Prested Hall

(316 reviews) 316 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 setting for your wedding celebrations. The Colchester-based venue, hidden down a long leafy drive, is nestled within 75 acres of charming parkland. Prested Hall has been awarded a number of awards and accolades, including the “Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year” in the 2013 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 special day. You can make the most of the stunning setting by taking memorable pictures in the little gazebo at the end of the bridge.

When you choose Prested Hall, you will enjoy exclusive use of the Hall and its 16 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.

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. A marquee can also be arranged for summer celebrations.

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.

• Stunning part-moated manor house, available for exclusive hire • 16 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 £3850 (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 Location

Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9EE

Feering Colchester Essex CO5 9EE
01376 573300
316 5

Prested Hall Reviews (316)

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

A Dream Come True
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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!
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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!
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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
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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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By Nicole Chaplin, on 20 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

We held our wedding reception at Prested Hall on the 30th September and the day would have struggled to go any smoother. From the first time we viewed Prested Hall to leaving the morning after the wedding, our experience of Prested has been without fault. Our Events Manager was Kathryn who has the perfect mix of professionalism and warmth. In the 7 months that we were in contact with Kathryn she has never been anything other than genuine and personable, offering valuable advice based on her experience and being responsive to any of our questions/queries. Our day was extremely well organised at all stages and especially in the lead up to the wedding with Kathryn contacting our various suppliers in the run up to confirm timings, to on the day making sure that the marquee and cake was set up correctly prior to our arrival, through into the evening reception. You appreciate that someone has done an excellent job when you haven’t worried about any of the details on the day as you know you are in safe hands. Another big plus point for us was the ability to stay in the main building on the wedding night and the option to take the apartments by the Spa. I didn’t see the apartments but the rooms in the hotel are lovely, being tastefully and sympathetically decorated in keeping with the style of the house. A flawless day which is testament to the hard work of everyone at Prested. I cannot recommend the venue highly enough if you are looking for somewhere to have a stress-free wedding day in a beautiful setting. I am sure this will not be our last visit to Prested.

Everything was perfect!
Venue Service

By Kim & Nithin, on 01 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2017

We hosted our wedding at Prested Hall in late September and accommodated as many family and friends as we could there on the night. Our events manager Melissa was fantastic - providing us with support long before the week of the wedding and during the week itself was instrumental with calming those wedding nerves :) Everything was perfect; from the warm professionalism shown by all the team at Prested Hall to the wedding breakfast and the fluid nature of the event. The guests had an extremely comfortable stay overnight and have all since provided feedback to us that this was truly an event in which they felt welcomed in a genuine manner by all at Prested. This hospitality in of itself is priceless and we would like to again extend a thanks to Melissa and crew and recommend this venue wholeheartedly for those who would like to hold a wedding here in future.

Everything was just perfect!
Venue Service

By Samantha Lee, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We had our wedding at Prested Hall in Sept 2017. Right from the beginning, they were wonderful! As it came closer to our wedding date, Melissa was appointment as our events manager. She spent the time to go through everything with us and gave me suggestions on how I could organise/display my decorations as I was making a lot of them myself. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her team set up my decorations on the day. Everything was perfect on the day, Melissa kept us to schedule and I can't think of anything that was below my expectations. Prested Hall was the perfect wedding venue, it was in a beautiful location and the food was wonderful - all the guests thought to too. All in all, Melissa definitely helped make our wedding the perfect day!

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By Jacquie Spendlove, on 15 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2017

We got married at Prested Hall on a lovely Sunday early in September. The weather was kind to us and allowed us to be married under the pretty gazebo in Prested Hall's beautiful grounds. We had the Afternoon Tea garden party package, and it was just perfect! The food was outstanding, the staff were amazing, especially Melissa our wedding co-ordinator. We can't thank her enough she was amazing, and made sure our wedding day was a wonderful memorable day from start to finish. The house is homely and welcoming and we loved having exclusive use of the hall including all the 14 beautiful comfortable rooms for all our family & friends to stay in. We all finished the whole experience at Prested Hall off with breakfast together the following morning. We would do it all again if we could. Prested Hall has a place in our hearts now and we have already returned for lunch, and will go back for our anniversary next year! Totally recommend this lovely venue.

An absolutely amazing wedding venue
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By Ralf Krauze, on 15 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017

I could summarise this review in 3 words- Book this venue. Prested Hall is an absolutely amazing wedding venue, made even more amazing due to the awesome staff working here. From the first viewing of the venue, we were made to feel very special, and it was clear right away that these guys go far above and beyond what one would normally expect. Due to me working away, a date was held back for 3 weeks until I could see the venue, which I can't see every venue doing! All the meetings we had in the planning phase, along with meal-tasting and wine-tasting, were superb. Everything, down to the smallest detail was discussed and noted, and by the time our wedding came around it was wonderful to see everything come together. Kathryn, our wedding event manager at Prested, the rest of the team and other events managers, are the most lovely people you could hope to have running your wedding day. In the weeks running up to the wedding, Prested liaise with all your vendors without you needing to, and set everything up on your behalf. Many people noted how relaxed both Sarah and I were on the day, and this is because there really was nothing to worry about- everything was covered. The actual day, with outdoor ceremony, was absolutely perfect in every way. Everyone noted how amazing Kathryn was in making everything so seamless. The meal in the marquee with the front side taken down was awesome, and the evening was perfect too, with the buffet seemingly never ending! All in all, I can't use the words amazing, perfect, etc enough, and we couldn't stop smiling on the day. Definitely visit this venue and have a look, you won't be disappointed!

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