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On since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Talbooth House & Spa is a wedding venue in Dedham, Essex. Situated in the heart of Constable Country and offering stunning views across Dedham Vale, this charming home away from home is the perfect setting for a cosy, intimate wedding ceremony that you and your loved ones will never forget.

Facilities and Capacity

Talbooth House & Spa is a licensed venue and hosts small civil ceremonies for parties of up to 40 guests and informal receptions for up to 65 people. The hotel has 12 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, a day spa, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, and a tennis court, so you and your loved ones can relax in comfort and style. Talbooth House & Spa is more than a stunning location; it's an experience from which beautiful memories spring.

Services Offered

Talbooth House & Spa offers a choice of two rental options. The first provides exclusive use of the entire property including closure of the spa (including pool house) throughout the day; the second does not include exclusivity of the spa or pool area but does permit access to both after 6 pm. Both options include ceremony hire, exclusive use of the grounds, overnight accommodation in the hotel's 12 guest bedrooms, and a buffet breakfast to be enjoyed at sister hotel Milsoms. Talbooth House's experienced events team will be on hand to guide and support you every step of the way, from the initial meeting till the last guest has departed. They will discuss the range of options available to you. They'll also liaise with the hotel's fabulous chefs. Whether you prefer a casual barbecue or a three-course wedding breakfast, you and your guests can look forward to a meal that will make your tastebuds sing. Whatever your vision, the Talbooth House team wants you to know that your special day is in safe, caring hands. Your satisfaction is their number one priority, and they want you and your loved ones to have the time of your lives in their perfect little slice of paradise.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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4.7 out of 5 rating
17 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Lewis B. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding

From planning to the day, every part was perfect! The staff who were faultless, the food outstanding, the rooms amazing and to have a venue that caters the ceremony, meals and evening just made the day so stress free!
Clare Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous venue for an intimate wedding

We chose the talbooth house and spa from australia and didn’t get to see it in person until the week before our wedding and it was utterly perfect! We couldn’t have asked for more, leading up to the wedding Keighley was incredibly prompt and always super helpful. Likewise staff on the day were exceptional. Food was divine, our guests still talk about it! Loved the different spaces, using the pool area for drinks and wedding cake was awesome!
Claire R. Sent on 08/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating


We had a small intimate wedding at Talbooth House and Spa and it was just perfect. From the events team leading up to the big day and then on the day itself, the staff could not do enough for us. Nothing is too bigger job for them and they made the day so special.

We had exclusive use of the house and it was such a wonderful day and night finishing off with breakfast in the morning before our guests checked out. The food and service was fabulous (our guests loved the beef wellington!).

We used the spa on our second day and the treatments where lovely. It was the perfect end to our wedding.

I cannot recommend the venue enough, if you are looking for a venue for a small, intimate wedding then this is the place to go.
Emma H. Sent on 27/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Calm, relaxed, stunning

After our original covid wedding was cancelled and our original venue let us down, we came to Talbooth and they couldn't be more accomodating. We had lovely in person meetings and tours, really welcome staff from day 1 who really listened to our vision. They answered all emails quickly and the team worked so well together and communicated well!
I was able to stay in the most beautiful cottage at Talbooth which was absolutely stunning, so spacious and luxurious, really kept me calm and relaxed before the big day!
On the day of the wedding, the wedding team were so organised, I had a car to pick me up, everyone was so friendly and they made our day run so smoothly!
The venue is so picturesque and we were able to capture such amazing photos. All our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was and our photographer was in her element.
I cannot thank the team enough for bringing our vision to life, giving us a perfect, relaxed intimate wedding!!
Rose Sent on 26/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

your staff really are second to none!!

We had the most amazing day on the 7th November - thank you so much for helping us organise it! It went so smoothly - your staff really are second to none, we had the best time and were really looked after. The food was also incredible, everyone's been raving about it!!
Holmes Sent on 17/11/2015
4 out of 5 rating

wish we could do it all again!

Hi Emily,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say what a fabulous time we all had at the weekend, and to extend my thanks to all of the staff working that day/evening. They were all so helpful, friendly and relaxed, there when they were needed and not when they weren't.

