About the company
Just over an hour from Central London, set in the heart of the Colne Valley of the rural North Essex countryside on an organic 5th generation farm, Browning Bros. was born out of a vision between two brothers to break away from the ordinary. It is a family story where a passion for bringing people back to nature through unique experiences, luxury glamping accommodation (yurts/shepherds hut/grain silo/bell tents), wild weddings either at our lakeside venue or woodland venue, secret escapes stays in one of our luxury lakeside log cabins, or let your hair down at a corporate festival style event and much more.
Planting trees Recycling Only use natural eco-friendly products Using locally sourced ingredients, produce, materials (growing our own on the family organic farm) Organic Farm Bee Keepers - helping save the bees
Make it about you / your brand / your partner - whoever you are doing the event for! Put your individual stamp on the day reflecting you or the Company and make it personal. It's not about the glitz and glam, its about making it something to remember!
Yes, but we can't do who for!! I can say that Made in Chelsea filmed their festival finale at our lakeside venue.
Festival, fun and unforgettable
Cheese and Ham Toastie all the way!
That we have two venues, both unique, special and beautiful in their own ways: one is woodland and the other lakeside..
Indian/South African Wedding - 2 cultures combined to create a whirlwind of love - so many activities including yoga and swimming in the lake
Enjoy the moment! So much planning, time and money goes into weddings which can be overwhelming at times! The overall message is to make sure your enjoy the day and don’t get stressed.
Hand written letters to each guest on their place setting
Romantic, rustic, memorable, unique, charming
The willow tree pontoon
The variety we are able to offer to each person to make every event different
"We had the most amazing time last weekend. The site was beyond expectations and the main marquee was great for what we needed it for. The beds were so comfortable and lovely interiors! Thank you so much! Swiggies was amazing! Had so much fun with the boys. Delicious cocktails would 100% recommend.Outdoor Adventures was fantastic. Gordon was great dropping off all our bikes early and picking them up late! "Flo Brooks
"We're just back from our mini moon and wanted to send you the biggest THANK YOU - what an incredible day - it was more than we could have even hoped for from start to finish! The weather was beautiful but the setting and the laid back atmosphere you helped us to create was everything we'd wanted and more. We chose to have our wedding with you after viewing many 'traditional venues' and realising these just weren't for us, being able to bring in our own caterers, Alec's fave ales, go on multiple booze cruises to Calais for the wine 😊, have one of our best friends conduct the ceremony, and involve our mates and family in every aspect, was just what we wanted! It was so personal and so many of our guests have commented on just how unique and 'us' the day was and to me that's just how a wedding should be. We can't thank you enough, your team were great and so fun to have involved in the day. There was no stress, just fun and everyone felt it, even Helen helping me so 'gracefully' in my dress into the land rover was hilarious! The lodge made the perfect spot for us to get ready in the beautiful surroundings by the lake, and tipis were just brilliant, waking up with all our nearest and dearest the next day and carrying on the party was fantastic. We just wish we could go back and do it all over again… "Hayley & Alec
"Literally there is everything you could possibly need here. It’s so well equipped and in a stunning location. The worst part is that you have to leave. We hired out the whole venue for the weekend to have a family get together and it was absolutely perfect! Can not recommend the place and the owners highly enough. If you want a chilled out space to relax and enjoy yourselves then this is THE place to be. Only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Awesome. Created some wonderful memories."Debbie Burtenshaw
"Teybrook Orchard has just hosted a wedding/glamping party for my daughter and her new husband. It has been the most amazing experience. The Browning Bros even arranged for the sun to shine! The whole site is second to none. All accommodations were clean, welcoming and homely. The WC and shower block is brilliant with hot water, plenty of space and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The marquee was also brilliant. The DJ, Hogroast (by Hogit), barstaff and face painter were also excellent. The Bros were hugely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. GO THERE - you won’t be disappointed "Joyce
"All the guys were so helpful and welcoming!!We had an amazing stay at the log cabin and such a beautiful wedding there too. All the guys were so helpful and welcoming!! Can't wait to go back and stay!"Ben & Claire
"We could not have pulled off such an awesome party. Thank you so much for all your efforts. It was so goddam awesome. "Francesca Wood
"The Beedie and Heavens families and friends had a wonderful time at Teybrook Orchard over the August bank holiday celebrating the wedding of Lucy and Dave. It was a beautiful location with great facilities for everyone. Exactly as it said on the tin. Even the weather arrived as per plan. Thanks especially to Nat and Helen who were so amazing it helping us arrange the best day! "Sarah Heavens
