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To All at Crabbs Barn,
Just a little note to say a HUGE thank you for all you did for us on our wedding day.
We had the most amazing day, and the smooth running of everything was solely down to you and your team.
Many guests have said it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to, with beautiful grounds, fantastic food and friendly staff. So thank you for helping make it the best day of our lives.
Aimee & Lez Dwight 2013
Dear Paul & Jenny,
Hello to you both, this is just a quick note to thank you and all the team at Crabbs Barn for making Jennifer and Chris's wedding day a very memorable day!
The setting was perfcet, the weather couldn't have been kinder. Everyone had a fantastic time and what a party we had!
It was a joy to stay in the beautiful guest rooms and lovely that we were together at the breakfast table re-collecting the previous day's events.
The happy couple are currently enjoying their honeymoon and I'm sure you will be hearing from them on their return.
Again, thank you all very much.
Martin & Mo Bright
Jennifer & Christopher Bassett's Wedding 2013
Hi Jenny & Paul,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all of your team for making our day perfect.
From start to finish you have been fantastic to work with, everything was perfect and I could not have asked for anything different.
Jack was fantastic and was always asking if there was anything I needed, he was a great help and a fab host.
From the bottom of my heart I can't thank you all enough.
Sam & Joe Dyde
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did to make our wedding run so smoothly. Everyone said how amazing it all went and we know you were a big part of it making sure all the small details were thought about and it took the stress away from us.
Thank you so much
Kirsty & Ben
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful day. You guys have been fantastic since the day we booked, sometime in 2011. We couldn't have asked for more, an amazing venue, great service and we also went for most of your recommendations (JLS catering, The Julie Cooper Band and Chic Chair Couture).
Paul and Jack made fantastic hosts and Jenny was brilliant with her instant replies on the email with any queries we had.
Amy and Neil
To all at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you so much for hosting our wedding and making the day so special. We really felt taken care of and the day ran perfectly and was so enjoyable. We can't thank you enough for all you have done.
Lots of love from Beck & Ian xx
To all at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect. The venue and staff were all amazing and we couldn't have asked for more. Our guests didn't stop saying how lovely the venue was and how smoothly the day ran.
Thank you again
Katy & Ben Hoskins
To all the team at Crabbs Barn,
We cannot thank you enough for your services on the lead up and on the day of our wedding. The venue was absolutely perfect and looked so beautiful on the day. So many guests have commented on how wonderful the venue was and we felt so happy with everything. So thank you for making our day PERFECT.
Anthony & Rebecca
Hi to all staff at Crabbs Barn,
What a fantastic wedding we had on July 31st 2013. The day started off a bit gloomy with rain expected but as soon as we got out of the church the sun was beaming!
From back in 2012 to the very day you were fantastic in making our day perfect. All the staff in the day catered to our every needs and the whole day went smoothly.
Everyone commented on how beautiful the grounds looked and the tables and chairs within the barn.
I know I was a complete pain with the constant emails in days leading up to the wedding but you have been professional throughout. We can't thank you enough.
Jack on the day was spot on and is a credit to your staff. He had to put up with a lot of banter from our guests but saw the funny side of it and joined in.
I can't believe it's all over, but thank you for the memories.
Martin & Jennifer WILLSHER 2013
Hi to all at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you for making my wedding day go smoothly even on a hot day, everyone did a good job and everything looked great but the day went too quick.
Charlotte and Lee
13th July 2013.
To you all at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you for everything you have done and did at the weekend for our wedding.
We had the most amazing day and couldn't have done it without you. Everything went so smoothly and was better than our expectations, which were high to begin with.
It's sad now it's all over and knowing we won't have any further dealings with you, however, we will not have any hesitations in recommending you.
A special thank you to Jack for making sure everything ran smoothly on the day, we had a lot of guests compliment you and how great you were and Jenny for putting up with my various emails over recent months!
Once again thank you.
Kayleigh and Stuart Elvidge x
12th July 2013
To all the team at Crabbs Barn,
A big, thank you to you all for making our day so special. From the moment we first arrived to check out your beautiful venue we knew this was the place for our wedding.
Everything was stress free and very simple from the start. A very professional and courteous operation. You made us feel special.
Paul and Jack are gentleman and stars, thank you both. Special thanks to Jenny too. All the bar staff worked hard and were great. The accomodation (Bridal Suite) was perfect and the breakfast and breakfast room were superb. Sorry I did not get the ladies names taht served us breakfast, but thank you. Wendy, Geoff and team have a great venue at Crabbs Barn and we would not hesitate in recommending them. Thanks again.
Shaun and Cheryl Tarling
29th June 2013.
Wow wow wow, what a venue and what great staff!
If you are reading these reviews unsure whether to book Crabbs Barn, look no further, you have to book this venue. After doing three months of research on venues right across Essex and Suffolk, we absolutely fell in love with Crabbs Barn as soon as we walked through the gate. Both being fussy, we’re not the easiest of people to please, but this venue double ticked every box and more.
You can’t help but love the passion that Paul and Jade put into each individual wedding and with their amazing team behind them, especially Jenny and Jack, they operate a 5* service, that would make you think you were the only ones getting married in their venue for the whole year.
