Talbooth Restaurant

£1000 - £4750 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
29 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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An idyllic riverside venue that allows all from intimate indoors weddings to grand outdoors celebrations.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Marquee hire includes: Tables and chairs Beautifully manicured gardens Crisp white linen napkins and table cloths Modern white crockery Elegant cutlery Glassware Cake knife and stand Dance floor Uplighters Sofa seating area Personalised menu cards Trained and uniformed waiting staff Event coordinator Event manager
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
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 Talbooth House & Spa that offers 12 luxury bedrooms, pool house and spa, this wedding location is sure to impress. The Talbooth Restaurant 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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alexandra
We’d love to show you around and help you to imagine how your wedding day will take place. The Milsom Weddings team are here to be as involved as you need us to be. Preparation is everything, and from your first viewing to the final dance we’ll be working tirelessly on every detail. Weddings are what we do. No two are the same, but all are delivered with the utmost care, consideration and attention to detail.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
F & J
Wedding: September
November 2022
Thank you for organising such a seamless evening
Dear Alex, I know we saw you on Sunday but just a quick email to thank you and all the staff at the Talbooth for organising such a seamless evening to celebrate F and J's wedding. A massive thanks to Alice and her team who were terrific and really helpful all evening. The food was delicious and all served beautifully hot and the venue was set up just as we requested.Your assistance with the sparklers, cake, cheese, setting up the games and the bar service were all great. Thank you so much, Kind Regards, J W
A & A
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
Dear Alex and Team, Angus and I just wanted to send you an email saying a huge thank you for all the amazing hard work you put in on Thursday! Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives and it simply could not have been done without all of your hard work and dedication! We are just so grateful for everything you did. We had so many guests commenting on how delicious the food was, how fantastic the service was from your staff, and how utterly outstanding the venue was. Thank you so much, and please thank your staff from us. We hope the rest of your wedding season goes smoothly. We will be in touch and of course return for our subsequent anniversaries! All the best, A and A x
Location & Contact Details


Gun Hill, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6HP, England

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

Don't sweat the small stuff. Wedding planning is a long process but the end goal is to enjoy the day!

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

Bespoke created menus and cocktails, really make the day about you.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Picturesque Luxury Elegant Riverside Bespoke

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the river with the bridge in the background

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

Alan Shearer, Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, Olly Murs, Lucy Meck

What’s your favourite canapé?

Soy, sesame and maple cured tuna tartlet, coriander and avocado

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Has to be a bacon bap

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Sitting by the River Stour

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We have been a family business for 70 years