Leez Priory Venues in Essex

Leez Priory Wedding Venue

Making Wedding Day Dreams Come True

143 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Guests for a ceremony: 100

Guest Capacity (min / max): 30 / 250

Guests for sit down meal: 30 - 75

Accommodation Capacity: 54

Features & Services

Wedding venue

Civil ceremoney venue

Guest accommodation

Beautiful Countryside

Set in 40 acres of parkland

Max capacity for ceremony & wedding breakfast: 100

Max capacity for evening reception: 250

Overnight accommodation: 15 bedrooms for 34 guests (including the bridal suite)

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Stately home

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Fireworks permitted
Wedding coordinator
Onsite car parking

About Leez Priory

Leez Priory is a stunning Tudor mansion wedding venue set in the beautiful Essex countryside and offered exclusively to you for your special day. Three times winner of 'Wedding Ideas Awards Venue of the Year' and it is easy to see why!

With thirty years of experience in providing perfect weddings, Leez Priory is offered exclusively to you for your special day. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside. Although it has the idyllic village location, it is only 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, 15 minutes from Chelmsford and the M11 to London so easily accessible by road, air and rail. With a choice of seven licensed ceremony settings, your day can really be personalised to you. The historic Tower or the Great Hall are full of character and charm for civil ceremonies or the house itself could be the setting for your ceremony outside on sunny days. Whatever your taste or theme, Leez Priory can offer the location to make your dreams come true as you say ‘I do’! The spectacular Great Hall can seat up to 86 guests for the wedding breakfast and the newly converted Coach House can accommodate larger parties of up to 110 guests. As the entire house and grounds are exclusively yours you can also invite up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party. There are 15 beautiful bedrooms available to you for your wedding night, providing the perfect end to your perfect day at Leez Priory. The Fisherman’s Cottage, tucked away overlooking the lake, is available to the Wedding party to stay the night before your big day allowing you to wake up revived and refreshed ready for your special day!

Customer Reviews

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!

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

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.

We 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!

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!!

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.

We didn’t let the rain ruin our day! We had the most magical day at Leez Priory. Getting married has always been such a huge dream of mine and Leez made that dream come true! From arriving at the cottage the night before right until we left the day after the wedding. Thank you SOO much to Sue Wilson for everything you did, from answering my inundated emails to holding the umbrella over me and holding my dress & being there on our day and making EVERYTHING perfect! If I could do it all again, Leez priory will forever be the first place I’d choose! Thank you so much again! Mr & Mrs Thomson

We can not thank you all enough for making our day so special and amazing! Thank you all for working so hard for us. You have made our dreams come true, the venue was everything we could have ever wished for! The service of the staff was very professional and welcoming. Thank you for making our happily ever after so amazing! A dream really did come true.

The most amazing venue. The most helpful staff. And the best place for anyone to get married. I wish I could do my whole day again. Thank you to everyone at Leez xx

From the moment you arrive at the Leez Priory you know it’s a special place. We had the most perfect wedding day here in June 2018. The grounds are kept immaculately, the venue speaks for itself and the staff, food and service are amazing too. Couldn’t fault this wedding venue, wish we could do it all again!!

Thank you just isn't enough! We truly had an amazing day, I loved every second of it and it was just perfect. We are receiving endless messages saying such positive things. High praise over again for the fantastic organisation of the day, the food, the staff. We appreciate all your hard work that goes into making the day run as well as it did.

Beautiful setting, Great food attentive staff to allow everything runs smoothly. Stayed in the Smithey Lodge as wedding guests, which was amazing. Definitely recommend this venue for your special day.

Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to help us! Answering my non-stop questions you made everything run smoothly and the whole day was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Leez will always have such a special place in my heart forever!

Fantastic wedding venue where we celebrated our daughter’s marriage. The staff could not have been more helpful and professional. The day was well managed by the venue planner. Food was good and the building and grounds were spectacular.

Our daughter and Son in law got married here on Thursday 3rd October...We had an absolutely magical day. The venue is stunning and the staff are wonderful, especially Sue the wedding planner who was brilliant. Thank you so much for making the day so perfect!

Just another massive thank you! We are amazed at just how perfect our day was. We enjoyed every single minute and it never would have run so smoothly without you. We loved the tower, the great hall, the dance floor, the food and everything else. The staff are a credit to the venue, nothing was too much trouble and we were truly made to feel so special. I’m sure we will be back to one of your dinner events. Hope to see you again.

We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and ensuring Saturday was the perfect day and everything we could have wished for. The whole day was so smooth from start to finish, and that's a credit to you and the team. We had so many compliments from our guests!

A beautiful sprawling Tudor mansion. A bar and dance floor. Lovely, preserved/restored rooms. Infinite photo opportunities...

Thanks again for everything you did for us on Thursday. It really was the best day of our lives. You were amazing, we are so so grateful.

Thank you for all your hard work in organising such a fabulous day, everything was totally faultless in every respect. You're an absolute star and a real credit to Leez Priory. It’s the most amazing venue and we couldn't have asked for more. We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who is looking to arrange a wedding in the future. Many thanks again for making it such an outstanding day and one that will live on in my memory forever.

I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of me & James without you and your incredible team our wedding day wouldn't have been as perfect & dreamy as it was. You go well out of your way for every bride, groom & bridal party & honestly we can't thank you enough for making our day truly special, magical & memorable. To yourself and all staff at Leez a huge huge thank you again for everything on Sunday 11th, our guests and ourselves were overwhelmed!

