Leez Priory

(140 reviews) 140 4.96
Hartford End Chelmsford Essex CM3 1JP
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About Leez Priory

Hartford End, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 1JP

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.

Facilities at Leez Priory

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Leez Priory Reviews (140)

Thank you just isn't enough!
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By Mr and Mrs Dewis, on 14 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2019

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.

Definitely recommend this venue for your special d
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By Deb Taylor, on 13 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2019

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.

Always have such a special place in my heart
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By Jason & Sammi, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

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!

The staff could not have been more helpful
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By John, on 12 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Oct 2019

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.

Thank you so much for making the day so perfect!
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By Debbie, on 09 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Oct 2019

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!

We enjoyed every single minute
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By Jade and Clive, on 07 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Oct 2019

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.

We had so many compliments from our guests
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By Chris and Rebecca, on 10 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2019

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!

A beautiful sprawling Tudor mansion.
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By Deejie, on 30 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Aug 2019

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

It really was the best day of our lives
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By Abbie and Tom, on 21 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2019

Thanks again for everything you did for us on Thursday. It really was the best day of our lives. You were amazing, we are so so grateful.

Totally faultless
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By Steven Cooper, on 21 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2019

Thank you for all your hard work in organising such a fabulous day, everything was totally faultless in every respect. You're an absolute star and a real credit to Leez Priory. It’s the most amazing venue and we couldn't have asked for more. We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who is looking to arrange a wedding in the future. Many thanks again for making it such an outstanding day and one that will live on in my memory forever.

I just wanted to say a massive thank you
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By Mr & Mrs Robertson, on 13 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of me & James without you and your incredible team our wedding day wouldn't have been as perfect & dreamy as it was. You go well out of your way for every bride, groom & bridal party & honestly we can't thank you enough for making our day truly special, magical & memorable. To yourself and all staff at Leez a huge huge thank you again for everything on Sunday 11th, our guests and ourselves were overwhelmed!

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By Buddy and Alexis, on 29 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

My wife and I got married here nearly three weeks ago and Leez Priory is the most incredible venue. The grounds and venue are kept in top condition. The staff are friendly and really go that extra mile when hosting. Kathryn was our wedding planner and she really helped with all of our wants and needs for our big day. Alex, who was working behind the bar at our wedding, was helpful and friendly as well. Thank you to all the staff there at Leez Priory. We will be sure to come back to visit and dine. Thank you.

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