Talbooth Restaurant

£1500 - £8250 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
29 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Available Dates for 2023
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 only includes: Tables and chairs Beautifully manicured gardens Crisp white linen napkins and table cloths Modern white crockery Elegant cutlery Glassware Cake table, knife and stand Dance floor Uplighters Sofa seating area Personalised menu cards Trained and uniformed waiting staff Event coordinator Event manager Ceremony hire includes; Exclusivity of entire Talbooth site 12-6.30pm. Use of the River side terrace and historic Restaurant building. Stunning outlook when saying "i do"
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
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Every wedding is bespoke and the food choices help reflect that. We allow total freedom from our extensive menu and are also very happy to create something off menu to help personalise your day. The costs are entirely determined by the dishes selected by each couple and we offer a real range of options and prices. Enjoy a tailored menu tasting here in our Restaurant ahead of the day and experience the quality of our food first hand. We often find this is every couple's favourite part of the planning process and we even throw in a wine tasting!
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
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability


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

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
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 160 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, Keighley and Jess
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 & C
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
I just wanted to say a massive thank you
Hi Keighley Thank you so much; we are just back from our honeymoon and back to reality! I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the Milsoms team for your work not only on the wedding day but over the last year or so of planning. I decided on a Milsoms wedding as I have attended many events at the various Milsoms over the years, mainly work related, and have always been so impressed with the service and quality of the food. This could not have been truer for our wedding. Communication during the planning stages and especially in the run up to the wedding day has always been incredibly efficient and the service from the staff on the day was fantastic. A particular mention to the on the day co-ordinator (I believe her name was Emma?) – she was absolutely fantastic; very professional and kept everything running to time etc! I will definitely be recommending Talbooth Restaurant to people for a wedding! We have had so many fantastic comments on the venue and the wedding breakfast – many people have told us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding, so thank you to all your team for that! Once again, thank you for the most special day – if only we could do it all again! I have attached a few pictures we have had back from the photographer 😊 Best wishes, A
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
G & B
Happy couple married in May
December 2022
We had an amazing day at the Talbooth in Dedham
Words cannot express how thankful we are to you and your team for such an amazing day. The day exceeded anything we could have wished for and a lot of that is thanks to your team for making everything run so smoothly. A massive thank you to Jess for all her hard work in the lead up to the day. I don’t think she said ‘no’ to one single request of ours, and was always very efficient at replying, friendly and easy to deal with. She took a huge amount of stress away from the lead up to the wedding and I am incredibly thankful for that as it allowed me to enjoy the weeks before without getting too stressed. Matt was absolutely fantastic on the day. He looked after us and our guests beyond anything we could have imagined. He was attentive, thoughtful and we both felt so well looked after from the moment we arrived. Little details like saving canopies back for us, checking we always had the drinks we wanted, and checking we were okay with the evening set up etc (which I would have completely missed if he hadn’t showed me) were just small examples of how he went above and beyond to look after us and ensure we were happy with every single detail of our day. There was also a female waitress who’s name I can’t remember who looked after us really well on the day too. We knew we had picked a special venue but it exceeded our expectations more than we could have ever hoped for! Thanks G and B

Wedding Open Evening 5pm-7pm

30th March 2023
A rare opportunity to come along and view both our stunning civil ceremony space set within our restaurant and our chic Marquee reception space here at the Talbooth Restaurant.

Wedding Open Day 10-2pm

22nd April 2023
A chance to visit our stunning riverside marquee here at the Talbooth Restaurant. Full details to follow a little closer to the date, we will have a host of our lovely recommended suppliers with us.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Colchester or Manningtree

Nearest Airport


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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