My wife and I got married here nearly three weeks ago and Leez Priory is the most incredible venue. The grounds and venue are kept in top condition. The staff are friendly and really go that extra mile when hosting. Kathryn was our wedding planner and she really helped with all of our wants and needs for our big day. Alex, who was working behind the bar at our wedding, was helpful and friendly as well. Thank you to all the staff there at Leez Priory. We will be sure to come back to visit and dine. Thank you.

We got married here August 8th, 2019 and could not be happier. From early on communication to every other question we had- nothing was too much hassle. We were appointed Sue as our planner and she exceeded our expectations beyond belief. Went out of her way to fit in a final meeting that suited us all, last minute bits weren't too much and she even saved our cake from disaster! The rooms were gorgeous and a great breakfast spread the next morning. Guests were saying it was the best wedding they'd attended, and not to be biased, we thought so too! Thank you Sue & the team at Leez Priory for an unforgettable, hassle free day!

We got married here August 8th, 2019 and could not be happier. From early on communication to every other question we had- nothing was too much hassle. We were appointed Sue as our planner and she exceeded our expectations beyond belief. Went out of her way to fit in a finals meeting that suited us all, last-minute bits weren't too much and she even saved our cake from disaster! The rooms were gorgeous and a great breakfast spread the next morning. Guests were saying it was the best wedding they'd attended, and not to be biased, we thought so too! Thank you, Sue & the team at Leez Priory for an unforgettable, hassle free day!

Sue, we just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help organising our special day and going out of your way to help us! You have made a very busy time so much easier for us both.

We got married at Leez priory, it was literally the best day ever. I felt like I was in a dream. Our wedding planner Kathryn could not have done any more for us she was outstanding and was there first thing in the morning and left the last thing at night. I am so so happy I got married in the most beautiful venue and wish I could do it all over again!

We had the most magical day for our wedding on Thursday 1st August. It was so beautiful and all our guests said what an amazing venue Leez Priory was! Sue our wedding coordinator was absolutely incredible, not only being the loveliest woman I have ever met, dealt with all of our requests and took away all of my stress as a bride and made our day unforgettable. Thank you to all of Leez Priory’s members of staff without you our day would not have been possible.

Many thanks again for all your work over 2019 to make our wedding the best day of our lives and hopefully we will see you again at one of the dinner date events you mentioned

Our son got married here 2 weeks ago. We cannot thank and praise the staff and venue enough. The whole day ran very smoothly! We especially appreciated the support given by Kathryn (The Personal Wedding Manager) who was excellent. The venue was amazing, the food was delicious and the rooms for those that stayed were clean and comfortable. We would thoroughly recommend Leez Priory for any special occasion.

Thank you so much for all your time and effort making sure we had the perfect wedding day! We are now at the airport and still floating from it!

What an amazing venue! The staff were brilliant and the food was, without doubt, the best that I have ever experienced for a large wedding party. I could not recommend this Leez Priory enough!What an amazing venue! The staff were brilliant and the food was, without doubt, the best that I have ever experienced for a large wedding party. I could not recommend this Leez Priory enough!

Attended a wedding here. What a gorgeous setting. The meal was fantastic, it started off with a carrot and coriander soup which was hands down the best soup I've ever eaten. The staff were all friendly, helpful and professional. Most importantly the bar was well stocked

We had our wedding here, it was absolutely perfect, the venue is stunning, the staff were amazing, food and accommodation could not be faulted, everyone commented on how amazing the whole day was. Can’t recommend highly enough. Our wedding planner Kathryn was simply the best and done a fantastic job!

We can't believe that it was a week ago that we got married. We wanted to thank you for everything that you did. We had the most amazing day and everyone who came said how fantastic and relaxed the whole day was. The venue was amazing and everything ran so smoothly because of your hard work.We didn't have long to arrange everything but you pulled it all together for us. So thank you very much for your patience and for making the whole day so special. We want to do it all again and will definitely be coming up for one of the date nights.

We got married here on 27th June , such a stunning venue, everything was perfect and ran like clock work. The food was amazing! We had 63 at the wedding breakfast and every course was excellent. Staff were so friendly and helpful. The place is gorgeous, everyone was amazed by it.. I can’t rate it highly enough. Our wedding planner Kathryn was excellent, our day went so smoothly. Thank you Leez Priory you have been amazing!

Leez Priory is an absolutely beautiful wedding venue with a very friendly team and attentive staff

Thank you so much for all your efforts in making Saturday such a memorable day. Everyone has been so complimentary about the venue, the staff, the food etc. It really was such a great Wedding Day for Chantelle & Brad and I'm sure none of us will ever forget it!

Thank you so much for all you have done to make our day perfect! You have been the most helpful, professional and kind wedding planner we could have asked for. Kathryn, you're a credit to Leez Priory

This was an amazing wedding venue, lots of rooms suitable for various different groups, disco and places for family elders to be comfortable in not too much noise. Brilliant

Beautiful venue for your wedding venue, the building and grounds are fantastic. Visited with Acorn Entertainments, mobile fun casino.

A beautiful venue, lovely canapés whilst photos being taken. Great bar area. Excellent food. Unfortunately, the wedding couldn’t take place outside due to the weather but a great coach house to have for the actual vows. The organisation was exceptional and so were the staff. I would definitely recommend it. You won’t be disappointed.

Absolutely gorgeous! A stunning wedding venue with lovely staff. From a guest's perspective, everything ran like clockwork all day.

I would just like to say thank you for the way your staff looked after us in your wonderful establishment. It was a perfect day and I know everyone worked hard to achieve this. It was an occasion never to be forgotten by all those attending.

