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Friern Manor Country House Hotel

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Up to 150 Guests

Friern Manor Country House Hotel is a beautiful Georgian manor wedding venue located in Essex, England. This family-owned-and-operated establishment offers stunning event spaces and exemplary service, situated on four acres of scenic landscape. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a memorable wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Friern Manor Country House Hotel offers an array of delightful event spaces suitable to host all aspects of your wedding occasion. This venue is licenced to hold civil ceremonies on-site, giving you the freedom to set your entire day at this location. Both the South Lawns Conservatory and the Old Coaching Stables provide beautiful backdrops for heartfelt vow exchanges. Here, you and your beloved can be wed surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Afterwards, your guests can enjoy an open-air drinks reception within the grounds here. This scenic setting is also ideal for capturing wonderful wedding photos. You will have the choice of two beautiful function suites here for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. Each benefits from its own private outdoor space, allowing a seamless flow for your occasion. This venue can comfortably accommodate a total of 120 day guests and up to 200 evening guests for your event. A luxurious get-ready room is also available here to allow you and your wedding party to prepare for your day in comfort and style.

Services Offered

The administration at Friern Manor Country House Hotel aim to provide an exceptional wedding experience. Their dedicated and professional event staff will ensure that your occasion is expertly served. The in-house culinary team can provide for all of your wedding catering needs, including canapes, a wedding breakfast, and late-night snacks. An array of beverage services are also available here. To ensure every detail of your day is perfectly planned, the venue’s wedding coordinator will work with you every step of the way. They offer a range of comprehensive wedding packages to choose from to ensure that you get the most from this establishment for your special day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Sarah S. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Dietary Requirements

    I was a guest at Sonia and Chris' wedding last Saturday and I wanted to say thank you for the great response from the staff in catering for my dietary requirements.

    I don't eat meat and when I asked what I could eat from the bbq, staff asked the kitchen to prepare some prawns for me specially. Not only were they delicious, they arrived within 5 minutes and with no sense that it was any bother.

    Thank you again
    Sarah
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    Janet Married on 31/07/2021
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    Cant Thank You Enough

    I don’t even know where to start. Emmanuel and I can’t thank you and the team enough for Saturday. Please, truly thank everyone as I can’t remember all the names in the blur of the day.

    Charis , luv you, thanks for calming the nerves, fluffing the dress, ticking the boxes, your awesome 👏

    The banqueting staff, attentive, brilliant, unflappable. Food beyond lovely, service amazing, everyone commented on it, gliding in and out, nothing to small, you are all very lovely and charming and brilliant 🤩

    Room service, I know we turned up early, again, nothing to small to help. The boys and girls directing the guests thank you, your great.

    Thank you for guiding us thru the day to keep it all flowing, with patience and smiles.

    It has been an absolute pleasure working with you all, we can’t recommend you enough and I really truly can’t thank you enough.

    Lots of love and good luck with the next ones 😂
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    Debbie Married on 24/07/2021
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    Beautiful Venue

    I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how much we enjoyed being guests at your beautiful venue yesterday for Will and Kim's wedding. We were very impressed with the amazing level of service during the whole day and the waiting staff were absolutely spot on with the care to all you could really tell that whoever was in control of them all did a fantastic job, you should be very proud of them all. After all the restrictions ot was so nice to be able to get together with so many people and I'm sure it came with complications for you and your staff but well done for such a well oiled machine! Thank you again, I will be recommending your venue to lots of people who are wanting to find a wedding venue as I make wedding cakes so have quite a few contacts looking for the perfect place!
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    Jemma W. Married on 23/07/2021
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    Outstanding venue – now my 1st choice

    I attended a wedding here last week as a guest of my niece, I had not realised the significance of the venue as we arrived as it seemed so small from the road but it is a secret oasis beyond the front hedgerow, established grounds with beautiful idiosyncratic detail, the food was exceptional and high end tableware not what I expected from a Essex venue – we were due to hold our wedding anniversary celebrations in London in 2023 but I am now switching to this establishment, as the evening drew in it was like a magical fairy-tale with all the lights within the gardens, it reminded me of an evening on holiday everybody was just so relaxed and genuinely enjoying the outside space and atmosphere
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    Heather P. Married on 27/05/2021
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    Major trauma

    Wedding was due to be Sept 20, postponed to May 21, reduced guest list, etc etc then Friern Manor pulled out of the reception with two weeks to go! Who in the wedding business does that. Two very stressful weeks putting together a new reception. First reason was not cost effective but then blamed Covid, even though another wedding was held two weeks later. Very unprofessional. Staff on the day faultless and don't blame them. Just the managment.
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    Keely P. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Cancelled our wedding reception with 2 weeks notice!

    They cancelled our wedding reception two weeks before we got married. They originally said that all other couples had postponed their weddings until the restrictions would be lifted so couldn't open 'just for us' as it was not financially viable. When we quoted this in our complaint, we were were told that it was not based on profit but because it was not safe.

