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Mary Britton

26 July 2019

Went to a great wedding there, brilliant!

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Scottie Napier

22 May 2019

Great tour of the grounds an church Brilliant ploughmans lunch served by Mother&Danghter in tearoom an the Victoria sponge cake mmmmmmmm lovely 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Dee Griffiths

28 April 2019

Absolutely beautiful place to visit, so much to enjoy not only the history but the animals too, had an amazing time feeding the lambs, meeting the pigs, goats and other farm animals. Perfect day out for the whole family. Staff were so lovely, informative and friendly...oh and the cake in the coffee shop was to die for! More...

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Hayley Chilvers

17 April 2019

went here with the kids today what a lovely day out. we were very lucky to feed the lambs which was great the grounds are beautiful the kids liked the play area aswel. would definitely recommend to everyone. More...

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Emily Murfitt

15 April 2019

Lovely building and grounds. Wonderful to be surrounded by so many animals!

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Rhys Perkins

7 February 2019

We spent a few amazing days here watching the deers from the comfort of our tents. Absolutely stunning place can’t wait to go back

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Jo Kingman

29 January 2019

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for indulging us on our 13th wedding anniversary and letting us come back and share our memories with our children. The building is just as magnificent as ever, us on the other hand are a little less over time! The staff have been so kind and accommodating and if we were to do it all over again we would still choose Layer Marney. Thank you again and we are currently saving up as our 10 year old daughter announced she will be getting married here! More...

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Kerry Parsons

17 August 2018

Wonderful wedding venue..!!

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Lauren Knight

23 July 2018

We got married there and revisited for our anniversary for the day and it’s just beautiful. For wedding days you get really looked after and everything runs so smoothly. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to hold our special day. Best day of my life More...

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Lizzy Anne

16 July 2018

Nicholas and his team did an amazing job today for our work way day with 200 people. The venue is spectacular and Nicholas is a fantastic host, we could not have asked for more and the Layer Marney Tower team certainly couldn’t have done more. Wonderful sums our experience today! More...

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Julie White

12 April 2018

Visited last Wednesday. We arrived just after 12.00pm to find the car park packed. Due to bad parking, there were some spaces not quite big enough to get in. With marked parking, several more cars could have parked. The cafe area is in the stables, so some empty seats not accessible. We did manage to squeeze in for some soup and a roll as the lunch crowd was thinning out. As the kitchen appears to be in there, one wonders why part of the Long Barn is not used for the cafe. We saw waitresses struggling across the yard with trays of crockery, trying to avoid being tripped up by small children running about. Enjoyed all the buildings and history, but we were dissapointed to find the access to the roof was closed after our 70 year old knees had struggled to the top! Maybe a sign at the bottom, to advise, when the door is locked? Sadly we missed the lamb feeding and could not understand why they were all huddled at one end of the barn in a draft, when there were heat lamps at the other end. Silly babies. All in all, although it was cold, we enjoyed our day, and will definitely be back. More...

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Isaac Simmonds

6 November 2017

Photographed a wedding here. Absolutely beautiful venue and the staff were great!

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Jim Carter

1 November 2017

Goodness, where to start... Ali and I were recently married at Layer Marney Tower on the 21st October 2017. It was the dream day in an amazing place and made even more so by the wonderful people who worked so tirelessly to make it happen. Always a smile and an honest answer. Nothing was too small or too much trouble. Karen, our wedding coordinator, was fantastic even after the umpteenth question and visit! We were fortunate to have both our ceremony and reception here, which then includes the use of the Rolls Royce, so we didn't need to worry about wedding transport either. Bouquet Garni, the caterers, where excellent. Beautiful food and service. Having our wedding later in the year meant it was just cold enough to get away with the fire lit in the Long Gallery, during the wedding breakfast. It adds such a wonderful ambiance to the proceedings. As it turned out, the weather was very kind on our day, so we were still able to have drinks and canapes outside on the lawn. So, definitely don't discount that "non-summer" wedding! It was Ali's childhood dream to marry at Layer Marney and it delivered in every way possible. To everyone at Layer Marney Tower: You made our perfect day, perfect. Love, Ali & Jim xx More...

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Charlotte Flannery

24 October 2017

Fantastic day at the Halloween party, would recommend to anybody! Thankyou!

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Helen Upsher

16 October 2017

We got married way way back in 1998 It will be our 20th anniversary next year and can still remember our amazing day just like it was yesterday we still visit and take our kids to feed the lambs it’s an amazing place to be and visit xx �

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Terrence Roberts

10 September 2017

What a great place to get married Can't though the place

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Scott Woods

1 September 2017

Fantastic place. If I Was getting married would choose here. But as a guest amazing building surrounding

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Sandra Wilding

1 September 2017

Beautiful place lots of history and spectacular views for miles would highly recommend for a day out. my family attended a wedding there and if you want the fairy tale wedding this is the place to have it. Highly recommend it thankyou for a perfect day More...

