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#1

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, Colchester, Essex
£2000
Up to 150 guests
Weddings at Wivenhoe House are everything you’d expect of a glorious occasion in a splendid country house hotel, which makes it the perfect wedding venue in Essex for the most beautiful day of your life.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, it is endlessly grand. The staircase sweeps; the rooms are elegant; the lawn is sunken, the Essex parkland is splendid. It’s an effortlessly beautiful wedding venue that’ll make for some memorable photographs.


But this is tradition with a twist. The ancient fuses with the modern, in the new garden wing that sits alongside the meticulously renovated historic house. Wivenhoe House hotel marries the talents of seasoned professionals with aspiring managers; they’ll lavish the utmost care and attention on every aspect of your wedding day.


So that your wedding is absolutely perfect, you can be sure that our dedicated wedding team will take care of every detail to exceed your expectations. We only hold one wedding a day, promising you the undivided attention of our professional dedicated wedding team. In this most historic of settings in Essex, this is your chance to write the next chapter in the history of this unique and magnificent country house wedding venue.


• Romantic Country House Hotel

• Traditional 18th-cenutry house

• Historic function rooms, ideal for romantic ceremonies

• Choice of luxurious suites for the perfect Honeymoon Suite!

• Wide variety of delicious menus created by our in-house Master Chef

• Picture-perfect locations throughout
#2

Rivenhall Hotel

Rivenhall Hotel, Rivenhall End, ,, CM8 3HB, Witham, Essex
The Rivenhall Hotel offers an impressive yet affordable venue and a level of service that will guarantee the smooth running of your special day, making it a most memorable occasion. With various rooms ranging from traditional oak beamed splendour to our light and modern event suite, we can accommodate all tastes and requirements. For couples wishing to reside at the hotel on their wedding night, why not chose to stay in our Bridal Suite (subject to availability).

Our beautiful Hosta Suite is a perfect choices for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies up to 80 guests. The Hosta Suite can also accommodate 40 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast and up to 60 standing for an evening buffet reception. It is conveniently located within the main hotel next to our stunning bar.


Alternatively our exclusive Lobelia Suite can accommodate up to 150 guests for larger ceremonies. It is situated in a large and beautiful building separate to the main hotel and has its own private bar. It can cater for 120 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast and up to 150 standing for an evening buffet reception.
#3

The Kingscliff Hotel

55 Kings Parade, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 5JB, Clacton On Sea, Essex
Up to 150 guests
Whether you envisage a simple civil ceremony or an altogether more lavish affair, our team advises on every detail to ensure arrangements run smoothly. From dressing the room to signing the register, you couldn’t be in better hands.

Give your guests a culinary experience to remember. Whether it’s a lavish silver service dinner or a less formal affair, our seasoned chefs like nothing better than crafting a menu with a difference – creating something unique to you.


The bedazzling, ultra- luxurious Bridal Suite of Kingscliff Hotel is offered complimentary for the bride and the groom to relax and refresh at the end of the ceremony. The guests at the wedding can avail rooms at a specially discounted price starting at £65.
#4

Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel

Belstead Rd, IP2 9HB, Ipswich, Suffolk
Featuring a leisure club and indoor swimming pool, this hotel is 6 minutes’ drive from the A14 in suburban Ipswich. The Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel is built around a 16th Century hunting lodge, with extensive lawned gardens and its own restaurant and bar.

Each bedroom at the Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel comes traditionally decorated with an en-suite bathroom. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and a trouser press.


The hotel offers spa and beauty treatments in the leisure club, which must be booked prior to arrival. There is a large indoor pool, sauna, steam room and solarium, as well as a fully equipped gym.


A full English breakfast is on available each morning, with alternative options of porridge, yoghurts, fruits and pastries. The hotel restaurant serves a fixed price 2 or 3 course menu or an a la carte menu, influenced by British and Continental cuisine.


The centre of Ipswich is only 2 miles away, with shops, bars, and direct train links to London. Guests are within a 30-minute drive of many of rural Suffolk’s prettiest villages.
#5

The Black Lion Hotel

The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DN, Sudbury, Suffolk
Welcome to The Black Lion, part of the Chestnut Group.

After three months of renovation, we are delighted to finally open our doors and show you the revitalised Black Lion.


