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The bespoke theatre, originally built for a family’s personal amusement and entertainment, was converted from one of the oldest and finest tithe barns in the country, to an intimate performance venue with the addition of gas lighting and a stage by Lady Warwick in 1913. Playing host to many theatrical performances and events through the years in which the great and the good of the acting world flocked to perform, the Barn Theatre boasts visits from high society, headline acts and literary greats enjoying technicolour events.

Lady Warwick, a keen cyclist and notable beauty, was known as “my darling Daisy” by her admirers (including The Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, with whom she shared a nine-year affair), and was the inspiration for the popular music hall song “Daisy Bell, Bicycle Made for Two”.

In Edwardian times Ellen Terry frequently took to the stage with her poetry readings and acting scenes from Romeo and Juliet with Lady Warwick, while during World War I, H G Wells (who lived on the estate) and his son Gip starred in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Between the wars, the Teachers’ Annual Summer School was held in The Barn Theatre with a variety of visiting lecturers including George Bernard Shaw.

Headline acts include Hermione Baddeley, Gracie Fields, Charlie Chaplin and George Formby and more recently stars including Rowan Atkinson, Tim Rice, Bill Cotton and Esther Rantzen have graced the stage and has also hosted the educational “Plowden Conference” with both Lady Plowden and Margaret Thatcher delighted by the venue. I
Little Easton Manor and its glorious grounds have also featured in many films and TV productions including an Edgar Wallace thriller and ‘Midshipman Easy’, The Fear, Lovejoy and EastEnders.

THE BARN THEATRE (up to 140 guests)

If you want to be centre stage in style and enjoy the red-carpet treatment, the Barn Theatre with its stage licensed for civil ceremonies is the perfect backdrop as you begin the performance of your life.

There’s no need to learn your lines as the registrars will prompt your every step on your way to becoming Mr. & Mrs. Your photographer and guests will need to have their cameras poised ready for action as they will be your official paparazzi for the day.

Set the scene with beauty and glamour, rustic vintage elegance, contemporary chic – the possibilities are endless but the choice is yours. Your wedding needn’t be a drama (unless you want it to be!)

“It’s show time d’ahling!”


Breathe Easy

They’re a breath of fresh air…

24×7 Stansted support eforests as their carbon offset partner, planting trees to help reduce the carbon cost of your taxi journey by contributing just 10p every time you use their taxis! Every 10p donation paid will be matched by 24×7 Stansted or for just a £5 donation (and theirs) you can have 2 trees planted. It’s amazing to think that the annual carbon consumed by these trees at maturity is 2 tons! We can all “pay it forward” to Mother Nature and effectively offset enough carbon to neutralise most individuals’ average taxi and private car use for a whole year.
Donations may be made at the booking desk within the International Arrivals hall at Stansted Airport or by credit card by phoning 01279 661 661 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Little Easton Manor

Park Road, Little Easton

Great Dunmow, Essex

CM6 2JN, England

01371 872857

Your Taxi's Awaiting


Our sister company 24×7 Stansted Airport Taxis are the official private transport provider to London Stansted Airport, dedicated to making airport transfers as safe, reliable and comfortable as possible. Their brand-new fleet of taxis are clean, modern, luxurious, air conditioned and energy efficient. The fully licensed drivers are handpicked for professionalism and courtesy.

Operating 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, the service offers fast turnaround times including early morning/ peak demand periods and is supported by the latest electronic booking and payment systems.

They’re also well equipped to meet the transport requirements of passengers with special needs, and a number the fleet are custom-built to facilitate wheelchair access or excess luggage accommodation.

Also available for executive, chauffeur and private hire for the duration of your stay 

Perfect For Parties

Searching for the perfect location for your next party?

Indoor or outdoor, large or small, Little Easton Manor wants you to love every moment of your celebrations and will help you arrange a day (or night) to remember.

The Barn Theatre can accommodate up to 140 of your nearest and dearest and the band of your dreams can tread our famous boards. Alternatively, an elegant soiree on the terrace followed by a DJ with all the right tracks may be more your style in the intimate surroundings of the Turkey Barn catering for around 70 guests.

You may choose caterers of your choice and we’ll run the bar.

If you choose to make it a party for the whole family, young and old, we have perfect lawns around the venues for garden games, entertainers and so much more. The only restriction is your imagination.

Jewel of England

Described as a "jewel of England, perfectly set …”

Steeped in history, romance and a love of family, Little Easton Manor, set in 66 glorious acres of Essex countryside, offers a unique opportunity to choose the wedding you really want.

We give you a stunning grade II listed manor of distinction with unrivalled heritage and spectacular grounds to host the day of your dreams, allowing you to fill our home with the people and things that will make you feel special. If it's possible we'll achieve it. Love conquers all.

Quiet and intimate, bold or dramatic - the choice is yours. We want to unleash your dreams and make your special day unforgettable.

A visit is free and we'd love to help you discover the day you've been waiting for. People and feelings matter most. Let's talk about what matters to you...

We want to fulfil your fairy tale HAPPY EVER AFTER ❤ and have the passion to make sure your day stands out from the crowd.

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Contact Us

Thanks for visiting. For more information on the Manor House or to enquire about holding your own event please contact us and we will get in touch with you.