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Cromwell Manor Services & Facilities

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many people can you accommodate for a Civil Wedding Ceremony?

We have two main areas which are solemnised for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, namely our Main Wedding Suite and our First Floor Function Room. Our Wedding Suite can accommodate a maximum number of 50 guests with our First Floor Function Room able to accommodate larger parties of up to 150.

2. How many people can you accommodate for a sit-down meal?

We are able to accommodate a maximum of 75 guests for a sit-down meal in our First Floor Function Room.

3. How many people can you accommodate for a Civil Wedding Ceremony?

We have two main areas which are solemnised for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, namely our Main Wedding Suite and our First Floor Function Room. Our Wedding Suite can accommodate a maximum number of 50 guests with our First Floor Function Room able to accommodate larger parties of up to 150.

4. How many people can you accommodate for an evening reception?

We are licensed to host evening receptions for a maximum of 225 guests.

5. Where are you geographically located?

We are located off Pitsea Hall Lane (more recently known as Watt Tyler Lane) off the A13. We border Watt Tyler Country Park (300 acres) and from our landscaped gardens we are able to offer stunning views across the parkland.

6. How much does it cost to hold a wedding at Cromwell Manor?

Cromwell Manor is available for hire on an exclusive basis. The venue hire itself, although competitive in price, varies from function to function depending on your needs. For more information please contact us on Tel: 01268 559772.

7. How many times do we see you prior to our wedding?

We take the opportunity to see you many times before your big day in order to ensure that your logistical arrangements are catered for. We usually see our Bride & Grooms 6 months before the big day to start the ball rolling in terms of all the exciting details and guidance on wording for invitations. We then usually see you again 6 weeks before your wedding day to finalise arrangements & suppliers. We also offer the additional service of a 'rehearsal' for the Civil Ceremony itself. Your Duty Manager will be on hand to answer any queries you have along the way during the course of your preparations.

8. When do I have to pay for my function?

After receiving your initial booking form & deposit of £300.00 we will be able to provide you with an estimated costing for your event. As per our standard Terms & Conditions we require a further 25% of the total cost of your function following your 6 month review meeting. The full balance is then required to be paid 6 weeks ahead of schedule. If your guest numbers increase after that date we will provide you with an additional invoice. Should your guest numbers decrease we are able to offer a full refund for those guests up to 3 working days prior to your event i.e. close of business Monday prior to your Saturday function.

9. Can I bring in my own DJ?

Yes, you can. But a fee would be charged for Administration and Insurance costs. We ask all our clients to utilise our catering & bar services. Apart from that you are able to bring in as many suppliers as you require in order to service your event. We can, of course, provide a number of recommended suppliers should you have any queries in this respect.

10. Do I need to see Registrars independently of Cromwell Manor in terms of any Civil Wedding Ceremony?

Yes. We work in conjunction with Brentwood Registrars and you will need to contact them independently to arrange your Civil Wedding Ceremony. Their telephone number for any such enquiry is 01277 233565.

11. Can our menu be tailor made? Is there a vegetarian option?

Yes, you can choose from a range of starters, main courses and desserts We are able to offer vegetarian options and can also cater for special dietary needs. Alternatively you can arrange to meet with our Chef in order to discuss any tailor made options you may require.

12. What deposit is required?

We require a deposit of £300 to secure your booking together with a completed booking form and signed Terms & Conditions.

13. What's your availability for certain dates?

As this changes on a daily basis please contact us on Tel: 01268 559772 to ascertain availability for any given date.

14. How do I order a brochure?

You can download a brochure via the 'contact' links throughout the site or alternatively contact us to speak with a member of our team on Tel: 01268 559772.

15. What happens if it's raining on our wedding day?

Due to the exclusive nature of our venue bad weather is not a problem for Cromwell Manor. We have many areas for internal photographs and of course, you have the entire Manor at your disposal.