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Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat

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Up to 250 Guests

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa is one of the leading wedding venues in Essex. Set in picturesque gardens, this 17th century listed manor house combines historical romance with luxury contemporary styling to create a breathtaking setting for the biggest day of your life.

With over 12 years’ experience in creating dream wedding days, Greenwoods will be able to guide you through every step of the planning process. Whether you’re looking for an intimate ceremony for 20 guests or a lavish celebration for 200, Greenwoods will work to make sure that your wedding is planned to perfection.

The multi-million-pound Garden Suite opened in the Spring of 2017 and has been hosting stylish weddings ever since. The beautiful space which features the original 17th Century archways has been built to cater for 200 sit down guests and a total of 300 evening guests. The suite comes equipped with PA system, built in sound and lighting systems, a terrace overlooking the gardens and exclusive bar and toilets. Waiting staff will be on hand to help with their attentive, yet unobtrusive service and a wedding coordinator will oversee everything, ensuring your day runs perfectly.

For a more intimate wedding celebration we have our library and boardroom for up to 50 people for a civil marriage or partnership ceremony and up to 40 people for a sit down meal. If you’re planning a less formal reception or for an evening reception, 100 people standing can be catered for within this stylish space.

The magnificent English gardens are the perfect choice for summer ceremonies. The stunning surroundings offer a superb backdrop and can seat up to 150 guests, provide an idyllic setting for drinks receptions and be used to create truly memorable photography.

Enquire now and see for yourself the beautiful wedding facilities and stunning grounds, ready and waiting for your special day. Book a private tour and consultation with the Wedding & Events Coordinator and be sure to visit on one of the Open Days or Fayres.

For more information call us on 01277 829990

"Greenwoods offer the perfect combination of a large venue that is still intimate and delivering a highly personal service for their couples. The continuous hard work of their coordinator was highly praised for working seamlessly behind the scenes to ensure a perfect day. Good packages on offer and variety of lovely rooms " - Essex Wedding Awards 2019, Wedding Venue of the Year

  • Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies
  • Capacity to accommodate up to 46 guests in the Manor House and up to 300 guests in our new Garden Suite
  • Option to get married outside in a stunning Garden Gazebo
  • 39 beautifully designed bedrooms including premier rooms
  • Landscaped gardens provide an idyllic back drop for the perfect wedding photographs
  • Bespoke Quotes, to tailor your day to exactly what you need

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Danielle Married on 05/05/2019
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    Our Wedding

    We got married at Greenwoods recently and I all can say is wow and thank you!!

    Our day ran perfectly and that’s solely down to the staff here - some of who were working all day - but even by the end of our night, nothing we asked for was too much trouble.

    The food was outstanding - we had many guests comment on how great it was especially seeing as they were catering for 100+ guests - it didn’t feel like a typical ‘large event’ meal but something you would expect in a restaurant.

    The venue is perfect, beautiful grounds and a stunning garden suite and there was no stress for my husband and I as everything was looked after, the staff clearly have a lot of experience in weddings as they were there and ready for the next part of the day before we were!

    I couldn’t recommend Greenwoods enough to any couples thinking of choosing it as their wedding venue!

    Thank you again!
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    Roger Married on 05/05/2019
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    Daughters wedding

    Cannot put into words just how perfect this was. 2 night stay plus wedding ceremony, reception and evening. The attention to detail was fantastic. Venue stunningly beautiful. Food was lovely and service very good. Wedding coordinator was excellent. It really was just perfect
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    Sue Married on 05/05/2019
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    Nieces Wedding

    Perfect venue for a perfect wedding.
    The whole day ran like clockwork and nothing was too much trouble for the staff team as we were gently directed throughout the day. My niece looked beautiful and happy as she walked up the aisle in the lovely gardens.
    We had a brilliant time and at the end of the day an extremely comfortable bed.
    Thank you so much.
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    Sue Married on 05/05/2019
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    Nieces Wedding

    Perfect venue for a perfect wedding.
    The whole day ran like clockwork and nothing was too much trouble for the staff team as we were gently directed throughout the day. My niece looked beautiful and happy as she walked up the aisle in the lovely gardens.
    We had a brilliant time and at the end of the day an extremely comfortable bed.
    Thank you so much.
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    Cloe Married on 05/05/2019
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    Faultless!

    It was faultless from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
    Great rooms, more than pleasant staff (who bent backwards to accommodate the six of us plus two children under 5 ) the wedding, the wedding reception, the food and then the great breakfast in the morning
    I would highly recommend this place !
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    Mr Married on 06/10/2018
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    So if you are planning a wedding put Greenwoods on

    This is a gem of a place which deserves much wider recognition.
    Don't usually write reviews but felt compelled to break my code of silence for this experience. My daughter chose Greenwoods Hotel & Spa as her preferred choice of venue for her wedding reception.
    From the moment she and her entourage arrived at 7.30am on the day of the wedding the staff could not have been more helpful. The level of service and attention to detail were exceptional. Shannon, the hotel's wedding co-ordinator, was on hand throughout the day and evening giving re assurance, confidence and updates on timings and procedures which is what you need on days like these. Such a cool mature head on young shoulders!
    Food and silver service at the wedding breakfast were impressive and plenty of bar staff on hand throughout the evening so none of those unseemly 'scrums' ever developed at the bar for drinks; and the Garden Suite function room literally takes your breath away when decorated.
    Overnight accommodation did not disappoint and breakfast plentiful.
    So if you are planning a wedding put Greenwoods on your short list. You won't regret it.
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    Mrs Married on 05/10/2018
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    We are so so pleased we picked Greenwoods for our

