An easy to reach venue
Barleylands boasts hundreds of free car parking spaces and is well signposted from all the main nearby roads.
Easy to reach, we are close to the M25, A127, A12, Stansted and Southend airports. Plus for those travelling to your event on public transport, we are near Billericay and Basildon Train Stations, as well as on public bus routes.
A Showground completely adaptable for your needs
Our large showground is home to plenty of events throughout the year, including the annual Essex Country Show that welcomes 35,000 people over two days.
Whether you are organising an event of this size or a smaller event, it’s worth visiting the site. Last year’s events held on the showground include:
- Dogs Trust Basildon Fun day
- Dirty Dozen Races
- Millennium Paintball Series
- Geocaching Mega Event
- Kio shows
- Christmas Parties
- Dog show
- Music Events
- Essex Horse Show & Driving Show
- Private company fun days
Lakeside Wedding Receptions & Celebrations
The most popular location for marquees is a large beautiful tranquil area by the lake, which can accommodate both large and small marquees avoiding any restrictions to be placed on the number of guests you want to invite. Located away from the main Barleylands complex, it is also private and secluded.
Helping you organize your event
We understand that a wedding or celebration can be very expensive, so we give you the option of hiring a beautiful piece of countryside for you to organise your own wedding reception, to tailor make your own reception to your style and budget.
- We can give you the contact details of companies that supply marquees, toilets & generators or you are welcome to arrange your own.
- The marquee companies (depending on who you use) will also be able to supply you with flooring, tables, chairs, generators and lighting.
- You can arrange for your own caterers or we have two restaurants based at Barleylands that would be happy to supply you with a quote for a sit down meal, buffet or even a BBQ.
- Plenty of space for a children’s play zone, where you could hire in a bouncy castles and children’s play equipment to keep them entertained.
- We have local hotels for your guests to stay or we have a campsite at Barleylands for those that wish to bring caravans or tents.
To make a booking or for more information please contact Sue Andrews on 01268 290218 or email email@example.com or complete our online Showground Hire Enquiry Form below.