We always want to know what you think so please send us any To feedback you have about your experience with Crabbs Barn!

Thank you so much for ensuring that Chris and Sarah had the most wonderful wedding day possible.

Your organisation was flawless, Crabbs Barn looked superb and everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Many thanks

Wedding 21.03.15.


We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Crabbs Barn.  

Honestly, you all made it the most wonderful day and so easy for us to relax and have a great time. 

Everyone kept talking about how incredible the venue was and how smoothly everything was run. The food was spot on, the DJ was fantastic, we couldn't be happier.

Many, many thanks again

Shekinah and Jacob Stone. 14.03.15


To all the lovely staff at Crabbs Barn.

We just wanted to say big thank you for making our big day so special!

Everyone we spoke to leading up to the wedding was very friendly and professional and made the planning a lot easier.

A special mention to Paul who looked after us so well on the day,  nothing was too much trouble and you made us, and all our guests feel very welcome.  

Thank you so much, and thank you to all the staff that were there, everyon had a brilliant day and thought the venue was lovely

We are very grateful.

From Emma and Sam. 


To all at Crabbs Barn

Thank you all so much for making our day more perfect than we could have imagined.

Your venue was by the best we've ever seen and your service from the consultation to the run up of our special day was first class. Everything was perfect and we all had a magical day.

Thank you!

Best Wishes

Love Ross and Nichola.  


Dear Crabbs Barn, 

Thank you so much for all of your hard work and attention to detail. You made our day perfect and magical. Your whole team worked so hard all day and we cannot thank you enough.

Much love

Katie and Seb



Dear Roz and Paul

Thanks you very much for making Janine and Dave Thomas's wedding day really special.  The organisation, service and friendliness of the staff was great, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensley.  The food was also excellent, and plentiful so our thanks to Jamie and his staff.

We will certianly recommend you to other poeople 

Thanks once again.

Mr and Mrs Olley. 


To Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn. 

Thank you so  much for making our day what we can only describe as faultless and perfect.

We had the best time and cannot count how many people have commented on what a beautiful venue we chose. It was everything we hoped and dreamed it would be and would not change a single thing even if we could.


Charlotte and Kevin Lucas. 


To Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn

Thank you so much for the part you played in making our wedding day so special.

Crabbs Barn is a beautiful venue, made better only by yourself and the staff.

The whole day was perfect.  Thanks again!

Barry and Krissie Stephens  


To all at Crabbs Barn.

Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding the best we could have asked for and making it as relaxed as possible.

Love Gary and Sophie Boon. 


Thank you for making our wedding an evening to remember. 

It was an amazing experience and one we will remember forever.

Lots of love 

Lyn and John Reade 


To all at Crabbs Barn.

A massive THANK YOU for making our wedding day the best it could be. From the very start everyone was great. Any question I asked, it was answered. Any demand I made, it was carried out (even with my OCD!).  The day went really well and that was all down to the amazing staff, especially Paul who could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

The girls who served and the bar staff were also great!  

Not only did we have a great day but also a great night and morning. Breakfast was scrummy!.



Charlotte and Ryan Stephens. 


To all the staff at Crabbs Barn.

We can't thank you enough for everything you did to help make our day so special.

Everything, down to the smallest detail was just perfect.


James and Carly.


Dear Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn.

We just wanted to say a big huge thank you for all your hard work to m ake our wedding a truly memorable occassion. The professionalism from all the team was noticeable from teh very first meeting. You made it so easy for us and we are very grateful.

Amy and Adam   


I wanted to send a BIG thank you note to all at Crabbs Barn for our wonderful wedding day on 6th June 2014. I honestly can't thank you enough for making our day so special and all our guests are still commenting now on what a lovely day it was.

The way the whole day ran from start to finish was brilliant, I didn't need to worry about a thing because the staff were on hand to deal with everything.  Everything, and everyone, at Crabbs Barn are so professional and helpful and it really goes a long way to making everything that little bit more special.

It was the best decision we ever made to choose Crabbs Barn as our venue, it's a truly beautiful place.

I would like to say some personal 'Thank You's, firstly to Jenny, it was about 2 years before we got married that I first emailed you with questions and you were always so helpufl and responded quickly, so thaht I always knew I was in safe hands when speaking with upi. and you made me feel at ease every step of the way. 

