Just had my wedding here and I can't speak highly enough of just how fantastic this place is as a wedding venue. From the initial meetings with Charlotte and Michelle in the events team, you are looked after from start to finish with a personal service rather than the traditional conveyer belt style of the wedding industry. The rooms available for hire are fantastic, the Flights Suite in particular is plenty big enough for a fantastic party, a room we filled with a 5 piece band with full light rigging and huge dancefloor with space to spare! They will literally do everything they can to make your day special, Charlotte and Sheila on the Catering Team are people who make sure your day goes without any issues. Then there's the food… forget the traditional small food portions and buffet at weddings, this place makes sure your guests are fed properly. They will be treated to brilliant portion sizes and great quality food and that's before we get on to the vast amounts of food for the evening buffet. Combine all this with the fantastic views of the golf course and a lovely bridge for those all-important photos - all we heard from our guests is 'This is the best wedding we've ever been to'. They won't let you down!

Shane & Michelle

I don't know where to start! We got married here yesterday and from our initial enquiry with Charlotte, to the viewing, communication and planning, it has been exceptional. ALL the staff involved in meeting us and working yesterday have done an absolutely amazing job. Everything was absolutely perfect; it was everything we could have imagined and more. The venue is so beautiful, we loved it from the minute we saw it. We were so lucky yesterday as the weather was perfect, the food has always been amazing and the staff are top notch. It wouldn't have been as magical without you all! We cannot thank you enough!

Emma & Sherrie

Thank you for the best day ever - highly recommended if anyone is thinking of getting married! From start to finish the day went to plan.

Emily & Matthew

It was all super amazing and Elliot had a smashing time. All the staff were great and Freddie was very good with the children. Food was all yummy. Another very successful birthday! Thank you for all your help over the year with organising everything.

Our party was absolutely brilliant - thank you. Everything went SO smoothly. All our friends and family enjoyed it immensely. Aidan and Sophie were superb and were very attentive to our wishes. Please pass on our thanks. In fact, all the staff were warm and friendly and eager to please, from the receptionists to the housekeeping staff. Thank you for organising everything for us Charlotte. We are thinking forward to any future dates where another such celebration is justified!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for a wonderful party on Saturday at the Essex. Sophie was really fantastic and the party was a big success. The food was so good and it really was a great day. Thank you to you all and we will certainly be using you again in the future as it was a fantastic venue.

Myself and the girls absolutely loved the evening; thank you. The food, disco, booth and music were all fabulous and my staff said it was up there with one of the best Christmas dos we’ve had so thank you.

I recently won the Summer Singles and Turkey Trot and my handicap has dropped from 24 to 18. I have had encouragement from other members, the coaching staff and management. Having lessons at The Essex has really helped my golf.

Tim G

Although I have been a member of the Club for many years, in recent times my main aim has been to keep my body supple & strong. With the help & guidance of staff I am now doing yoga classes alongside workouts in the Gym. I also swim. This has given me a huge sense of wellbeing together with a much more positive outlook on life.

Margaret S

Having had a heart attack when I was 44, it has been important to improve my fitness, reduce weight and eat healthily as I get older. Visits to the gym, with regular reviews and advice from the instructors, controlled exercise routines involving machines and weighs, reduced my weight from 75kg to 68kg and improved my fitness enormously. The above results have allowed me to become more active outside the gym and even cycle on some of the UK’s velodromes!

Rodney S

Since joining The Essex I have achieved a 6 stone weight loss. Now my goal is to lose another 2 stone and tone up. I train in the gym 5 times a week with a combination of weight training and cardio, and completely changed my diet.

Charli D