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At Essendon we understand that no two couples are the same. That’s why we approach every wedding as a one-off because that is precisely what they are, accommodating your individual ideas, preferences and styles to make sure that your dream wedding day becomes a reality.

Our dedicated Wedding Manager & team are on hand every step of the way ensuring every part of the planning process and the day itself is arranged perfectly so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your special day!

Explore the sections below to find out more about Essendon’s approach to creating unique and tailor made weddings.

The Venue

Unique services


Katy and Ben
18th June 2022

What can we say, we had an absolutely amazing wedding day! We want to say a huge thank you to you, Fiona, and the whole team at Essendon for hosting the most special day for us!

We’ve had nothing but wonderful compliments on the venue, the food, the service, just how well organised everything was from start to finish! You made us feel at ease throughout the whole wedding planning and on the day. It has been so lovely to hear how much everyone enjoyed it and we have already had different guests asking for the details of the florists, magician, photographer and a recommendation on Essendon has been passed to one of our guests friends who is getting married, so that just goes to show how great everything was on the day :-)

The beef went down an absolute treat, that was definitely a talking point, and many have said how attentive all of the team were in service. Our friends who have dietary requirements have paid particular compliments to you all in ensuring everything was just perfect for them, leaving them very relaxed which they mostly do not feel when dining out, so a big thank you for that!

Ben and I really appreciated you bringing over the canapés and drinks for us, ensuring that we didn’t miss out. Going off on the golf buggy is such a nice part of the day and gave us wonderful time together, so special.

We can’t wait to see the photos and video capturing our day so we can relive it all over again!

We’re hoping we can come back to Essendon at some point to enjoy your wonderful venue and service again.

Hannah and Nick
4th June 2022

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did, both in the run up and on the day to make our wedding so special!

We had the best day and couldn't have asked for more from you both! The food was truly amazing, and our guests have not stopped raving about it, especially the lamb!!

We wish we could do it again, but we will have to settle with our photos for now.

Thank you again, you and Essendon have given us the best memories.

Niamh and Gareth
3rd June 2022

Gareth and I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for giving us the best wedding day we could have hoped for. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and felt completely relaxed as we knew you and your team had everything in hand.

We had so many compliments about the food and the service. All our guests were very impressed by both! Many said it was the best run wedding they had been to.

Jo - thank you so much for all your hard work leading up to the wedding day. Working with my parents in my absence and catching up with us over zoom when we needed. Plus answering all our last-minute questions (many of which I’m sure you had already answered previously).

We will be eternally grateful for how understanding you as venue were with our covid postponements and supporting us with our budget limitations. We are fully aware that other venues were not this flexible.

We’re so glad we chose Essendon and will always recommend to friends who are looking for their venue in the future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Kati and Andy
28th May 2022

You did an absolutely outstanding job and made our day very special and PERFECT!!!! ❤ Honestly, we could not have wished for anything better. Everything just fell into place.

We - and all our guests - LOVED the place, the food, the music, and the whole vibe. Everyone had a really great, unforgettable time.

We would like to say an extra THANK YOU to Fiona, Tahlia, and the whole staff! Everyone was very kind and they really looked after us perfectly. We are so grateful!

Useful Information

Complete the day

  • Partners


    Essendon works alongside an array of fantastic skilled partners, from photographers, florists, entertainment companies and many more. These partners are on our recommended suppliers list because they share the same passion, understanding and standard of service that we aspire to give. However if you have other wedding suppliers in mind we are more than happy to work with them to ensure that your day is everything you ever thought it would be.

  • Accommodation Partners

    Accommodation Partners

    Essendon’s off -site hotel partners offer a variety of different accommodation needs in the surrounding area, we have carefully selected Hotels within a stones throw away from the country club to not only ensure great quality but great convenience for any couples or guests travelling to and from the venue.

    West Lodge Park Hotel (Pictured)
    Location: Cockfosters – 15 minutes

    The White Horse Hotel
    Location: Hertingfordbury – 10 minutes

    The Tree House Barn (Private Bridal Suite)
    Location: Essendon – 2 minutes

  • FAQ’S


    Here’s the top 5 to get you going, we have 100’s more if you need them

    Will our Wedding be the only one on the day?
    YES! You are guaranteed to be the only wedding taking place with us at Essendon. The Clubhouse will remain open for golfers and public on the day but you will have a separate entrance, restrooms and bar throughout the whole day and evening to ensure complete privacy for you and your guests.
    Will we have our own private entrance?
    Absolutely, Essendon’s Grand barn has its own exclusive entrance ensuring the golf club and wedding venue are completely separate.
    Is Car parking available to my guests?
    Yes, your guests are welcome to park in our main car park and leave cars overnight to collect the following morning if they are staying nearby.
    Is there a dressing room available for the Bride & Bridesmaids to prepare in the morning?
    Yes. The Maple Suite is available to book for morning preparations and can then be used later on in your day also, our ladies / gents changing rooms can be used for shower facilities if required.
    What time does your licence for the bar and music end?
    Our license for your private bar and entertainment ends at midnight. There is the option to extend the licence until 1am for an additional charge.


Essendon Country Club

Bedwell Park

Hertfordshire AL9 6HN


For further information or to speak to our dedicated weddings organiser, please contact Jo Newell.

Telephone: 01707 280 373

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