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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

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Kel & Rachel Ezekwe
1st October 2021

We only have positive things to say about Essendon Country Club. It was a long road for us to get married, but right from the first time we saw it, we was determined to have Essendon as our wedding reception venue so in the end we’re extremely happy that we stuck to that decision.

With Covid, we had to delay our ceremony there twice over the course of nearly three years since we first saw Essendon, but we’re so thankful to them and especially to our wedding manager Joanna for having the patience and empathy to stick with us throughout everything.

Joanna especially has been excellent with her being a real source of guidance throughout the years and always reassuring us with all the issues that we faced throughout the pre-wedding period, so we owe a big thank you to her for everything she did for us!

If you’re thinking of having Essendon Country Club as your wedding venue then we would say that you shouldn’t even think about it - just book it asap! Everything from its beautiful grounds to the wonderful architecture that makes up the grand barn is something that you and your guests will be very impressed with, it truly is a fantastic venue.

Bex & Ben
16th July 2021

Thank you so much! We had the most incredible day, it was absolutely perfect and the barn looked amazing!

We had the most incredible experience hosting our wedding at Essendon Country Club. The planning process was smooth from start to finish, and when we decided to postpone our original wedding date due to the pandemic, our wedding coordinator Jo was incredibly helpful and supportive. We were able to hold an alternative date at a very early stage, so we had a plan b in place depending on restrictions, and this made everything much less stressful.

Lauren & Keiran
20th December 2020

We just wanted to thank you and your team for everything you did on the day and on the lead up to the wedding. I cannot fault the care you gave to us and our guests on the day.

We have had so many comments about the venue and the food and how amazing it all was.

Thank you Jo for the time you spent getting to know us and helping us to create our perfect day. Your organisation and professionalism gained my confidence immediately and I knew I had nothing to worry about in planning the wedding. It honestly was the most perfect venue and just the most incredible day.

Reg & Liz
21st August 2019

What an amazing day, even better than dreamed of. Thank you for all your hard work and help, it really couldn't have been made any easier for us to simply enjoy and let the good times roll! We felt well looked after from start to finish (as well as planning).

Weather and venue were perfect, band was amazing, flowers looked great and the bar was busy! Time felt normal during the day, but looking back we realise it actually flew by! Thankfully guests have sent us lots of photos and videos so can relive it!

Thank you and all the team, everything was awesome!

Leyla & Umar
6th July 2019

Firstly, thank you so much for absolutely everything. You were phenomenal. Essendon will have a special place in our hearts forever.

We have had so much positive feedback particularly about the venue! We will get round to sending you some photos when they come through.

Overall it was a day that will go down in our history as one of the best days of our life and that is massively contributed to you personally. You were our ray of sunshine on a rainy day.

Zoe & Courtney
1st September 2019

Thank you so much for your email it was so nice to read and bought all the memories back. I still feel like I'm on cloud nine, me Courtney and our friends and family had the most amazing day and couldn't talk more highly of the venue, food and staff. I don't think I have ever been so happy as what I was on the day. The best day of my life!

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for making mine and Courtney's day everything we could of ever dreamed of.

From the moment we walked into the venue and met you for the first time all those years ago we knew we would be well looked after when getting married at Essendon. I can't speak highly enough of the service you and the team have given us. Nothing was too much trouble, we were able to have the day exactly how we wanted it and were so thankful that we could have everything tailored to us. We were made to feel so special and welcome and instantly put at ease throughout the whole process. Being allowed to come in anytime we needed to speak to you and to see the venue helped a great deal when planning the day. When it comes to wedding co-ordinators I don't think there's much better than you!!

What can I say about the food... INCREDIBLE!!

Even though I didn't eat a huge amount myself (wedding day excitement) everyone raved about the food and said how incredible it was. The serving staff on the day were second to none and all of my guests said nothing was too much trouble for them.

If I could do it all over again I would and I will be recommending Essendon to every engaged couple I know!

Once again, I don't know how to thank you enough for everything you and the team did for us!

Laura and Chris
28th April 2018

Well what can we say.... firstly we literally can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us on the lead up to our BIG DAY but also how amazing you made our magical day! From all the pre-wedding meetings, heartfelt emails and personal touches on the day (that includes you sitting with a hair-dryer for half and hour drying my wet dress) you made the whole journey seem seamless! We had so much fun planning the wedding with you, and wouldn’t have had it any other way. We feel like we have truly gained a friend in you!

Thank you for your lovely comments, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, from the moment we arrived, to dinner and then to the evening partying the night away surrounded by everyone we love! You, Chelsey and the team did such a fantastic job!!

Julia & Joe
22nd February 2020

We have had the most perfect wedding day we could have ever dreamed of at Essendon, and Jo and her team have gone above and beyond to make that happen. We had such a great gut feeling about Essendon the second we stepped out after our first show around, and our guts didn’t betray us!

Where other venues treat you like wedding cash cows, the team at Essendon simply seem to find a lot of joy in helping you organise the most amazing party of your life, and this is what it has felt like from start to finish. With all the wonderful little steps in the process, from the food tasting (Oh my God, the food!!) all the way through to dropping off our things the week before the wedding, it almost felt like stepping into a good friend’s house towards the end.

We felt like everybody perfectly understood our vision, all our ideas were always taken seriously, however silly they seemed, and the barn looked just absolutely stunning on our wedding day. The staff on the day were super professional, always a smile on their faces and the food was gorgeous. We cannot recommend Essendon enough, and some of our guests even dropped a comment that this has been the most enjoyable wedding they’ve ever been to!

Max & Kayleigh
2nd June 2019

Words cannot really explain how thankful that we are to you and the team. The day went so well, and we both could not have asked for a better wedding. The barn was decorated so beautifully, the food was amazing and the drinks were flowing! So many of our guests commented on how good the service was from the staff and a lot of people have told us that is was one of the best weddings that they had ever been to!

We were so lucky with the weather as well, and Alison and the team were also great, so a big thanks to them too.

We are eternally grateful for everything you did to make our wedding day so special.

Beth & Daniel
12th August 2019

The day was absolutely perfect and you and Jon were amazing and so helpful with everything on the day/beforehand and made it extra special for both of us.

The pictures that we have seen so far and picked for our album were amazing, and we were fortunate that we could take them outside considering the weather beforehand. We got a lot of compliments about how amazing the venue was and the food that was served (a couple of backhanded compliments of people thinking we wouldn’t have such a posh wedding lol).

We are so glad that we picked Essendon for our wedding. The venue, yourself, Jon and your staff are all amazing and made the day, the planning process completely stress free, we cannot thank you enough! Again we can’t say this enough thank you for everything regarding our wedding.

Guides for Brides 2016 Awards
15th March 2016

Essendon Country Club was graciously nominated for a 5* Customer Service Award by Guides for Brides in the Venue category.

With over 150 venues listed in the category and over 11,000 reviews submitted in the competition we are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted!

A big thank you to all the amazing reviews left by our couples, long may it continue!

Click here to read our lovely client reviews and learn more about Guides for Brides.

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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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