Fennes (454)

Fennes, Fennes Road, Bocking, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5PL
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Winner of the 'Best Wedding Venue' in the Essex wedding awards 2013 Exclusive use of Fennes house, pavilions and garden for your special day LAST MINUTE OFFER from £3,800 including VAT for any wedding booked in the next 8 weeks Licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and outside ceremonies with stunning views The venue is a superb location for a wedding reception catering from 25 guests to 700 guests Outside caterers are welcome for religious or cultural reasons. Call 01376 324555 to book an appointment view Fennes.


Exclusively yours for the day.

Fennes is not just a beautiful and unique venue – it has an excellent reputation for first class customer service. Your wedding day is a very personal celebration, and we take great pride in ensuring that your individual needs and desires are taken into consideration, ensuring that you get the day you always dreamed of.  

Upon booking you will have exclusive use of Fennes. it is your home for the day and is the perfect setting for your most special celebration. Our Georgian manor house which is nestled amongst 100 acres of picturesque grounds providing a romantic, elegant backdrop that will give fantastic opportunities for creating memories and moments to treasure. Parts of the house date back to the 15th century and have been passed down through the generations of the Tabor family giving it an intimate and homely feel.

Not only does the manor have an intimate feeling with a dash of elegant granduer including high celings and spacious rooms it also has silk lined, starlit pavilions, inidividual reception rooms including a library with plump sofa's and fireplaces to be lit in the winter, sumptious bedrooms for guests to stay in as well as a luxury bridal cottage with a jacuzzi bath where you can relax in the tranquil surroundings reliving the memories of your perfect day.

The Pavilion which is lined with beautiful silk featuring chandeliers, wall sconces and a starlight ceiling also includes a bar area and state-of-the-art sound system and dance floor.  Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and overlooking the estate grounds, it makes a perfect setting for a very personal occasion.

The Banqueting Hall is our largest function room and can seat up to 550 guests under its starlit ceiling.  A versatile space used for evening receptions, it can also be partitioned for smaller parties.

Father Rod Reid, the Dean of Bocking, welcomes couples who wish to discuss the details of their ceremony and will consider most requests.

Fennes prides itself on its outstanding reputation for fine foods and attention to a professional, yet personal service making it essential to any memorable day.

We look forward to welcoming you to Fennes soon!

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Reviews for Fennes (454)

We had an amazing day!

By Mr and Mrs Urwin, on 15 Sep 2015

The whole process was smooth from the very first open day to the day itself. Our wedding planner was great. The evening supervisor was also lovely and made sure we were very happy.

Million times more than what we had expected!

By Samantha and Kelly, on 27 Jun 2015

Our Wedding and Events Manager was all we expected and a million times more, she made sure we were completely at ease from start to finish. Being a same sex couple, we came across a lot of venues who were able to do same sex marriages but you could tell you would be treated differently ... but Fennes was the exception, We came to view the venue 18 months before we got married at an open evening and we fell in love. One the day we could not of asked for more. We cannot thank everyone enough who was part of this special process, adding little touches making the day the most magical day of our lives.

Big thank you!

By Jill, on 27 Jun 2015

This is just a really big thank you to all staff who were working at Fennes in May 2015, the day of our sons wedding. The whole day was absolutely fantastic, the venue was beautiful and every single member of staff worked so hard to make it a day the happy couple will never forget. We will certainly be recommending Fennes to other couples looking for a wedding venue. Well done everyone.

Magical Day

By Mr and Mrs, on 27 Jun 2015

We were made to feel very special. Nothing was too much for staff who created a relaxed atmosphere whilst attending to every detail of our daughter and new son in law's wedding.

What a perfect day!

By Claire and Mat Heighway, on 27 Jun 2015

So pleased we chose Fennes, we had a PERFECT DAY! The staff worked so hard. Special thanks to our Wedding and Events Manager, she was brilliant.


