Layer Marney Tower

£2000 - £5750 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
This beautiful Tudor gatehouse is the perfect backdrop for your special day!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The reception fee is a venue hire charge and therefore includes use of the Long Gallery, garden and grounds, heating, lighting, tables and chairs. Also included is an overnight stay in the Honeymoon Suite, known as the de Zoete Rooms and use of the chauffeur driven 1930's Rolls Royce.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
With landscaped gardens and magnificent views towards the River Blackwater, Layer Marney Tower is your perfect wedding venue. The mellow Tudor brickwork and terracotta decorations make a fabulous backdrop for your photos. From the first time you see Layer Marney Tower you will be overwhlemed. It is a magnificent building with efficient, friendly staff, who make sure that your special day is indeed special. With great attention to detail our small team ensure that you and your guests have a worry free, fantastic day. Our caterers use only the best ingredients, where possible, locally sourced. Come and see us, you won't be disappointed.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amy and Gordon Raines
Wedding: March 2019
August 2016
Layer Marney Tower is such a special place to us.
Karen, I cannot thank you enough for everything you've done for us! You have been an absolute diamond throughout the planning and kept me calm. You always responded to efficiently and made our experience so pleasurable. Layer Marney Tower is such a special place to us and it is very lucky to have you! We look forward to returning year after year, catching up with you and updating you on married life! Lots of love Amy and Gordon
Mr and Mrs Creasey
Wedding: June 2018
August 2016
Couldn’t have asked for a better setting
We both had the best day ever. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting. The weather was a bonus too! All staff were lovely and friendly. Massive thank you to Karen who was so helpful all the way through the process. All the guests loved the idea of the Routemaster Bus and enjoyed the ride. Thank you so much for letting us have our special day at Layer Marney Tower.
Mr and Mrs Russo
Wedding: June 2018
August 2016
Guests were in awe
Both Lucy and i would like to say thank you for all your help throughout the entire process. From the day we first looked round the venue we knew Layer Marney Tower was the magical place for our wedding and it did not disappoint on the day! The Gardens and rooms are brilliant and all the guests loved them. Thank you also for you (Karen), and your colleagues help throughout too. Providing us with information, letting us visit a number of times beforehand and being there to advise and direct and help on the day. Guests were in awe of where we got married and Lucy got her dream of getting married in a Castle (well tower is close enough!). We would definitely recommend Layer Marney Tower to anyone thinking of getting married!
Sammy-Lee and Thomas
Wedding: November 2018
August 2016
The most amazing day
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the owners and staff at Layer Marney Tower myself and my husband had the most amazing day here for our wedding on the 3rd of November. From the initial viewing right to the morning after layer Marney staff were exceptional! What a special place so very grateful! Thank you so much, I cannot recommend this venue enough xxx
Mr and Mrs Bennett
Wedding: August 2018
August 2016
Animal friendly!
Thank you all for allowing us to use your amazing venue for our wedding! A special thanks for being animal friendly. One of our criteria when picking a venue was allowing dogs… He stole the show and was also well looked after!

Wedding Fayre

19th January 2020
Come and be inspired at this magical Tudor venue, with up to 35 trusted wedding suppliers exhibiting. Our wedding team will be offering informal tours of the venue. Open 11am to 3.30pm.
Location & Contact Details


Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO59US

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