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
Historic
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 Reviews (34)

Simply Amazing!
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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!

Perfect wedding day
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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.

Incredible Venue!
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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.

A Truly Wonderful Day!
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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.

Fantastic staff and location
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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.

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