If you wanted something doing, before you even asked it had already been done. I couldn’t think of anybody I would have wanted more than Paul and his team helping our day run as smoothly as it did. The venue itself is stunning, the barns, the outdoor area, everything, was very impressed that the lawn is cut and windows are cleaned before every wedding. Lots of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to!
Crabbs Barn gave us everything we had planned in our heads and more, it was more than perfect and will always have a special place in our hearts. I literally can’t put into words how idyllic this venue is.
Melissa & John
To all the staff at Crabbs Barn,
Hi Jenny, Paul, Jack, Jade & all the team at Crabbs Barn
Richard and me just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for all of your hard work! You really did help to make our wedding day so perfect and special. The venue looked amazing and nothing was too much trouble for you.
Leading up to the wedding you were really helpful whenever we had questions, and quick to reply to all my emails.
On the day, everything went to plan and all of our friends and family commented on the lovely venue and staff. We would like to give an extra special thank you to Paul for all of his hard work on the day. He really made us feel relaxed and was always on hand whenever we needed something. My grandad was very impressed that he also managed to get the candle wax off of his suit jacket! Thank you for making the day run so smoothly!
We will definitely recommend Crabbs Barn to any of our family and friends who need a wedding venue in the future.
Kind regards and Best Wishes
Hayley & Richard Gill
To all at Crabbs Barn,
Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for helping our wedding day go so smoothly. The venue looked amazing and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves despite intermittent rain! Special thanks to Jack for his professionalism and for his support on the day.
Lorraine & Graham.
11th May 2013
Hi there – sorry for the delay in contacting you but on behalf of Paul and myself, we wanted to say a massive ‘thank-you’ for all your help and organisation in making our wedding day a really special one. Everything flowed beautifully which was a real comfort to me as I worried about nothing apart from having a good time!
A lot of people commented on what a lovely venue we had chosen and how great the food was - we couldn’t agree more! The bedrooms were also beautifully set-out, very comfy beds and breakfast in the morning was exquisite. Sitting around the table with some your nearest and dearest was a real pleasure and a great opportunity to talk & laugh about the previous night’s shenanigans!
It all seems a bit of a blur now though, if only I could do it all over again! We’ve just received the photos from David Islip which are a wonderful reminder of a perfect day!
With much gratitude and appreciation
Paul and Sarah 10th May 2013
Dear All at Crabbs Barn,
Just a little note but a huge thank you for all that you did to make our wedding day so perfect.
From the brilliant staff to the beautiful venue, everything was amazing and we cannot thank you enough. Since the big day lots of our guests have commented on how fantastic the venue and staff were. Thank you so much!
With love from
Mr & Mrs Rimmer
5th May 2013
We just wanted to thank everyone at Crabbs Barn for making their Wedding so perfect.
So many people commented on how pleasant and helpful all the staff were.
We will certainly recommend the venue.
With many thanks and best wishes
Mr and Mrs Avery (Lauren's parents) Sunday 5th May 2013
Dear Jenny, Paul and all at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you so much for making our wedding at Crabbs Barn such an amazing experience. Your
attention to detail and helpfulness on the day, the careful planning and your thoughtfulness made it a truly perfect and wonderful day.
We could not have wished for a better venue!
We will keep recommending you to everyone we know.
Thank you so much - you were absolutely fantastic!
Love from Miriam and David - 1st April 2013
Hi everyone at Crabbs Barn,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in making our day so special. It was perfect and even better than we could have ever imagined. Thank you so much for all of your help in making our day so perfect. It is much appreciated by us and our families.
Danny and Elli
31st March 2013
Paul, Jack and The Team
Just a quick note to say many thanks for our Wedding, Crabbs Barn 23rd March 2013.
We were impressed with your professionalism and help with the last minute changes due to the abnormal weather we encountered in March.
Many of the guests commented on how nice the venue and staff were.
Once again many Thanks
Hannah and Steven Vickers
To Paul and all the team at Crabbs Barn,
We wanted to write and say a massive thank you, it's difficult to put into words, but we'll do our best.
We remember the day we came to view Crabbs Barn, we had already viewed some other local venues and were fairly certian we had seen the one we wanted, Crabbs Barn was the last to be viewed, and we literally saved the best until last. As soon as we walked in, we were both speechless (trust me this does not happen often), Paul showed us around and we already knew this was the place we wanted to get married in, there is just a fantastic feeling about Crabbs Barn.
So, between then and the big day itself, various emails were exchanged, more visits were made and during all of this, Paul, Jenny and other members of the team were nothing but accomodating and helpful, I remember the last meeting before the wedding, Paul was so confident, took everything off our hands and said "leave it to me".
On the big day itself, I don't know what to say, Paul and the team were super efficient, whilst being very discreet and professional, all our little touches had been added in and looked perfect, even the building of our unique pie wedding cake looked better than I imagined, the whole day ran smoothly, not a single glitch and I'm sure that's mostly down to the team at Crabbs Barn.
We finished the day off perfectly by retiring to the farmhouse with a bottle of champagne, before going back to the bridal suite with more champagne and a lovely card from all at Crabbs Barn, what a lovely finishing touch.
