Prested Hall

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE
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Reviews & Ratings (from 226 reviews)


Prested Hall Highlights

Gorgeous part-moated manor house, in a beautiful rural setting, for your exclusive hire, with 14 bedrooms including a romantic bridal suite. Prested offers you a choice of three handsome reception rooms as well as a charming Gazebo for an outdoor ceremony. A traditional marquee, overlooking the moat, offers the perfect setting for your summer wedding. Happy Couples can escape to ‘The Dingle’ an alternative bridal suite, nestled near the orchard, a tranquil spot to spend your wedding night. Prested is known for its relaxed country house party atmosphere, friendly professional staff and delicious food. Additional accommodation and pamper packages are available at Prested's Health Club at the end of the drive.
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About Prested Hall

"Boutique Wedding Venue of The Year” in The 2012 Essex Wedding Awards, Prested Hall is discreetly hidden down a long drive in 75 acres of parkland, just off the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester. There’s something truly romantic about this part-moated 15th century manor house and its mature trees, tranquil setting, and bridge leading over the moat into the fields beyond. The little gazebo at the end of the bridge offers the perfect backdrop for memorable wedding photos.

Wedding couples have exclusive use of The Hall with its 14 lovely bedrooms so they can stay overnight with immediate friends and family. The handsome reception areas include The Oak Room (an 18th century room with a magnificent fireplace and stained glass windows), The Garden Room (a 1930s' former ballroom), the elegant large Orangery overlooking the moat, and a marquee in summer. All three rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies as well as The Gazebo outside. The Dingle, a former chapel, is a luxurious bridal suite for couples preferring to stay just a stroll from The Hall. 

Prested is known for its caring staff, great food (Essex Food & Drinks' Award 2010 Winner) and relaxed atmosphere. Once the partying is over, Prested couples can retire for the night and join their house guests for a leisurely breakfast the next morning before driving off under the trees to their new life together.

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Reviews for Prested Hall (226)

Massive Thanks

By Kerrie and Lizzie, on 27 Jan 2014

We would like to say a Massive Thank you for everything that Vicki did in making our special day run so smoothly. We had an amazing day and wish we could do it all over again. We are extremly excited to return to Prested Hall for our first Valentines weekend as a married couple.

Perfect Wedding Venue

By Kerry and Steve, on 08 Jan 2014

We have just had our Wedding at Prested Hall 29 December 2013 and if you are thinking of a perfect venue for a wedding we can't recommend this venue highly enough. From the moment we booked Prested Hall we have been supported fully by their events team and once we were given our own events co-ordinator for our wedding day (Kathryn) she was absolutely amazing and an asset to Prested Hall. The whole day ran perfectly and that was down to Kathryn knowing exactly where we had to be and what we were doing at what time. Our wedding breakfast food was fabulous and our guests said it was one of the best meals they have had at a wedding so our compliments to the chef and the rest of the team. The staff at the Hall and Spa were brilliant, big thank you to Jade (beauty therapist and hairdresser). Our rooms were lovely and those guests who stayed were very pleased with everything. We can't wait to go back and stay at the hotel and remember everything that happened on our most special day thank you again Kathryn and thank you Prested Hall.

A Massive Thank you

By Steve and Lucy Davis, on 27 Dec 2013

Wanted to say a massive thank you for all that Vicki did during the build up and on the day of our wedding. You were amazing and we couldn't have asked for any more. Steve and I can't thank you enough. It was nice to know that we could relax and rely on you to help plan and make sure everything ran smoothly. You did this brilliantly

Everything was Amazing!

By Shirley, on 24 Dec 2013

Our daughter was married at Prested hall on the 12th December. The day was simply wonderful thanks to the staff of this hotel with a special thank you to Jill who did the most amazing job throughout the planning and on the actual day. Everything was perfect - the food, the service, the rooms, the general atmosphere. I would highly recommend this hotel for a wedding venue and thank Prested Hall for making our daughter and new son in law's day so very special and memorable.


By Mr & Mrs Buchan, on 24 Dec 2013

To Jill and the team at Prested we would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work in making our big day on 2nd November. So very special, it couldn’t have gone any more perfectly.

Perfect Day!

By Brides Parents, Liz and Dave, on 17 Dec 2013

We wanted to thank you for all your hard work on Friday 29th November 2013 for Natalie and David’s wedding. Everyone had a great day. Vicky and Prested did us proud! Many have commented on the day and how much they enjoyed it. We would have no hesitation in recommending Prested Hall to others. Please thank all the staff who helped, they did Prested proud.

Quite simply outstanding!

