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Leez Priory

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Ceremony license
Licensed bar

Style of venue:
Traditional, Gothic, Glamorous
What type of venue are you?
Country House
Ceremony capacity:
Dining capacity:
Do you have a late license?
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Do you have accommodation?
15 bedrooms for 34 guests plus cottage for the Bride the night before
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cheque, Cash, Credit Card, Bank Transfer



Leez Priory is a magnificent Tudor mansion and is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country. With twenty five 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 Great Tower, adjacent to the main house, can provide an intimate setting inside or an imposing backdrop for an outdoor ceremony on sunny days. Within the main house the Great Hall is full of character and charm or the house itself could be the setting for your ceremony. 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 Bride and Bridesmaids to stay the night before your big day allowing you to wake up revived and refreshed ready for your special day!

The photograph opportunities are endless and will create lasting memories of your special day. Leez Priory is three times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ and it is easy to see why!

If you are looking for the dream wedding at a magnificent venue then Leez Priory is the one. Please contact us directly for details of our all-inclusive wedding packages.

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Tom & Charlotte
A huge big thank you for our wedding day. Absolutely superb in every aspect. Rave reviews from all that attended best wedding ever!! Thank you to all at Leez Priory who made us and our guests feel special and our wedding day so memorable and enjoyable !
Andy & Paula
I cant thank you enough for the amazing service we received from your staff. You all were absolutely amazing! You provide a first class service and it doesn't go unnoticed!
Lee & Rachel
Thanks so much for everything you did for us for our Wedding! Despite the torrential rain everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it, and a large part of that was down to you and your excellent organisation on the day! Thanks again for everything! We couldn't have asked for a better Front of House Manager!

