Layer Marney Tower


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
200 capacity

The feel

Your first sighting of Layer Marney Tower is sure to take your breath away. Like a Fairy-tale castle, with terracotta dolphins and fish decorating the top of the Tower, a Tower unseen until you are almost upon it, then rising magnificently above the Essex countryside. This is Tudor building on a grand scale, built to impress. Layer Marney Tower is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Britain. Whether for your Civil Ceremony or Wedding Reception or both, Layer Marney Tower makes the perfect setting for your special day.

The bride arrives in style in our chauffeur driven 1930’s Rolls Royce to meet her groom in the Corsellis Room for the marriage ceremony. Then their adventure begins, in this perfect wedding venue. The wedding ceremony generally takes place in the Corsellis Room, with its high pincer beamed roof and polished oak floor. The adjoining Tukes Chamber makes an ideal area for guests to congregate before the ceremony. The Corsellis Room seats up to 120 guests.

The Long Gallery, just across the courtyard, is used for the Wedding Breakfast. This spectacular room also has high pincer beamed roof and an oak sprung floor. At night, the Tower is floodlit making it a spectacular backdrop. 140 guests can be seated around tables, the central Top Table faces the ornately carved Jacobean fireplace which in winter supplements the recently installed woodchip heating, making it a year-round venue of the highest quality. The Long Gallery is a perfect blank canvas for you to bring in your own colour scheme and ideas meaning that each wedding is unique and special.

Catering is undertaken by Bouquet Garni. Their food is excellent, their menus flexible, their staff friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. They are ready to guide you through your choices to ensure that you have a memorable wedding breakfast. You may supply your own wine for the meal and we do not charge corkage. Bouquet Garni will organise a fully licensed bar and an evening menu which can include their iconic Citroen H Van which serves fabulous snacks.

Call us to make an appointment to look round and see Layer Marney Tower for yourself and take the first steps with us to plan your perfect day.


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Mr & Mrs Merryweather

30 Jul 2019

Thank you to all the staff at Layer Marney Tower for making our day run so smoothly. From day one Karen was always available to answer our questions and if…

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Antony and Felicty

8 Jun 2019

We want to say thank you very much for everything you did for our wedding on Saturday. The whole day was just absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be happier. You…

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Kate & Phil

3 Sep 2018

Thank you all so much for helping to make our wedding day so special. Layer Marney Tower is such a beautiful venue and a truly unique place to get married.…

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Amanda & Fred

12 Feb 2017

You have been a pleasure to work with over the last 12 months! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives so thank you all for your part…

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Is your venue licensed for ceremonies inside and outside?
We are licensed for indoor ceremonies.
Is there an exclusive use option?
Yes! There is an exclusive use option.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
The seated capacity is 140 guests.
Are there bedrooms for overnight accommodation?
There are two local hotels that offer our wedding guests a preferential room rate: The Crowne Plaza Five Lakes and The Marks Tey Hotel. Both are within a 15 minute drive, or 20 minutes on the Routemaster Bus.


Layer Marney Tower
C05 9US

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Layer Marney Tower