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The Willows

Redbridge, East London View map Visit website
4.2 out of 5 rating 16 reviews
Starting at £8,000
100 to 800 Guests

About

Located in Hainault, London, The Willows is a contemporary wedding venue set among 18 acres of lavish countryside, where elegance meets easy tranquillity. The luxurious setting is named for the century-old Willows that stand proud on its pristine grounds, providing majestic backdrops for grand occasions. This highly adaptable site contains ample settings, offering to-be-weds an irresistible blank canvas upon which they can let their imagination fly.

Facilities and Capacity

As refined and unique as The Willows may be, it is, above all, a peaceful retreat where to-be-weds can enjoy their day in absolute privacy. From the moment they step through the gated entrance, they will met with features and comforts that are the height of luxury. This impressive venue is highly flexible, with space for weddings of up to 800 guests. With its own helipad, this property is perfectly suited for unforgettable entrances or perhaps a top-tier destination wedding. Outside, the grounds can host any manner of event across its lawns, from a stretch tent reception to a romantic outdoor wedding beneath a willow tree. Inside, The Grand Ballroom personifies prestige, featuring gorgeous chandeliers and state-of-the-art equipment for modern wedding celebrations. Upstairs, The Premier Suite is ideally suited to demure events of 120, with its private balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. On warmer days, guests will be enchanted by The Terrace setting that boasts panoramic views and an exclusive bar.

Services Offered

The Willows team are award-winning wedding experts backed by many years of experience hosting unforgettable events. From the moment of booking, the dedicated staff are on hand lending advice and expertise for every decision, big or small. Their wedding packages are entirely bespoke and include the welcome assistance of a passionate planner to take care of every customized detail. The venue has an in-house catering service, ready to deliver expert menu recommendations to cover wedding breakfasts and banquets. Private testing sessions are included. Couples also have the option to bring in their chosen culinary team that best serves their wedding theme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Asian Wedding
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
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    Sharon Married on 09/11/2019
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    Just amazing

    I attended my uncle's wedding on the 9th November 2019. I found the service really good, staff were very welcoming and kind especially Reel and Sonu. Hats off to the chef the food was outstanding. I highly recommend it.
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    Ritah Married on 20/09/2019
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    we could not be happier

    after spending a long time looking for a venue, we could not be happier with our choice of the Willows, we found the staff very friendly and full of ideas and always willing to work with us to achieve (our sometimes strange haha) requests.

    during our visit, this was the only venue where the general manager sat down with us prior to booking to explain everything in detail, he was very knowledgable and my husband really appreciated his honesty with regards to what the venue would be able to offer us, (If possible request to speak to the manager if you have any concerns at all, he is very charming and helped us a lot). from that very first day of meeting him and his team, we haven't looked back and cant thank the team enough

    we could not be happier x
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    Emma Married on 17/09/2019
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    Faultless

    We could not fault anything from start to finish you were amazing, our day could not have gone better! thank you
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    Amanda Married on 09/09/2019
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    A hidden gem

    I truly hidden gem, pleasant and funny team who where always at the end of a phone, my guests loved the surrounding spaces and my family loved the private element of the exclusive hire.
    Thank you for everything
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    Yolande Married on 27/08/2019
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    A massive Thank you

    I cannot believe that our wedding was a month ago how the time has flown. We are back from our honeymoon and back to normality. I just wanted to let you know that we had such a fantastic wedding and everyone at Willows helped us have an amazing day. All staff were so helpful and accommodating and made our day run so smoothly. I have had such glowing feedback from all my guest as they really enjoyed the day and the venue. We could not fault anything. but I wanted to say a massive thank you as our day was beyond perfect.

    We did leave you a little present to say thanks for all your hard work over leading up to our special day!. all our love X
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    Mahjid Married on 19/08/2019
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    Thank You

    I am somebody who only usually uses reviews in order to make comment on bad service or products, but if could give this place more than top feedback we would and we would not leave a positive review unless we meant it.

    A big thank yo to Navraj and Rafna for all your help in the planning and a special thank you goes to the lovely Sonul for looking after us so well on the day and ensuring our caterers, decorators and everybody else were kept on track and done as we had asked throughout the day. we also want to sat a special thank you to there manager Ben who runs a very tight ship! we have come across a lot of venues who make promises in order for us to book but the charm and hnesty of the willows team was something we really appreciated.

    The staff are truly woderful and we never felt anything was too much trouble for them. They helped us so much from the planning all the way up to the actual day and not once did we have to chase them.

    the memory of our special day and the team at the willows will stay with us forever!
    Uzma & Mahjid
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    Amaanti Married on 30/07/2019
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    I wish I could have another wedding! x

    Absolutely stunning venue. Due to the very polite and knowledgable Willows team who gave my husband confidence we decided to pick the Willows even though it was outside of a preferred wedding venue location. Parking was really easy and there were more than enough spaces for all our travelling family. There is a beautiful Fountain right outside the venue to have a chat and a drink before going into the main room and what a space it is!