And lastly, we awoke in the morning in our beautiful room, and then all met up to have breakfast in the farmhouse, what a gorgeous setting and a lovely ending to our perfect wedding.
Our guests have been raving about Crabbs Barn, especially those who stayed too, and many commented on how well organised it was.
I could go on for house, but in a nutshell, it was 'perfect'!
Mel & Si Carrington
16th November 2012
Dear Paul, Jack and the Crabbs Barn Team.
A huge and heartfelt thank you from us both! We had the most magical day and could not have asked for a better place or better team of people to make it happen! We know as soon as we first saw the barn that it was the place for us and it surpassed all our expectations! You always worked tirelessly across our planning stages to meet our every need....when it came down to it-it was your hard work that made it so easy for us to enjoy every second, knowing everything was truly in safe hands.
All our family and friends had the most amazing time and nothing but compliments came all about Crabbs Barn.
A true day we will never forget!
Mark and Natasha Groom
Dear Paul, Jenny and all the Staff,
We wanted to thank you for everything that you did for us on our big Day. At no point were we stressed or worried and that is all down to you.
The day was everything that we had hoped it to be and more. A special thanks to Paul who became more like a friend than a coordinator! It was truly a magical day for us.
Many thanks again and all the best,
Ben & Nikki
To everyone at Crabbs Barn,
This has to be the hardest thank you card we have had to write, the reason being because we don’t know where to start.
We were truly amazed with everything, especially Paul as we cannot figure out how he always popped up when we needed him, his attention to detail was spot on and no request was a problem-even if it was putting a stupid orange dog in the bridal suite.
Thank you to everyone involved, we had a magical wedding day.
Love Matthew, Caroline and Sad-the Orange Dog xxx
Dear Paul, Jenny & the rest of the amazing staff at Crabbs Barn,
Now the craziness of the wedding is over with & we are back from our honeymoon in Mexico, I just wanted to take the time to pass on our gratitude for making our wedding day so completely amazing on the 5th November.
The day ran so smoothly it was perfect, everything we could have hoped for & more. The rain even stopped its onslaught from the day before to let the sky clear & the sun to come out for our day. I believe we have Paul to thank for that who told us he had definitely booked the sun for us (no easy task for November), & not even the weather will mess with this man!
All our guests were completely blow away by the venue & could see why we decided to pick a location so far away from home. Crabbs barn is a truly beautiful, elegant & intimate place, we couldn't have picked a more perfect place to get married. Definitely worth driving all the way from Bracknell for.
Special thanks to: -
Jenny for always being so warm & friendly on the phone whenever Matt or myself would call & enquire about something.
Hollie for making me laugh when I arrived a little too early, got out the car all made up in my lovely wedding dress to be asked 'Are you the bride?' Whether intentional or not it amused me no end & made me forget about my nerves for a few minutes.
Martin the DJ for playing our unusual list of songs in the evening which was extremely important to us & received no end of praise from our friends for making our wedding day truly unique to us.
Lastly to Paul, in a previous testimony I read on the website someone said 'Every wedding venue needs a Paul!' Me & Matt couldn't agree more, this pretty much sums up how great you are at what you do. Our day just wouldn't have been the same without you there making sure we got our day exactly how we wanted it. Your calm & confident presence made us believe that no matter what problem arose it would be taken care of (Never fear Paul is here!), thus making my wedding day stress free & calm so I could fully enjoy the day.
We really can't thank you enough.
Best wishes & love to you all.
Claire & Matt Blundell
- x -
Married Monday 5th November 2012.
To Paul & Jade & all the staff at Crabbs Barn
Thank you for a really wonderful wedding day at Crabbs Barn on 13/10/2012. We had a fabulous day and everything looked perfect and ran like clockwork. Everyone worked so hard and did such a fantastic job.
Thank you and best wishes
Diane and Ken
To Paul, Jenny and all the team,
A very big thank you to you all for making our day so special.
All of your hard work made it a day to remember.
We had so many comments from friends and family about how lovely the venue was and the friendliness of the staff.
We have some lovely memories of the event that we will treasure for ever.
Thank you so much,
With our best wishes,
Lynn and Brian x
Dear Paul and all the Staff,
Thank you very much for your help during our day! You made us feel so comfortable. Thank you too to Hollie for sorting out all of the sweets and cup cakes and who made sure everyone took plenty home!
Shane and Laura 18/9/2012
Dear all at Crabbs Barn
Thank you for everything that you did for us on our wedding day. You made it run so smoothly which took the stress away from us.
From Luke and Allena Taylor x
Dear Jenny, Wendy, Geoff, Paul and Jade,
Thank you for all of your help in making our wedding a perfect day. The Barn looked amazing and all of the staff were wonderful.
Special thanks to Paul and Jade who were more like friends than coordinators!
Sarah and And Athoe-Harvey Hards
To all at Crabbs Barn,
Now that we have all got over the excitement of the day, I am writing to thank you all for making Gary and Rachel's wedding (19th August) such a happy and relaxed occasion.
This was exactly the wedding day they had wanted so please thank your staff for making it happen.
To stay overnight and enjoy the wonderful breakfast the next day really rounded off the weekend.
