We’re getting married

    Laura & James


    After eight years, we're finally getting married. Join us for drinks, dancing and cake. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

    Let's start from the beginning

    Laura and James had their first date in the only vegan cafe in Colchester. A quick lunch turned into the cinema, which turned into a shopping trip and eventually dinner. They had their second (or fifth) date on Valentine's Day where James accidentally met Laura's parents - and the rest, as they say, is history.

    Colchester Castle & Colchester Arts Centre

    If you'd have told us we'd be getting married just a few roads away from where we first met (and now live), we probably wouldn't have believed you. Our ceremony will be held in the Main Chapel of Colchester Castle, then we're heading up the road for our reception at Colchester Arts Centre for music, food and celebration.


    Car: To reach Colchester by road, exit the A12 at junction 27 and follow the signs to the city centre. Parking: There are spaces for disabled badge holders by Castle Park in Museum Street, and places in the High Street. Parking is available in the nearby Priory Street and Britannia car parks, which are just a few minutes from Colchester Castle. For more information, visit www.colchester.gov.uk/parking for all Colchester’s car parks. Train: Colchester is just 58 minutes on the main train line from London or Norwich. Arriving at Colchester Main station, the museums are just a 20 minute walk or a short bus ride to the city centre. Arriving at Colchester Town station the museums are a 10 minute walk, up Queens Street and St Botolphs Street.

    Order of the Day

    We can't wait to celebrate with you. Here's what to expect on the day:

      • Rings
        Castle Ceremony
        Semi-formal, but colourful
        Colchester Castle

        Join us for our ceremony in the Main Chapel at Colchester Castle. As our guest, you'll be able to browse the museum before and after the ceremony for free. 12.30pm arrival for a 1pm ceremony.

      • Celebration
        Welcome Drinks
        Semi-formal, but colourful
        Colchester Arts Centre

        Head on up Colchester High Street to our reception venue where you'll find drinks & nibbles awaiting you.

      • Dinner
        Wedding Breakfast & Speeches
        Semi-formal, but colourful
        Main Hall

        Celebrate with us as we continue the joyous festivities at our wedding reception.

      • Balloons
        Dancing & Cake
        Semi-formal, but colourful
        Colchester Arts Centre

        Enjoy an evening of love, laughter, and merriment as we dance, dine, and create unforgettable memories together, surrounded by cherished family and friends. Evening guests will join us at 6.30pm.

    Let us know if you’re attending

    We would be absolutely thrilled if you could join us for the ceremony and celebration of our marriage! Please let us know if you can attend by RSVPing.

    RSVP now

    Book your stay

    Book the perfect place to rest your dancing feet! We have created an exclusive booking page with selected hotels and special wedding rates. Book now and secure your room for the celebrations!

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    No presents, just your presence

    We are so happy to have you join us on our wedding day, so your presence is gift enough! However, if you would like to give a wedding gift then we would welcome contributions to our honeymoon fund. Thank you!


    Made with love in London, UK