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The Kings Oak Hotel

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The Kings Oak is an award-winning venue in the heart of Epping Forest, Essex bordering Hertfordshire. The impressive venue offers couples something a little different to traditional wedding venues and has the wow factor! Over 100 bridal couples choose us each year for their big day.

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.

We have state-of-the-art sound & lighting equipment to create the perfect Essex wedding party space Our Kings Room holds 120 seated 200 standing. For larger weddings, we can open the bi-folding doors to adjoining starlit beach club marquee and can cater for 200 guests for your sit down meal (across both rooms) and 300 standing. Fully air-conditioned which is perfect for summer weddings.

For a more traditional civil ceremony, our Victorian Oak Lounge boasts stunning views over the beautiful Epping Forest through its tall windows. This elegant Victorian room with ornate high ceilings, complete with chandeliers, can accommodate 80 seated guests for your ceremony or 50 for a wedding breakfast and 80 for the evening.

Our starlit Beach Club Marquee is a more exotic choice for your ceremony and can accommodate up to 125 guests for the ceremony and 80 guests seated for your wedding breakfast or party.

The marquee overlooks the private walled Pool Gardens, which boasts a tiki bar, Marbella-inspired champagne beds and a 100 ft. art deco lido pool with original 1920s fountain this is a perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures along with the backdrop of the Forest. The terrace that overlooks the pool is perfect for reception drinks and canapés in summer months.

Pool & Gardens can be hired as part of your wedding package and our exclusive KO Royale package is the best option if you are considering this.

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 our unique venue & ensure your day runs smoothly. They are passionate about making our bride & grooms special day run perfectly with attention to detail and they will help you throughout the planning stage to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.

Our wedding packages can be tailored to your specific requirements - Please get in touch with our Events Team and arrange a social distancing viewing now! - 02008 508 5000

  • Award winning wedding venue in heart of Epping Forest, Essex & close to Herts, as featured on ITV & BBC
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in three fabulous function suites.
  • Stunning backdrops for photographs in the private walled Pool Gardens, Forest Gardens & Epping Forest
  • Fabulous wedding packages from just £55 per person.
  • 1920s art deco lido with working fountain in walled gardens - Marbella inspired furniture to relax in.
  • WOW factor,Gliz Glam & Sparkle.... 'Something different' from traditional wedding venues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Hall Married on 07/08/2021
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    A dream wedding!

    We had our wedding at the Kings Oak in August 2021, having stated planning it in April 2021. Having such a short window did not prevent us from having a wonderful day as they can do everything for you accept providing your wedding dress.

    As the number of guest grew because lockdown ended they continued to accommodate us right up until 3 days before the wedding.

    Paula, Georgia and the whole team worked tirelessly to give me/us the day of our dreams.

    The food, decor and professionalism on the day were second to none.

    We had the drinks Reception after the ceremony, a 3 course sit down meal then an evening buffet with Caribbean delicacies.

    We are used to highly flavoured food and we were not disappointed. The children and our guests who were vegan or needed gluten free food were catered for, their plates were cleaned.

    We has a total of 150 guests using 2 rooms and it was intimate as well as giving guests enough space not to feel hemmed in.

    If you want a beautiful venue, outside space, a quality sound system, professional service with good quality tasty food that will fill your guests up choose the Kings Oak.

    They have an extensive bar but they will buy in drinks that they don't normally stock if you ask them.

    Me and my husband would like to thank you all for making our day so special xx
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    Carly Married on 30/03/2019
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    My Sisters Wedding

    My sister Michelle got married here on 30th March 2019 to Michael and I feel compelled to write a review, which is unlike me! It was the most beautiful occasion and so well organised, the attention to detail was amazing! Well done to the team on what was a superb event, my sister and her new husband had the most wonderful time (and so did everyone else) we are all still talking about it now!!
    Carly x
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    Jess Married on 29/03/2019
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    Our perfect wedding day!

    My husband and I got married here on Friday 29th March & it was absolutely everything we could have wanted! Skye and the team made everything run so smoothly we had nothing to worry about, and the venue was decorated exactly how we imagined! Our guests all complimented the venue and the food as well :) Thank you for everything - I wish we could do it all over again!! XX
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    Trish Married on 07/03/2019
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    Perfect Venue

    We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were. We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow. We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening. Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here! Thank you everyone
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    Gary Married on 28/02/2019
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    The perfect wedding

    I attended a wedding here at the end of February during the winter "heatwave" and WOW!! it was fantastic.
    The place was beautifully decorated and the staff were so professional. The food was first class. We had prawn and crayfish cocktail followed by chicken breast in a brandy and mushroom sauce with all the trimmings. The chocolate torte was to die for.
    The day ran so smoothly from the ceremony throughout the meal until the last dance.
    The DJ was brilliant and everyone was dancing to the very end. No one wanted to leave.... Just perfect.
    Can't wait to visit again soon.... Made me even want to get married again.
    Totally recommend this venue.
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    Carol Married on 15/02/2019
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    Our Dream Day

    We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were. We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow. We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening. Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here! Thank you everyone
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    Carol Married on 15/02/2019
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    Our Dream Day

    We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were. We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow. We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening. Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here! Thank you everyone
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    Maria Married on 15/02/2019
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    Wedding 15th February 2019

    We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were.
    We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow.
    We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening.
    Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here!
    Thank you everyone
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    Maria Married on 15/02/2019
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    Fabulous Wedding Venue

    We had our wedding at The Kings Oak yesterday, everyone that attended said how beautiful the setting and all the rooms were.
    We have had many guests compliment the roast beef that was served perfectly and everyone adored the starter. All the food served on the day was delicious and the food and drink was on constant flow.
    We were made to feel comfortable and all my requests were met with no hesitation. They were all extremely accommodating and made the groom and I feel happy and relaxed all day through to the evening.
    Absolutely would recommend having a wedding or special event here!
    Thank you everyone
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    Catherine Married on 26/01/2019
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    Wedding Reception

    Sky & her team were amazing & made sure everything was perfect for us. All our guest said they had such a wonderful time & it was the best wedding reception they'd been to in years. The in-house DJ was amazing playing a little bit of something for everyone.
    The food was outstanding.
    Big thank you to Sky & her team of guys & girls for all they hard work, you made our day a day to remember.
    Best wishes
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    Lysia Married on 28/10/2018
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    Stunning venue & excellent events team

    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.
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    Charles Married on 26/10/2018
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    My Daughters Wedding

    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
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    Toni Married on 25/10/2018
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    A wedding day to remember

    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
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    Toni Married on 25/10/2018
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    A Wedding Day to Remember

    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
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    Rebecca Married on 24/10/2018
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    Wonderful Wedding Day

    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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Thankful Thursdays…
Remaining Thursdays in 2020 through to November 2021

£3000

based on a minimum of 50 adult guests, additional guests priced at £60 per guest

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception Package…
VALID SUNDAY TO FRIDAYS ONLY

£4995

Based on a minimum of 60 adult guests

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

KO Royale Exclusive

summer wedding packages

 

SUNDAY TO FRIDAY - £9,950 (BASED ON 60 ADULTS MIN) Additional day guests charged at £75 pp

SATURDAY - £12,650 (BASED ON 80 ADULTS MINIMUM) Additional day guests charged at £90 pp

We can cater for up to 200 guests seated


 

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