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#1

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6HN
Up to 50 guests
WELCOME TO MILSOM WEDDINGS
We have a number of outstanding venues for you to choose from with a variety of formats and configurations. We invite you to book a viewing today and look forward to showing you around.


Our aim is to help you to reduce any hassle and heighten the anticipation, planning the smallest details so you don’t have to worry. Explore our stunning wedding venues in Essex and Suffolk, feast your eyes on our delectable catering menus, and experience the finest accommodation and exceptional service.


Whether you are planning a small wedding reception for your closest friends and family, or something more grand with 300 guests, we’re here to help and would love to hear your wedding day ideas.


• Highest rated hotel in Essex complete with spa, outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court

• Located in the heart of the constable country

• Stunning views across the Dedham Vale

• Licensed for civil ceremonies for small occasions with up to 50 guests

• 12 bedrooms for luxury overnight accommodation

• Great transport links via train and motorway
#2

Le Talbooth

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7, Colchester, Essex
£1750
Up to 180 guests
Set beside the natural beauty of the River Stour lays one of the finest wedding venues in Colchester, Le Talbooth, where you can enjoy your wedding your way.
Providing a magical setting for any wedding, whether dining in the riverside restaurant or dancing in the Marquee on the upper terrace, the setting is picture perfect. Working seamlessly with nearby country house hotel Maison Talbooth that offers 12 luxury bedrooms, pool house and spa, this wedding location is sure to impress.

Le Talbooth caters for every kind of wedding reception, from small and intimate in the Weavers Room to larger parties in the River Room. The Marquee on the upper terrace, with its unrivalled position beside the river Stour offers a flexible space and is perfect for an intimate wedding for 50 as well as a larger party for up to 150 guests.

Established in 1952, this Essex wedding venue is located in the heart of Constable Country and enjoys a stunning natural backdrop to help create memories that will last a lifetime.
#3

Prested Hall

Feering, Colchester Essex, CO5 9EE, Colchester, Essex
£7500
Up to 150 guests
Prested Hall is a charming exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets. Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, Prested is relaxing, stylish and peaceful.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing boutique hotel, a spa day in Essex, or an exclusive wedding venue in Essex, Prested Hall delivers. With stylish interiors, beautiful grounds and friendly accommodating staff, it remains unequalled in north Essex.


In contrast with many other wedding venues, when you hold your wedding at Prested you’ll have exclusive use of the whole manor house. This enables you to really relax and make Prested your own.


Not Just A Hotel

Prested has hosted many weddings, celebrations and special occasions. Our brides regularly refer to us as “just perfect” due to our emphasis on making everyone feel relaxed and looked after. Other than your guests and staff, no one else will have access to Prested on your special day. The 16 beautiful bedrooms and lovely period reception rooms are exclusively yours.


Adjacent to the Hall itself stands the health club & spa. Prested has a large well-equipped health club, a 20 mtr pool and sauna. For those who like to be pampered, there is also an Elemis spa and holistic treatment rooms and a variety of racket sports including real tennis and Padel tennis. All hotel guests are welcome to use the health club facilities, as well as booking treatments in the spa.


Exclusive wedding venue in Essex

Most importantly, at Prested, we’re committed to you having the best day ever. Each and every one of our weddings has a personal wedding manager assigned to look after them. Experienced and professional, they’ll liaise with your suppliers and confirm timings and schedules for the big day.


Consequently, our wedding managers keep everything running smoothly, leaving you to enjoy the day. Certainly nothing is too much trouble for us, we are here to help and keep your stress levels to a minimum. Furthermore, every wedding is of equal importance to us. Whether you are rocking the marquee with 140 guests or enjoying an intimate package with just 34, you’re more than just another booking to us.


Prested is just off Junction 24 of The A12, near Kelvedon and Feering. Within easy reach of the A12 yet a world away from the stresses of life. Come and see for yourself, a warm welcome awaits you at Prested Hall.
#4

The Coach House, Marks Hall Estate

Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1TG, Colchester, Essex
£3350
Up to 250 guests
The Coach House is situated within Marks Hall, a 250 acre arboretum nestled within 2,500 acres of rural estate. An 18th Century Coach House with brick and exposed timber frames was once used to house horse drawn coaches for the Mansion House. With its own private garden, which flowers throughout the summer season, the coach house is filled with charm, ambience and character. The perfect location to hold your wedding.

