Five Lakes Resort

(49 reviews) 49 4.94
Colchester Road Tolleshunt Knights Maldon Essex CM9 8HX
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About Five Lakes Resort

Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon
Essex, CM9 8HX

Set within the stunning Essex countryside, Five Lakes Resort, provides the perfect fairy tale setting for your wedding day.

The beautiful venue is nestled within over 320 acres of countryside and boasts gorgeous country views. While in a rural setting, the venue is still conveniently located near London and other large UK cities.

We believe that every wedding should be as unique as the couple getting married. We specialise in creating bespoke weddings with fantastic attention to detail and personal service to ensure you have your dream day. During the preparations for your big day, we will be on hand every step of the way to help as much as you need.

Whether you’re planning a large celebration or a more intimate occasion, we have three fantastic function rooms for your event. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 300 guests, so you can hold your whole day here. Following your ceremony, there are three individual banqueting rooms to house your evening celebrations, accommodating guests from a modest gathering of 20 to a huge party of 2000!

Your wedding is not just a one day event, so we offer you options to extend your celebration. For your pre-wedding plans, we can offer you use of our fabulous spa for your Hen or Stag party. Ahead of the big day we have plenty of rooms to accommodate your guests, and for the morning after the wedding, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast with your nearest and dearest.

Five Lakes Resort is a venue that really needs to be seen for you to get the full effect, so please contact us today to book a visit and start picturing your day.

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Wedding packages and bespoke services are available • Capacity of 300 for wedding ceremony • Capacity of 2000 for wedding breakfast and evening reception • Complimentary accommodation for the happy couple • Asian weddings

Facilities at Five Lakes Resort

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Large Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Five Lakes Resort Reviews (49)

Wonderful Wedding
Venue Service

By Alex and Philip, on 23 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

My (now) husband and I had our wedding reception here, and we had the best time. Everything went pretty much perfectly, and to plan. Our wedding coordinator was amazing, and she ensured we had everything we needed for our big day, that food was labeled for our guests allergies, and made the whole planning process easy. She also helped me with my belongings in my room, as I had sadly broken my leg weeks before the big day. Would definitely recommend :).

An Amazing Day!
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By Jane and Mike, on 08 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

We had an amazing day! The hotel is set in the perfect location for a relaxing wedding with all facilities on site catering for all age groups. The staff are very professional and friendly, helping to make the occasion so very special. Feedback from our guests was very positive. Our wedding co-ordinators Phillipa and Lorna were so good, ensuring every little detail was attended to always with a cheerful smile and nothing was too much trouble. Ted the Toastmaster, who came as part of the wedding package, was excellent, in fact outstanding. The food throughout the day was superb and exceeded our expectation. We would have given a 5* rating but despite highlighting special dietary requirements, one of our guests was given the incorrect dish. Overall our wedding day at Five Lakes Resort was everything we had hoped and planned for and more. It was just beautiful.

Wedding of the year!!!
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By Gayleen and Kris, on 23 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

Me and my now to be called wife held our wedding here, August 10 2019, and what a great wedding we had. Not only is the hotel a fantastic place to stay but they really took it up a level to provide first rate service for us. From allowing us to set up the day before took all the stress from the actual day away to allowing us to have all our needs catered for. Our wedding coordinator, Phillipa, was an absolute pleasure to work with!!! she looked after us from start to finish and she is an absolute credit to the hotel! Her perfectionist attitude and eye for detail made the day run care free and smooth! Also to mention is the c&b manager Peter who is also a huge credit to five lakes. He made the day,evening and morning after run like clockwork!!! All in all me and the wife couldn't have asked for a better day and if we could do it all over again we would in a heartbeat!

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By Natalie, on 13 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

I held my wedding reception here in October 2018 and the whole experience was disgraceful. We had seven wedding coordinators and there was no communication between them which meant we had to have multiple meetings and go through all of our plans many times. When we arrived at the hotel we were asked to pay for our room which we had already paid for in full. The morning of our reception myself and 6 of my relatives had to prepare the room as the "team" to help us consisted of one member. We have been overcharged numerous times at the hotel and had to check every invoice very carefully. We advised on several prior occasions one of the guests who was one years old could not have dairy and he would require a dairy free meal. The waiting staff tried to serve him three courses containing dairy even though his mother had said he cannot have dairy. The vegetarians were served fruit for dessert instead of chocolate fondant which we had ordered for all of our guests. The waiting staff did not know what food they were severing to our guests. Our wedding decorations were taking without our permission to use for another event the following day. Our wedding cake disappeared and I wanted to take it home for guests who were not able to make our reception. Our room had thick dust everywhere. I sent a complaint following my reception but was told this couldn't be looked at until I had paid the balance. I sent my complaint on the 29th October and I did not receive a response until the 14th of December. The response I received to my complaint was not acceptable.