Many thanks to all,
for Rachel Barrow and Gary Southgate
Thank you is a small word to describe how grateful we are to every single one of you who worked on Wednesday 29th of August the day of our daughtrer Rebecca and Son-in-Law Colins wedding.
Rebecca is the most precious person in our lives (closely followed by our Grandson James) and we wanted her day to be extra special and with all your hard work our dream for her became reality.
I tried to thank most of you personally on the day but for those who I missed "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Best wishes to you all,
Lynne and Dave Lee
For Rebecca Lee and Colin Henderson
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience on Saturday.
We had planned to give our daughter a wedding that suited her expectation and Crabbs Barn turned out to be the ideal venue. When we started to think about how to celebrate the day we had thought of the need of closeness and excellence of service. The closeness was demonstrated to me quite early on in the day when my sister commented to me that during the ceremony she found herself crying, something she did not do at her own daughters wedding and to me this reflected the quiet, intimate event we had planned.
We were all very please with the breakfast and thought the unusual table shape allowed for a closeness of family that we wished to achieve as well, combined with an ease of service.
And to top it we had looked to have a good party in the evening that mirrored the preceding events and we have had so many compliments to this effect.
It is all well having ideas but without the support to execute them they would just remain ideas. Paul was a wonderful manager to deal with from start to finish. He told me that after meeting me for the first time that he went and laid out the table to check that he was confident with it. I thought this dedication was simply wonderful.
Please pass on my thanks to all who were involved including Jenny, the gardener, cleaners, bar staff, breakfast lady and anyone else I have forgotten. (still on a high I think!)
Wishing you all the best,
John Goodchild for
Caroline Goodchild and Matt Warner
Dear Paul & Jenny,
We both want to say a massive thank you for everything you & your staff did for us for our wedding on Saturday. We honestly just cannot find the words to explain how we feel & it was by far the best day of our lives!
All of our guests were amazed with the venue & commented on how beautiful it was & how good all the staff were-You've got a brilliant team. You made the whole year-long organisation process so easy & stress free! The fact that it's a family run venue shines through & every member of staff is a credit to you.
Jenny, my constant emails asking random silly questions must have been annoying at times, discussing ever single minor detail! You just made everything so easy to organise before the big day. So helpful, infomative & quick to respond. Thank you.
Paul, well we don't know where to start with you! Their isn't a word in the dictonary good enough to describe you! Your just amazing at your job, words cannot express our gratitude! Nothing was too much trouble. You make your job look so effortless when we can only begin to imagine just how challenging it can be! Every wedding venue needs a Paul! We really felt that you cared about how day, like it was the most important wedding of your career, even though we know you do so many throughout the year. You made us feel like your friends rather than 'just another couple getting married here!' We cannot fault you in anyway!
Please pass our thanks on to all of your staff, especially Hollie, who again was so helful throughout the day-Nothing was too much trouble for her & her friendly, smiling face when she greeted me as I nervously waited to enter the ceremony room really helped relax me!
It goes without saying that we couldn't reccommend Crabbs Barn enough-It's the perfect wedding venue. We wish you all the luck (you don't need it) & best wishes for the future. You made our dreams come true that day & i'm sure you'll make many more couple's too in the future.
We want to do it all again, just so we can see you all again!
All our love,
Kirsty & Ian Hopgood.
To Paul, Jenny and all at Crabbs barn,
Thank you so much for helping to, and making our wedding the best day of our lives. Crabbs Barn is such a stunning venue an d by far the best in Essex! So many people commented on what a hidden treasure your venue is. Paul - you are an absolute credit to Crabs Barn. You made us feel at ease throughout the whole day. Your professionalism is amicable. We hope that all brides and grooms appreciate you as much as we did.
Love mandy & Adam Sillitoe x
Thank you all so much
To Paul and all the team at crabbs barn.
Leonie and Rassels wedding 7th June 2012
On behalf of Rassel and I, we are emailing to say a massive massive thank you to you all on every level for helping to make our wedding day such a perfect special day.
We were absolutely blown away with just how fantastic the service has been from when we very first booked our special day to all your hard work and efforts on the day. Your staff were so very professional and couldn't do enough for us and our guests, a big thank you to each and every one of them. Throughout the day every one was so attentive and the service was of such a high standard, every one and every thing was excellently presented as well as being faultless. With the help of all the friendly professional staff the day was every thing we wanted and so much more.
A very very big thank you goes to Paul who from the first meeting we had with him made us feel so relaxed and confident in the day. Having Paul organise and plan our day made us so stress free, we just knew he had every thing under control. On the day Pauls attention to detail was second to none and made each and every member of our wedding party feel important and special. Our day flowed so well and we never had to worry about a thing because before we even had to think about any thing it had already been done or noticed by Paul and the team. Every single person who attended our special day was impressed by the venue and whole package.
Every wedding needs a guy like Paul, someone who genuinely cares about how your day goes and does every thing leading up to the day and on the day to contribute to making it the specialist day ever. Thank you for being so attentive, reassuring and friendly.
Even though it had rained most of our day it didn't impact on it at all.