By Steve & Rachel, on 17 Dec 2013

We got married at Prested Hall on 3rd November and not only is the venue perfect but the service, quality of food and accommodation are also faultless. Our wedding organiser, Karen and the rest of the team were quite simply outstanding. We always knew that Prested Hall was our ideal location but the attention to detail, the organisation, the quality of the food and service exceeded both our expectations. My Wife and I felt so relaxed on the day, confident in the knowledge that everything was taken care of to the highest standard. So many of our guests have commented on the excellence of everything throughout the day, including the fantastic accommodation. We would whole heartedly recommend Prested Hall as a hotel and wedding venue. In fact if there is a better one then I would very much like to see it!!

Thank you for our special day

By Kimberley and James Milchard, on 05 Dec 2013

Thank you for everything you have done to help us plan a spectacular day. You really made our wedding day perfect.

The Most Amazing Wedding Ever !!

By Kevin and Andrea, on 02 Dec 2013

We just wanted to take a moment to say Thank you for organising the most amazing wedding we could ever have asked for. From the day we came to view Prested Hall and met with Kathryn we knew it would be fantastic if you were looking after our wedding for us. You paid so much attention to every details, kept informing us at every stage about exactly what was happening and never at any point did we have a single doubt that the day would be anything but perfect. Thanks again, we can honestly say that we will not hesitate to recommend yourself and Prested to anyone that is looking for a wedding venue. Best Regards Kevin and Andrea

Amazing venue, fantastic staff and wonderful day!

By Mike and Fran, on 05 Nov 2013

Fran and I wanted to say a massive thank you to Vicki and all of the staff at Prested Hall for making our wedding so special on Friday. We had the most amazing day and you somehow managed to make everything run smoothly. We may have been running behind schedule pretty much from the start, but you made sure that we had the perfect day. Every single person I spoke to could not compliment the food enough. The quality was fantastic, so please pass on our heart-felt thanks to everyone in the kitchen. Every person working at Prested was helpful and courteous, and you all made the day so wonderful. We hope to see some of you again in the near future when we will certainly return for some more fine dining in such a beautiful setting.

Excellent Service!

By Father of the Groom, on 05 Nov 2013

My son got married on 26 Oct 2013, at this lovely venue. The service and wedding planner were excellent. Very friendly and everything went so smoothly everybody really enjoyed themselves. Various members of both families were staying overnight and the staff put themselves out to get the rooms ready before time. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. The food was out of this world and how they managed to get over 60 meals ready at the same time and piping hot too. Breakfast the following morning was a buffet and there was plenty of everything. Thank you very much to all staff for making this such an enjoyable wedding.

BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER absolutely made our day an

By Kieran & Joanna, on 05 Nov 2013

Me and my wife were married at Prested on the 30th August 2013 the weather was fantastic and the venue was out of this world, everything seemed to run like clockwork, the staff, the food and all the arrangements we couldn't have had a better day. Right from our initial meeting we were treated so well by all the staff we honestly felt like royalty. The staff made us feel at ease about everything and tendered to all our needs and gave us some fantastic advice and we will be forever grateful. If you’re looking for a wedding venue you've got to see it to believe it. A big thank you to all the Prested Hall staff.

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Prested Hall Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Late Availability for Prested Hall

Wedding Package January - April 2014

Now only - £5,995 - Any Day 

(Excluding 18th - 21st April) 

All-inclusive package for 60 adult guests for the entire day and evening and accommodation for up to 33 people including free use of our luxury Bridal Suite ‘The Dingle’ usually £180.

Intimate Wedding Package January - April 2014

All inclusive intimate gathering wedding package for 30 adult guest for the entire day, evening and overnight accommodation.

Intimate wedding package £3,495 - Monday to Thursday

(Excluding 18th - 21st April) 

Last Available Saturday 

All-inclusive package for 60 adult guests for the entire day and evening and accommodation for up to 33 people including free use of our luxury Bridal Suite ‘The Dingle’ usually £180.

Now £6500.00

Last Available Saturday 

All-inclusive package for 70 adult guests for the entire day and evening and accommodation for up to 33 people including free use of our luxury Bridal Suite ‘The Dingle’ usually £180.

Now £8595.00

Special Offers for Prested Hall

Special Offer Wedding Packages January – April 2014


To include 60 adult guests for the entire day, with accommodation for up to 33 people, including free use of our luxury Bridal Suite ‘The Dingle’ usually £180:

Now only £5,995 - Any day

Saturday 8th February 2014 now available.

(Excludes 14th & 15th Feb, 18th - 21st April)


Intimate Wedding Package January – April 2014

All inclusive intimate gathering wedding package for 30 adult guest for the entire day, evening and overnight accommodation.

Intimate wedding package £3,495 - Monday to Thursday



For further information on all the above call our Wedding Team 01376 573300

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