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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 (518)

Thank you!
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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
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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!

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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!
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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
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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.

Excellent Venue!
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By Pete and Jane, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 30 May 2019

Fennes is an excellent venue and the staff were amazing! The quality of the food and the customer service were both top notch, The Wedding and Events Manager and the team helped to make our day very special.

Huge thank you!
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By Jen Pond, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 27 May 2019

I want to say a huge thank to our amazing wedding planner Nicola and to every single person that worked along side her at Fennes throughout our wedding. You all helped to create and maintain the most special day for myself and Garry! The day was more than perfect in every way, we couldn’t have wished for more. Just wish we could do it all over again!

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By Richard Geddes, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

Fantastic day! Thank you all ever so much especially our Wedding and Events Manager. She did a brilliant job!

Thank you!
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By Olivia and Hayley, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 24 May 2019

We loved every minute of our day. Wonderful staff and a fabulous venue! Thank you, Olivia and Hayley

Truly Excellent!
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By Nicky and Matthew, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 17 May 2019

Exceeded our expectations, truly excellent from start to finish! Thank you once again, Nicky and Matthew!

Saturday 11th May 2019
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By Jo and Chris, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

We got married on the 11th of May 2019 at a local church and had our reception at the Fennes. We had 155 guests and the fennes team were absolutely superb from start to finish. Food was excellent and to a very high standard. All the waiting and bar staff were faultless and very attentive. We hired all but one of the available rooms for some of our guests and everyone said how nice they were and the breakfast the next morning was lovely. We dealt with Victoria, Charlotte, Anika and Nicola and they really were great and bent over backwards to make our day exactly what we wanted. We had the Gin cart as a extra touch and this went down very, very well with our guests. We can’t recommend this venue enough. Many thanks to everyone involved. Jo and Chris.

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By Mr and Mrs Hollis, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 07 May 2019

Had our wedding at Fennes this weekend, from beginning to end the staff were fantastic, the venue is maintained to the highest standards and nothing was to much trouble. The food was cooked to perfection, all the rooms where spotless and we where made to feel like royalty. The scenery at fennes is second to none and as a venue just has absolutely everything you could want and more. An absolutely perfect couple of days a fennes and I will be forever grateful to all the staff there. Book your wedding at fennes you won’t be disappointed. Thank you again Fennes for an amazing experience

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