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Our Chosen Charity Of 2017 Needs Your Support!

Saint Francis Hospice

Saint Francis Hospice

If you’ve followed Marygreen Manor for the last few years, aside from our fabulous Afternoon Teas and amazing events, you’ll know that we’re also known for our philanthropic activities. Each and every year, we have a “chosen charity” that we dedicate ourselves to. One criteria that each and every charity has to have is that it’s local. Supporting local businesses and charities is incredibly important to us, which is why this year; we chose to support the wonderful Saint Francis Hospice.

What you may not be aware of is that Saint Francis Hospice is actually an independent charity. It runs with almost 75% of it’s finances based on voluntary donations from a supporting public which of course, isn’t always guaranteed. In spite of uncertainty in terms of finances, Saint Francis Hospice go out of their way to provide outstanding care to over 4,000 people with a life-limiting illness each and every single year. The hospice itself is local to Marygreen Manor, sat in Havering-atte-bower yet provides the vast majority of care to the communities of Brentwood, Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and the rest of West Essex. Combine this with their willingness to provide home care for patients too and it’s easy to see, the amount of work that goes into each and every day.

As you’re no doubt aware, these life-limiting illnesses are often without a cure however with the expert care and help from the wonderful guys and girls at Saint Francis Hospice, those suffering will often enjoy a life they never thought possible. From neurodegenerative diseases to motor neurone disease and even heart failures and cancer, the Saint Francis Team are there every step of the way.

Providing such specialists in their field and such in-depth care however obviously mounts up a lot in terms of finances. From doctors to nurses, physiotherapists and counsellors, every aspect of treatment is catered for and subsequently a great deal of people are employed by the hospice. It’s for this reason that we chose to support this fantastic charity by selecting them as our charity of the year.

From charity Afternoon Tea events to auction and raffle prizes and even corporate donations, we’re doing all we can to raise funds for such a great cause. We really couldn’t be more proud to support such a great cause that in turn, supports over four thousand of our local people each and every year.

To find out more about St Francis Hospice and how you can help, jump online to today. Not only will you find a super easy avenue to donate to this fantastic bunch, but you’ll also find a wealth of information on the hard work they carry out on a daily basis. From the care at the hospice itself to their crisis support and even their care at home. You’ll also find a link to some fantastic ways that you can get involved and fundraise on behalf of Saint Francis Hospice yourself with amazing events from sports to pamper programs and even their famous Jam Jar Army.

Check Out Our Brand New Website!

Marygreen Manor New Website

Marygreen Manor New Website

As we fully transition into spring, with April showers on their way and flowers in bloom, we know that a great deal of you will be packing away your winter wardrobe, and replacing it with your spring/summer favourites. Add to this the fact that menus throughout the country, including our own, will be adding in a few spring selections and it’s no wonder that everyone will want to be looking to enjoy a makeover, including our very own website!

Let’s face it, everyone who’s anyone enjoys keeping up with the Jones’s and it’s no different in the digital world, which is why we thought it was about time we created a brand new website.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we want to ensure that every aspect of your experience here reflects the time we’re in and that includes your digital experience. Now not only do we possess one of the most popular wedding venues in Essex, along with one of the most popular fine dining restaurants in Essex, but we also have a fabulous website to match too.

With brand new pictures, exciting new content and of course, our blog coming along for the ride, we guarantee you’ll love it. As with every thing we do, you our client are always considered first and foremost, so not only have we ensured our website looks great, but we’ve ensured it’s easy and most-importantly, enjoyable to use.

Whether you’re looking to browse our accommodation or our latest menu, you’ll find everything easy to find and displayed for your benefit. So what are you waiting for? Head over to today and check out our updated website for yourself. Better still; tell us exactly what you think of it in the comments below! We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Enjoy Complete Privacy With Our Private Celebrations!

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or even a work function, celebrating a special occasion is always an exciting prospect. It’s all about making that special someone or “someone’s” should we say, feel that little extra bit special. Now, you could of course book their favourite restaurant or perhaps even, their favourite activity for the day, but here at Marygreen Manor, we have a much better idea.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we want to make your special occasion one to remember with our option for private celebrations. Let’s face it; while celebrating a special occasion is of course exciting, it also comes with a certain amount of anxiety too. There’s so much pressure to get everything right for the person in question but also for the number of guests attending too. Thankfully, with our help, that pressure’s lifted.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate, low key celebration with an Afternoon Tea or you’re after something more lively, perhaps with a buffet and awesome live music, we’ve got the perfect venue for you. From our light and airy conservatory to our larger suites complete with original Tudor features, private bar and ensuite facilities. We’ve got just what you need for the exact night you’d like to plan.

