The Perfect Wedding
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.