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Leez Priory

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Menus from £100
50 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £100
50 to 250 Guests

Three times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, this magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has 30 years of experience in providing perfect wedding days. Set in 40 acres of parkland, complete with barns, cottages, lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is offered to you exclusively for your wedding day.

Civil ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings including the stunning Great Tower which stands adjacent to the main house and outside beneath the carriageway for a truly unique setting. The stunning Great Hall can seat up to 74 guests for the wedding breakfast and the newly converted Coach House Barn can seat up to 100 guests. As we offer exclusive use of the entire house you can also invite up to 250 guests for the evening reception and party.

Finally, our venue boasts 25 lovely bedrooms which are exclusively reserved for you on your wedding night, as well as a hidden cottage (with its very own hot tub!) within the grounds for the Bride and Bridesmaids to stay in the night before the big day.

Leez Priory is located in the heart of Essex, yet is only 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London.

  • Exclusive use of Leez Priory House, Barns & 40 acres of Grounds
  • Your own Personal Wedding Manager to help plan, co-ordinate and guide you through your special day
  • The delightful Fisherman's Cottage - with its very own hot tub - its perfect for the bride and bridesmaids for the night before
  • Choice of seven beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for your Marriage ceremony
  • Picturesque inner Courtyard with croquet lawn for summer weddings and open log fires for warm winter
  • Bridal Suite, complete with four-poster bed and Jacuzzi bath.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    James Married on 07/02/2020
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    Stunning

    Just had the best wedding day at Leez Priory, everyone enjoyed a well planned day at a stunning venue. A big thank you to all the staff that made the day so special, the food and service were second to none. We really didn’t want the day to end or leave in the morning. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning their special day.
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    Ellie Married on 01/02/2020
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    Memorable day!

    Brilliant wedding venue, Charlotte our wedding planner had things organised to perfection. Due to us living 6 hours away, most of the wedding was organised over phone and email. Charlotte was absolutely brilliant.

    We did encounter some small issues, but Leez Priory dealt with them professionally and put measures in place to rectify. Food was to die for. I don’t think I’ll ever have beef like it again until we come to a date night! We were fortunate to have an open bar and Leez Priory managed this with us, keeping us in the loop of costs etc.

    Thanks so much for helping us make our day so memorable
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    Vanessa Married on 31/12/2019
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    Superb

    We had a fantastic time at my daughter's wedding on new years eve. Photography by Neil Bailey was amazing and videographer Andrew was amazing too. All staff were so professional and so helpful throughout the day would totally recommend it, superb thanks so much. You definitely don't go hungry rooms are beautiful and a big thank you to all staff could not fault a thing.
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    Ben Married on 18/12/2019
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    Book it!

    Got married at Leez in December 19 & what an amazing day it was. Our wedding planner Keeley was great, so helpful from start to finish.... she even arranged for us to plant a Christmas tree in the grounds of Leez (they were one of our wedding favours)

    Genuinely couldn’t have hope for anymore, got everything just perfect & wouldn’t have changed a thing. Getting married in the tower was an amazing thing, how many people say they married in a tower? Not too many I’d imagine.
    The dining room in the main house looked amazing all decorated, partly thanks to our florist but also partly thanks to the Leez staff for helping set everything up

    If anyone is looking for their dream wedding venue then look to further than Leez as you won’t regret booking it!
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    Shantelle Married on 01/12/2019
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    It was perfect in every way,

    James and I would like to thank you so much!

    You made our wedding day everything that we could have ever hoped for. You and the team at Leez Priory were so helpful and we would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your whole team.

    Without every single one of you, we would not have had such an enjoyable experience. You made us feel relaxed and looked after, allowing us to really enjoy our time with our friends and family. Our guests all had such lovely things to say about the staff, and particularly you Sue. You made us all feel so looked after and you really went above and beyond to make sure that our day ran seamlessly.

    Thank you SO much for everything!!
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    Charlotte Married on 24/11/2019
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    Made our dream come true!

    We can not thank you all enough for making our day so special and amazing! Thank you all for working so hard for us. You have made our dreams come true, the venue was everything we could have ever wished for! The service of the staff was very professional and welcoming. Thank you for making our happily ever after so amazing! A dream really did come true.
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    Mr Married on 10/11/2019
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    Thank you just isn't enough!

    Thank you just isn't enough! We truly had an amazing day, I loved every second of it and it was just perfect. We are receiving endless messages saying such positive things. High praise over again for the fantastic organisation of the day, the food, the staff. We appreciate all your hard work that goes into making the day run as well as it did.
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    Deb Married on 10/11/2019
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    Definitely recommend this venue for your special d

    Beautiful setting, Great food attentive staff to allow everything runs smoothly. Stayed in the Smithey Lodge as wedding guests, which was amazing. Definitely recommend this venue for your special day.
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    Samantha Married on 26/10/2019
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    We didn't let the rain ruin our day!

    We had the most magical day at Leez Priory. Getting married has always been such a huge dream of mine and Leez made that dream come true! From arriving at the cottage the night before right until we left the day after the wedding. Thank you SOO much to Sue Wilson for everything you done, from answering my inundated emails to holding the umbrella over me and holding my dress & being there on our day and making EVERYTHING perfect! If I could do it all again, Leez priory will forever be the first place I’d choose! Thank you so much again!
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    Jason Married on 26/10/2019
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    Always have such a special place in my heart

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to help us! Answering my non-stop questions you made everything run smoothly and the whole day was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Leez will always have such a special place in my heart forever!
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    John Married on 18/10/2019
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    The staff could not have been more helpful

    Fantastic wedding venue where we celebrated our daughter’s marriage. The staff could not have been more helpful and professional. The day was well managed by the venue planner. Food was good and the building and grounds were spectacular.
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    Debbie Married on 03/10/2019
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    Thank you so much for making the day so perfect!

    Our daughter and Son in law got married here on Thursday 3rd October...We had an absolutely magical day. The venue is stunning and the staff are wonderful, especially Sue the wedding planner who was brilliant. Thank you so much for making the day so perfect!
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    Jade Married on 03/10/2019
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    We enjoyed every single minute

    Just another massive thank you! We are amazed at just how perfect our day was. We enjoyed every single minute and it never would have run so smoothly without you. We loved the tower, the great hall, the dance floor, the food and everything else. The staff are a credit to the venue, nothing was too much trouble and we were truly made to feel so special. I’m sure we will be back to one of your dinner events. Hope to see you again.
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    Chris Married on 07/09/2019
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    We had so many compliments from our guests

    We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and ensuring Saturday was the perfect day and everything we could have wished for.

    The whole day was so smooth from start to finish, and that's a credit to you and the team. We had so many compliments from our guests!
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    Deejie Married on 29/08/2019
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    A beautiful sprawling Tudor mansion.

    A beautiful sprawling Tudor mansion. A bar and dance floor. Lovely, preserved/restored rooms. Infinite photo opportunities...

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Book any available date until May 2022 for just £7,000 for our all-inclusive wedding package for up to 60 guests.


In addition to this, we are including 40 additional evening guests completely Free of Charge - a saving of £600.


This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion

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