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Fennes Road Bocking Braintree Essex CM7 5PL
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About Fennes

Fennes Road, Bocking, Braintree
Essex, CM7 5PL

Fennes is a wonderful wedding venue located in Essex. With a well-established reputation for outstanding customer service, your wedding day is in safe hands. We understand that you want your day to be perfect and we take special care to make your dream wedding become a reality.

Set amidst 100 acres of stunning grounds, the romantic setting provides the ideal backdrop for a memorable day, as well as the all-important wedding photos.

The Georgian manor house is more than just a beautiful wedding venue. With exclusive hire available, the venue acts as your home for the day to ensure that your day is as relaxing and enjoyable as it should be.

While the manor has an intimate atmosphere, there is also an undeniable grandeur to the venue. The high ceilings, spacious rooms and opulent décor provide an impressive setting for the day.

We can accommodate smaller, more intimate ceremonies in a variety of our licensed rooms within the house. Larger celebrations can enjoy the use of our generous Banqueting Hall and stunning, chandelier-lit Pavilion. For outdoor events, our gazebo is fully licensed to hold your ceremony within our beautiful grounds.

The Banqueting Hall can seat up to 500 guests under a stunning starlit ceiling. The flexible space is ideal for large celebrations but can also be partitioned for smaller events.

When your day is sadly over, you can enjoy your very own luxury Honeymoon Cottage. Your friends and family can also choose to stay with us at Fennes in one of our 13 guest rooms. 

• Winner of ‘Best Wedding Venue’ in the Essex wedding awards in 2013 and 2015! • Exclusive use of the whole venue available • LAST MINUTE OFFER from £3,800 inc. VAT • Licensed for civil ceremonies, partnerships and outdoor ceremonies • Receptions • Outside caterers welcome for religious or cultural reasons

Facilities at Fennes

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
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

Fennes Reviews (525)

A HUGE Thank You!
Venue Service

By Amye & Matthew, on 28 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2020

Hi Sue, We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you, for making our day perfect for us. Everything was just as we wanted and the day ran so smoothly and we have no doubt, that that was absolutely because of you! You were so calm and collected on the day that it put us both at ease! You were brilliant both before and on the day and we can't thank you enough! We've had so many comments from our guests on how lovely the day was, from the venue, to the staff and of course the food. A few people even said that the food was the best wedding food they'd ever had and we would agree. It was delicious! Please can you pass on our thanks and compliments to the chefs! We would also like to thank everyone involved, from the point of viewing the venue and booking it, to those working on the Planning Nights, up to and including those working on Tuesday. It's been a stress free process and a pleasure to organise our wedding with you all. We didn't feel stressed at any point and that was down to the fantastic team at Fennes - so thank you!! We literally cannot thank you all enough for giving us the best day ever! We just can't believe that it's already been a week - we wish we could do it all again!! Wishing you all the best and we hope one day, we can visit Fennes, again as someone else guests! Kind Regards, Mr and Mrs Graham Xxx

Thank you!
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By Kirsty and Peter, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2020

Thank you so much for everything you did for us on Friday! All of our guests have commented on how fantastic and professional the whole team were and that the service was amazing! The food was outstanding, and everyone is amazed that every dish was piping hot from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and we really appreciate how special you made our day. Thanks once again, Kirsty and Peter

Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Charlotte and Zak, on 13 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2019

We had an absolutely perfect day. Full credit to all staff both front and back of house for helping to make our dream wedding a reality and for treating our guests so well. A special thanks to our Wedding and Events Manager who kept our day flowing so seamlessly. We will forever sing your praises and hope to visit as a wedding guest in the future.

Dream Wedding!
Venue Service

By Samatha and Bem, on 22 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2019

We had our dream wedding at Fennes and felt completely looked after and comfortable in the care and safe hands of our friendly team we had on the day. Our Wedding and Events Manager was very helpful with all of the planning and was happy to talk through any queries or worries that we wanted to ask along to way! Thank you!

Venue Service

By Mark and Joan, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

You made it all very easy for us and relaxing on the day. We did not need to worry about anything. So helpful, lovely place and lovely staff!

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By Rhiannon and Matthew, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2019

Our Wedding and Events Manager was amazing! She was very helpful and understanding which made us both so relaxed. The venue was amazing and loved every moment. All staff were polite and kind. The Fennes DJ was great and again very helpful! Thank you for everything and making our special day even better.

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By Gerry and Lynne, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Sep 2019

Our Planner and Wedding and Events Manager were excellent! They could not have been anymore helpful! Our Wedding and Events Manger was excellent on the day, a clam support to both of us. You are both a true credit to Fennes.

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Donna, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2019

We had a beautiful day! Thank you to all the staff who made our day very special!

Amazing Day
Venue Service

By Emma and Ben, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We have an amazing day and couldn't have asked for anything more! The staff at Fennes are amazing and do everything to ensure you wedding day is perfect!

Venue Service

By Stephanie and Yasmima, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2019

It was a beautiful and stunning venue. Very friendly and organised staff. Thank you very much for everything!

Wedding was such a success!
Venue Service

By David and Laura, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jun 2019

The venue was magnificent, the staff superb and we would especially like to mention the chef and his team. The food was not only delicious but was served hot which is an achievement when serving almost 280 people. I don't know how you controlled the weather - thank you - it too helped to make a fantastic day! Our guests were very impressed with the smooth running of the day and we have received many compliments which we can attribute your organisation and management. Once again we cannot thank you enough and shall have no hesitation in recommending The Fennes.

Lovely to look at, beware the hidden charges
Venue Service

By Antony Harvey, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

We got married here. In the run up to the wedding they changed our wedding co-ordinator twice in 3 months. The second time they notified us we responded to an out of office. On the day the wedding went well. Venue was beautiful. Unfortunately in the wedding cottage their tap was so corroded it wouldn't turn off leading to a maintenance call at 2 in the morning and no sleep. They wake you up at 8.30 and want you out of rooms by 9. Then, they decided they wanted £250 (with no detailing of how you get such a high charge) for cleaning up sick in one toilet cubicle and sick in one sink. Vomit is gross, sure - but £250! Refused to acknowledge mistakes they had made throughout the booking and tried to hold up the charge. Also throughout the process they sold an inclusive dry hire - then kept thinking of new charges they had never declared - like for use of the built-in speakers in the first pavilion; use of the disco lights that are built-in and which they said were included initially! Also a charge for a skip; a charge for your own caterer. All announced after the deposit in their hands. Could be a 5-star venue with new management. Don't trust them right now is my advice

Fennes, Fennes at Fennes responded to this review on 11/06/2019 15:58:39

With 25 years worth of experience, we pride ourselves on our customer service and constantly strive to further improve the service we offer to our couples and their guests. Thank you for the comments you made, we are pleased that the wedding day went well. We are sorry that you feel certain administrative processes have not been to your liking; we will of course review those processes.

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