Venues The Compasses at Pattiswick
The Compasses at Pattiswick
  • Based in the stunning North Essex countryside
  • Exclusive-use wedding venue
  • Suitable for 50-180 guests
  • Bespoke wedding service
  • In house florist and prop hire available
  • Entries in The Michelin Guide
  • Hog Roast and BBQ dining options available
  • Beautiful bridal preparation suite

This breath-taking venue gives the couple and their guests the opportunity to hire out the grounds for the whole day. They will work with you to create a wedding like no other and promise that this is not a conventional wedding venue- so if you are looking to get married in style then look no further.

This exclusive venue is based in the heart of the countryside and was previously an award winning pub. The chef will work closely with you to produce a flexible catering package to meet your expectations, creating outstanding dishes, making your big day extra special.


Based in the spectacular North Essex countryside, The Compasses at Pattiswick is a family-run business that offers their venue for exclusive-use. It is the perfect venue with its rustic interior and beautiful scenery- creating an outstanding backdrop for your big day.

The Compasses at Pattiswick was established in the 1700's but was transformed into a magnificent gastro pub in 2005. The pub has won a number of awards since it was established including, 'Best Restaurant in Essex', 'Best Pub in Essex' and 'The Great British Family Pub of the Year'.

Since then they have established their own events team who have been planning and running lots of events from weddings to private parties since 2010.

In 2016 the venue became an exclusive-use only venue so that they could focus on providing the outstanding events for customers.


This venue offers two exclusive bar areas which come equipped with two comfy sofas and are also fitted with luxurious log fires.

The team encourage you to book a viewing of the venue before you book to ensure that it is right for you and your guests. They will work closely with you to create a personalised package.

They have recommended hotels and B&B's which would be perfect for you and your guests to rest and relax after your big day.

Barn Area

The venue itself is a converted barn which has a real rustic feeling. The barn can accommodate up to 120 guests for your ceremony/wedding breakfast. During the evening celebrations the barn can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Garden areas/patios

The venue includes a luxury garden area with stunning views and backdrops which create the perfect photo opportunities to capture all of your magical memories on your big day.

Bridal Preparation Suite

This beautiful suite is perfect for the bride and her wedding party to relax and get ready for the big day. With a hair and makeup bar and seating, there is plenty of space to freshen up and prepare before the walk down the aisle.

Menu Options

The head chef will work with you to create a number of tasty menu options for you to choose from to suit your tastes and budget. They will work closely with the couple to create their perfect wedding breakfast- this could be anything from a three course sit down meal to a delicious BBQ.

Late Availability Offers

Marry in March - Special Venue Hire Offer available for March 2019

  • Sunday - Thursday - £2,000
  • Friday / Saturday - £2,500

T&C's apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Open Days

Monday 17th December 2018 - 6pm till 9pm

If your dream wedding is winter wonderland themed, then make sure you attend The Compasses at Pattiswick open evening.

This is the perfect chance to view the venue all bedecked in boughs of holly and to book the winter wedding package. Mince pies and mulled wine are given to you on arrival.

Saturday 16th February 2019 - 11am till 4pm

To fully capture the atmosphere of The Compasses at Pattiswick, and turn your dream wedding a reality, make sure you attend their wedding open day!

You can discuss your vision with the events team, get an idea of quotes, see their exclusive offers, and view local suppliers

Plus, you can see how they treat every wedding with a bespoke and unique attitude.You can view their quirky props to hire, with a glass of complimentary fizz in hand.

To arrange a personal viewing or to find out more about their special offers, simply click on the contact buttons above and below this listing.

The Compasses at Pattiswick
Compasses Road
CM77 8BG


  • Cassie & Harry - July 2018

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at The Compasses at Pattiswick for their help in the lead up to our wedding. It was such a pleasure to work with you all and it always felt like nothing was too much trouble. It made the build up to our wedding stress free! Harry and I had a truly wonderful day, everything went perfectly and I know that was down to all of the hard work by The Compasses team. We cannot thank you enough.

  • Fiona & Craig Marshall - April 2018

    We had the most wonderful wedding with memories we will treasure forever, made all the more possible by your impeccable service from start to finish. Paul was an absolute diamond, ensuring our needs were always met and making sure the day ran smoothly. And Claire, for the countless emails, great response times and keeping everything totally organised - thank you!

    And thanks also to the rest of the team who are just as important, even if we didn't always deal with them directly. Oh and by the way, the food was simply WOW!!! We wish The Compasses all the very best and hope you continue to thrive!"