The Black Lion is a place to eat, drink, sleep and relax. It features roaring log fires in the bar, the 40 cover restaurant and the warm and cosy drawing room. The new conservatory is the perfect space for private dinner parties, business meetings or cocktail parties - it leads onto the large terrace perfect for al fresco dining. The 10 bedrooms include a luxury suite and family room.


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#6

Brook Hotel Felixstowe

Orwell Rd, IP11 7PF, Felixstowe, Suffolk
Up to 150 guests
BEST WESTERN Brook Hotel is a privately owned three star hotel with a fantastic reputation for offering great service, quality food in both the Bar and the Restaurant.

The hotel has 24 spacious, en-suite bedrooms all individually decorated offering a range to suit all tastes. Each room has free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer.


The Restaurant offers the finest, locally sourced produce where possible with a Carvery available for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday and our Bar Menu is available 7 days a week.


Free parking is available outside the hotel with limited spaces on the forecourt and lots of street parking around the hotel.


We are proud to be part of the Best Western Family as this allows us to continue to be a great independent hotel with our personal style and charm and you, as our guests, have the reassurance of quality and high standards that a Best Western Hotel offers.


If you are visiting Felixstowe for a weekend break or for business at the Port we have the perfect package for you.


Perhaps you are just visiting for the day and you are looking for somewhere to have a cocktail or afternoon tea… whatever the reason for your visit, the BEST WESTERN Brook Hotel is the perfect pit stop.
#7

Seckford Hall Hotel

Great Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6NU, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Up to 150 guests
Experience a magnificent Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens, Seckford Hall is the perfect venue for your dream wedding in Suffolk. Let our dedicated team organise your big day and make it truly magical.

Set in 34 acres of stunning grounds on the outskirts of Woodbridge in Suffolk, the hotel boasts 32 rooms for overnight guests, the Great Hall, the 1530 restaurant and a number of beautiful reception rooms. The Courtyard garden is a splendid environment for you and your guests to relax and enjoy your special day in style.


Our newly refurbished Great Hall is the perfect setting for the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. With its dedicated terrace overlooking the lake and gardens, this private suite provides an idyllic back drop for your special day, be it a sunny summer afternoon or snowy winter scene.


The Great Hall epitomises all that Seckford Hall is. It has authentic character with modern touches and a stylish and elegant décor to give that classic touch to your wedding day.


As well as exclusive outdoor space, The Great Hall also has its own bar amenities, private toilets and a cloakroom. With a sliding partition and elegant curtains, it is very versatile and can be fine-tuned to suit your individual requirements and desired layout.


• Gorgeous country manor house worthy of any period drama!

• Get married at the venue

• Capacity for 120 seated guests

• Exclusive use

• Overnight accommodation

• Onsite catering facilities
#8

Ponlands Park

West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8HRWest Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, , Essex, CM2 8HR, Chelmsford, Essex
Pontlands Park is a family run hotel providing a unique combination of homely comfort and exceptional service.
Built in 1879 Pontlands Park features Victorian period architecture perfectly balanced with luxurious and contemporary design.

“This hotel really surprised me – it really exceeded my expectations. I stayed in one of their Four Poster rooms (room 50) and it’s exquisite. It’s one of the best equipped rooms I’ve stayed in.”


Over the years the house has been sympathetically extended and today has 35 bedrooms, comprehensive conference facilities and is a perfect venue for weddings and parties, whatever the occasion.


The Restaurant and Lounge have a comfortable and friendly atmosphere which makes it a perfect place for a get-together for coffee or drinks, to enjoy a light lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and the free WI-FI and parking makes it ideal for meeting up with colleagues. ‘The Menu’ offers a wide choice of freshly prepared dishes using local and seasonal ingredients and we welcome non-residents, although booking is advisable for afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.


Hotel guests can also enjoy the facilities at our neighbouring leisure centre Reflections with its indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and café. Also onsite we have an independently owned and run beauty room called Acacia, who offer a number of treatments to help you to relax and unwind.


Set in the Essex countryside to the east of Chelmsford, Pontlands Park is conveniently located and only 15 minutes drive from the M25 and 30 minutes from Stansted or Southend Airport.Pontlands Park is a family run hotel providing a unique combination of homely comfort and exceptional service.

