Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

As well as being Colchester’s premier cricket club we are also a very unique wedding venue situated in the picturesque Lower Castle Park in the backdrop of Colchester Castle and the River Colne. You can utilise the facilities at the Colchester Cricket Club for a complete wedding or just the reception.

For smaller events (Up to 50 guests) you can simply utilise the clubhouse all year round including the bar, dining area, toilets and kitchen.

For larger events (Up to 400 guests) you can also hire your own marquee and install this in front of the clubhouse for an amazing spring or summer wedding experience.

We can cater for all types of wedding and you would be in total control of how your wedding runs and what entertainment / facilities you desire.

The cost of venue hire would be just £300 and the only restriction placed on venue hire is that all drinks (both soft and alcoholic) must be purchased from the cricket club bar.

If you are interested in booking or have any questions please email chairman@colchestercricket.org

 

Availability

As a cricket club we will have matches every Saturday at the ground from the end of April to beginning of September. If you are happy to have your wedding whilst a game is going on then we can consider hosting on  Saturday during this period, however if you wish to have the venue to yourself you will have to look at Saturdays outside of this period.

We can also host on weekdays, including Fridays, throughout the year if you are considering a midweek wedding.

Drinks

All drinks (both soft and alcoholic) must be purchased from the cricket club bar. We can provide whatever drinks you desire including reception drinks, wine for the table and bar drinks. We have access to a couple of good local wine merchants where you can choose your own wine and sparkling wine requirements and we will order from them. All drinks will be served from the cricket club bar and we can stock whatever drinks you desire. Typically we will have a draught lager, draught real ale, draught cider, bottled beers and ciders, wine, prosecco and all of the usual spirits but can add any unusual requirements no problem.

Marquee

You can hire your own marquee, with whatever furniture, lighting and extras you desire. This would be situated on the grassed area immediately in front of the cricket clubhouse. We have details of a couple of reliable local companies which we can provide and a variety of sizes of marquee would fit well in the space available.

Catering

You can engage your own caterer for all your catering needs. We have a small kitchen that your caterer can make use of if they wish however for larger events it is likely that the caterer will require their own on-site kitchen.

Reception Drinks

We have a decent sized patio area or a large grass area available for your reception drinks and canapés and can provide whatever drinks you choose that will be kept chilled.

License

For each wedding we will charge a fee of £21 for the license. Our normal licensing hours are until midnight on Friday and Saturday however we can typically apply for an extension until 1am for weddings.

Facilities

We have toilet and cloakroom facilities within the clubhouse. For very large weddings (>200 people) it may be advisable to hire further portable toilet facilities that could be installed next to the clubhouse

Entertainment

You can book whatever entertainment for your wedding that you wish, whether that be a DJ, Live Band or other performers. The only restriction is that all music in the marquee is finished at midnight in order to ensure residents are not unnecessarily disturbed. We have plenty of power points available external to the clubhouse and within the clubhouse to accommodate your needs.

Photos

We are situated in Lower Castle Park next to the River Colne and there are a number of picturesque bridges for photo opportunities. Alternatively the Roman Castle is just a short walk up through the park should you wish to have your photos taken with this historical landmark as a backdrop.

Parking

We have a large car-park for your guests that will be secured overnight and cars can be left and collected the following morning free of charge.