An Essex Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 114)

Marks Tey Hotel has re-opened with a planned stunning Orangery* This break from the public has allowed their long awaited refurbishment to commence. A brand new extension has emerged housing 12 new bedrooms of executive status with some double-doubles allowing up to 4 adult sleepers or a family to stay with young children. The Hotel have already experienced high demand on this room type, especially at weekends and are anticipating a busy summer season ahead, welcoming both their own wedding guests and those from local nearby wedding venues who they work with closely. A further new extension is located at the rear of the Hotel in what was their courtyard garden. This is now being converted into a large spacious Orangery. This large brick building has just had the skylights fitted and windows put in place and so you can already see a splendid wedding venue emerging. This space will be able to accommodate up to around 80 seated guests for a reception and will be fully licenced so you'll be able to get married beforehand too. With light flooding in, an on-trend botanicals theme and it's own private bar, what's not to like. Public areas will also receive a major makeover and this will be completed in phases ahead of their rebrand in Summer 2024. The Hotel has always been a popular wedding venue with some couples returning to renew their nuptials or celebrate anniversary milestones after tying the note decades earlier. So it's fair to say, this Hotel holds a dear place in the hearts of many. This may be because the enthusiasm of the wedding team and their 60 years combined planning experience puts couples at ease. Or the superb food delivered by a dedicated team of innovative chefs to cover all allergens and dietary needs. It could be that the ease of booking everything under one roof is so appealing to enable family and friends to enjoy every aspect of the event alongside the happy couple, from getting ready at the venue, the ceremony and reception, overnight stay in brand new rooms and a relaxing swim before a hearty breakfast, prior to departure. The Hotel provides a selection of packages to suit couples needs and budgets and will work together to ensure all requirements are met. With a range of decorations available for hire, suppliers that they recommend, combined with a tailored payment plan, their aim is to ensure couples have a seamless and relaxed planning experience ahead of an unforgettable big day. For more information contact the Events Team on 01206 214800 / 01206 210001 option 3 / * will be available for 2025 weddings / Orangery image for illustration purposes only The Marks Tey closed it's doors temporarily last year but they are now back open and ready for business.