Situated between Colchester and Maldon, the house was built around 1520 by Henry, 1st Lord Marney. He was the Lord Privy Seal to Henry VIII and intended his palace to surpass both in size and grandeur to Cardinal Wolsey's work at Hampton Court.
Layer Marney Tower remains a family home, part of which is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions throughout the year. Ceremonies take place in the Corsellis Room which seats up to 120 guests and The Long Gallery is perfect for a wedding reception with wood panelling and a polished oak floor.
The uninterrupted view from the steps across the fields are breathtaking and a great back drop for wedding photographs.
We would certainly choose Layer Marney Tower again if we were looking for venues today. We had the most fantastic day.
Visit their website www.layermarneytower.co.uk