Prested Hall is discreetly hidden down a long drive in 75 acres of parkland, just off the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester. There’s something truly romantic about this part-moated 15th century manor house and its mature trees, tranquil setting, and bridge leading over the moat into the fields beyond. The little gazebo at the end of the bridge offers the perfect backdrop for memorable wedding photos. Wedding couples have exclusive use of The Hall with its 12 lovely bedrooms so they can stay overnight with immediate friends and family. The handsome reception areas include The Oak Room (an 18th century room with a magnificent fire place and stained glass windows), The Garden Room (a 1930s' former ballroom), the elegant large Orangery overlooking the moat, and a marquee in summer. All three rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies as well as The Gazebo outside. The Dingle, a former chapel, is a luxurious bridal suite for couples preferring to stay just a stroll from The Hall. Prested is known for its caring staff, great food (Essex Food & Drinks\' Award 2010 Winner) and relaxed atmosphere. Once the partying is over, Prested couples can retire for the night and join their house guests for a a leisurely breakfast the next morning before driving off under the trees to their new life together.