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Last update: March 2024

The Kings Oak Hotel is an award-winning venue in the heart of Epping Forest, Essex, on the border with Hertfordshire.

This impressive venue invites couples to treat themselves to something more than the traditional fare and experience a wedding atmosphere unlike any other.

More than 100 couples celebrate their love at The Kings Oak each year, and they sincerely hope that you will too. They look forward to making your time with them an experience that you and your loved ones will remember and treasure forever.

Facilities and Capacity

The natural beauty of Epping Forest affords breathtaking views and fabulous photo opportunities. The Kings Oak Hotel has three magnificent function rooms licensed for civil ceremonies. Each is individually designed and finished to the very highest standards.

The Kings Room holds 120 seated guests or up to 200 standing guests. The adjoining air-conditioned Beach Club Marquee can accommodate 125 ceremony guests and 80 seated guests for your wedding breakfast or evening party. The Marquee overlooks the walled Pool Gardens, which boasts a tiki bar, Marbella-inspired champagne beds, and a 100-foot art deco lido pool with an original 1920s fountain.

Opening the bi-folding doors between the Kings Room and the Marquee creates additional event space, sufficient to accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down meal or 300 standing guests. The Victorian Oak Lounge has a cosy, more traditional aesthetic. It features ornate high ceilings, complete with chandeliers, and it can accommodate 80 seated ceremony guests, 50 for your wedding breakfast, and 80 for your evening party.

Alternatively, if you prefer a church wedding, the beautiful Church of the Holy Innocents is less than a mile away, so you needn't travel far to get from the church to your reception at the Kings Oak.

Services Offered

The King's Oak experienced and dedicated team is determined to help you make the most of your time here. They will be on hand to assist you throughout the planning process. They offer a choice of customisable wedding packages, and their attention to detail is second to none.

Whatever your vision, you can count on their support to help turn your dreams into reality. Contact them today to arrange a viewing. They're eager to meet you and show you around the beautiful Kings Oak Hotel.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Church
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Kings Oak Hotel

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75 reviews
99% recommend it
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Michel
Michel S. Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Venue

The Kings Oak was just the perfect space from the moment I walked I loved the fact that we could do the ceremony and wedding all in one place, everything we needed was all one level, didn’t have to worry parking or
Outdoor space to take pictures. The room on the day drew gasps from myself and the guest it look more beautiful than imagined.
It just a great space and would recommend it for any big event.
Michelle
Sylvia Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, Professional & Caring Staff

The Kings Oak Team work well together to bring everything you planed for your special day to come to fruition. The ceremony was lovely, The food was very tasty and also accommodated for dietary needs. Nothing was to much trouble. for
Ryan
Ryan B. Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A Perfect Spring Wedding

My Husband and I were incredibly fortunate and lucky to have got married at the Kings Oak Hotel in Spring 2023…

To say our experience of the venue and the staff was exceptional would be an understatement; from the moment we first visited the Kings Oak in August 2020 we were made to feel like part of a family and once we had confirmed our date we knew we were in very safe and capable hands…

Communication when planning a wedding is absolutely key, and thanks to Paula, every little detail was discussed, created and brought to life. She was wonderfully accommodating and thoughtful, shared our vision and knew exactly how we wanted the day to look and feel…

You never really know how it’s all going to come together on the day but when we walked in and saw what she and her team had created we were instantly blown away — the lights, flowers, decorations, music, cleanliness, the bar, the drinks, and the impeccable food were all perfect! Her recommendations on the flowers & cake suppliers, as well as the DJ were spot on!

On the day itself we were made to feel like royalty. Your wedding day can be very overwhelming, which it was for me, but the team at the Kings Oak Hotel made me feel very calm and guided not only us through the day, but all the guests as well.

Everyone single person at our wedding has said how impressed they were — the team really went above and beyond, and we are so grateful.

To any couple looking for a venue — we HIGHLY recommend the Kings Oak Hotel.

We cannot thank Paula and all of the venue’s team enough for what they did for us…

It was special — very, very special!
Ryan & Massimo


Caroline
Caroline H. Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and great staff

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the King’s Oak, every step of the way was discussed. We chose a package where we had their own DJ. I had emailed him the songs we wanted playing, he was brilliant.

The venue was beautiful, large dance floor, we chose buffet food, which was brought out and placed on the tables, we also had a drinks package, and these were given to guests.

We paid extra to extend the hours of our reception and this wasn’t an issue with the staff.

We had the best time and would definitely recommend the Kings Oak to everyone. Also, a view of Epping Forest can’t be bad.
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Shanna B. Sent on 02/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Paula and Team

Paula, Toni and Stavi were helpful from start to finish during our wedding planning.

We chose the Kings Oak as we really wanted an epic party! The Kings Oak was perfect for this with its location being away from a residential environment, as well as the perfect location, only being walking distance from High Beach beautiful church where we got married.

