The Kings Oak Hotel

£950 - £5,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
In the heart of Epping Forest lies the Kings Oak, a charming destination & award winning wedding venue offering the WOW factor & something different for your special day!
The Kings Oak Hotel Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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We have various packages available and can offer bespoke facilities where you pay individually for what you would like. We work to your budget to create your dream wedding.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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A selection of different buffets, BBQ and sit-down meals are available.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Menu tasting included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

(price per head)

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Minimum Number of Guests
Package includes the use of our stunning Kings Room (4 pm to 11 pm) extended license available, a glass of Prosecco reception drink, Superb 2-course sit down meal, half a bottle of house wine per guest during the meal, a glass of Prosecco to toast the happy couple, Evening hot platters for day guests, Chiavari chairs; table linen, cutlery and crockery, wedding events team to assist in planning your special day. includes VAT at 20% Minimum number of guests for Sunday to Friday: 60 Minimum number of guests for Saturdays: 80.
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.)

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Number of Guests Included
Our KO Royale Summer exclusive package. With a minimum of 60 guests on Sunday to Friday, and a minimum of 80 guests on Saturdays. This package includes the hire of the King's Room, Beach Club Marquee, Terrace, Pool & Gardens (summer only). Civil Ceremony (register separate charge). Reception drink & canapes. Fabulous 3-course meal (or BBQ in summer months), LED Dance floor and matching DJ booth, in-house DJ, 'LOVE' sign, Toastmaster. Chocolate Fountain, Photobooth, Postbox, Crystal Chandelier centrepieces, chair covers, sashes & swags, Ceremony aisle lanterns. Wedding Co-Ordinator to help plan your special day. Prices VAT inc.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
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.)
The Kings Oak Hotel Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bridal Changing Facilities
Originally 1921 Lido pool with poolside terrace and Beach Club marquee.

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Poolside BBQ's

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
The Kings Oak Hotel Full Description
Licensed for civil ceremonies in our three beautiful function suites, the flexibility of each allows our bridal couples to make their wedding day very different. Be it the grandeur of the King's Room, the intimacy and grace of the Oak Lounge, and the chic starlit Beach Club that overlooks our terrace, pool and gardens, there is a combination to make your wedding day perfect. Maybe your plans do not include a civil ceremony. In that case, the convenience of the beautiful and historic Church of the Holy Innocents lies just a ¼ of a mile away. Many couples who use the Kings Oak for their wedding receptions get married in this stunning Epping Forest church. The Kings Oak chefs always provide a first-class dining experience. Together with their skilled team, they will offer you a broad range of cooking styles and menu options for your wedding breakfast. Paula heads up our very proficient events team and has been with us since 2010. Having run clubs and promotions in Essex & London before she joined the Kings Oak, her events experience is unsurpassed. Paula has an amazing grasp of what the customer is looking for and is the 'go-to' person for wedding inspiration and customer service. Coupled with a superb back-office team that runs the office like clockwork, your wedding planning could not be in better hands. The team are happy to discuss the Kings Oak being hired out on a dry hire venue-only basis. We appreciate that certain cultural requirements are sometimes best left to the wedding party. Jewish, Greek and Asian cultures may find this arrangement better suited to their plans. Still, we will always provide the support of our wedding planners to assist on the big d

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paula Silkman
Many of my wedding couples have become friends for life. There are few professions where you regularly see such love and joy as a reward for your hard work. Running a wedding venue is a tricky, uncompromising business, but being a wedding events manager, I consider it a privilege. All my team are on the same page when it comes to providing and ensuring our wedding couples have the most fabulous day of their lives. There is no time for mistakes and no second chances, which makes our job highly p


