Holiday Inn Colchester

Holiday Inn Colchester
Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green,
CO6 3QL, United Kingdom

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If you are looking for a wedding venue in Colchester, the Holiday Inn Colchester provides an appealing venue in which to mark the ceremony and ensuing celebrations.

Conveniently located in a quiet area on the outskirts of the historic town, our attractive grounds make for a pleasant backdrop for your photographs. Our resourceful and accommodating team of events staff can help you build the perfect package for your big day.

To organise a show around of our beautiful venue, please do contact our dedicated Wedding Coordinators on 03333 209 326.

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The Priory Helena Suite

The Priory Helena Suite is conveniently located on the ground floor of the hotel and can hold up to 100 guests for a sit down wedding meal and up to 120 for an informal buffet or evening reception. The room has plenty of natural daylight and is fully air conditioned ideal for those warm summer days and can be partitioned across for smaller weddings and ceremonies. It also has an optional private bar and dance floor so you can continue your celebrations into the night. 

Key features include:

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies & partnerships for up to 100 people
  • Can accommodate up to 100 people for a wedding breakfast & 120 for your evening reception
  • Natural Daylight
  • Ground floor
  • Neutral Decorating
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bar
  • Dancefloor

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The Castle Abbeygate Suite

For more intimate receptions, the Castle Abbeygate Suite is the perfect choice. Also located on the ground floor of the hotel, this fabulous suite has patio doors that open onto a grassed area which can be used if the weather permits.  

Key features include: 

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies & partnerships for up to 50 people
  • Can accommodate up to 50 people for a wedding breakfast
  • Natural Daylight
  • Ground floor
  • Neutral Decorating
  • Direct Access to the hotel grounds

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Traders Restaurant

Trader’s restaurant has a relaxed and informal feel with wood beam ceiling features. The restaurant can hold up to 50 guests for a sit down relaxed meal. It is located on the ground floor of the hotel with an outdoor terrace area and an adjoining children’s
play area is available to help the kid's burn off some excess energy.

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An Outdoor Wedding That's You

Our Venue offers an amazing outdoor setting for those looking to create their dream wedding in a magical Tipi or Marquee from our nominated supplier. The hotels surroundings also make the perfect backdrop for those cherished photos. The Holiday Inn Colchester is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies and have ample car parking spaces for your guests. 

Being located on the grounds of the hotel also means you and your guests can celebrate the night away and book an overnight stay where you can enjoy a freshly cooked English breakfast the following day. 

We can recommend our nominated supplier for your outdoor event Magical Events

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Wedding Ceremony Options

We are licensed to hold a variety of wedding ceremonies at our hotel. From the traditional through to unusual ceremonies, we are confident that our venue, along with our expertise, will deliver you the most perfect day. The kind of ceremonies we can accommodate are:

  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Multicultural Ceremonies
  • Unusual Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Blessings

So whatever you want from your ceremony, get in touch with our dedicated wedding coordinators to discuss your plans. Call on 03333 209 326, and we look forward to speaking to you soon.

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Our Wedding Coordinators

Our wedding coordinators are experienced in producing truly memorable ceremonies and wedding receptions. They will be the key contact during the planning of your big day, and will be on hand to answer any worries and queries to may have in the run-up to your big day.

We will guide you through the following:

  • How your big day will run and what to expect
  • The right package to suit you and your budget
  • Venue availability
  • A professional insight into menus and wine choices
  • The planning process up to your big day.
  • Booking terms and conditions
  • How much and when to make payments
  • Room dressing and table decoration ideas
  • Recommend Florists, Venue Decorators etc
  • Photographers and photo opportunities
  • Accommodation for guests
  • What to expect at your final wedding details meeting
  • Additional Ideas on how you can make your day special
  • Our wedding open evenings

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Special Wedding Accommodation Rates

Here at the Holiday Inn Colchester, we want to take some of the stress away from your big day, we offer your guest specially discounted rates from just £85.00 per room, per night. With the following facilities available in our guest bedrooms, we are sure to make your guests comfortable;

  • Room service
  • Direct dial telephone
  • En-suite shower or bath room
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Pull out sofa bed/cots on request
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free use of Spirit health club
  • Free car parking
  • Free IHG rewards points
  • Special booking code just for your guests

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Wedding Suppliers

We work closely with our trusted suppliers to bring you the wedding of your dreams. We believe that close teamwork & a shared vision can make your day perfect. Please find the details for some of our recommended suppliers

  • Embellish Events

Embellish Events are a professional family run business who offer wedding candy carts, Wedding Table centrepieces, wedding accessory hire & wedding chair cover. They offer a huge range of options & products, so we know they will be able to add that extra wow to your wedding day.

Contact them on 01206 648958, or email

  • Highlight Discos

We recommend High Light Disco’s for your evening entertainment for your wedding, we always use them for hotel functions & Christmas Parties. Highlight Discos are happy to offer professional and reliable services to our Bride & Grooms. They are a family run business with experienced DJ's using state of the Art equipment. Highlight also offer beautiful freestanding LOVE letters & the newest in photo booth technology ‘The Magic Mirror’

Contact Steve on 07824 638854, or email on

  • Mark Coventry Photography

Mark specialises in headshots, portraits & weddings. Mark understands a wedding is one of the most important events in people’s lives.

Contact Mark on 07863 008778 or email on

  • The Little Flower Company

A lovely little florist who specialises in Wedding & Special occassion Flowers. Beautiful flowers for every event.

Contact Ellie on 01376 503320, or email

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