Thank you so much for all your help in planning and organising our wedding day. Your hard work and dedication helped us enjoy the day more than we could have ever imagined!

We'd both like to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day such a success. It really was a special day. Everyone was commenting on how much they liked it. We would like to thank the whole team!

My husband and I had our wedding here 6 days ago on 24th May 2019. Wow, what can we say? It was the most amazing day and everything exceeded our expectations. Charlotte our wedding planner was awesome and couldn't have been any more helpful. We have wedding blues now and want to do it all over again!

We got married at Leez Priory on 18th May 2019 and it was the most perfect day. Charlotte our wedding manager was amazing, she took care of absolutely everything and we really can’t thank her enough for all of her help on the day. Our guests had an amazing day and all commented on what a beautiful venue Leez Priory is. If you’re considering booking this venue, you won’t regret it. The team look after you from start to finish and will do everything they can to make your day perfect

Absolutely amazing! It was definitely what dreams are made of! It was perfect from start to finish. The venue, food, staff, service & Kathryn Weir certainly made our dreams come true! I wish I could do it all over again. Our American family were dazzled by the venue and everyone at Leez priory was amazing! Thank you for giving us our Happily ever after.

Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day the best day ever. You were absolutely amazing with your kindness, help and support throughout our wedding journey. You made my happily ever after come true. Thank you once again!

My Husband and I recently got married here on the 6th May 2019 and we couldn't be happier. We had the most magical wedding day! All the staff were very thoughtful, Kind and very helpful for anything that was needed. I would especially like to mention Charlotte who was our wedding planner, she couldn't have been more amazing!. Thank you Leez Priory for the most memorable day.

To Sue and the rest of the team that made the best day of our lives possible. Thank you for everything, we had the most amazing day! We are both still smiling about it now. thank you so much!

To say our day was perfect is an understatement! From start to finish it could not have been more perfect and we thank you for all of your hard work and organisation to make our day as seamless as it was. Yourself and all of the staff were professional and efficient but with that human touch which made myself and Ian and our guests feel at ease. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was second to none. We received so many compliments on the food, (wedding breakfast, buffet and breakfast), bar staff, the d.j was amazing and all of these people helped make our day that much more special. We could not have asked for more and really would not have changed a thing and we have you to thank for that!

My daughter held her wedding at Leez Priory this week. The whole experience from the initial planning to the day itself has been amazing. The staff (especially Catherine our wedding planner) worked incredibly hard to ensure that everything went smoothly and everyone had a great time. Thoroughly recommend the Leez as a wedding venue!

Just wanted to say thank you to all those involved with our daughter Anna's wedding to Adam on Sunday last. Your staff were fabulous ensuring that everything went perfectly. The food was great and portions were large enough for the largest appetite. Keeley ensured we were all in the correct place at the correct time. Every guest I have spoken to so far has said what a fantastic time they had, partly due to the happy couple but also due to the way you looked after everyone ensuring they all had plenty to eat and drink, that the meals were served quickly, drinks were topped up regularly etc etc The food in the evening was plentiful and the disco was great. Thanks again A proud and very happy parent

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and your team did to ensure our day was perfect. We had an amazing day and are so grateful to you for everything, the day was incredible. Thank you for how smoothly and efficiently the day went, we were able to enjoy everything without any stress. Our families and guests have all commented on how impressed they were with the venue and all involved but especially your helpfulness and efficiency. Thank you so very much.

Fantastic location friendly helpful staff amazing time. Thank you to Leez Priory for making Ben & Jess’s wedding so memorable

Thank you again for an amazing day...all of our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to & kept thanking us for inviting them! The venue is fantastic, all the staff are fab & the whole day went without a single hitch....even the sun came out for us! A perfect day! We hope to see you again at a nostalgic walk around the Priory or a dinner date evening.

What a day! Everyone at Leez made the whole planning journey an absolute pleasure and looked after us all on the way, including the last minute dietary requirement, which necessitated a complete meal change for one guest, which was dealt with so smoothly. The food was delicious, our guests were really impressed with the quality, and the whole day ran perfectly. Big thank you to Kathryn, our coordinator, who was friendly, welcoming and so efficient.

A totally unforgettable day. The staff at Leez priory were amazing and so so helpful they made everything so easy. This allowed us to really enjoy our day. All of our guests had the most amazing time, people are still talking about it. Leez Priory is the most amazing place!

Amazing venue with lots of history. I would love to go back sometime in the future

We had our December wedding at Leez Priory and the day was absolutely perfect. Keeley was so helpful from start to finish and nothing was too much to ask! Everything went to plan and we had the best day of our lives, everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and the staff were so helpful and accommodating. thank you to everyone for making our day so perfect! Love the Winchester’s

Kathryn, we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! To your team and especially to you, our day at Leez was everything and more than we ever dreamt it would be. The venue looked amazing, all the staff were brilliant, the food was really tasty, and the drinks were the main reason for our sore heads the next day! We would like to especially thank you, you were brilliant, you made the whole experience as special as we had hoped, from our initial meetings with you organising all the menus to the day itself, nothing was to much trouble, accommodating our Ushers with their unique sense of humour (Karen!) to making sure that the day ran without a hitch. You. Where. The. Best! Please extend our thanks to your team and we will definitely be pointing future brides and grooms towards Leez Priory!