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Charlotte & Bradley West
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
We couldn’t have asked for a better venue...
Good morning Kings Oak, Thank you so much for everything! Me and Bradley had the best day ever on the 6th of October and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue or nicer people to get us through the day. All our guests loved it and keep saying they wished they could do it again!
Michelle & Michael
Wedding: March
March 2019
Sister's Wedding - One to remember!
Sisters wedding - one to remember x My sister Michelle got married here on 30th March 2019 to Michael and I feel compelled to write a review, which is unlike me! It was the most beautiful occasion and so well organised, the attention to detail was amazing! Well done to the team on what was a superb event, my sister and her new husband had the most wonderful time (and so did everyone else) we are all still talking about it now!! Carly x
Jess & Adam
Happy couple married in March
March 2019
Our perfect wedding day
My husband and I got married here on Friday 29th March & it was absolutely everything we could have wanted! Skye and the team made everything run so smoothly we had nothing to worry about, and the venue was decorated exactly how we imagined! Our guests all complimented the venue and the food as well :) Thank you for everything - I wish we could do it all over again!!
Maria & Renelle
Happy couple married in February
February 2019
Wedding 15th February 2019
We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were. We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow. We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening. Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here! Thank you everyone
Asher & Myles
Happy couple married in March
March 2018
We would just like to say a huge thank you to all staff at the kings oak for an amazing day! Perfect! Skye you organised the day with so much care and all staff were so helpful. I would definitely recommend this venue for your wedding and any other events! Our wedding day was perfect and nothing was too much for staff to attend to. All guests said how well the day went and how the venue was stunning. From the first telephone call,Skye,Paula,Jill and all staff bent over backwards for us! They do there job well, thank you again for a perfect smooth running day!
Sarah & Joshua
Wedding: March
March 2018
A massive thank you to all the staff at the Kings Oak for making my daughters wedding a truly amazing day. We could not fault anything, the food was wonderful as was everything else - thank you again

Wedding Viewing Open Evening

10th January 2024
Embark on the journey to your dream wedding at the Kings Oak, Epping Forest's premier wedding destination. Join us on Wednesday, January 10th, from 4pm to 8pm for our Wedding Viewing Open Evening.

Wedding Viewing Open Evening

21st February 2024
Unveil the hidden gem nestled in Epping Forest – Kings Oak! We invite you to our Wedding Viewing Open Evening on Wednesday, February 21st, from 4pm to 8pm.
The Kings Oak Hotel Location & Contact Details


Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AE, England

Travel Notes

Just off junction 26 on M25-few minutes drive through Epping Forest

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 26

Nearest Train Station

Loughton Underground

Nearest Airport

London Stansted

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The Kings Oak Hotel Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

TOWIE - Used extensively for filming
Don't Tell The Bride - 1st 'live' ceremony shown on TV
Essex Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Essex Wedding Awards 2014 - Winner, Venue of the Year For 'Something Different'
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Kings Oak Hotel?

June 2022 - The wedding of ex-page 3 model and International singer Sam Fox to her partner Linda Olsen. As usual, the venue looked spectacular and Sam being from the entertainment business, we were asked to provide a host of entertainment throughout the day which of course we duly obliged, and it was unbelievably fun. A truly great celebration of love and romance.

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

Set a budget and stick to it.

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

A floating pagoda on our 100' swimming pool for the couple to have their blessing..

Describe The Kings Oak Hotel in 5 adjectives

Stunning, Glamorous, WOW, Glitzy, Flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at The Kings Oak Hotel?

A few to choose from are our surrounding Forest, the outdoor pool gardens and High Beach green.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Kings Oak Hotel?

Justin Bieber (yes really), Rod Stewart, Ollie Murs, Tom Jones, Noel Edmunds, Bradley Walsh, Emma Willis, Danny Dyer, Sam Fox, Stacey Solomon, Alexander Burke, Joe Walsh, Rochelle Humes, Mark Wright, Gemma Collins, 'Arge', Joey Essex, James Bennewith (Diags), Martin Bell, Fil Straughan (Star Struck finalist) and the list goes on.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We make the best Mini Potatoe Latkas and a close second, Smoked Salmon, Creme fraiche & chive blinis.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Salt Beef & Mustard Bagels

What is The Kings Oak Hotel most unique feature?

100ft 1930's original outdoor lido and working fountain, in private walled gardens with Marbella-inspired sunbeds.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Wedding & Events business.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer10% discount off our top Royale Summer & Majestic Winter packages.