OVER the past year many engaged couples across the country have been forced to postpone or even cancel their weddings due to the pandemic.

In what was meant to be the happiest day of their lives, Covid has made wedding planning ten times more stressful - as if it wasn't hard enough already.

But with restrictions set to be lifted on June 21, providing the Government follows the lockdown roadmap, all rules are set to be scrapped.

Not only will this mean that large outdoor events and nightclubs will be able to go ahead, but restrictions on weddings and funerals should be taken away.

With the landmark date not far away, here's a list of ten wedding venues in south Essex that have a 5-star rating on wedding website Hitched.co.uk:

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  • The Roslin Beach Hotel - Thorpe Bay

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

  • Park Inn by Radisson Palace - Southend

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

  • The Rochford Hotel - Rochford

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

  •  The Old House - Rochford

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

  • Muthu Westcliff Hotel - Westcliff

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

  • The Lawn - Rochford
  • Rayleigh Windmill - Rayleigh
  • Apton Hall - Rochford
  • Hutton Hall - Dunton
  • Woodlands Marquee Lakeside - Grays

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