Built in 1879 Pontlands Park features Victorian period architecture perfectly balanced with luxurious and contemporary design.

“This hotel really surprised me – it really exceeded my expectations. I stayed in one of their Four Poster rooms (room 50) and it’s exquisite. It’s one of the best equipped rooms I’ve stayed in.”


Over the years the house has been sympathetically extended and today has 35 bedrooms, comprehensive conference facilities and is a perfect venue for weddings and parties, whatever the occasion.


The Restaurant and Lounge have a comfortable and friendly atmosphere which makes it a perfect place for a get-together for coffee or drinks, to enjoy a light lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and the free WI-FI and parking makes it ideal for meeting up with colleagues. ‘The Menu’ offers a wide choice of freshly prepared dishes using local and seasonal ingredients and we welcome non-residents, although booking is advisable for afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.


Hotel guests can also enjoy the facilities at our neighbouring leisure centre Reflections with its indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and café. Also onsite we have an independently owned and run beauty room called Acacia, who offer a number of treatments to help you to relax and unwind.


Set in the Essex countryside to the east of Chelmsford, Pontlands Park is conveniently located and only 15 minutes drive from the M25 and 30 minutes from Stansted or Southend Airport.
#9

Pontlands Park Hotel

W Hanningfield Rd, Great Baddow, Cheimsford, CM2 8HR, Chelmsford, Essex
Up to 200 guests
Pontlands Park is a family run hotel providing a unique combination of homely comfort and exceptional service.
Built in 1879 Pontlands Park features Victorian period architecture perfectly balanced with luxurious and contemporary design.


Over the years the house has been sympathetically extended and today has 35 bedrooms, comprehensive conference facilities and is a perfect venue for weddings and parties, whatever the occasion.


The Restaurant and Lounge have a comfortable and friendly atmosphere and are the perfect place for a get together for coffee or drinks, to enjoy a light lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and the free wifi and parking makes it ideal for meeting up with colleagues. The Menu offers a wide choice of freshly prepared dishes using local and seasonal ingredients, we welcome non residents although booking is advisable for Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Dinner.


Hotel guests can also enjoy the facilities at our neighbouring leisure centre with its indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and café.


Set in the Essex countryside to the east of Chelmsford, Pontlands Park is conveniently located and only 15 minutes drive from the M25 and 30 minutes from Stansted or Southend Airport.


Chelmsford train station is close by and is only 35 minutes from London Liverpool Street.
#10

Sturmer Hall

Church Walk, Sturmer, CB9 7XD, Haverhill, Suffolk
£4000 
From beautiful catering to creative ideas, from lavish sets to original entertainment, we will make sure your party will be bespoke and truly memorable.

Always original and never, ever boring our Exclusive Parties are everything you ever dreamt and more than you ever expected. Our unique private location and our heady mix of style and imagination ensures we have exactly what it takes to deliver the most exciting and exclusive private parties imaginable.


From highly impressive Valet Parking to Live Bands to Inspirational Cabaret Acts Sturmer Hall Management have exactly what it takes to create an event like no other, totally unique and absolutely exclusive to you and your guest list.
#11

Skylark Hotel

Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UN, Southend On Sea, Kent
Up to 75 guests
Skylark Hotel has been refurbished recently to a very high standard and specification.

It has 75 guest rooms and suites and caters for the needs and tastes of different groups or people.


The Hotel complex occupies an area of approximately seven acres and is located

in the heart of South East Essex business community adjacent to London Southend airport.



The hotel offers spacious meetings and conference facilities all on one floor. It also has free extensive car parking facilities.


This is an ideal venue for business travellers, people attending meetings, seminars, conferences or weddings. Very close to Southend on Sea seaside resort which is very popular for holidaymakers.
#12

Ivy Hill Hotel

Writtle Rd, Margaretting,, CM4 0EH, Ingatestone, Essex
Whether you are searching for the idyllic backdrop to your heavenly wedding, a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, a midweek night out with friends or a flexible venue for your corporate event, you are in the right place.

At Ivy Hill Hotel, you will find everything you are looking for, no matter the occasion, all within five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and inside the lovingly converted Victorian country house.


Along with 31 bedrooms providing a luxurious home from home, Ivy Hill Hotel also boasts a Lounge and Bar, plus Bartellas, an independently operated restaurant connected to the hotel which is also popular with non-residents.


