Leez Priory Wedding Venue

£250 - £6,750 for Venue Hire
Up to 110
25 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Leez Priory, a magnificent Tudor mansion, is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty six years of experience in providing perfect weddings.
Leez Priory Wedding Venue Pricing & Costs

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Included in your Venue Hire • Full exclusive use of your very own Country House Estate from midday to midnight • Personal chair covering service with your choice of sash colour or Chiavari chairs for your ceremony and wedding breakfast • Carefully selected house floral decorations throughout the venue • Fully stocked bar facilities • Staffing throughout the day & evening to ensure your guests have everything they may require throughout your stay • All non-consumables including furnishings, linen & decorations • Your own dedicated Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan and oversee your special day and incorporating Master of Ceremony duties • Leez Priory DJ and disco playing until midnight. Personal music choices available to ensure your guests dance the night away!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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INCLUDED IN YOUR CATERING Price per Head: • A choice of cocktails and classic welcome drinks • Delicious canapes to accompany your welcome drinks • Delectable three course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee and handmade petit fours • Leez Priory house wine to accompany your meal (half a bottle per person) • Exquisite sparkling wine for the speeches (glass per person) • Late evening buffet served during your evening reception • Full bar facilities including staff
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Wine allowance per guest
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
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Leez Priory Wedding Venue Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Leez Priory Wedding Venue Full Description
Three times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, Leez Priory’s magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty six years of experience in providing perfect weddings. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is an exclusive use wedding venue for your perfect day. Leez Priory also boasts 25 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. Civil ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings including the stunning Great Tower which stands adjacent to the main house and outside beneath the carriageway for a truly unique setting.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kristy
Congratulations on your engagement! I very much look forward to showing you the beautiful Leez Priory!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Donatella & Lamar
Happy couple married in January
January 2024
The most stunning wedding venue
My husband and I got married at Leez Priory in the beginning of Jan and wow what a beautiful day it was. We found the venue very last minute and had just over four months to get everything sorted. There’s no way this would have been possible without our lovely wedding coordinator Lucy Hoskin who went above and beyond. Lucy was phenomenal, even when we were running behind schedule she kept calm and ensured I didn’t get stressed. The whole staff at Leez were absolutely lovely, professional and so so attentive. They also helped to warm up milk for my guests who attended with their babies which was so considerate. The food was out of this world and so yummy. My guests traveled from near and far and they all couldn’t stop complimenting the beauty of the venue and how smoothly everything went. They were so impressed with everything. Leez Priory has so much to offer, stunning picture locations, multiple venues within the grounds to have your ceremony, canapés, wedding breakfast, first dance and not to mention their hidden dance floor! Their accommodation on site is so convenient and the rooms are cosy, clean and modern. We couldn’t have asked for a better day, thanks so much to Lucy, all the staff, chefs and DJ at Leez Priory for giving us the wedding of our dreams and memories to cherish forever. We can’t thank you enough!
Response from the venue
Thank you so much Donatella & Lamar for your kind message that will be shared with Lucy and the team here at Leez Priory. Many congratulations from us all and we hope to see you again soon!
Venue responded
Wedding: August
August 2022
Not suitable if you have guests with disabilities
This venue is advertised as having ramps to facilitate access to all ground floor rooms of the main house. This is not correct and the venue is not wheelchair accessible at all. Inadequate steep homemade ramps made of thin board were placed by outdoor steps which were unsafe and unstable. Every doorway to enter the property has a step to get over with no ramp. The car park and pathways are all deeply gravelled which is very hard to navigate or move in a wheelchair. Also the disabled toilet is not accessible (due to having to get over a step to get in the building) and minimal handrails, although they say on the website the facilities are for guests with mobility issues rather than wheelchair users. The venue told my brother-in-law (and now sister-in-law) that the venue was wheelchair accessible, however when we arrived it soon became clear that it wasn’t. I ended up sat in the car for the ceremony before having to drive home with my husband (the grooms brother) as I had no way to access any of the venue or the toilets. We’re not in any of the wedding photos etc as I couldn’t access it. Totally disability discrimination and so much the venue could have done, without major building work, using proper portable ramps, to allow a wheelchair user access.
Response from the venue
Hi Sara, I know you have been in ongoing correspondence with the venue but we wanted to provide an update as to the investment we have made to improve the accessibility of our venue. We have now upgraded all of the ramps with professional-grade replacements that are suitable for powered wheel chairs. We have also purchased matting to facilitate access to areas that are graveled. Finally, we have reviewed our client-facing communications regarding accessibility-related restrictions.
Venue responded
Wedding: July
May 2022
Absolutely amazing!
We got married here yesterday and it was absolutely amazing!! The staff are so attentive, the venue is beautiful and we had such an amazing day! Highly recommend this venue!
Karen & Matt
Wedding: March
May 2022
Memory we will have for ever
Good afternoon Leez priory team, I would like to start by saying how impressed we were with Sunita she was completely flawless and nothing was to much to ask for. Everything that we asked for was done and perfect. I know that it’s not just one person there is a team of people that make it work as well as it did so I would love it if you could pass on my personal thanks to each and everyone of the team from the groundsman how made the venue so lovely and clean to the cleaners that made the rooms appear brand new and clean.. to the Bar girls and boys to the chef and their team of people that made the most perfect food that I have ever tasted ( not one person said anything bad about the food) one person controlled this along side our nerves though and that was Sunita guiding the whole thing throughout this lady is a very valuable member of your team  and is very dedicated to what she does and she executes it so well. So to you Sunita I really do hope you know just how perfect you made our day the venue the way you sorted out everything even when Karen locked herself out of the fisherman’s cottage, you are a complete star and I am so so glad that you wanted to work with us to make our day as special as possible. To the management team of Leez priory I really do hope you recognise the value and skills that Sunita has, the lady is fantastic at her job and is a real asset to you. As you can tell by this message we were 100% impressed by the whole day you made it so magical and a memory we will have for ever Many thanks - Matt and Karen Charles
Catherine & Akshay
Wedding: March
May 2022
Hi Sunita & the Leez Priory Team! Thank you so much for the perfect wedding on Saturday - we had the best time! Best wishes Catherine & Akshay
Hi Sunita & the Leez Priory Team! Thank you so much for the perfect wedding on Saturday - we had the best time! Best wishes Catherine & Akshay
Leez Priory Wedding Venue Location & Contact Details


