Site Hire

Many of our parks and places are available for event and third party hire.

Cressing Temple Barns in particular is a prestigious site and home to many of the county's major events.

With optional exclusive use of our venue, you have the flexibility to create your perfect event. You can choose from the Barley Barn, the Wheat Barn, the beautiful Tudor Walled Gardens or our smaller atmospheric areas such as The Granary or The Court Hall to host your event.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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To find out more about room hire please visit the room hire page.

Belhus Woods

With over 300 acres of ancient woodlands, meadows, play areas, lakes and a visitor centre, Belhus Woods Country Park is a haven in south west Essex.

Belhus Woods has a dedicated event space ideal for small and medium sized events.

Great Notley

If you are looking to host your event in a large outdoor, unique and child-friendly venue then Great Notley Country Park is perfect for your needs.

With over 100 acres of parkland, it is suitable for small, medium and large events.

Thorndon South

With wide open spaces enjoying expansive views reaching as far as Canary Wharf, Thorndon Country Park is an ideal location for your outdoor events in the South West of the county.

Thorndon South is suitable for events of all sizes.


Originally a medieval deer park dating from the 12th century and the site of Weald Hall, Weald Country Park now encompasses over 500 acres of beautiful woodland, wildflower meadows and open grass fields.

Weald is a suitable venue for small, medium and large events.