A new, five star wedding venue in the heart of Colchester town

The Venue – Ceremony

GreyFriars has been recently renovated to create a luxury, five star wedding venue for Colchester. As such, the rooms have large windows, high ceilings and are all immaculately decorated with rich furnishings. Get ready with your bridesmaids in the large Marcela Suite before making your way downstairs for the ceremony, the perfect way to start your day. There are a few options with how you use the hotel space – most common is having a medium sized ceremony in the rose room. This will fit 50 guests comfortably.

Ceremony room at GreyFriars in Colchester

The Venue – Reception

There are a number of lounges and bar areas to enjoy refreshing reception drinks in a very civilised manner. In the summer months, you can invite your guests out onto the patio while your room is transformed for the wedding breakfast. If you would like a big disco, check out the large Cloisters room with a grand ballroom feel.

Bar/lounge at GreyFriars Colchester

The Grounds

The hotel has limited outside space, but that’s not to say there aren’t photo opportunities to be had – the building itself offers a grand backdrop for your group shots, and there are beautifully decorated areas indoors for the perfect portrait. Also, Colchester Castle Park is directly adjacent to the venue and provides large, open fields for the bride and groom to catch a breath and continue capturing beautiful moments together.

Outside shot of GreyFriars Wedding venue

The Verdict

We highly recommend Greyfriars Hotel for intimate weddings that have the wow factor! It offers flexibility in how you can use the space and lends itself to a relaxed, luxurious environment. The staff are excellent; polite, hard-working and ready to help. Being in the town centre means it is accessible and catering for the entire day means transport is not an issue. The venue works excellently for both summer and winter weddings, so be sure to go and check it out!

Greyfriars Hotel
High Street, Colchester, CO1 1UG
01206 575 913

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