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 (433)

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.

Our day was more then what we could ever ask for

By Charlotte, on 29 Aug 2014

Our Wedding and Events Manager was absolutely fantastic. She ensured that our day ran smoothly and was perfect from start to finish. Thank you so much. The grounds were so amazing and kept to such a high standard. Our food was delicious and so many people commented on the tomato and basil soup. Overall, i could not recommend Fennes highly enough. Our day was more then what we could ever ask for. Thank you

Thank you ...

By Rebecca, on 07 Jul 2014

Thank you to everyone at Fennes for creating a seamless wedding day. Everything was perfect and we really appreciated all the little touches that made our day so special. The food was delicious and many guests said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding!

Wish we could do it all over again!

By Cassie and Daniel, on 23 May 2014

Everything was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better day. The wedding and events manager was so helpful and friendly. She made us all feel relaxed. The food was outstanding - I have guests asking for the recipe for our parsnip soup. Wish we could do it all over again.

We didn't want the day to end!

By Ed & Nicky, on 14 May 2014

We had an amazing day. Tank you to the wedding and events manager and all the staff for making the day so perfect. All of our guests raved about the venue. The Banqueting Hall in the evening was a big surprise for them; they didn't think Fennes was that big. We were so impressed by the food too; great canapés and a gorgeous wedding breakfast. Plus the extra things that we were not expecting; having the Bridal Cottage with champagne, cheese and slices of wedding cake waiting for us was a great touch. We didn't want the day to end!! We just need to persuade some of our friends to get married here so that we can come back!

A truly wonderful day

By Jill & Lee, on 14 May 2014

We wanted to thank you personally for playing a very special part in making Cassie and Dans wedding day so perfect. We could not have asked for more or would change a thing about the whole day; your help and guidance was greatly appreciated. Would you also pass on our thanks to all the staff who worked that day, they were extremely helpful and polite. So many people have thanked us for a lovely time and many commented on how great all the food was and all served nice and hot. With only one daughter, we won't be needing your services again, but will always remember a truly wonderful day.

We had a wonderful time

By Mr & Mrs Day, on 14 May 2014

We had a wonderful time. We found the wedding and events manager and her team extremely accommodating and helpful. The wedding and events manager personally helped us feel at ease and made the day fit together wonderfully. Thank you truly for your help and making the day unforgettable.

Dream Come True

By Gemma and Luke, on 14 May 2014

Would just like to thank you for assisting us in making the day run smoothly. I felt like it as a huge dream come true and couldn't have asked for it to have run better! We have had so much great feedback!

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

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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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