Aside from our great facilities, it’s also worth nothing that our location makes it super easy for guests to attend. We’re literally minutes from the M25, the A12 and Brentwood Mainline Station, making it an easily accessible venue. Add to this the fact that we have a dedicated team of professionals just ready and waiting to offer advice and assistance when it comes to your special occasion and you couldn’t find a more perfect venue. So what are you waiting for? Contact us at Marygreen Manor today for more information on our private function rooms and just what we can do for you to help you throw the best celebration right here in Brentwood, Essex.

Enjoy Exclusivity With Private Dining Here At Marygreen Manor


When it comes to special occasions, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a little luxury every now and then. While some would agree, an evening meal in the stunning Tudors Restaurant here in Marygreen Manor is luxury enough, we have something a little extra special we’d like to talk to you about and that’s our private dining experience.

Our restaurant has become famous throughout Essex for its fine dining. With such high quality food, of course comes the feeling of luxury, making us the perfect location for those extra special occasions but when mere luxury just won’t do, our private dining experiences are the perfect solution.

We have several private dining rooms available for hire, all of which range in size. Whether you’re looking for a bright, intimate space such as our conservatory to the grandeur of our stunning Henry VIII Suite, we have the perfect fit for you. This means you not only get the delicious choice of menus and extensive range of wines, but you also get the exclusivity of your own room and very own wait staff.

From birthdays to christenings, or perhaps a more corporate function, the satisfaction of your guests (or that special someone) will be guaranteed. Now all that’s left to do is book your room.

We advise booking your private dining experience early in order to avoid any disappointment. After all, when such grandeur is on offer alongside some of the finest dining in Essex, not to mention an award-winning wine list, is it really any wonder that it gets booked up so quickly? To book your private room or suite, simply email and we’ll do our best to accommodate yourself and your group in any way we possibly can.

We look forward to seeing you here at the Marygreen Manor!

What to expect at a wedding venue’s open day

Wedding Table Centre

When it comes to your big day, you taste the cake and you try on the dress to make sure everything’s perfect so why shouldn’t you test out your intended wedding venue too? Attending a wedding venue open day is the perfect time to see for yourself just how your wedding venue could look on the day and as it’s one of the most important days of your life, would you really want to leave it all to chance?

If you’ve spent time house-hunting, then you’ll no doubt know just how easy it is for somewhere to appear impeccable in photographs, only to disappoint hideously in the flesh. A wedding open day, therefore, is a great chance for you to road-test the place you’ll be saying “I do” before you hand over that deposit.

Why attend a wedding venue open day?

Whether you’ve fallen head over heels in love with your dream wedding venue or you’re still trying to find one, attending an open day is the perfect way to see your would-be venue decorated in wedding décor and filled with a great deal of people. It’s no different to a dress that instantly becomes transformed when you slip into it, from its appearance on the hanger. Any wedding venue will have a completely different appearance. In fact, even the most stunning venue such as our very own Marygreen Manor, will look even more spectacular when it’s draped in beautiful flowers, pearls and lace, making it even more spectacular.

Already decided Marygreen Manor is the wedding venue for you? Attending our open day is still a great way to take a peek at décor ideas for your day. It’s perfect for seeing what you do and don’t want too. We suggest carrying a notepad around with you at all times so you can make a note here and there of what you’ve seen. If you ask nicely, you may even be able to take some quick pics too.

What should you expect at a wedding venue open day?

So what should you expect? Well, you should expect plenty of opportunity to ask questions and meet the wedding planners and coordinators. You can also expect an informal look around of the grounds as well as other facilities without the pressure of having to book or make any commitments on the spot. It’s advisable to use your time at the open day to your advantage, so make as many notes as you can, plan your day and come up with as many ideas for wedding photo locations as you can. Check out parking facilities for guests and most of all, pay very close attention to how the venue is presented. You should also inquire about the option to change things if you don’t like what you see.

You’ll no doubt also come across your wedding venues “preferred suppliers” too. This is a great opportunity to see a range of products all under one roof that not only work well with your venue, but also have a great rep already for delivering their product to the spec required. Going with the unknown is great but when you have companies with an established relationship with your venue, it makes sense to take advantage of this.

Last but not least, let’s look at questions you should be asking at your wedding venue open day shall we?

• Will you get exclusive use?
• Where are the best locations for photos on the day?
• Are they licensed for civil ceremonies too?
• Do they have their own registrar?
• What are seated and standing capacities for all rooms?
• Are there any decorating restrictions on the venue?
• What’s guest accommodation like?
• What’s your cancellation policy like?
• Are there any mandatory suppliers?

Here at Marygreen Manor, we’d love for you to attend our next wedding venue open day on Saturday, January 28th.

It’s Christmas In Essex!


If you were one of the few people that had to work this weekend then you’ll no doubt be a little grumpy at having to miss a number of Christmas markets that took place yesterday and today. From Great Dunmow to Southend-On-Sea, there was a lot going on but thankfully, there’s still plenty for you to get involved in, in and around Essex.