• The perfect setting for your big day

• The Coach House is full of charm and character and is the perfect space to tailor to your own theme and style

• Available for venue hire only (source your own suppliers) or you can choose from our wedding packages

• The stunning garden is the ideal space for your outdoor ceremony

• The Arboretum is a wonderful setting for photographs

• Easily located from Braintree, Chelmsford and Colchester, just off the A120 at Coggeshall
#5

Braxted Park

Braxted Park Estate Essex, CM8 3EN, Witham, Essex
Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in its own historic and unique parkland setting in the heart of Essex. It has been the family home of the Clark family since it was purchased on behalf of the Plessey Company by Sir Allen Clark in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a 9 hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Braxted Park welcomes your interest. It is not only a beautiful and unusual place. It is also an important feature of the local community and environment and has a vital role to play in terms of local employment as well as heritage conservation. All our businesses contribute to this beautiful estate’s maintenance as one of the jewels in the Essex landscape and we thank you for visiting our website.
#6

Compasses At Pattiswick

Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Essex, CM77 8BG
Up to 150 guests
Aside from weddings and corporate events, The Compasses at Pattiswick provides an ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Our venue is perfect for anniversaries, christenings, birthday parties or simply an excuse to gather your nearest and dearest in beautiful surroundings with attentive service and excellent food.

With so many years of experience in event management, The Compasses team will work with you to put together your perfect party – taking care of all the arrangements for you or working alongside you as we tackle the exciting arrangements together.


From formal seated dinners to buffets, BBQs and hog roasts, our flexible catering team allow us to tailor any event to suit your requirements, leaving you free to relax with your guests and a glass of bubbly!


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Bespoke packages to suit all budgets and requirements

• Exclusive hire available, with grounds to accommodate marquees or teepees

• Tailored menus created using fresh, locally sourced produce

• In house florist and prop hire available

• Countryside setting, located just off the A120 and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport
#7

Forrester Park

Forrester Park Beckingham Road, Great Totham,, CM9 8EA, Maldon, Essex
Forrester Park is available for private daytime and evening celebrations throughout the year and we are open every day from 7.30am for eating, drinking and socialising. We also have beautiful gardens and grounds.

The first floor Forresters Suite accommodates 200 a dance and 120 for a sit-down dinner while the Clubrooms can hold 200 for a dance and 40 for a sit-down dinner. Each has its own bar, dance floor and cloakrooms.The two areas can also be hired together (the ‘whole house’) if you wish to have separate areas for dining and dancing.


The Clubrooms and Willow Room are open every day for lunch and there is no hire charge for group bookings. Our Forresters Suite and Oak Room can be hired for private lunchtime dining for groups of up to 20 (Oak Room) or 120 (Forresters Suite).
#8

Wherstead Park

The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ, Ipswich, Suffolk
Up to 300 guests
We are home to one of Suffolk and East Anglia’s most versatile party venues; our glass-roofed Atrium with a year-round temperate climate, has space for up to 320 for a formal dinner or 500 for an informal affair. Alternatively (or additionally!), our lovingly restored Grade II Listed Georgian Mansion provides a dramatic and sumptuous space for an informal reception up to 150 or a meal for up to 60. Our grounds are perfect for fairs and festivities, too!

We know that a great event demands great food, and our partnership with the fantastic Patricia Sharman and Company means we offer an occasion worth remembering. From school proms to Christmas party nights in Ipswich, Wherstead Park will deliver your event seamlessly and our events professionals will be on hand throughout, meaning you can relax and enjoy yourself.


• Stunning Georgian mansion

• A modern, contemporary Atrium

• Every occasion held here is a completely bespoke event

• Spectacular, beautiful staircase

• Superb food and drinks

• Ideally located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
#9

Woolverstone Hall

Ipswich High School, Main Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ, Ipswich, Suffolk
£3500
Up to 200 guests
Woolverstone Hall is simply a stunning location for your wedding day. The Grade I listed building has a rich and interesting history which, combined with our 84 acres of parkland and beautiful river views offers a unique and beautiful setting for your big day.

