Prested Hall

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE
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Reviews & Ratings (from 229 reviews)


Prested Hall Highlights

Gorgeous part-moated manor house, in a beautiful rural setting, for your exclusive hire, with 16 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

Discreetly hidden down a long leafy drive in 75 acres of parkland just off the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester, Prested Hall has won several awards and accolades, including "Boutique Wedding Venue of The Year”.

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 16 lovely bedrooms so they can stay overnight with up to 33 of their 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 away from The Hall. 

Prested Hall is known for its caring staff, great food 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 (229)

Thank you Prested!

By Jenny Vesey, on 14 Apr 2015

We wanted our only daughter's wedding day to be perfect, and it certainly was, in every respect. The fabulous decoration of the dining room for the wedding breakfast, with views over the moat and grounds, the high standard of food and service, and the constant attention throughout the day and on into the evening both to ourselves and our guests could not have been better. The attention to detail, and the enthusiasm and support from Kathryn, our events organiser, both before the event and on the day was wonderful. Thank you so much for all your hard work -nothing was too much trouble. Add to that the lovely setting of Prested Hall, excellent accommodation and such comfortable beds, and you have perfection! It is also nice to have different rooms downstairs for the guests to congregate, with each having its own atmosphere, so you can dance when you want and have somewhere to sit and talk as well. All our guests were so appreciative and wowed by the whole experience. I don't usually like to make recommendations as everyone is different, but I could confidently praise Prested Hall from the rooftops!!

Great Support & A Fantastic Day

By Terry and Tracy, on 09 May 2014

We first visited Prested Hall on a wedding open day and were met by a very welcoming Rachel who showed us around. We booked our wedding mid January 2014 and only had a short time to organise everything for March 2014, but the support and help leading up to our big day from our Events Managers, Rachel and Vicki was absolutely superb. I can honestly say that everything at Prested Hall on our wedding day was 5 star - from the setting up of the various rooms with our placecards, table decorations, flowers and wedding cake, to the welcoming of guests pre ceremony, check in, keeping us on track with timings to ensure there were no hitches and the quality of the 3 course wedding breakfast. There was never an empty glass on the table, the extensive evening buffet was out of this world, both in quality and quantity, and we, and all our guests that stayed overnight commented on how luxurious the rooms were. It brought my Auntie to tears of joy when she saw her room! Thank you very much Rachel, Vicki and all the staff at Prested Hall.

Thank you very very much

By Julia and Ben, on 25 Apr 2014

We just wanted to say a massive thankyou for making our wedding day so special. Everything was so well organised and our day was absolutely perfect.

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

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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

Our 2015 dates are selling fast.  If you are hoping to get married this year then do contact us on 01376 573300 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  We still have the following key dates left:

  • Friday 1st May 
  • Sunday 10th May                  
  • Friday 15th May             
  • Sunday 31st May

Our 2015 dates are selling fast.  If you are hoping to get married this year then do contact us on 01376 573300 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  We still have the following key dates left:

  • Sunday 7th June
  • Friday 12th June
  • Sunday 21st June         

Our 2015 dates are selling fast.  If you are hoping to get married this year then do contact us on 01376 573300 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  We still have the following key dates left:

  • Thursday 9th July
  • Thursday 16th July

Other dates available, please call 01376 573300

Our 2015 dates are selling fast.  If you are hoping to get married this year then do contact us on 01376 573300 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  We still have the following key dates left:

  • Thursday 6th August
  • Thursday 20th August

Other dates available, please call 01376 573300

Our 2015 dates are selling fast.  If you are hoping to get married this year then do contact us on 01376 573300 to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.  We still have the following key dates left:

  • Thursday 3rd September
  • Thursday 10th September
  • Thursday 17th September

Other dates available, please call 01376 573300

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