Friern Manor Country House Hotel

(295 reviews) 295 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 (295)

more magical than we could ever imagine possible
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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By Gemma, on 11 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jun 2018

Just want to thank Friern Manor for a most wonderful day yesterday for my daughters wedding. It was everything she wanted on her big day from the ceremony through to the meal was exceptional and all the rooms were lovely. All of the staff were amazing and so helpful and polite the setting was perfect. I shall be recommending Friern Manor to everyone. thank you once again from a very happy mother & father of the bride

we had the most beautiful day
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By Vicky, on 25 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

Mark and I would like to send a personal thank you to Sarah and Joe, you have both been fantastic from when we first booked Friern Manor. Sarah, you and your relaxing, welcoming manor on ever occasion we met was a lovely experience and made the build up to our special day even more special, on the day as expected you were so calm and professional and your help with fixing the sign, well you can add to your skill list! Joe, so glad we was luckily enough to have you on the day, since meeting you over the years on the institution nights we liked you instantly and our dreams were answered when we learned on the day it was you leading the event, you really put mark at ease, nothing was a problem and your advice about what was happening when was on top form making our day perfect from start to finish. Valerie, glad we got to see you too for a short while that added to making our day complete as it was you that we first met and took our booking, along with the beautiful venue it was your service at first that reassured us that we couldn’t go wrong with Friern Manor. To who ever was on reception on the day, I called to inform you that marks missing tie was being delivered and asked if you could call me to let me know it had arrived, without fail, true to your word, you called and settled my nerves. The chef , everyone has commented on how wonderful the food was, we knew it would be after eating at the venue so many times before.

what an amazing day!
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By Karen, on 08 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

What an amazing day. Our coordinator Sarah made it all so easy, totally efficient as were Rebecca and other wedding coordinators. Right from start to finish everything was planned and executed with professionalism but in a relaxed manner. We were so looked after. On the day the staff were amazingly attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Our evening coordinator/host Andrew was so efficient but friendly and approachable and again totally attentive. The venue is beautiful and everyone was totally blown away. The food was fabulous and yummy. The day could not have been more perfect and we cannot thank you all enough for that. Our friends and family said it was the best ever wedding they have attended.

One to definitely remember
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By Charlotte, on 21 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2018

I had a fantastic day from start to finish. All of my guests were so complimentary about the service on the day and said what a lovely venue it was. Thank you to Friern Manor for all your help with making my wedding one to definitely remember.

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By Natalie & Daren, on 08 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 11 May 2018

Everything was amazing on our special day and everyone commented on how wonderful the day went and how lovely the food was. All the staff was so professional and nothing was too much for them. Special mention to joe who took care of us all day. I'm so upset its all over and would love to do it all again as the day went far too quickly. Everything was exactly where we wanted it to be and there was nothing I could fault. The best venue. Thanks again

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