Thank you very much for making our wedding day the best and most memorable day of our lives so far!

Welcome to Crabb’s Barn, the Premier Wedding Venue in Essex

With a rich history dating back to the 15th century, Crabb’s Barn prides itself on being one of the premier wedding venues in Essex, featuring a lovingly-restored barn and outbuildings located on the outskirts of the quiet village of Kelvedon. Today, Crabb’s Barn is a family-run wedding venue catering for a range of events, including weddings, receptions, civil ceremonies, corporate hire and other private functions, whatever your occasion or requirements Crabb’s Barn boasts the perfect atmosphere and service to complete your special day.

On the day of the event itself our friendly in-house team will be placed at your disposal to ensure your day goes smoothly and without stress, and by booking our wedding venue you’re guaranteed exclusive access to our facilities and grounds so you can relax and enjoy your event with friends and family in picturesque surroundings. The barn itself features exposed beams and vaulted ceilings complimented by a pavilion and garden room extension, with French doors lead to a veranda overlooking the pond and grounds serving as the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception drinks and photographs.

With ample parking facilities, fully-licenced bar and optional disco available with first class accommodation nearby, our wedding venue boasts a range of options to facilitate any event, all complimented by our specially-chosen catering team. Our high standards are reflected in a 5-star award for hygiene by the district council, but with a range of menu options on offer from BBQ and hog roasts, exotic buffets and multi-course seated meals, we’re confident we can accommodate any budget with excellent cuisine at an affordable price.

We also offer all inclusive wedding packages and a special service for brides on a budget to take the stress out of organising your big day.

For all enquiries and other information, please contact our friendly team to discuss accommodating your requirements either through our site or by phone on 01376 572 643.

We are delighted to announce that Crabbs Barn has been chosen as Wedding Venue of the Year - Boutique at the Essex Wedding Awards 2013.

Wendy and Geoff happily accepted the trophy on behalf of all the team and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the decision making.

Judges liked that Crabbs Barn never lost sight of the fact that it is a couple's special day. The venue was described as elegant and intimate and full of character and charm- ideal for even the smallest wedding party. No hidden extras

The award is much appreciated by everyone here at Crabbs Barn.

  Seating Capacity
  Ceremony / Reception: Up to 120                     
Evening: Up to 170                     
  Wedding Reception Services
  Civil Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Wedding Catering, Wedding Co-ordinators, Optional In-House Disco, Licensed Bar
  Guest Rooms
  Luxury Bridal Suite and guest rooms
  Corporate Hire
  AGM’s, Award Ceremonies, Balls, Business Meetings, Functions, Fundraisers, Galas & more!
  Private Parties
  Anniversaries, Engagements, Birthdays, Christmas,  Funeral teas, Baby naming ceremony, Christening party, & more!
Our location in Essex – situated on the outskirts of the quiet village of Kelvedon, easily accessible from Colchester, Chelmsford, Witham, Braintree, Tiptree, Maldon, Southend, Romford and Ipswich. Take a look at our gallery