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.
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
Seated Dining Capacity
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices start at
Minimum Price Per Head
Maximum Price Per Head
Minimum Number of Guests
Drew and Gemma's wedding 5 May 2017
Mum and Dad Davis
A happy couple
Amazing venue amazing staff food just Devine . Nothing to much trouble .
Would very highly recommend .
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: Linda Bryant
I very much look forward to showing you the beautiful Leez Priory!
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
Brides - every issue!
Industry Awards (2)
Wedding Ideas Magazine's Best Wedding Venue
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
Location & Contact Details
Hartford End, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1JP, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
Only 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London.
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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’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
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’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
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.
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!
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Many a time but sadly we have to keep the who and the when to ourselves!
What’s your favourite canapé?
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!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon baps without a doubt.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
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.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
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.