Prested Hall

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE
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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. Additional accommodation and pamper packages are available at Prested's Health Club at the end of the drive. Packages start from just £3,850 (inc VAT)
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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” at the Essex Wedding Awards in 2013.

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 (243)

Everything we hoped it would be

By Greg and Tina Dumbrell, on 01 May 2015

Our Wedding Day on 22 December was fantastic and it was everything we had hoped it would be. This was mainly due to the hard work of you and your team but in particular your exceptional support throughout the day. The way in which you dealt with the failure of the florist was just typical of the calm and professional way in which you organised our day and a credit to your team. Many people commented about the lovely venue, the quality (and quantity!) of the food and the way in which you seamlessly guided us through the day. You can be assured that we would not hesitate in recommending Prested Hall to anyone wanting to have memorable day. Thank you so much for all you have for us and all the best for 2015

Friday 8th August 2014

By Aimi & Nikita, on 01 May 2015

Just wanted to email before I went on honeymoon... Thank you soooo much for all your support, advice and help with planning our wedding. We couldn't have asked for more. Every email I sent you replied to quickly and I really did feel that I could ask you anything, any time! You made us both feel so at ease in the build up to our wedding and on the actual day. You even managed to make me feel optimistic about the weather-which was fine in the end! It was so nice that you were there to greet us after the ceremony and were there for me before I went. We had the most amazing day and so much of it was down to you and the wonderful team at Prested. The venue looked incredible, the food was great and the staff are so friendly. The whole day went so smoothly, without any hitch at all. I would recommend Prested hall as a venue to anyone, it is fantastic! Loved every single second!! Thank you so much again.

New Years Eve 2014

By Amanda & Julian Jepson, on 01 May 2015

Now we are back from our lovely spa break I wanted to thank you for our amazing wedding day on New Year's Eve! We were thrilled with all your recommended suppliers. The ceremony room was perfect for our special day and we were greeted with a white frosty (but sunny morning) which was beautiful. The Orangery looked utterly amazing set out for the wedding breakfast. The food was fabulous, we had so many comments about the great quality, more than generous portions sizes and wonderful presentation. The evening just got better with a great band, and wonderful buffet, which was so beautifully presented. Our band played great music but the older guests who don't like loud bands were very happy sitting in the garden room having drinks, whilst some kids watched DVDs in the library. Three reasons we chose the venue... the obvious one is that it's just a mile from our house, the second is that the staff are all always amazing and so relaxed and could not do more...bending over backwards to make sure our day went so well, the third is the uniqueness of the venue mixing old with new, beautiful grounds and enough room to hold 100 odd guests yet still feel like an intimate wedding venue. The night porter was a welcome sight as I needed a baileys once the guests had started to head to bed, and the breakfast the next day was superb! We found out after the wedding that one young guest had been sick and one guest had fallen over and the feedback was that the staff had been amazing at helping them all. Thanks to all the staff that gave up their new year's eve and new year's day to make our wedding one to remember forever.

Amazing professionalism

By Fiona and Mark, on 01 May 2015

Words can't really do justice to express both Mark's and my gratitude for everything you did to help us have our perfect day. From the initial telephone call to Prested Hall to book a viewing I knew instantly it was where we would end up having our reception. The amazing professionalism coupled with the sheer friendliness of ALL the staff at the venue can't be faulted and it was just a joy to know that our day was in such safe hands. The fact that nothing was too much trouble and that all our queries and concerns were answered expertly and so quickly was also something to behold. There are a lot of companies, both big and small that could take a leaf out of your book!! Neither myself nor Mark has stopped smiling about the whole day but especially the wonderful surprise of the Scottish Pipe Band!! How you all kept that entirely secret from us right up until the final moment I will never know! Please know, all of your efforts and hard work were most appreciated. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We had the fairytale wedding of our dreams and that was in no small part down to you personally and all the team at Prested. Fiona & Mark

An enormous thank you to everyone

By Emma and Rick Rengasamy, on 01 May 2015

Rick and I wanted to say an enormous thank you to everyone for making our Christmas wedding as special and wonderful as it was. The day was even better than we expected and much of that was due to Prested Hall and the team. The food was beautiful, the wine delicious, service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and the accommodation was first class. All our guests commented on the venue too - so thank you for making our special day truly an exceptional day.

Where do we start!

By Clare and Brian Jones, on 01 May 2015

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. All of your help and support both in the preparation and on the day itself was hugely appreciated and you made everything run so smoothly. We, and all of our guests, had the most fantastic day, Thank you x

13th July 2014

By Phil & Lucy, on 01 May 2015

Just to thank you all again for making our big day so special... The planning, organisation and the whole day itself was amazing so thank you so much

Thank you very much

By Mr & Mrs Cook, on 01 May 2015

18th April 2015 Thank you very much. We absolutely loved our wedding day at prested hall and cannot thank you enough for all of your help in the months leading up to the wedding and then you and your team on the day. It couldn't have gone any better and we thank you for that. Our guests had nothing but positive comments of the venue, food and day as a whole.

A HUGE thank you

By Mr & Mrs Smith, on 01 May 2015

Wedding 4th April 2015 Tony and I would like to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for making sure our wedding was the best day we possibly could have hoped for. We honestly would not have changed one moment of it (maybe a bit of sun) but everything was perfect, from the decoration, the polite service, lovely food and all your help and advice. We had so many compliments regarding what a great venue it is and how lovely the rooms were. I certainly would recommend your venue to anyone i know thinking of getting married. Also thank you for looking after Tony in his poorly state. He made it through the day, which was a bit of a worry. Hes now on antibiotics and we're trying to get him well for our honeymoon. You all work so tirelessly and efficiently, much respect. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff who worked on our wedding day, and especially yourself for running everything so smoothly. THANK YOU

The most perfect day of our lives

By Hannah and Chris Kinsey, on 01 May 2015

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make out wedding day the most perfect day of our lives. Everyone commented not only on how beautiful the venue was but how well it all ran on the day. I have recommended you to some friends who are currently looking for a wedding venue and they will be making an appointment soon for a visit. Everything was just beautiful and as we wished for. So on behalf of my husband and I we just can't thank you enough!

Our day at Prested very special

By Daniel & Zoe Clarke, on 01 May 2015

Thank you so much for making our wedding day special and run so smoothly. All our guests commented on how amazing the venue is and how attentative the staff are. We would like to say a special thanks to you Jill for keeping us calm and being there for us when we needed you. Once again thank you for making our day at Prested very special. We hope we get to visit you in years to come as Wedding guests! Many Thanks Daniel and Zoe Clarke

A personal thanks

By Anthony and Rebecca, on 01 May 2015

Wedding 17th January 2015 Now we have been husband and wife for 2 weeks and have slowly come back down to earth we wanted to make a personal thanks to you regarding our wedding day. You were brilliant all the way through the whole process we couldn't have asked for anyone better so thankyou so much from the both of us. Please also pass on our thanks to every one at prested who worked throughout our weekend. Prested hall is beautiful and everyone commented on how lovely a venue it was and also how nice the food was. Like we said before you were the reason we picked prested hall so thanks again. We plan not to be strangers and come back again soon so please keep us in the email link for events. Ant@Becs

Total Reviews : 243
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Prested Hall Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Historic
Outdoor
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
Beautician
Hairdresser
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
Helipad

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:

  • Thursday 16th July

Other midweek 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 midweek 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 10th September
  • Thursday 17th September

Other midweek 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:

  • Friday 9th October
  • Friday 16th October
  • Friday 23rd October
  • Sunday 25th October
  • Friday 30th October

Other midweek dates available, please call 01376 573300

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