Prested Hall

(321 reviews) 321 5
Feering Colchester Essex CO5 9EE
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About Prested Hall

Feering, Colchester
Essex, CO5 9EE

Located in a stunning rural setting, Prested Hall is the perfect country venue for your wedding celebrations in Essex. The Colchester-based venue, hidden down a long leafy drive, is nestled within 75 acres of charming parkland. Prested Hall has been recognised with a number of awards and accolades, including the “Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year” in the Essex Wedding Awards.

The part-moated 15th-century manor house is a truly romantic setting for your wedding. The beautiful and tranquil surroundings of mature trees and a bridge, which leads over the moat to the fields beyond, create a delightful backdrop for your special day. You can make the most of the stunning setting by taking memorable pictures in the charming gazebo at the end of the bridge.

When you choose Prested Hall, you will enjoy exclusive use of the Hall and its' 14 charming bedrooms, allowing you and up to 33 guests to stay overnight. The Dingle, a former chapel nestled near the orchard, provides an alternative tranquil bridal suite for the newlyweds. You and your guests can also enjoy a leisurely breakfast the following morning.

In addition to the statuesque marquee, there are three handsome and elegant reception areas for your event: The Oak Room, The Garden Room and the large Orangery. The 18th-century Oak Room features a magnificent fireplace and exquisite stained-glass windows, while the Garden Room was formerly a 1930’s ballroom. The elegant Orangery overlooks the moat and is perfect in the summer. All three spaces, as well as the outdoor gazebo, are licensed to hold civil ceremonies.  

Prested Hall has a great reputation for its' caring, considerate staff, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. It is the perfect place to begin your married life together.

Proudly shortlisted for Best Countryside Venue in both the British Wedding Awards 2019 and the UK Wedding Awards 2019. 

• Stunning part-moated manor house, available for exclusive hire • 14 bedrooms including a bridal suite, and an alternative bridal suite ‘The Dingle’ available • Three elegant reception rooms and a charming outdoor Gazebo to choose from • Summer celebrations in the traditional marquee, overlooking the moat • Additional accommodation and pamper packages available at Prested’s Health Club • Packages from just £4050 (inc. VAT)

Facilities at Prested Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Prested Hall Reviews (321)

Second To None
Venue Service

By Anne Thomas, on 12 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2018

My daughter held her wedding at Prested Hall last Saturday and I can't praise the staff and venue enough. The organisation was second to none and everything was completely seamless on the day. Guests were totally unaware when all the equipment was being delivered for the evening reception, despite this being done whilst the wedding breakfast was taking place. The staff helped us to set up our table decorations and even improved on our ideas. The meals were huge portions, piping hot and absolutely delicious. I was a little worried that we had decided on the vegan Panna Cotta as one of our dessert choices, as it's a difficult option to make vegan, but it was amazing. After the speeches, all our guests were ushered into the lounge, bar and library areas for tea and coffee and the staff moved all the tables ready for the evening reception and the DJ set up the dance floor for the disco in the Orangery, whilst at the same time the evening buffet table, sweet table and magic selfie mirror were all set up in the Oak Room. Again, all this was done behind the scenes and guests were totally unaware of this going on. The staff even moved some of our table decorations into the Oak Room to make sure everything looked amazing. The evening buffet was freshly prepared and there was more than enough to go round. After the traditional cutting of the cake, the three different cakes were cut and portions laid out beautifully on a separate table, each in its own serviette. Our wedding co-ordinator at Prested Hall, Emily, guided us through absolutely everything and her efficiency made for a perfect day!

Absolutely perfect in every way
Venue Service

By Pauline Solosy, on 27 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Nov 2018

Our daughter's wedding here was a 'Twilight Ceremony and Reception' at Prested Hall for around 90 guests and we also booked all their accommodation for the wedding party. The Groom's family and some friends travelled from the US and honestly, Emily and her team at Prested couldn't have done enough for us all. Absolutely perfect in every way - the buffet was amazing and the rooms quaintly perfect. A superb 'morning after' buffet breakfast in the orangery for the guests that stayed. Cannot praise it enough. If you are thinking of booking an occasion here -don't hesitate.

