Talbooth Weddings

£1,500 - £8,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
29 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Available Dates for 2023
An idyllic riverside venue that allows all from intimate indoors weddings to grand outdoors celebrations.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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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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

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
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

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
Hannah Emery
Wedding: December
December 2022
Delicious food and service. We came for a special family Birthday and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!
Samantha Raindle
Wedding: December
December 2022
Sunday Lunch
We were lucky enough to be taken to this fabulous restaurant as a gift for my birthday and wow we were so impressed! The welcome, the bar the menu, the drinks, the staff and the food! Just amazing!!
S & H
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
Thank you so much!
Hey Alex, Thank you so much. We had the most amazing day. We can’t thank you, Keighley and the Talbooth staff enough for making it so special. Many thanks, S and H
Suzie & Ryan
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
Thank you too all at Talbooth who made it so special.
I held my Wedding reception at Talbooth in the marquee on Saturday night and I can only rate this 5/5 There is nothing I would change. The venue is breathtaking, the service we received was impeccable from the moment we booked the venue to the very end of the night, the food was 10/10. I would relive this night over and over again. For anyone getting married here I would recommend the lights built within the marquee - changed the look and feel of the room in every way. Thank you too all at Talbooth who made it so special.
N & M
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
We just wish we could do it again!
Thank you very much for your email, just arrived home from our mini moon today, back to reality! We had the most wonderful day. Thank you so much to you and your Team. The service and food was outstanding and we felt extremely well looked after. Thanks so much again, we really enjoyed all of the day and we just wish we could do it again! Many thanks Megan
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

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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Colchester or Manningtree

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It would be too difficult to pick from as we have had amazing weddings at our venue

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!

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