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

The Venue

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.  There are a number of lounges and bar areas to enjoy refreshing reception drinks in a very civilised manner.  The facility provides onsite parking for guests and a hotel for accommodation. Everything you need, all in one place.

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. For your guests, there is a large patio to sip reception drinks in the summer months. 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.

The People

As expected, the staff provide five star service. They ensure that the day goes smoothly and their guests are comfortable and relaxed. In our experience, they went the extra mile to make sure the venue and the grounds were “photo ready”, and moved any furniture that we asked. The events coordinator we worked with did a great job.

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. 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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