Such a magical day
Venue Service

By Andy Scott, on 23 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

Our wedding day was such a magical day, thanks to Prested Hall Hotel. My wife and I feel like we are only now getting back to normality since getting wed a month ago at Prested Hall. What a crazy journey, but so much fun and our wedding day was such a magical day. Leanne Walsh (Events Manager) and her team deserve all our praise for making our wedding such a wonderful event. Their help and support from when we first approached them to be our wedding venue, all the way through the build up, the wedding day itself and on departure, the following day after breakfast - they were absolutely marvellous. From helping guests on the day and guiding my wife and I through the wedding, Leanne and her team were brilliant and we couldn't have asked for a better venue, a better team or a better day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love Mr & Mrs Scott

The Perfect Wedding Location!
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By Denise Wright, on 10 May 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

The perfect wedding location- it was stunning. The ceremony was held outside in the grounds by the river, followed by the wedding breakfast in the beautiful marquee. As the sun shone hotter, one side of the marquee was completely opened by staff to give a lovely breeze and beautiful backdrop. We moved into the main house for the evening reception. Staff were attentive yet discreet and all I can say is that it was absolutely perfect in every way. We stayed overnight in a large room with a huge bed. A couple of stairs led down to the separate toilet and enormous bathroom, with a big, Art Deco style bath. Homemade biscuits and a large bottle of water were a lovely touch in the room. A big thank you to all of the staff, but especially to our son and new daughter-in-law's wedding planner Emily, so friendly, kind, understanding and helpful yet so professional in every respect. I would not hesitate to recommend here for a wedding, we will treasure the memories forever.

Absolutely Amazing
Venue Service

By Joanne Chipperfield, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2017

We had our wedding here on Thursday 28th December. Absolutely amazing. Staff in particular - Kathryn was just delightful. Nothing is too much trouble. Food delicious, venue perfect and so welcoming. Cannot speak highly enough of Prested Hall and give it 100% for making our day as prefect as it was. You all did an amazing job and any bride and groom to be should not even consider anywhere else to have their special day. You all did a wonderful job and THANK YOU all so so much, Jo and Chippy xx

The whole experience was brilliant
Venue Service

By Laura Cash, on 12 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2017

We had a fantastic reception at Prested Hall after getting married in our local church. The whole experience was brilliant, we booked around 10 months prior to the date, our wedding planner supported us throughout the planning and was so lovely and helpful. The price for the whole venue including all the bedrooms in Prested Hall was very competitive. The venue is beautiful and was perfect for a festive wedding with large fireplaces, log burner and beams together with beautiful Christmas trees and garlands. We were thrilled with the whole day, the staff throughout Prested were so friendly and helpful. Thanks to the planning, our visits over the months and my confidence in the venue and our wedding planner we were able to completely enjoy the day. We highly recommend Prested Hall as a wedding and reception venue. The accommodation included has family suites, double rooms and twin, catering for a range of guests and needs. We cannot thank Prested Hall enough for their professionalism, planning, friendly service and for helping make our day so special.

A Dream Come True
Venue Service

By Karen Bell, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2017

We held our December 22nd 2017 wedding at Prested Hall. We are so happy we chose this venue as it truly did make our wedding day a dream come true. Rachel Hull was our wedding advisor at the venue and she is amazing. Nothing is too much trouble or too much effort. All of our guests commented on how beautiful everything looked and the food was superb. The whole day ran so smoothly and I have no doubt at all that this was down to Rachel and other members of staff. We wanted an intimate cosy welcoming wedding and prested Hall delivered, it ticked all the boxes. We also found it most convenient that 10 of us could stay the night before in the apartments. I am still walking on air. Prested Hall and staff - Thank you

Our day was flawless!
Venue Service

By Jan & Lee Blades, on 07 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2017