Most of our couples choose to have their ceremony in the ornate Leggett Room within Woolverstone Hall, while those looking for a more traditional service opt for our on-site flint church, St Michael’s. Find out more about our ceremony options.


Our Orangery, with incredible natural light via decorative doors out to our beautifully maintained gardens offers the perfect reception space. The Orangery can seat 120 people for the wedding breakfast and additional evening guests. Our licence enables you to party until 1am, considerably later than many similar venues.




With no fixed packages, no fixed menus, no limitations on your choices of photographer, florist, caterer and no minimum number of guests, your wedding day will be every bit as personal and special as you could wish for. That said, we are happy to recommend local trusted suppliers for your big day.


And to really put the icing on the cake (cheesecake or cupcake – the choice is ultimately yours!) when you book Woolverstone Hall you can be assured that the venue is exclusively yours for the day. Ready to find out more? Contact us now for your private tour.




• Exclusive use of the venue

• Beautiful surroundings by the River Orwell

• Grade I listed 18th Century Mansion

• Convenient location close to Ipswich

• Church on site for traditional ceremonies
#10

Hatfield Place

The Street, London Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2ET, Witham, Essex
Hatfield Place is an exquisite Georgian country house set in fifteen acres of undulated rural parkland adjoining the River Ter…. the perfect setting for your wedding celebration and all exclusively yours.

The venue is located half mile from the village of Hatfield Peverel in Essex with excellent transport links to the A12 and M25, making us within easy reach of London, Kent, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.


We offer privacy, exclusivity and of course flexibility whether you decide to have one very special day or a wedding weekend.the choice is yours. Our experienced wedding team and dedicated wedding co-ordinators will be on hand throughout your planning and preparations to ensure the smooth running of your day.
#11

Ipswich & Suffolk Club

Archdeacon House, Northgate St, IP1 3BX, Ipswich, Suffolk
Up to 100 guests
The Ipswich and Suffolk Club is a private members club that offers a varied range of social, sporting and fine dining benefits to its members and is also available for hire to both members and non-members as a fine venue for small to medium-sized meetings, conferences, civil weddings, private parties and functions.

Tucked unobtrusively between Northgate Street, and Tower Street, in the shadow of St Mary Le Tower Church, the club has provided a haven for its members since the 19th Century and The Ipswich & Suffolk Club has long been referred to as one of Suffolk’s best-kept secrets.


Formerly the residence for the Archdeacon of Suffolk, Archdeacon's House was built on the site of the original Archdeacon's Palace and is steeped in history. The building today is mainly 18th/19th Century but does retain some of the 16th/17th Century structure. The 15th Century gatehouse fronting Northgate Street was originally commissioned by William Pykenham in 1471 and is the oldest remaining evidence of the original building. More information on the Pykenham Gatehouse can be found here.


Inside Archdeacon’s House, the club offers a comfortable and elegant venue for its many social activities and its grounds provide a convenient town-centre parking facility exclusively for its members.
#12

The Warren Estate Weddings

The Warren Estate Woodham Walter,, CM9 6RW, Maldon, Essex
Setting the scene for your special day is our spectacular driveway, meandering towards The Rose Barn through ancient parkland. The venue nestles in a gentle and peaceful valley, with first sight for your guests being our manicured lawns and stunning borders with climbing roses. As an outside setting for spring and summer weddings The Warren Estate is unique.

Our highly trained Chefs are passionate about what they do, offering an extensive choice of delicious options for canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food. We aim to exceed your guest’s expectations, with beautiful presentation, generous portions and exquisite flavours.
#13

Boreham House

Main Road, Boreham, Boreham, CM3 3HY, Chelmsford, Essex
£1500 
Boreham House is the most beautiful luxury wedding venue in Essex. With easy access from the A12, at only 45 minutes from London, Boreham House is the perfect venue for every type of event: wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate seminars, product launches, dinner and dance (black tie, fundraising evenings, charity balls), proms, etc. Boreham House is an exclusive use venue ideally suited for banquets and civil weddings.
Boreham House is a truly amazing Grade I listed Mansion with a Stately avenue of trees, between which there is a breathtaking formal lake. Once inside the house you are surrounded by history, a great deal of original features have been retained including the decorative hand crafetd plasterwork on the 24ft high ceilings, original fireplaces and solid oak hand carved panelling.


