A Day to Remember
By Victoria & Ryan, on 22 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Dec 2018
Wow, what can we say! We had the most incredible day. The Compasses were fantastic from start to finish. Everybody commented how beautiful the venue was and how fantastic the food tasted. Paul you went above and beyond for not only us but our guests too. A day we will never forget!
By Anna & Liam, on 16 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2018
We got married at The Compasses at Pattiswick back in November 2018 and we couldn't recommend it highly enough! They gave us the most amazing day and we truly love the place and all the staff! We wanted a small intimate wedding where it was relaxed and everyone enjoyed themselves, and every one most certainly did! I can't thank Paul enough for how he made us feel so welcome and made our day run so smoothly. All our friends and family have commented on how amazing the day was and the food was delicious. The Compasses really is a perfect venue and I already wish I could do it all again!
Thank you so much!
By Wendy & Stuart, on 22 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Oct 2018
We weren't sure what we wanted for our Wedding venue but once we visited the Compasses we knew we had found the place. Beautiful location, fantastic venue and wonderfully helpful team. We met Paul on our initial visit and I find it to believe that you could find a better host. He gave us all the time we needed to look around and talk through all options that we could have. We never felt any pressure to do anything other than what we felt right for us. We were regularly contacted to keep us updated and revisited the venue several times prior to the day and were able to change the food option almost at the last minute (sorry Claire). The day itself was perfect. We had use of the fantastic Bridle Room which made getting ready so much less stressful. Paul walked us through everything so we could concentrate on enjoying the day. Even the sun came out which enabled us to get some of their spectacular sunset photos (they are worth the price alone).
I couldn't picture us having been married anywhere else. Thanks once again to Paul and the team for making our day memorable.
Perfect wedding day
By Charlotte Light, on 19 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018
I can not recommend the Compasses enough. We feel in love with the venue the moment we walked in the door - the wooden beams, fireplaces, snug in the bar, ceremony space and countryside location and outdoor space. Jane made us very welcome at our first viewing answering all our questions and giving very helpful advice and suggestions. They tailor made our wedding day without a worry. Claire was my email point of contact and if I had to wait 24 hours for a reply when she was in the office that was a long time! Paul was so reassuring and confidently competent he immediately relaxes you but with the knowledge he has everything in hand with a spare plan B-Z if you need! He made the day run so smoothly the only thing we would change to be to do it all again. The bar and kitchen staff were fantastic no request was too much and i think the bar maids enjoyed their part in credit card roulette! Amazing venue and brilliant people you couldn't find better.
By Emily & Spencer, on 16 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018
We got married at The Compasses at Pattiswick in September 2018. The venue was the only place we looked at and I just knew it was right for us. It had an individuality and was just what we wanted - a perfect setting for all our hand crafted additions. The staff were amazing and Paul and Claire were brilliant, ensuring our day was a day to remember.
Our Perfect Day!
By Matt & Rachel, on 06 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018
"What can I say…When you imagine in your head how a perfect day might look, you let your mind run wild and you dream up something amazing! Then reality usually brings you back down to earth with a dose of humble expectation.
In step The Compasses. The whole team came together on the 3rd of August 2018 to make our dreams come true. Paul has mastered his role as the head of the team, carefully managing to balance the logistical and organisational considerations that are critical to a smooth running of any wedding day, whilst always remaining a calm and characterful coordinator in the presence of us and our guests. It cannot be underestimated how much skill it must take to run that one special day for so many couples, and to do it so seamlessly in the background is a real art form…Paul and the team really do achieve that!
The plan for our day was always centred around the idea of a relaxed, informal wedding, that was all about our friends and family coming together to celebrate with us. The Compasses was truly ideal as a setting for this idea to come to life, and the building itself was the perfect blank canvas for us to decorate and prepare, again with the Paul's keen eye for detail helping us along the way.
The weather was so gorgeous, that we were beginning to think that Paul had control of that as well! All in all, a magical memory that we will never forget. We will always be so grateful for all that make The Compasses the venue that it is, and for being the bedrock to allow our day to become so special for us. Thank you!"
A Truly Wonderful Day!
By Cassie & Harry, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at The Compasses at Pattiswick for their help in the lead up to our wedding.
It was such a pleasure to work with you all and it always felt like nothing was too much trouble. It made the build up to our wedding stress free!
Harry and I had a truly wonderful day, everything went perfectly and I know that was down to all of the hard work by The Compasses team.
We cannot thank you enough.
By Katy & Hayley, on 09 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2018
My wife and I got engaged in June 2017 in Italy and on the way back I surprised her by booking to visit The Compasses at Pattiswick as a potential wedding venue.
We were blown away by the beauty and versatility of the venue, but even more so by Paul and Claire who are the most professional, friendly and helpful co-ordinators you could ever imagine.
We asked a million questions, changed, reviewed and edited what we wanted and visited the venue more times than you could ever have imagined, but none of this was too much bother for Paul or Claire.
