave the A12 at the Kelvedon turning (B1024). Drive through Kelvedon, crossing the river, and at the top of the hill turn right by the Old Anchor pub, to Maldon and Tiptree (B1023). Follow this road for about two miles to a T-junction. Turn left to Colchester (B1022). Turn right after 2 miles, at the signpost to Layer Marney Tower. There is a sharp corner almost immediately, followed soon after by a left turning signed to Layer Marney Tower which you should take. At the first cross-roads turn right (signed), and drive for about 1/4 mile. The entrance gates to Layer Marney Tower are on the right.From Ipswich and the East
Turn off the A12 at the Halstead exit (B1124). At the roundabout take the first exit left. (You will pass a sign for Layer Marney Tower that says follow the signs to Maldon). At the next roundabout take the third exit to Maldon, Tollgate Retail Park and Colchester Zoo, passing Sainsburys on your right. You will now go over three small roundabouts: at the first go straight over, at the second turn left, and at the third, a double roundabout, turn right to Maldon. Follow the road for just over a mile to a T-junction. Turn right to Maldon (B1022). After two miles you will see, on the right, the entrance to Birch Quarry, and soon after a turning on the left signed to Layer Marney Tower. Take this turning, go straight over the cross-roads and follow the lane for 1/4 of a mile. The entrance gates to Layer Marney Tower are on the right.
Mainline Railway Staions Marks Tey and Colchester are nearby.
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