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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 16:51

Studio Mews apartment


  • Ideal for single professional
  • Recently refurbished with new kitchen 
  • Light and airy with wooden beams
Saturday, 04 August 2018 20:32

Private Hire

Funeral Teas

The loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. We would be pleased to welcome you to The Orangery at Great Saling, following the committal, where you will have time with friends and relatives in discreet and peaceful surroundings.

We provide exclusive use of The Orangery and the Walled Garden for you and your guests, creating an elegant and private venue for an unhurried tea.

We can offer quality catering from our in house caterers, choosing from traditional buffets to afternoon teas. Our bar stocks a selection of wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks.

The venue hire (2018) is £400 for a four hour period and catering starts from £9.50 per person. We will be pleased to assist with every courtesy when you contact us.



Saturday, 04 August 2018 12:14

Inspirational teachers lead to a life of art

At Grammar School in North London, Diane Hughes had inspirational teachers who were the early influences in her art. Benefiting from these, she started at the Slade straight from school in 1961.

The period after the Second World War saw a monumental change to the admissions process of universities and colleges such as Cambridge, Oxford and The Slade. The demand for higher education was expanding, however there were not enough places. Universities were encouraged to take in students from more diverse backgrounds.

As a child from a working class background Diane believes that this gave her the extraordinary opportunity to progress to The Slade straight after finishing her grammar school education in 1961.

She spent four years at The Slade being tutored by eminent artists such as Andrew Forge, Keith Vaughn and Patrick George. Whilst there Diane undertook painting and sculpture, amongst other things, and she won prizes for both life drawing and sculpture (much to her surprise!).

After leaving art school Diane went on to lecture at both the Lucie Clayton and Dick Sheppard Schools, in London. She has also taught in comprehensive schools in London and Essex. Now retired from teaching Diane spends most of her time on painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Diane describes her exhibition at the Orangery as: “a kind or retrospective. I can see them (the paintings) as a body of work, they might tell me where to go next.

Much of Diane’s work on display at the Orangery started off as sketchbook paintings in front of motive that she was painting. None of the artwork in the show has been drawn from a photograph. Even when using photographs to capture a place Diane explained that she always sketches first, then takes a photograph.

Diane’s paintings are on display at the Orangery from 9th-12th August and 16th-19th August 2018, 2-5pm.

Thursday, 02 August 2018 12:29



Testimonials for The Orangery Essex

Lovely, informative and civilised exhibition. Very well put together. An excellent job.

Testimonials for The Orangery Essex


Janet and Susan Scott Yorkshire

Testimonials for The Orangery Essex

A second visit - wonderful

Testimonials for The Orangery Essex


Pat and John Reynolds, Benfleet, Essex

exhibition wine



Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:11



Testimonials for The Orangery Essex

Thank you for making Ellie's birthday party so enjoyable and stress-free.

Entertaining 35 little people and their parents could have been daunting but with your help it all went very smoothly.

The children, in particular, loved running around in the walled garden.

It was a memorable day and we look forward to coming again!

Testimonials for The Orangery Essex


Ellie's mother

kids cake



Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:21

Concerts, Shows & Exhibitions

a perfect locations for shows & exhibitions

The Orangery offers a flexible & versatile space suitable for a range of different type of events.

It is home of 'Gallery In The Garden', which hosts pop up exhibtions of the work of contemporary British Artists & Craftsmen alongside great iconic Artists.

Additionally, The Orangery hosts talks including the forthcoming 'Fashion Designers & their Gardens'; The Life & Work of Humphry Repton.

Further information about events at The Orangery, please go to our Events Calendar & for further information & images go to the Gallery In The Garden's website.



Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:20

Team Building

Bring your team together in a versatile, elegant environment.

Full day packages available for a range of activities far from the usual distractions.

One of the most important components of a successful team building event is the location. You need to get people out of their usual environment and away from the distractions of everyday activities. Somewhere that provides them a fresh perspective.

As a day-time venue, The Orangery is ideal for such events. The versatile space can be adapted to provide individual team space, both inside or outside on the lawn in the sunshine.

The historic walled garden, with it's manicured lawns is perfect for helping groups of colleagues break the ice and develop closer bonds in relaxed and elegant surroundings.

Spend the whole day and know that everything you needed is provided.

We can provide breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Again, inside or out on the patio and lawns.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:18

Children's Parties

What makes a great party for kids?


We've got that in abundance exclusively for your little one's special day.

The Orangery offers versatile space allowing you to choose different rooms, or zones, for dancing, eating and children's entertainment. The bonus is that the acre-sized, historic walled garden provides a large and safe environment in which kids can run free, make lots of noise, and just have fun.


What can't we cater to? Well, short of a big top, not much.

Entertainers, games, crafts, animals... you name it, we can accommodate. Either supply your own, or talk with us and we'll recommend or help you find whatever you're looking for.


Whether using our in-house catering department or bringing in your favourite caterers, we have everything you need.

We can offer children menus on a per head basis as well as adult drinks and platters.

When it comes to enjoying the birthday feast, inside at tables, or picnic style on the lawns. The choice is yours to make your celebration as individual as you.

With free secure parking for up to 100 cars, we've got everything pretty much covered.

Friday, 29 June 2018 11:30


The perfect menu for your event

We offer a selection of menus for you to choose from:


  • Continental Breakfast or Full English Breakfast.


  • Sandwich Working Lunch
  • Light Working Lunch or
  • Finger Buffet.


  • Coffee Break
  • Homemade Cakes

If you wish to have something specifically, just let us know.

corp food
Friday, 29 June 2018 09:30



Testimonials for The Orangery Essex

Fantastic venue, away from the hum drum of the city and perfect for a company away day to focus on the business strategy.

10/10 on food, drink and services.

Thank you, we'll absolutely be using you again!

Testimonials for The Orangery Essex


Billy Napthine, Managing Director
BrandArt Limited

Corporate event venue, The Orangery Essex



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