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About Us

Little history about the Barn

Since 1464

Welcome to the Old Essex Barn – where timeless charm meets modern elegance. Nestled in the heart of Essex, our historic venue invites you to step back in time and experience the rustic beauty of a bygone era, coupled with the convenience of contemporary amenities.

Our Story

Located in the historical town of Kelvedon which was developed through the Saxon period, the Old Essex Barn is rich in history, dating back to 1464. 


Exploitation and settlement of East Anglia is generally thought to have increased in the early medieval period (post c 400 AD) and to have continued and intensified over the subsequent centuries such that in the early post medieval period (16th and 17th centuries) the area was generating significant wealth for its landowners based on sheep and wool, the cloth industry and agriculture.


This might provide a context for the construction of the Crabb’s Farm in the mid-15th century and the attached agricultural barn due to economic expansion, and its associated appendages of the later centuries. In the 18th century Crabb’s Farm was known as Scrapes Farm.  


Over the years, the Farm has undergone careful restoration to preserve its authentic charm, making it a cherished landmark in the region. Today, the Barn stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the past, welcoming guests to create new memories within its storied walls.

Timeless Charm, Modern Comfort

Steeped in character, the Old Essex Barn offers a picturesque setting for a variety of events, from weddings and celebrations to corporate gatherings. Our carefully curated spaces blend rustic allure with modern conveniences, providing the perfect backdrop for your special moments. With the most recent addition of the Old Essex Barn Restaurant, this venue has something to offer for everyone. 

Venue Highlights:

  • Historic Ambiance: Immerse yourself in the rustic beauty of exposed beams, terracotta floors, and a cozy atmosphere  that exudes warmth and character.

  • Versatile Spaces: From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, our venue offers versatile spaces that can be customised to suit your unique event.

  • Scenic Surroundings: Enjoy the serene beauty of the Essex countryside, providing a tranquil and scenic backdrop for your occasion.

Our Commitment

At the Old Essex Barn, we are committed to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. Our dedicated team is passionate about ensuring every detail is perfect, from the moment you step through our doors to the culmination of your event.

Why Choose Us:

  • Experienced Team: Our seasoned professionals bring years of expertise to the table, ensuring seamless event planning and execution.

  • Attention to Detail: We understand the importance of every detail, and we go above and beyond to create an atmosphere that reflects your vision.

  • Exceptional Service: From the initial inquiry to the final farewell, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service that exceeds your expectations.

Join us at the Old Essex Barn, where the past meets the present, and your special moments become timeless memories. We look forward to being a part of your journey and helping you create memories that will last a lifetime.

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