Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

(68 reviews) 68 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, SbN understand exactly how to plan the wedding of your dreams. From your initial tour of the venue, to the last goodbye as you head to your room as a married couple, your dedicated Wedding Coordinator 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

With three traditional banqueting suites, an intimate function room at the country lodges and a luxurious giant Tipi set within the grounds, 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.


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. Tipi weddings also benefit from a luxurious bridal glamping suite and 9 additional glamping pods so you and your guests can enjoy a night under the stars.


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 post-box and popcorn machine 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 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 ( 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 natual daylight and stunning views • Beautifully appointed hotel, with modern, spacious bedrooms • Choose from great-value packages or a tailor made celebration

Facilities at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Woodland and Festival
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 (68)

Wedding May 2019
Venue Service

By Luke & Kerry Littlechild, on 07 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

We booked Stoke by Nayland for our wedding venue in February 2018. We were appointed a wedding planner for preparations which so happened to be the amazing Simone Casley, she made our day easy and effortless to plan and nothing was too much for her. Each time we visited during the lead up to our wedding we were made to feel very comfortable at the venue. On the day, we were appointed Josh Avent as our wedding coordinator. I cannot thank this man enough for the effort he and his team put in to make our day what it was! I had absolutely no worries throughout the whole day as he handled everything with such professionalism. He even helped me arrange my train on more than one occasion and helped me to remove my veil after photographs ?? I felt like royalty the whole day, from start to finish. All the team made our day everything we wanted and more, I cannot recommend this as a wedding venue enough!

The perfect day
Venue Service

By Wayne and abby, on 26 May 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

We had the most spectacular wedding day at stoke by nayland, the venue itself is a class above the rest, it looks amazing outside but aldo every room inside is kept looking amazing, the room for the ceremony and reception was out of this world it was the most fitting venue we found and we looked at over 10 venues, on top of that we also had the best wedding organiser in simone, she was the most helpful person in the world, she made everything run smoothly and every idea we wanted she done without a fuss, nothing was to much for her and when your planning a wedding it is stressful enough so to have simone in the corner took a weight of our shoulders, the food was amazing no one could fault anything, we had afternoon tea during the day and a hog roast and buffet in the evening, everything was value for money and we would happily do it all again there as well, a big thank you to all the staff and i shouldn't forget josh on the day who was running the wedding and making sure everything was in order, a lovely bloke who done everything we asked so to you 2 people thank you. Take a look here and speak with simone before going elsewhere you will be happy i promise

Mr&Mrs Banyard
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By Jake Banyard, on 05 May 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

We had our wedding on the 20th April this year, the ground are out of this world and the build up of the wedding and the planning with the team was amazing and couldn’t fault it at all! The evening before the wedding was really good and was able to set the Venue up, so wasn’t all rushed in the morning and on the day of the wedding everything went so smoothly and I can’t fault the team at all they made us feel very welcome and made sure our day was as special as we wanted it to be. Thank you very much everyone at Stoke By Nayland. Highly recommend this place!

Wedding 18.04.19
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Dinsdale, on 25 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

Had the best day at Stoke by Nayland! Simone was amazing when we had lots of questions to ask to make sure our day was perfect... then on the day Josh was amazing could not do enough for us! We appreciated it so much, both made us feel relaxed and was so friendly to take to! Staff was amazing, remembering our names, enjoyed talking to them! was so lovely especially Belle! Also received a bottle of bubbly& a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the night of our wedding! Thank you so much! Highly recommend

Best Wedding Of The Year
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By Mischa Cooke, on 15 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2019

Wow - we can’t believe our wedding is already over. We are so glad that we chose to get married at Stoke By Nayland. We fell in love with this venue on our first visit and it helped that they had a wedding already set up so we can envision our wedding. But we had to wait as we booked another visit for different venue. Already we kept making comparison with the other venue and we knew nothing would beat Stoke By Nayland. As soon our visit with the 2nd venue was over, we booked Stoke By Nayland STRAIGHTAWAY! The service we had was outstanding with regular emails and meetings. The wedding planner, Simone, is a godsend. She didn’t let our deafness affect our meetings and she put up with our regular emails back and forth and never once complained! The resort is SO beautiful, we had the ceremony in one room and the reception in another. Everything was just perfect! Josh, the head of House, was amazing with the set up, making sure our day went perfect without any issues and controlled everything really well. Our family stayed at the lodges - it was perfect for the weekend, us all spending time together and getting ready together! The spa was amazing and perfect for us to relax the day before the wedding. As part of the wedding package, we got the junior suite for the wedding night and it was a beautiful room! We seriously had the BEST weekend and the guests wanted us to get married again just to go through it all again. Perfect location to get married in - all in one place, very convenient! Thank you Stoke By Nayland for an unforgettable wedding from us Mrs and Mrs Cooke!

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!
Venue Service

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.

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