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Lottie Judd

28 August 2017

Reviewing as a photographer. Had the pleasure of working here yesterday for the wedding of Mr & Mrs Clement. All the staff were absolutely fantastic, always smiling & helpful. Huge thank you to the manager yesterday too, I didn't find you to say bye at the end but thank you for looking after me! I hope to be back here soon! Such a wonderful location. Highly recommend! More...

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Immy Masters

23 August 2017

Gregg and I got married at Layer Marney Tower on the 5th August 2017 midday and absolutely loved it!! We had visited the Tower in the past way before we were engaged and we both loved the place and history. It wasn't till we looked around for wedding venues, we had such a lovely feeling of the place and knew it was the perfect venue to get married. The staff were amazing! So quick with responding with questions. Karen was our wedding coordinator and couldn't have asked for a better one. Even after the wedding we accidentally left my horse shoes in the garden and Karen got in contact with the bride which got married the same day as me but in the afternoon (someone from her party took my horse shoes by mistake) and Karen sorted it all out for me whilst I was away (thank you so much!!) Plus I have to thank the Bride who brought my horse shoes back to Layer Marney, thank you so much!! It rained very heavily after the ceremony when we were outside having photos, the owner came out to give us umbrellas, was so lovely of him! Anyway, if your thinking on a beautiful historical venue with great staff, get married at Layer Marney Tower!! Thank you so much again for the perfect day. Imogen & Gregg Masters More...

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Terry James

2 August 2017

A simply stunning and beautiful wedding venue! I was the main wedding photographer for Alice & Paul's wedding on the 30/07/2017. I can not stress enough how wonderful this place is. As a wedding photographer it is right up mu street in terms of what it offers brides and grooms - Also, Karen and her team are exceptional, and leave no stone unturned in search of excellence! More...

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Sherri Cooke

26 July 2017

Visited yesterday for a fairly quick visit with my son so that he could take photos of the beautiful scenery and stunning buildings. We had a lovely wander round and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The gardens are beautiful and the view from the tower is stunning. We finished off with a tasty piece of cake which was very enjoyable. Well worth a visit. We will return. More...

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Julia Lomas

18 June 2017

A wonderful venue and very kind owners allowing it to be used for the children's charity, Brainwave. Thank you- it was a lovely evening!

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Debbie Holness Was Brett

5 June 2017

Great place to visit, lots of history and lovely gardens.

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Diane Marney

15 May 2017

Our 1st visit..Lived in Essex 45 years known the historic towers existed but never visited...We visited Sunday 14th May as a birthday treat for my Husband George Marney we had a lovely afternoon wish I had visited years ago...The lady in the shop was so lovely and very informative..Will visit again soon More...

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Samantha Turner

16 April 2017

A great venue to run an event. Thanks to Charlotte of Bouquet Garni - a pleasure to work with you and huge thanks to Nick and his family. I hope we're back soon xx

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Matt Winward

13 April 2017

Really wonderful, friendly staff who seemed to actually want to be there, which always helps! Fantastic space to take the kids for a run around and to meet some animals. Lamb feeding is excellent fun for a four year old! More...

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Richard Boyle

10 April 2017

Layer Marney is awesome and the family and staff who run it are lovely. I feel forever indebted to them for some magical memories they have given my children including 'meeting' Henry VIII at Tudor Day, dancing around the Maypole (where else can you do that these days?), Tudor Christmas and old fashioned Halloween (without the scare fest you get everywhere else). Oh and not to forget the lambs in Spring! Only sad thing is that some of these events seem to have been discontinued, which is a real shame. Please keep doing everything that you do because you're awesome! More...

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Tony Bramley

24 March 2017

Beautiful wedding venue with a large terraced garden that overlooks views of the countryside. Featured tower and long gallery acts as an amazing backdrop for weddings.

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Erin Cavaliero-Callister

21 March 2017

Paul and I had the absolute pleasure of getting married here on Sunday 19th March 2017 and I cannot thank the staff enough for well and truly making our special day one to remember. The grounds are amazing and the backdrop of the Towers is just beautiful. This is a must see venue for any couples planning on getting married and Karen was fantastic with us from the very first meeting right up until the morning after the night before lol. Thank you again Layer Marney Tower, you will forever be in our hearts x More...

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Samantha Allen-jones

20 March 2017

I was there to celebrate my friends wedding Sunday the 19/3/17 and the ground were beautiful the staff were amazing and the wedding went along with out a hitch it was a beautiful day, love and laughter all day long.

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Solenn Grand

3 March 2017

As a professional harpist I play sometimes for wedding ceremony, and the venue is stunning ! Very enjoyable experience each time !

