Five Lakes Resort

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£4600 - £6500 for a package
Up to 2000
194 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please note we do have a team available to speak with anyone about their special date enquiries, we are able to take bookings for November 2020 onwards. #Staysafe
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Whether you want an intimate affair with only your closest family and friends or an extravagant celebration of love and togetherness, you won’t find a better wedding venue in Essex.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£60
Maximum Price
£100
Minimum Number of Guests
50
Our most popular package from £70 including - Ceremony room hire - Reception drink per person - 3 courses wedding breakfast including coffee and mints - Toast drink per person - Evening reception room hire - Wooden Dancefloor - Floor fillers DJ - Tables, chairs, crockery, linen, cutlery and glass ware - Room for the couple on the night of the wedding Additional extras available: - Canapés - Table wine - Chair covers - LED Dancefloor - Evening buffet and BBQ options

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,600
Maximum Price
£6,500
Number of Guests Included
60
60 day guests Monday to Thursday - Ceremony room hire - Reception drink per person - 3 courses wedding breakfast including coffee and mints - Toast drink per person - Evening reception room hire - Wooden Dancefloor - Tables, chairs, crockery, linen, cutlery and glass ware - Evening buffet snacks for 100 guests - Room for the couple on the night of the wedding
Features & Capacity

Overview

Dining Capacity
2000
Reception Capacity
2000
No. of Bedrooms
194
Sleeps No. of People
388
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
With breath-taking vistas across the golf course, the lakes and beyond and our experienced Wedding Coordinators taking care of your every need, you’re free to simply enjoy the day and create memories which you’ll cherish forever. The beauty of our Essex wedding venue is in the unrivalled opportunities to create just what you need. From intimate rooms seating just a handful of special guests to sprawling suites with private bars and dance floors, we really can accommodate everything. No other wedding venues Essex has to offer have access to a 2,000 person capacity area, so no matter how big or small your wedding dreams, we’ll be your fairy Godmother every time. With onsite Spa and leisure facilities, two 18 hole golf courses and 194 bedrooms to accommodate your guests, you can trust Five Lakes to put together the perfect wedding package for your needs. Despite our hotel nestling in over 320 acres of glorious Essex countryside, we’re still easy to get to from London and other major UK cities, so all your friends and family can get together with ease.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Evie Wells
Congratulations on your engagement. Here at Five Lakes Resort we want to ensure you have the perfect day to start your married life. We would love to show you our multi-functional venue where your friends and families can come together to celebrate. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best Wishes Evie

