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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

The Marks Tey is a wedding venue located in Colchester, Essex, and is ideal for intimate ceremonies or grand traditional celebrations. This hotel is close to many great attractions in Colchester, including Beth Chatto Gardens, Dedham, Marks Hall Estate, and Highwoods Country Park. Their grounds offer ample photo opportunities and there are multiple venues to choose from.

Facilities and Capacity

The Marks Tey offers several areas where you can host your celebration. The Balkan Suite can accommodate up to 110 guests and includes a private bar, lounge, cloakroom, and wheelchair access. The Claudius Suite caters for up to 70 invitees, is located on the ground floor, and looks stunning when candle-lit. Their esteemed Brasserie Restaurant can hold 150 guests and is ideal for receptions. Drenched in natural light and with access to the patio, this venue is suitable for couples who would like an outdoor wedding. The Marks Tey provides a resident DJ and can recommend live band facilities, and there's plenty of free parking. They can also accommodate overnight guests and newlyweds, with up to 110 comfortable rooms. A suite for you and your wedding party can also be provided while you prepare for your big day. Accessible facilities are available throughout their property, so guests can enjoy your celebration with ease.

Services Offered

The Marks Tey will ensure your comfort and relaxation while their experienced staff take care of your special day. They can provide a bespoke wedding service, multiple packages to choose from, and offer in-house catering. A dedicated wedding coordinator and host can also be present to ensure your celebration runs seamlessly. They can assist with floral arrangements and décor, recommend photographers, and customise menus to ensure all of your needs are met.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Marks Tey Hotel

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35 reviews
99% recommend it
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Avariel D. Sent on 08/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We got much more than we expected

We had such a reasonably priced package, we didn't really expect too much. We were happy to have the space and know our guests would be fed. But oh boy, they hit it out of the park! So many guests told us over the following days how much they had enjoyed the food! And it really was delicious. Certainly as good as at any nice restaurant and our vegans, gluten free, and vegetarian guests were very happy with their meals.
We sent everything for the tables up the day before with instructions and it was all laid out beautifully. They listened to us and went out of their way to accommodate our choice of arrival cocktails and our guests bringing pugs for overnight stays.

We asked for as close to a food waste free event as possible and everything was stored and boxed for us to take home including several chicken dinners! We had left take away boxes and had great fun dropping of deliveries of cake and buffet leftovers to friends the next day.

Everything was clean, staff were helpful and friendly, we had such an amazing time and Marks Tey really delivered on all fronts. We would highly recommend them.
Kelly Sent on 28/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A great Disney themed wedding

It was amazing and just perfect for us. We had a few additional items like a photo booth; the staff were very happy to help us plan where these would go. The staff would make space for anything we wanted. The room was set up just the way we wanted it, we were able to play our favourite music during the meal. They catered for people with allergies and dietary requirements. I was gluten free, had a great meal. However, I wasn’t catered for when we went for the menu tasting. Children were only given a 2 course meal instead of a 3 course meal but with orange juice as a starter which parents complained about. The disco was great, played all the music we wanted. A problem we had was some people weren’t aware of the cake cutting announcements and when slices were available. We had a lot of gifts given to us, so many the table got so full that people couldn’t see the guest book etc. When asked the hotel staff moved the gifts straight away to a locked room. We didn’t have to help clear up which was amazing. We were promised a memory box which we are yet to receive and its been 6 weeks. The communication before the wedding wasn’t great. One meeting was planned a few days before the wedding and the person wasn’t there, we met with others which was fine but seemed like they were not ready for us. The staff also ruined some of our messages when they were packing things away as they packed them with bubbles and the lids came off. All in all it was a great day. Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have been to.
Sharne Sent on 06/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Above all our Expectations .............

The ceremony was beautiful, cocktails laid out in our initials what a beautiful touch, An incredible meal, A special thank you to James. The staff were amazing very attentive Steph & Dinesh were very helpful throughout the whole day, thank you to Sharon her organization and planning for our faultless wedding at the Marks Tey Hotel, thank you
Kelly Sent on 06/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

An Amazing Day something we will never forget the Marks Tey team were amazing. the welcome drinks were displayed so nicely just perfect.
The Room Looked amazing exactly what we wanted an more, All the guests loved the food including us. The staff were absolutely amazing, thank you
Debbie Sent on 23/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Fabulous Day

We had an absolutely Fabulous day, Everything was perfect,
Everything came together beautifully. Thank you, Sharon, Dinesh and the team for all your hard work in making it all happen
We had some lovely comments from our guests.
The food was excellent and the service we received from everyone was wonderful.

We will be more than Happy to recommend you to anyone.
Lisa Sent on 11/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

We had such a lovely day. we can't thank Sharon, Steph & Dinesh enough. Just want our day back to do it all over again.

Very best regards
Tracy Sent on 17/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Experience

We just wanted to thank Sharon & the team at the Marks Tey Hotel. for all your help before and during the wedding. Everything was beautiful and ran so smoothly, from our initial meeting last January to the day of our wedding. you guided us un the right direction. The Meetings that we had were very Helpful and informative. You all helped to make our Wedding a Wonderful Experience for us both.
The Food and Evening Buffet was fantastic Truly Delicious. we could not have asked for a better Day.
Serena Sent on 12/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

Dear Sharon and team

Thank you so much for helping making our day on Saturday as amazing as it was.

Everything went to plan and everyone had a good time.

The room looked amazing from start to finish.

The food was commented on on how good it was considering “it was a wedding”. So thank you.

From the day we came to see you about booking our wedding you have been nothing but helpful and amazing. To have you there on the day made me feel happy.

I can not thank you enough for all you did for us.

5* and so much more.

Serena and Michael
Chrissy Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had a Fabulous Day

Everything we wanted was done with Care & Attention to detail. we could not have been more happy with Everything they did on the day.

Dealing with Sharon & Stephanie for our most important day, They Listened to what we wanted and delivered on the day. We only have Very good memories of our MayWedding at the Marks Tey Hotel.

Brides Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Most Perfect Wedding Day

Sophie & Ryan had the most perfect wedding day. as did all of us. Everyone at the hotel worked so hard to make sure all of our needs were met and everything ran like clockwork, We all had such an amazing day, thank you so much your planning and preparations most certainly paid off, it was beautiful all of it.
Sue Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Enjoyable Day

My Daughters Wedding Day. Such an enjoyable day for everyone who attended.
Special thanks to Coordinators, Bar Staff, Chefs, Waitresses.

thank you.
Paul Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect so Special, Briliant

Thank you so much for all of your help, for making our wedding day on 7th April so special, All staff so helpful & Polite. Nothing was to much trouble a Big thank you to Sharon, Dinesh, Steph, & Sam Brilliant on the day.
Bob Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Wedding Day

We had a great time, and it went really well.
It was a credit to you all.

Thank you for our lovely wedding day.
Angela Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Blown Away Beautiful Room Setting Wow Factor

The Food & Service was Perfect, Everyone Enjoyed it. For all of us, it was perfect.

Thank you to Sharon & The Team
Anonymous Sent on 23/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

Thank you so much for helping us plan our Day and making sure it ran smoothly.

We had the most amazing Day
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