Hartford End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1JP, England

Travel Notes

Only 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London.

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Leez Priory Wedding Venue Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Shortlisted - Best Wedding Venue - UK Wedding Awards 2017
Highly Commended - Best Countryside Wedding Venue - British Wedding Awards 2019
Winner - Best Wedding Venue - Wedding Ideas Awards 2014, 2013 & 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Leez Priory Wedding Venue?

It would be impossible to single out one wedding! We work incredibly hard to ensure that every couple feels like the first couple to be wed at the Priory and that it is special and personal to them so they are all different in their own way!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Get your venue and your date booked first. So many other details will naturally fall into place once this is decided that it will make it a lot easier to make decisions.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Our couples receive exclusive use of the entire house and it is always lovely when they really take over and make it their home for the day. Family photos on the window sills and mantle piece and guests wandering and relaxing at their leisure throughout the day.

Describe Leez Priory Wedding Venue in 5 adjectives

Breath taking, Rural, Exclusive, Comfortable, Magical

Where’s the best photo spot at Leez Priory Wedding Venue?

The Tower is such a photographers favourite! Adjacent to the main house and the inner courtyard, you can capture stunning photos dawn, day, dusk and night!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Leez Priory Wedding Venue?

Many a time but sadly we have to keep the who and the when to ourselves!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our office team debate this regularly but as I'm the one on the keyboard it has to be..... chocolate dipped strawberries dressed like mini Brides and Grooms!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon baps without a doubt.

What is Leez Priory Wedding Venue most unique feature?

Probably the fact that we allow our couples to actually use the house all day and overnight. We don't actually permit a marquee so couples and their guests can enjoy their very own Tudor manor house for a day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are all about the weddings. We haven't deviated into events or conferences, for 26 years we have 100% focused on making ourselves the wedding experts.