    Stunning chandeliers and decoration (maybe change the carpet), The service by all before and the day was impeccable. The General manager made the effort to speak to both me and my family on each of our visits prior to our wedding day as well as on the day to ask if we had everything we needed, (I think my mum is going to miss her regular chats with him haha)

    I Recommend this venue whole heartedly. Fantastic music and great atmosphere. I Cannot fault this place in any way at all! I just wish I was getting married again!

    if you have the chance book this place! x
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    Rupesh Married on 29/07/2019
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    Beautiful day with friends and family

    The Willows is a fantastic location for a wedding. We hired the entire venue, including the large balcony, thanks to the really helpful team, we were able to spend the entire day with our family and friends in an intimate setting and felt there was nothing for us to worry about.

    The venue is surrounded by amazing greenery which we were able to appreciate from the balcony and have taken some great wedding pictures which we can not wait to see.

    i just want to thank everyone who was involved!
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    Saleemah Married on 14/07/2019
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    Incredible potential

    After visiting the Willows on many occasions as a guest over the past few years, i have always felt it was a venue with a lot of potential but sadly it seemed to not live up to this, while i have seen some improvement over the past year or so, i am so happy to say that after my most recent visit it really feels like the venue has changed for the good, i have read other reviews that have mentioned a change in the manager of the venue and owners so if this is the reason i feel that it was a great decision by all!

    after all my visits i can finally say the beautiful surroundings are complimented by a beautiful venue and friendly team
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    Samira Married on 04/06/2019
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    Amazing service

    found the willows team to be extremely knowledgeable with any questions me or my parents had, the lady who Looked after us spent a long time with us which made my father very happy and even the general manager took time and was happy to sit with us and explain in detail, we haven't had our wedding day yet, but i just wanted to say thank you to the staff for all of there time, as after visiting 5 other venues this is the first one to make us feel important and un-rushed
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    Ama Married on 20/05/2019
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    Second time customer

    Me and my family have used the Willows previously in November 2017, and sadly were left with no other option than to leave a bad review about this company and recommend to all of our friends and family to avoid at all costs, we experienced rude and incompetent staff and managers as well as a dirty venue that was not what we believe we had booked!
    so when we were told that our niece had decided to book the venue for her own wedding, we were extremely concerned and did our best to persuade her to cancel! but she assured us that the company had been taken over and a whole new team had been put in place and that this was the wedding venue she wanted, while i was very apprehensive i know realise i could not have been more wrong! our experience this time was night and day! the staff were friendly, honest and knew exactly what to do to make my niece have an enjoyable experience from start to finish! on the day the team were calm and efficient and the venue was clean, tidy and just felt like a different place to all of us! we met the manager very briefly and while sadly i can not recall his name, from me and my family i just want to say thank you for turning this once disappointing venue into what it should have been all along! SPECIAL! we can now not recommend the willows highly enough and our son is now looking at the venue for his wedding in 2021. please pass on our thanks to the willows team and there manager.
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    Bisola Married on 19/05/2019
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    Couldn't do more!

    We just had our wedding here. We found the team friendly and couldn't do more to help leading up to our wedding day. My sister already talking to the team about her wedding next year.

    Thank you x
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    Rajesh Married on 08/05/2019
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    Thank you!

    I just wanted to thank everyone at the Willows for all your hard work leading up to my Daughters wedding day, you ensured we were all able to enjoy, a very special day with beautiful surroundings.
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    Ruhel Married on 11/12/2018
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    Beware

    BEWARE handing them any large deposit in advance VERY unethical venue and poor management. Please refer to The Competions and Marketing Authority guidelines online that warns venues not to take substantial deposit in advance in case people's plans change months in advance in our case 5 months in advance due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Their terms and conditions constitutes to unfair contract terms which is unenforceable by law.

    They have been reported to the Competitions and Marketing Watchdog and Trading Standards. There are a lot of reviews online about the venue messing people about with their deposit. They can be potentially be served with an enforcement notice after investigation.

    Management play hide and seek if you try to contact them to discuss any issues.

    Starting legal proceedings against them in due course for withholding payment for doing absolutely nothing and relying on unfair terms to cheat people.
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    Humayun Married on 28/12/2017
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    Shocking Management

    Awaiting refund of my deposit for my wedding. The management team are avoiding all my calls. There was many issues on the day such the cooker not working. Willows response was that we should have come one week before to check if it was working. We had many issues and willows responses was very poor. Still have the email and willing to share with any one who wants to see the poor service this place offers.

    The Willows's reply:

    Good Afternoon Mr Rashid,

    I hope you are well?. thank you for your message via Hitched, I am sorry to hear you feel that you had issues on the day of your wedding on the 28th of December 2017, within the 9 months since this date we have restructured our management team at the venue, so I can assure you that you are not being avoided by anyone within the team and that all comments and complaints are taken seriously.

    Within your message you have also mentioned you are awaiting a refund of your damage deposit and that as a venue we are withholding this, sadly up until a week ago we had not received any communication from you since February 2018 and within this time have tried to contact you on multiple occasions to discuss the details further including the damage caused on the day. We would be happy and prefer to discuss all of this in person if you would please like to make contact with the venue directly on 02085005580.

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