Host your special celebration at Cressing Temple Barns, in the heart of Essex. Boasting two beautiful, 13th century, grade 1 listed barns as well as a Tudor walled garden, this is the perfect place for a special celebration, with plenty of stunning photography opportunities.

If you are looking for a more central, indoor location however, the Essex Record Office, home to some of Essex’s most interesting history can provide an inviting and warm setting for you and your guests in the central city location, Chelmsford.

Naming Days

Enjoy a non-religious ceremony venue for your little one’s special day within the historical grounds of Cressing Temple Barns. You can hire one of our 13th century barns for the special occasion and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the rural area.

Special Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday within the beautiful grounds of Cressing Temple Barns.You can choose to use the function room within the Visitor’s Centre or the Evening Barn for a rustic theme with the option of adding a marquee should you need more space.

Or choose from the different areas at the Essex Record Office in central Chelmsford.

Celebrations of Life

If you are looking for a serene and intimate setting, our staff will be on hand with a sensitive approach at this difficult time.

We have a variety of options available to allow you to gather with your family and friends and reflect in peaceful and comfortable surroundings.

We can provide a variety of refreshments from a buffet to afternoon tea.


Contact Us

Email: events.countryparks@essex.gov.uk

Tel: 0333 013 8156

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