We recently got married at Leez and it was the wedding of my dreams. It was perfect in every way, Charlotte was our wedding planner and she was amazing. She was always on hand and ensured our day ran smoothly. Me and my bridal party stayed at the fisherman’s cottage the night before the big day, we were welcomed with breakfast on the morning of our wedding which was the perfect start. The grounds of Leez priory are absolutely stunning, it really is a dream venue! We had our ceremony in the tower and it was perfect we then followed with the wedding breakfast in the great hall and it looked absolutely beautiful. The food also tasted amazing. We stayed in the rooms on the night of our wedding and it was the perfect finish to a perfect day. The staff were so welcoming and friendly throughout the whole of our day, there DJ was also amazing! Leez truly is a spectacular venue and thank you to each and everyone of you for making our wedding day as special as it was!x

We had our wedding at Leez Priory on the 30th November, and we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day. The venue is the stuff that dreams are made of – so magical and truly breathtaking. Marian was our planner on the day, and well – WOW, she was INCREDIBLE. So professional, calm, collected, organised – everything ran so smooth, we didn’t have to worry about a single thing. The food was exceptional – as was the service – everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The venue offers so much – multiple options for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, fantastic food and drink selections for the welcome drinks, wedding breakfast, as well as breakfast the following morning. I couldn’t recommend this place enough – it was everything we could have ever dreamed of.

Leez Priory, what an amazing wedding venue. If you could ever wish for the perfect wedding day, then Leez Priory is the place for it. The staff were absolutely fantastic, the food is amazing and Keeley ‘our wedding planner’ was brilliant. I honestly can’t thank Leez priory enough, all of my wedding dreams came true. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you

We got married at Leez on 25th October and what a venue! So many options for ceremony and reception venues. All was organised so well that I didn’t have to worry on the day, everything was organised by our wedding coordinator and she was available in the run up to the day for all my weird questions. I definitely recommend getting married here. Such a beautiful setting.

We got married at Leez on 25th October and what a venue! So many options for ceremony and reception venues. All was organised so well that I didn’t have to worry on the day, everything was organised by our wedding coordinator and she as available in the run up to the day for all my weird questions. I definitely recommend getting married here. Such a beautiful setting.

Thank you once again, Kathryn and team, for making our wedding day so special, we cannot tell you how much we enjoyed it…you & the rest of the staff were amazing & we are so grateful to you all, thank you so much!!

Having researched lots of venues in the last few months, I feel I must write to say to others please make your own minds up. I read some negative reviews on this venue and nearly dismissed it, what a mistake that would have been! From the minute we drove up my heart fluttered, and by the time we had finished our tour I was in love all over again. We love the fact our guests have the whole house to use, we love the "gem of a disco" and the original features, the bedrooms make it feel like an exclusive little holiday village? It is A stunning venue with both inside and outside options at great value for money. Linda and put us totally at ease, with our busy schedules and a lengthy list of questions she breezed through the, all assuring us completely. Since booking we have met other couples who have had the privilege of being married there already, again they said "the best wedding ever" so thank you Leez Priory, we simply can't wait for our day to come around

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our perfect day on Friday. It genuinely was the best day ever! So many of our guests said it was the best one they’d ever been to as well, so thank you!

A massive thank you from Charlie and I for ensuring we had the most perfect wedding day. Everything went so well and everyone has complimented the venue for the great service and amazing food!

We had our wedding at Leez Priory in June 2018 and it was absolutely perfect. Thank you to Jan our wedding planner who was brilliant, Jan was always at the end of a phone call or email to help on the build-up to the day and also ran the day perfectly for us! All our guests had a great time and have said how the staff and venue were fantastic!

Thank you so much Kathryn for all your help to make our day as perfect as it was! We could not have asked for a better personal wedding manager or venue!

Thank you sooo much for all of your help and support in the lead up to our wedding and on the day! Thank you for all the phone calls, allergy list amendments, meal changes and for generally being amazing! We couldn’t have asked for someone more attentive, helpful and lovely. We had the best day of our lives and everything went perfectly thanks to you Sue!

We would love to say a massive thank you for all the help before the wedding day and on our wedding day. The team really did make it as special as it could be and you were so helpful to not only myself & Robert, but to all our family and guests. They told me not to stress on the day because they would have everything handled & they were right! Leez are so good at their job & I hope they are always recognised for the hard work!! Thank you to the bar staff who regularly kept Robert updated with the tab and for just being generally polite and welcoming to all. Thank you to the staff who served our food- everything was just perfect. A massive thank you to your DJ !! I honestly can not thank you enough or express my appreciation! Everyone absolutely enjoyed the day/evening.. & most importantly myself & Robert had the best day of our lives.. thanks to you and your team

Kathryn, where do we start! Thank you for being the best wedding manage ever!! We could not have done any of it without you. Thank you for the wedding of our dreams! We couldn’t have dreamt of a better day. We wouldn’t have changed anything. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help, advise, support and most of all planning. Everything was perfect. Thank you for thinking of absolutely everything prior to the wedding. On the day itself, a fairy godmother. Thank you so much for helping me and my bridesmaids with food, last minute fixing of bridesmaid dresses! You were absolutely AMAZING! We really can't thank you enough, we shall remember your kindness forever. All our guests loved the venue and we have had so many comments saying “It’s the best wedding we have ever been to” My family are also so so thankful!

We got married at Leez Priory on the 3rd June 2018 and it truly was the best day of our lives. From the moment we booked our wedding to the minute we left the grounds on the 4th June the service provided was fantastic. Kathryn was our coordinator and she went above and beyond expectations in ensuring that our day ran as smoothly as possible. The food was better than we could have ever imagined and we received a number of compliments throughout the day. One of our guests even joked about booking the venue for themselves there and then! Everything was perfect, down to the evening bar staff who managed to remember the majority of our guests drinks preference and had them ready for the time they reached the bar.The grounds are also beautifully maintained and so picture perfect. I cannot thank Kathryn and the team at Leez enough for making our day so magical.

