Exclusive wedding venue near Colchester in Essex

Weddings at Prested Hall, if you’re looking for an exclusive wedding venue in Essex, we have the perfect location for you.

The Hall

A beautiful, privately owned, 15th century country manor house, positioned at the end of a tree lined drive in 75 acres of gorgeous Essex parkland. Prested is yours and yours alone on your big day.

Prested has 14 elegant bedrooms and fine period interiors and is naturally the first choice for many couples from Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

All of our reception rooms and our delightful waterside gazebo are licensed for civil ceremonies. So whether you are looking for an alfresco summer ceremony on the lawn or an intimate winter ceremony in our warming oak panelled room, Prested has something for all. During the summer months couples also have the option to dine in our traditional marquee with picture perfect views out across the manicured lawns, moat and the stunning parkland beyond, creating the perfect backdrop to any wedding breakfast.

Your Wedding Your Way

Prested is proud to be one of the most prestigious wedding venues in Essex an d we have been hosting weddings for over 20 years. Known for its relaxed welcoming atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful staff who go that extra mile for every couple. Prested Hall is one of the most popular wedding venues in Essex.

Our motto is “Your Wedding Your Way“, so at Prested every wedding is unique. Our dedicated events team will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.  From assisting you in designing a delicious menu, to selecting decor and entertainment, our team will help you realise your dream day and create memories to cherish forever.

Finally, Prested has great charm and has won many hearts over the years. So contact the events team now and allow us to show you around the best wedding venue in Essex.

Hear below from one of our happy couples…

“An amazing wedding venue” – Christopher & Caroline Duck August 2021

“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.