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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

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Menus from £79.50
50 to 400 Guests

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Menus from £79.50
50 to 400 Guests

The award-winning, family-owned venue has been creating lasting, magical memories for couples for over 50 years. The venue is surrounded by stunning countryside scenery with lakes, streams, and woodlands, creating picture-perfect moments for your special day.

We know that planning your wedding is one of the biggest, most important and time-consuming projects of your life! This is why we have a dedicated Wedding Planning Team to help you with every aspect of planning your big day. From your initial tour of the venue to the last goodbye as you head to your room as a married couple, your dedicated Wedding Coordinators will take care of everything so you don't have to worry about a thing.

The Location

Set within 300 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside on the Suffolk and Essex border - a picturesque location that inspired painter John Constable – SbN overlooks a private lake that forms the perfect backdrop to your special day.

Function Spaces

There is so much on offer to provide you with the perfect place to say ‘I do’.

With a large and spectacular banqueting suite, an intimate function room at the country lodges and seasonal luxurious giant Tipis set within the grounds and lakes, SbN have the facilities to cater for every kind of celebration – from a big white wedding to a festival style bash or a small intimate gathering.

All function rooms enjoy natural daylight and private terraces, whilst our luxury Tipi benefits from panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from a beautifully landscaped green.

The hotel holds a wedding license, though Tipi brides can make it official outdoors under a wooden pergola set within stunning countryside.

Accommodation

The 4-star hotel has 80 contemporary bedrooms, as well as 10 luxurious countryside lodges, so your guests don't need to worry about traveling.

Packages

With set wedding packages and bespoke offerings, we are versatile in our approach to making your special day one to remember. Simply tell us what you’d like to include and an estimate of your budget and we'll work with you to prepare the perfect package.

Let us assist and advise you on your choice of wedding breakfast, accompanying wines, and evening buffet. We even have additional extras such as giant light-up letters, a star-lit backdrop, a post-box, and a popcorn machine that you can hire from us rather than having to spend your precious time searching for a supplier. We can also share with you our recommended supplies including styling to help you achieve your dream wedding day.

The Wedding Journey

We have the scope to properly support you throughout your wedding journey - with spa and golf facilities for engagement parties, hen and stag dos, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, and more!

Get in Touch Now!

For more information about Stoke by Nayland Weddings please visit our website (www.stokebynayland.com) or give us a call on 01206 265818.

  • Magnificent location set in 300 acres of rolling Constable Country
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
  • New Luxury Tipi Weddings set in beautiful countryside
  • Selection of banqueting suites with lots of natural daylight and stunning views
  • Beautifully appointed hotel, with modern, spacious bedrooms
  • Choose from great-value packages or a tailor-made celebration

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

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
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Zoe B. Married on 13/08/2021
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    A perfect day

    I highly recommend this venue for your wedding. Simone and Melanie, our wedding planners, were friendly and approachable and made sure that everything was just right for our day. The team on the day were brilliant and a number of our guests said how well looked after they felt. The venue is in a beautiful location with lovely views and a private terrace that we could use which was just perfect in the sunshine.
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    Mrs A. Married on 13/10/2018
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    Great find

    We fell in love with the venue as soon as we stood in the ceremony room in front of the panoramic windows overlooking the lake. We came across the venue by chance and we are so glad we did. We had a fabulous time which ran smoothly thanks to the professional and energetic nature of Josh who coordinated our day. The atmosphere was relaxed and happy which made for a very special and memorable day. We cannot wait to go back and enjoy the spa facilities and wonderful food again.

    Mr & Mrs A
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    Jaclyn Married on 26/06/2021
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    Amazing day

    We had the best day we could have hoped for, as covid delayed our plans we were worried but Simone and the team made sure our day was as magical as possible
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    Jade Married on 08/11/2019
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    The day I dreamed of!

    I would 100% recommend Stoke by Nayland hotel to my friends and family. We had the pleasure of hosting our wedding at this wonderful venue. We were sold from the initial meeting and tour with events coordinator Simone. Her kindness and warmth made us sure this was the place for our wedding. The planning and help throughout was brilliant and the day was completely perfect. The events Manager Chloe was beyond incredible. She was organised, helpful and very very kind. The venue was wonderful, the staff brilliant, the food highly complimented. It was a dream day! Thank you to all involved with the Wade wedding!
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    Mr Married on 29/10/2019
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    The perfect day!

