Kings Oak Hotel

Paul's Nursery Rd, Waltham Abbey, England, IG10 4AE, United Kingdom


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Kings Oak Hotel Essex Weddings

Dreaming of getting hitched in an idyllic woodland setting without compromising on luxury and mod cons? Then Kings Oak Hotel could be the Essex wedding venue you’re after. This sleek rural event hub backs onto stunning Epping Forest and has its own Marbella-inspired poolside gardens with backlit trees. You’ll also find flexible function rooms, from ornate ceremony spaces to modern reception suites and a trendy terrace with a starry-sky canopy. Browse multiple packages to suit your budget and add your own stamp with custom décor.

The Scene at Kings Oak Hotel Essex

For large celebrations, the mirrored Kings Room with high ceilings, bar and elegant draping is a top choice. This renowned Essex event space boasts an adjustable lighting system with various colour options to complement your theme. This is paired with disco balls, fairy lights and an optional LED dancefloor to give receptions a truly magical feel. Want to take the look up a notch? Add crystal centrepieces, romantic lanterns, and 5ft LED letters that spell out your initials.

Another popular event space is the Beach Club. This room connects to the Kings Room via-bifold doors. And they can be hired together if desired. The Beach Club itself is a chic and airy marquee with twinkling ceiling, comfy seating and pool garden views. For ceremonies, you can get married under a pretty floral wedding arch and Chiavari chairs dressed to match your theme.

Alternatively, the light-filled Oak Lounge provides a traditional setting to take your vows. With elaborate chandeliers, large windows and intricately carved details, this Victorian-style space feels warm and sophisticated. Perfect for intimate services with close family and friends.

Kings Oak Hotel Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies at this Essex wedding venue can take place in either the Kings Room, the Oak Lounge or the Beach Club Marquee. The terrace area, overlooking the pool, has recently been sanctioned for ceremonies too. Otherwise, the age-old, secluded Church of the Holy Innocents with its eye-catching spire is only a quarter of a mile away. The pretty St John the Baptist Church, just 10 minutes away in Loughton, is also well-liked, as is the Waltham Abbey Church.

Kings Oak Hotel Wedding Receptions

Whatever kind of reception you’re after, the Kings Oak Hotel has an Essex event space to meet your needs. Choose from sit-down meals in the decadent contemporary ballroom followed by late-night dancing. Or opt for a more laidback poolside cocktail reception in the marque, with a BBQ on the adjoining terrace. You can even hire the 100ft pool and walled garden with loungers if you like it! The Kings Oak can provide lots of added extras, from DJs to Photobooths, Chocolate Fountains, Saxophonists, Singers, Bands, Photographers, and Videographers, to name just a few.

Wedding Photography Near Kings Oak Hotel Essex

Some of the most popular photo locations near the hotel include:

  • Epping Forest
  • Chingford Plain
  • Roding Valley Lake
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dining Up to 300 Dining
standing Up to 550 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 60

Spaces At This Venue

  • Kings Room Tables And Chairs At Kings Oak Hotel

    Kings Suite

    The dazzling Kings Suite is the largest function space at the venue, easily accommodating up to 200 seated or 300 standing guests. This glamorous suite features a versatile floorplan that combines the Kings Room and Beach Club.

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    Kings Room

    Accommodating up to 120 seated guests and 200 standing, the Kings Room is a stunningly impressive function space at the Kings Oak Hotel. Its vaulted ceiling features sweeping drapes, fairy lights, disco balls and colour-changing mood-lighting. Meanwhile, the walls feature mirrors to reflect the light and accentuate the space.

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    Oak Lounge

    Perfect for hosting wedding ceremonies, meetings, and dinner parties, the Oaks Lounge is an elegant space with a charming heritage feel and sparkling chandeliers. The lounge has space for 65 seated guests or 80 standing for evening celebrations.

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  • Pool Area At Kings Oak Hotel

    Beach Club Terrace

    Adjacent to the Kings Room, the Beach Club is an elegant marquee with star-strewn canopy ceiling and your choice of seating. This airy space leads out onto a poolside terrace with garden views. There’s also an optional wedding arch and heating available.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Hainault Forest
  • Paradise Wildlife Park
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre

Venue Testimonials

I've just had my wedding here. What can I say, absolutely exceptional. Paula and her team were amazing completely on the ball, made every part run smoothly and seamless. They make you feel confident that they have it all under control.

Jennifer P

I booked the King's Room for my wife's 50th birthday celebration. The event went off without a hitch. Lisa stayed in contact throughout the process and was very helpful. The staff were excellent and provided us with great service.

Shawn A

I got married here last week and wow! Everything was perfect! Helpful, professional staff, clean, gorgeous venue and decor, delicious, filling food. We are so very happy we got a date and the team were amazing from start to finish! Our dream wedding came true.

Candice M

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Kings Room – 120 seated/ 200 standing
  • The Oak Lounge – 65 seated/ 80 standing
  • The Beach Club – 60 seated/ 90 standing
  • The Kings Suite (Kings Room & Beach Club combined) – 200 seated/ 300 standing
  • Pool Gardens – up to 250 guests

Celebrations at this Essex wedding venue generally take place between 12 noon and 11pm. However, there is an option to extend the license until 1am for an additional fee.

Weddings at Kings Oak Hotel offer all the glitz and glamour you’d expect from an Essex event space. This includes disco balls, fairy lights, an LED dancefloor, crystal chandeliers and backlit trees beside an outdoor pool for a VIP feel. For balance out the party vibe, there’s also a traditional Victorian ceremony space, stunning rural landscape and peaceful surroundings.

Yes, there are 60 spaces available in the car park and additional free parking on the roadside.

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