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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Whether you choose a grand celebration or prefer an intimate wedding with family and close friends, Fennes offers the perfect backdrop for your special day. You will have a dedicated team to ensure your special day exceeds your expectations and your own Wedding and Events Manager on the day to ensure all goes to plan. We can accommodate smaller ceremonies and wedding celebrations in a choice of licensed reception rooms within the Manor House, while larger weddings use the house to receive guests before moving through to the Banqueting Hall and Pavilion for the ceremony and celebrations. Our licensed Gazebo provides a wonderful setting for an outside ceremony in our beautiful grounds. If you are considering a church wedding, Fennes has close associations with a number of churches of different denominations within the parish. Your celebrations can continue throughout the day and into the evening, with reception rooms and areas in which to gather, including an elegant Drawing Room, intimate Parlour, comfortable Library, spacious Banqueting Hall and a stunning Pavilion with starlight ceiling and chandeliers. The photo opportunities are stunning in our extensive landscaped gardens. Our team of chefs can provide a memorable meal for your guests, tailored to your requirements and served by our expert staff. At the close of your day, the wedding couple retires to the luxurious Cottage in the grounds and your closest friends and family may choose to stay with us at Fennes in one of our eight beautiful guest rooms. Finally, the memories are relived the next morning at breakfast together, served by our friendly team. Given the Wedding Venue of the Year Heritage Award in 2015, The Fennes Estate in Bocking, Essex boasts Georgian style architecture, high ceilings, beautifully landscaped gardens, and wonderful, seasonal menus. They can accommodate up to 700 guests, and also offer outside ceremonies in a romantic gazebo.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Charlotte and Zak
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Perfect Day
We had an absolutely perfect day. Full credit to all staff both front and back of house for helping to make our dream wedding a reality and for treating our guests so wel...
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Samantha ans Ben
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Dream Wedding!
We had our dream wedding at Fennes and felt completely looked after and comfortable in the care and safe hands of our friendly team we had on the day. Our Wedding and Eve...
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Mark and Joan
Married in October 2019
December 2019
You made it all very easy for us and relaxing on the day. We did not need to worry about anything. So helpful, lovely place and lovely staff!
Rhiannon and Matthew
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Our Wedding and Events Manager was amazing! She was very helpful and understanding which made us both so relaxed. The venue was amazing and loved every moment. All staff ...
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Gerry and Lynne
Married in September 2019
December 2019
Our Planner and Wedding and Events Manager were excellent! They could not have been anymore helpful! Our Wedding and Events Manger was excellent on the day, a clam suppor...
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Married in August 2019
December 2019
Thank you!
We had a beautiful day! Thank you to all the staff who made our day very special!
Location & Contact Details


Fennes Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5PL, England

Travel Notes

By Road If approaching via the M11 exit at junction 8A, then merge onto the A120 towards Braintree. By Train Braintree Station is in the town centre, just a short taxi ride away. By Air Fennes is situated about 15 miles or a twenty minute taxi journey from London Stansted airport.

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Braintree Station

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Venue of the Year Heritage Award 2015
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Romantic, Grand, Rural, Idyllic, Organised