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Jodie Leeson

13 January 2017

Incredible Venue & lovely people, had the most perfect wedding at Layer Marney Tower �

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Laura Jelley

13 November 2016

We got married at layer Marney tower on 16.10.16 was the best day of my life amazing venue with amazing people couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you so much.

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Kate Jackson

6 November 2016

Always enjoyed visiting. Yesterday we had a very pleasant walk on the circular trail at the back of the Layer Marney Tower. It was beautiful with all the autumn colours. More...

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Michelle Cutter

1 November 2016

Well where do I start! We booked Layer Marney Tower for our wedding reception on 15th October 2016 and Karen and her team were fantastic in ensuring the booking went smoothly. We had Graham and the Silver Cloud booked for our transport and he was a complete gentleman. Arrived on time to take me to our ceremony venue ( we got married in our local registry office) and then waited patiently to take us to Layer Marney Tower afterwards. Layer Marney is just a beautiful venue and maintained to a very high standard, exactly what we wanted for our reception venue. We also booked BG for the catering! Charlotte and her team were fantastic. We dropped all our decorations off in boxes the day before our wedding and she made our venue look incredible. We had such an amazing day and would definitely recommend booking Layer Marney for a day to remember! More...

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Joanne Mathew

24 October 2016

Got married here 2 weeks ago, couldn't ask for a better or more unique wedding venue! The staff are very helpful and friendly, always there if you need them! The reception room was lovely and the grounds where we had photos, bubbles and canapés are fab, not to mention the long gallery where we all enjoyed a 3 course meal!! The bar was a delight, along with the driver who was super...would reccommend to anyone xx More...

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Scott Monteverde

9 October 2016

I married my beautiful wife at Layer Marney Tower on the 7-10-16 and it was absolutely perfect, all the staff are amazing and very helpful. Highly recommend, 10 out 10 from me. More...

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Gina Cooper

8 October 2016

Thank you so much for letting us hire your red bus for my uncles 50th! Made his day (plus everyone else that came to celebrate). Will definitely hire your beautiful bus again. Great staff and service! Xx More...

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Kate Rushworth

18 September 2016

We got married at Layer Marney Tower two weeks ago and couldn't imagine a better venue! Having grown up so close to Layer Marney, it seemed like the perfect choice for our wedding venue when we got engaged and it exceeded our expectations! We had our ceremony in the Corsellis room and reception in the Long Gallery, both of which are beautiful rooms. The tower itself and grounds provided a stunning backdrop for our photos, as fortunately the weather was kind to us. We had so many comments from our guests saying how incredible the venue was!! Our guests really enjoyed the Routemaster bus, and arriving in the Maythorn, chauffeur driven by Graham (who was wonderful!), was just fantastic! The whole team have been brilliant to deal with, answering all our queries very promptly and ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day. We had the most magical day at this beautiful venue and would not hesitate to recommend it! More...

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Kirstie Cooper

6 September 2016

We had our wedding here in August 2016. We cannot recommend this venue, the Charringtons and their staff highly enough. If you are looking to book your wedding please consider this venue, you will not be disappointed. The price includes an old fashioned Rolls Royce and an overnight stay for the bride and groom. I have to say I had the best shower I've ever had in the wet room! There is also an additional hire of an old route master bus which went down very well with our guests. The owners and staff were very accommodating in setting up the ceremony and reception rooms, we were allowed to bring our own musicians in during the day (even though they were open to the public) and were happy for us to have a firework display in the evening. Layer Marney Tower, I married my best friend but you also have a piece of my heart. More...

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Sally Wyatt

24 August 2016

It is a beautiful place,very peaceful.even claimed the tower,not over priced a nice day out.

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Ian Jewitt

8 August 2016

An amazing venue. We, Eclipse Live Music, have just worked with Nicholas at Layer Marney Tower performing three sets of music for the wedding of Lydia and Terry. It is a truly stunning venue for a wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them. The private rooms created an unique backdrop for each part of the day. The Corsellis Room for the ceremony, the grounds for canapés and photos and the Long Gallery for the wedding breakfast and reception. A great pairing with Caterers Bouquet Garni ensured a wonderful all day experience. More...

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Anne Lax

23 July 2016

Lovely building and the family have sympathetically restored

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Dorothy Gates

17 July 2016

This is a beautiful,place to visit. The tower is an amazing museum, the grounds are lovely. So nice to be there when an event is there.

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John White

29 April 2016

I went to Layer Marney Towers yesterday with the Upminster Fellowship. The day was well organised. The food was excellent and the guided tour from Mrs Charrington the owner was first class she is a very accomplished, humorous speaker with a great hands on way of explaining the history and what its like to live in the Towers. I would strongly recommend a visit with lunch and tour. John White Essex Kite Group. More...