I would also like to thank Paul, who is an asset to Crabbs Barn and his welcoming down to earth personality was a major factor in the reason we chose the venue.  Hayley was a big help on the wedding evening, she is a lovely lady and it was a pleasure to deal with her too. 

We will always be grateful to all at Crabbs Barn, for making our day one to remember, and we will recommend you to everyone.

Sarah and Daniel Hack. 


Dear all at Crabbs Barn,

Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make sure our wedding dat went as smoothly as it did!!  You made all of our guests feel so at home and so many of them commented on how amazing your venue is!

Our day was unforgettable and is was all down to you!


Mr and Mrs Huggett Emma Hill



We are writing to you from our honeymoon lodge overlooking Loch Lomond to say Thank You for making our wedding day truly special and for all yours, Hayley's and the rest of the teams hard work. 

We had a BRILLIANT day!  Thanks!  

Tina and Mark. 


Now we are back from our honeymoon we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Paul and the rest of the team who made our day so special on 16th May 2014.

We loved every minute and we couldn't have had a more perfect day.  Everything ran so smoothly, we didn't need to worry about anything at all. So many people have commented on the venue saying how stunning it is and how well run it was. Thank you so much Paul for taking the time to hang all my decorations around the barn and grounds, it all looked so lovely and just how I imagined it looking. The bridal suite and guestrooms were all beautiful, the breakfast in the morning was a lovely way to sit and talk about the day before and all the little extra touches you put in the rooms were really appreciated. I will recommend you to anyone I know looking for a wedding venue! Thank you so much again for making our day everything we could have ever wanted.

Mr and Mrs Ryan

Chloe Burgess


Dear Paul and the team at Crabbs Barn,

Thank you so much for everything that you all did in the run up to and on the day of our wedding. I knew that Crabbs Barn was the perfect venue when I come to a wedding as a teenager and you did not disappoint in the slightest on Good Friday 2014. The gorgeous barn, the beatuiful grounds, the amazing staff everything came together perfectly because of you all. We are so grateful of everything you all did to make us feel at ease and special on our wedding day. If I could, I would do it all again...and again...and again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Love Lauren and Chris.


For Lauren Rudgley


Hi Paul, 

We just wanted to thankyou once again for the famtastic wedding last saturday. 

The whole day was wonderful and exceeded any expections we had. The professional service of you and your team enusured the whole day ran smoothly and was completely seamless. 

We will definately recommend you to our friends who have children planning to get married.

Best wishes.

Brian and Pat Sawyer.


For Hannah Sawyer 14th June 2014


 To all at Crabbs Barn,

Thank you all so much for making everyones day,  especially Rachel and Will's,  so very special.

What a perefct wedding venue.

Love Michele, Jerry and Family.


For Rachel Gosling 26th June 2014


Thank you so much for making our day so special on 17th May 2014. Every minute was perfect.

A big thank you to Jenny and Jane in the office, and their patience when answering my everlasting questions.


Paul, was wonderful, ensuring the day ran smoothly and being so nice, pleasant, good humoured and efficient.

The beautiful venue, grounds and Barn are 'just perfect'. 

Finally the bridal suite was just perfect and very comfortable, and a lovely bottle of champagne, macaroons and chocs, what could be better!

The breakfast next morning was also perfect, served by a lovely friendly lady in perfect surroundings. All our guests slept well, were very comfortable, and loved the accommodation.  A LOT OF PERFECTS!

So Thank you ALL agian, I will recommend you to everyone.  

Crabbs Barn and Farmhouse is wonderful, we have such special memories, which we will treasure always. 

It was worth waiting 17 years. 

Lindsey and Craig Pearson. 17.05.14


Now that we are home from our Honeymoon we wanted to take a minute to thank you and everybody involved with our wedding. It was truly a brilliant day.

Your staff without exception were fantastic, and we would like to single Hayley out who made our special day, really special. Everything was done to make us feel comfortable and relaxed, we cannot fault anything, even the weather was good.

Our guests were truly knocked out by the venue, with a lot of locals saying they did not realise it existed.

Well they do now!

Baz Klarnett. 




To Paul and the team at Crabbs Barn.

There are not enough words I could use to thank you enough for our perfect day.  So many people have commented on the stunning venue, and on how the day ran so smoothly. 

My only regret was that it went too quickly.

Thank you once again.

  Lauren and Darren. 


On behalf of myself and my husband, Anthony we just wanted to say a huge thank you for Sunday.

Everyone commented on how beautiful you venue looked and I never expected the venue to look as stunning as it did when everything was set up and in it's place.

