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The Compasses at Pattiswick
  • Based in the stunning North Essex countryside
  • Exclusive-use wedding venue
  • Suitable for 120-150 guests
  • Bespoke wedding service
  • In house florist and prop hire available
  • Entries in The Michelin Guide and Alastair Sawday's Eating Out in Pubs

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.

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.

Special Offers

The Compasses at Pattiswick are currently offering a remarkable Twilight Package for £3,325. Check out the information below to find out more:

  • For weddings in August-October 2017 (Monday - Thursday)
  • Suitable for up to 50 guests (upgrade for additional guests available)
  • Includes a civil ceremony from 5pm
  • Includes Bucks Fizz/ Pimms and Lemonade (reception drinks) and Prosecco (speeches)
  • Choice of foods include bowl food and hog roast accompanied with side salads
  • Use of their music system and all staff
  • Use of rustic tree tea light centre pieces and rustic cake stand

If you are looking for an alternative to the Twilight Package they are also offering £1000 off for exclusive-use venue hire if your wedding is before 30th September 2017. This will include use of the whole venue from 10am- midnight!

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


  • 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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