I would just like to thank you for everything you helped me with leading up to the wedding and to also thank our personal wedding manager for everything on the day. We had the most perfect day and everyone is talking about it saying its THE BEST wedding they have ever been too. Everyone is buzzing and on a high still, so I just wanted to say a little thank you for your support and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. I’m sure myself and Terry will be visiting the beautiful venue again.

Wow! Thank you so much for our day. It couldn’t have of gone better. The venue is so magical and it couldn’t have been more amazing. Your team worked so hard and did everything to make our day that extra bit special. Special thank you to our wedding planner Kristy without you our day wouldn’t of been perfect.

My husband and I were married at Leez Priory on Sunday and we had the most amazing day. Our planner was incredible and made sure everything was perfect. It was better than we ever imagined, and it is such a special venue. So many of our guests commented on how beautiful it is and how gorgeous the food was. We hope to come back soon for one of your dinner dates! Thank you again

I got married at Leez Priory on the 10th February 2018. What a wonderful place and lovely staff especially Sue our wedding planner who made our day run perfectly and was so helpful. All of our guests loved it and were extremely complimentary about the whole day. Our wedding was amazing and I would recommend anyone thinking of booking a venue to view this beautiful place.

We got married here yesterday and couldn't have asked for anything better. Our personal wedding manager was an absolute angel she is definitely the wedding manager you want. Thank you for everything me and my new husband could not thank you enough everything about this place and the staff are amazing!

We got married at Leez Priory this year on the 26th January, our wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Everything about this venue is phenomenal!!! Kathryn our wedding manager was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, as well as all the other staff at Leez who made our day run so smoothly. We thank you all We couldn't recommend this venue more!

We have just returned home from Leez Priory following the wedding of two very dear friends. We had a fabulous time, nothing was missing, food, ceremony, ambiance, care and attention to every detail. The wedding meal was excellent....an amazing day. Well done all of you!

Wedding plans began back in January 2017 and the first job was to choose the venue. Our intention was to spend a series of weekends scouring the country for the ideal spot, however after spending an afternoon at Leez Priory our search was complete. From minute one the staff, led by Christie, were fantastic and could not have been more helpful. The day ran so smoothly and we are still getting compliments on how good the wedding was. If you are unsure on a venue just pick this one!!!

Chris and I had our big day on the 19th August. Sue the personal wedding manager made everything so perfect for us, the whole bridal party loved her and Chris and I couldn't have made our day as perfect as it was without her! From booking the venue to leaving the venue the team had nothing but smiles for us and helped every step of the way. Thank you Sue and the team and Leez... you made our dreams come true

A huge, huge thank you to Kathryn and the team for giving us the most amazing day of our lives. Everything was perfect and the team did everything they promised. We would highly recommend this beautiful place to get married. Again thank you so much!!

Leez Priory was the first and only wedding venue that we visited as we fell completely in love with it straight away and it lived up to our expectations completely. We recently got married on the 10th August and we just wanted to say a massive Thank You to all the staff at Leez Priory who helped to make our wedding day so special. Since the wedding we have had countless compliments on the staff at the venue for how polite and helpful they were to all our guests as well as provide such a great service. We also wanted to Thank Kelly our wedding planner who was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She was so helpful and helped us throughout our planning and lead up to the wedding as well as being incredible on the day. From the service to the food and venue grounds, we couldn't have asked for more and look forward to returning for a dinner date soon.

We absolutely love this special place. Leez Priory helped make our day effortless and relaxed and just super happy. It's a stunning venue and the sun came out for us which was a bonus. But every last detail was covered perfectly by the staff and they really contributed towards all our guests and ourselves having enjoying every moment. Couldn't recommend enough. Thank you Leez Priory! Beautiful place.

We would like to thank all of the staff at Leez Priory for taking care of us on Saturday (13th May) for our wedding day. I can not fault this place in the slightest the stunning grounds, the staff, the venue itself, the food & accommodation absolutely everything about Leez Priory is perfect. The first day we visited Leez we fell in love and for those who have been will know why! A massive thank you to our lovely personal wedding manager, she went above and beyond to make sure the day ran smooth, she took special care of me and my husband and we truly felt like royalty for the day. Kelly you are a credit to Leez Priory you can really tell you want the best for your guests, calm, polite, friendly and professional a few things you are. Also will be back at some point to attend a dinner date! Just because we can not get enough of this place. Thank you again for everything!

Well, what can I say. . . Except a massive thank you to all the staff for making our wedding day, Friday 28th April 2017, perfect. From our initial inquiry to our breakfast the morning after our wedding, the service was exceptional! Our Personal Wedding Manager was absolutely brilliant. Every request was dealt with and Kelly even took photo's of my wedding cake to prove to me that it had been set up. All the staff were fantastic and so helpful, including the chef who made my mum and I a cup of green tea while they did the bustle of my dress in the kitchen. And I loved that we had our own personal plate of canapes during our photo's. The food was exceptional and all our guest's loved the food. If you are looking for a wedding venue in a beautiful setting with exceptional service then Leez Priory is the place for you. Thank you again to all the staff, front of house and back of house, for all your hard work.

