Friern Manor Country House Hotel

(281 reviews) 281 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 boasts spectacular countryside views and 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!

*For 2 fantastic offers, simply click on the ‘SPECIAL OFFERS’ tab above for more information.*

• 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 Location

Friern Manor Country House Hotel, Lower Dunton Road, Dunton, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3SL

Lower Dunton Road Dunton Brentwood Essex CM13 3SL
01268 494200
281 5

Friern Manor Country House Hotel Reviews (281)

we will be back in the future
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By B.Fox, on 14 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2018

It gives me great pleasure in thanking everyone involved in our lunch celebration on Sunday. The entire day was absolutely perfect from start to finish. We have received many messages commenting on the wonderful choice and presentation of the food and excellent service from all the staff. On our part, for the second time Friern Manor organised the entire day without having to worry us about anything enabling us to enjoy the event together with our guests. The marquee looked fabulous and was instrumental in no small way in making the day a wonderful celebration of our daughters engagement. I am sure we will be back in the future. Sincere thanks

the best day we have ever had
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By Tina & Gary, on 03 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2017

There are not enough words to express how grateful me and Gary are for all of the staff for making our day so wonderful, memorable and the best day we have ever had All our guests have told us how cheerful professional and lovely staff and the food was so tasteful and everyone loved it and also mentioned it’s been the best wedding day they have ever been to. Please can you send all our love and thanks to the staff and chiefs. Again thank you from the bottom of our hearts ?? you’ve helped us over the last year and we believe it wouldn’t have been without you!

Best day of our lives!
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By Lin and Mark, on 10 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2017

It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it! Thank you to Friern Manor for working continually with us and helping us to create some very special personal touches. Amazing day and truly unforgettable memories.

The Day Was Perfect
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By Mr & Mrs Heffrom, on 27 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Oct 2017

A huge thank you to all the staff especially Sarah and Andy for making our wedding day so amazing. All the staff were so attentive and the day was perfect. Thank you again. P.S. The food was absolutely amazing everyone loved it. Compliments to the chefs and all the kitchen staff behind the scenes. x

The Whole Day ran perfectly
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By Stacey & James, on 01 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2017

A huge thank you for all of your help and support leading up to our special day. the whole day ran perfectly and staff were professional - all of our guests mentioned this. Thank you !

The staff were absolutely great
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By Emma, on 10 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2017

Just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to Sarah for making our day so amazing! The staff were absolutely great, please make sure they are aware of how happy their service can make guests feel as I did get very positive feedback from many of them the guy who assisted us through our day (forget his name), was amazing & I wish to thank him also for subtle informative communication with us as the day went on. All the staff at Friern made the day relaxed & everyone at ease – that was one thing that everyone said! Thanks again

thank you again for a fantastic day
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By Caroline, on 03 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Aug 2017

Would like to thank you and your staff for a amazing day. There was not one hiccup and everyone raved about the food and service, specially the politeness from your bar and waitering staff. Joe was amazing we were both very impressed with him. We had people from all parts of the world who attended and they all said what a high impressive venue we chose. Again thank you again for a fantastic day

we would have no hesitation in recommending Friern
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By Mr & Mrs Ellis, on 02 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

It is now 3 days since the wedding and life is settling down into its pattern and a good time to write and thank you all for making their day so special. When we were choosing a venue things seemed much of a muchness with nothing to part the contenders on price or promise. But apart from ticking all the boxes the thing that Friern Manor had was a personal approach from the outset.We always felt that we were in the hands of professionals and that every thing would come together. The result was that we had a day that was way beyond our wildest dreams and the staff of Friern Manor played a huge part in that. Many of our guests commented on the numbers of staff directing and ensuring everybody was where they needed to be and had what they wanted and needed. From me arriving to set the table centres where I was greeted and helped by the very polite Abbey through to Sarah and Rebecca directing the ceremony, to Fortune at the top table and to Kieron the MC all worked tirelessly on our behalf. The waiting and bar staff were very polite, and clearly well trained and maintained a level throughout. The coaching at appropriate moments as the day went on was invaluable and took the stress and pressure away allowing us to enjoy the moments which kept on coming. The only advise/feedback we would give is that it would have been useful at breakfast if the set up had been explained as we were unattended for a while. We would have no hesitation in recommending Friern Manor to friends and I'm sure many of our guest would do the same.

Great staff
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By Debbie, on 27 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

We were guests at a wedding Friday 11th August, we had a fantastic time thank you. Such a lovely place, but most of all it was down the people that work there. Your staff are fantastic, very professional and attentive throughout, from the time we parked until we left you were amazing. So could please pass on a big thank you to each and everyone of those that made it such a lovely day. Thanks again!

A flawless wedding reception.
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By Mr and Mrs Sanusi, on 17 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

We, along with our family, would like to thank Sarah & team from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding day beyond wonderful!! From the first time we met with you and your team to discuss prices and options for our wedding day, we were always confident that we had picked the best place to hold our wedding reception. We were thoroughly impressed with the personalised and courteous attention given to us, which was a refreshing change from some of the other reception sites we had visited in and around London/Essex. From the start, our questions were answered promptly and courteously and we were always treated like a top customer. Because of this treatment, we never once worried about how our reception would turn out with regards to food, staff and coordination. (As you know, brides and grooms have enough to worry about!) You all played significant roles in helping us set up such a flawless wedding reception. Words cannot express how grateful we are for such wonderful service. Although we have been spreading the word to others about the great service and beautiful facilities...our guests also, all raved about the food and facilities. Just one of many, wanted us to share this feedback with you; 'The staff who were the catering hosts were some of the best i have ever seen...' (Groom's Cousin). Please also ensure to extend our gratitude to the Head Chef as his team did a fabulous job and all our guests enjoyed every dish. Thank you again for all that you have done to help us.

Everything was perfect
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By Allan & Karen, on 06 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2017

Huge thank you to all the wonderful staff who helped make our say special. Everything was perfect, food was excellent & everyone who attended the wedding commented on it. Keep up the great work you Do!!

Your services will be highly recommended
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By Mr & Mrs F, on 15 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2017

I just wanted to let you know how incredibly grateful my whole family are re the wedding on 9th June. The compliments were flowing all day and evening about the venue, decor and most importantly the staff and service. The food was amazing and someone even said that the afternoon tea was better than the ritz so please pass this on. The cheese cake was fantastically dressed and once turned into a cheese board was even more impressive! I couldn't have asked for a more prefect day and that is down to you guys. Not once did it feel like it was your job, I felt like you were all part of our special day. Please pass on our thanks to your whole team. Your services will be highly recommended

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