Friern Manor Country House Hotel

£17 - £65 pp
Up to 140
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
At Friern Manor, we are passionate about weddings. Our team is exceptional and we will ensure that your wedding day is like no other.
Pricing & Costs

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Water View
Outdoor Reception Space
Bridal Changing Facilities
Full Description
Friern Manor Country House Hotel, built in circa 1790, was transformed in the late 1980s to one of the county’s foremost exclusive hotels. Friern Manor was the first country house in England & Wales to hold a wedding ceremony under the new Act of parliament. Situated in the village of Dunton, just south of Brentwood, it is less than five minutes’ drive from the M25, giving easy access to all major routes. Set within four acres of beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds, Friern Manor boasts unrivalled facilities for wedding ceremonies within its unique setting. These luscious landscaped areas create a romantic setting and the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. The classic Georgian Manor with its historic past has been owned by the family for the last quarter of a century. Over that time its reputation for exceptional service, friendliness and attentive service along with the establishment’s devotion to detail has enabled Friern Manor to become recognised as one of the county’s leading wedding establishments We pride ourselves on setting new standards and continually strive to meet the ever-varied demands of our clients. We believe that our role through the planning, organisation and delivery of your wedding should be about facilitating your ideas and concepts to achieve your requirements. So, whether you choose a traditional formal wedding or a chic modern twilight alternative, you can be assured, it will be memorable for all and executed with the passion synonymous with Friern Manor's reputation, all on a budget that will represent great value. We would be honoured to be trusted with your most important moments. In return, we are committed to delivering an exceptional level of service and a lifetime of memories to reinforce the trust bestowed upon us. Ultimately . . . It is all about service!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Mr & Mrs B
Married in October 2019
August 2020
My husband and I would Highly recommend Friern Manor!
Cannot thank the staff here enough. We Married in October 2019 and everything from booking to lead up and finally to the ‘big day’ was brilliant. Rebecca our wedding coordinator was particulary fab! Always answering big/small questions and on the day was so calm and supportive. Our Maitre D’ Matt was great on the night helping with basically everything and anything. Did a toast, introduced first dance and speech and just made everything so brilliant! Our Buffett was not just a Buffett all of the guests and ourselves were shocked at how great it was presented and tasted- sausage rolls are to die for! Our wedding was a twilight and just perfect. Wish we could do it al again. I could go on forever about all the positives, not one negative! Price was the best value around too! My husband and I would Highly recommend Friern Manor!
G & E
Married in October 2019
August 2020
Thank you everybody you are fantastic don't ever change.
Fantastic I come over to the Manor in the morning to set up flowers and sweet table. The team of staff were already doing so much I couldn't believe it, tables laid, small touches being placed, so well organised I left in there hands to return at 12.30pm. On my return again so organised, staff on hand for any little thing, they couldn't do enough and so polite, we were being told what was happening every minute of the day it was like clockwork. The meal was superb, compliments to the chef and staff, even the breakfast the next morning, everything we wanted, fantastic. The room big, clean and tidy, lovely big bathroom and so quiet. Your staff weather, organising, serving, behind the bar, BBQ, moving tables, was polite, well mannered and so helpful. A credit to your business. Once again a big thank you for all you done for my daughters wedding, a day I will never forget because you and your staff made it so easy and relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you everybody you are fantastic don't ever change.
Wedding: October 2019
August 2020
I will definitely recommend this venue!
I would like to thank the staff at friern manor for making my daughters wedding a day to remember. the staff were so attentive and everybody that came to the wedding said how excellent the food was and nice and hot. I will definitely recommend this venue!
Amanda and Katie
Married in July 2019
October 2020
Amazing venue and staff
From booking to having breakfast in the morning after a simply wonderful day we couldn't have asked for more. We were made to feel special and cared for from start to finish. Amazing team!
Rachel + Nigel
Married in August 2018
November 2018
A brilliant day
The venue was beautiful and the staff were extremely professional from start to finish, ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day. The food was amazing and the waiting staff were extremely helpful, ensuring all guests were catering for including vegans, vegetarians + celiacs. The buffet was to a high standard also. Would definitely recommend the venue.
Mrs H
Married in June 2018
August 2020
I would recommend this venue and each and everyone of its staff to anyone in a heartbeat.
We attended a friends wedding here and loved it so much we booked our own! Every single thing was just perfect from start to finish, in the lead up everything was managed well with great communication from the venue, Sarah,Rebecca,joe and the team were always on hand and happy to help with anything. Valerie is a legend in her own right, loved the first meeting with her. Everyone commented on how relaxed i was and I can only put that down to the amazing staff at friern manor. Everything was handled with ease. The food was outstanding, the resident dj was fantastic, the recommended suppliers for the chair covers were lovely and great to deal with. Even the pianist who I spoke to regularly was such a lovely lovely person. Sarah our wedding planner was just outstanding on the day and with all the prep before. I can't thank her enough! We came down in the morning to an amazing breakfast and you wouldn't have known there had been a wedding the night before. The clean up operation must have taken a while and the grounds keepers did a fantastic job always busy maintaining and prepping for the next event. And such lovely guys to. The venue was spotless! I would recommend this venue and each and everyone of its staff to anyone in a heartbeat. Thank you again friern manor for the best day of our lives x
Location & Contact Details


Lower Dunton Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3SL, England

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