No request was too big on the day and also the organisation and reassurance running up to the wedding was spot on.

Thank you again. 

Jennie and Ant. 


Thank you so much for everything you, Paul, Jenny and all the staff at Crabbs Barn did for us at our wedding. It was the best day of our lives and a huge part of that was down to you all making it run so smoothly and efficiently.  The venue was stunning and so beautifully decorated and words can not describe how I felt when I walked in and the atmosphere was perfect and so warming.

Thank you for everything you did for us and for making our day so special. 

Love from the new Mr & Mrs James. 


Thank you all so much for making our day the perfect day that it was.

Everything ran so smoothly and perfectly, we couldn't have asked for a better day, and everyone was commenting on how beautiful Crabbs Barn was. 

Jonathan and Natalie Jarrett. 


Words cannot express how grateful we ae to you all. That many said 'this was the best wedding ever' is testament to your efforts to make sure that everything ran smoothly and efficiently.  

We all had a wonderful time and will have many happy memories to look back on.

Thank you all.

Krissie and Barry.  04.04.14


Just a little note to say thank you so much for everything Paul, Hayley and all the staff at Crabbs Barn did for us on our wedding day (26th April).  We had the most special and amazing day ever and everything ran so smoothly and better than what we ever could've imagined. The venue is absolutely stunning, and when I walked in and saw everything come together it was beautiful and touched my heart.

Thank you so much

Love Mr and Mrs Emlyn James. ((26th April 2014)


Hi Paul

Canasta Club St Georges Day Lunch. 

I should have thanked you earlier, but other pressing things have got in the way. However, I now speak on behalf of all the Club members in congratulating you and your team on a very well organised and professionally run event last Wednesday. 

Your staff were both efficient and charming, carrying out their duties with a smile and your organisation at the head of the team was faultless.  Well done to you all. Complimentary reports have come back to us saying how much they enjoyed the day and all wishing to come again, so all the effort was worthwhile. 

Preliminary indications show that we should be able to make a donation to Essex Air Ambulance of about £1800 so not only was it a fun occasion but also a very worthwhile effort in aid of charity. 

Kind Regards

Richard Lindsey

(23rd April 2014)



Hello Team at Crabbs Barn

On behalf of myself and my husband Andrew we just wanted to say a huge Thank You for Sunday, everyone commented on how beautiful your venue looked and I never expected the venue to look as stunning as it did when everything was set up and in it's place. 

No request was too big on the day and also the organisation and reassurance running up to the wedding was spot on.

Thank you again 

Jennie and Ant. (20th April 2014)


To Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn.

Thank you for making Nicole and Craigs wedding so special. You and your team made the day go so smoothly.  All of our friends have commented on Crabbs Barn being a lovely venue and how well organised the day was.    

Chris and I have lovely memories of Nicole and Craigs special day.

Thank you all once again. 

Jackie and Chris Hubbard. 


To Paul, Jenny and all the team at Crabbs Barn

We cannot thank you enough for helping give us the most perfect, magical winter wedding! from the moment we first saw Crabbs barn we fell in love with it. We can't thank you enough for all your help from start to finish. It was a beautiful day and we wouldn't change a single part of it. Thank you once again

Mr & Mrs Gordon 22/12/13 


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.

Best Wishes

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.

Kind Regards

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.

Many Thanks

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.

Thanks again

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.

Many thanks

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.

Thanks again


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.

Your Sincerely

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,

We cannot begin to thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. It was more than we could have ever imagined and the whole day was so perfect. 
Your beautiful venue speaks for itself and is the perfect setting for such a special day. 
You have all been so helpful from the moment we had our first viewing. Paul and Jack were amazing while being there during the day, Jack was incredible throughout the evening, he was always there when we needed anything. We were so impressed with all the staff. 
Your bridal suite is exceptional, and the farmhouse breakfast was amazing. 
The perfect start to married life. 
Thank you all so much
Mr & Mrs O'Connor 

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
Wedding 24/05/2013

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.

God Bless

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.

Thank you

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'!

Thanks again.

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!

Much love
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!

Thanks again

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!

Best wishes

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,
Norma Barrow

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. 

Thaks again,

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) 


Hi Jenny,

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.

Thanks again

Kay and Chris Szpurko


Dear Paul/Jenny,

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. 

Kind regards

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.

Take care

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.

Thanks again
Love from
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

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.