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Down Hall Hotel & Spa

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Set within the beautiful Essex and Hertfordshire countryside, Down Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for your dream wedding.

The historic Down Hall offers a gorgeous selection of function suites and rooms which are ideal for your intimate ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception. Each room has its own charm and character and most rooms boast stunning panoramic views across the exquisite gardens.

From your very first enquiry at Down Hall, you will enjoy the help and assistance of our dedicated and friendly wedding coordinator. They will help take care of every small detail, recommend some trusted suppliers, and offer ways in which you can get the most out of the venue. With a wealth of experience, the wedding coordinator will ensure that your day exceeds your expectations.

For your wedding breakfast, our fabulous Chef and his team have carefully designed a selection of truly delicious menus for the meal. All dishes are created using the freshest ingredients, with some even coming from our very own vegetable garden. The meal is complemented perfectly by the outstanding service from our wonderful staff.

Within the hotel, there are 99 beautiful bedrooms for your overnight guests to enjoy. For the happy couple, we have recently renovated the Bridal Suite to provide the perfect location for your first night of married life.

To help the planning process along seamlessly, we offer a range of fantastic wedding packages. Each package includes all the components to help create a truly special wedding day, plus most packages include the services of our resident Toast Master to oversee proceedings and ensure everything runs smoothly.

  • Historic country house venue, licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Grounds offer beautiful backdrops for wedding photographs
  • Overnight accommodation in one of our 99 guest rooms and a new Bridal Suite!
  • Dedicated, experienced wedding coordinators
  • Wedding packages include everything you need for the perfect wedding day
  • On-site spa to help you relax and unwind for the big day

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Guests

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    Simply brilliant

    The Down Hall wedding team worked wonders for us when planning our special day. They’re caring, efficient and clearly have years of experience in organising weddings - the value of which cannot be underestimated. Organising a wedding in 2020 has at times felt like trying to pitch a tent in a storm only for it to be blown away given lockdown and a series of changes to wedding regulations. The team helped us to navigate the various covid regulations without letting them dominate our special day and did so with the utmost sensitivity.

    The grounds and function rooms are stunning and offer a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony, pictures and celebrations. The rooms are spacious and the Liddel suite in particular is a treasure trove of a room with all sorts of surprises including a romantic bathtub with views across the grounds. The food was delicious and the day was a success despite such difficult circumstances. Thank you Down Hall. We would not hesitate to recommend you for anyone planning a wedding in the future!
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    Zoe D. Married on 31/07/2021
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    Incredible

    We had the most magical wedding day! Would recommend this venue to everyone
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    Lindsey Married on 13/10/2019
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    Beautiful wedding

    We got engaged in January then went to down hall on valentine a day I had been there before to stay and just knew I’d love to get married there so booked a meeting with a Julie and booked straight away the whole experience was perfect so professional and easy Julie was the reason for that she made it stress free . Our wedding day was perfect everything ran smoothly and just how I’d imagined we stayed from sat till Monday. Toast master Simon was amazing run the day brilliantly .
    I would encourage anyone to get Married at Down hall perfect venue.
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    Billie Married on 07/08/2019
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    The Most Perfect Day!

    Right from the start we was not even sure if we could have this fantastic venue, due to our small and intimate wedding. But to our delight, Down Hall tailored and accommodated our needs every step of the way. We must say all of the staff were brilliant in every way possible.
    The food was perfect, and presented beautifully, and our guests loved it.
    My husband and I had the most magical day. Once again we would like to give a massive thank you to all of the staff at Down Hall, for giving us a day that we will never forget.
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    Karen Married on 30/05/2019
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    A perfect day

    We couldn't have asked for a better day. All our friends and family are still talking about what an amazing day it was. Venue looked amazing, service was excellent and as for the beef it was exquisite.
    From the moment we stepped into the venue it felt special and the wedding team made everything so easy building up to the day and on the day.
    It was so good we want to do it again every year!
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    Michelle Married on 06/05/2019
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    Ride or die together

    Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

    Couldn’t have asked for anything better.... the venue is beautiful and still going through renovations to keep it looking so. The staff were amazing, very welcoming, very attentive to detail, very accommodating. Everyone contributed to making our day the best day ever!

    My husband and I would just like to thank everyone at the Downhall once again for making our
    wedding day the best day we could have ever hoped for. The day was well
    planned and executed perfectly by all staff involved. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day, or venue or service from all your staff involved and
    even by those who were not. Massive thank you to Marie and Julie and Martyn; you guys made us feel like royalty!

    Compliments to the chef! Everyone loved the food and we appreciate you going the extra mile on our personal requests.
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    Nikki Married on 11/08/2018
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    Beautiful!

    My husband and I got married at Downhall in August 2018 we viewed over 6 different venues and Downhall is by far the superior! it is a stunning and beautiful venue in and out!
    The staff are friendly and helpful. Food is delicious and the rooms are spacious and excellent. We received lots of wonderful comments on our wedding day about the venue and the day itself. We had a lovely day! cannot recommend Downhall enough. If your looking to get married then Downhall is the place! you will not be disappointed. Check it out
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    Jennifer Married on 29/03/2018
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    Best day ever!

