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Weddings At Maison Talbooth Review


Weddings At Maison Talbooth: My first impression on arriving at Maison Talbooth in Dedham in Colchester, was that it looked like a perfect relaxing rustic retreat. The hotel certainly had an air of relaxation and quality about it.

Maison Talbooth is in the Vale of Dedham in the countryside where the English romantic painter John Constable create some of his most treasures works of art.  Maison Talbooth is a Victorian country house which has a fantastic position overlooking the River Valley – from the distance, you can see the nearby medieval church in the Colchester countryside.

The reason for 5 Star Weddings invitation was to see and taste what Maison Talbooth has to offer brides and grooms looking for something just that bit different.

With 12 luxurious suites, all named after great poets, certainly gives you the WOW factor when you open the door and walk in to discover the beautifully decorated quintessentially  British decor. The hotel also has a Garden Room restaurant, a swimming pool with outside hot tub, pool house and tennis court.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to sample the relaxing massage, facial or manicure, and several other options at their new treatment rooms (now there’s an excuse to revisit if ever there was one).

I was taken to my room called Wordsworth, (all the rooms were named after poets, I spotted, Tennyson and Shelley) My room was wonderful, with a huge bed, on-suite bathroom and beautifully decorated I could not ask for more, with well stocked personal bars, Bose Sound Radio, CD, Television, Sky TV and free WiFi.

I had to rush as we (the other invited journalists) had a river boat tripped booked followed by a 4 Course meal at La Talbooth Restaurant.

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William Wordsworth Poem

Although it was raining, it was a journey along a beautiful river with just the sound of the engine and conversations on the history of Dedham. Sipping on glasses of the finest champagne on board the 324 Stour Trusty II see riverstourtrust.org for more info.

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324 Stour Trusty II

This is a trip that I would certainly recommend to newly weds, as they can take a short trip along the river while their guest can wait along the river bank and enjoy champagne and canapé reception.

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Approaching the Le Maison

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The River Stour

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The River Stour

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The River Stour

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The River Stour

Weddings at Milsom 

Whether you are planning a small wedding reception for your closest friends and family, or a lavish one for 200, Milsom can accommodate your requirements. The wedding Marquee in the grounds of Le Talbooth, Dedham provides a brilliant option for a summer wedding reception, as well as the choice of the River Room Restaurant and the Weavers Room for a smaller wedding party.

Maison Talbooth has a civil wedding licence for up to 50 guests. The hotel can also be taken over for an exclusive House Party allowing you to relax and enjoy your wedding day.

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The wedding Marquee in the grounds of Le Talbooth

Key points:

Le Talbooth

  • Idyllic position beside the river Stour in the heart of Constable Country.
  • Caters for every kind of wedding from small and intimate in the Weavers Room to larger parties
  • in the River Room.
  • Marquee on the upper terrace, perfect for weddings of up to 180 people.
  • Fabulous menus to suit every style and occasion.
  • Over 50 years of experience looking after weddings.

Maison Talbooth

  • Civil wedding license for 50 people.
  • 12 superb suites.
  • Perfect for an exclusive use House Party – stay with your family and friends for a night or two!
  • In house day spa offering a variety of treatments to complement your day.
  • Swimming pool, hot tub, pool house, tennis.


Le Talbooth started as a small tea room nearly sixty years ago, today, it is an award-winning restaurant frequented by the locals and visitors, fine dining at its best, Le Talbooth has a location to be proud of beside the River Stour and is perfect for any wedding reception.

There are three individual dining rooms, The River Room restaurant, The Old Room and Weavers Room. The River Room restaurant has an impressive open air dining space covered by a stunning architectural sail. The Old Room and Weavers Room on the first floor are perfect for private dining and parties.

I would describe the menu at Le Talbooth as modern British with a twist of individual style. you can see why Le Talbooth is an award-winning restaurant, the quality and presentation and service of the finest cuisine and wine, we where all very impressed, there was something really exciting about each dish presented to us.

As the evening drew to a close with tea and coffee, Zack Deakins, Le Talbooth Catering Head Chef explained with passion and enthusiasm how he created his dishes and you could tell that he loves his job.

Our Menu

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Ceviche of scallop
avocado mousse, heirloom tomatoes, basil

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Fillet of turbot
Dingly Dell pork belly, palourde clam, carrot

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Loin of Rigby venison
poached cherries, fennel, pickled girolless

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Locally sourced rasberry bavrois
Madagascan Vanilla bean parfait, white peach granite
almond mint biscuit

If you are looking for an English Rivera style wedding, where you and your guests can also relax, Have the finest food and drink then Malson is the place to go. I had the most wonderful time and would highly recommend Maison Talbooth, Milsom Hotels & Restaurants. For more information, visit Weddings at Milsom

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