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Thank you both so very much for making yesterday so perfect.
There has been lots of praise from virtually everyone who was there for the entire package.
Vashti (whom you recommended) as well as the String Quartet you also recommended, the service itself as well as the beautiful surroundings and how wonderfully everything was organised. Even the temperamental English weather behave itself perfectly. Everyone absolutely loved the venue, I would like to thank all the staff for their service and you both for your splendid organisation ( I suspect you might have done this before!!)
I am delighted , it could not have been bettered, so thank you once more, it was really appreciated.
Sam & Stacey
I know I have said it countless times already...but thank you SO much for the wonderful wedding you gave us on was beyond anything we could have ever dreamed about. All the little details were covered, all the food was scrummy and the setting was just unbelievable. And you and your team are a credit to wedding planning...nothing was too much trouble and they just fitted effortlessly into the wedding. Please pass on our huge thanks to all your team as well.
We are gutted that we can't get married a second time to experience it all again!!
We hope you get to plan another event for us at Leez again in the future.
Lynn & Gregory
What can i say...From start to finish you were amazing - can't thank you enough for making the day perfect. Thank you to all the bar staff, waiting staff etc. It was absolutely perfect.
Hannah & Edward
We want to say a HUGE thank you for everything on our wedding day. The whole day ran perfectly, there is absolutely nothing we would have changed! From putting out all the flowers, to making sure my dad had a pint in front of him as soon as he finished his speech, you ran the whole day like clockwork and we are so grateful. The whole venue just looked perfect, even better than we could have hoped for. We had a lot of people saying it was like a wedding from a magazine! The food was absolutely fantastic - so please pass on our compliments to the catering team and the waiters and waitresses who worked so hard on the day. Everyone has said how amazing the food was. Thank you for dealing with my (endless) questions beforehand and our last minute changes, and thanks for making the whole day stress-free. It was really was the best day of our lives.
Michelle & Andy
A massive thank you to the groundsmen who must work tirelessly to keep all so beautiful. To the housekeeping who must work so hard but still have the time to talk and smile with us all. Thank you to all of the catering staff who prepared and served in very hot weather. Delicious food throughout the whole day. Thank you to the bar staff who must have been exhausted but were so pleasant to the very end. To all I may not have not mentioned but helped make our daughter and son in laws have a life time of wonderful memories…Thank you. Most of all thank you to the personal wedding manager who managed the day so professionally, no ask was too much trouble and the day when smoothly because of her!
Thank you to all the staff involved in my brother (Phil) and Nicole’s wedding on 29th May 2017. Your team did an excellent job on the day to help everything run smoothly. Special thanks to the wedding planner who was always on hand to help. She helped from the arrival in the morning right the way through, handing out the flowers and making sure everyone found their seats. Your team helped to make a perfect day and I can’t thank you enough.
Thank you so much for all your help making sure Adam and Bea's wedding day was perfect. It is a magical venue. You were amazing, cool, calm and collected.
Just a quick note to say 'thank you' for all your assistance yesterday with the master of ceremony duties for Bea's wedding. Your organisational skills are genuinely impressive and everything went extraordinarily smoothly. May I also say how helpful, courteous, polite and charming all your staff were. Their customer care skills, allied to the jaw-dropping splendor of the setting made it a thoroughly memorable day for all.
Vicki & Jay
To all the staff at Leez Priory, Thank you so much for all your hard work, patience, and professionalism that made our entire wedding day so much fun, east and enjoyable. We had such a blast and we thank you for pulling all the string behind the scenes and making sure everything ran smoothly. We honestly couldn’t have hoped for anything better.
Gemma & Drew
To my personal wedding manager everyone else at Leez, We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. You were all so helpful and without all your hard work the day wouldn’t have been anywhere as good!
Just over a week has passed since our daughters wedding and i just wanted to say what a wonderful day/evening was had by all. The personal wedding manager and the team were truly exceptional from beginning to end and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Our daughter had the most wonderful time and every need was seen to by Leez Priory without any fuss or drama. All aspects of the day went off without a hitch right through to the midnight bell. Thanks to everyone.
Mr & Mrs Simmons
Firstly, a huge thank you to you and the team for making Saturday a quite fantastic and truly memorable day. We had planned out every detail, but the day exceeded even our wildest expectations. Then of course, there was the weather, how did you do that??! Everyone had so much fun and that is testament to the hard work and attention to the detail that you put it in. I have received particular words of praise from the photographers for the way you coordinated everything and kept us to time. Also thanks for keeping me in check in the morning, I have a habit of trying to do too much and your experience was invaluable here in making sure I was out of the way!
Mr & Mrs Uden
Tom and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Leez Priory for making our wedding day so perfect. The venue is absolutely stunning and the staff were amazing. The food was delicious and went down a treat :) We would also like to say a big thank you to the DJ who managed to play all the songs on our wish list as well as lots of other requests. Finally we would like to say a special thank you to Personal Wedding Manager. Throughout the whole wedding planning process she was absolutely fantastic. She went above and beyond everything we asked for and she was always on hand in the lead up to the wedding and throughout the day. It was such a magical day that we will remember forever. Thank you so much.
James & Gemma
It truly was the most perfect of days and one we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Everything was absolutely perfect and we cant thank you and all of Leez Priory enough for how special you helped make it.
We had an amazing wedding day (St Patrick's day) The service was amazing and Leez priory were very accommodating. My Personal Wedding Manager was so supportive throughout the whole process leading up to our big day!
