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 and VOTED BEST UK WEDDING VENUE 2009 & 2013!

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 (425)

Mr and Mrs Schilutz

By Mr and Mrs Schultz, on 18 Mar 2014

Fennes is a gorgeous wedding venue and we wanted to get married here from our first viewing. From the initial enquiry to the wedding day Fennes staff were amazing and so helpful wherever possible. Our wedding day was better than we could have ever imagined and this was due to the venue and brilliant wedding and events manager! What a lovely lady- thank you! The food was also lovely, the Fennes DJ was great and the bridal cottage superb. Thank you for making our wedding day one to remember.

Mr and Mrs Wilson

By Mrs and Mrs Wilson, on 14 Mar 2014

We had the most amazing day and night. Everything was above our expectations, the staff are amazing and you all should be very proud of yourselves and what you do. We are a very, very happy new husband and wife. Our Wedding and Events Manager and her team are amazing.

Noel Khine and Lisa Khine

By Noel Khine and Lisa Khine, on 19 Feb 2014

Excellent, professional service received from start to finish. On the day i felt our Wedding Planner provided a seamless service, as did the other Fennes staff. We could not fault anything, they were brilliant. Many thanks again from Noel & Lisa. Oh and an extra special thanks to the evening manager - she was superb! What an asset to your organisation.

17th December 2013

By Mr and Mrs Self, on 17 Feb 2014

I would like to take this chance to thank you all again for making our day so special. Our Wedding and Events Manager was amazing and it was a pleasure working with her. Thank you from Mr and Mrs Self xx

7th February 2014

By Mrs Gemma Truscott, on 17 Feb 2014

From the moment we booked the team had me organised with the planning, covering every aspect. The day ran so smoothly and we couldn't have wished for a better day.

Wedding - 18th January 2014

By Andrew & Heidi Cook, on 10 Feb 2014

Our wedding day was excellent. We found all the staff to be very helpful and friendly. food was superb. All our guests commented on what a lovely venue it is and what a fantastic day they had. Thank you all so much!

Wedding at Fennes 18th December 2013

By Mr and Mrs Boatman, on 10 Feb 2014

We had a fantastic day. A really lovely and impressive venue. Our Wedding Manager was brilliant and a big thank you to them for everything they did to make the day go so well.


By Maria and Ben, on 31 Aug 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful making our day one in a million. The bridal cottage was stunning, we did not want to leave! Thank you to everyone. Highly recommended.

Thank you so much!

By Mr and Mrs Whitlock, on 31 Aug 2013

My husband and I have no complaints what so ever and are delighted with the service and treatment received. Our family and guests are all equally as happy and all commented on what a beautiful, friendly and warm venue Fennes is. The staff were all wonderful, especially our wedding and event manager who was fantastic from day one. Thank you so much for the perfect day we will always remember how wonderful you all were.

5 stars!

By Mr & Mrs Hopley, on 30 Jul 2013

Thanks to Fennes team and in particular our wedding and events manager. The whole day passed spectacularly smoothly and resulted in my Wife and I hosting our daughters wedding with enormous pride. Not least as we entertained overseas guests and were able to give them lasting memories of a traditional English wedding. Well done and thanks to all - 5 stars!


By Mr & Mrs Brown, on 30 Jul 2013

Our wedding and event manager was fantastic. All the waiting staff on the day were lovely and friendly. Thank you to all the staff for all their help and making our day so amazing.

5 Star wedding venue

By Mr and Mrs Turner, on 13 Jul 2013

We honestly had the most perfect day and could not have asked for anything better. Our wedding co-ordinator could not be praised enough. The day ran so smoothly for us and this was down to our Wedding and Event Manager and all the Fennes staff who were involved in our wedding. Thank you.

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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

Late Availability for Fennes

Friday 4th April 2014 now just £4000 inc VAT based on 50 guests!

All remaining dates from £3,500 inc VAT!

Please call 01376 324555 for more information 

Special offers from £3,500 inc VAT!

Please call 01376 324555 for more information 

Special offers from £3,500 inc VAT!

Please call 01376 324555 for more information 

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