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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Colchester, Essex View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
89 reviews
Menus from £79.50
50 to 400 Guests

About

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is an award-winning, family-owned wedding venue located in Colchester, Essex. This hotel has been helping couples create lasting, magical memories for over 50 years. It's surrounded by stunning English countryside scenery with lakes, streams, and woodlands, creating picture-perfect moments for your special day. Set within 300 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside, the hotel overlooks a private lake that forms the perfect backdrop to your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has the facilities to cater for every kind of celebration, from a grand gathering to an intimate festival-style bash. It offers 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. All event spaces enjoy natural daylight and private terraces, whilst the tipi offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from a beautifully landscaped green. The hotel holds a wedding license, but couples can also make it official outdoors under a wooden pergola set within the stunning countryside. The four-star hotel has 80 contemporary bedrooms, as well as 10 luxurious countryside lodges, so your guests don't need to worry about travelling home.

Services Offered

With set wedding packages and bespoke offerings, the team at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is versatile in their approach. They'll work with you to prepare the perfect package. They can assist and advise you on your choice of wedding breakfast, accompanying wines, and evening buffet. There are even additional extras such as giant light-up letters, a star-lit backdrop, a post-box, and a popcorn machine that you can hire. The hotel's event staff understands how time-consuming it can be to plan a wedding. For support, they 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, your wedding coordinators will take care of everything.

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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    David H. Married on 14/04/2022
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    excellent service

    Myself and my new wife got married in April and all the staff were very helpful.
    The wedding team and our wedding coordinator Melanie was lovely and very very organized and was fantastic on the day.
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    Lauren C. Married on 10/04/2022
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    Professional, amazing and helpful

    After having our wedding postponed due to covid, the girls here made sure they went out their way to make sure me and my husand had the best possible day. They made us feel so speical and I would highly recommed.
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    Chloe B. Married on 25/04/2021
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    Amazing hotel, staff and experience

    We had one of the best days of our lives (we have two children so we honestly can't say the best) but we couldn't have asked for any better. Simone was our wedding planner and coordinator, we were a delayed due to covid wedding and also Simone's last wedding before her maternity leave but nothing was too much for her. From the moment we put our deposit down to the moment she said bye on the night it was seamless. The food was amazing, we had so many compliments, the hotel was gorgeous and as we're slowly getting the photos back we have the most stunning views!!
    Thank you so much for all that you did!!
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    Hannah Married on 11/03/2022
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    I could not fault the venue!

    We recently got married at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, and I could not fault the staff or venue! Melanie my coordinator unfortunately got covid the week of the wedding but Rachel took over and she was amazing! We had so many compliments on how the venue looked, food and drink and staff. We will be regular visitors to the hotel now
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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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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 1
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There are so many benefits to a midweek wedding. Not only can you save ££s£ on your special day, but everyone gets a day off work!

Available Sunday-Thursday between 2nd May to 30th November 2022. The complete package costs just £4,999.00.

We’ll take the worry out of organising your last-minute nuptials for 2022. From chair covers and entertainment to reception drinks and the evening buffet, we’ve got it covered.

Our Constable Rooms has a private terrace to enjoy the picturesque lake and countryside views all day. long The room will be beautifully set for 50-day guests who will enjoy reception drinks and sumptuous 3-course wedding breakfast. Following the toasts, an evening buffet will be served for you 50-day guests and additional 30 evening guests**. Party the night away with a live DJ and capture the celebrations in our photobooth*.

*Subject to availability.
** Additional day and evening guests can be added to this package. Please see the cost for this outlined below.

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Keepers Lane CO6 4PZ Colchester (Essex)

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