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Five Lakes Resort

Five Lakes Resort

Less than an hour from London, Five Lakes Resort is one of those venues that has the lot. Set in 320 acres of glorious parkland, with two 18-hole golf courses and a football pitch, there’s a huge arena for up to 2,500 people, and 17 further meeting and event spaces that hold 10-400.

Those lakes and grounds are the perfect backdrop for fairytale weddings; the 30,000 square metre arena is a fabulous blank canvas for exhibitions, trade shows, product launches, glittering awards ceremonies, twinkling banquets, parties, you name it. In its entirety you can drive a double decker bus into it, though for smaller events, it splits into three.

For conferences, drinks receptions and training days there’s a superb choice of rooms, with the biggest, the Mersea Suite accommodating 400 delegates in theatre style. There’s a bar and terrace, and it can be divided into three smaller spaces each holding 100 guests. The Wallasea Suite also has a private bar and seats 160 people in theatre style; divided in two each room holds 80. With a private balcony, bar and dance floor, the Rushley Suite seats 100 people for dinner and can also be partitioned in two; nice for pre-dinner drinks. The Ramsey Suite as a whole holds 90 in theatre style or 45 in boardroom layout, and again, splits in three for smaller meetings. The Northey Suite and the Osey Suite each seat 40 delegates in theatre style and can be bisected for smaller executive pow-wows; finally, the Executive Boardroom holds 14, and has an adjoining breakout room and access to a balcony.

What a choice! Mix it up, book syndicate or breakout space alongside your main event; flexibility is key here – if you want a meeting on the squash court, that’s what you shall have! Use the grounds, the footie pitch, tennis courts, gym, or a golf course for team building days; the venue offers corporate golf packages and works with partners who provide activities like duck herding, cocktail making, school sports days, and treasure hunts.

Expect high speed wifi, state of the art audio-visual technology, training specialists, in-house catering, and the services of fully fledged event managers. All 194 bedrooms are spacious, light and airy, there’s a spa and leisure club, and an on-site brasserie, bar and nightclub.

Five Lakes Resort has plenty of parking and is easy to find, being just 9 miles from the A12 midway between Colchester and Chelmsford.

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Venue Five Lakes Resort
Capacity 4,000 guests
Address Colchester Road
Tolleshunt Knights
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Packages & Offers (2)

Pick Your Perk

  • Guests: 100 max
  • Price from: £40.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Looking to plan an event before the end of the year? Meet with us before 31st March 2019 and choose one of the following extras:

    Breakfast on arrival
    Complimentary drinks reception
    Bedroom upgrades
    Round of golf or spa treatment for the organiser

    Take advantage of this amazing offer now when you book our meeting facilities.

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Five Lakes Resort - Dream Wedding Offer

Dream Wedding Offer

  • Guests: 60 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price from: £70.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Enjoy our wonderful Wedding packages at an unbeatable prices.

    2019 / 2020 Wedding Offer includes;

    Room Hire (ceremony room and reception room)
    Reception drinks – 1 per person
    3 Course Wedding Breakfast
    Table Wine – ½ bottle of house wine per person
    Toast drinks – a glass of sparkling wine per person
    Professional Toastmaster service
    Wedding Coordinator to assist planning
    Professional DJ from our House Supplier, to start your evening celebrations
    Dance floor – with option to upgrade to white LED floor
    (additional cost applicable)
    Preferential rates with all our suppliers

    All for only £4250.00 for 60 adult guests
    Additional adult price £70.00
    Additional child price £35.00

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (9)

The Arena - Five Lakes Resort

The Arena

  • Max Capacity: 5000
  • Dimensions: L:72.50m x W:48.50m x H:10.00m
  • Full Details

    The Arena is an entirely unique venue ideal for exhibitions, product launches , dinner dances, weddings and team building days. The Arena has vehicular access that can accommodate a double decker bus.


    • Dinner & Dance: 3000
    • Formal Dining: 4000
    • Cabaret: 1500
    • Theatre: 4000
    • Classroom: 1500
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Mersea Suite - Five Lakes Resort

Mersea Suite

  • Max Capacity: 400
  • Dimensions: L:25.50m x W:13.20m x H:3.90m
  • Full Details

    Our ballroom space, perfect for larger meetings and gala dinners. This suite can be divided into three separate spaces using partition walls, ideal as breakout rooms or syndicates.


    • Dinner & Dance: 200
    • Formal Dining: 300
    • Cabaret: 120
    • Theatre: 380
    • Classroom: 150
    • U-Shape: 75
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Wallasea Suite

  • Max Capacity: 300
  • Dimensions: L:12.50m x W:12.50m x H:3.20m
  • Full Details

    A basement room, ideal for small exhibitions or after party venues.


    • Dinner & Dance: 120
    • Formal Dining: 150
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 50
    • Cabaret: 84
    • Theatre: 120
    • Classroom: 80
    • U-Shape: 45
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Rushley 1 - Five Lakes Resort

Rushley 1

  • Max Capacity: 200
  • Dimensions: L:16.70m x W:9.30m x H:2.70m
  • Full Details

    One of our most popular spaces with a wraparound balcony and private bar.


    • Dinner & Dance: 80
    • Formal Dining: 100
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 40
    • Cabaret: 48
    • Theatre: 100
    • Classroom: 45
    • U-Shape: 30
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Ramsey - Five Lakes Resort


  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:16.40m x W:7.10m x H:2.60m
  • Full Details

    Perfect space for a smaller conference or training event. Can be split down into three smaller spaces using the partition wall.


    • Dinner & Dance: 60
    • Formal Dining: 80
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 45
    • Cabaret: 42
    • Theatre: 90
    • Classroom: 40
    • U-Shape: 40
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Rushley 2 - Five Lakes Resort

Rushley 2

  • Max Capacity: 100
  • Dimensions: L:14.60m x W:7.20m x H:2.40m
  • Full Details

    Rushley 2 is a popular choice for holding meetings for upto 30 guests with Rushley 1 itself used as a private dining option. The room privides access to the balcony overlooking The Lakes, golf course and gardens.


    • Dinner & Dance: 50
    • Formal Dining: 80
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 30
    • Cabaret: 36
    • Theatre: 80
    • Classroom: 40
    • U-Shape: 28
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Northey - Five Lakes Resort


  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Dimensions: L:8.40m x W:7.10m x H:2.60m
  • Full Details

    Smaller meeting rooms. Perfect for small board meetings or training sessions. Can be split into two smaller rooms.


    • Formal Dining: 20
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 20
    • Cabaret: 18
    • Theatre: 40
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 20
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Osea Suite - Five Lakes Resort

Osea Suite

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Dimensions: L:8.40m x W:7.10m x H:2.60m
  • Full Details

    This room is perfect for small meetings or can serve as a break out room. It offers a more relaxing and informal environment. This Suite can be split into two smaller rooms.


    • Formal Dining: 20
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 20
    • Cabaret: 18
    • Theatre: 40
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 20
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Executive Boardroom - Five Lakes Resort

Executive Boardroom

  • Max Capacity: 14
  • Dimensions: L:14.60m x W:5.40m x H:2.40m
  • Full Details

    This meeting room features state of the art conference facilities and a wonderful golf course view with access to a balcony. There is an adjoining lounge area which is ideal for breakout sessions or a private catering area.


    • Formal Dining: 14
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 14
    • Theatre: 20
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Venue Features (17)

  • AV Equipment
  • Accommodation
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Course
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Self Catering Allowed
  • Smoking Area
  • Training Specialists
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access