By Mr and Mrs Goodman, on 27 Jun 2015

Our Wedding and Events Manager was absolutely fantastic and could not doe enough for us, she is a credit to Fennes along with all of her team. Re the food and service was incredible and portion were very generous. We will highly recommend the Fennes, my experience from start to finish was amazing.

Fabulous Time

By Samantha, on 27 Jun 2015

We had a fabulous time and would recommend Fennes as a 1st choice venue to anyone.

Such a lovely day

By Mr Matthews, on 25 Apr 2015

Our Wedding and Event Manager was such a lovely lady, she kept letting us know what was happening throughout the day, even the day before when we came to drop stuff off she had arranged a member of Fennes team to help us. A big thank you! The food was lovely and we had great positive feedback from everyone regarding the venue. The weather was great adding to this gorgeous venue, just finished it off.

Magical Day

By James and Melissa, on 25 Apr 2015

Fennes provided us excellent service right through from enquiring about booking up until we were married and finishing our stay there. Our day was truly magical and everyone at the stunning venue helped towards making that possible. The Fennes team were friendly and very helpful. We would recommend the Fennes to anyone for their special day.

Mr and Mrs Macefield - Exceptional

By Mr and Mrs Macefield, on 25 Apr 2015

Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish, everything about this venue is totally stress free. Food was exceptional and so many guests said it was the best wedding they had been too and are still talking abut the food and venue even now!

A Big Thank You

By Charlotte, on 05 Mar 2015

I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did towards our Wedding. We had the most beautiful day from start to finish and we throughly enjoyed every minute of it. Our guests absolutely love it - we had nothing but fantastic comments! Most guests have said it was the best Wedding they have attended! I can't believe the sun shone for us all day too!

Perfect day at the perfect venue

By Marie and Paul Scarlett, on 20 Feb 2015

Our Wedding and Events Manager was fantastic and dat ran seamlessly. Everyone had nothing but praise for the venue, staff and food. We would highly recommend Fennes for any function or wedding. Perfect day at the perfect venue. January 2015

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Fennes Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol License
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Late Availability for Fennes

Availability in October

Last FEW school holiday dates remaining in October 2015 now JUST £3,800!

Friday 30th October 2015

Saturday 31st October 2015

For further details and prices please call now on 01376 324555 or email enquiries@fennes.co.uk

Availability in November

Great dates available from JUST £4,000!

Sunday 15th

Saturday 21st 

Sunday 22nd 

Friday 27th

Saturday 28th - JUST BOOKED!

Please contact Fennes for further details on 01376 324555 or email enquiries@fennes.co.uk 

Availability in December

Fennes are offering a Twilight package for JUST £3,900 including VAT, available Sunday - Thursday in November or December 2015. 

Exclusive use of your very own Georgian Manor House

Ceremony Room of your choice *

Sparkling Wine Reception Drink served with warm Mini Canapes

Hog Roast late night buffet with all the trimmings for your evening reception

Overnight stay in our Honeymoon Cottage followed by breakfast the next morning

Fennes chair covers with a sash colour of your choice 

Candle and table centrepiece package 

Package based on 50 guests. Additional guests can bee added for £40 including VAT. 

* Ceremony's to take place after 3pm on this package

For further details please call Fennes on 01376 324555

Terms and conditions apply. 

Availability in January

Please call Fennes on 01376 324555 or email felicity@fennes.co.uk for dates starting from £3,800!

Upcoming Wedding Fairs at Fennes

OCT 2015

Open Evening

Fennes Open Evening

Admission: Free |  Opening times: 17:00 - 20:00

Full description

Come and join us for a glass of wine whilst appreciating the elegance and beauty of our venue.

How to get there:

Special Offers for Fennes

Midweek Weddings 2016

Monday - Thursday 2016 JUST £5,500 (based on 50 daytime guests)


Its your wedding, your way...so ask us about our package options available just for you. 


Terms and Conditions Apply.  Excluding Bank Holiday Monday 

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