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1995
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(9)
Alex and Philip
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Wonderful Wedding
My (now) husband and I had our wedding reception here, and we had the best time. Everything went pretty much perfectly, and to plan. Our wedding coordinator was amazing, and she ensured we had everything we needed for our big day, that food was labeled for our guests allergies, and made the whole planning process easy. She also helped me with my belongings in my room, as I had sadly broken my leg weeks before the big day. Would definitely recommend :).
Jane and Mike
Married in August 2019
October 2019
An Amazing Day!
We had an amazing day! The hotel is set in the perfect location for a relaxing wedding with all facilities on site catering for all age groups. The staff are very professional and friendly, helping to make the occasion so very special. Feedback from our guests was very positive. Our wedding co-ordinators Phillipa and Lorna were so good, ensuring every little detail was attended to always with a cheerful smile and nothing was too much trouble. Ted the Toastmaster, who came as part of the wedding package, was excellent, in fact outstanding. The food throughout the day was superb and exceeded our expectation. We would have given a 5* rating but despite highlighting special dietary requirements, one of our guests was given the incorrect dish. Overall our wedding day at Five Lakes Resort was everything we had hoped and planned for and more. It was just beautiful.
Kris and Gayleen Yianni
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Kris Yianni
Me and my now to be called wife held our wedding at Five Lakes Resort in August 2019 and what a great wedding we had. Not only is the hotel a fantastic place to stay but they really took it up to another level to provide first rate service for us. From allowing us to set up the day before took all the stress from the actual day away to allowing us to have all our needs catered for. Our wedding coordinator; Phillipa, was an absolute pleasure to work with!!! She looked after us from start to finish and she is an absolute credit to the hotel! Her perfectionist attitude and eye for detail made the day run care-free and smooth! Also I would like to mention the C&B Manager Peter, who is also a huge credit to Five Lakes. He made the day/evening and morning after run like clockwork!!! All in all my wife and I could not have asked for a better day and if we could do it all over again we would in a heartbeat.
Kris and Gayleen
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Wedding of the year!!!
Me and my now to be called wife held our wedding here, August 10 2019, and what a great wedding we had. Not only is the hotel a fantastic place to stay but they really took it up a level to provide first rate service for us. From allowing us to set up the day before took all the stress from the actual day away to allowing us to have all our needs catered for. Our wedding coordinator, Phillipa, was an absolute pleasure to work with!!! she looked after us from start to finish and she is an absolute credit to the hotel! Her perfectionist attitude and eye for detail made the day run care free and smooth! Also to mention is the c&b manager Peter who is also a huge credit to five lakes. He made the day,evening and morning after run like clockwork!!! All in all me and the wife couldn't have asked for a better day and if we could do it all over again we would in a heartbeat!
Mr & Mrs Wilkin
Married in August 2019
June 2019
Our Wedding 03/08/19
A massive massive thank you for giving us Philippa as our wedding coordinator! She is literally the best wedding coordinator and went above and beyond to help us out! She restored our faith in Five Lakes and made our wedding a dream come true! She became more like our friend than our wedding coordinator! Philippa, Peter and our toast master Ted all did such a fantastic job at making our wedding run smoothly and all are a credit to the hotel! I will be recommending Five Lakes to anyone who is planning a wedding all because of Philippa and Peter because they were just amazing! I was even upset to say goodbye to Philippa because we have just loved meeting up with her and she has always been there for us and helped us to relax! Peter also was fantastic at helping us set up and organise everything! And Ted was so wonderful and caring and everyone said how brilliant he was.
Nicola
Married in November 2017
June 2019
Comforting and warm relaxing atmosphere
I got married here November of last year and my wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Not only is the location stunning but is very welcoming giving it a comforting and warm relaxing atmosphere. My wedding planners Sophie and Francesca went above and beyond to make our special day perfect. They thought of everything and spent time getting to know us to make sure they knew exactly what we would want. They were so supportive running up to the wedding and on the day! It literally couldn't have been more perfect and went past in a magical blissful blur.

Five Lakes Wedding Show

2nd February 2020
‣ 11:00 - 15:00 ‣ Amazing wedding inspiration for your big day ‣ FREE entry for everyone ‣ Goody bags ‣ Special offers on the day ‣ Quality wedding suppliers ‣ The latest trends
Location & Contact Details

Address

Colchester, Essex, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Colchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Witham

Nearest Airport

London Stansted

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Too many good ones to choose!!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's all about the finer detail. The day should reflect you and your partner. Make sure you're happy and comfortable with the running order of your day so that you can build around it. Remember it's your celebration.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Chilli seeds to plant as favours with 'the spice of life is love' written on the packet was quite cool. Also kids colouring pencils with names etched on them with a cartoon of the couple caricatured for them to colour in was a nice touch.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Multi-functional Memorable Unique Modern (ish) Quirky

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautiful lakes at sunset. Alternatively the staircase in our Atrium is a very popular spot and oozes class and sophistication.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We've had a whole host of celebrities here at the resort however none have tied the knot here.

What’s your favourite canapé?

My favourite canapé is roast beef, Yorkshire pudding with horseradish cream.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A large slice of chocolate gateaux (did I say slice?)

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our wonderful pagoda for summer drinks receptions or our huge Christmas tree in winter.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our dedicated and hardworking team. They're a good bunch.