£2700 - £5600 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
Thank you for taking the time to view our wedding services at Prested Hall. We wish you congratulations on your engagement! Prested Hall is sadly currently closed in line with the Government's guidance for tier 4 areas. We would however love to hear from you and send you some information with regards to our services. We look forward to having the opportunity to show you around Prested Hall and discuss your wedding day with you in person and are happy to announce that we will be able to welcome couples for private pre-booked viewing appointments from Monday 12th April. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Prested Hall is a stylish country house surrounded by 75 acres of superb parkland, with manicured lawns and tranquil waters forming a magical backdrop for wedding photography.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,700
Maximum Price
£5,600
Our venue hire charge includes exclusive use of Prested Hall from 11.30am on your wedding day, until 11am the following morning. Use of our Bridal Suite is also included for the brides preparations and the couples overnight stay. If you are getting married between May and September, the hire charge also includes the use of our stunning new waterside marquee for your wedding breakfast. All couples are allocated their personal wedding co-ordinator who will work alongside you during your planning stages, liaise with your suppliers and be there by your sides on the wedding day itself. The co-ordinator will head up a team of amazing staff on the wedding day, who are there to cater to you and your guests requirements. All furniture, linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware is included.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£47
Maximum Price
£52
Prested has a team of amazing in-house chefs who have been with us for many years and who have created menus offering our couples a larger choice than most of our competitors. From canapes, to barbecue, wedding breakfast to our amazing dessert wall there are options for all! Can't find your favourite dish? Don't worry, we are more than happy to incorporate your ideas and themes into our offerings. We can also adapt all of our dishes to accommodate all allergy and dietary requirements.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
20
Sleeps No. of People
54
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Prested Hall is a stylish country mansion surrounded by 75 acres of superb parkland, with manicured lawns and tranquil waters forming a magical backdrop for wedding photography. A number of stylish reception rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, including their lovely gazebo at the end of a timbered bridge in a romantic outdoor setting. With exclusive use of the entire mansion and grounds for your wedding, and with 14 elegant bedrooms and six apartments for overnight guests, this award-winning luxurious boutique venue in Essex is truly a hidden gem.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Hull
Thank you for viewing our listing. We are delighted that you are considering Prested Hall as the venue for your forthcoming wedding. Prested offers tranquil seclusion at the end of a beautiful tree-lined drive, our exclusive use policy guarantees wedding parties the freedom to enjoy The Hall as if it were their own private house. Please do contact us if you would like to visit and have a look around. It would be our pleasure to make the day of your dreams become a reality.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2002
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(75)
Emma & Neil
Married in October 2020
December 2020
Amazing wedding venue
When we booked Prested for our wedding back in January we had no idea what a rollercoaster the planning process would be. From the very beginning Gemma has been nothing but amazing-from talking us through the different options to being at the end of a phone/last minute meetings to help us out with the changing plans due to the ever changing regulations in place. On the day Gemma was an amazing help and set the ceremony room up in the most beautiful way. She ensured the day run seaminglessly and every little detail made perfect. It may have been a smaller than we had orginally planned wedding but we couldn't have asked for anything more perfect and can't thank Gemma and Prested for this. We can't wait to come back for the bigger celebrations next year xx
Sandra & Leonard
Married in February 2020
December 2020
It was amazing!
We held our wedding here and it was amazing! The staff did everything and more to make our day hassle free ; the food was wonderful and the venue itself is full of charm and atmosphere! Breakfast for us and our guests the next morning was tasty and plentiful! We cannot praise and thank the staff enough!
Sophie & Connor
Wedding: February 2020
December 2020
I couldn’t have asked for more!
Thank you so much for everything you did! It wouldn’t have been the same experience without you, you truly did go way above and beyond for us and it did not go unnoticed! Thank you to you, Claire and all of the incredible team for all that you done, we’ve heard nothing but positive comments about everything and I couldn’t have asked for more! It was a pleasure meeting you and hopefully we’ll make it back for a spa break or night away :)
Collette & Mark
Married in January 2020
December 2020
Exceeded all of our expectations
“Well what can I say, Prested Hall is an absolutely stunning venue. We had our vow renewal here and couldn't fault anything at all. Gemma Jouques our wedding planner was absolutely amazing! Utterly professional in every way with a wealth of experience in this industry. For us Gemma really did pull every small detail together effortlessly. Prested 6Hall itself is amazing with lovely surroundings and such a homely environment. The staff are very professional and friendly and nothing was ever a problem. The whole experience from first viewing of Prested through to the Wedding breakfast and day after was outstanding, in particular the wedding breakfast was excellent, the food was way above average that you would have expected from the quality, quantity and the attention to detail. The rooms are decorated tastefully and the peacefulness was a treat. I cannot recommend Prested Hall enough, they well and truly exceeded all of our expectations. Once again thank you Prested Hall for a lovely 2 days.”
Anna & Michael
Married in December 2019
December 2020
It was such a lovely day
Thank you again for making our day so special last Sunday - it went so smoothly and was such a lovely day, everyone has commented on how lovely Prested is and we were all very impressed with the food (including breakfast!), decor and service.
Sam & Kevin
Married in December 2019
December 2020
The venue is a complete delight
My wife and I married at Prested Hall on the 20th December 2019. The weather on the day was appalling but arriving at the venue turned the day into a day to remember. We were looked after from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We were in the very capable hands of Rachel Hull and Kathryn who were both a complete delight. From the moment we booked the venue for our wedding we were kept informed at every step. And Rachel and Kathryn kept the arrangements completely stress free for us allowing us to enjoy our day. The venue is a complete delight and all of our guests were so complimentary of it and the food at the wedding breakfast was plentiful and exceptionally well prepared and presented. Waiting staff were amazing. Rooms were again clean and comfortable. The bridal suite fantastic with a massive bath. In short the venue is exceptional and can only receive the highest of recommendation. Our thanks to Rachel and Kathryn and all the staff at Prested Hall.

