Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney, England, CO5 9US, United Kingdom


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Layer Marney Tower Essex Events

Nestled amid seemingly endless acres of pristine parkland, Layer Marney Tower offers a remarkable setting for weddings and private events in Essex. Situated in the picturesque village of Layer Marney, Essex, guests will be charmed by the historic Tudor buildings and exquisite gardens as they discover all that this much-loved venue has to offer.

Whether you’re planning a luxurious wedding celebration, corporate function or milestone celebration, Layer Marney Tower will have a stunning event space to suit. Venue options inside the main tower include the incredible Long Gallery, the rustic Essex Barn, and the elegant Corsellis Room, with its ancient oak timbers and Mulberry wall hangings.

Layer Marney Tower also boasts several on-site accommodation options, including two stylish apartments and six wonderfully equipped glamping tents, tucked away in the woodlands.

Highlights of Layer Marney Tower Essex Events:

  • 120 acres of idyllic parkland and woodland
  • Stunning Tudor architecture
  • Impressive event spaces steeped in history
  • Exceptional catering by Bouquet Garni
  • Apartment and glamping accommodation
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sitting Up to 200 Sitting
standing Up to 250 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 8
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 60

Spaces At This Venue

  • Layer Marney Tower Corporate Events Venue Essex Long Gallery

    Long Gallery

    This elegant, historic, and light-filled venue space can accommodate up to 140 seated guests or 200 standing. And if you're looking to celebrate with a bigger crowd in the evening, the Long Gallery is ideal for dancing!

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  • Corsellis Room At Layer Marney Tower Essex Wedding

    Corsellis Room

    Instantly creating a sense of romance, you and your guests will feel enveloped by this beautiful room, with its sashed windows and high ceilings. Its classic design can host up to 120 seated guests for a grand ceremony or accommodate more intimate weddings and corporate events if desired.

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  • Barn Table Arrangement By David West At Layer Marney Tower Essex Wedding

    Essex Barn

    The medieval Essex Barn was recently renovated in 2020 and has since hosted a number of rustic wedding celebrations with fairy lights and a magical dancefloor. The barn can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and 250 standing.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Colchester Castle
  • Hollytrees Museum
  • Markshall Estate

Nearby hotels:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Colchester – Five Lakes
  • GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant
  • The George Hotel – Surya Hotels

Venue Testimonials

We had our wedding at Layer Marney Tower, and from start to finish, it was the most magical experience. Our wedding advisor could not have been more helpful, a friendly and calm face on the day too which totally put me at ease. To arrive on the day and see what a lovely job they had done with the hall was breathtaking. The suggested catering company were amazing, with lots of choices and my guests were all complimentary about their food. All prices were very reasonable. The whole day was perfect, even down to the gorgeous medieval-style wedding suite we stayed in after. I couldn’t recommend this venue more.

Kerri M

Awesome venue for weddings it has two areas which suit most styles. A newly refurbished barn and a galley right next door. The towers are amazing for photographs on your big day, and the staff are spot-on, friendly and professional. The choice to have food suppliers in the courtyard for your evening food and make use of the barn and gallery if you would like makes this venue very unique.

Samuel H

I would like to say a huge thanks to the team at Layer Marney Tower for making our wedding so special and memorable. The grounds are stunning for the arrival and wedding photos, inside is full of history and beautifully kept. Everything ran smoothly, and we were well-prepped on our timings etc. We will remember our day in the sunshine at your beautiful wedding venue for many years to come!

Simon H

Frequently Asked Questions

Capacity limits vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

Corsellis Room (ceremony) — 120, outdoor ceremony — 200
Long Gallery wedding breakfast — 140, evening reception — 200

Barn wedding breakfast — 200, evening reception — 250

Weddings at Layer Marney Tower should end at midnight.

Layer Marney Tower weddings look different for every guest. Some couples prefer a church wedding followed by a formal wedding breakfast amongst the historic Tudor architecture. Others like to dance the night away in the barn with rustic decorations and a dancefloor!

Yes! You can host a wide variety of corporate events at Layer Marney Tower — from team-building days to conferences.

Couples will enjoy complimentary use of the Honeymoon Suite when they book a wedding reception at Layer Marney Tower. There is also plenty of accommodation for your guests — including the de Zoete Rooms with four poster beds and a walk-in shower or glamping! 

There are six tented encampments on the grounds with wooden floors, running water and even a hot tub, all under a canvas roof. For larger events, there are also plenty of hotels in the surrounding area as well.

Yes. There are 60 spaces with an overflow area.

Excellent! Bouquet Garni provides exceptional catering at Layer Marney Tower with options for both formal and informal dining.

Yes, pre-wedding menu tastings are available with the venue’s exclusive caterer, Bouquet Garni.


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