My husband and I got married at Prested Hall on 17th September 2016. It was the perfect day in a perfect venue. We attended one of their wedding fairs about 2 years before the big day and attended most fairs after that. We always received a warm welcome at these events and whenever we took family/friends to look around. About 6 months before the wedding we were introduced to Kathryn, our events organiser. Kathryn was amazing, she helped and supported us from then until the big day. She made those last 6 months of planning effortless and ensured the big day went smoothly from start to finish. We couldn't thank Kathryn and her team enough for all their help and support, nothing was too much trouble. We had wanted to get married outside in the halls stunning grounds, but on the morning of our wedding Mother Nature had other ideas. This was not a problem for Kathryn and her team who effortlessly ensured the garden room was set up beautifully in order for us to exchange our vows. Our guests all commented on how wonderful the venue was, the food was amazing and how it was the best wedding they had been too. The attention to detail and the services offered at Prested hall are fantastic. The added bonus of having rooms in the house and the apartments at the spa, meant we were able to have breakfast with close family and friends the next morning. We used some of the halls recommended suppliers: Complete Entourage, Smooch rings, Tim from Silver Sparks Mobile Disco, Oakwood Strjng Quartet and Sam (Beautiful You). All did wonderful jobs and helped make our day perfect. All in all we had the perfect day and we would highly recommend Prested Hall to anyone looking for a venue for their wedding. The only downside was the day went far too quickly! If we could, we would do the whole day all over again.
My new husband and I got married at Prested Hall 2nd December and words cannot describe just how wonderful this venue is. Our day was flawless and this was entirely down to the fantastic staff and most especially our excellent wedding planner Kathryn. The whole planning process was completely free of stress thanks to the guidance and hard work of Kathryn. We really cannot praise her high enough. The venue has an intimate / warm vibe to it and we felt instantly relaxed whenever we visited. This was enhanced by the fact every single staff member encountered was extremely helpful and friendly, nothing ever too much trouble. Prested Hall was exclusively ours for 24 hours as part of the wedding package and how this place only has 3 stars beggars belief. Our guests were universally delighted with their rooms which were all immaculate and combined character with modern convenience. My Mum has mobility problems and stayed in the ground floor bedroom which is set out so that it is accessible to all. She could not stop raving about how wonderful the room was, especially the bathroom which was huge with a walk in shower. There is a choice of 2 bridal suites, the “Dingle” which is a little cottage away from the main building or room 1 within the main hotel. We picked the latter because it was beautifully characterful with wooden beams, a huge bed and bath with stunning views of the lake. The food served was plentiful and sumptuous, we had many compliments from guests commenting that it was the best food they’d eaten at any wedding. High praise indeed! Staff as ever were attentive throughout the meal and drinks were flowing. The venue itself is set amongst picturesque Essex countryside which as nature enthusiasts we really loved. However it also benefits from excellent transport links and is easily accessible by road and public transportation. We are already planning a return trip to this lovely hotel next year and apparently several of our friends want to join us too as they were highly impressed with the place. Thank you so much to all at Prested Hall you really are wonderful! Mr & Mrs Blades
We hosted our wedding at Prested Hall in late September and accommodated as many family and friends as we could there on the night. Our events manager Melissa was fantastic - providing us with support long before the week of the wedding and during the week itself was instrumental with calming those wedding nerves :)
Everything was perfect; from the warm professionalism shown by all the team at Prested Hall to the wedding breakfast and the fluid nature of the event.
The guests had an extremely comfortable stay overnight and have all since provided feedback to us that this was truly an event in which they felt welcomed in a genuine manner by all at Prested.
This hospitality in of itself is priceless and we would like to again extend a thanks to Melissa and crew and recommend this venue wholeheartedly for those who would like to hold a wedding here in future.
Prested Hall was the only wedding venue that we visited. We fell in love with it straight away. We wanted a venue that was relatively secluded but not hard to find, exclusively ours once booked and had a country house feel without being so big that our wedding guests ended up divided in to different rooms. Prested Hall provided us with all of these with an added and unexpected bonus, Kathryn Everitt. We had expected to plan our whole wedding so when we found out that our booking with Prested came with an event planner we were instantly feeling a little less stressed. We dealt with two great members of staff before Kathryn was allocated to us for our big day. All of the staff are friendly and nothing feels like it is too much trouble. Kathryn and the rest of the team had everything covered from the moment we booked to the minute we checked out the day after our wedding. This meant that we could enjoy our day knowing that everything would be perfect. Even if there were any hiccups on the day we still don't know about them even now as the staff at Prested had everything covered.
