Make your wedding wishes come true

You won’t forget your first sight of Layer Marney Tower – one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Britain.  Whether its a garden wedding venue, a church wedding venue, or your wedding reception, Layer Marney Tower is the perfect Essex wedding venue for your special day.

The beautiful Tudor buildings are surrounded by picturesque gardens set in attractive parkland, with breath-taking views to the Blackwater Estuary. The Tower and gardens combine formality and intimacy, ensuring a Layer Marney Tower wedding will leave you with wonderful and lasting memories.

A unique church and garden wedding venue in Essex, Layer Marney Tower has been skilfully adapted to meet the requirements of the twenty first century bride. You, together with your friends and family, may now sip champagne and nibble canapés where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I once strode.

Why choose Layer Marney Tower? Wedding Video

  • Wedding Fayre

    Our Wedding Fayre will be taking place on Thursday 10th June from 5pm to 9pm.

    There will be a fantastic variety of wedding suppliers to give you inspiration and advice, and the team from Layer Marney Tower will be offering informal tours of the venue throughout the evening.

    Tickets must be pre-ordered via

Couple kiss at the gates

Realise your Dreams

Once you have chosen Layer Marney Tower as your wedding venue, you can be confident that our friendly and professional team will be with you throughout your wedding preparations.

Follow this link to discover more about ways that Layer Marney Tower will help your dreams unfold.


Explore your wedding Venue

With rooms licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and with the parish church within the grounds, we are able to offer you the option of celebrating either a civil or religious wedding ceremony at Layer Marney Tower. The garden wedding venue creates a delightful space for your wedding party to gather for a drinks reception, prior to your wedding breakfast and party. And at the end of the evening, the bridal suite is just a short walk across the courtyard.


Wedding kiss upstairs in the Routemaster

Working with you –
to bring your ideas to life

We have been helping couples make their dreams come true for over 25 years – and the single most important thing we have learned is that every wedding is different – whether it be a Garden wedding venue or a Church wedding venue. Everyone at Layer Marney Tower will work with you, ensuring that your wedding dreams become reality.

Everybody’s tastes are different – particularly with regard to music! That is why we encourage you to choose your own band or DJ, florist, photographer, cake maker and much more. Having said which, we are often asked for recommendations… Listed here are some of the suppliers we have enjoyed working with and who have had good feedback from our wedding couples.

All of the catering is organised by Bouquet Garni. In the interests of safety, all fireworks must be arranged through Dynamic Fireworks.