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Five Lakes Resort

£4600 - £6500 for a package
Up to 180
194 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

(price per head)

Prices Start At
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Minimum Number of Guests
Our most popular package from £70 including - Ceremony room hire - Reception drink per person - 3 courses wedding breakfast including co...
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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
60 day guests Monday to Thursday - Ceremony room hire - Reception drink per person - 3 courses wedding breakfast including coffee and m...
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Features & Capacity


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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim 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: Lorna Reeve
Congratulations on your engagement! Here at Five Lakes Resort we want to ensure you have the perfect day to start your married life. We can taylor our packages to your requirements offering personalised menus, drink choices and adding those additional extras to make your wedding as unique as you. We would love to show you our stunning venue with all its features so enquire today for a personalised proposal. We cannot wait to welcome you to our Resort. Kindest regard, Lorna Reeve


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Mr & Mrs Wilkin
Married in August 2019
August 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...
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Married in November 2017
February 2018
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 an...
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Married in March 2017
February 2018
We will definitely be recommending!
Myself and David just wanted to thank you for all of your help, in both the run up to the wedding and on the wedding day itself! You helped to make the day amazing for bo...
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Married in June 2017
February 2018
It was everything we could have wanted and more
We just wanted to say a huge Thank you for making our wedding the best day of our lives!!! It was everything we could have wanted and more!! Every little thing was perfec...
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Mr & Mrs Johnson
Married in July 2017
February 2018
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Five Lakes
Thank you Francesca, we had the best day! We really appreciate all of your help with planning our wedding. We had an amazing day although we were a bit surprised that the...
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Five Lakes Wedding Show

15th September 2019
Come along to the Five Lakes Wedding Show where you can find: -Amazing wedding inspiration for your big day -FREE entry for everyone -Goody bags for all couple getting married -Special offers
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Location & Contact Details


Colchester, Essex, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Kelvedon train station

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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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?

Be selective with your guest list. It's all about you and your partner and having those around you who make the day that much more special!

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

Handmade shot glasses as favours - they were made of clay by the bride and groom.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic Attentive Relaxing Memorable Country

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautiful lakes at sunset

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

Does the cast of TOWIE count?

What’s your favourite canapé?

Beef in yorkshire pudding goes down well with guests however I'm vegetarian!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pancakes or cereal

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 caring team