My husband and I recently held our wedding at Prested Hall and simply had the most amazing and special day. The day itself took place after a relatively short engagement of six months, but despite the limited time frame, our ceremony and reception were delivered without a hitch, and without any stress. We wanted an intimate and personalised wedding, and this is exactly what we were given by the wonderful team at Prested. Melissa, our wedding co-ordinator, provided helpful advice, great communication and took care to understand our requirements. We finished the day off in style with a stay in the beautiful bridal suite. Other members of our families stayed too, and joined us for breakfast the following morning which was lovely. I’ll treasure the memories from our wedding day forever, and would like to thank the whole team at Prested for making it absolutely perfect!
We held our wedding reception at Prested Hall on the 30th September and the day would have struggled to go any smoother. From the first time we viewed Prested Hall to leaving the morning after the wedding, our experience of Prested has been without fault. Our Events Manager was Kathryn who has the perfect mix of professionalism and warmth. In the 7 months that we were in contact with Kathryn she has never been anything other than genuine and personable, offering valuable advice based on her experience and being responsive to any of our questions/queries. Our day was extremely well organised at all stages and especially in the lead up to the wedding with Kathryn contacting our various suppliers in the run up to confirm timings, to on the day making sure that the marquee and cake was set up correctly prior to our arrival, through into the evening reception. You appreciate that someone has done an excellent job when you haven’t worried about any of the details on the day as you know you are in safe hands. Another big plus point for us was the ability to stay in the main building on the wedding night and the option to take the apartments by the Spa. I didn’t see the apartments but the rooms in the hotel are lovely, being tastefully and sympathetically decorated in keeping with the style of the house. A flawless day which is testament to the hard work of everyone at Prested. I cannot recommend the venue highly enough if you are looking for somewhere to have a stress-free wedding day in a beautiful setting. I am sure this will not be our last visit to Prested.
Just wow. 18 months of planning for the best day of my life. Married just 2 days ago and cannot fault a single second. My event co-ordinator was amazing and looked after us from start to finish. I was close to tears when she clocked off in the evening as I wanted her to stay and party with us. The staff were amazing, the food was gorgeous and I cannot rate this place high enough. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and we've had many a "best wedding ever" comment.
We had our wedding at Prested Hall in Sept 2017. Right from the beginning, they were wonderful! As it came closer to our wedding date, Melissa was appointment as our events manager. She spent the time to go through everything with us and gave me suggestions on how I could organise/display my decorations as I was making a lot of them myself. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her team set up my decorations on the day. Everything was perfect on the day, Melissa kept us to schedule and I can't think of anything that was below my expectations. Prested Hall was the perfect wedding venue, it was in a beautiful location and the food was wonderful - all the guests thought to too. All in all, Melissa definitely helped make our wedding the perfect day!
I could summarise this review in 3 words- Book this venue.
Prested Hall is an absolutely amazing wedding venue, made even more amazing due to the awesome staff working here.
Even from the first viewing of the venue, we were made to feel very special, and it was clear right away that these guys go far above and beyond what one would normally expect. Due to me working away, a date (25th August) was held back for 3 weeks until I could see the venue, which I can't see every venue doing!
All the meetings we had in the planning phase, along with meal tasting and wine tasting, were superb. Everything, down to the smallest detail was discussed and noted, and by the time our wedding came around it was wonderful to see everything come together.
Kathryn, our wedding event manager at Prested, the rest of the team and other events managers, are the most lovely people you could hope to have running your wedding day. In the weeks running up to the wedding, Prested liase with all your vendors without you needing to, and set everything up on your behalf. Many people noted how relaxed both Sarah and I were on the day, and this is because there really was nothing to worry about- everything was covered.
The actual day, with outdoor ceremony, was absolutely perfect in every way. Everyone noted how amazing Kathryn was in making everything so seamless. The meal in the marquee with the front side taken down was awesome, and the evening was perfect too, with the buffet seemingly never ending!
All in all, I can't use the words amazing, perfect, etc enough, and we couldn't stop smiling on the day. Definitely visit this venue and have a look, you won't be disappointed!