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Last update: May 2024

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa is one of the leading wedding venues in Ingatestone, 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.

Facilities and Capacity

With over 20 years of 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 2017 and has been hosting stylish weddings ever since. The beautiful space, which features the original 17th Century archways, has been built to cater to 200 sit-down guests and 300 evening guests. The suite comes equipped with a PA system, built-in sound and lighting systems, a terrace overlooking the gardens, and an exclusive bar and toilets. 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. In addition, 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.

Services Offered

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. 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 and events coordinator, and visit on one of the open days or fayres.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat

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100% recommend it
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Mr & M. Sent on 27/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best of the best!

Firstly Christie and Sarah the Wedding Coordinators were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us on and before our wedding day! They were so approachable and personable. The staff at Greenwoods were all so friendly, helpful and genuinely cared about us having the best wedding day it was so very appreciated! All of the staff, from the maintenance and support staff right through to the management went above and beyond to make our stay and wedding the best experience. One lady cleaning our room went out of her way to help us with getting extra towels and bits we needed on my wedding day. Another gentleman who served us for breakfast also went above and beyond to upgrade us to a better room because our TV and electric went off in our bridal suite and they wanted us to have the best experience, which was such a nice touch and honestly made our experience so much better! Cannot fault the place! 5 stars!!!
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Jessica S. Sent on 16/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

I felt like royalty

Everyone has commented to me how gorgeous our wedding venue was and they aren’t lying.
Service was second to none, every staff member in that building treated me like I was a celebrity throughout my stay there for our wedding and I will never forget it!
Special mention to Shannen who looked after us thoroughly throughout wedding planning
Love Mr & Mrs Stam
Xxxx
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Danielle Sent on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
C
Cloe Sent on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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Anonymous Sent on 18/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 18/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 30/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Stephanie Sent on 25/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Paulina Sent on 25/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Anonymous Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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Anonymous Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Huge Thank you!

Thank you so much for everything you did Charlotte. We literally couldn't of asked for more.
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Anonymous Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day!

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support and help to ensure that we had an amazing wedding day you were all fantastic. The amount of people that commented how professional and helpful you all were during our day.
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Stock Road CM4 9BE Ingatestone (Essex)
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