Thank you so very much for all of your efforts and please pass on our thanks to the very helpful and friendly team you had working with you on the day. You helped make our wedding day perfect. We cannot thank you enough.
It goes without saying that we would without a doubt reccomend you to all friends and family (although im sure any one who attended our day could see for them selfs that you make a perfect venue).
Kindest regards, cant thank you enough.
Leonie and Rassel- the new Mr and Mrs Ahmed
To all at Crabbs Barn,
Wow, I really don’t know where to start. We had an absolutely fabulous day. From the moment we arrived to the time we left we felt totally at home and so very welcome. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. All our guests have said that Crabbs Barn is a beautiful place. The day just flew past but there are some memories that stay in my mind. The smiles from the staff, welcoming me as I arrived. And the lovely lady who made sure that my dress didn’t get caught in the door as I walked in the barn! How stunning the barn looked during the ceremony and when we had our meal. How Paul was always on hand with his warm smile and in control, I could really relax and enjoy the day.
I really just wanted to thank everyone for making our day so very special.
With very best wishes,
Lizzi and Noel Doyle
Dear Paul and Jenny,
Just to say a HUGE thank you to you and all at Crabbs Barn for all the arrangements for Elizabethand Stephen’s wedding on the 9th of June.
We are so glad that the Barn was available, and was much admired by all our guests who seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and all went according to plan.
Thank you for being so patient and reassuring during this process which we all found a great comfort.
They both looked stunning and we had a most happy and successful celebration, with many memories to look back on.
You must see many of these but for us it is a one off, and you made it feel such.
All the best
Roger and Angela Ennals
Paul, Jade Hollie and everyone at Crabbs Barn,
We cannot express how thrilled we were with our wonderful wedding day with you. We, and all of our guests, had an amazing day and so we would like to thank you for everything you did for us. We really appreciated all of your help in keeping us calm(!) and ensuring everything went according to plan. We have so many wonderful memories and are so glad we chose Crabbs Barn as our venue.
Thank you once again,
Kathryn and Lee (05/04/2012)
Just want to say a BIG thankyou to you all for making our day so amazing! It really was perfect, and we couldn't of asked for it to go any better.
Also we wanted to ask if you could pass on a BIG, BIG thankyou to Paul and Jade, they were so amazing the whole day/night. We were so very grateful for everything, it really was the best day of my life.
Kay and Chris Szpurko
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both and all the staff at Crabbs Barn for what turned out to be a magical and perfect day for us despite me turning up late in the morning!
The staff were amazing, my guests were more than happy as was I and Camille. The venue looked wonderful and everytthing ran so smoothly, we couldn't ask for more so we are extremely pleased and grateful.
Please do pass on our gratitude to all the staff and everybody who helped make our day so special at Crabbs Barn. We will never forget this day and everybody who attended is still talking about it so thank you again.
Aminur and Camille Choudhury
Paul and Jade,
Just wanted to thank you both and your team on behalf of all the guests at Keith and Sarah's wedding on Sunday 20th May 2012.
Your hospitality was absolutely fantastic. You made it a really special day that Keith and Sarah will remember. Everyone I spoke to loved the venue and had a great time.
Thanks and All the best
Matt Harvey - Best Man
To Paul, Jade and all at Crabbs Barn
We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding (6th April 2012) such an amazing day. From when we first came to view your venue, you made us feel very welcome. All of the way through the planning stages – there was Jenny! Wow what an amazing help. Always so informative, and polite. Just what you need to stop you flapping as that stressful Bride!
Then came the “Big Day”. You were faultless. You made each and every one of our guests feel welcome and well cared for.
The whole day went without a single hitch. The only downside was the day had to come to an end and we had to go home. A big thanks to Paul from Kevin for lending him his fishing rods-we got some great shots by the pond.
We wish Crabbs Barn every success for the future. We are sure that you will continue to help make dreams come true as you did with us on our special day.
With Love and Thanks
Kevin and Leanne Hathaway
Dear Paul and all the Staff at Crabbs Barn
We would like to thank you for all your help and support ensuring that our special day went so smoothly.
We really appreciate the personal touch and you took all the stress and headache out of the day.
Andrew and Carly Silverton
12th April 2012
Bridal Suite and Guest Rooms
To be able to stay on site and not have far to go after the wedding was definitely an advantage, wearing a big dress all day really takes it out of you! So being offered to stay at the new Crabbs Barn Essex Barn accommodation was an offer we snapped up! The Bridal Suite was beautiful and comfortable and had enough room to accommodate 1 nervous bride, 4 flustering bridesmaids and a photographer before the wedding! It was lovely to go up to the venue and get ready there and know we were only a short walk away instead of the worry of cars and transport. Afterwards me and my new husband came back to the room to find our cards, guestbook and a bottle of champagne waiting for us, which we drank whilst relaxing in the Jacuzzi bath, tea lights burning, after which we opened all our cards, read our guestbook and then fell asleep on the comfiest bed going! It was very romantic and the perfect end to a perfect day. Breakfast the next day was fabulous in a lovely farmhouse kitchen setting, it was lovely to sit down with our parents over a relaxed breakfast and discuss the day before. We would definitely recommend anyone to stay at the venue, we have even brought the Kiss Me Goodnight pillow that was hanging over the bed as a reminder of our wedding night!