    We recently got married at Greenwoods. From start to finish it was a perfect experience. The Library room was stunning, the reception room was beautiful. Nothing was ever too much trouble. All the staff on the day were happy, helpful and brilliant. The food received constant compliments - it was delicious!!!!
    As a very nervous bride I wouldn't have been without Shannen - our wedding coordinator. She was simply amazing - made me feel relaxed and really special - i just loved the care and attention. The whole day went without a hitch and Shannen and the team even delivered beautiful sunny weather! We are so so pleased we picked Greenwoods for our wedding. We cant wait to head back for a stay on our anniversary! Thank you everyone!! love, Michelle and Jon xxxx
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    Helen Married on 27/08/2018
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    The day completely surpassed our expectations

    Chris and i would just like to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff involved in making our wedding the best day of our lives. The day ran so smoothly and that is all thanks to you and the amazing team at Greenwood’s. So many of our guests have commented on the day from how beautiful the venue was decorated, to the delicious food and the friendly staff.

    The day completely surpassed our expectations and we we cannot thank you enough for making it the most special and amazing day of our lives.

    Thank you again,

    Chris and Helen
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    Paulina Married on 04/08/2018
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    Thank you for letting us have the most magical day

    We just had our wedding at Greenwood’s on Saturday 4th August, and must say we could honestly recommend this venue to everyone!
    The venue is not only breathtaking but the food is amazing!
    The rooms are so clean and beautiful and the stuff are extremely helpful, especially one little star CHARLOTTE! She was our coordinator. This lady is absolutely amazing! On many occasions went the extra mile for us to make sure all was running smoothly.
    Months leading up to the wedding she would organise everything she could and communicate with us without delay!
    I was not the easiest of Brides but not once she made me feel like I Am troubling her. An absolute wedding hero!!
    Thank you for letting us have the most magical day ever!
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    Stephanie Married on 08/07/2018
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    It was everything we dreamed of

    On behalf of my new husband and myself we would like to say a huge thank you to Greenwood’s Hotel and to Charlotte our wedding planner for a spectacular day!
    It was everything we dreamed of. So much organisation involved and Charlotte took it al in her stride and helped it all come together for us! Thank you so so much. Fantastic venue. Beautiful grounds. Amazing place to get married ?? Mr and Mrs Guidera
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    Mr Married on 29/12/2017
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    unforgettable day

    After our wedding on the 29th of December I feel that I should let charlotte and everyone else that took part in the organising of our wedding know what a superb job they made of the whole day. From the start to the finish it was absolutely superb. Charlotte was an absolute rock throughout the day and she guided us through every second so we'll. Although I can't remember his name I have to give massive credit to the bar manager as well. He went above and beyond his job. All the bar staff were so friendly and helpful and all the guests said that the food was excellent. Thank you all for making our special day such an unforgettable experience.
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    Mr Married on 22/12/2017
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    Thank you so much!

    We had a lovely day thank you... we would definitely recommend you and the venue we had so many positive comments.
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    Mr Married on 26/10/2017
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    A Brilliant Day

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team and everyone involved in planning and working at our wedding. We had a truly magical day and everything ran so perfectly and smoothly thanks to you all. So many of our family and friends commented on the lovely venue and the amazing food and how efficient, friendly and helpful you were. I know you would have worked so hard with all the planning and accessorising and that we didn’t make it easy for you by not making decisions in good time and not managing to provide an inventory list and some of the accessories on time etc. We really appreciate you keeping everything running to schedule and in a discreet way. You were always on hand to guide us but never interrupted us with our guests. Good luck for the future and please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, especially the chefs who prepared and cooked the amazing food. We have a few family members and friends that can be fussy or a little critical or have eaten in some expensive restaurants that were very impressed. The beef in particular was delicious. I would thoroughly recommend you Charlotte as a wedding coordinator and Greenwood’s as a stunning venue to be married at.
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    Mr Married on 23/09/2017
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    Huge Thank you!

    Thank you so much for everything you did Charlotte. We literally couldn't of asked for more.
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    Mr Married on 16/09/2017
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    Amazing!

    We just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help in the lead up and on our actual wedding day, we honestly could not of done it without you and we really needn't of worried so much prior to the day! You were amazing!!

    The room looked absolutely amazing, exactly how we imagined it, the day ran so perfectly it is only in the last few days that I have realised that I didn't even need to check anything with you (dj and band set up etc) it all just happened so smoothly, we can not thank you and everyone involved enough for making it happen! And for keeping us on time, I think it is the only Italian wedding we have ever been to that didn't over run!!! Exactly how I wanted it ?? all of our friends and family have said that it is the best wedding they have been to!! Thank you so so much.

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