From the 14th December (Wednesday) onwards, Romford Christmas Market will be in full swing from 9am to 4pm every day. Your favourite stall traders will be opening their stalls for ten full days all the way up until Christmas eve (luckily for those last minute shoppers) offering seasonal treats and other much needed items for under that tree. With Romford market, not only will you have everything you need for those ultimate surprises on Christmas Day but your larder will be full to the brim. For all those needing a little bling for their Christmas party, Romford Market will have exactly what you need there too, from true Essex bling to some real classic pieces, so whatever it is you’re looking for, Romford Market is sure to have it and help you get in the Christmas spirit too.

If you thought you’d have to make your way to Hyde Park to enjoy a true Winter Wonderland then you’d be mistaken. As much as we love being so close to London, we also happen to love that no matter what London has to offer, Essex has the ability to go that one step better and that’s exactly what they’ve done at Tyndalls Winter Wonderland in Nazeing, Essex. Complete with Santa’s Grotto, this Winter Wonderland is guaranteed to get you all in the mood for festivities this Christmas.

Whether you’re a guest here at Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant or a resident of Essex, Christmas has certainly arrived and looks set to be an extra exciting one this year.

Christmas Here At The Marygeen Manor!

Christmas Champagne

Enjoy The Finer Things In Life This Christmas At The Marygreen Manor!

The turning on of the Brentwood Christmas lights has certainly started the season off and in good festive fashion, everyone is now getting in to the Christmas spirit. If you didn’t manage to make it to the high street in time for this light up, have no fear as Shenfield will be having their annual Christmas Fayre this coming Sunday along Hutton Road between 1pm and 5pm. The event will be celebrating Christmas with a whole host of festive entertainment, different activities and even a number of different market stalls for everyone to enjoy. What’s more, they’ll even be an ice rink, a snow globe and a stage hosted by the fantastic Phoenix FM. A number of local businesses will also be taking part, getting involved in a number of the activities in order to celebrate the approaching holidays with On a Plate even hosting a Santa’s Grotto. It’s days like this that really help you to start winding down and enjoying yourself over everyone’s favourite holiday of the year.

Here at the Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant however, we’re going that extra step further and making December all about Christmas with a whole host of events. Take a peek right here:

Pre-Christmas menu – From the 1st December through to Christmas Eve, we’ll be hosting Christmas lunch and dinners. Here we’ll be offering a very special Marygeen Pre-Christmas menu at just £17.95 per person for lunch (Mon-Sat) and £22.95 per person for dinner (Mon-Fri only). This will all be set in our beautiful Tudors Restaurant.

Corporate/Private Christmas Parties – When you’re looking for a truly exceptional Christmas party experience, there really is nowhere else to go. We have a range of packages to suit any company including private room hire, reception drinks, festive buffets or three course meals and even £500 bar tabs. What’s more, all this from as little as £39.50 per person.

Join-a-party Nights – The “Best Christmas Parties Around” are back guys. Whether you’re looking to cut some rug on the 8th December, 15th December or even the 16th December, we’ll be hosting party nights with the amazing Tony Covell, to include a delicious three course meal and a fun packed evening of music with all the regular party novelties you’d expect at Christmas. These nights begin at 7pm and finish at 11:30pm. They’re the perfect night out for groups of 4 and above. They’re fantastic value at £49.50 per person too.

Christmas Day – What sort of hotel and restaurant would we be if we didn’t offer to take the weight of Christmas Day off your shoulders and serve you a delicious one right here in our Tudor Restaurant? Our Christmas Day experience really is a first class service, offering an exceptionally well-presented four course meal for £130 per person. Children up to the age of 8 are just £65.

Boxing Day – While Christmas may be over, the celebrations are only just beginning and here at the Marygreen Manor, we’re offering a delicious Boxing Day meal (three courses of course) in the, as always, magical atmosphere of our stunning Tudors Restaurant for just £65 per adult and £35 for child under 8. So while some might be feeling a little down after the fun and festivities of Christmas have ended, here at the Marygreen Manor, we’ll ensure the magic hangs around for a little longer.

Twixmas Break – There is of course always New Years Eve to think about but that lull in between can often be a little less than fun, unless of course you get to enjoy a Twixmas Break here at the Marygreen Manor. That’s a three course meal for two, an overnight stay and a full English breakfast the next morning, all for just £99. This break is always a popular one as it gives everyone a little something to look forward to between the real big nights and celebrations in December.

New Years Eve – Last but most certainly not least we have of course our rather fabulous New Years Eve celebrations where we guarantee a night of raucous fun and frolics kicking off with complimentary cocktails in the lounge bar before a sumptuous four course meal in our Tudors Restaurant. You’ll also enjoy some awesome music thanks to our resident DJ until 2am and all for just £89 per person.

For more information on how you can celebrate the festive period here at the Marygreen Manor, simply contact us today on 01277 225 252.

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