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About Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa wedding venue

With over 40 years' experience hosting weddings, we at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa are excited about the prospect of assisting you in your wedding journey.

The location

Located within 300 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside on the Suffolk and Essex border - a picturesque location that inspired painter John Constable - the hotel overlooks a private lake making the perfect backdrop to your special day. All function rooms enjoy natural daylight and private terraces and the Hotel has 80 contemporary bedrooms as well as 10 luxury Country Lodges so you're guests don't need to worry about traveling. The Hotel holds a licence for civil marriage ceremonies and with the assistance of our experienced and dedicated team, our tailor-made, comprehensive wedding service is second to none.

The offering

With set wedding packages and bespoke offerings we are versatile in our approach to making your special day one to remember. Simply tell us what you want to include and an estimate of your wedding budget and we'll work with you to prepare your perfect package. Let us assist and advise you on your choice of wedding meal, accompanying wines, and evening buffet. We even have trendy additional extras, such as a postbox, starlight dancefloor and more, that you can hire from us rather than having to spend your precious time searching for a supplier.

The wedding journey

We have the scope to properly support you throughout your wedding journey - with facilities for Engagement Parties, Hen/Stag Parties, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Anniversary Celebrations and more!

For more information about Stoke by Nayland Weddings please visit our website ( or give us a call on 01206 265818.

• Magnificent location in 300 acres of rolling “Constable Country”
• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies
• Selection of air conditioned banqueting suites with stunning views over lake and golf course fairways
• Beautifully appointed hotel, with modern, spacious bedrooms
• Special mid-week packages offered
• Tailor made weddings offered


Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guestsNo
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesYes
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersYes
Venue type: Hotel, Spa

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Location

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Keepers Lane, Leavenheath
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Directions to Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Directions by car:

Leave the M25 at junction 28 (Brentwood), and join the A12 signposted to Colchester. Exit the A12 at the Colchester Central turn-off, picking up the A134 signposted to Sudbury. The distance from the A12 turn-off to the club is approximately 8 miles. Once on the A134, pass through the village of Nayland, ignoring any signage to Stoke-By-Nayland. Once in Leavenheath (still on the A134), pass the Hare and Hounds Public House on the right hand side, and continue a further 200 yards turning right on to the B1068. This is signposted Stoke by Nayland and Stoke by Nayland Golf Club. Proceed along the B1068 for approximately 1.5 miles, and the club is located, and signposted on the right hand side.

Join the A14 at the M1 / M6 junction and travel eastwards towards Cambridge. Continue on the A14 past Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds and exit the A14 at the third exit for Bury St Edmunds signposted A134 Bury St Edmunds / Sudbury. Travel south to Sudbury and remain on the A134 in the Direction of Colchester. Pass through the village of Newton Green and upon reaching the village sign for Leavenheath, turn left onto the B1068 to Stoke by Nayland (also signed for The Stoke by Nayland Club). After approximately 1.5 miles the Club is located on the right.

Leave Norwich on the A140 and join the A14 in the direction of lpswich. Join A12 in London direction. After approximately 5 miles, take the B1068 signposted Higham and Stoke by Nayland (this is a right turn via a filter across the dual carriageway). Continue along the B1068 passing through the village of Stoke by Nayland. The Stoke by Nayland Club is situated on the left hand side, approximately one mile from the village, towards Leavenheath.

Directions by public transport:

Nearest train station is Colchester North station (served from London Liverpool Street)approximately 8 miles by car from the venue. There is a taxi rank outside the station, which is well supported by local firms.

Alternatively there is a bus which runs from Colchester to Sudbury and stops at the end of the driveway.


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Our wedding

We had our wedding here in April of this year ! We would throughly recommend this venue as we had the most amazing day ! A few hiccups during the change over of one wedding planner leaving and a new starting , but all resolved fantastically by Katie . Nothing...

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July 2016.
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Lucy Ward's Review

We recently had our wedding at this venue and it was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Staff were very helpful and the day was planned excellently. We can't thank Stoke by Nayland enough for their hard work and efforts to make sure our wedding went to plan. We...

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April 2015.
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Amanda Rose's Review

We could not of wished for a better day. From the very first meeting to the day itself, all the staff involved were faultless. We have the perfect day in this beautiful location....

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February 2015.
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Amy welsh's Review

We had our wedding reception at stoke by nayland on the 24th July and we couldn't fault it, the service , staff , views for photographs all exceptional I would recommend it to anyone, the best venue out of all venues in and around essex!!...

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July 2014.
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Enzo & Rosa's Review

We got married in May last year and had our wedding reception at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa. We fell in love of the venue itself as well as the area surrounding the hotel when we saw it for the first time. It definitely exceeded our expectation as...

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April 2014.

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