My favourite memories, there are too many to count! The drive from the church to the Kings Oak through the forest with Harry was so special, then just start to finish, arrival, speeches, drinks flowing, dancing with all our nearest and dearest at the Kings Oak, it was so special! Our perfect day!

Paula and the ladies were so personable and listened to everything we wanted: they even made it possible to have more space on the day of our wedding to make the flow better for our number of guests.

The day and evening ran seamlessly and nothing was too much to ask!

I would highly recommend The Kings Oak for the best wedding party!!!

If you’re a couple looking to dance the night away, the Kings Oak is your venue!
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Charlotte W. Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding

Wow what can I say. The kings oak event team executed our wedding perfectly. We had the best day!! It was honestly the most incredible venue. Paula and Linzi on the day were amazing making sure I was calm and everyone was in place and the day ran smoothly. The food was INCREDIBLE! So many people have said to me it’s the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Christian the toastmaster was lovely! The DJ provided was very good and really friendly! Photo Booth and chocolate fountain were included and were incredible, all the guests raved about them! I couldn’t fault the place. Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality, the venue is stunningly beautiful and every last detail is perfect.
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Samuel B. Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue!

Me and my wife got married at the Kings Oak Hotel in September 2023 and what a fabulous day it was!
We have known this venue for some years now having visited its pub and restaurant for various occasions, as well as having had birthday parties here in its event spaces.
After getting engaged in late 2022 we wanted to begin planning our wedding and get a date locked in! We knew straight away the Kings Oak Hotel was the venue for us! We had so much confidence in the team there from previous experiences that we knew they would make it a perfect and memorable day for us.
We made our first appointment with Paula the Events Manager and we got a date locked in. The venue is naturally beautiful with its style and decor yet so adaptable fitting to any occasion/theme, we really didn’t have to think about it much!
From there we had several appointments along the way with Paula who helped guide us along the way, listing everything we needed to know as well as everything that was available to us to create the perfect wedding (Even when you think you have a reasonable idea on how to plan a wedding, you really don’t when you meet Paula haha).
…When the wedding day finally came round, everything had been planned so well down to the smallest details thanks to the team there. We had no reason to worry about whether everything was going to run smoothly or not, the only thing we had to think about is having fun and not to forget the rings!
By the end of the wedding day, as husband and wife we could not be happier! The day went absolutely perfect, we could not fault a thing. The ceremony went beautifully and the reception was a blast! I have to thank all the staff at the Kings Oak because you can tell they truly care about providing a special day for their clients. The food was spectacular and enjoyed by all of our guests, the suppliers such as DJ’s, Photobooths, Saxophonists were all amazing and helped create a fun filled evening!
I could honestly go on and on about how great of a day we had, and we truly know this wouldn’t have been possible without the great team at the Kings Oak.
THANK YOU Kings Oak!
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Gemma Sent on 17/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

What an amazing day! Me and partner decided to get married at the kings oak hotel because of the absolute stunning venue! It was exactly what we were looking for! The ceremony was under spotlight star like ceiling which looked so magical. The terrace is beautiful with the marquee’s and the reception room was very spacious with our own private bar. The staff looked after us so well and made sure the day ran smoothly for everyone involved and there was no stress what so ever. I honestly couldn’t thank them enough for making our day as magical as it could be. The picture opportunity’s are fabulous especially with the forest that is just outside of the venue, the poolside pictures are also so stunning! If you’re looking at having the best wedding day ever then I would 100% recommend having it at the kings oak!
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Hall Sent on 17/08/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

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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Ashleigh Sent on 06/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 2018

Thank you so much Paula & Skye for everything. You accommodated every single request and made the day perfect. We had so much drama leading up to the wedding and I was so stressed. But from the moment I stepped into the kings oak everything went perfectly. Honestly, we couldn't have asked for better assistance from the events team. You made sure our day was perfect and it was noticed by all our guests.

Thank you so much!
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Sonia Sent on 06/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Reception

I have to say that the Kings Oak is an absolutely amazing venue to have a wedding reception in. Both my wife and myself can not thank Skye and Paula enough. The Kings Room was absolutely amazing, perfectly decorated for the occasion. All our family and friends said what a really great venue the Kings Oak Hotel is for a Wedding Reception. All the staff were extremely profession and friendly from management down and nothing was any trouble at all. The food was amazing, the service exceptional even when there was a power failure due to the high winds blowing an oak tree onto power lines and the surrounding area lost power. Even though there was no electricity, the staff still made our Wedding Reception really great. They really triumphed over adversity that day.
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Abby Sent on 06/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Special Wedding Day

I would like to give the biggest thank you to Skye & Paula for making all of our wedding dreams come true and 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 & Daniel.
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Trish Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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Carol Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
C
Carol Sent on 24/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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