    From the moment we first looked at stoke by nayland golf club as our venue, we knew we would get married there. The rooms are so beautiful with perfect views of the stunning grounds. We had a twilight wedding and as we said our vows the sun was setting behind us. The floor to ceiling windows made this absolutely perfect! Simone was amazing throughout the planning and was always there to answer questions and offer advice. Tommy and Chloe are truly magical at their jobs! Every tiny detail that seems so huge to a bride was listened to and followed exactly to plan. The food was incredible and people are still talking about it! Especially the chicken skewers! We honestly couldn't recommend this venue and its amazing staff enough! (from kitchen, bar, receptionists to cleaners and management) Everyone helped to make our day perfect and it was. It really was. Thank you Stoke by Nayland! Xx
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    Jim Married on 21/10/2019
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    Mr & Mrs Eaton

    Our wedding day was made special from day one!
    We first met with Simone where she provided us some welcome gifts, walked us throughout the venue and how our day would pan out - our plans went from dreams to reality when we met with Chloe the events manager - there really wasnt anything too big or too small and was happy to make sure our day went without a single hick-up, she even gave her jacket to one of our girls during the photo-shoot as the chilly winds picked up!

    Perfect day made better by a perfect venue and perfect staff!! couldnt ask for more out of a dream day!

    would recommend to all!

    Mr and Mrs Eaton - xx
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    Anna Married on 04/10/2019
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    Everything we dreamed of and more!

    The first time we ever stayed at Stoke by Nayland Hotel we knew that this was the place we wanted to get married... 2 years later our dream was a reality. We had a twilight wedding here last month and although everyone says it, it truly was the best day of our lives. From the start Simone was so helpful and supportive in helping us to plan the day down to the smallest details. We would also like to thank Chloe who ensured the day ran so smoothly and without any stress. We wanted a twilight wedding as we was very keen to ensure that the day had a relaxed feel to it and to also minimise any time where guests would be lingering around not knowing what was happening. As a couple that likes minimal 'fuss' this was also perfect for us both. We also chose to have a BBQ as our food option and I am so pleased we did, it was delicious and all the guests loved it! We also booked the lodges for 3 nights so was able to stay at the venue the night before the wedding, the night of and the night after. We hired all 5 so was so lucky to be able to spend that time with our family and friends and making so many special memories we will never forget. Altogether I cannot thank SBN, Simone and Chloe enough for ensuring that we had the most wonderful day. I could not have wished for anything more... only to be able to do it all over again!
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    Louise Married on 27/09/2019
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    What an amazing venue!

    From our first appointment to the day of our wedding, the service we received was second to none. Simone listened to our requirements and didn't force anything upon that we didn't want. Her advice and suggestions helped us through the planning stage to make the right decisions.

    On the day of the wedding, Josh was also outstanding. He was always there making sure everything was running smoothly and no request was too much trouble (thanks for the flip flops!)

    We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue, food was superb, everyone enjoyed the afternoon tea and bbq food in the evening, with all dietary requirements catered for.
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    Mr Married on 06/09/2019
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    I have just had my wedding at Stoke By Nayland at would recommend this venue to anyone. We had quite a small wedding (35 - 55 guests) but even though there was another larger wedding going on at the same time, the staff made us feel like we were the only people at the hotel. All of our guests were well looked after, even though some arrived before the check in time. The bar, Kitchen and waiting staff were all great. The wedding organisers were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fabulous from the canapes to the evening buffet. The DJ, (Cloud Nine who plays other events at the hotel) was great fun and played half an hour passed the finishing time. Everybody danced and had fun. All in all it really was a perfect day.
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    Mr Married on 30/08/2019
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    Our perfect wedding day

