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Unique Wedding Venue

Chalkney Water Meadows is hidden away amongst ancient woodland next to a picturesque river and a tree-lined lake. It’s a stunning location for an outdoor wedding in Essex, and you can enjoy exclusive use of the venue for the whole weekend.

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About Chalkney Water Meadows

This venue is popular with larger wedding parties who require a little more space, with three linked giant tipis that seat up to 150 guests comfortably, 180 at a squeeze. Ceremonies take place on the lakeside willow pontoon, and glamping accommodation is available in luxurious bell tents. The venue also has two lakeside cabins conveniently situated a short walk away. Get in touch today and one of our venue co-ordinators will be happy to discuss dates and help you start planning your dream wedding!

Open Day taking place on 28th April 2024 11-3pm – get in touch to find out more! 

Venue Facilities

Triple Tipi Marquee

Three connected tipis for the reception. The tipis can comfortably seat 150 or up to 180 at a squeeze.

Ceremonial Pontoon

A willow pontoon over the lake for a truly unique marriage ceremony.

Dancefloor & Soundsystem

DJ soundsystem and dancefloor in the Tipi with music allowed until 11pm. No live bands.

Glamping Accommodation

Luxury bell tents to accommodate your guests as well as two lakeside cabins.

Drinks Bar

A converted caravan drinks bar with staff to keep the drinks flowing.

Showers & Toilets

Luxury shepherds hut lavatories and converted horse box showers for your guests.

Stretch Tent

Additional chill-out area doubling up as the undercover ceremony option for the unpredictable Great British weather!

Fire Pit & Lighting

A roaring fire and colourful lighting on the surrounding trees.

Exclusive and Personal

Exclusive use of the venue and a personal venue co-ordinator to help you plan.

Lakeside Log Cabins

A short walk away, beside a neighbouring lake, are two log cabins with hot tubs. Kingfishers Nest is a romantic and contemporary one bedroom cabin, often hired as the bridal suite. Water Lily Lodge is a larger three bedroom cabin, which can be hired for other family members, bridesmaids, groomsmen or friends.

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Kelly DaviesKelly Davies
13:46 03 Jul 23
We had the most fantastic corporate summer party at Chalkney Water Meadows. Fiona and Holly, the event managers were efficient and professional and were on top of everything. The team onsite were so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. all facilities were clean and well maintained. The event ran without a hitch. All the suppliers that were recommended to us were fantastic too. The... group want to make it a yearly event now!read more
Gabrielle MirGabrielle Mir
08:55 29 Jun 23
Our staff away day at Chalkney Water Meadows was an unforgettable experience. As a group seeking a break from the bustling city life of London, we were thrilled to find ourselves surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the countryside. This campsite truly exceeded our expectations with its pristine upkeep and attention to detail.The tents provided for our glamping adventure were nothing short of... amazing. The quality was exceptional, offering a comfortable and cozy retreat for our team. What made it even more impressive was the reasonable price, proving that luxury doesn't always have to come at a high cost.One of the highlights of our stay was the barbecue. While we initially anticipated a basic BBQ setup, we were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding quality and deliciousness of the food. The flavours were exquisite, and it was evident that great care had been taken in preparing the meals. The local caterers, Polar Nurseries and Beats Catering, played a significant role in ensuring our culinary delights were on point. It was commendable to witness the seamless coordination between Chalkney and the caterers, as they worked together to ensure everything was taken care of.The overall experience at Chalkney Water Meadows was truly exceptional. Every aspect of our stay was meticulously planned and executed, leaving us with nothing but positive memories. The serene surroundings provided a much-needed escape from the city, allowing us to relax and rejuvenate as a team.It's safe to say that our time at Chalkney Water Meadows was a resounding success. Our staff had the best time, and the positive energy and camaraderie that developed during our stay will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on our team dynamics. We are already looking forward to our next visit, as we plan to return to this idyllic retreat. Chalkney Water Meadows comes highly recommended for those seeking a beautiful campsite, excellent amenities, and a seamless experience that exceeds more
Amy CooperAmy Cooper
18:54 22 May 23
We had a hen weekend at Chalkney Water Meadows and had the most amazing time. The site was absolutely stunning and all of the facilities were clean and in great condition.The staff were so friendly and helpful both in the run up to the event and during our stay, offering advice and recommendations on activities we could do both on site and locally. We cooked pizzas in the pizza oven on site,... enjoyed marshmallows round the campfire, hired a yoga instructor and went into the nearby town of Colchester for a night out.We benefitted from having good weather throughout our stay and really enjoyed sitting outside overlooking the lake and seeing all the wildlife, including some adorable goslings. However there is plenty of covered space available which is beautifully decorated.We had such a brilliant time and I would absolutely recommend it!read more
Chloe TaylforthChloe Taylforth
11:19 14 Feb 23
07-08-2021After the will we/wont we of covid we had the day we dreamt of at Browning Bros-Chalkney Water Meadows! The venue was perfect for our festival/laid back theme & we were able to add our own personal touches & bursts of colour to anywhere and everywhere!We opted for the stretch tent cover as the weather wasn't looking great, but after some initial drizzle the sun shone for the rest of... the evening meaning all guests could enjoy all areas of the venue.After booking around 4 years in advance the venue had added some great touches in better toilets, a converted bar & decking in front of the tipi - all adding to smooth running on the day!Becky & Nat were always on hand to give advice & answers numerous questions we had- all staff are lovely, helpful + the perfect vibe for the venue!We also used the beautiful log cabin, Friday-bride/bridesmaids using the hot tub, Saturday our parents & sunday - just the two of us which was the perfect end to the weekend. Saturday night around 20 bell tents were filled with closest friends staying up till sunrise after the rest of the wedding had gone home- a lovely touch when you dont want the night to end!I can go on but nearly 2 years later i still think about the day often & hope to go back in 10 years to do it all again!Thank you for everything Brownings!(Pictures @graceelizphoto)read more
Lauren StokesLauren Stokes
21:25 18 Oct 21
We were very very lucky to have our wedding at Chalkney Water Meadows and over a month on we are still on cloud 9. The venue was perfect for our festival theme and we are still getting compliments on the venue to this day. Everyone had such a fantastic time and the smiles on peoples faces in the photos really prove it. To be able to have the venue for the whole weekend really made it extra... special and Nat and Becky and crew were so helpful and really helped the day run as smooth as it did. It was everything we wanted and more and we just wish we could do it all over again.Everyone keeps telling us we should have our Anniversary there every year and it’s very very tempting.Thanks to Browning Bros for making our wedding one of the best weekends of our more

Why Choose Us?

Based just six miles from Colchester, Essex, Browning Bros. offer unique weddings & celebrations, corporate events, luxury cabins and glamping. Looking for something out of the ordinary? You've come to the right place.