The Kings Oak Hotel

(47 reviews) 47 4.94
Paul's Nursery Road High Beach Essex IG10 4AE
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About The Kings Oak Hotel

Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach
Essex, IG10 4AE

The Kings Oak is an award winning venue, nestled in the heart of Epping Forest. The impressive venue offers couples something a little different to traditional celebrations: the wow factor!

We are so proud that Kings Oak won the ‘Wedding Venue of the Year – Something Different’ award in 2014 in the Essex Wedding Awards, and was a finalist again in 2015.

Kings Oak is  surrounded by the natural beauty of Epping Forest, boasting fabulous views and photo opportunities from every spot in the venue.

We have three fabulous function suites that are licensed to hold civil ceremonies; each room is individually designed and finished to the highest standard. Alternatively, if you would prefer to marry in a church, the beautiful Church of the Holy Innocents is just under a mile away.

The Kings Room is perfect for your evening celebrations, with a capacity of 130 seated guests and 200 standing. The function room has state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment to create the perfect party space. For a more traditional ceremony, our Victorian Oak Lounge boasts stunning views over the Forest. The elegant room, complete with chandeliers, can accommodate 65 seated guests for your wedding breakfast and 80 for the evening. The Beach Club Marquee is a more exotic choice for your celebrations and can accommodate up to 100 guests. The marquee overlooks the private Pool Gardens, which boasts a tiki bar, Marbella-inspired champagne beds and a 100 ft. art deco lido. 

From your very first enquiry, our dedicated events team will be on hand to offer assistance. They will help you get the most out of the unique venue and ensure that your day runs smoothly.

Our wedding packages begin at £55 per person and can be tailored to your specific requirements. For more information, please contact us.

• Award winning Essex wedding venue, as seen on TV! • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in three rooms • Stunning backdrops for photographs in the private walled Pool Gardens, Forest Gardens & Epping Forest • All-inclusive wedding packages from just £55 per person • 1920s art deco lido with working fountain • WOW factor!

Facilities at The Kings Oak Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool

The Kings Oak Hotel Reviews (47)

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By Lysia & David, on 06 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2018

We would like to massively THANK & RECOMMEND the events team at The Kings Oak!! We had our daughter's Bat Mitzvah in the Kings Room with the Beach Club Marquee too, for a reception & sit-down 3 course dinner & disco... and it went off perfectly ... we are still buzzing!! Paula along with Skye & all of the team, the amazing chefs, bartenders, waiters/waitresses and all the behind the scenes staff - were amazing!! So professional, helpful, friendly - they all went above & beyond. It was so slick, flowed seamlessly & smoothly run. We will not hesitate to book again for future events! What we found so great is that we, along with our kids and family, felt looked after and "special" during the whole process. The communication, attention to detail, guidance and foresight of true professionals with a wealth of experience shone through. The decor and vibe of the venue is gorgeous and can take on whatever atmosphere and style you want - customising it to suit style and budget with different options /additions/light colour etc. We were over the moon with how delicious the food was!! Great taste, presentation, quality, quantity of our reception canapes & 3 courses dinner - over 100 guests and it was all piping hot too!! I could go on and on about the beautiful venue - just don't hesitate in booking for your event! You can put your trust in Paula and her team, and all the stresses are taken away from you THANK YOU AGAIN FROM ALL OF US XX.

A Wedding Day to Remember
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By Toni & Brad, on 05 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2018

We held our wedding and reception at the Kings Oak and we cannot thank Paula and Skye enough for all their help. Nothing was too much trouble and they even upgraded my dance floor for free!! They kept me organised and made the day so stress free it was amazing! Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was. The food was lovely and there was plenty. There were a few vegan meals and they were received really well too. Drinks aren't over priced and a good selection of wines. We were expecting only red and white but rose was on the table too. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Thank you so much and we will be back x Toni & Brad

Wonderful Wedding Day
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By Rebecca & Ricky, on 05 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Oct 2018

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the King's Oak on the 24th October 2018. The day could not have run smoother thanks to the very experienced Paula and Skye. Our guests were happy and well informed at all times whilst we were able enjoy some private moments. Having begun the planning process in only March of this year, I could not imagine how relaxed I felt throughout the organisation of details. Communication is consistent and ensures that decisions are made on time without pushiness. We felt that we were able to create the wedding we wanted with the assistance of the King's Oak team. We hired the Beach Marquee for ceremony, King's Room the Oak Lounge for drinks reception before our sit-down meal. I recommend this way so that your guests can truly appreciate the beauty of the King's Room because that haven't spent too much time in there. Our DJ and photographer were well informed about where and how to carry our their tasks due to prior communication and made to feel incredibly welcome. The food was amazing and received nothing but compliments from our guests. The staff were friendly and seemed happy to go the extra mile for anybody. I have received such positive feedback about our occasion and we owe everything to Paula and Skye. Thank you so much, we will be back to celebrate our anniversary at the King's Oak. Rebecca and Ricky Shakes

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By Charles & Maulline, on 05 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2018

I would like to thank everyone at the Kings Oak for hosting our daughters wedding. The whole day flowed seamlessly from start to finish. A special thank you to Paula who helped plan and execute the day. She was ably assisted by Skye. Our guests were full of compliments in respect of the venue and the warmth of the helpful staff. The food was hot and tasty and we were particularly impressed with the professional service. We hired the Oak Lounge for drinks and canapés before and after the ceremony, the Beach Club Marquee for the Ceremony and the Kings Room for the Reception. All the rooms were decorated to a high standard which impressed us and all our guests. Charles and Maulline Sam

