£2700 - £5850 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Under New Management - Prested Hall is beautiful house, in a gorgeous countryside setting, exclusively yours on your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,700
Maximum Price
£5,850
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. From our beautiful reception rooms to the stunning outdoor wooden gazebo, manicured lawns and tranquil waters, our Award Winning venue really is the perfect backdrop for your special day. 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.
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
£5
Maximum Price
£56
Prested has a team of amazing in-house chefs who have been with us for many years. Our menus give our couples a larger choice than most of our competitors, from canapes, barbecues, hog roasts, dessert walls to our three-course wedding breakfast, there really 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.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply
Corkage charge applicable
Wine allowance per guest

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,000
Maximum Price
£9,300
Number of Guests Included
60
Inclusive of 60 guests, why not take the stress of wedding planning away with our carefully curated wedding packages for remaining 2023 dates. Twilight wedding celebrations from £4,000 including exclusive hire from 5pm, a post ceremony drink and finger buffet. Traditional wedding package from £7,650 including exclusive hire, three-course meal, drinks package and evening buffet. Accommodation for the happy couple is included in all packages. 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.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
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

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Prested Hall is a beautiful house, hidden away at the end of a tree-lined drive and nestled within the picturesque Essex countryside. We offer our couples exclusivity for their wedding, so Prested is yours and yours alone on your big day. The Hall has hosted thousands of magical celebrations over the past 20 years, all as unique as the couples themselves. Prested offers versatility in all things and is perfectly suited to those who prefer intimate or larger, day and evening celebrations alike. We have four very different spaces which are licensed for civil ceremonies including our panelled Oak Room with feature fireplace and stunning stained glass; The Garden Room, originally the ballroom for The Hall offering stunning views of the surrounding parkland and our pretty waterside gazebo which is the perfect backdrop for outdoor ceremonies in the warmer months. Manicured lawns surround The Hall where guests can enjoy some drinks, canapés, and garden games in the summer while your photographer captures those special newlywed moments. A real log fire in the lounge and a wealth of period features create amazing backdrops inside The Hall whatever the weather. A traditional, dressed marquee stands proudly on the lawn during the summer months and can seat up to 140 guests. Our grand Orangery with panoramic views over the water and grounds to the rear of The Hall can seat 100 guests and accommodate 160 people for your evening celebrations. Our experienced team of in-house chefs offer an extensive range of menus to suit your tastes and requirements. From canapes to desserts to breakfast the morning of departure, everything is freshly prepared on the premises, and we source quality ingredients from local independent businesses as much as possible. At the end of your celebrations, you and your guests can have a fantastic night’s sleep in one of our 14 boutique bedrooms or six spacious apartments. This award-winning luxurious boutique venue in Essex is truly a hidden gem.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Karen Herbert
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
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(84)
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Kellie Jessimie & Neil Louden
Happy couple married in September
April 2022
You will never be disappointed
Let’s start by saying ‘what isn’t there to recommend at Prested Hall’. From the moment we went to view the location to host our wedding, we instantly knew this was the right place 🤩. Everything about this beautiful venue is truly amazing. The rooms are stunning, the food is to die for and the staff are absolutely outstanding. They are so attentive, they go the extra mile all the time without even thinking about it. We were one of the unfortunate couples to have our wedding cancelled the night before back in March 2020 as we went into lockdown and all the way through our wedding coordinator, Gemma has been there with us every single step of the way. Gemma constantly kept us positive during the 18 months we waited to finally have day. We really cannot praise the venue and staff enough, so much so that we actually call them our Prested family. This is the only place to host your wedding or any other event, you will never be disappointed 🥰
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Pippa Richard & Sean Knighton
Happy couple married in September
April 2022
Unique & One of a Kind
My husband and I were very lucky to get married here 01.08.2021. Being a 'Covid Bride' was extremely difficult with the unknown future and postponement of our planned date buy, Karen was very accommodating with all our requests and changes we lhad to make to plans. Despite booked the date back early 2019 and the peolonged wait, our day was just amazing and we are so grateful it was as special as we hoped. I couldn't recommend this venue enough and our wedding will be a day we talk about for many of years to come. Thank you for all the support and hard work that made our day unique and one of a kind. Mr and Mrs Knighton x
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Natalie Haugh & Duncan Box
Happy couple married in September
April 2022
A Hidden Gem