Our wedding day was flipping fantastic...... Yes, every guest with a role had their own itinerary including Paul’s which was 4 pages long! We got there early and both Paul and Claire were ready and waiting for our arrival. Paul gracefully co-ordinated the front of house and made us feel that we were in safe hands throughout our day.
During the day Paul “checked in” to ensure that we were doing OK and made sure we had food and drink throughout the day. He was the calm hand on our shoulders without being intrusive and reassured us that our day would be as perfect as we wanted it to be....
We could go on and on about how good the venue and staff are, but there are not enough words to do it justice. You will have to trust me when I say you won’t need to look any further once you have visited The Compasses.
To Paul, Claire and the team, we are truly indebted to you for creating the “magic” we were searching for on our special day. Thank you so very much for all your hard work.
Fantastic staff and location
By Richard Wills, on 19 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018
I would just like to thank Paul and his team for all the help and hard work they put in to make our day one to remember.
Paul helped us sort everything out we wanted and nothing was a problem, on the day he help make everything run very smoothly.
The location is beautiful and quite, we had fantastic weather on the day,
We were very happy that we chose this venue for our wedding and can not recommend it enough.
Thank You for Everything!
By Nicola Cope, on 11 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018
After having our Wedding at The Compasses at Pattiswick, we can not recommend the venue highly enough. In fact, we only viewed two venues and our search stopped as soon as we visited the venue and met Paul.
If you are looking for a relaxed day with a unique spin, then look no further than The Compasses. From the minute we met Paul, we knew that we would be in extremely safe hands. Paul has the unique ability to know exactly what is needed and when, and has a wealth of experience to guide the planning of your big day. He makes a great team with Claire, who was always at the end of an email to answer all of our questions in the lead up.
The venue has enough space for guests to find a quiet area to chat, while also creating enough atmosphere when they spread out. We included lawn games for our summer wedding, which were great in the large garden and there’s even an assault course for the kids / big kids at heart.
We managed to get some amazing photos both by the white gates at the entrance and in the surrounding fields and country lanes. And there was plenty of space for our guests to park in the car park.
The bridal suite was an added bonus where we were able to store our things and gather the bridesmaids before the ceremony itself.
When you combine the fantastic venue with the amazing team, it would be impossible not to have the wedding of your dreams at The Compasses at Pattiswick and we shall always be grateful that we chose to have our wedding there.
Thanks for everything, you guys are the best! :)
Fantastic Venue with an amazing Team!
By Nicola & Jamie Vaughan, on 07 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018
We could not recommend highly enough The Compasses at Pattiswick as a Wedding Venue. We only viewed two venues and our search stopped as soon as we met Paul and visited the venue itself. If you are looking for a relaxed day where you can put a unique spin, then look no further than Pattiswick. From the minute we met Paul, we knew that we would be in extremely safe hands. Paul has the unique ability to know exactly what is needed and when and has a wealth of experience to guide the planning of your big day. He makes a great team with Claire, who was always at the end of an email to answer all of our questions in the lead up. We also made a great decision to use the catering team at the venue itself. Ash was awesome, he created a delicious Wedding BBQ breakfast, catering for all dietary requirements. Being a converted pub, the venue itself has enough space for guests to find a quiet area to chat, while also creating enough atmosphere when they spread out. We included lawn games for our summer wedding, which went down very well with the large garden available. We managed to get some amazing photos both by the big white gates at the entrance and in the surrounding fields and country lanes. There was also plenty of space for our guests to park in the car park. The bridal suite was an added bonus where we were able to store our things and gather the bridesmaids before the ceremony itself. When you combine the fantastic venue with the amazing team, it would be impossible not to have the wedding of your dreams at The Compasses at Pattiswick.
The Perfect Wedding
By Mandy & Toby Haynes, on 22 May 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2018
We had our wedding at The Compasses on 26th April 2018 and we couldn't have wished for a better day.
From the moment we viewed the venue in January 2017, we knew we wanted to get married there and didn’t even go and see any other venues as we knew no where else would be able to compare.
It was a real bonus that the Bridal Preparation Room was ready in time for our wedding. I arrived on morning of the wedding with my mum and bridesmaids and it was so nice to be there when everything was being set up etc. Sue looked after us; supplying coffee and Prosecco and having the one way mirror in the door was great – we loved watching guests arriving.
The wedding itself was perfect. Paul led us through the day, made sure we had everything we needed, put lunch aside for us and so on.
The food was amazing, everyone complimented it! All of the staff were discreet but helpful – we loved it that one of the guys clearing glasses danced across the dance floor to tidy up, he was clearly having a good time too!
The Compasses couldn’t be a more beautiful venue – it has a wonderful country pub feel to it and was everything we could have hoped for and more.
We want to thank the whole team for making our wedding so memorable – we only hope we know someone who gets married there so we can return!!