    5*.... We recently had our wedding here & the service we have recieved from the planning to the actual day has been amazing! The venue, spa, food and all staff involved made it a truly wonderful day. All our guests commented on how helpful the staff were and how beautiful the venue was. Special mention to Chloe our co-ordinator on the day who was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and she ensured all our guests were well looked after and made sure the day run smoothly. Was the perfect day! Will definitely be back in the future. Thank you!
    Highly recommend!
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    Laura Married on 25/08/2019
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    Our Dream Wedding

    We picked stoke by nayland hotel as our venue soon after we got engaged and I can say everything was perfect! Such a beautiful hotel and grounds. All staff at the hotel were amazing the whole way through and we really did have the most amazing day ever. A massive Thankyou to the stoke by nayland team you made our wedding day dreams come true ! All our guests have commented saying how perfect it was and many saying it was the best wedding they’d been too !
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    Josie Married on 23/08/2019
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    Amazing day on our wedding day

    we recently had our wedding at SBN and we couldn't be happier with the service and standards we received. I felt with Simone and Thomas, who were both superb on the day and on the up coming. The whole day ran smoothly thanks to these guys and if there was something that went wrong, we certainly didn't no about it. we got to go out on a golf buggy and take our pictures amongst the absolute stunning scenery and the food was delicious. The front of house staff, caretakers, and waitresses all did their jobs to high quality and couldn't have been any more helpful. definitely recommend 11/10. Josie & Alex x
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    Tina Married on 16/08/2019
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    Amazing place to have your dream wedding

    Our wedding was amazing, from start to finish everything was taken care of, everything we wanted or needed was gotten or done.
    I checked in the night before and was treated like the bride from the moment I arrived.
    The day was run by my wedding coordinator who was at my call nearly 24hours for the two days, he made sure everything ran smoothly, it was everything we had dreamed of and more xx
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    Nathan Married on 13/07/2019
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    Our special day.

    We had the most fabulous day at SbN, with a special thanks to all the staff who made our day go perfectly. The venue, food, ceremony, disco and rooms where beyond the expectation of everyone.
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    Mr Married on 30/06/2019
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    Happiest Day

    We had a relatively small wedding at Stoke by Nayland Hotel with close family and friends, including a few small children. The day ran so smoothly thanks to Tommy and his team, the food was delicious and everyone was super happy. Its a beautiful simple venue that met all of our needs and more.

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 1
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Ring in the New Year for your special day!

Create a party vibe and celebrate your big day on one of the biggest nights of the year in our sparkly festive venue. Make your marriage vows and resolutions at the same time as you start married life together. Let your wedding day go off with a bang with fireworks* as you see in the New Year together surrounded by family and friends.

Our New Year's Eve package includes ceremony and banqueting suite room hire for your reception with a reception drink, a delicious 3-course meal for 50-day guests, toast drinks, and evening catering for 80 guests to celebrate your special day. At the end of your special day.

Contact our Wedding Team for more information and to check availability

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 2
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Just £2,999 for 60 guests.

Say ‘I do’ during the most magical time of the day when the sun is setting and the sky is adorned with beautiful blue, yellow, orange, and red shades, casting a golden glow and dramatic silhouettes, capturing picture-perfect moments of your special day in the heart of the Dedham Vale.

Our Sunset package starts at 4 pm and includes ceremony and banqueting suite room hire for your reception with a Cava reception drink, a delicious 2-course fork buffet for 60-day guests, and Cava toast drinks to celebrate your special day. At the end of your special day, retire to your Junior Suite for a well-earned rest.

The package is available 7 days a week until 31st January 2022. This excludes Thursday to Saturday dates in December.

Contact our Wedding Team for more information.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 3
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Just £4,995 for 50-day guests, and evening catering for 80 guests to celebrate your special day.

It’s the most magical time of the year – capture the very essence of Christmas with a winter wedding set within our indoor Winter Wonderland venue in the heart of the Dedham Vale.

Our Winter Wonderland Package includes all of the magic of Christmas with our Winter Wonderland-themed venue. Our festive wedding package includes banqueting suite room hire for your reception with reception drinks, a delicious 3-course wedding meal with wine for 50-day guests, toast drinks, and evening catering for 80 guests to celebrate your special day.

The package is available from 27th November 2021 to 3rd January 2022.

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