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The Compasses at Pattiswick

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Starting at £1,250
30 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £1,250
30 to 150 Guests

The Compasses at Pattiswick, is set in the beautiful countryside of the Holfield Estate, a wonderful bespoke and unique venue for your wedding celebration. Formerly an award winning family run gastro pub, it provides delicious food and exceptional service in a stunning location. Whether you are planning a large wedding with up to 120 guests or a more intimate celebration for 50, The Compasses offers you the chance to create your perfect day.

The Compasses offers a spectacular selection of quality food. Every dish is created using the finest, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you'd love a simple British classic like bangers and mash, or fancy a five-course gourmet tasting menu to compliment your big day, we can create a menu to suit you.

Every wedding at the venue is a bespoke celebration, tailored to you. We offer an unrivalled level of service and attention to detail and our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator is on hand throughout the day, to ensure your wedding dreams are turned into a reality. Brides can also take advantage of our fabulous Bridal Preparation Suite, where the bridal party can get ready in style. With a four seat hair and makeup bar, full length mirrors and a comfy seating area, it’s the perfect place to relax and prepare before the ceremony.

We always strive to provide everything you need, from teepees in the garden, to a cosy celebration by a roaring log fire; we look forward to hearing your ideas.

Your day at The Compasses will be an exclusive event. You and your guests can enjoy full, private use of the venue for a wonderful, intimate occasion.

The venue is conveniently located for travelling guests, set just off the A120 between Colchester and Braintree and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport.

If you're searching for something a little different with a dedicated, personal approach, The Compasses is the perfect wedding venue.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • Bespoke packages to suit all budgets and requirements
  • Complimentary use of Bridal Preparation Room for up to eight people
  • Tailored menus created using fresh, locally sourced produce
  • In house florist and prop hire available
  • Countryside setting, located just off the A120 and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Marquees and Tents
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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Heidi Married on 31/12/2019
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    The Most wonderful Day!

    We had the most wonderful day with Paul and the Team such fun in a relaxed and beautiful setting. nothing was too much trouble for this amazing team. We so enjoyed our experience with the Compasses from the moment we booked and got the warmth and love we were looking for our NYE winter wedding. We knew in an instance it was just perfect.
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    Sarah Married on 28/12/2019
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    The Best Day of Our Lives!

    Both myself and Joe had the best day of our lives. This could not have happened without all of the team at The Compasses. Paul and his team are exceptional at what they do. They are professional and totally listened and understood our vision for our wedding, to make it a stress free and an amazing day.
    The venue is phenomenal, we had a personal wedding that was bespoke to our exact requirements. To create the most special day of our lives.
    We couldn’t have wished for anything more!
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    Caroline Married on 21/12/2019
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    Our Special Day was just AMAZING!!!

    Thank you so much to Paul and the team for making our special day just amazing, it truly was our best day ever that flowed perfectly thanks to Paul and all the hard work the compasses team provide.
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    Hannah Married on 07/12/2019
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    The perfect venue for our perfect day

    Wow, a few days after our wedding and we are still on cloud nine. So much of that is thanks to the team at the Compasses. From start to finish, Paul, Claire and the team were helpful, knowledgeable and flexible. Nothing was too much to ask, and there isn't anything the team can't advise you on! Most importantly, on the day, they ensured it ran flawlessly. We will be forever grateful to the Compasses and can't recommend them highly enough. Take a look at a blog that our photographer wrote to capture more of our day: https://www.photographybygrace.co.uk/blog-main/hannah-toby-compasses-pattiswick-winter-wedding-grace-elizabeth-colchester-essex-devon-alternative-wedding-photographer-essx-devon-suffolk-norfolk
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    Nicola Married on 17/11/2019
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    Everything is just Amazing!

    Everything about this venue is just amazing, the venue it's self, the location and most of all the staff. You all did an amazing job at making our day yesterday so special, it really was everything we wished for.
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    Kim Married on 09/11/2019
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    Absolutely Perfect Day!

    We had our wedding reception at The Compasses on Saturday after getting married at the church in Coggeshall and could not have asked for a better venue or team to help us make what was an absolutely perfect day.
    From start to end, Paul was there to keep us on track and let us know what would be happening when, and was such a brilliant host on the day. From greeting us with our reception drinks as we got out of our car, to helping with every little detail to make the day run smoothly, we would definitely recommend The Compasses.
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    Rosie Married on 02/11/2019
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    Just Wow!

    Just wow!! James and I got married at the compasses yesterday. We knew it was the venue for us as soon as we walked through the door!!
    Paul, Claire and the whole team were amazing throughout we can’t thank them enough. We have had sooo many messages from our friends and family saying how amazing the whole day was.
    Thank you for making it truly special xx
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    Matt Married on 26/10/2019
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    From the second we saw this Venue & Team we knew!