Autumn Wedding Fair

17th October 2020
Come and view our stunning new marquee and refurbished Orangery, meet our fab suppliers and discuss your dream wedding day! Booking essential.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Feering Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Kelvedon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 - Junction 23 (south) Junction 24 (north)

Nearest Train Station

Kelvedon Train Station (50 mins from London Liverpool St)

Nearest Airport

London Stansted

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Industry Awards (1)

Boutique Venue of The Year (2012 Essex Wedding Awards)
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We have so many beautiful weddings that it's difficult to choose just one. Each has their own wonderful theme with so much attention to detail, but some recent weddings that stand out are a 60's themed wedding where the bride was escorted down the drive by 50 vintage scooters, an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding and one couple hired a hot air balloon in which they got some amazing pictures!

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

Choose a venue like Prested, where you will be allocated your own personal wedding co-ordinator. Build a relationship with them and it will be worth its weight in gold. Our wedding planners will take care of every last little detail, including contacting your suppliers, ensuring times are confirmed etc.

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

At a wedding recently we had place cards to put out on the table plan, but each person had been allocated a special animal place card holder. It was a lovely detail and each guest got to keep their particular animal to take home as a memento of the wedding

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming, personal, welcoming, warm, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Somewhere either overlooking our grounds or next to the 15th century moat. There are so many great photo opportunities for photographers around the 75 acres of grounds here at Prested.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, we've had many celebrities here at Prested, but we are too discrete to mention them by name

What’s your favourite canapé?

Prested handmade beef sliders with mature cheddar

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

a lovely warm bacon roll with lashings of brown sauce, or a devilish cheeseboard platter

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 15th Century moat, and the pretty wooden gazebo next to it, fully licensed for outdoor ceremonies.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff - nothing is ever too much trouble and all our staff have the same kind-hearted nature. We're human beings - we're often in tears at the weddings ourselves - and nothing matters more to us than our guests happiness, just take a look at our Tripadvisor reviews