Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

(63 reviews) 63 4.97
Keepers Lane Leavenheath Colchester Suffolk CO6 4PZ
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About Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester
Suffolk, CO6 4PZ

With over 40 years' experience hosting weddings, we at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa know exactly how to plan the wedding of your dreams. From the moment your stand at the entrance and get ready for the biggest day of your life to the last goodbye as you head to your room, we take care of everything so you don't have to worry about a thing.

The location

Located within 300 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside on the Suffolk and Essex border - a picturesque location that inspired painter John Constable - the hotel overlooks a private lake making the perfect backdrop to your special day. All function rooms enjoy natural daylight and private terraces and the Hotel has 80 contemporary bedrooms as well as 10 luxury Country Lodges so your guests don't need to worry about traveling. The Hotel holds a licence for civil marriage ceremonies and with the assistance of our experienced and dedicated team, our tailor-made, comprehensive wedding service is second to none.

The offering

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 want to include and an estimate of your wedding budget and we'll work with you to prepare your perfect package. Let us assist and advise you on your choice of wedding meal, accompanying wines, and evening buffet. We even have trendy additional extras, such as a postbox, starlight dancefloor and more, that you can hire from us rather than having to spend your precious time searching for a supplier.

The wedding journey

We have the scope to properly support you throughout your wedding journey - with facilities for Engagement Parties, Hen/Stag Parties, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversary Celebrations and more!

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

• Magnificent location in 300 acres of rolling “Constable Country” • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies • Selection of air conditioned banqueting suites with stunning views over lake and golf course fairways • Beautifully appointed hotel, with modern, spacious bedrooms • Special mid-week packages offered • Tailor made weddings offered

Facilities at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Large Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
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
Allows Private 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
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews (63)

Best Wedding Day
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By Marianne & Gary, on 09 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2019

Thank you to all staff at Stoke By Nayland for making our day so special and perfect. Every detail was planned and organised exactly how we wanted. Beautiful surroundings topped the day brilliantly. We will be visiting again.

The perfect Day!!!
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By Kirsty and Ben Felts, on 26 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2019

Cannot thank the team at Stoke by Nayland enough. Every single detail was perfect. From start to finish the team were on top of everything and super organised making me feel at ease as I'm a little bit of a control freak! Simone the planner was always quick to respond to emails and the front of house manager Josh definitely bought his A game and impressed this very particular bride . Our friends and family were super impressed with how smoothly everything went! The venue itself it simply stunning and the backdrop of the golf course in the sunshine made our wedding photos perfect! We're very much looking forward to a return visit!

Best Day Eveeerrrrr!!
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By Mrs Lauren Atkins, on 24 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

We booked our wedding as a late availability date as we wanted a small wedding with no fuss but with beautiful surroundings and this is exactly what we got. Stoke by nayland is absolutely beautiful and all of the staff were amazing, I have to say Simone our wedding coordinator was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble for her. Josh who run our day from start to finish was also amazing and he was so helpful and friendly and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The food, the lodges and rooms were amazing. We have some beautiful photos captured of our day around the lake and couldn’t have asked for a better day! 100% recommend stoke by nayland to anyone - best experience ever! Sad it’s all over xx

What a hidden gem
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By Mr & Mrs A, on 11 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

We had an absolutely fantastic day at Stoke by Nayland. The venue and surroundings are beautiful and really suited our relaxed nature. We stumbled across the venue by chance and we are so glad we did. We were a little apprehensive after our original organiser left a few weeks before our big day but as soon as Josh took the reins we couldn't have been happier. He ensured the day ran smoothly, he was energetic and professional (eventhough he had been running a wedding til the early hours the night before!). We hope to go back for our first anniversary this year to enjoy the spa facilities which we just didn't have time for before aswell as the beautiful surroundings and incredible food

Our wedding day!
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By Patrick and Chloe Jones, on 14 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018

My wife and I had an amazing wedding, made even better by all the team at stoke by nayland! Our wedding planner Philippa made everything so easy and straight forward! The duty manager Josh made sure the whole day and evening went smoothly, he went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and relaxed on our special day! The venue is in an excellent location with amazing amenities such as the spa and the food is excellent! Nothing was too much trouble, we were treated like royalty! Can’t recommend Stoke by Nayland enough!

Our magical wedding
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By Gemma pugh, on 10 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

Where to start with our review on Stoke by Nayland Golf Club and the staff that worked our wedding which was held there last weekend well here it goes ... From the outset they have been amazing nothing was to much trouble at all for anyone from the cleaning staff through to management The hotel was amazing and we had the best wedding we could of ever imagined A special mention for the events staff Becci,Pip and Josh they made our planning run so smoothly and our day go without any issues they were truely amazing and we couldnt of done it without them We will be staying in touch with the hotel and hopefully will return for our anniversary next year We would highly recommend anyone getting married here it is truely a magical experience.