Aimee and Tom Lovejoy
To all at Crabbs Barn Venue
Thank you so much everyone at Crabbs Barn who made our day so special and perfect in every way possible on April 19th 2012. I spent so many months dreaming about our wedding day and its like you climbed inside my head and made those dreams come true. Paul and Jade were amazing and put me at ease and just took everything out of my hands to make sure the day ran without me worrying or stressing, in fact Paul was fantastic, always on hand if we needed him and he made us feel like friends too not just another couple whose wedding he was taking charge of, it was nice to feel a part of the Crabbs Barn Family, even if it was just for one day!
Everyone enjoyed the day and said how good it was and part of that definitely was a reflection of the venue.
Crabbs Barn is such a beautiful place whatever the weather that you cannot help but fall in love with it there. I shall never forget my wedding day and all the happy memories it brought.
Aimee and Tom Lovejoy
To Paul, Jade, Wendy and Geoff & all the other staff at Crabbs Barn who made our day so special.
Thank you for making our day run so smoothly.
You are all real stars. We had such a perfect day.
Love Zia and Kimberley
Dear Steve and Tracy,
Thank you for hosting our wedding on Friday 14th October, we had such a wonderful day and the weather was on our side!
You were both on the ball from start to finish and dealt with every eventuality.
Crabbs Barn is certainly a perfect setting.
Nigel, Sammi and Abi.
To Geoff, Wendy and all the staff,
We had to write to say a big thank you for all you did to make Claire and Danny's wedding day so special.
We could not fault the attention to detail by Steve and the team to ensure everything ran so smoothly.
All of our guests were very impressed with Crabbs Barn itself.
We thank you again so much.
With kind regards
Sue and David Smith
Dear Geoff, Jenny and Steve,
We just wanted to say a massive thankyou for all of your help and hard work in ensuring that our wedding day ran smoothly on Friday 22nd July 2011.
We had such a wonderful day, and didn't need to worry about a thing as you took such great care of every last detail for us.
The venue was just amazing, all of our gusts commennted on it being the perfect venue. And in fact, many even said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to!
We wouldn't change a thing about our special day, and certainly would'nt hesitate in recommending Crabbs Barn as a wedding venue.
All of your bar staff were also extremely efficient, which ensured there were no long queues at the bar in the evening.
All in all a great day was had by all, and everyone left feeling extremely happy with the professional and friendly service provided by yourselves.
Debbie and Russell Durrant
Dear everyone at Crabbs Barn,
What can I say, thank you all so much for making our wedding day so amazing. It totally blew us away and we are so glad that we booked with you all those months ago.
You managed to take all the stress out of the day - it truly was the best day of our lives.
You have a beautiful venue and we want to do it all over again!
We had an amazing wedding day and will always look back on our day as being a very special time and without all of your help it would not have been so special, so thank you.
Becky and Matt Bonner
To all at Crabbs Barn,
We just had to write and thank you all for the wonderful day that we all had on Sunday 21st August at our daughter's wedding. We are still on cloud 9.
From start to finish nothing was too much trouble. The wedding was planned in a fairly short time and whenever Emma or myself began to panic or feel stressed, and we phoned the barn for advice, we were always made to feel better by whoever we spoke to at the time.
The day itself ran like clockwork and even the weather was kind to us.
As I arrived with the bridesmaids and saw all the guests sitting around the lovely grounds in their wedding finery, it took my breath away.
When Steve announced that we needed to be seated and the curtains opened the barn looked stunning.
The service was lovely and relaxed. We were all made to feel very special by all of the staff.
The food was great and all the staff were more than helpful.
One little thing for example that meant a lot was that I was a little late to get myself a cuppa after too much chatting and I remarked to the young man serving that I really needed a cup of tea and that I would be back for a refill. Whilst sitting outside I noticed that they were starting to pack away... but the young man came out... teapot in hand and said, ”I remember you said you would be back for another”... little things mean a lot.
The music was excellent and we had the guests dancing all evening. Everyone remarked how lovely it was and some guests even stayed much longer than they had intended... it being Sunday and them having to work in the morning... as they didn’t want to leave.
At the end of the evening everything was all packed up for us and ready to go.
We were even given a couple of tiny crystals that had fallen off of Emma’s dress at the table, so that we could stitch them back on... as I said little things mean a lot!
Thank you for all your hard work.
John and Carol Dolder and the new Mr and Mrs Tristan Wines
To Steve and everyone at Crabbs Barn,
We would like to thank you all so much for making our wedding day so amazing! Thank you for such a smooth running day & absolutely beautiful venue!
Mr & Mrs Rocky Mateer - 15/7/2011
On behalf of Gavin and Jo's parents we wish to thank you very much for the splendid venue and service you supplied for their wedding on July 30th. It was excellent. We had a wonderful day.
Mrs Y Copeman
Dear Geoff, Steve, Tracy and all at Crabbs Barn,
We would like to send a huge thank you to you all for making our wedding such a wonderful day. As soon as we saw Crabbs Barn we knew it was the wedding venue for us. Everything looked wonderful on our big day and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. The day was so well organised, and from the moment we were met as we arrived for the ceremony until the moment we said goodbye at the end of the evening reception, everything ran smoothly. We enjoyed every minute of our day and could not have wished for anything more.
