Leez Priory Wedding Venue

£5500 - £14000 for a package
Up to 100
15 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are not currently holding weddings or viewing appointments due to government restrictions relating to Covid-19. However, our office staff are still working, albeit at home, and we are still taking bookings so if you'd like to discuss anything including the possibility of a virtual tour (watch this space), then please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Bridebook Deal
only 7 weeks left
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £7000
Leez Priory, a magnificent Tudor mansion, is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty six years of experience in providing perfect weddings.
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE: • A choice of cocktails and classic welcome drinks (60 glasses) • Delicious canapes to accompany your welcome drinks • Chair covers with your choice of sash colour or Chivari chairs for ceremony and wedding breakfast • Delectable three course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee and handmade petit fours • Leez Priory house wine to accompany your meal (30 bottles) • Exquisite sparkling wine for the speeches (60 glasses) • Late evening buffet served during your evening reception • Full exclusive use of your very own Country House from midday • House floral decorations throughout the venue • Full bar facilities including staff • All non-consumables including furnishings, linen & decorations • Leez Priory DJ and disco playing until midnight • Your own dedicated Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan and oversee your special day.
Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Three times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, Leez Priory’s magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty six years of experience in providing perfect weddings. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is an exclusive use wedding venue for your perfect day. Leez Priory also boasts 15 beautiful bedrooms which are exclusively reserved for you on your wedding night as well as a hidden cottage within the grounds for the Bride and Bridesmaids to stay in the night before the big day. Civil ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings including the stunning Great Tower which stands adjacent to the main house and outside beneath the carriageway for a truly unique setting.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christy
Congratulations on your engagement! I very much look forward to showing you the beautiful Leez Priory!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Debbie and Laura
Wedding: March 2019
February 2020
We loved that Leez Priory was exclusively all ours for our wedding. It is a stunning venue and all the staff were amazing. The food was fantastic! All of our plans and dreams were expertly executed on the day, everything flowed beautifully. We wouldn't have changed a single thing. Thank you!
Wedding: February 2020
February 2020
Memorable Day!
Brilliant wedding venue, Charlotte our wedding planner had things organised to perfection. Due to us living 6 hours away, most of the wedding was organised over phone and email. Charlotte was absolutely brilliant. We did encounter some small issues, but Leez Priory dealt with them professionally and put measures in place to rectify. Food was to die for. I don’t think I’ll ever have beef like it again until we come to a date night! We were fortunate to have an open bar and Leez Priory managed this with us, keeping us in the loop of costs etc. Thanks so much for helping us make our day so memorable
Emma Dowdell
Wedding: February 2020
February 2020
Stunning Venue
Just had the best wedding day at Leez Priory, everyone enjoyed a well planned day at a stunning venue. A big thank you to all the staff that made the day so special, the food and service were second to none. We really didn’t want the day to end or leave in the morning. I would recommend this venue to anyone planning their special day.
Wedding: December 2019
January 2020
Book it, you wont regret it!
Got married at Leez on 18th December 19 & what an amazing day it was. Our wedding planner Keeley was great, so helpful from start to finish.... she even arranged for us to plant a Christmas tree in the grounds of Leez (they were one of our wedding favours) Genuinely couldn’t have hope for anymore, got everything just perfect & wouldn’t have changed a thing. Getting married in the tower was an amazing thing, how many people say they married in a tower? Not too many I’d imagine. The dining room in the main house looked amazing all decorated, partly thanks to our florist but also partly thanks to the Leez staff for helping set everything up If anyone is looking for their dream wedding venue then look to further than Leez as you won’t regret booking it!
Wedding: December 2019
January 2020
James and I would like to thank you so much! You made our wedding day everything that we could have ever hoped for. You and the team at Leez Priory were so helpful and we would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your whole team. Without every single one of you, we would not have had such an enjoyable experience. You made us feel relaxed and looked after, allowing us to really enjoy our time with our friends and family. Our guests all had such lovely things to say about the staff, and particularly you Sue. You made us all feel so looked after and you really went above and beyond to make sure that our day ran seamlessly. Thank you SO much for everything!!
Wedding: December 2019
January 2020
We had a fantastic time at my daughter's wedding on new years eve. Photography by Neil Bailey was amazing and videographer Andrew was amazing too. All staff were so professional and so helpful throughout the day would totally recommend it, superb thanks so much. You definitely don't go hungry rooms are beautiful and a big thank you to all staff could not fault a thing.
Location & Contact Details


Hartford End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1JP

Travel Notes

Only 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Shortlisted - Best Wedding Venue - UK Wedding Awards 2017
Highly Commended - Best Countryside Wedding Venue - British Wedding Awards 2019
Winner - Best Wedding Venue - Wedding Ideas Awards 2014, 2013 & 2012

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It would be impossible to single out one wedding! We work incredibly hard to ensure that every couple feels like the first couple to be wed at the Priory and that it is special and personal to them so they are all different in their own way!

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

The Tower is such a photographers favourite! Adjacent to the main house and the inner courtyard, you can capture stunning photos dawn, day, dusk and night!

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

Probably the fact that we allow our couples to actually use the house all day and overnight. We don't actually permit a marquee so couples and their guests can enjoy their very own Tudor manor house for a day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Breath taking, Rural, Exclusive, Comfortable, Magical

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our office team debate this regularly but as I'm the one on the keyboard it has to be..... chocolate dipped strawberries dressed like mini Brides and Grooms!

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

Bacon baps without a doubt.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We are all about the weddings. We haven't deviated into events or conferences, for 26 years we have 100% focused on making ourselves the wedding experts.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Get your venue and your date booked first. So many other details will naturally fall into place once this is decided that it will make it a lot easier to make decisions.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Many a time but sadly we have to keep the who and the when to ourselves!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our couples receive exclusive use of the entire house and it is always lovely when they really take over and make it their home for the day. Family photos on the window sills and mantle piece and guests wandering and relaxing at their leisure throughout the day.
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