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Weddings and Occasions

From intimate celebrations to lavish affairs, when it comes to wedding venues in Essex, nothing can top the elegance and flexibility of the Crowne Plaza Resort at Five Lakes. We’ll help your vision of your big day come to life, whether it’s a loud, fantastical affair or a low key countryside wedding you’re dreaming about.

The beauty of our Essex wedding venue is in the unrivalled opportunities to create just what you need. From intimate rooms seating just a handful of special guests to sprawling suites with private bars and dance floors, we really can accommodate everything. No other wedding venues Essex has to offer have access to a 4,000 person capacity area, so no matter how big or small your wedding dreams, we’ll be your fairy Godmother every time.

With onsite Spa and leisure facilities, two 18 hole golf courses and 194 bedrooms to accommodate your guests, you can trust Five Lakes to put together the perfect wedding package for your needs. Despite our hotel nestling in over 320 acres of glorious Essex countryside, we’re still easy to get to from London and other major UK cities, so all your friends and family can get together with ease.



Our beautiful Essex wedding venue here at Five Lakes is one of the most flexible around. Whether you want an intimate affair with only your closest family and friends or an extravagant celebration of love and togetherness, you won’t find a better wedding venue in Essex. With breath-taking vistas across the golf course, the lakes and beyond and our experienced Wedding Coordinators taking care of your every need, you’re free to simply enjoy the day and create memories which you’ll cherish forever.


Wedding reception

Whether you are a party princess, a social butterfly or the perfect event organiser, if you’re looking to host a special event in Colchester where only the best will do, you couldn’t dream of a better event space than Five Lakes. With rooms accommodating between 40 and 4000 people and our experienced Event Coordinators at hand to bring your dream event to life, creating the perfect special occasion couldn’t be easier.