The Compasses at Pattiswick

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Compasses Road Pattiswick Essex CM77 8BG
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About The Compasses at Pattiswick

Compasses Road, Pattiswick
Essex, CM77 8BG

The Compasses in Pattiswick, is set in the beautiful countryside of the Holfield Estate,  a wonderful, 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 150 guests or a more intimate celebration, 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

Facilities at The Compasses at Pattiswick

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
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
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Compasses at Pattiswick Location

The Compasses at Pattiswick, Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Essex, CM77 8BG

Compasses Road Pattiswick Essex CM77 8BG
01376 561322
28 5

The Compasses at Pattiswick Reviews (28)

A Truly Wonderful Day!
Venue Service

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.

Simply Incredible!
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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.

The Perfect Wedding
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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!!

A Big Thank You!
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By Rachael & Jake, on 29 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

The biggest thank you to everyone at The Compasses for ensuring our Wedding went without a hitch. It was honestly just so wonderful there aren’t enough words I can say. All our guests have commented how beautiful the venue was and how laid back and relaxed the whole day felt, which was exactly what we wanted. Paul... you were amazing, I hardly saw you all day yet you took control completely and I didn’t have to worry about a thing.

Incredible! Amazing! Wonderful!
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By Charlotte & William, on 29 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

I know that everyone feels like their wedding day is the best day ever, but I truly believe that the fundamental values and outlook of the team at The Compasses produces the most wonderful, beautiful, personal, bespoke weddings anyone could wish for! The things that really stood out was the friendliness and fun-loving nature of the staff, during the build up and on the day! The knowledge of staff on the actual day about the food they were serving was great and they made people feel so well looked after. All staff were so smiley and happy! The quality of the food was amazing, in particular the vegan and vegetarian options which are still being talked about - they weren't the "traditional veg on a plate" and it was clear that real effort had gone in to producing the menu options, which made our veggie and vegan guests feel valued. All the guest tables were so well cared for and glasses were regularly topped up! And compared to a lot of other venues, the bar prices were very reasonably priced, which made a real difference to our guests and the over all mood of the reception. And lastly, but by no means least, is the bespoke service The Compasses provide. You really made our dream wedding come true and I firmly believe that this is down to your effort and commitment - we cannot thank you enough! The Compasses at Pattiswick (and the team who make it happen!) are 'one in a million'. A little gem of a venue; Incredible. Amazing. Wonderful.

Fantastic wedding venue
Venue Service

By Steve Wood, on 04 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2017

Paul and Claire made our wedding day on the 20th October 2017 a day to remember for all the right reasons. From start to finish, nothing was an issue for them to help and support the running of our day. The only thing we wasn’t allowed to do was loss their licence, apart from that, everything we asked for was happened and at a great price, no one in the area could touch them. We had our own JD’s, solo singer and band. We made the flower arrangements, they sorted them out on the tables for us whilst we partied. Food, we went for their idea of bowl food, choice of different food in each bowl that just kept coming, it was amazing, plus no sitting arrangements so you walked around, sat down, stood at the bar, pleased yourselves. Two bar areas, snug area for nans and granddads or chilling out with an open fire, then the drinking bar and the rest of the venue with a log burner. I could go on for ever writing about this venue, the staff and the price, but I guess you need to visit yourself. Paul, thanks for sorting my music out 2 minutes before we needed to start, ( it didn’t work) but Paul sorted it all out with minutes to spare. Thanks for an amazing set up, venue, staff and especially for sharing our day with us. Steve & Alison Wood.

A Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Isobel & Matthew Flint, on 22 May 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for hosting our wedding reception in September. The whole day went perfectly for us and this was in no small part due to the efforts of Paul and the bar, kitchen and waiting staff. We were beyond impressed with the quality of the food (for the wedding breakfast, evening meal and hors d'oeuvres), the professionalism of your staff and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that was present the whole day. Nothing was too much trouble, and Paul made sure everything went smoothly without any input (or stress!) from us. We cannot thank you enough for all of your work ensuring that our wedding day was perfect for us.

We could not fault it!
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By Amanda Nicholson, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

Thank you so much to Paul and the rest of the team at The Compasses. Paul and Claire in particular have been fantastic from day 1 in making us feel special, reassured and in general providing such great consultation and support in planning our wedding. We could not fault yesterday and we both had such a great day. All our guests were so pleased with their food and especially the dairy free/veg accommodations. The attention to detail in presentation was amazing and everything was so delicious. Big thanks to allowing our dogs to be in the ceremony room too! I'm sure they would thank you if they could. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue and grounds are. We are so happy we decided to get married at The Compasses.

Absolutely Fantastic!
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By Alice Starmar Rule, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2017

Paul, Claire and the team have been absolutely fantastic, from start to finish. We enjoyed every minute of our wedding day, at The Compasses. We fell in love with the venue, as soon as we saw it and we are so glad to have had our special day here. Also just want to add how amazing and delicious the food was! Thank you Paul, Claire and the team for one amazing day!

Hit the nail on the head!
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By Shannon Wise, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We cannot thank The Compasses enough for making our day what it was, we owe it to them! Paul and Claire were incredibly helpful, attentive, interested, considerate and above all, absolutely fantastic!! The Compasses have really hit the nail on the head with this venue, everything is perfect from the staff to the food to the toilets! Nothing was too much trouble and our big day went without a hitch, so flawless and well organised! They listened to exactly what we wanted and gave us 100 times more than that. We had some particularly difficult circumstances surrounding our day with personal family matters, and they did everything they could to help and assist in making it all possible. We could go on and on but if you are looking for the best day of your life's, this is THE venue!! We would recommend The Compasses 100 times over and we're hoping we get invited back for a wedding so we can visit again and have some more of the chef's amazing creations! From the bottom of our hearts, we truly thank you for giving us the most breathtaking day! Shannon and Eddie Wise x

Nothing was too much bother!
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By Lianne Splillane, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2017

We fell in love with The Compasses when we first visited at an open day about 18 months ago. We knew straight away that we wanted to have our wedding reception there. Meeting Jane sealed the deal and later dealing with Paul and Claire meant that planning our day went smoothly and dare I say stress free! We were listened to and given great advice throughout the planning process and when the day came we couldn't have asked for a more magical, organised and relaxed day. Nothing was too much bother and our every whim was catered for. Paul ran the day seamlessly and everyone commented on the professionalism and beauty of the setting at Pattiswick. Thank you so much for helping make our day even more special. Lianne & Matt Spillane

Extremely Professional
Venue Service

By Chloe Louise McIntyre, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Ross and I were lucky enough to have our wedding here on Saturday 12th August. It was such a beautiful day and we couldn't have asked for more. We fell in love with the venue this first time we visited, Jane was so lovely and we were completely sold. It is a relaxed and warm place but extremely professional. Claire and Paul ensured everything was perfect and well organised leading up to the day. On the day Paul was amazing. He ensured everything ran smoothly, calming our nerves and made sure we had the best day (which we very much did). The day was everything we wanted and more. We can't thank all the staff at The Compasses enough.

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