I think they all thought it was a bit wild, but hopefully they enjoyed it too.

I wish we could do it all again!!
Tom Sent on 27/07/2015
4 out of 5 rating

absolutely wonderful day

Hi Emily and Alex,

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for yesterday - we had an absolutely wonderful day (despite the rain)...the staff were EXCELLENT and so attentive. Barney and Sarah were great and really on it all the time. Really appreciated it.
Tony Sent on 24/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Surpassed our expectations in every way

Dear Emily,

Its a month ago since our wedding at Le Talbooth and we wanted to send you a note to thank you sincerely for one of the best days of our lives, one we will remember forever. Your venue was perfect, and surpassed our expectations in every way. Your staff were faultless all day, the food amazing throughout, with careful attention paid to every detail. The Maison hotel was a perfect setting for our evening reception, and you even arranged perfect weather for us!! :)

You and your events team did a marvellous job, a BIG thank you from Renata and I for making our day very special indeed. See you for our wedding anniversary!

Tony and Renata Woodhams xx
Jo Sent on 13/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

most amazing time

Hi Emily,

Anyway, just wanted to thank you and the team so much for everything, we all had the most amazing time. Everyone was blown away by the beautiful rooms, the food was fantastic, and most of all the service was superb, nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so friendly.

Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
Jason Sent on 13/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

seemingly effortless anticipatory service

Just wanted to say thank you from me and Roy to all the team at Maison Talbooth for making it a truly special birthday weekend – from arriving Friday afternoon to sadly leaving Sunday morning everything was great, the welcome, the rooms, the pool the food, the service throughout was exemplary. Dinner at Le Talbooth on Friday night was spectacular, again great location, great service, great food the perfect start to our weekend of celebrations. I have posted something suitably glowing on Trip Advisor, I too work in hospitality and know how hard the team have to work to provide that seemingly effortless anticipatory service, please pass our thanks on to all concerned.

We have received a number of thank notes from our friends and family who attended they have all mentioned the great hotel and team, I am sure you will be seeing some of them again in the future and you will certainly see us again.
Karen Sent on 13/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Graciousness and professionalism

Dear Alex,

I would just like to commend the entire staff at the wedding of Rob and Emma Jarocki last Monday. There was nothing they could not handle with graciousness and professionalism. It was a sheet delight to stay with you. The hotel is beautiful and we really appreciated the attention to detail and comfort that was afforded us.

I do hope we will be able to stay at the Maison Talbooth another of these days.
Louise Sent on 20/05/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was perfect!

Hi Alex

Apologies for not emailing sooner – just been manic!

Both David and I just wanted to say what a fantastic day we had – everything was perfect. Just as we wanted it. The food was wonderful as was the evening at the pool house and at the Maison – we were extremely well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. We were so lucky with the weather too – the sun stayed out all day for us – which meant we could have photographs in the grounds.

Maryanne at Maison looked after us right from the moment we arrived on the Friday afternoon through to the Sunday lunch time when we left! She was an angel and worked so hard. Her skills are exemplary!
Hannu Sent on 19/05/2015
4 out of 5 rating

Very impressed!

Hi Emily,

I would like to thank you all (and your teams) for an amazing event. The planning, the food and the service were all impeccable. Myself and my guests were ALL very impressed.

Best regards
Katie Sent on 19/05/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue for celebrations and weddings!

Hi Emily,

Hope you had a nice weekend. I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much for helping to organise our mini house party last week. We all had an amazing time and thought the house, food, pool, service was all excellent. And a special thanks for arranging such amazing weather too!!

Best Wishes
Charlotte Sent on 19/05/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Positive Experience

Hi Keighley,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note with some feedback from today's meeting, not only was Emily very helpful and friendly but the service from the whole Le Talbooth staff was one of the best we've ever received. You have an amazing team coupled with great food and we just wanted to pass on our positive experience as usually people will only comment on negative experiences! Thanks again to all the team, we are very pleased that our wedding will be in your hands!
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