    We still do not know which reason is genuine as both are contradicted by them holding another wedding reception two weeks later in the same step of lockdown.

    The managing director has no empathy at all and has still not apologised for the lack of notice he gave us and I don't think has fully grasped what he put us through in the lead up to our big day.

    Our last communication with them was two weeks ago and they have now stopped replying, probably because we have caught them in a lie.

    It's such a shame as it's a beautiful venue and this review is not a reflection on the staff, only the Managing Director.
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    Garry Married on 20/10/2019
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    Fantastic

    I come over to the Manor in the morning to set up flowers and sweet table. The team of staff were already doing so much I couldn't believe it, tables laid, small touches being placed, so well organised I left in there hands to return at 12.30pm.

    On my return again so organised, staff on hand for any little thing, they couldn't do enough and so polite, we were being told what was happening every minute of the day it was like clockwork.

    The meal was superb, compliments to the chef and staff, even the breakfast the next morning, everything we wanted, fantastic.

    The room big, clean and tidy, lovely big bathroom and so quiet.

    Your staff weather, organising, serving, behind the bar, BBQ, moving tables, was polite, well mannered and so helpful. A credit to your business.

    Once again a big thank you for all you done for my daughters wedding, a day I will never forget because you and your staff made it so easy and relaxed and enjoyable.

    Thank you everybody you are fantastic don't ever change.
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    Jan Married on 04/10/2019
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    I would like to thank the staff!

    I would like to thank the staff at friern manor for making my daughters wedding a day to remember. the staff were so attentive and everybody that came to the wedding said how excellent the food was and nice and hot. I will definitely recommend this venue!
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    Katie Married on 01/09/2019
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    Our guests were very impressed

    We just want to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special. We had an amazing day, everything went smoothly which is a credit to you all. Our guests were very impressed. A huge thank you to Rebecca & Sarah for the help before the day and Bradley for being there on the day
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    Mr Married on 19/07/2019
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    Eternally grateful

    Friern Manor - Nicola and I booked this “Amazing Place” just over six months ago for our wedding that took place on the 19th July 2019. Friern Manor was the first and only venue we viewed as we instantly fell in love with it and could instantly see how professional the staff were we felt in our hearts that no other place could compare.

    The house, the grounds and the interior are absolutely stunning, well maintained and so tastefully done. It is a complete breath of fresh air in comparison to the usual types of wedding venue with the modern light airy spaces with the perfect blend of the old traditional settings for those picture perfect moments.

    It goes without hesitation to say the wonderful staff, the venue’s co-ordinator’s made everything run so smoothly from initially booking the venue to the very end of our wedding day, as well as making the planning stages so enjoyable, organised & completely stress free. We simply can’t thank all of the staff enough for maintaining such a relaxed atmosphere and timing everything to perfection. We also like to give a special thank you to Fortune our maitre’d on our special day.
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    Barry Married on 18/07/2019
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    Shelley and Martins Wedding

    Attended my grand-daughters wedding yesterday and amazed at the wonderful choice of venue. From the moment we arrived we were given VIP treatment from all the staff which was much appreciated due to the fact that my wife is seriously handicapped and confined to a wheelchair. Nothing was too much trouble in providing assistance where it was needed..We had booked Room 6 on the first floor and since there is no lift were obliged to climb stairs abandoning the wheelchair. Unfortunately my wife tripped twisting her ankle . Immediately two male members of staff were summoned and got her to the room.. What a beautiful room it was. Quite one of the best I have stayed in during 80 years of travel.. Having rested we were able to rejoin for the wedding breakfast and throughout the day all the staff gave us every attention. The meal was excellent and served very professionally by the young staff who had obviously been well trained by management. We were not able to stay for the evening program so had to abandon the comfort of the lovely room. Any couples looking for a venue for their big occasion. THIS IS THE PLACE
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    Anna Married on 13/06/2019
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    A day we will never forget

    I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank you to Friern Manor for making yesterday so amazing. From the minute we got there to the second we left it was everything and more.

    Please thank all the staff on our behalf. They were all amazing and made the day perfect.

    A day we will never forget :)
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    Mrs Married on 02/06/2019
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    everything was perfect

    our daughter got married at friern manor on the 2nd june 2019 and everything was perfect. They made a special day wonderful and everything was run with military precision and nothing was too much trouble, even with an unexpected guest. We would recommend the manor for any occasion as I held my husbands 60th birthday there in January and there was again no faults.
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    Keeley Married on 02/06/2019
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    everything was perfect

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Rebecca, you made our day so special and it ran so smoothly, Bradley was also amazing, we enjoyed every minute and didn’t feel stressed at any point, it was such a relaxed day, our needs were met all along the way, the staff throughout the day were amazing and nothing was to much trouble. We would highly recommend friern manor, we wouldn’t change a thing everything was perfect. So thank you once again we want to do it all over again.
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    Marco Married on 12/05/2019
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    There are no words really to thank you enough

    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!

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