A truly magical venue like no other, built in the heart of the Essex countryside with fine views of the Vale of Chelmer, it would be exclusively yours for you and your guests on your special day, whatever the occasion..... We have a dedicated team available at any time to answer all your questions and help you throughout the planning of your wedding, dinner and dance, proms or corporate event. We can offer you the peace of mind knowing that special care will be taken to make sure that your day is one to remember.
#14

Channels Estate

Belsteads Farm Ln, Little Waltham, CM3 3PT, Chelmsford, Essex
Up to 130 guests
The beautiful parkland estate located close to the picturesque village of Little Waltham near Chelmsford is the perfect place to eat, drink and celebrate.

With not one, but two distinct locations, Channels on the east and Little Channels on the west of the estate and a team of staff that pride themselves on ensuring guests have a truly magnificent time, Channels is the perfect place for any occasion.


With over 30 years of bespoke wedding venue services, Channels has long been established as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex.
#15

Leez Priory

Hartford End, Great Leighs, CM3 1JP, Chelmsford, Essex
£6000
Up to 250 guests
One of our two Essex wedding venues and three-times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, Leez Priory remains one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with a sweeping driveway, manicured lawns and lakes, Leez Priory offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a very special day.

Ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings, including the stunning historical Tower, which stands adjacent to the Main House, or outside beneath the carriageway for a truly unique setting on warmer days.


Fine dining is guaranteed, with a dedicated team of in-house chefs waiting to create your chosen culinary delights. Dine in the cosy Great Hall with its exposed beams and feature fireplace or, for larger parties, choose the rustic charm of the Coach House.


The newly transformed dance floor offers a more modern and contemporary space for those wishing to dance the night away, with a contrasting traditional bar and lounge area available for those who want to chat and enjoy their surroundings.


Leez Priory also boasts 15 beautiful bedrooms, which are exclusively reserved for you on your wedding night, as well as a hidden cottage within the grounds for the Bride and Bridesmaids to stay in the night before the big day.
#16

Spains Hall Estate

Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4NJ, CM7 4NJ, Braintree, Essex
£1200 
The Estate is the perfect place to enjoy the countryside. Get away from it all in rural North Essex, just a stones throw from Braintree, Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Stansted Airport, the M11, Cambridge and Chelmsford. As a working farming estate we care deeply about our environment, woodlands and the wildlife we provide a home for. Check out our blog for the latest news.

Stay with us in a lovely self-catering holiday cottage or our seculded campsite.

Whilst here why not also spend some time carp fishing, or endulge your passion for photography in one of our dedicated wildlife photography hides? In winter months enjoy the fruits of the forest with our sustainably produced wild venison. If you live near us why not join our farm rides scheme and ride your horse over 12 miles of private off-road tracks.


It's not all about your time off either. Our cottages are available for business accommodation, and as gap accommodation when you need a place to stay between house moves.
#17

Barnston Lodge

Parsonage Lane, Barnston, Gt Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3NZ, Dunmow, Essex
Up to 200 guests
Barnston Lodge, Essex, is the ideal venue for a wonderful marquee wedding reception. With a stunning Georgian mansion in the backdrop and magnificent surrounding grounds, the tranquil venue is a timeless example of rural England – complete with surrounding paddocks, grazing horses and farmland.

As a family home, all guests to Barnston Lodge are made to feel relaxed and welcome from the moment they arrive. When you hold your wedding here, you will have exclusive use of the grounds for the entire day. Yours will be the only wedding taking place on the premise, allowing you and your guests to have a superb, private celebration.


Originally a cart lodge, the ‘Brew House’, complete with a large open fire, offers a ‘quiet room’ for some of your guests to relax in during the evening festivities. In addition, a variety of games can be arranged to take place on the lawn for your younger guests, while you enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Barnston Lodge.


You can place the marquee wherever it suits you, offering you the unique opportunity to pick your own view. Barnston Lodge is a photographer’s dream; the backdrop of the lovely Georgian Mansion, glorious lawns and rose garden provide a delightful setting for your photographs. The lake, a haven for wildlife, is home to ducks and guinea fowl and boasts a charming jetty, ideal for photos. Unique aerial photographs are also available.