  • Rachael & Jake Lurton - April 2018

    The biggest thank you to everyone at The Compasses for ensuring our Wedding went without a hitch. It was honestly just so wonderful, there aren’t enough words I can say. Our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue was and how laid back and relaxed the whole day felt, which was exactly what we wanted. Paul... you were amazing, I hardly saw you all day, yet you took control completely - I didn’t have to worry about a thing.

  • Mandy & Toby Haynes - April 2018

    We had our wedding at The Compasses and we couldn't have wished for a better day. From the moment we viewed the venue, we knew we wanted to get married there and didn’t even go and see any other venues as we knew no where else would be able to compare. We met with Paul and said that we wanted quite an informal wedding with a relaxed BBQ for the wedding breakfast. Paul was able to offer lots of suggestions that we wouldn't have thought of and we knew it was going to be the perfect day.

    Claire was great over email – answering our many questions and finalising all of the details. The wedding itself was perfect. Paul led us through the day, made sure we had everything we needed, put lunch aside for us and so on. The food was amazing, everyone complimented it! All of the staff were discreet but helpful – we loved it that one of the guys clearing glasses danced across the dance floor to tidy up, he was clearly having a good time too! The Compasses couldn’t be a more beautiful venue and was everything we could have hoped for and more. We want to thank the whole team for making our wedding so memorable – we only hope we know someone who gets married there so we can return!

  • Chloe and Ross McIntyre - August 2017

    Ross and I were lucky enough to have our wedding here on Saturday 12th August. It was such a beautiful day and we couldn't have asked for more. We fell in love with the venue the first time we visited, Jane was so lovely and we were completely sold. It is a relaxed and warm place but extremely professional. Claire and Paul ensured everything was perfect and well organised leading up to the day. On the day Paul was amazing. He ensured everything ran smoothly, calming our nerves and made sure we had the best day (which we very much did).

    Thanks again for your help in this matter and if you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

  • Nina - April 2017

    We got married at The Compasses at Pattiswick and couldn't have asked for a better day! The staff were fantastic and made sure everything went smoothly. Our guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and several people also said it was the best wedding they had been to!!!! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone thinking of getting married here. A special thanks to Claire and Paul for all their hard work organising and planning the day.

  • Amy and Nick Evans - July 2017

    From the moment we pulled up to The Compasses we immediately fell in love. The beautiful surroundings and character building was just what we wanted. When we stepped inside, all our dreams came true. The hard wood floors, shabby chic country decor and ample airy space created the laid back but beautiful vision of our wedding we always wanted. And that was before meeting the team! Upon meeting Paul we were sold. A charismatic & knowledgable gentleman who could not do enough to see that we were both happy. And someone who clearly loves his job - and it shows! From the off he was extremely professional, friendly & as excited about our day as we were. The day went perfectly. We couldn't have asked for more. All our decor was set up expertly, the crew were well informed, polite and courteous, and the day ran without a single hitch. The food was incredible! The chef was constantly on hand to ensure enough was prepared and all was to everyone's liking. We have had nothing but amazing compliments regarding the venue, staff and the amazing food. We honestly couldn't be happier. Thank you from the bottom of our newlywed hearts.

  • Petriona & Matt – September 2016

    We would highly recommend The Compasses to any engaged couple as they provided us with such a bespoke service and we felt at home there. Thank you for all of your hard work- it may our day one to remember!

  • Hannah & Dan Clark – May 2017

    We had the most incredible day at The Compasses for our wedding at the end of May, I can’t praise highly enough the staff, venue and location. We were very lucky with the weather and had a beautiful sunny afternoon and evening.

    Paul, Jane and Claire could not have been more helpful, they did everything they could and more for us. Nothing was too much and they were always eager with suggestions. All our guests complimented us on how beautiful the venue was. I’m so glad we found it and I would recommend it to anyone for a perfect special occasion!

  • Natalie & Steve – July 2017

    From the moment we stepped into The Compasses to view as a potential wedding venue, we instantly fell in love with the location, venue and extremely professional but relaxed and warm, staff. Paul and his team made the planning, food tasting and formalities totally seamless.

    From start to finish the wedding was better than we could have imagined and was a day to truly remember. The attention to detail by the staff was faultless and this was reflected by compliments from all of our guests. Thank you to all at The Compasses for capturing the essence and atmosphere of what my wife and I dreamed of for our special day.

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