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Last update: June 2023
Tucked away in Little Waltham, Essex, Leez Priory is an elegant, Tudor-era wedding venue brimming with historic charm. Nestled amid 40 acres of postcard-perfect parkland, this getaway has been setting the scene for milestone occasions for decades. It is home to numerous cottages, lakes, and barns, and you are welcome to celebrate every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime event here. Though not far from the hustle and bustle of London, this hidden gem has a peaceful atmosphere that you and your guests are bound to appreciate.
Facilities and Capacity
You can be joined by up to 110 of your nearest and dearest at Leez Priory for the daytime celebrations and up to 250 for the evening party. From intimate elopements to large-scale affairs, the property can provide the backdrop for a range of wedding types. You and your partner can exchange your vows at the Great Tower, an eye-catching space situated right beside the main house. Following your photoshoot on the grounds, be sure to head into the converted Coach House Barn for dining and dancing. The Main Hall is also suitable for receptions; a sophisticated room replete with ornate decor. As well as its event spaces, this venue boasts 25 bedrooms, all of which can be exclusively reserved for you and your guests.
At Leez Priory, the staff will work diligently to bring every detail of your marital vision to life. You will be granted exclusive access to all of the venue's facilities, while your own personal wedding manager will be on hand to ensure that everything runs like clockwork. Before the festivities begin, you can make your final preparations in the well-appointed get-ready room. Complete with a four-poster bed and a Jacuzzi, this is a wonderful spot for unwinding and socialising before your wedding.
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We met with Gemma to view Leez Priory and as soon as we pulled up we were in love with the stunning venue. Gemma warmly greeted us and made us feel so welcome. Gemma is excellent at her job and explained every detail of the day to us and was more than happy to answer any questions we had (not that we had many in the end as everything was so well covered!) once we had seen everything we sat with Gemma and were talked through pricing and whats included in the package we were looking at. We were also given a list of optional extras to view and menu choices too so we really got to see everything before we said yes. Through out the whole process it was made so easy and we were so reassured knowing that everything is so well thought of. The attention to detail is wonderful and made saying yes very easy! We are so happy to have booked our wedding with Leez Priory and we cannot wait to get married there in 2024!
12th August 2023
Absolutely amazing experience
They were trying to convince my wife to have an indoor wedding which was understandable considering how windy it was and previous bouts of rain.
Our coordinator Olivia came up with the most amazing plan so we could still have our dream wedding and literally that's how it turned out. We still had it outside but facing a different way and although we didn't get married underneath the tower because the wind was way heavier over that side.
We got married in the carriageway and it was just as beautiful with our guests seated out on the beautiful lawn facing us.
My wife and I put as much money in as we could and including a great photographer Neil Bailey, entertainment, (we had a band and a Quartet) hair makeup and other bits and pieces we spent £40,000 which we literally only just worked out.
We did rent 25 rooms on site which was £3,500 which we paid for but you can always charge your guests for the rooms having all your most important friends and family members stay the night and have breakfast with you in the morning makes the whole experience even more special.
We had friends and family texting and calling us all week saying how they wish they could go back and do it all over again and we feel the same.
If I can afford it I'm going to surprise my wife by having our first year anniversary at Leez Priory
I would highly recommend Leez Priory to anyone wanting a really special wedding.
What a day!
P.S. Stay in the cottage the night before. The hot tub is amazing!
Our Dream Wedding! 🏻
Just magical ✨
(Photographer was SmileMore UK)
Spectacular,but intimate wedding Venue
We really can't Thank Leez Priory enough, and would highly recommend.
Tower, History, Gorgeous Food, Rooms & Brilliant Staff!
Beyond our expectations!
The whole Leez Priory staff team were truly amazing on our wedding day, plus our wedding coordinator Sunita was utterly fantastic.
She was so accommodating and patient, with such a warm nature and demeanour.
The bar staff and waiter team managed the crowds excellently and the food was delicious. Even the glasses collection was on point, so that the place didn't look messy throughout the evening.
The food was delicious with plenty of choice, and without tasting anything prior to the day it did not disappoint.
We can't recommend Leez Priory enough!
The most beautiful wedding venue - and everything we wanted
Our experience so far…
Gemma, the sales manager, has been fantastic! We arrived late for our private tour of the venue, due to a typo on our satnav, we called to let Gemma know and she was super accommodating, didn’t rush us through the tour or while we were discussing other deatails and answered all of our questions!
I can up to this point fully recommend Leez Priory and the wonderful staff.
The venue is breathtakingly beautiful, no matter how stunning photos of this place appear, in person it is so much more beautiful!
Brilliant wedding day
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