"Chalkney Water Meadows was such a fantastic venue for our festival-style corporate event! It’s such a beautiful spot in the countryside but with all the amenities for a really great party, regardless of the weather. Helen was really helpful, putting us in contact with suppliers and discreetly being on hand for the big event. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for what turned out to be a fabulous day." "Mansfield Monk
"We had a most fantastic wedding at their Chalkney Water Meadows venue! Many people have told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to! The browning brothers themself (And Helen) were absolutely fantastic and fun and made sure everything went perfectly well!!! The glamping and camping was so well done, we had around 100 of the 250 guests stay over! We also rented the lodge for the weekend and it was gorgeous, clean, large, with hot tub! Made the whole weekend more perfect than we could have imagined! Stunning venue. Fantastic people to work with. Thank you Browningbros. Vicky and Tony"Vicky and Tony
"Highly recommend this place and staff. "Wow what a venue!! Attended a most fabulous wedding at the Water Meadows and stayed overnight in one of the tents. A fab location and facilities were great. The bride and groom had a totally personal wedding and Browning Bros made it happen. Highly recommend this place and staff. "Laura
"Cannot recommend the browningbros enough "We had our wedding at Chalkney water meadows with Browning Bros & it was incredible! Helen was unbelievable & dealt with all my queries & needs - as were the brothers Archie & Nat! Everyone had such an amazing time & it couldn’t have gone better! Our guests glamped while we stayed in the log cabin & continued the celebrations on the next day! Everyone said what an amazing venue it was & we couldn’t have asked for more. The hot tub at the lake is a great touch! Love love love this place & we will be returning next year! Cannot recommend the browningbros enough. Thank you so much guys!!! Heather & Gary""Heather and Gary
"We really did have the time of our lives Browning Bros’ Chalkney Water Meadows was the wedding venue of our dreams. We really did have the time of our lives and the wonderful on-site lodge and hot tub made it even better. It is just so beautiful and Helen was fantastic to coordinate with from start to finish and gave us lots of advice along the way. I think people think getting a ‘package deal’ wedding is the way to have a cheaper wedding, but this venue allowed us to get outside caterers and entertainment and we brought all our own alcohol so it was actually far more economical with 150 guests than it would have been if we had gone elsewhere. I would highly recommend and wish we could do it all over again!"Jessica and Philip
"A truly magical day - I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you on behalf of Tom and I for a truly magical day. We had an absolutely amazing time, I honestly don't think that it could have gone better. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. The log cabin was amazing, we were so sad to leave there yesterday, but alas all good things have to come to an end."Karen
"incredible, amazing, beautiful, fantastic venue incredible, amazing, beautiful, fantastic venue. Thank so.much for giving us the best wedding ever. Not just me and Jamie saying this but all our guests as well. Nat, Archie and Helen have absoutley smashed it!!!"Charlotte and Jamie
"it was more than we could have even hoped for from start to finish! We're just back from our mini moon and wanted to send you the biggest THANK YOU - what an incredible day - it was more than we could have even hoped for from start to finish! The weather was beautiful but the setting and the laid back atmosphere you helped us to create was everything we'd wanted and more. We chose to have our wedding with you after viewing many 'traditional venues' and realising these just weren't for us, being able to bring in our own caterers, Alec's fave ales, go on multiple booze cruises to Calais for the wine , have one of our best friends conduct the ceremony, and involve our mates and family in every aspect, was just what we wanted! It was so personal and so many of our guests have commented on just how unique and 'us' the day was and to me that's just how a wedding should be. We can't thank you enough, your team were great and so fun to have involved in the day. There was no stress, just fun and everyone felt it, even Helen helping me so 'gracefully' in my dress into the land rover was hilarious! The lodge made the perfect spot for us to get ready in the beautiful surroundings by the lake, and tipis were just brilliant, waking up with all our nearest and dearest the next day and carrying on the party was fantastic. We just wish we could go back and do it all over again…"Hayley and Alec
"A real pleasure to work with you guys "We just wanted to email to say the biggest thank you from us both for yesterday. We had an absolutely amazing day and we are so so happy that we were able to celebrate at your venue with all our family and friends. They all loved the site. Your help from the beginning has been fantastic and a real pleasure to work with you guys.""Eleanor
"Everything was absolutely perfect "Just wanted to say thank you once more! Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful place for our wedding to take place! You have been really helpful, responsive and flexible around our (many!) questions and queries so we really appreciate it :)"Elodie