Fennes, Fennes Road, Bocking, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5PL
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Fennes Highlights

Winner of the 'Best Wedding Venue' in the Essex wedding awards 2013 Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ 2009 & 2013 Outstanding reputation for food and service,Licensed for civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and outside ceremonies Outside caterers are welcomed for religious or cultural reasons Late availability packages start from just £3,500 Including VAT
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About 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 400 guests under its starlit ceiling.  A versatile space used for evening receptions, it can also be partitioned for smaller parties.

Father Philip Need, 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 (444)

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

Fantastic in everyway!

By Ms Harold, on 20 Feb 2015

Thank you so much for a fantastic day, you really did exceed expectations. Could not have wished for anything more. All staff was fantastic, very helpful. You made our wedding! Thank you. January 2015

A day we will never forget

By Kevin and Debi, on 20 Feb 2015

Extremely happy with Fennes from the initial enquiry until the day after the wedding. Fennes made it easy for us in terms of planning, being flexible and accommodating, putting our needs first. I cannot fault anything, thank you for making our big day extra special and one we will never forget.

Thank you to all

By Mr and Mrs Kettridge, on 09 Dec 2014

Thank you to all the staff at the Fennes for giving us a dream wedding. It was the best day - a dream come true. Heart felt thanks to each and everyone of you. You were all amazing, friendly and helpful, I will be recommending the venue to everyone.

Great Venue ...

By Lee and Elizabeth, on 09 Dec 2014

Great venue made even better by wonderful staff, very thoughtful and attentive. We both had a wonderful day even better than we imagined it could be. Big thank you.


By Amy Tremlett, on 09 Dec 2014

Our wedding day was amazing, all thanks to the fantastic staff and serve the venue provided. Nothing was too much trouble. We simply cannot find the words to say how extremely grateful we are to all that helped without day. All our guests commented on how amazing the food was, your in house DJ kept all our guests dancing all night. At the end of the day my new husband and I were delighted to relax in a lovely jacuzzi bath with nibbles and champagne to enjoy, a perfect way to end a perfect day. Thank you so much.

Best Wedding Venue Ever

By Lucy Little, on 21 Nov 2014

The service and support from all staff was absolutely fantastic. All we have had is amazing comments from our wedding day. All Fennes staff and event managers should be so proud of their work and staff around them. Thank you so much for everything, Fennes is truly the best wedding venue ever.

Thank you ...

By Mr and Mrs Kettridge, on 21 Nov 2014

Thank you to all the staff at the Fennes for giving us a dream wedding, It was the best day, a dream come true. Heart felt thanks to each and everyone of you. You were all amazing, friendly and helpful. I will be recommending the venue to everyone.


By Mr and Mrs McDermot, on 21 Nov 2014

My daughter and son in law got married on the 25th October 2014, we would like to thank all the staff for the wonderful time we had. Nothing was to much for the staff from the managers, waiters and waitress, bar staff, chefs, cleaners and groundsman they were all amazing. The breakfast in the morning was delicious just what we all needed. The bedrooms were so comfortable and clean. Our guests were so impressed I would recommend Fennes to anyone that needed a venue for their wedding. Thank you. Mr and Mrs McDermot

Thank You

By Zita and Ellis, on 21 Nov 2014

I just wanted to thank you all for what truly was the most perfect day! All of our guests had an amazing day, every detail of the day was just brilliant. Thank you also for your patience with me throughout the planning!

Just Perfect ...

By Carly and Darren, on 20 Sep 2014

Both myself and my partner Darren were extremely impressed with the venue and the events planning managers on the run up to the big day making sure everything was in the place. On the day the Wedding and Event Manager made our day as special as it was meant to be in calm and friendly manner. Everything was just perfect. Guests are still commenting on our beautiful the wedding breakfast was. Compliments to the Chef.

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Fennes Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
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

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