Catering at Magnolia Barn: Why not make your special occasion even more memorable by arranging for one of our highly recommended caterers to cook for your party. Our chefs will be happy to supply you with a choice of dishes created from locally sourced ingredients or will be happy to discuss your own favourite dishes - everything will be of restaurant standard but served in your own Wow House. From pre-dinner drinks canapés to delightful buffets or sit down meals we can supply it all - friendly waiting staff, qualified chefs, and a team that will see the whole event through from laying the table to washing the dishes.
Having a longer stay? .... Then why not enjoy the services of a full time chef who can cater for your every need from breakfast & lunch to afternoon tea & dinner - or why not indulge in a fantastic picnic to bring a touch of luxury to your day out. Whatever your requirements we at the Wow House will do our very best to fulfil you needs.
Beth Chatto Gardens, from an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside, https://www.bethchatto.co.uk/
Gainsborough House, the museum and art gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the English portrait and landscape painter, http://www.gainsborough.org/
Spa Treatments at Magnolia Barn: Why not Pamper yourself with luxurious and relaxing treatments within the comfort of your own WOW House.
We have a fantastic network of professional mobile massage and beauty therapists offering a truly indulgent service with tailor-made treatment packages specific to your group's needs and requirements. Whether you are having a weekend away for a birthday celebration, a special anniversary or a family gathering this is the perfect way to unwind and spoil yourselves.
Treatments available include manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, beauty and holistic with a choice of mini, luxury, specialised and indulgent treatments.
Colchester Zoo, has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe and over 250 rare species. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World, https://www.colchester-zoo.com/
Colchester Leisure World, year-round fun for all the family can be had here. A wide range of sports and leisure activities including indoor swimming pool, https://colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/
East Anglian Railway Museum, just a short drive away in Chappel a varied and interesting programme of events throughout the summer. Some locomotives and rolling stock are fully restored, with two being converted into Thomas and Toby, https://www.earm.co.uk/
Pubs & Restaurants
The Swan, Chappel, just a short drive away, set in a fantastic setting next to a magnificent viaduct. Traditional pub, with restaurant, offering a diverse menu and locally acclaimed pizza oven, Tel: 01787 222353, https://www.swaninn-chappel.com/
The Chequers, Great Tey, a five minute drive to a quintessentially British pub in the heart of the village, Tel: 01206 210814
The Barn Brasserie, a short stroll away from Magnolia Barn offering a fine dining experience with countryside charm, Tel: 01206 212345, http://www.thebarnbrasserie.co.uk/
River Spice, an acclaimed, award winning restaurant with great service and delicious Indian food, well worth the 15 minute drive, Tel: 01787 221728, http://www.riversidespice.co.uk/