We were lucky enough to get married at Prested Hall on the 14th August 2021 and it was absolutely perfect. We looked at many venues but after simply arriving at Prested Hall we both could see ourselves getting married here, which hadn’t happened at any other venue. Once we were shown round we were hooked, there are so many options for the layout of your day, which is unusual, the grounds are stunning and we were lucky enough on the day to have great weather and to get married outside! The team at Prested were excellent from day one, Gemma was an absolute star throughout and made the day run seamlessly. You can’t underestimate how much has to be managed on your wedding day and thanks to Gemma we didn’t even have to think about anything, she was there with her calm and relaxed approach making sure every tiny detail was covered. The bar and waiting staff were also great, special mention for Joe who was a hit with our family and friends and the food was amazing. From our tasting meeting through to the day and the visits in between every meal was delicious, numerous guests commented on the fact it was the best wedding food they’d ever had! So put simply Prested Hall is a hidden gem, we are so pleased we found it for our special day and we will be back time and time again to enjoy the stunning grounds and delicious food and to see the team who made our day perfect. Thank you Prested xx
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Caroline Khan & Chris Duck
Happy couple married in September
April 2022
Recommend in a Heartbeat
My then fiancée (now wife) and I first visited Prested Hall in early 2019 whilst looking at potential wedding venues. In addition to being immediately struck by the premises and grounds which were on offer we were also immediately struck by the genuine warmth and helpfulness of the staff - this was by far and away above anything that we had seen at other venues and I must say that the attentiveness and overall manner of Gemma Jouques (who would go on to be our Event Manager) was a huge factor in our decision to get married at Prested Hall. With a wedding scheduled for June 2020 we were unfortunately impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak and forced into a postponement. Gemma and the team were so far ahead of other venues in their handling of this and they contacted us in March 2020 to offer us the option to postpone at no extra charge. Whilst postponing ones wedding is a heartbreaking thing to have to do, the compassion and genuine desire to help by all at Prested made the situation so much more comfortable. By acting so early on and ahead of other venues we were able to move quickly and secure the majority of our original suppliers for the new date of June 2021. 2021 arrived and sadly our second date fell ahead of the lifting of all restrictions. Whilst elsewhere I was hearing horror stories of other venues forcing people into going ahead on a massively reduced basis, Prested were again in touch early on to offer us a further postponement - again at no cost to us. We were able to move to a third date of the August BH weekend and with our wedding now just over a week ago I can honestly say that it was the best day of our life. The service from all areas was second to none - whether it be friendly bar or waiting staff on the day or Housekeeping staff working quickly to ensure hotel rooms were ready early for guests. All of this was underpinned by Gemma and her attention to detail was exemplary. There is not a single thing that she did not think of and she ensured that any last minute stress on the morning was avoided with her calm manner. We have been delighted throughout that we chose Prested but they exceeded even our wildest expectations at every step. During a time when so many businesses have used the pandemic as an excuse to hide behind for poor service, Prested have gone out of their way to ensure that they do all that they can to minimise the impact of the virus on Couples’ Wedding days. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat to anybody looking for a wedding venue - we’ll always be thankful for everything that they have done for us and they will always hold a special place in our hearts.
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Rhea
Happy couple married in August
January 2022
Most Amazing Day
We had our wedding on 19th Aug 21 at Prested Hall. It’s was amazing! The staff couldn’t do enough for us and everything went without an issue. Karen was amazing and we are so thankful to Prested Hall for the most amazing day! X
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Louise M
Happy couple married in August
January 2022
Cannot praise Prested enough
Cannot praise Prested enough, we had a fantastic day here despite the previous 18 months. Our wedding day was put back by a year due to COVID. We were very apprehensive but Gemma and the team ironed out all our worries. They are truly amazing!! We were originally getting married outside but the weather had other ideas, out back up plan was the oak room, the team made this a magical experience, we loved every minute, highly recommended Prested to everyone, thank you so much xxx

Wedding Viewing Evening

7th December 2022
Decorated for Christmas, come along to our Wedding Viewing Evening and see what Prested has to offer. Browse the Hall and meet our Events Team to discuss about wedding options, prices and availability
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our venue on Google Maps and you will find us at the end of our 1KM spectacular drive!

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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(1)

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.

Romantic, flexible, welcoming, warm, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

All of our couples love having their photo taken on our oak bridge across the 15th century moat. Evening photos are beautiful on our lit driveway or beneath the fairy lit porch. There are so many great photo opportunities for photographers around the 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 & our mini fish & chip cones

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

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferA bottle of Prosecco for every booking through Bridebook