WITH restrictions on weddings set to be lifted later this month, now is the ideal time for couples to start looking at venues.

It has been reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may lift the 30-person limit on wedding receptions on June 21 – even if the easing of other lockdown restrictions is delayed.

But where are the best places to tie the knot in north Essex?

Here is a list of ten wedding venues in the area which have a five-star rating on the wedding website Hitched.

1. East Mersea Hall, in Church Lane, East Mersea

2. Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall

3. The Essex Golf and Country Club, Earls Colne

4. Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel, East Street, Colchester

5. The Barn, Brook Road, Colchester

6. Colchester Weddings, Castle Park, Colchester

7. Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe

8. The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

9. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

10. Houchins, Coggeshall

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