    Down Hall is faultless. Amazing venue, guest rooms, staff, facilities and food – everything was perfect on our special day. So many photo opportunities if the weather isn’t great on your big day as the grounds and interior are stunning. From the moment we drove up the main entrance we knew we had to get married here and that was before we’d even stepped through the door! The area getting ready in the morning was so beautiful, as is everything about this venue. The staff worked so hard to ensure our big day went without a glitch and the wedding planners are incredible and so accommodating – and clearly have the patience of a saint as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the food was exceptional and the party in the evening was packed all night on the dancefloor, right through to closing at 1am and then the party afterwards in the hotel bar – our guests were thoroughly entertained. I only have great things to say about this venue – it was the most magical day and will always be very special to us. Thank you so much – I wish we could do it all again! #WhitenSmithWedding
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    Maria Married on 26/11/2017
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    Fabulous venue and wedding team

    My husband and I got married here on 26/11/17 and we had the most perfect day!
    The wedding team were fantastic and our wedding co-ordinator, Marie was always on hand to answer my questions and was so helpful in providing ideas for my wedding.
    The grounds are fantastic and are beautiful! All the staff, chefs, waiters and bar staff and everyone else behind the scenes really made the day go smoothly and if there were any hiccups I certainly didn’t know about them!
    Down hall has everything you want for your wedding - comfortable rooms for guests, amazing food, helpful staff and an amazing wedding team who make planning a wedding so much easier!
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    Caroline Married on 10/11/2017
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    Amazing Venue & Amazing Team

    We got married on the 10th November 2017 and it was truly the most perfect day, no hiccups all went to plan.

    From the moment we went to the open day we loved how welcoming team down hall was and that nothing was a trouble and no question was a silly quesion.

    Marie our wedding co-ordinator is just fantastic (as are all the co-ordinators) she was professional but friendly and had a fantastic sense of humour which instantly puts you at ease. From the first initial planning meeting through to the big day it was pretty much very relaxed.

    The venue and grounds are stunning, the facilities are great, the food was delicious and overall we had the best time as did our guests. We certainly will keep going back to stay.

    Thank you Team Down Hall.
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    Grace Married on 29/10/2017
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    Amazing Day!

    From start to finish I can't fault DH! From the moment I went to the open day I knew I had to get married here. Marie our wedding co-ordinater was fantastic from Day 1, she was always available and was happy to answer any questions I had, She was so helpful and just a really lovely person overall. It made the experience stress free (believe it or not) If you are thinking about getting married here and just can't decided my advice is just to do it you will not be dissapointed. Our Wedding day couldn;t have gone better it was so well planned and everything looked amazing. Can't fault the staff they were all fantastic, every single one. The rooms are lovely too and the food was exceptional. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing!
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    Lianne Married on 21/01/2017
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    Best day of mine and my husband wedding

    Me and my husband couldn't thank Anna enough she was there day one with us whenever I needed to talk to her about something she was there mark the toast master was amazing too and also the dj Dean was amazing too I would highly recommend to anyone that is planning on getting married there so many people said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we both had the best days of our life too thanks again to everyone at down hall. ..
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    Howard Married on 13/01/2017
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    A day will never forget!!

    I can't thank the staff enough, specially Anna my wedding co ordinator she was brilliant from day 1, she was always on the phone if I needed her and for mark our toast master what a fantastic man he made us feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole day!
    Definitely recommend any one who's looking for a venue to get married at down hall.
    Thank u so so much
    Love Mr and Mrs GIBSON!!!!!
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    Joe Married on 06/01/2017
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    The Best Day of our lives!

    We do not have a bad word to say about DH! From the moment we booked our wedding, Anna & Troy have been fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a more stress free experience!
    On the day itself Anna & Mark were brilliant and Joe & I were able to enjoy the best day of our lives knowing they had everything under control, and there was not a single glitch. Mark ensured our guests were entertained throughout and there wasn't a dull moment during the whole day!
    Our guests are still talking about the day 4 weeks on and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to!
    We never imagined Danny Mills (pianist/singer) would have 125 guests up dancing before the main course was served but he smashed it!
    Lovelite were just amazing - Dean really did give us the party he promised, the dance floor was full from start to finish. So glad we booked Greg on the sax and Magic Fingers as well, another big talking point!
    Everything from getting ready on the gallery with my Bridal party in the morning (the best part girls!) to rolling back to the bar with our friends to carry on the party at 1am, was perfect!
    We just wish we could do it all again!!
    Mr & Mrs Wilson #WilsoFest xxx
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    Megan Married on 29/12/2016
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    Perfect Wedding, Perfect Venue

    We had our wedding at Downhall on 29th December 2016 and was the most amazing day of our lives. The staff at Downhall were exceptional, especially Anna, Troy and the Toastmaster Mark - all of them were so professional, hard working and patient.

    This may sound like I work for Downhall but the hotel is so beautiful and perfect for a wedding. everything was done so well and without anyone noticing - the trick to real professional service!

    Anna and Troy were so helpful from our first meeting and did everything we asked to cater for our needs and give us the day we wanted. The venue is so obliging and go out of their way for you. The grounds are stunning and all of our guests were so impressed with the service, they really have got it right at Downhall. The food was incredible and they offer a wide choice, the breakfast was in a private room with all our guests the next day and the bedrooms were all lovely and very affordable, 95% of our guests stayed over. Our wedding ‘finished’ at 1am but we still had access to the all night bar where guests could have a ‘night cap’ until the early hours. There are no silly hidden costs for things like fireworks (which were amazing) and the companies they recommend (flowers, lighting, DJ etc..) are all fantastic.

    If you want the perfect wedding then look no further, this has been the best money I have ever spent and truth be told, I would of paid double for what they provided. I really can not give this venue and the staff high enough praise.

    Thank you Downhall.

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