Pop in for a coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea with friends or simply relax in our welcoming lounge.


While the venue may date back to 1891 and our traditional family values may lay at our core, we are in touch with the latest trends and can bring your most unique and stylish event to reality.


Indeed, we can literally move walls to ensure our rooms suit you, with the Margaretting Suite, Ingatestone Room and Ivy Suite all able to be connected or separated depending on guest numbers and event requirements.


Not only are we completely flexible to your needs, but Ivy Hill Hotel is ideally located just off of the A12 in Margaretting, between Chelmsford and Brentwood, with easy access to the M25 and Stansted Airport.


If you are visiting us via train, the nearest train stations are Ingatestone, Shenfield and Chelmsford.
#13

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa Stock Road,, CM4 9BE, Stock, Essex
Escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a visit to Greenwoods Hotel & Spa. Set in beautiful English countryside, the hotel is a Grade II Listed 17th Century manor house which has been lovingly restored and developed to provide the perfect venue for any occasion. Dine in exquisite surroundings in our AA rosette awarded restaurant, pamper yourself at the spa or simply put your feet up and enjoy a well deserved rest.
#14

The Grange Country House Hotel

Barton Rd, Thurston, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP31 3PQ, Thurston, Suffolk
£3000 
Located just three miles out of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is The Grange Country House Hotel. The Restaurant and Spa charms from the moment you set eyes on it. The rustic, homely appearance of the building set amongst its own secluded garden area of open countryside provides a warm welcome. Perhaps set foot into the Lounge Bar, which opens onto the terrace and Garden, and sample a selection of fine beers whilst chefs prepare food from the freshest ingredients for the Restaurants. A choice of A la carte dining, fine British cuisine and an extensive wine list are offered, as well as grand, traditional roast lunches on Sundays.

Experience the perfect sanctuary at the Pure Harmony Clinic. Unwind from the daily stresses and strains you put your body through. Escape to the Pure Harmony Clinic to momentarily forget, recharge and re-focus. With a range of therapeutic, holistic and beauty treatments, there is something for everyone.The Grange Country House Hotel in Thurston, Suffolk, welcomes you to their 18 en-suite bedroomed Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Conference and Function facilities, surrounded by 2 acres of countryside. Escape to The Grange Hotel, Bury St Edmunds best kept ‘secret’.
#15

Ufford Park Woodbrige

Yarmouth Rd, Melton,, IP12 1QW, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Set in 120 acres of stunning historic parkland and surrounded by beautifully peaceful countryside, Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa is one of Suffolk’s best kept secrets. Located just ten miles from Ipswich in Suffolk with easy access from the A12, Ufford Park is the perfect location for a family, romantic, golf,
spa or business break or event.


The hotel boasts elegant and modern accommodation, an award-winning golf course, Suffolk’s only two-tiered driving range, a Thermal Suite day spa, indoor pool and well-equipped gym, bar and restaurant, as well as function suites and wedding rooms for hire. All facilities are also open to non-members and non-residents, making it an ideal setting for a spot of lunch with family, a coffee and catch up with friends or a visit to our two mile trim trail with your dog - who is also welcome to stay at the hotel! There really is something for everyone at Ufford Park.


All visitors are offered free parking and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, and we also have two charging stations for drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles.
#16

Ufford Park Woodbridge

Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Up to 200 guests
Ufford Park Woodbridge - a beautiful wedding venue in Suffolk

If you are looking for a wedding venue in East Anglia, look no further than Ufford Park Woodbridge. It’s historic, 120-acre parkland setting offers endless beautiful, natural photo opportunities, elegant reception rooms and dedicated, friendly staff; Ufford Park Woodbridge has everything to make your wedding day dreams come true.


And don't just restrict yourselves to a Saturday wedding. We would be very pleased to offer all the facilities to make this a complete wedding venue in Suffolk, especially for you, any day of the week!


Everything under one roof


Discerning couples who choose Ufford Park Woodbridge love the fact everything is under one roof. We hold a full civil ceremony wedding licence so we can provide everything from the actual ceremony right the way through your entire day making us one of the premier wedding reception venues in Suffolk.