I can't thank all the staff involved with my wedding (22/3/17) and especially our wedding manager Sue! Everyone was so lovely and accommodating! I felt right at home and had the best wedding ever! Bar and kitchen staff went above and beyond making sure my mum was okay when she got upset and they sat her in the kitchen and gave her a cup of tea and comforted her. Sue personally made sure my disabled aunt was cared for throughout the hole day making her as comfortable as possible! Any request we had was followed through with and beyond! I can't Thank you all enough for making our day so perfect! Highly recommend and such a stunning venue!!

Had my wedding here at Leez yesterday (14/04/13) and it was better than I could of image!! Food was great,venue, grounds & views of the grounds are fanatic!! I was relaxed comfortable and very happy! The in house manager Tracy Locke was so great & helpfully we can't not fault her at all. I stayed at the fishermans cottage the night before and again everything about that was great!! Lucky for us the weather turned better gorgeous in fact, and all the guests had a great time also and kept commenting on how beautiful Leez is!! Me and my husband chose wisely on the venue & had our prefect wedding day... Couldn't thanx Tracy & Leez enough

Simply amazing day which ourselves and our guests will never forget. Christmas time at Leez Priory is very special. Thank you.

We got married here on the 20th of October, and couldn't fault it. The food was spot on, the service was great and the location was breath taking. Our guests were blown away with the venue, the food and the atmosphere - a lot of them stating it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Not only do you have the lovely views of the property, you have the added bonus of a small tower that used to be a Monastery years ago. You can get married under it or in it if you wish. We decided we were going to get married in it as we were only having a small ceremony 40 guests, it was a lovely intimate ceremony. All in all it was a wonderful day and if we could do it all over again we would :)

Our day could not have been more perfect and I know our guests have already been making enquiries for their own future weddings!

The venue was so beautiful, the food was delicious and the day ran smoothly. Everybody had a fantastic time and our special day was amazing. We are loving married life and will be expecting out 1st addition to the family in October!! We will always look back at Leez Priory as a beautiful venue that held our beautiful wedding day.

It was a perfect day in every way and in truth no words can convey how much we appreciate how stress-free our wedding was!

Everything was set down to perfect timing. The food was absolutely perfect, the waiters and waitresses did a fantastic job in not only serving food but clearing away was equally impressive, so a big thank you to them. We cannot thank Leez Priory enough for all they have done.

Words escape me currently! My wife, daughter, family, all of my guests, and I, have still not have come down from the high we found ourselves on. Our day was exceptional from every perspective. The organisation was perfect, the venue superb, the food, the service and all of your staff were exemplary. We had guests from Canada and Bermuda who said that they would not have been able to stage such a lovely wedding even in their own country. I think this says a lot of everyone at Leez Priory. Leez should, and can be proud of everyone, from the top to the bottom of their organisation.

From the beautiful ceremony in the Tower to the gorgeous wedding breakfast in the Great Hall, the Leez Priory staff could not have been more helpful. It was so well organised that the day just flowed effortlessly through to the evening disco and buffet. We very much appreciate all the hard work that is put in to make what was such a special day!

We were so well looked after and never had to worry about a thing except enjoying our day. All of the staff at Leez Priory were so friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the Priory itself - stunning! Our wedding at Leez Priory has left us with such special memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Leez Priory for making our dreams come true.

From beginning to end our wedding was so well organised and managed, which made it exceptionally enjoyable for us all. The standard of catering was just so high, it was more like being served at a high class restaurant than serving food en masse! We were impressed by the efficiency of all the staff and our front of House Manager in particular. The Priory looked lovely and the accommodation was clean and attractive. I could go on and on! We really wouldn't have changed a thing. Many thanks to Leez Priory for a perfect and unforgettable day.

Everyone is still talking about our wedding and telling us what a fabulous day it was, what a lovely place and how wonderfull all of the Leez Priory staff are. We were just blown away by the whole day and just wanted to do it all again!

The day was absolutely perfect, all our guests commented on how beautiful the setting was and how fantastic the food was. It was a dream come true!

Our day was perfect! It ran like clockwork and so smoothly. We had always considered Leez Priory as the perfect venue for our wedding, so when the time eventually came (13 years later!) we knew we made the right choice. Not only us, but our children, had a fantastic day. We all enjoyed every moment. Jo our Front of House Manager made us feel we were in safe hands from our planning meeting up to the big day. She shared in our excitement and we can't thank her enough for all her hard work.

Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived at Leez Priory until we left the next day. It was just amazing and the staff at Leez made it all happen. We are so greatful and so are our parents.

We can not thank everyone enough at Leez Thank you for making our wedding a fantastic and very memorable occasion. We really enjoyed the wedding meal, and the breakfast the next morning was the best we've ever had! The staff, the food, the organisation - everything was perfect! Thank you for all the hard work put in - everyone truly enjoyed themselves.

I would like to express my absolute delight in the way my daughter's wedding was handled at Leez Priory. The venue was superb, our Front of house Manager was absolutley wonderful, guiding the proceedings so smoothly and the food, my goodness, the food was absolutely delicious and served with such grace. Everything was run to time with military precision but without any great fuss indeed, in a most unobtrusive manner. All the main wedding party were made aware of what was happening and when, which alleviated any nerves that we may have had at the time. I can only express my praise for the very professional way the whole proceedings were handled and send my thanks to all who made this very special day in my daughter's life so memorable.

The conduct and impeccable service from the staff thoughout our day made it day so special and one that we, and our guests, will never forget. We know how many weddings take place at Leez Priory but were made to feel as though this was the only wedding, ever! All our guests commented on the food, no-one could believe how excellent the food tasted or how quickly it was served to ensure everyone ate at the same time. The hog roast provided a fantastic talking point during the evening.