Couldn't have been more perfect
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By Nicola wingett, on 20 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

I got married here November of last year and my wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Not only is the location stunning but is very welcoming giving it a comforting and warm relaxing atmosphere. My wedding planners Sophie and francesca went above and beyond to make our special day perfect. They thought of everything and spent time getting to know us to make sure they knew exactly what we would want. They were so supportive running up to the wedding and on the day! It literally couldn't have been more perfect and went past in a magical blissful blur.

Wedding venue
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By Naomi, on 09 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 15 Oct 2016

we have crowne plaza five lakes as our wedding venue and I am over the moon that we did. Every second beginning to end was amazing, the staff were so professional and made everything run so smoothly. All the guests commented on what a beautiful day and venue that it was. All rooms were lovely, clean, catered and comfortable. Francesca the wedding co ordinator is fantastic and will acoomodate all your is wishes. Cannot wait to visit there again.

Excellent Day!!
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By Dianne and Neil Mead, on 08 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2016

We had our wedding at Five Lakes on Friday 2nd September and this is the first opportunity I have had to write this review. We booked our wedding in January 2016 and from the start our wedding co-ordinator was professional, well organised, helpful and very friendly. We knew exactly what we wanted and with 125 guests to the ‘day do’ the hotel was more than happy to accommodate. Communication leading up to the day was spot on and any queries were answered straightaway. The day before the wedding I saw the wedding co-ordinator and had a successful and reassuring meeting. This meant that I could relax the rest of the evening enjoying the hotel facilities The wedding day was great, well organised and everything went well without a hitch. Everyone worked liked troopers and we cannot thank them enough . This review is in no way a reflection on the wedding co-ordinators who did a fantastic job. I would certainly recommend the hotel for a wedding. The venue was perfect and the setting for the photos was great inside and out. Special thanks to Francesca, Ravin and Sophie. Only criticism we have is the late room allocation to guests who had travelled a long distance.

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By Kerstin and Colin, on 10 Nov 2015

My husband and I would like to say a big thank you to Crowne Plaza - Five Lakes for making our wedding day so memorable. We would like to specifically thank Sarah for the amazing support we've received from her. We booked the wedding date with your previous wedding co-ordinator, Lauren. When Lauren left and Sarah started we met with her soon after and from then on she was fully committed in helping us with whatever we needed. She always responds to emails straight away - even if it was the 10th email I sent that day in the weeks building up to the wedding and no question seemed to be "too stupid". We would also like to thank Ravin who made us feel very at ease on the day of our wedding it was amazing having someone there on the day who took the nervousness off both me and Colin. I'm sure he was VERY busy on the day but he never let us feel that he was. We wouldn't have had such an amazing wedding day without Sarah and Ravin and are so very grateful that both of them were part of our wedding. We would also like to thank Nicola in your Reservations team for sorting out all the rooms and all the changes that came with it.

Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be
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By Mr & Mrs Jackson, on 22 Jul 2014

We had the most fantastic day. Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. The staff were absolutely brilliant, the food was beautiful and the whole day was perfect. All of the suppliers that were included in the package were also brilliant’

The staff were also outstanding and 5 star to the
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By Ann Paul, on 22 Jul 2014

'Our Son and Daughter-in-law chose Five Lakes for their wedding and were married last Saturday. It was a wonderful day. Sarah the new wedding co-ordinator was excellent and so was Hayley who showed us the venue a few days before with our son, for his Best Man speech. The Toast Master also did a fantastic job, professional in every way. The staff were also outstanding and 5***** to the Chef for the lovely hot dinner at the wedding breakfast. The rooms were comfortable and clean.'

an amazing day for us more than we had ever expect
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By Mr and Mrs Johnston Pooley, on 22 Jul 2014

'Me and partner had always imagined getting married at fivelakes on this weekend we finally did, feeling nervous running up to the day the venue were always on hand to help me, I was so relaxed on the morning due to Sarah and amy dealing with all my suppliers and getting the room ready for me so it was a surprise! All my guests who stayed at the hotel said they had a pleasent stay and the venue was lovely! Me and my partner are so thankful for what was done for is throughout the day! Was an amazing day for us more than we had ever expected!! Rooms were nice and clean and beds were amazing!! Thank you again'

Excellent Service
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By Louise & Tom, on 05 Jul 2012

We had an amazing day celebrating our wedding reception at Five Lakes. Everything was perfect and exactly what we had hoped for. Maxine had put everything into place that we had asked for and we didn’t need to worry about a thing. The service was excellent and we were extremely impressed by the professionalism of the banqueting team. The food was delicious, piping hot and very tasty. The hotel has recently been refurbished, the lobby looks amazing and makes a good impression when guests first arrive, they all commented on how lovely their bedrooms were as well. The grounds are beautiful which made for some lovely photos. I would definitely recommend Five Lakes. [Wedding: Mar 2012]

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