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The Compasses at Pattiswick

Braintree, Essex View map Visit website
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Starting at £2,000
30 to 120 Guests

About

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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    Laura E. Married on 18/09/2021
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    The most perfect wedding venue!

    We had our wedding at The Compasses in September 2021. After finding the venue online, we knew it was going to the one before even visiting! Meeting the team at one of their incredible open days only confirmed this for us, they were all so friendly and knowledgeable. I honestly couldn't fault the staff, they all worked incredibly hard to make our day so perfect, no task was too big. The venue itself is stunning and really allows you to have an intimate ceremony surround by beautiful countryside.

    The Compasses at Pattiswick's reply:

    Laura, thank you so much for your kind words. We are so delighted, you had your 'perfect' day with us! Wishing you and Scott all the very best for the future! x
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    Rebecca Married on 13/08/2021
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    We couldn't recommend The Compasses more

    The Compasses team are truly the most lovely team we could've worked with on our wedding day. Not only is it a beautiful venue, but their whole ethos made them stand out from any other wedding venue we saw. Our first meeting with Paul confirmed that this was the place for us - laid back, flexible, and 100% focussed on giving us and our family the best day possible. We were able to shape the wedding we wanted with no pressure and no hidden costs and restrictions. Claire and the team were always on hand throughout the whole planning process, answering every question we had (and there were lots!). Their list of recommended suppliers was also perfect - we worked with a number of people they recommended, all were lovely and you could tell they loved working with The Compasses.

    On the day itself we didn't have to worry about a thing, Paul and the team were so smooth and handled absolutely everything. The bridal room was perfect for getting ready in, our hair stylist loved it. Paul led the whole day flawlessly, and was an absolute star in helping one of our guests with an injury - he went above and beyond, and we can't thank him enough!

    We couldn't recommend The Compasses more - if you're looking for a stunning, laid back venue, and lovely people to plan your day with you, this is the one!!

    The Compasses at Pattiswick's reply:

    Thank you Rebecca, the whole team love receiving feedback especially when its as glowing as yours! Its very much appreciated! Wishing you and Jordan all the very best for a long and happy future together x
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    Joanne S. Married on 01/08/2021
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    Exceptional and beyond all expectations

    We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Compasses at Pattiswick in August 2021. It really was the most amazing, emotional, and beautiful day. We honestly believe there is no wedding team in the world that could have arranged our day and looked after us as well as the staff at The Compasses.

    Thank you to Jono for all of the assistance in booking, planning and rearranging our dates, he worked so hard and always with positivity and a smile in such awful times. It really felt like he shouldered some of the stress for us.

    Val was on hand and an invaluable part of the day in assisting the bridal party. Without her the bridesmaids would never have been able to find the bustle on the wedding dress! She was so knowledgeable about everything to do with the ceremony, it really helped calm the nerves!!

    Paul was on hand on the day, and to be honest there just aren’t the words to express our thanks for how well he did this. We trusted his advice at the planning meeting and he was so right on every account. He made our day what it was, and we thank our lucky stars we chose a venue with him at the helm. His tireless enthusiasm and passion for the job is just a joy to see, and something many of our guests commented on also. The whole team were amazing, every member of staff working on the day is a credit to The Compasses.

    Months on and we are still on cloud 9 from our wedding and get emotional looking at the photos. If anyone was considering having their wedding at The Compasses we would not be able to recommend this wedding venue enough.
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    Eleanor B. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Best day ever... twice!

    We had the 2 most amazing weddings at The Compasses, the first in May 2021 with covid restrictions in place, and the second in May 2022 - no restrictions and one big party!
    Having spent the best part of 2 years wedding planning I can say with absolute certainty that the team at The Compasses are a joy to work with. Through all the challenges covid threw our way, they did everything possible to help us and never tired of assisting with questions. All of this ensured that our first wedding was still our dream day!
    The venue and location are both beautiful, being surrounded by countryside really adds to the intimate feel of the day. The bridal suite is an amazing addition as well, I had the best morning (both times) and it really set the tone for the fantastic day ahead.
    After having such an intimate first wedding (28 guests) we were a little apprehensive about fitting 100+ in, but we needn't have been! The space is so adaptable and worked perfectly for both our days so if you're thinking of going on the bigger side have faith it will work!
    We also ended up using a lot of The Compasses recommended suppliers, who were all great as well, we can't recommend The Compasses enough!
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    Kelly G. Married on 26/03/2022
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    Incredible

    Such a wonderful venue, beautiful and kind hearted staff. Very helpful throughout the whole wedding planning experience and on the day. Always available to help via email or telephone. Made our wedding day perfect.
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    Jason B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    The most perfect of days

    We cannot thank Jono, Paul and the whole team at The Compasses enough for making our wedding day truly special. From the moment we first met Jono at the venue to take a look around, we knew we were in good hands. Despite the difficulties of planning our wedding during the Covid lockdowns, the communication from everyone at The Compasses gave us every confidence the day would run smoothly.

    We met with Paul on several occasions on the run up to the wedding. He instantly made us feel at ease – nothing was too much trouble, and he helped us visualise what our day would be like. We were so grateful for his calming influence, both on the run up to and during the wedding day, ensuring everything went to plan.

    The day itself was perfect. Val kept the bridal party calm and on track in the morning, and everything went exactly as we had hoped. We had so many lovely compliments from our guests about the venue, Paul and the whole team - everyone had a great day!

    We chose The Compasses as it was a friendly venue with a dedicated team, and we were not disappointed. From day one we felt like we were their only focus, the whole day was tailored to us, and we were given the best advice all the way through to ensure this truly was the best day we could hope for.
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    Helen C. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Amazing Venue

    We had the most amazing wedding at the Compasses. The venue itself is great, so much room inside and outside and a fantastic bridal suite for the bridal party to use throughout the day. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, they really couldn’t do enough to make our day special. If you are planning a wedding I couldn’t recommend the Compasses enough, they are just brilliant!

    The Compasses at Pattiswick's reply:

    Thank you Helen for your lovely review, we are so pleased we lived up to your expectations! Wishing you both the very best for the future x
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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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The Compasses at Pattiswick 1
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For Mondays and Thursday weddings we are reduing our venue fees to range from £3250 in low season to £3750 in hgh season.

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The Compasses at Pattiswick 2
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For up to 30 guests, with a 10am arrival and a 12pm departure, this offer is for couples who would like to hold their ceremony only at The Compasses with simply a glass of fizz to celebrate afterwards. Venue fee reduced to £2000 any time of year.

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