Friern Manor Country House Hotel

(300 reviews) 300 5
Lower Dunton Road Dunton Brentwood Essex CM13 3SL
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About Friern Manor Country House Hotel

Lower Dunton Road, Dunton, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 3SL

Something special awaits you at Friern Manor Country House Hotel! 

Set within four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this gorgeous Georgian manor house is the perfect setting for your big day.

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies so you can have your whole day here! Your ceremony can take place in either our South Lawns Conservatory or the Old Coaching Stables.

Our two fantastic function suites are complete with their own stunning outdoor spaces. These picturesque grounds are perfect for a few relaxed refreshments during your drinks receptions, or can be used to capture those all-important wedding photographs.

You will not be disappointed with the exceptional quality of the catering at Friern Manor. All of the delicious dishes are prepared using the most divine, locally sourced ingredients and are beautifully accompanied by an impressive wine list. From crystal glassware to bone china sets, you will enjoy a truly refined dining experience.

All of our staff, from the uniformed servers to the fantastic wedding planners, provide a service that is second to none. Our wedding co-ordinators will be on hand throughout to offer guidance as you plan your dream wedding.

Located just south of Brentwood, in the village of Dunton, the venue is less than five minutes from the M25 making it ideally placed for travelling guests.

From the moment you say “I do” to the very last dance of the night, we whole-heartedly believe the Friern Manor Country House Hotel has everything you could need for an unforgettable day!

We are delighted to announce our Old Coaching Stables Hitched Offer for 2019 from £4350.00 for 60 day guests and 100 evening guests in total. This offer is available for remaining dates for The Old Coaching Stables from 1st April 2019 until 31st October 2019.

This fantastic offer includes;

-          civil ceremony in the South Lawns Marquee (excludes registrars fees)

-          our Mayfair menu which includes;

            a reception drink of Bucks Fizz, Sparkling Wine or Beer served with fresh strawberries

            a 3 course Wedding Breakfast with tea or coffee and mints

            half a bottle of banqueting wine per guest (a selection of red, white and rose can be offered)

            sparkling toast drink

-          our delicious, silver served, Hampton finger buffet

-          a complimentary bridal suite

-          experienced wedding co-ordinator

-          your own dedicated maitre’d

-          experienced silver service waiting staff

-          all cutlery, crockery, glassware and table linen

-          the venue hire charge, VAT & service


Additional Guests;    

Adults - £55.95                

Children - £20.95                   

Evening - £12.50


THURSDAY £4850       

FRIDAY £5350     

SATURDAY £6350        

SUNDAY £4350




Please be advised that this offer is subject to availability and Terms and Conditions apply

• We can accommodate small weddings or events with up to 120 day guests and 200 evening guests. • Warm welcome, excellent service and attention to detail • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Special ‘Little Rascals’ menu for children at your wedding • Please get in touch for an informal chat with one of our wedding team, or to arrange a visit to the venue. • Please call 01268 494200

Facilities at Friern Manor Country House Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
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
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House 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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Friern Manor Country House Hotel Reviews (300)

There are no words really to thank you enough
Venue Service

By Marco, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 12 May 2019

Thank you so much to Friern Manor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sarah, Bradley and all the other staff members were absolutely brilliant, assisting myself and Jackie(my wife!!) and the service to guests was friendly and professional!!!!!!! Please pass on our deep gratitude and thanks to everybody involved making our wedding day really special!!!!!! There are no words really to thank you all enough!

The food was outstanding
Venue Service

By Debbie, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2019

We cannot thank Friern Manor enough for making our wedding such a dream day. Our guests loved the venue, the food was outstanding, but even more importantly, everyone commented on the staff, totally professional and very friendly and helpful. We really would like to give a special thank you to Fortune, he was absolutely brilliant, he couldn't do enough to help all of our guests, what a true asset! Also to Olivia who was 'just lovely'.

Amazing Day
Venue Service

By Amy & Tom, on 09 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Mar 2019

Thank you to Friern Manor for all their help in the run up and on our wedding day, we had the most amazing day. Every member of staff at Friern Manor went out of their way to make our day extra special and everything went so smoothly. We have had so many friends compliment the organisation of the venue, the tasty meal and incredible evening buffet. We couldn’t of wanted anything more. Thank you once again.

