First Class from Start to Finish

Tracy & Jim


A few of our recent testimonials…

  • "We want to say a huge thankyou as the day went so smoothly & we are thrilled with how it all went. Thank you for being so efficient & we will highly recommend you & the venue to future guests."
    Ian & Dawn | July 2023
  • "I can’t believe it’s over!!! Have the happiest memories and some crazy photos to last forever!
    We cannot thank you enough for all you have done. It’s was just seamless from start to end. You are calm, kind and just amazing at what you do. You were so kind and fun with our girls too! Actually gonna miss you! All of your staff were just spot on. The venue was everything we could have dreamed of and more but more than that, it was you guys that made it everything. So many guests said it was the best wedding they have been too. I agree, it just went perfectly and was literally, along with having the girls, the best day of our lives. A million thank yous."
    Kelly & Paul | June 2023
  • "Wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work and an overall amazing day! Everyone commented on just how amazing you were and I have to agree you made our day so special thank you!"
    Emma & Lewis | May 2023
  • "We are so happy and still in wedding bliss after our special day. We are so grateful for everything you did for us and how relaxed yet efficient you made the entire process. Neither of us felt any anxiety on the day (other than the expected wedding nerves) and this was massively down to you. We are 100% overjoyed with how everything went on the wedding day, we couldn't have asked for more."
    Jess & Andy | April 2023
  • "The Lion House is an AMAZING venue with fantastic staff. My husband and I got married here in April 23 and we could not recommend the venue highly enough. Our wedding coordinator was brilliant and made sure the day run smoothly. In the lead up to the wedding she checked in regularly to make sure we were okay.

    The rooms are lovely, especially the bridal suite. In fact, it was so nice we stayed a second night to make the most of it. All of our guests commented on how good the rooms were and they have everything you need.

    The food is always great at the Lion Inn so we knew that the wedding breakfast would be too, and we weren’t disappointed.

    We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone considering getting married here."
    Samantha & Joe | April 2023
  • "Just a quick one to say thank you for your incredible service and hospitality on Saturday. It was first class from start to finish and contributed to making a day Jim and I consider to be one of the best of our lives.

    We felt so well looked after and there was not one moment in all the planning or on the day itself where we felt like everything wasn’t under control. You and the rest of the staff were fantastic and lots of our guests have been very complimentary also.

    We will be recommending the venue in the future and fully look forward to coming back to celebrate and remember a truly amazing day in the years to come."
    Tracy & Jim | April 2023
  • "Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and more. A lot of that is down to you and the rest of the team at the lion. We kept being told that we were brave/mad for planning a wedding at around 12 weeks notice but your organisation and calm approach made it seem like a breeze. It’s been a joy working with you to pull it all together."
    Danielle & Chris | March 2023
  • "We wanted to say a very big thank you to you for everything, the wedding day was perfect and we could not have done it without you!

    We really can’t tell you how thankful we are to you and all the staff at the Lion Inn. Everybody has not stopped singing your praises, from the hospitality to the food and all things in between. Very sad it’s all over but we are excited to pop in for a peroni in the future!

    Thank you again - you really made our day so special and we will never forget you!"
    Bethany & Jake | November 2022
  • "We just wanted to let you know that we had the best day of our lives on Friday!

    We really wanted to say a huge thank you to;

    Firstly, to yourself for being diligent, responsive, accommodating and above all a pleasure to work and plan alongside all these many months gone by, you have always outdone yourself and able to switch things up at a moment's notice, Emma and I will forever be in your debt for helping us to facilitate what we consider to be the best wedding we've ever been to :D

    Secondly to all those that were working that day and any other day we called or stopped by for help/planning bits, the staff are incredible! Always friendly and ever ready to get us to the right person or able to get the info we need! Their presence throughout the day was felt in a great way and many of our guests remarked on the quality of service and the kind rapport they had with the bar staff and the wait staff. Please pass on our regards to the entire team for a wonderful job done :)

    Finally just to say once again that you guys have by far the best venue in Essex and we feel lucky to have been able to have our special day there. Everyone I spoke to said the place was a 10/10 and that it was so us and for that again we thank you :)

    Also the kitchen team, everyone remarked how brilliant the food was.

    Please keep up the amazing work."
    Emma & Tom | October 2022
  • "We’re just settling back into reality after the wedding bubble! I just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much for everything during the planning process and the wedding day. You made everything seamless and I was so grateful for all of your help, advice and patience with all the changes! You and The Lion team are fantastic, I had so many of our guests comment on how much they loved the venue and how wonderful the staff were, so thank you. I’m sure we will be back for lunch or dinner very soon!
    Thanks again."
    Hayley & Alex | September 2022
  • "We just wanted to say thank you. It’s so hard to put it into words but we are so grateful for everything you did for us, from the planning meetings to any emails/questions & then the actual day - you made everything so calm & easy for us, & truly helped us have our perfect day. All the staff at the Lion Inn were amazing, so lovely & helpful, we could not have asked more! & That wasn’t just for us, but for all of our guests too. The Lion is a beautiful venue and your set up & attention to detail of all the little things really put the cherry on the cake! Everything was taken care of perfectly. We can’t speak highly enough of you, the venue and the rest of the staff. We’re just so happy and grateful.
    Thank you so so much, we’ll be telling everyone to get married there!"
    Lily & Bogdan | September 2022
  • "I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you and all the staff at The Lion for everything you did for us on our wedding day and the lead up to it. We had the best time and I'm so happy everything ran smoothly! Thank you for organising it all and keeping me so calm! Everyone has commented on how great the food was!
    Thanks again."
    Alice & Michael | September 2022
  • "We would like to thank you for the amazing service you’ve given us. Our wedding flowed incredibly smoothly and your participation was a major part played in making the day such a success. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
    Kirsty & Elfen | August 2022
  • "Thank you so much for making our wedding day everything we hoped it would be. Your hard work and smiling faces throughout did not go unnoticed. We received so many compliments; not only about the wonderful food but also the venue and staff – we could not have wished for better.
    The day really was perfect and made the wait worthwhile, I just wish we would do it all again!"
    Katie & Wayne | August 2022
  • "I just wanted to write to say thank you so much for everything. We had the best day Friday, everything was perfect and the day ran so smoothly thank you to you and an amazing team. From the man sweeping the stones to the chef and the staff serving food everyone was so friendly and helpful and worked so hard in very warm conditions and we would like to thank everyone that had a part in our day. We had so many compliments about the venue, food and service and we were just pleased we had you helping to organise our special day.
    Thank you again for everything."
    Karen & Stuart | August 2022
  • "A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help leading up to and on the big day. We can’t thank you enough. Also please pass on our thanks to your staff who looked after our families on the day. You are all amazing and we will definitely recommend the Lion House to anyone!"
    Amy & Kev | August 2022