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Fennes
  • Superb Georgian Manor House
  • Set in 100 acres of gardens and grounds
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Indoor and outdoor ceremony facilities
  • Wedding celebrations of all sizes
  • Bespoke packages negotiable
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator
  • Highly-skilled in-house team of chefs
  • Luxury accommodation for wedding party

Sublimely set in its 100 acres of gorgeous gardens and grounds in the rolling Essex countryside just west of Braintree, this rather splendid Grade II-listed late Georgian Manor House and estate, together with its specialist team, has amassed over 20 years of experience in hosting high-quality civil wedding and partnership ceremonies, with reception celebrations for parties of all sizes.

Headed by a dedicated wedding planner to help tailor the venue to your theme, the Fennes team organise each and every aspect to produce a memorable event. Even last-minute weddings (with a minimum of 12 weeks' notice) can be arranged. With bespoke packages including midweek offers for as little as £3,800, there can be few reasons not to pick this specialised wedding venue.

History

Although the current principal house is Georgian, constructed in the early 19th century, the estate itself has been a longstanding asset of the Tabor family for over 400 years. With its landscaped gardens and outwardly British aesthetic, the Fennes estate has remained one of the staple landmarks of the Essex countryside.

After complete transformation back in 1995 involving a thorough renovation of the entire estate, with the addition of a permanent silk-lined pavilion culminating in the highly specialised wedding venue we see today, the property has been kept in immaculate condition for the enjoyment of its countless brides and grooms.

Facilities

Fennes presents a range of areas available, both indoors and out, for weddings and receptions of varying sizes, with added entertainment options like DJs, and a 1am licence for parties.

Regardless of which rooms you choose to host your ceremony, formal reception and evening party, you and your guests will have exclusive access to Fennes for the whole wedding day.

Drawing Room

Ceremony and Reception Capacity - 35 Guests

Banqueting Hall
Ceremony and Reception Capacity - 600 Guests

Pavilion
Ceremony and Reception Capacity - 350 Guests, but can divide into smaller sections for more intimate weddings

Gazebo
Ceremony Capacity - flexible, adaptable to your needs

For couples who would prefer a religious context for the wedding ceremony, there is a chapel just a mile away from the venue.

Catering

The expert chefs at Fennes are more than capable of producing mouth-watering cuisine in a variety of forms, from informal hog-roasts or finger buffets to sophisticated wedding breakfasts. The menus can be viewed via their website, and their catering team will be happy to discuss any dietary requirements you may have.

For multicultural weddings, the team at Fennes fully understand the possible need to bring in specialist external caterers, and will readily provide a list of recommended suppliers in the local area.

There are no corkage fees for wedding celebrations at Fennes.

Accommodation

Outside the principal house lies Honeymoon Cottage, a purpose-built retreat for the newlyweds. Featuring an irresistible Jacuzzi bathtub, this superb bridal suite comes complete with four-poster bed, plus all the luxury amenities to round off your wedding day.

For the remainder of the wedding party, Fennes itself presents seven superb bedrooms for overnight guests to slumber after a hard night's celebration. These vary in décor and general theme, but retain all of the luxurious ingredients for a good night's rest.

If you would like further details about this venue, either visit their main site or click the 'Make An Enquiry' button above.

Address
Fennes Road
Bocking
Essex
CM7 5PL

Reviews

  • Happy Bride

    People often ask how was your wedding? When you can turn around and say perfect, then you know the day was magical! This would not have been the case without the venue and team who supported, advised and resolved everything and anything. Thank you just isn't enough!

  • Bride and Groom

    We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved with our wedding day at Fennes. It truly was a magical day. Everything was perfect. Our Wedding and Events Manager was fabulous and made everything run like clock work. Every single guest was complimenting the venue, staff and food. A special thank you to the chef, the food was amazing. We would recommend Fennes to all couples looking for a venue to get married.

  • Happy Bride

    My husband and I are over the moon with the service we received from Fennes. Our day was perfect and went without a hitch. I would like to say a big thank you to our Wedding and Events Manager. She was fantastic and took a lot of pressure and stress off me; She was so helpful and nice. She even helped me with my dress on the day!

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