    Sooooooo where do we start....... Me and my now wife got married at this venue on Saturday 26/10/19. From the second we saw this venue and the team we knew that we wanted to be married here. Paul and his team are a different class, not only was the correspondence great from day one but nothing was never to much for them.... Paul was honest with his advice and when ever we needed him he was right by our sides. He not only helped make our day perfect but he’s become a friend. Amazing venue that needs very little decoration , food was on point , location gorgeous and if anybody wondered how these guys have been nominated for two HUGE awards then just spend a day at the gorgeous compasses then you will realise exactly how .... me and my wife are sat writing this on our way to New York in the air and still feel buzzing after what we can only describe as the Perfect day.
    Thank you Paul and the amazing compasses team.
    We had the best day getting married at the Compasses on Saturday. From the minute we viewed the venue, we knew that it was the one and could not wait to get it booked! Paul is amazing, so calm and helpful from beginning to end, and it was so nice to have the flexibility to have the wedding we wanted. All the communication we had with Claire and the rest of the team was brilliant, always happy to answer any questions, and on the day everyone was just fantastic. The service from every single person was second to none and we can’t imagine having had our day anywhere else.
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    Ines Married on 14/09/2019
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    Our Dream Wedding!

    I can’t thank the compasses enough for giving us our dream wedding!
    The compasses was our first viewing of venues, we went to see somewhere else and straight away we knew we had to chose the compasses and I am so glad we did.
    Paul and his team are absolutely wonderful and super easy going and helpful at all times.
    The day itself was super easy going and everything was perfect.
    Everyone needs to get married at the compasses.
    Thank you for being so wonderful! Xxx
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    Petrina Married on 31/08/2019
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    Just Perfect! Beautiful Venue!

    We had our wedding last Saturday at this beautiful venue. From the moment we first visited we knew this was where we wanted to be. Our whole day was just perfect and we have lots of special memories that will last forever. The venue was stunning inside as was the surrounding countryside which allowed for some beautiful scenic photos. All of our guests said how much they loved and enjoyed the day. The venue aside, what makes this such a great place to have your wedding is the amazing team headed by Paul, totally dedicated to making the day stress free and smooth running for us and our guests, we would highly recommend to anyone who wants a day to remember, thank you from the bottom of our hearts x x
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    Carole Married on 24/08/2019
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    Everything about this Place is Special!

    Where do we start...everything about this place is special, the building, the facilities, the location, the atmosphere and most of all the staff.
    From the moment we first visited it was all about ‘our’ day and how we wanted to celebrate. No questions too silly, no questions unanswered and no expectation to have to do it this way as that how we run things.
    Yesterday was our day and the team that is The Compasses led by the amazing Paul made it a day that was so special, so us and one we will always treasure. Our family and friends loved the venue and the atmosphere as much as we did and that sunset last night was the absolute icing on the cake - Thank-you so very very much and we cannot wait to share one or two photos with you
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    Shae Married on 22/08/2019
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    Picturesque with Gorgeous Sunsets!

    Wow where to even start, thanks so very very much to Paul and everyone involved with only 10 weeks to plan our special day! The venue is stunning and picturesque with the most gorgeous sunsets! We felt so relaxed and at home with everything from start to finish. I cant even begin to explain what a fantastic job Paul does to make things run smoothly on the day and may I add he made sure I always had a glass in my hand which was great! We where lucky enough to have him do the honour of our blessing - he was just brilliant and it was perfect, Paul we cant thank you enough! To everyone behind the scene and all the staff, Claire, Charlaine and Jono thankyou for answering all the questions we had - nothing was ever too much! Our day was so so special and the compasses will forever be a special place in our hearts
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    Hayley Married on 05/08/2019
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    Beautifully Rustic!

    We can not truly express in words just how wonderful and beautifully rustic and rural this javascript:void(0);location is.
    Surrounded by fields after fields there is no shortness of breathtaking views, making for wonderful photos.
    There is also a stunning bridal room to get ready in, where you can have bridal party hair and makeup done with a drink of fizz or two.
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    We can not thank Paul enough for taking such good care of us on our big day. He is so relaxing to be around, and always made sure we were ok and were not in need of anything. He is like a well oiled machine keeping everything running smoothly. There was always a genuine smiley face whenever you saw him, and his attention to detail is literally second to none.
    Claire and Charlaine were my saviours in communication throughout the last year, helping me make decisions, addressing all the financial aspect of the process, and answering every single question I had (there was a lot) and never made me feel like I was asking too much. Thank you Ladies.
    If you want perfection then really don’t look any further. Can not recommend this location enough.
    Thank you for helping make our wedding day the day we wanted and helping us feel so relaxed.
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    Irene Married on 06/07/2019
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    Look no further!

    You need to look no further, this wonderful venue is all you need, my daughters wedding was absolutely the best day ever, Valentine catering absolutely amazing and Paul made sure everything ran smoothly and ensured a stress free day that all the wedding party could enjoy, we cannot thank the compasses enough
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    Kane Married on 22/06/2019
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    The Staff are Fantastic!

    The staff at the compasses are fantastic, we needed all the help we could get organising our wedding from Australia, and they made the whole thing effortless.
    On the day Paul made sure everything ran so smoothly and we can't thank him enough.

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