Nestled in the North Essex countryside, Chalkney Water Meadows and Teybrook Orchard are two unique, lakeside and woodland, outdoor wedding venues with the best glamping Essex has to offer.


Can we use our own suppliers?

We have a list of local tried and tested recommendations, however, you don't have to use one of them and can bring your own, yes.

Can our guests stay on site?

Yes, we have a mixture of luxury glamping accommodation in the form of bell tents, yurts, a shepherds hut, grain silo and lakeside cabins, so there is no need for taxis!

Can we have live music?

Acoustic style live music is allowed in the daytime (we do not allow bands)

How long is the venue hire period?

From midday on Friday to midday on Sunday (48 hours)

Can we decorate the venue to put our stamp on it?

Absolutely, we love seeing couples getting really imaginative and putting your festi style dream wedding together


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 lives.

Lauren and Ollie

After 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!

Chloe and James

We were hugely fortunate to have our wedding day hosted at Chalkney Water Meadows. Staying on site as The Kingfishers Nest throughout the weekend was a real treat and incredibly convenient for the large family we have, including elderly members of our party! Nat, Archie and Becky were super helpful throughout the process of booking, regular updates and assuring us we were to have the best 2 days ever. Wonderful to work with. With Becky on site to coordinate the event was a real win, with everyone mentioning how amazing the event ran. The bar staff were utterly professional, helpful and got in and amongst it with our closest friends and family, making everyone feel so relaxed, ensuring they were well catered for. So much good energy! An unforgettable wedding weekend, which we couldn’t recommend highly enough. Truly a hidden gem!

Jack and Tara

Me and my husband got married at Teybrook Orchard May 2022, I can still not get over how perfect this venue was. As soon as we stepped foot on it we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Becky was amazing and kept in touch with us throughout, from meeting us on site, taking us on a tour, explaining how everything would work on the day and keeping us calm with zoom calls and emails ensuring us everything would be smooth sailing. It was just that, I can't fault our day and people are still talking about how much the venue couldn't have been more of a perfect reflection of us as a couple. All the staff were polite and helpful, bar staff were attentive and fun. Thank you so much Browning Bros, we look forward to visiting again in the future, this will definitely be an anniversary spot for us!!

Brittany and Ben

We had our beautiful wedding here in September 2022. What an amazing venue. We had a few hiccups with our suppliers and the team at Tey Brook stepped up to the plate and really helped us. Our guests were absolutely stunned by the venue they had never seen anything like it. A big shout out to Helen and Becky for organising the venue for us and doing all they could for us on the day. Please if you are looking for a hidden gem for a wedding venue check this place out! Thanks again x

Christie and Joseph

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