You will discover:


- A choice of beautifully decorated, air-conditioned reception rooms for intimate gatherings or large parties. (Our largest room seats up to 175 wedding-breakfast guests).


- Friendly, experienced staff dedicated to the success of your big day - who help to guarantee that you stay relaxed throughout the entire proceedings, including the all-important menu-planning and booking-procedure stages.


- Expert hair stylist and beauty therapist.


- High-standard hotel accommodation for wedding guests, pre-wedding hen parties and stag weekends, with full use of our excellent golf, spa and health club facilities for those that would also like to take a little time to enjoy themselves and unwind.


• Set in 120 acres of picturesque Suffolk parkland

• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

• Beautifully appointed 90-bedroom hotel - perfect for wedding guests travelling from afar

• Wedding Breakfasts from only £39.50 per person

• Close to Woodbridge and Ipswich, travel for your guests is straightforward

• Same-sex marriages welcome - Brochure available on request
#17

Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel

Great Hallingbury, CM22 7TJ, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Close to Stansted Airport, Great Hallingbury is a traditional tudor style Manor with a contemporary interior. Set in the beautiful countryside location of Essex and Hertfordshire borders, our hotel is ideally placed just minutes from Stansted airport and a short drive from Bishop’s Stortford.

Remember when flying from Stansted Airport – Great Hallingbury Manor is the perfect place to stay, and we offer a Park and Fly package for you and your family to start your trip on a high! In August 2017, Great Hallingbury Manor and its Stable block were awarded 4 stars by the AA. (Great Hallingbury House is currently awaiting a review by the AA). We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable and memorable stay at one of the finest hotels in Bishop’s Stortford.
#18

Down Hall Hotel

Down Hall, CM22 7AS, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Down Hall Hotel & Spa has fourteen private dining & meeting spaces in total, ranging from intimate boardroom to larger function space for up to 200 guests.

Each of the four private rooms within the Mansion House offer guests high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Feel at home with modern audio visual equipment, comfortable seating, executive boardroom options and original characteristics such as open fireplaces and decorative Edwardian style doorways.


In addition, a further 10 private rooms sit within the West Wing, including the Bridgeman/Selwin Suite, a ballroom that can cater for 180 in a banqueting setup or 200 people theatre style. The Oxford Belcamp and Copley Beners rooms can cater for 60 banqueting and are decorated in a traditional style.


The kitchen team at Down Hall provide a signature buffet for day delegates and a variety of party menus to suit your occasion. As an independent hotel, the team are free from restriction and can adapt your menu to suit the event, whether that be a birthday party, Christening or wedding anniversary.


Down Hall boasts a further 110 acres of grounds whereby a whole host of activities are available including laser clays, Segway challenges, 4x4 driving experiences, archery and a whole host more. Down Hall has one of the most favourable and adaptable outdoor spaces in the UK.


Down Hall is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, the hotel is just 9 miles from Stansted Airport, 40 minutes from central London by train and is in close proximity to both the M11 and M25.
#19

Little Hallingbury Mill

Little Hallingbury Mill Old Mill Lane Gaston Green, CM22 7QS, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Welcome to Little Hallingbury Mill Hotel and WildHart Restaurant situated on the Essex/Hertfordshire border close to Stansted Airport, Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth. We are a small, independent family run hotel who take great pride in delivering friendly service, food and hospitality from the heart. Set alongside a pretty tributary of the River Stort, Little Hallingbury Mill is a grade II historic listed water mill providing a home to a hotel, restaurant and venue for intimate small weddings, events and special occasions.
#20

Crown & Castle Hotel

The Crown and Castle Market Hill Orford Suffolk, IP12 2LJ, Woodbridge, Suffolk
The Crown and Castle is a highly rated restaurant with 21 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. In 2018 we won The Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice for Restaurant with Rooms and the year before Sawday’s gave us its award for Fabulous Food. We are situated within a stone’s throw of the C12th castle in the heart of the beautiful and tranquil village of Orford. The marvellous Orford Ness is just across the river Ore. Aldeburgh is just a few miles to the north and it is only a 15-minute drive to Snape Maltings, home of Aldeburgh Music.

The Crown and Castle is open for accommodation, lunch and dinner all year round. We are dog-friendly (in five dedicated Garden rooms) and welcome children over 8 years to stay, or at any age for lunch.

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