This venue is a must for anyone thinking of getting married! We had the most incredible day! Everything was beyond perfect from start to finish!! The venue is stunning, the staff incredible, the food out of this world and most importantly our wedding planner, Suzy, is one of the most genuine, lovely and caring people you'll meet. She ran around after us all day making sure we got our dream outdoor wedding and the staff did everything they could to make it perfect. Will never forget this day along with the other 90 people who really enjoyed it. Thank you Leez Priory...Can't recommend you enough!!

I got married here on the 21st August 2005 our wedding is still spoken about to this day 4 years on!! the staff were excellent as was our front of house Zoe! I cannot fault this place all guests had a great time the food was wonderful and they catered for all!

What a place it was out of this world.My son got married there on the 29th March 2009 and may i say it will be talked about for a long time. Could not fault anything the staff were the nicest you could ever meet and the food was delicous and plenty of it. Recommend the hog roast went down a treat.Would like to thank Tracey for making the day perfect.

We got married at Leez Priory on 12th April 2008 and it was the most fantastic venue ever. All our guests commented on the stunning setting. The food was also amazing - yummy and plentiful... They dealt with everything and made the day truly special. Thanks to Kim our wedding planner for making everything run smoothly and answering all our questions!! Five star venue.

Having just shot Mr & Mrs Gilberts wedding day on the 18th Jan 08 id like to pass on my thanks to all at Leez priory esp Zoe as they really do work as a team for both the suppliers and the couple ensuring the day runs smoothly I highly recomend this venue . David photographer Artweddings

Leez priory is the most wonderful venue for a wedding. The planning of our wedding was made so easy for us by our front of house manager Tracey and she managed to keep me calm as well as organising the smooth running of the day! The staff were great and never kept anyone waiting. The wedding itself was lovely and the food was fantastic. I can not recommend this venue highly enough. Our friends have not stopped talking about it ever since.

From the moment I arrived at Leez the day before the wedding it was like a fairy tale. I stayed at the bridal cottage the night before, & although I couldn''t sleep it was a great evening I would recommend staying the night before. The staff were wonderful Zoe our front of house manager was excellent she was so calm & organised throughout the build up & the day. It was the best day we have ever had, family & friends said that it was the best wedding they had been too. I cannot recommend this place enough fantastic!! We want to have a 10 year blessing & would only return to Leez Priory I wish we could do it all again.

We got married 14 December 2006. It was the best day of our lives. Leez Priory is such a beautiful place and you feel so at home as soon as you walk on the grounds, it takes your breath away. Our coordinator Jo was brilliant, she was efficient and also very fun and friendly, she organised everything so we had nothing to worry about. The food was excellent, the staff were brilliant, we just cannot fault anything about the place. It was a perfect day. Wish we could do it all again. 10/10

We got married at Leez Priory on the 22nd June 2007, the weather was great and we got married outside, it was truly amazing. the venue is beautiful with lots of grounds to explore which our guests loved. The food was really good, hugh portions and good quality which everyone commented on. we ended the night with fireworks which was spectacular. I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married you definatley wouldnt be disappointed.

Leez Priory is THE most perfect venue. We had a fantastic day (in spite of the rain). The setting is fantastic, and the staff are wonderful and helped make everything perfect for our wedding day. I would recommend this venue whole heartedly. It was a wonderful start to our marriage. Thanks especially to Zoe!!!!!

What did we like about Leez Priory? Everything! The fact that the ceremony and the celebrations take place on the same site means that once the guests are there, everyone can relax and enjoy themselves from the minute they arrive. It was helpful being allocated a dressing room from early in the morning, and having guest bedrooms at the venue helped with people who had travelled to attend the wedding. We opted for the fireworks as an extra, which were spectacular, and we were lucky enough to have a guest who could play the grand piano in the room adjoining the bar.The food was excellent and Zoe was on hand throughout the day and evening to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Zoe impressed our guests with her historical knowledge of the Priory and was patient in answering all their questions. Thanks for an unforgettable day!

Our wedding at Leez was all we could have dreamt of. The house and grounds are beautiful, and everything run fantastically. Tracey, our coordinator, made everything go like clockwork, Tina our waitress & Eddie the DJ were fantastic, not to mention the numerous other staff about. The food was incredible, the kind you get in restaurants, not mass production. Everything was set up and done for us as we wanted, and we really didn''t have to ''think'' about anything other than enjoying our day. Numerous guests have commented that this was the best wedding they had been to and that the food was divine! PERFECT!!!

If you dream of the fairytale wedding, Leez is the place to go. We could not fault the day from start to finish. The venue has the wow factor as do the staff and the food. Yes it is expensive but well worth it for an unforgetable day. Suzie runs everything with military precision. We didn''t want the day to end!!!!!!

For someone who isn''t exactly a fan of weddings this place really was a fantastic venue. If you are another person with a difficult family the segregation of the amazing Priory rooms can really work in your favour. There is a lovely warm feeling to the place and I would recommend getting married here to anyone. Luckily I happened to see this website while searching for a photographer, thanks to the person who recommended ART WEDDINGS as they are truly brilliant! I am not kind of person who recommends anything so I hope this shows how impressed I was with the results.....if they can make me look presentable they have a special talent....the pictures are fantastic! I would also like to add that even though the local DJ looks very similar to Fred West he was brilliant on the night, playing just the right kind of music to get people dancing and matching the mood! He also has no interest in Storing bodies under his Patio which is always a plus point From a happy married Man!