A beautiful hidden gem of a venue
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By Darren Stock, on 05 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2019

We got married at Friern Manor on 23rd Feb 2019 and it was amazing. We got very lucky with the weather which meant we were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens/outside spaces as well as the beautiful Old Coaching House and covered garden areas. But even without the perfect weather the day would have been perfect, the food was amazing, the staff were so professional and attentive, the venue looked stunning and the entertainment (we used the resident DJ) was top class and the bridal suite was gorgeous. Our guests included vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians and Gluten intolerants and all were extremely well catered for at both the Wedding Breakfast and the evening buffet. From initial consultation, through the planning stages and right up to the the morning after when we had over 20 guests come back to join us for breakfast on the Sunday, the staff were phenomenal. A special mention has to go out to Andrew and Bradley for their tireless work on the day and to Rebecca for all the organisation (although all of the staff were amazing these three were the face of Friern Manor to us and were so professional, friendly and especially helpful). If you are considering venues in Essex we would encourage you to go take a look at this hidden gem and meet the staff. You will not be disappointed. Debbie and Darren

A beautiful hidden gem of a venue
Venue Service

By Darren Stock, on 05 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Feb 2019

We got married at Friern Manor on 23rd Feb 2019 and it was stunning. We got very lucky with the weather, but even without that the venue, the staff, the food, the entertainment and everything about this place was first class. From the initial consultation, through the planning and finally the running of the day the staff at Friern Manor were phenomenal. We had a number of Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian and Gluten intolerant guests and all were extremely well catered for both at the Wedding Breakfast and the evening buffet. All of our guests commented about how beautiful the venue was and how perfectly organised the wedding day was. We would encourage anyone considering venues in Essex to go and take a look at Friern Manor and meet the staff there, you will not be disappointed. Debbie and Darren

more magical than we could ever imagine possible
Venue Service

By Lesley, on 12 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Dec 2018

Thank you Sarah so much for everything you did for our wedding. We have received so many compliments with regards to the food, service and venue it has been fantastic. Please pass on our thanks to Andrew and all staff who worked so tirelessly that day and evening. You made our day more magical than we could ever imagine possible.

We had an amazing day
Venue Service

By Hannah & Jason, on 12 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2018

We had an amazing day and the staff were amazing. The day could not have been more perfect! Fortune was Brilliant and kept everything going smoothly! Again Thank you so much for making our day the so great!

everything was stunning
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Starling, on 12 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

We would just like to say thank you for a perfect day , everything was stunning especially the wedding breakfast room , we had a picture in our heads of how we wanted it to look and friern manor delivered exactly what we wanted . Thank you to all staff who were involved in our wedding who have given us the memory of a lifetime.

nothing was too much trouble
Venue Service

By Michelle, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

Thank you Valerie, Sarah and all at Friern Manor for making our wedding day exactly how we imagined it would be. The whole experience from the very first visit has been excellent, with a genuine personal touch. Nothing was ever too much trouble and you thought about our ideas and created the perfect day. All of our guests were so complimentary about how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the BBQ food was and the ice cream cart was the cherry on the cake! All of your staff were a delight. If we could turn back the clock and do it all again we would! All of your recommended services were superb. Thank you all so very much.

It genuinely was the best day of our lives
Venue Service

By Nicole & Brad, on 03 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Just wanted to say thank you to Friern Manor so much for all of your help and support in ensuring our wedding was truly amazing!! It genuinely was the best day of our lives. Everyone has said how beautiful the venue was and the food was out of this world!! Also a big thanks to Joe, he was absolutely amazing, nothing was too much effort and he couldn't have looked after myself and brad any better!!

the day was amazing
Venue Service

By Allan, on 15 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2018

We would like to thank Rebecca and the whole Friern Manor team for making our day so special. The food & service throughout the day was amazing. Thank you all very much

Venue Service

By Kim, on 14 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

We just wanted to say thankyou for making our wedding such a perfect day. The whole thing was beyond our expectations and without exception everyone of our guests commented on the wonderful venue. Once again thanks for everything and please pass on our good wishes to the rest of the staff. are all part of a great team.

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