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“Fantastic venue for our special day”
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Prested Hall Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Feering
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We have recently held our wedding at this wonderful venue. When we were looking for wedding venues, Prested Hall was the first venue we looked at and fell in love with the place, we just knew it had to there! All the staff at Prested were really helpful thoughout all of the planning up to the big day! Any questions we had were answered, and nothing was too much! Our special day was just perfect in every way! I had my mind set on our ceremony being held outside, unfortunately all the rain from the day before had made the ground and just too wet for this to happen, I was a little disappointed but once Jill had shown me the room set up for the ceremony, it didn't bother me! Jill was such a BIG help throughout the whole day, anything we wanted, she helped in any way for it to happen, went beyond just being our events manager, everything went to time - thank you Jill! All of our guests that we had spoken to had said how lovely the venue was, and how well Jill did everything for everyone! The food was very scrumptious! Our day was more than what we had imagined it to be, thank you very much to everyone at Prested Hall, from Mr&Mrs Crowe

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We recently attended a wedding at Prested hall which we had a wonderful day, the venue was pleasant but for the excessive amount of money spent on the day the accommodation was basic, dusty and the shower drainage was pretty poor to say the least. This put to one side our main complaint was the staff especially the rude bar staff (where there was only 2 people serving 90 guests). Our strongest comment is make sure you check your money when you hand it over and the amount of change you get back !!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bar prices where to say the least excessively high. There was no meet and greet by the staff to the wedding as originally told there would be. Ladies beware of the front entrance for your heels as it is lethal and note the ladies toilets are only on the 1st floor !!!
There is no disabled WC or Baby changing facilities except for the library floor !
Canapés where nice, main course was good but buffet was dry and overlooked.
Overall the wedding was a wonderful experience, shame about the venue.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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perestedaEssex, Owner at Prested Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

This wedding was a bit of a nightmare with more than double the usual bar take and a small rather nasty element. The staff suffered undue rudeness from a drunken few and did their very best to remain cool and polite.
One man had to be carried back to his room, or one just like it!!
We have not had complaints of bar short changing in past 10 years and we know this allegation is scurrilous as staff are long term and utterly trusted. The bar was up only £2 in thousands, as keep the change tips.
The grooms father has tried to counter this and another negative review and the happy couple have promised to disown the comments when back from honeymoon..... Or so I'm told by the rather upset staff who have been in touch with them.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We held our wedding at Prested Hall on 25th August 2013. We had the most wonderful day and we would like to say a massive thank you to Jill and her team. Jill went far beyond just being our wedding co-ordinator she did everything she could to make sure we had the day of our dreams, even forfilling our wish of marrying outside after the bad weather the day before. She made sure everything ran smoothly which led through to our guests feeling relaxed and enjoying the whole experience. The rest of the team did a fantastic job, nothing was too much trouble.

The venue is breath taking, and many of guests commented on how wonderful everything was and what a beautiful setting. The rooms and food was 5 star, everyone was so impressed and have said they want to go back for dinner again or even stay.

We honestly can't praise Prested Hall highly enough its a credit to the owners. If your looking for a wow factor wedding where you have full exclusivity or a luxurious country break then you must go to Prested Hall. We looked at a lot of venues and this had that special something, it will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will definitely be back in the not too distant future.

Thank you so much Jill and all the staff at Prested. Love Liam & Gemma Bloomfield xxx

Room Tip: All the rooms are exceptional. Fantastic quality bedding and each room has its own character.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

So your getting married and you have looked at lots of venues (just like us) choose the most outstanding Wedding Venue in Essex. Prested Hall. From the first meeting at a wedding fair, to the breakfast after our special day - everything was outstanding. Feedback from both of us and all of the wedding party, on Venue, Food, Accommodation, the Events Team, the way the whole 24 hours is tailor to you personally is truly outstanding. Jill can't say enough, Sometimes in life it takes special people to make things special and that's what you get at Prested Hall.
Absolutely stonking.......... Love Clive and Julie.....

Room Tip: We looked at all the rooms an couldn't fault one of them.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hotel gets 3 stars from me, it would be 5 star but for the description of 'Disabled Room'.
The bath was high step-in and the ramp into the bathroom would have challenged a para-Olympian. I fear this ramp was the only modification they made to the ground floor room.
All in all a good hotel, good wedding and function facilities which won the praise of all the guest I spoke too. Some grumblings about hot water around breakfast time though. We had to go home grubby, there was no way in or out of that bath.

Room Tip: Disabled Guests beware..
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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perestedaEssex, Owner at Prested Hall Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

As I have explained elsewhere, we had to create a "disabled" bedroom from the listed building we acquired. This is sometimes very difficult, and was.
It has always been our plan to build an extension which would contain full-blown disabled facilities to highest modern specs, converting this current bedroom into the front of house office we want and need. But until we manage to do this we are a bit stuck with what we have.
Hot water has sometimes been a problem recently as we were having a bio-mass boiler installed and the company went bust on us. But we'd like to think that is all sorted now.

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Excellent location for a wedding with wonderful grounds for photographs. The food was lovely and great service.

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

The staff and facilities played a huge part in making my son's wedding day perfect. Everything was outstanding. The staff were very efficient and friendly and all food was delicious. We particularly appreciated the attention to detail, such as the midnight feast and champagne for the happy couple and our rosé petals everywhere! Everyone who stayed overnight were very happy with all the facilities.
And they even managed to arrange sun all day and the perfect temperature!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Judith B
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Address: Prested Chase, Feering, Colchester C05 9EE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester > Feering
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Feering
Price Range: £89 - £156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Prested Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With contemporary style and comfort within an historic listed country house, this privately owned hotel sits discreetly amid 75 acres of Essex parkland, within 30 minutes of Stansted Airport. Partly surrounded by a moat, Prested Hall offers 15th and 18th century interiors, stunning Art Nouveau decor and elegant 1930s extensions. With 15 attractive en suite rooms and an adjacent health club,with additional serviced (Peresteda) apartments, the owners of Prested Hall have attempted to create a place of quality, where comfort, style and relaxation exist without cold formality. Hotel guests will find helpful staff, and attention to detail, with fresh flowers throughout the house, along with books to browse through, DVDs to borrow, real coffee in the rooms and, always, the pleasure of being away from city stress amid beautiful surroundings. Situated just off the A12, a 5 minute drive from Kelvedon station. ... more   less 
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