My new husband and I got married at Prested Hall 2nd December and words cannot describe just how wonderful this venue is. Our day was flawless and this was entirely down to the fantastic staff and most especially our excellent wedding planner Kathryn. The whole planning process was completely free of stress thanks to the guidance and hard work of Kathryn. We really cannot praise her high enough. The venue has an intimate / warm vibe to it and we felt instantly relaxed whenever we visited. This was enhanced by the fact every single staff member encountered was extremely helpful and friendly, nothing ever too much trouble. Our guests were universally delighted with their rooms which were all immaculate and combined character with modern convenience. My Mum has mobility problems and stayed in the ground floor bedroom. She could not stop raving about how wonderful the room was, especially the bathroom which was huge with a walk in shower. There is a choice of 2 bridal suites, the “Dingle” which is a little cottage away from the main building or room 1 within the main hotel. We picked the latter because it was beautifully characterful with wooden beams, a huge bed and bath with stunning views of the lake. The food served was plentiful and sumptuous, we had many compliments from guests commenting that it was the best food they’d eaten at any wedding. High praise indeed! Staff as ever were attentive throughout the meal and drinks were flowing. The venue itself is set amongst picturesque Essex countryside which as nature enthusiasts we really loved. However it also benefits from excellent transport links and is easily accessible by road and public transportation. Thank you so much to all at Prested Hall you really are wonderful!

Thank you Prested Hall!
Venue Service

By Glyn W, on 01 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

Prested Hall was the only wedding venue that we visited. We fell in love with it straight away. We wanted a venue that was relatively secluded but not hard to find, exclusively ours once booked and had a country house feel without being so big that our wedding guests ended up divided in to different rooms. Prested Hall provided us with all of these with an added and unexpected bonus, Kathryn Everitt. We had expected to plan our whole wedding so when we found out that our booking with Prested came with an event planner we were instantly feeling a little less stressed. We dealt with two great members of staff before Kathryn was allocated to us for our big day. All of the staff are friendly and nothing feels like it is too much trouble. Kathryn and the rest of the team had everything covered from the moment we booked to the minute we checked out the day after our wedding. This meant that we could enjoy our day knowing that everything would be perfect. Even if there were any hiccups on the day we still don't know about them even now as the staff at Prested had everything covered. Thank you Prested Hall!

The most amazing and special day
Venue Service

By Chloe Pipe, on 15 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2017

My husband and I recently held our wedding at Prested Hall and simply had the most amazing and special day. The day itself took place after a relatively short engagement of six months, but despite the limited time frame, our ceremony and reception were delivered without a hitch, and without any stress. We wanted an intimate and personalised wedding, and this is exactly what we were given by the wonderful team at Prested. Melissa, our wedding co-ordinator, provided helpful advice, great communication and took care to understand our requirements. We finished the day off in style with a stay in the beautiful bridal suite. Other members of our families stayed too, and joined us for breakfast the following morning which was lovely. I’ll treasure the memories from our wedding day forever, and would like to thank the whole team at Prested for making it absolutely perfect!

Fantastic Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Karen Axon, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017

Prested Hall is a fantastic wedding venue and we can’t recommend it enough. We got married there on the 14th October 2017 and had the most amazing day. It was the only venue we visited and booked it straight away as we loved it so much and it was perfect for the small intimate wedding we wanted. I stayed in one of the apartments and had dinner in the Bistro with the girls the night before the wedding, both of which I recommend. On the morning of the wedding Kathryn came and moved both ourselves and my dress into the bridal suite in the main building which is a beautiful room and was so lovely to get ready for the day in as well as staying in that night. Our guests also commented how happy they were with their lovely bedrooms. We got married in the Oak Room which is a beautiful room and was ideal for the small ceremony we wanted. All the food from the wedding breakfast to the evening buffet to breakfast the next morning was lovely with good portion sizes. Luckily we had beautiful weather on the day so were able to get some amazing photos in the stunning grounds. Our wedding co-ordinator Kathryn was just brilliant from the day we booked the wedding through to and including the day itself, everything ran so smoothly and nothing was too much trouble, we couldn’t have asked for a more lovely person to work with and we can’t thank her and the team enough for making our day perfect in every way.

Best Wedding Ever
Venue Service

By Debbie ClaydonFlower, on 13 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

Just wow. 18 months of planning for the best day of my life. Married just 2 days ago and cannot fault a single second. My event co-ordinator was amazing and looked after us from start to finish. I was close to tears when she clocked off in the evening as I wanted her to stay and party with us. The staff were amazing, the food was gorgeous and I cannot rate this place high enough. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and we've had many a "best wedding ever" comment. Thank you so much xxxx

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