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
22 5

The Compasses at Pattiswick Reviews (22)

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.

We could not fault it!
Venue Service

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!
Venue Service

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!
Venue Service

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!
Venue Service

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.

Love this venue!
Venue Service

By Jo Campbell, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

We loved the venue right from our first visit. It was perfect for our small, intimate wedding that we both wanted. We were not disappointed on the day either, all went smoothly, and nothing was too much trouble. It was a fantastic day, with many positive comments from our guests. From the booking up to and including the wedding, even afterwards, responses to emails were quick and prompt. Thank you to Jane, Paul and Claire, especially, but also, to all the other members of staff who made our day so memorable.

Stunning Venue!
Venue Service

By Amy & Nick Evans, on 04 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2017

From the moment we pulled up to The Compasses we immediately fell in love. The beautiful surroundings and character building was just what we wanted. When we stepped inside, all our dreams came true. I'm not a flower type girl, so knew I wouldn't be spending money on wedding flowers, but believe me when I say, this venue does not need it. It's absolutely stunning. The hard wood floors, shabby chic country decor and ample airy space created the laid back but beautiful vision of our wedding we always wanted. And that was before meeting the team! Upon meeting Paul we were sold. A charismatic & knowledgable gentleman who could not do enough to see that we were both happy. And someone who clearly loves his job - and it shows! He listened intently to all of our (somewhat crazy...) ideas and nothing was too much trouble. Both Paul and the lovely Claire kept in touch from booking until D-Day, making sure no stone was left unturned. Our wedding day arrived and Paul was there to run proceedings. From making a jittery groom calm, to settling a giggling group of Bridesmaids down... From the off he was extremely professional, friendly & as excited about our day as we were. The day went perfectly. We couldn't have asked for more. All our decor was set up expertly, the crew were well informed, polite and courteous, and the day ran without a single hitch. The food was incredible! The chef was constantly on hand to ensure enough was prepared and all was to everyone's liking. We have had nothing but amazing compliments regarding the venue, staff and the amazing food. We honestly couldn't be happier. Thank you from the bottom of our newlywed hearts.

Totally Seamless Day!
Venue Service

By Steve & Natalie Gradwell, on 11 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

From the moment we stepped into The Compasses to view as a potential wedding venue, we instantly fell in love with the location, venue and extremely professional but relaxed and warm, staff. Paul and his team made the planning, food tasting and formalities totally seamless. From start to finish the wedding was better than we could have imagined and was a day to truly remember. The attention to detail by Paul and his staff was faultless and this was reflected by compliments from all of our guests. Thank you to all at The Compasses for capturing the essence and atmosphere of what my wife and I dreamed of for our special day.

Venue Service

By Benjamin Von Hajder, on 24 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2017

We got married here last weekend and I have to say that we 100% made the right choice. Everything was planned perfectly, from the initial meeting, food tasting, right through to the big day. Kudos to Paul, the main man for being on hand for any issues (of which there were none) apart from settling my nerves. A beautiful venue, in a beautiful setting. If you aren't thinking of getting married here... Think again. Thanks to all at the Compasses for making our day literally PERFECT

Clark Wedding May 17
Venue Service

By Hannah Clark, on 13 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

We had the most incredible day at The Compasses for our wedding at the end of May, I can't praise highly enough the staff, venue and location. We were very lucky with the weather and had a beautiful sunny afternoon and evening. Paul, Jane and Claire could not have been more helpful, they did everything they could and more for us. Nothing was too much and they were always eager with suggestions. All our guests complimented us on the how beautiful the venue was, I'm so glad we found it and I would recommend it to anyone to make a perfect special occasion!

Sarah & Aaron's Wedding - May 2017
Venue Service

By Sarah Bentley, on 26 May 2017Date of Wedding - 15 May 2017

We literally couldn't be happier with the way our wedding day turned out! From the planning right up until the day, Paul was fantastic! The staff at The Compasses were welcoming and very helpful, We absolutely love this beautiful venue and our guests were also very complimentary of it. Our food was delicious and the guests all loved it , Paul did a great job to make sure we were on schedule, We felt extremely comfortable putting our trust in him and we couldn't fault him. The Compasses suited our simple vintage theme perfectly and we will be forever grateful to Paul and his amazing team for making our wedding day as special as it was!

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