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Markshall Estate

Colchester, Essex View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 73 reviews
Starting at £2,000
2 to 200 Guests

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An indescribably romantic setting for your perfect day, Markshall Estate is the one you have been looking for.

2,350 acres of serene Essex countryside

Less than an hour from London

3 unique wedding locations to choose from

Imagine a romantic woodland wedding set under a canopy of ancient trees with a magical tipi celebration in our picturesque meadow. Or step into our grand yet intimate 18th century Coach House which overlooks the Arboretum and lakes. Just a few steps away is the beautiful Parterre Garden where you can marry surrounded by delicate blooms, scented borders, and majestic trees.

Get ready in style in your very own private preparation suite, just minutes from the Coach House. After your first kiss have your wedding photographs taken in a number of stunning locations throughout the Arboretum and Walled Garden.

From the moment you enquire to the very last dance, our expert Wedding Coordinators are on hand. Whatever your vision, we have the experience to bring it to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Lianne M. Married on 10/06/2021
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    Wedding reception venue

    We had our wedding reception at Marks Hall on the 10th June 2021 and it was absolutely perfect!
    As a local I already knew the grounds surrounding the wedding venue (The Coach House) were beautiful, however I had never been in The Coach House itself. On our first visit to The Coach House I was blown away by its beauty and its cozy friendly atmosphere. I knew it would be the perfect place to have our wedding reception.

    We were very lucky because the flowers in the garden at the time matched our wedding flowers perfectly!
    All the staff at Marks Hall especially Lisa and Grace were a pleasure to work with during the planning of my wedding, they helped me tirelessly with all my questions regarding covid and were so friendly and made me feel completely at ease. On the day they couldn’t do enough for me, from the moment we arrived till the moment we left. They all seemed so calm too! Nothing was too much effort.

    I absolutely loved having my wedding at Marks Hall and I would not hesitate in holding future events here. Maybe I’ll have a vow renewal one day!
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    Jessica Married on 29/06/2019
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    Perfect wedding venue

    We were blessed with gorgeous weather for our wedding day and the Coach House and gardens looked just stunning. We had use of the golf buggy included in our venue-only hire and this was great for getting to lots of great locations for our photos in the grounds with as minimal sweat at possible (it was 35 degrees!). Lots of our guests commented on how exceptionally beautiful the venue and grounds were.

    We picked the venue for a number of reasons. It was really important for us to have access the day before the wedding so we could put up our own decorations and make it look as personal as possible so this was great. The venue-only option also meant we could chose our own catering and supply our own drinks for during the day which really suited us.

    Laura was our wedding coordinator and she was incredible on the big day at organising logistics so it was as stress-free as possible for us. She and the rest of the team were great in the lead up to our wedding at answering all of our (many!) emails and accommodating our requests. We cannot thank the team enough. Our day was so special and everything we had dreamed of.
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    Lauren Married on 29/10/2018
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    Best day ever

    We had the best day ever at the Coach House for our wedding in October. Lisa and the team insisted that we’d be able to have our wedding outside in the garden and they were right! The whole team were great for helping us with all the preparations. It’s the perfect venue if you want to be creative and they allowed us to do everything we wanted.
    I just wanted to say a special thanks to Chloe, who was our wedding day coordinator. I believe it was her first wedding in charge and she did an absolutely fantastic job!
    Thank you all so much, I wish we could do it all over again! Xxx
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    Laura Married on 28/10/2018
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    Amazingly beautiful venu

    amazingly beautiful venue and great staff helped make our wedding day the day of our dreams. from booking the venue right through to the day itself the staff were always on hand for any questions, help or support we needed. I would recommend full heartily :) Thank you xx
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    Becki Married on 23/10/2018
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    What a great time