Our wedding day was so wonderful. The front of house manager ran the whole day and prevented any mishaps!I didnt even notice the rain until the evening. The food was gorgeous and loads of it, the resident dj was brill, and I cant beleive we planned it all in only 12 weeks! A perfect start to the wedding! And the accomodation is expensive but lovely, as is the breakfast the next day. Highly reccommended!

We booked our date through Whirlwind Weddings by contacting WW direct and asking if they could give us 3 months notice on the £4k deal. They obliged and we had a perfect sunny day in mid Oct. Service was excellent and all our guests loved the food and buffet - large portions too! We entertained out guests with a bouncy-castle, rodeo bull and music quiz in the evening to help people mingle and it worked a treat. Alcohol is a little pricey and they prefer cash only, while the DJ did a great job, and kept to our playlist. All in all, a wonderful day - highly recommended venue!

i love it. as you walk down towards the house, that is when you realise that this is the venue for you. the staff are polite and helpfull, and you feel welcome from then on. as you walk around the beautiful home, you wish it was yours. the tower takes your breath away, and you wish the wedding was sooner, just so that you can stay in the bridal sweet. beautiful. special and unique

We married at Leez Priory Sunday 15th August 2004, we had 3 1/2 weeks to arrange it as we booked their whirlwind package, If we could do it all angain we wouldn't change a thing! Zoe took care of everything, venue fantastic, food fantastic and even the weather was fantastic!

We got married at Leez Priory on 15 February and had the most amazing, perfect wedding day - we would highly recommend this venue to anyone thinking of getting married. The house is beautiful and you have absolutely exclusive use of the house and grounds all day which makes it very personal. All of the staff are really friendly and helpful. Our wedding Coordinator was Hayley and she was absolutely fantastic and felt like a true friend we had known for ages by the end of the day and she ensured everything ran so smoothly. You can choose which areas you want to use for your ceremony, meal, etc and they are very flexible regarding everything(including the menu). There are silk flowers decorating the various parts of the house which look lovely (including on the dinner tables). The food at our reception was amazing, we had a roast dinner for our main course with home made Yorkshire puds (they really were) and everything was served piping hot and all the guests commented on it. The evening buffet was also very generous and really good quality food. There are different rooms (disco in the cellar, lounges, bar, etc) but it adds to the relaxed atmosphere and means everyone is not shouting above the disco all night. It worked really well. The photos opportunities are gorgeous including the Tower and the Lake and the house itself makes a beautiful backdrop. All in all, we could not fault a thing and it exceeded our expectations - the perfect venue.

We got married @ Leez Priory on October 6th 2005. Our wedding day was more perfect than we could have imagined. We were prepared that the weather may not be great as it was October but it was a bright & slighty misty day about 18 degrees which was nice, I don't think I could have coped in that big white dress if it had been hot! Our Co-ordinator for the day was Doreen, she was great! she made sure every single request we made was met, so If you get married at Leez and get Doreen you will be very lucky! Our ceremony was in the tower and it was so romantic, I felt like a fairy princess! and didn't want the day to end. The venue has loads of great photo opportunities and our photographer definatley took some amazing shots see: www.artweddings.co.uk We had a Magician to entertain while we were having our photos taken, which everyone enjoyed. The wedding breakfast was fantastic, We chose the salmon starter followed by the steak and for the vegetarians, mozzerella and tomato salad and then mushroom croustade followed by the chocolate dessert. mmmm! We were to excited to eat much of our meals but what we did eat was so good and the portions were very big. The buffet was also amazing, so much food and again all so tasty. Leez recommend Eddie who is the inhouse DJ, we had specific requirements for the songs we wanted him to play and he was happy to play exactly what we requested. For the evenning entertainment we had a vodka drinking luge which was set up in the carriageway and which gave a lot of people hangovers the next day. There are 15 rooms available so that some of the guests could stay over, We had the Granary which is the bridal suite with a four poster bed and Jacuzzi bath, and was very romantic. If you are looking for a wedding venue and don't mind travelling like we did, We would recommend Leez Priory without doubt !!

We had our wedding on May 25th 2005, a perfect time at L.P. as all the flowers were coming out and the sun was out too!!! It was such a magnificent day, Zoe took care of everything on arrival- not a thing was out of place. Leez Priory held alot of memories for my husbands family so it only seemed right to be married there- the venue is magical, beautiful and you feel like a queen getting married there!! The food was out of this world, our guests were very impressed that there was so much of it!! The buffet was equally wonderful too. We were able to roam around the grounds and the house at our leisure which enabled us to have the day of our dreams.We booked a whirlwind package but nevertheless we were not treated any differently. The accomodation was great, it was nice to meet up in the morning and have breakfast with everyone. I can highly recommend L.P. to anyone who wants a day to cherish and look back on as the best day of their lives - it certainly was for us.

We got married at Leez August 2005 after having booked one of their special deals only 4 1/2 months before. Despite being a late deal we were still made to feel as valued and important as if we had booked it far in advance at premium price. The day was a fairytale from start to finish. Zoe was our co-ordinator and her relaxed and friendly attitude made the day run perfectly. As venues go, this is the best in Essex, you really get caught up in the romance of the beautiful buildings. The food was delicious (the cheesecake was the best I have ever tasted) and you simply have to order the chocolate strawberries (a favourite with all the guests). We were blessed with wonderful weather, so apart from the meal, most guests remained outside. Some people may not like the fact that guests are not in the same place, but spread about, but to us this was in keeping with the relaxed nature of our day (although the DJ may have felt a bit lonely!) If you have always dreamed of the fairytale wedding, and want an atmospheric venue, Leez is definitely the place for you!