Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

(54 reviews) 54 4.98
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 are excited about the prospect of assisting you in your wedding journey.

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
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
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Location

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4PZ

Keepers Lane Leavenheath Colchester Suffolk CO6 4PZ
01206 265 818
54 4.98

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews (54)

February wedding
Venue Service

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!! :)

Stunning! 31.8.17
Venue Service

By Alicia Moody, on 09 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2017

Where to begin .. it's all gone so fast but what an absolutely wonderful experience it has been. Katie our wedding coordinator was brilliant from start to finish. Initial enquiry right up to planning the details and contact for the big day..reception team where great always in contact regarding rooms etc. The day itself went so smoothly being run by the duty manager Harley, who I must say not having worked for the hotel long is an absolute credit. Nothing was too much trouble from rearranging and fluffing up my dress holding my flowers to even dancing with my 5 year old son and his cousins. Harley and the team on the day were absolutely fantastic so welcoming and really were a great part of our wedding. It really is a fantastic venue and we cant wait to return for a spa day afternoon tea and our anniversaries. Thank you ever so much to you all at Stoke By Nayland Hotel Golf And Spa from the new Mr and Mrs Moody xx

The most perfect day!!!
Venue Service

By Sian & Tom, on 28 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017

My husband and I had our wedding here just recently on 25th August 2017, What a perfect choice we made!!! Every thing about it was just perfect. Firstly starting off with Katie - the wedding planner! She was so lovely, very helpful and nothing ever was too much to ask. If it was possible, it was done. Communication was also 10/10!! Becky- the duty manager who ran our special day was great also, couldn't have made sure the day was run any better. Was really down to earth, very helpful!! The hotel itself was lovely, very Clean. Service was good. The Food was to die for!! Both food & Drinks reasonably priced. For anyone considering booking their wedding here, it's a must!! You won't be disappointed. Equally for anyone wanting a relaxing luxurious stay The spa/restaurant and rooms Are all lovely. We already can't wait to go back and visit!!!!

Absolutely Amazing
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By Charmaine & Aaron Martin, on 14 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

Where do we begin?! From the moment we first went to stoke by Nayland to look at the open wedding day, we both knew it was the place we wanted to get married, it was also the first place we visited but we knew straight away. The staff were extremely helpful, our wedding planner Katie Whittaker was always there if I needed any questions answering. We had our wedding on Friday 11th August 2107 & it was amazing. Our wedding planner on the day Mel was brilliant, we couldn't recommend stoke by Nayland enough! We shall be back to celebrate our first wedding anniversary next year & we already can't wait! The small little touches we had was amazing too.

Our wedding at Stoke By Nayland
Venue Service

By Sarah & Jason, on 09 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2017

We had our wedding at Stoke By Nayland last weekend and it really was the best day of our lives! From start to finish, the staff couldn't do more for us, the day ran so smoothly and Becky, who ran the day, was always around if we needed anything. We didn't have to worry about a thing! All our guests had a fantastic time, enjoyed the food and, as many of them stayed over, the hotel booked us a private room the next day for breakfast which was great! We really can't thank Katie, Becky and their team enough!

Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Tymms, on 10 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2017

We got married at this hotel a week ago today and we literally cannot fault it. We looked at many venues and struggled to find one that was flexible without us incurring any extra costs. Stoke by Nayland were fantastic in accommodating all of our needs. The whole lead up and day went incredibly smoothly. A beautiful venue with an above attentive team. We had endless compliments from all our guests on the food and accommodation. We can't wait to go back for our first anniversary!

Our wedding
Venue Service

By Mr &a Mrs Barnes, on 08 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

We had our wedding reception here at Stoke by Nayland golf club. Well I don't know where to start, it was absolutely amazing from start to finish . The grounds are beautiful and we got some lovely photos around the grounds using the golf buggys! The food was 5 star, all the guests were saying to us after the meal how much they enjoyed it. My guests arrived for welcoming drinks at 2.00pm and it just ran so smoothly drinks were ready. Meal was out on time, anything we needed all the staff were happy to help. Stoke literally sorted everything from start to finish even emptying our postbox and putting everything in my room! Thank you to Tash and Becky and to the rest of the staff. I have recommended Stoke to my friends and family and will continue to do so. Thank you for helping making my day run so smoothly and making it everything we dreamt it to be ! Steph & Andy

Venue Service

By Hayley Mallett, on 27 May 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

We had our Wedding ceremony and reception at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel earlier this month. From our time of booking the venue last year and up to and including our big day itself we had regular contact with our co-ordination Katie and nothing was too much trouble, and she answered all questions and queries and all our requests were met, even adding an extra day guest at short notice was not an issue. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. The food was all that we wished for and everyone's dietary requirements were met including guests that had food allergies. All our guests praised the quality of the food, the service and that it was hot which is no mean feat when catering for large parties and it was served table by table so no one had to wait for another guest's food to be served meaning theirs went cold. Our co-ordinator on the day, Alex, was a star, we met him the previous evening and any last minute concerns were listened to and dealt with and on the day itself he ensured that everything ran smoothly and that there were no issues and all in a professional and friendly manner...thank you Alex. All our guests have said what a beautiful day they had and what a lovely venue. We can highly recommend the hotel

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By Mikey Shah, on 21 May 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017

We had our ceremony and reception at Stoke-by-Nayland and we couldn't have asked for a better day. The hotel and grounds it's self are stunning and the staff were beyond amazing. The chef created a bospoke Indian menu for us and completely exceeded all our expectations. Our wedding coordinator on the day was fantastic. She went out of her way to make sure we had exactly what we wanted and everything went smoothly. Since the day, our friends have family have done nothing but talk about how perfect our wedding was. A huge thank you to Stoke-by-Nayland, a hightly recommend venue from us!!

Wedding 18.6.16
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By Louisa and Henry, on 17 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2016

Myself and my husband had our wedding breakfast and reception at Stoke by nayland and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day. The staff were very professional and helpful and we were able to have our day exactly how we wanted it. All of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and how beautiful it looked. The food was also amazing! We would def recommend it Love Louisa and Henry xx

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