    I really don't know what I can write to praise Marks Hall enough for everything they did for us for our wedding last month. Clare, Lisa, Sam and Adam made us feel so welcome and so at ease here that we just knew our wedding would be perfect. We had a really difficult few months leading up to the wedding and they were amazing with us. People did not stop telling us all day what a great time they were having, and how delicious the food was. Even now people are still telling us that our wedding was amazing and that was in large part down to you guys. Lisa we really do appreciate everything you did for us and we can not thank you enough. You made a really difficult and stressful time for us so much easier, as we knew we had nothing to worry about with the venue and food which with everything else going on was a welcome relief. Marks Hall will most definitely be the first place we recommend in the future!!
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    Emma Married on 26/07/2018
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    Happiest day of our life

    We got married at the Coach House, Marks Hall on the 1st July and it was the happiest day of our life. The setting is absolutely stunning and the facilities are spot on, but alongside this, what made the Coach House such a wonderful venue were the amazing staff. The Wedding team at the Coach House made sure absolutely everything ran smoothly from the moment of booking two years ago to the big day itself. We met many of the lovely coordinators who we really couldn't have planned a Wedding without, a special thanks to lovely Jenae who was our coordinator on the day and made everything run smoothly, to Clare and Lisa who were always at the end of an email helping us out with everything from small touches to the really important things, and to Sam the bar manager at the Coach house who let us request our favourite drinks and was a laugh on the day. My husband and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend getting married at beautiful Marks Hall, a truly beautiful setting which I have been visiting since childhood.
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    David Married on 10/07/2018
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    We could not fault the day

    Our son Simon got married to beautiful Katy at the weekend, all of the staff were so helpful and looked after us, and we just could not fault any of the day at all, what a fantastic place to get married, the whole package in one place, so attentive and no extortionate prices. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. If you are thinking of a wedding in the future think of Marks Hall, Beautiful grounds for photos including the lake..
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    Abbe Married on 06/04/2017
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    Faultless and truly special

    From the get go, as we went to investigate Marks Hall Coach House things starting clicking into place. The coach house and garden look magnificent both stripped down the day we first saw it, and fully dressed the day we were married in glorious spring sunshine. From the moment we walked in to view the venue, through planning and to the day itself, Jemma, Lisa and Clare showed genuine enthusiasm, gave prompt responses to requests/questions, coordinated everything perfectly and were a pleasure to deal with. After visiting other venues before settling on Marks Hall Coach House, we feel that this is the most accommodating, welcoming and picturesque venue in Essex. Planning a wedding is a daunting experience made all the easier by the staff here, even with strange requests. Here, you have the opportunity to properly sculpt your own day.

    Accompanying optional band (Three Mile Hill) and caterers (Limeberry) also blew us away. We cannot recommend this venue enough. They helped make it the best day of our lives!
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    The whole day was amazing!

    On behalf of Aaron and myself I would like to say a huge thank you for all your help not only on the wedding day itself but on the months that lead up to it. The whole day was amazing from start to finish and if we had to do it again we wouldn't change a single thing. Thank you for ensuring the timings of the day ran smoothly allowing the whole day to flow comfortably from start to finish. All our family and friends loved the venue as much as we did and we wouldn't of wanted to get married anywhere else. I highly recommend your venue to other couples looking to tie the knot!
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    Perfect!!!

    Excellent venue - staff couldn't do more! All companies and vendors recommended were fabulous. We had the best day. Such beautiful grounds.

    Lisa was brilliant, all the team were very helpful. Thank you for your help!
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    Perfect for our special day!

    Clare was excellent, from our first meeting all the wait through to our wedding day. We cant fault her at all - thank-you!
    All staff were friendly, professional and helpful at all times.
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    Amazing place!

    Amazing place, amazing staff. All our guests loved it too. Keep up the great work. Best day ever!!
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    Amazing!

    Amazing venue, they allowed us to bring in anything we wanted. We has a wonderful experience, well organised.
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    A brilliant day!

    Very helpful staff, friendly and approachable. Perfect venue for us, beautiful setting. We had a brilliant day!
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    Simply beautiful!

    Lisa was so helpful and organised. The venue is very flexible and the staff extremely helpful. We are just overwhelmed with the whole experience

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  2. 24 hour exlusive hire
  3. Wedding Coordinator to help with planning
  4. Prices start from £2,000

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Markshall Estate CO6 1TG Colchester (Essex)

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