Mr & Mrs Worship
I can't thank all the staff involved with my wedding and especially our Personal Wedding Manager! 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!!
Thank you once again for all the hard work during the last Sunday! Tim and I - and all guests - had such a great time! The food, the drinks, the area, everything was absolutely fantastic.
Liz & Neil
Thank you so much for organising our wedding, it went so smoothly and it was all thanks to you.
Tim & Cathy
Thank you for making our day so special. We had a truly wonderful day and have so many photographs and memories. The venue, staff and organisation was second to none and we really cant thank you enough!
I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you and the teams at Leez for your care and attention on 18th February. We had such a lovely day and this was due in no small part to your excellent organisation and help in accommodating the 'quirky bits' Paul and Alexandra added to their day, on the tables and around the venue. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and we really appreciated that. Our thanks to you and everyone involved. The food by the way, was delicious and beautifully served. We are recommending Leez to everyone!
Phil & Ola
We just wanted to say thank you to Joanna for all your help making our wedding day run so smoothly. We both really enjoyed our special day and feel that it was just about "PERFECT". Our guests have given us really positive feedback too! Thanks Again! xxx
Leo & Dawn
What a day! The most special day of your life, made even better by this perfect location & the irreplaceable staff. The beauty of the venue cannot be done justice by pictures alone. The food was on a par with any quality restaurant, from canapés to the main meal to the evening hog roast. The staff were faultless with nothing too much trouble or too tricky to arrange, with special mention to Joanna & Linda who were indispensable angels from start to finish - the staff's attention to detail & service was summed up by the chap who scooped up the bride's shoes when she said her feet ached! Honestly, a venue and a team beyond comparison. Thank you, Leez
Jamie & Alex
We were married here recently and I really couldn't fault Leez priory! Our nephew has a severe egg allergy and they worked around this for the meal. They knew exactly where he was sitting and even double checked with his parents to make sure they were giving the food to the right child. Stunning venue, lovely wedding planner and staff! Thank you so much for making our day extra special. Can't wait for the photo's! Highly recommend!
Kelly & James
Fantastic day and evening! Would recommend this venue as it was a first class service!
Nikki & Kevin
Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to Sue again for making our day perfect x Everything went perfect and to plan. All of the food was amazing , we literally couldn't fault a thing x
Ewan & Penny
It is with great pleasure that I can say that our wedding on the 27th was a complete success and was enjoyed by everybody. The day ran very smoothly and Amber was a delight.
The compliments that we received I would like to pass on with great thanks. The highlight was the standard of food , which was complimented by all. If there is anything further that I can do to benefit your recommendation process than please just ask.
Again we are very grateful for all you have done, and hope you had a nice return at the bar!
Ginette & Scott
Scott and I came to view Leez Priory in March 2015 and from the moment we pulled up outside we were blown away by the beauty of the venue! We were shown around by Linda, who from the start was absolutely amazing and nothing was ever too much trouble for her. We knew instantly this was where we wanted to get married and didn't hesitate booking it there and then for our fairy tale Christmas wedding on the 22nd December 2016. I was literally on cloud 9! I couldn't believe we were actually getting married at Leez Priory as this was the kind of venue I could only ever dream of; but with their amazing packages my dream really could come true! Throughout the planning of our wedding, the staff were exceptional and when it was time, the lovely Linda handed us over to our Wedding Planner, Joanna who was an absolute rock to me! As the wedding drew nearer, my nerves really took hold of me but Joanna was there all the way and reassured me at every opportunity. She took so much stress off me so that I could enjoy the lead up to the day. I stayed in the cottage the night before with some of my bridesmaids, which was a lovely start to our wedding, and Wow! What a view to wake up to in the morning with the stunning Tower outside the bedroom window. The wedding day was more then we could ever dream of! Considering it was late December, the sun shone all day and there wasn't a cloud in sight. With all the Christmas decorations up it really was breathtaking! Joanna remained with us all day and I don't think I could have got through it without her! The food was incredible and the waiting staff were so lovely and friendly. Unfortunately in the evening - due to a couple of drunk guests - the last couple of hours were spoiled, but Joanna was amazing and dealt with it all incredibly professionally to ensure it didn't ruin our day. We are beyond grateful for this. Leez Priory will always have a special place in our hearts as this is where we took our vows and began our married life together. It really was a fairy tale wedding and in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to! Thank you Leez Priory for everything!
Nick & Laura
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help leading up and on our special day. From start to finish you helped keep us sane and we really couldn't have done it without you. Everyone commented on how smoothly the day ran and how wonderful it was. That was all down to you answering all our questions, making our family feel so comfortable and playing secret squirrel with Nick! It truly was the best day of our lives and we cannot thank you enough.
Sarah & Paul
We just wanted to say Thank You to everyone at Leez Priory for making our wedding day last week so special and perfect in every way! The venue is spectacular and looked magical with all the Christmas decorations. The food was amazing, all the waiting staff, especially Emma were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Tim the dj was great, played everything we wanted and we were dancing all night! Finally a huge thank you to Kelly who was fantastic! Everyone commented on how helpful, friendly and professional she was, we couldn't have asked for anything more other than more hours in the day as it went so quickly! Thank you!
Emma & Daryl
I'd just like to thank you for making our wedding day so fantastic. Everyone has said it was the best wedding they have ever been to!

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