Amazing Wedding
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By Erol & Haley, on 05 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2018

Skye and the Kings Oak Team have been amazing! Anything was possible and everything was perfect! Booking The Kings Oak Hotel/preparation: This was such a smooth process. It was almost too smooth that it concerned me that something would go wrong on the day! We had regular meetings with Skye, which put me, the very nervous/excitable bride at ease. Every meeting, Skye took us through step by step what would happen on the day. She gave us total guidance and reassurance. We had a few unusual requests that required assistance from the Kings Oak team and this was never an issue! Whether it was by the phone or email, it never took Skye or the team long to get back to us. For the food we had Warm goat’s cheese & sundried tomato tart with a balsamic glaze Or Chef’s seasonal soup with crusty bread (Tomato and basil) Breast of chicken with brandy, mushroom & cream sauce served with mash potato or Baked aubergine, tomato & mushroom with rice. The food was gorgeous and the guests loved it. Portions sizes were very decent, chicken was not dry and presentation was fantastic! Venue: The Kings Oak hotel really does have the wow factor! All our guests absolutely loved it and were so impressed with the glitzy, glamorous fairytale venue surrounded by the beautiful Epping forest! The whole day ran so smoothly – nothing went wrong! It was complete military operation! The staff completely tended to our needs throughout the day and everyone was very looked after – glasses always being topped up with drinks etc. A number of guests commented on how great the staff were and how they looked after everyone!

Our Wedding August 2018
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By Abby & Daniel, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2018

I would just like to give the biggest thank you to Skye and Paula for making all of our wedding dreams come true we can not thank you enough. From the moment we arrived at our reception we were wowed through till the very end of the night! The attention to detail was not missed at all and everything was just fab! Our guests all loved the food and said it was the best wedding dinner they have ever had. All our love Abby and Daniel xx

so dissapointed
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By michelle wimpress, on 03 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

my son and now daughter in law had their wedding reception here last Saturday (28.07.18) and it the service provided by the Kings Oak was extremely disappointing. First off, there was a pool party that brought the guests in on coaches, for this reason the car park was completely closed to any other visitors or guests until 10pm. We was not notified of this prior to the day and our guests were left with nowhere to park for the duration of the reception. My daughter in law had made favours for hours prior to the big day and these were left with the pub to bring out when dressing the hall. This was not done and favours were not received by the guests. food ordered (45.00 a platter for 8 guests), wow, what can I say!!!! all the platters ordered did not come out to the guests!!!! food was removed and disposed of at 10.30pm leaving the guests with nothing until the reception ended at 12 midnight. The room was not air conditioned and was extremely hot. The in-house dj did not speak a word the entire night, when songs were requested by guests they were shunned and at 11pm the music system lost power. The dj spent 10 minutes fixing the problem, having to leave the hall twice to remedy the problem, however, he did not speak to the guests or make any apology, just cracked on with whatever he was doing in silence. my son and daughter in law spoke to the Manager, telling her of the blunders and disappointments. they also told them of the inacurate food platters and how the platters were removed, still containing food, half way through the reception. We have yet to hear anything!!! :(

Wedding 14th June 2018
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By Corrine, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jun 2018

What can I say! The most amazing venue. The only one we looked at and booked for our beautiful wedding. The staff are so helpful. The team made our day so perfect. Nothing went wrong. Everyone loved it and complimented everything. I couldn’t of wished for a better day. I love the place so much. We will be returning for dinners for sure. I will miss the team and the venue for my wedding but will treasure the photos for ever! If you haven’t considered this place for your wedding then you must be crazy !

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By Lorraine, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 11 May 2018

We had our ceremony and reception here in may 2018, from the beginning and all the way through we had the upmost advice and support. We wouldnt change a thing, it was a brilliant day, the food was 5*, the staff were fabulous and made sure our day was fun filled. Paula advised us and kept in touch through out the months to make sure we were happy, she was really a god send and we are so so thankful. Thank you to everyone at the kings oak hotel 5************

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By Joanne, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

Myself and my husband attended a wedding here in April and the venue is stunning. Bar staff friendly and the grounds were perfect for photos

Our Big Day
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By Gina, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2018

Firstly thank you so much, to all the staff at the Kings Oak Hotel for making our wedding day run smoothly. The planning side was handled extremely professionally by the ladies in the office. We had several meetings with Paula, she was always full of enthusiasm and nothing was every any trouble for her. Thank you to Skye, who I’m sure must just sleep at her desk, always responding to my email queries very quickly! Our guests commented on how impressive the food was, not only was it served hot (sometimes venues can struggle with getting everyone served a hot meal) the portions were huge and it was delicious, what else could you wish for!? The day itself ran extremely smoothly, even though it did bucket it down and that is of course thanks to all the staff. They really are a great team. Thank you

Dancing all night
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By Hun E, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Apr 2018

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped arrange my 40th Birthday celebrations in the Kings Room this weekend. Everything was perfect, from the moment I walked into the Kings Oak I felt that I did not need to worry about anything and that all arrangements were under control. The band and set-up were all taken care of, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff and the Bar staff made sure that everyone knew myself and my husband so the evening felt very personal to me. The room looked stunning and the Hog Roast and Halloumi baps were excellent and enjoyed by all. We also visited on Friday for a pre-birthday Afternoon tea, which was just delicious and we had a lovely afternoon. Thank you to Jill, Paula and the whole team for making my birthday weekend so memorable, I have had an amazing time!

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