Rob and Nicola Farmer - 11th June 2011
To Steve, Tracy and all at Crabbs Barn,
We wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work on our wedding day in April. We had a fantastic day. The whole day went smoothly and everyone said so, it is all thanks to your expertise! We were so impressed with how easy and stress free organising our day with you was. Once again thank you for helping us have the most perfect day!
Khamsin and Rich Prior
Dear Jenny and Steve,
Lyndsey and I would just like to say a very massive 'thank you' for our wonderful experience on our wedding day at Crabbs Barn!
The pre-wedding help suggestions were spot on, the organisation and service on the day was excellent and everyone had a fantastic and memorable time. I have had several people comment to me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and although they were talking to us at the time, we do think that they really meant it!
Everything flowed very smoothly and efficiently. The event was very relaxed, the venue visually stunning, the bar service efficient and the DJ entertaining. What more could a bride and groom ask for. Steve was ever in control and an infallible source of help and resources (pins for flowers and dresses etc) and I cannot thank him enough for his subtle, discreet but very professional command of the whole affair.
We would not hesitate to recommend Crabbs Barn as a venue for any occasion to anyone we know, you did us proud, thoroughly professional yet friendly too.
Steve and Lyndsey Bishop
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for such an amazing wedding reception yesterday. We cannot praise Steve and all the staff enough! They made it so easy, enjoyable and memorable for us and all our guests.
Everyone mentioned what a great venue it is and how fantastic the staff were! We had a great day and enjoyed every single minute!!
Thanks again to you all!
Josh and Vicky Lampard - 27/6/2011
To all the staff at Crabbs Barn,
A really big thank you for all your help and support in making our day the most special day for both of us.
We could not have asked for more. We hope to be back for someone else's wedding soon.
Rebecca and Phil Mouser - 24/6/2011
Steve, Tracy and all at Crabbs Barn,
We just wanted to say the hugest thank you for everything you did on Saturday.
We had the most amazing day and it really was down to you all at Crabbs Barn. The venue could not have looked more beautiful, everything was just perfect.
You have such a great set up that works so well that the day just runs so smoothly and flows so well. We had so many comments on the venue from all our friends and family, most had never heard of you and loved it.
Our florist also mentioned how lovely and immaculate Crabbs Barn is, having not been before, especially after seeing so many tired, run down venues.
All our friends thought Steve was a 'legend'! Geoff, Steve and Tracy do you proud!
Faye and Neil Richmond
To Steve, Tracy and all at Crabbs Barn,
Myself and my husband would like to send a huge heartfelt thank you to you all for making our wedding such an amazing day, from start to finish.
There are so many words I can use to explain our gratitude to you all for running such an amazing and beautiful venue. The whole day was perfect, even the problem with my car blowing up on arrival, still did not change how happy I was and how efficient you are.
Tracy and Steve, you are a credit to Crabbs Barn, your staff are excellent as are you, I am just sad that I cannot do it all again next week.
Again, a huge thank you for making our special day so fantastic.
With love from,
Katrina and Nick Bickell - 10th June 2011
Dear Wendy and Geoff,
Just a short note to say thank you so much for helping to make Andrew and Kelly's wedding such a fantastic day. It was so well organised and ran smoothly throughout the afternoon and evening, what great staff you have.
A special thank you to Wendy for keeping an eye on Hazel and Christine. I know they had a wonderful day as did everyone. Once again, thank you.
To Geoff, Wendy, Jenny and all the team,
Thank you for making our special day truly wonderful. We enjoyed working with you all from day one, through the planning, and you made sure everything went smoothly on the day. Crabbs Barn is a fantastic venue and we are so glad we got married there!
Grant and Rachel Skillen xxx
Dear Steve, Tracy, Jenny and all at Crabbs Barn,
Just a note to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful, especially to Steve for all his help and support throughout the day in particular, to make sure everything went smoothly. You worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect and just as we wanted it. Everyone has complimented on the beautiful venue and its excellent staff.
Thank you again.
We would fully recommend the venue to anyone and like many others, we knew the venue was right the moment we saw it.
Darren and Sarah Rice - 14/5/2011
Dear Steve, Tracy and all at Crabbs Barn,
Just a note to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful. You worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect and just as we wanted it. Everyone has complimented on the beautiful venue and its excellent staff. Thank you again. Maybe see you for an anniversary party one year!
Love Alicia and Michael Hughes
To Steve and all the staff at Crabbs Barn,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding day on Saturday 16th April so perfect.
Chris and I were extremely nervous but we didn't have to worry about a thing, you took care of everything. The venue is beautiful and we will absolutely recommend you to our friends.
Thanks again, we have some great memories.
Jo Blanc and Chris Pearce
Dear Steve, Tracy and all the staff at Crabbs Barn,
We would like to thank you for all your hard work leading up to and on our wedding day. We had an amazing day and everything went well.
We will definitely be recommending Crabbs Barn to our friends in the future.