Perfect for our Wedding REception
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By Jenni & Kenny Dayman, on 14 May 2018Date of Wedding - 04 May 2018

We booked our wedding reception at SbN as the price was really decent. From the moment we started planning the staff communicated effectively and made us both feel very at ease. We met with Philippa and Natasha several times whilst planning. They even helped us to find the DJ, makeup artist, hair stylist, photobooth, chair covers ect. Which made planning so much easier. On the day SbN allowed us to set up during the day at any time we wanted. They even booked a table for everyone helping us to set up. (We obviously had to pay for food, but the booking made life easier). The SbN staff also dealt with the outside suppliers which helped us relax and enjoy our day. I went down to the spa for a makeup match, while down there I discussed many options for my make up, which made me feel very confident. The resulting makeup was amazing (I fell really bad for forgetting her name) but she did a fantastic job. Natasha also took us and the photographer around the grounds so we could get some stunning photos. The buffet food was delicious and the chefs at SbN understood and catered for the many allergies in the family. Including an allergy to histamines. The only problem is that you cant take any leftovers home. The whole event was perfect. The next day they allowed us to use the venue rooms to store our decorations while I spent the day in the spa and my husband spent it playing golf. All members of staff that we passed congratulated us, with all the guests passing through it did make us feel even more special. We would like the especially thank Philippa, Natasha, Nicole, Jess and Tommy for making the whole event wonderful.

Made my day so special!
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By Katie Mittell, on 12 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We chose to get married at Stoke by Nayland because of the amazing views but they gave us so much more. Communication throughout the wedding planning was amazing. There was always someone at the end of an email to answer my never ending questions!! From the moment I arrived the night before, to the minute I left the day after. The members of staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had the most special day. Every guest commented on how friendly and helpful the staff were and I agree whole heartedly. They were fun and professional at the same time. I wish I could do it all over again just to meet the staff again. Nothing was too much trouble. For example my three year old doesn’t use a booster seat. But typically on the day she wanted a cushion, within minutes a member of staff brought one over. My husband and I went for the food tasting before hand and knew how delicious the food was. However, it was always a concern if it would be the same quality when cooking for so many guests, but it was even better if that was possible!! Again, every single guest commented on how gorgeous the food was. Natasha, the duty manager, took us for a ride in the golf buggy to the lake to have photos taken. It was sooooo much fun and one of the best parts of the day. I couldn’t have asked for a better day and have no regrets about putting my faith in Stoke by Nayland to host our wedding. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough. A special mention to Phillipa, my wedding planner, Natasha, Simon and Belle who ran the day and made me feel special.

March Wedding
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By Lauren, on 26 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

We had an amazing time getting married at Stoke by Nayland. The venue has stunning views over the golf course and we got to have photos by the lake on the 10th hole. The staff were all very accommodating with our requests and nothing seemed too much trouble. Food was delicious and brought out hot and swiftly. Would highly recommend.

February wedding
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By Martha and Jonny Grover, on 11 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2018

After a church ceremony, we had our afternoon and evening celebration at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club. It was absolutely everything we could have hoped for! Katie and Philippa helped us with our many questions and made sure all preparations were in place for the day to run like a dream. They went above and beyond to ensure that all of the details we wanted to include could be incorporated. They were consistently available via email and phone, which helped us to feel calm as we went into the day, knowing that they had taken care of everything. On the day itself, Natasha was in charge and made sure that everything happened in a timely and very professional way. The reception room looked absolutely stunning, with plenty of room for people to relax, dance, and chat. The food was amazing, and we are so grateful to the chefs who accommodated for a wide range of dietary needs, without making it feel like an inconvenience. When we went to our bedroom after the evening came to a close, the staff had arranged for flowers and bubbly, as well as all of our presents to be delivered to the room, which was a very special end to the day. Our guests were able to continue chatting and relaxing in the bar. The reception team were very helpful, ensuring that taxis were ordered and guests left safely. We would unreservedly recommend the Golf Club as a reception venue. The kind staff, beautiful setting and attention to detail were more than we could have hoped for, and the day went without any fault. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special.

Simply Amazing!!!!
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By Nancy Boardley, on 18 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2017

I cannot rate the team and venue at SbN highly enough!! The venue is able to cater for all your needs and is set in some pretty stunning grounds. We had a smaller wedding so used the Garden and Gainsborough rooms. It was lovely being able to have the separate rooms which meant we could leave our dinner tables with their Centre pieces throughout the evening. And then there were ALL the staff, every memeber of staff we dealt with in the planning, lead up to and on the day we’re exceptional. Our wedding planner was wonderful and attentive. Our duty manager on the day was superb and their teams were all amazing. They all went above and beyond their call to assist you. Lots of us stayed the night too and they have a hotel bar which stays open as long as guests were there, we loved this and ended up being in bar area until gone 2am!! We had an absolutley wonderful reception with Stoke By Nayland. I highly recommend them!!

Amazing from start to finish
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By Stacey, on 10 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

Well what can i say who wouldnt want to get married at the stoke by nayland not only are the views spectacular, the venue rooms are beautiful and the staff are amazing who go beyond the call of duty to make your day so special. All staff are more than lovely so easy to speak to and guide you through every part of your day step by step. Our wedding planner Katie was amazing and made us feel at ease throughout the whole planning process and kept in touch throughout. Our wedding manager Mel was just as amazing making the whole day so special for us and using our decorations to make the whole place look beautiful, our guests said nothing but positive comments on the whole day. The day went so smoothly and i wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else, i would give the staff and venue a 10 out of 10 they were all amazing!! I cant thank everyone enough at the stoke by nayland for making our perfect day so special, a day we will remember for the rest of our lives!! :)

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