We have approved local wine merchants and caterers, but you are more than welcome to plan this yourself. We can also provide some guide prices for your catering on request. We do not insist that you use our own suppliers, and we do not charge corkage. We have even known guests to drive straight from Calais to Barnston with their wine requirements. Your wine can be stored in our cellar until you need it.


For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


• Exclusive use available

• Peaceful and secluded setting

• Access to a private lake and jetty

• Over 100 rooms available locally, from budget motels to Country Hotels

• Conveniently located between Chelmsford and Stansted, within a short distance from A12, M11 and M25
#18

Hylands Estate

London Rd, Writtle, CM2 8WQ, Chelmsford, Essex
Hylands Estate – an award winning, stunning Grade II* listed mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion – is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the traditional, lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the Essex countryside whilst the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties.

With a rich history dating back to 1730, Hylands Estate has built a reputation for impeccable service and for accommodating all types of weddings. Our experienced wedding team is on hand at all times to make your wedding the most special day of your life. For weddings, receptions, civil ceremonies and cultural weddings – Hylands Estate plays the perfect host.


Situated close to the heart of Chelmsford with excellent transport links to London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, and London Stansted Airport, Hylands Estate is a convenient and gorgeous venue for your wedding.
#19

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Drive, Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3EG, Woodbridge, Suffolk
£5000
Up to 200 guests
Woodhall Manor is an exclusive wedding venue in Suffolk with the pleasure of offering a number of different rooms for your wedding day, from the beautiful reception rooms of the Manor House steeped in history, to the Banqueting Suite and Long Bar for your evening reception. With all you need for every aspect of the perfect wedding day, however big or small your guest list is, you can be sure to have the wedding of your dreams at Woodhall Manor.

For luxury weddings in Suffolk with up to 36 guests, you can enjoy an intimate ceremony in the Manor House, with room for the perfect celebration for up to 50 guests in the evening.


Our Banqueting Suite can seat up to 130 guests for the wedding breakfast, once the meal is over all guests are able to move through to our purpose built Long Bar for the evening party. With a stage built in and lighting included, this is the perfect room for up to 200 guests to dance and celebrate the night away before retiring to one of our exquisite Manor luxury bedroom suites.


Choosing your wedding venue in Suffolk is a big decision. It is the framework upon which you build your perfect day, so we understand the importance of making sure that all the elements are in place to create a wonderful, memorable experience for you and your guests.


At Woodhall Manor we don’t just rely on the stunning appearance and charming ambience of our house and gardens to make your wedding special. Our superior event rooms, first-rate accommodation and attentive service all play their part at making your big day truly special, especially with our expert wedding and event managers on hand to help make sure everything goes smoothly.


And if that’s not enough to reassure you, take a look at our testimonials page to discover why we’ve been voted The Wedding Industry Experts’ Most Popular Ceremony Venue.


• Formal wedding breakfasts for 140 guests or buffets for 200

• 14 individually designed en-suite bedrooms

• Four beautiful reception rooms including a private bar

• Evening entertainment in the ‘Long Bar’ with a stage, bar, dance floor and disco lights

• Exclusive, bespoke menu choices
#20

The Lawn

Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL, Rochford, Essex
£3000
Up to 200 guests
As a wedding venue, The Lawn is special. Our wedding parties enjoy exclusive use of the venue from 9.30 in the morning through to midnight, including two spacious rooms in which to change, prepare and then relax after the wedding.

With its magnificent manor house and beautiful grounds combined with the unparalleled (yet not over-bearing) levels of service enjoyed by all our clients and their guests, The Lawn has earned a reputation for excellence that is second to no other wedding venue in Essex.


As a Family run business, we have worked hard and invested heavily in making The Lawn one of the very best wedding venues in Essex. Whether you prefer to have a civil ceremony in the comfortable splendour of the manor house itself, or marry in a church and enjoy your wedding reception and ‘after-party’ at The Lawn, we ensure that you have a wedding day to remember – for all the right reasons!


Your wedding day is special and we appreciate that every wedding is unique. We are not pushy and do not promote nor try to apply wedding packages but rather prefer to tailor the requirements to our clients’ own particular needs – all at a price that virtually everyone finds surprisingly affordable with a clear and stated policy of ‘no hidden extras.’

How to choose Stately Homes in Colchester for your event

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