Gemma Waddy & Nathan Baroni
To Steve and all the team at Crabbs Barn,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did in making our wedding day so special.
The whole day ran so smoothly, everything was perfect, this was largely down to the professionalism of you and your staff.
From the moment our wedding was booked we have always found you helpful and reliable, and would not hesitate in recommending Crabbs Barn to anyone getting married.
Alina and Matt (Mr & Mrs Baker)
Alina Neville and Matt Baker
To Steve & all at Crabbs Barn,
Sorry its taken so long, but we have been catching up with friends & family after Kim & Chis McDermott's wedding on the 13th October 2010. Thank you so much for all you & your staff put into making this occasion such a memorable day. The food & venue were amazing, everything went smoothly & was very relaxed.
Thank you again for all your help.
Anne & Derek Thorogood
Just a short note to say thank you for all the hard work and effort that went into making Philip and Chloe's wedding on the 16th October such a memorable occasion. Everything worked out so well, and the day flew by without what seems a single hitch. We would have no hesitation in recommending Crabbs Barn to any couple for their future wedding.
Many thanks once again.
C & A Houlding
A & A Leeder
Dear all at Crabbs Barn,
We would like to thank you for a wonderful wedding day. Everything went extremely smoothly and we couldn't have asked for anything else. Please send our thanks to the DJ, I think everybody definately enjoyed themselves in the evening.
Steven & Sarah
To the Manager and staff at Crabbs Barn,
Thank you all so much for helping make the wedding of my Son such a special day for us.
Sue Ebsworh (Mother of the Groom)
To all at Crabbs Barn,
We just wanted to send a note of thanks for the great service we received for our wedding. Every single person we dealt with was so professional and so well organised!! The day went completely according to plan and that was mainly down to your management. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and the weather we had truly set it off!! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We will be recommending you to everyone.
Ann-Marie & Richard Swash
To Geoff, Wendy, Steve, Tracy and the whole team at Crabbs Barn,
We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you, especially the management team, for making our wedding day as special as it could be.
Your cool calm & flexibility on the day and before helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly, if not always as planned!
All our guests had a fantastic day & commented on how lovely the venue was, and for us you made the day effortless so thank you very much.
We wish you all the best for your future bookings,
Jenny & Ben Sayles
To all at Crabbs Barn,
We just want to say a BIG thank you for making our wedding on 15th May 2010 so very special. We were so impressed at how the day went from start to finish. All our guests commented on how lovely the barn & the grounds are and at how smooth everything went on the day. It was great having the meetings with Steve on the run up to the day. We will be recommending you to friends and family who are looking for a venue in the future for their special day.
Thank you so much,
Suzanne and Michael Parmenter
To all who made our day special,
We would just like to say a really big thank you to all who made our day so special. We really appreciate how hard everyone worked to ensure that our day ran smoothly and that all our guests had a fantastic day. The atmosphere created was relaxed and magical and we really could not have asked for a better venue to hold our special day. The feedback from all our guests was fantastic and we will warmly recommend you to everyone we speak to! Thanks you again for all your hard work and we hope that you have a well earned rest after a busy weekend!
Love Rachel and Giles Saunders
To Steve Tracy and the team,
Bethany and I would like to thank you once again for all your help and hard work this weekend in making our wedding day extra special! Besides a spot of bad weather the day was absolutely perfect - and this would not have been possible without you! All our guests said how beautiful the venue was and how friendly the staff were.
Thank you, we will be sure to recommend you to all our friends who are looking to get married soon.
Bethany and Kye McCarthy
Dear Steve Tracy and all the team at Crabbs Barn,
We wanted to thank you for all of your hard work & amazing effort on our wonderful wedding day. Without you it would not have been possible. Crabbs Barn is an absolutely amazing venue & I will recommend it to everyone. We could not have wished for a more perfect day. The service we received from all the staff on the day of the wedding and before was outstanding. Everyone commented on how organized you all were & how lovely all the staff were. Steve and Tracy - you are a credit to Crabbs Barn and although you do the same thing day in day out we still felt ours was very special thanks to you!! The detail was perfect and just how we wanted everything. Big thanks to Geoff and Wendy for answering all my questions & all the advice they gave us. We cannot thank you enough.
All our best wishes Jenny and Michael Bingle - 14/8/2010 xxx
To all at Crabbs Barn!
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our wedding at Crabbs Barn and how fantastic all the staff were. We could not have wished for a better day! Even in the run up to the wedding you were so helpful, nothing was a problem and you also responded promptly. All our guests enjoyed it too. We will definitely be recommending you, your service was 100%.
Liz and Matt Ebsworth
Thank you so much for a really wonderful venue for our daughter's wedding on Saturday.
Please thank Geoff for his valuable advice and help.
Please thank you staff for making the day so perfect. Everyone was so efficient and reassuring.
Jeff and Hilary Hughes - Re Liz Hughes and Andrew Reid
Dear Steve and Tracy,
Thank you for your help in making our wedding day the best day of our lives.
Thanks to you the wedding day ran smoothly and everything looked great. We would definitely recommend Crabbs Barn to anyone!! Thanks again,
Vicky Kettley and Dan Coffey - 28/3/2009
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.