Layer Marney Tower

£2000 - £5750 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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COVID-19 Update
We have re-commenced private wedding viewings with some necessary Covid precautions. It is essential to book for a viewing, so that we can ensure everything is in place prior to your arrival. 01206 330784
This beautiful Tudor gatehouse is the perfect backdrop for your special day!
Pricing & Costs

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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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
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 overwhelmed. 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
Tom and Anastasia
Wedding: August 2019
August 2020
You really are the A Team
Dear Karen With many thanks to you all for making Tom and Anastasia's day so special. It was a truly memorable occasion and you really are the A Team. Love from Liz, John, Tom and Anastasia
Antony and Felicity
Married in June 2019
August 2020
Could not have wished for a better venue
Dear Karen, Nick and Sheila, We just want to say thank you very much for everything you did for our wedding on Saturday. The whole day was just absolutely perfect and we couldn't be happier. You were all so helpful with the organisation beforehand and helping things run smoothly on the day itself. We love Layer Marney Tower and really could not have wished for a better venue for our wedding. We had a lovely time on Sunday morning just wandering around the gardens some more and we've bought a nice painting of Layer Marney Tower from the gift shop. We feel extremely privileged that we've had the opportunity to build a connection to such a special place and we will never forget it. We look forward to returning! Best wishes, Antony and Felicity
Sheila and Bill Beard
Wedding: April 2019
August 2020
So many people said how lovely the place is...
Dear Karen, This is a very belated "Thank you" for all your help and guidance with the arrangements for Natalie and Andrew's wedding on 24th March. They both had a wonderful wedding day, and Layer Marney Tower was such a good choice for their wedding. So many people said how lovely the place is, and on the day it looked stunning with the flowers and décor in place. Thank you for us both to you and your team, Sheila and Bill Beard
Natalie and Andy
Married in March 2019
August 2020
Always offering a friendly face
To Karen, Jackie and everybody and Layer Marney Tower Thank you for making our special day possible and for always offering a friendly face and helping us keep calm. Lots of love, Natalie and Andy Beard
Amy and Gordon Raines
Married in 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
Sammy-Lee and Thomas
Married in 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
Location & Contact Details


Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO59US, England

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