Maison Talbooth

A luxurious country house hotel perfect for smaller weddings

Welcome to Maison Talbooth

Step into a luxury home away from home and breathe in the incredible atmosphere.

With 12 magnificent bedrooms, Maison Talbooth country house hotel is an exquisite venue for smaller weddings. Located in north Essex, surrounding views include Constable’s Countryside and the Dedham Vale.

Maison Talbooth is a stylish and iconic country house hotel that offers the most picturesque, peaceful and intimate of wedding venues in Colchester. The hotel and grounds are the perfect size for up to 50 wedding guests and provide the ultimate backdrop for a very special day with your closest friends and family.

The hotel lends itself to a house party wedding, allowing the bridal couple, family and friends to take over the whole hotel exclusively for the night (or two), weekend weddings are also very popular at the moment.

Get married in the Garden Room overlooking the valley or if you’d like an outside wedding, then the Pool House would be perfect for you and your guests.

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Maison Talbooth: Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN


Maison Talbooth is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 50 people and the Garden Room is perfect for small intimate weddings.

Set beside the river Stour in Dedham, you can enjoy a fantastic wedding breakfast in our stunning Garden Room. The light room comfortably seats 32 guests for a seated meal but also offers a bowl food style of service which requires no formal seating, meaning all 65 of your guests can stay for the whole day.


Enjoy a fabulous outdoor wedding at Maison Talbooth‘s Pool House. Poolside weddings are a natural progression from outside dining that already works so well for Spring and Summer ceremonies.

The only requirement is that the bridal party takes exclusive use of the whole hotel, meaning your guests can take advantage of the 12 luxury bedrooms, enjoy access to the spa and, of course, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool.



Recline with a true sense of relaxation as you settle in for the night in our exclusive accommodation.



Our chefs use great ingredients and imaginative menus to create incredible dining options for your wedding.



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Country house hotel with spa, heated outdoor pool and hot tub

North Essex wedding venue ideal for small and intimate ceremonies

Civil wedding licence for up to 50 guests, either in the Garden Room or outside by the pool.

In the heart of Constable country with views across the Vale

Exclusive use of all 12 luxury bedrooms, with breakfast

Only 1.5 hours from London, with great transport links

We love weddings at Maison Talbooth

We want to make sure your day is perfect. Scroll through our timeline below, so you know what to expect when you work with us at Maison Talbooth.

Maison Talbooth Wedding Facilities

Capacity 50 guests
Accommodation 12 bedroom hotel
Spa Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Catering Multiple menus
Church Yes
Dog Friendly Rooms Yes
Civil Wedding Licence Yes
Available for Hire Yes
Photographer Yes
Room Service Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Yes
Events Manager Yes

Perfect for hen parties

Hen parties can sometimes be difficult to arrange, but at Maison Talbooth we like to ensure everyone can relax and enjoy themselves and leave the work to us.

This country house hotel is ideal for a pre-wedding get together with the girls, enjoy the heated outdoor pool, hot tub, pool house and day spa as you really let your hair down.

We have a fabulous all inclusive package which means you can enjoy a full afternoon tea, two hours of spa treatments, three course dinner at Milsoms, overnight accommodation and full English breakfast – as well as all the other hotel facilities.

This package is just £295 per person, is available Sunday to Thursday nights and based on double occupancy for a maximum of eight rooms.

Or if you’re looking for something a bit different, ask about our Viking Mariners package which includes all of the above, with the exception of swapping the afternoon tea at Maison Talbooth for a trip down the river Orwell on board a yacht or catamaran.

You’ll be able to relax with a delicious cream tea and Prosecco, and if you fancy it, even try your hand at the helm. All the necessary tuition and safety equipment will be supplied

This great option is just £370.00 per person, available Sunday to Thursday nights and is based on double occupancy for a maximum of five rooms.

Call 01206 322367 to book

How to get here

Come and visit Maison Talbooth to truly appreciate its beauty.

Located in the beautiful Essex countryside, just outside Colchester, this fabulous Dedham hotel is less than 5 miles from Manningtree train station.

Maison Talbooth

An effortlessly relaxed country house hotel and outdoor pool
Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HN
Tel: 01206 322367
[email protected]

If travelling from London, turn off the M25 at Brentwood onto A12. Continue on A12 towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester.

Take the left exit signposted “Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham.” For Maison Talbooth, turn right at the bottom of the hill to Dedham, over the bridge and the hotel is approx 300yds along on the right.

Leave Ipswich on the A12 and when you pass the sign to East Bergholt, continue down hill and take left exit to Stratford St Mary and Dedham. Then take the next right turn to Stratford St Mary.

For Maison Talbooth, continue past Le Talbooth Restaurant, take the next left to Dedham, over the bridge and Maison Talbooth is approx. 300yds on the right.

If travelling from Colchester High Street, continue onto East Hill and over the mini roundabout to East Street before turning left at the next mini roundabout onto Ipswich Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, then the second exit onto the A1232, signposted Harwich A120. Continue along this road until merging onto the A12, signposted Ipswich.

After 2.5 miles, branch left then merge onto Ipswich Road. In half a mile, bear right onto Gun Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn right to Dedham, over the bridge and the hotel is approx 300yds along on the right.

An Invitation to view this intimate wedding venue

You have heard what we have to say, and now we’d love to show you around and help you to imagine how your wedding day will take place.

Please contact us here to arrange a date, or simply run a few questions by our team. We are here to assist you and make your special day perfect. We hope to hear from you soon!

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