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The Compasses at Pattiswick

£3000 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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A beautiful venue in the North Essex countryside specialising in unique and bespoke Weddings!
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Included in the Compasses venue hire; * Our experienced coordinator to arrange and run your day * Exclusive use of our Brida...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
We are blessed with a wonderful location! A beautiful old building with contemporary design, perfect for intimate gatherings, a spectacular setting with uninterrupted views and a convenient location, only a mile from one of the most accessible roads in East Anglia. But these are qualities shared with many fantastic venues across the country. However we believe your wedding day is much more than a lovely view or an attractive building. It’s about people! From the moment you celebrate your engagement, your wedding journey is about sharing the most special day of your lives with the people around you. Making new bonds, creating new friendships and rekindling family ties. And that is why our first question will always be, 'what vision do you have for your wedding day?' We are not lovers of packages and we are not lovers of formulaic weddings or processing plants! Our role in this journey is to help you create the day you dreamt of and fit it to the budget you are comfortable with. Sharing your wedding day at The Compasses is a great honour for us. And we will never forget that.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jono
Welcome to the Compasses where we take pride in the fact that we are not a conventional wedding venue! Surrounded by stunning countryside, we offer you a blank canvas on which to help you create the wedding of your dreams. Come and see us and let the planning commence!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Steph & Shaun
Married in May 2019
July 2019
The Perfect Venue!
We knew straight away when we visited the Compasses this was the perfect venue for us! It’s a beautiful venue in the picturesque Essex countryside which is just what we w...
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Amy & Darryl
Married in May 2019
July 2019
An Incredible Day!
I just wanted to say thank you all for our amazing Wedding! Everything was so smooth from the booking process right through to the big day! We had so many compliments fro...
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Kristina & Adam
Married in May 2019
July 2019
The Best Day!
We got married at The Compasses at Pattiswick on 24th May and to put it simply, we had the best day. From first seeing The Compasses, we felt it was definitely 'us'! It's...
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Alice Starmar-Rule
Married in September 2017
July 2019
Amazing and delicious food
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 ven...
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Lianne & Matt Spillane
Married in September 2017
July 2019
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. Mee...
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Steve Wood
Married in October 2017
July 2019
Amazing set up!
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...
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Wedding Open Day!

15th September 2019
Come along and join us for a glass of fizz and some delicious nibbles! A chance to look around and meet our wonderful suppliers. 10am to 3.30pm
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Location & Contact Details


The Compasses at Pattiswick, Pattiswick, Essex, CM778BG, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 Junction 23

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Impossible to answer- being a bespoke venue they have all been so different, rather than processed packaged weddings!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

No need for stress! take advantage of the help that is offered!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A table plan surrounded by a collage of photo's of every single guest - great fun for the guests to look at on the day and a wonderful keepsake for the bride and groom.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, unconventional, intimate, professional & honest!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Under the oak tree with a backdrop of the wonderful Pattiswick sunset

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Now that would be telling... discretion is guaranteed at all times.

What’s your favourite canapé?

asparagus & parmesan truffle tarts

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

chocolate truffle washed down with a glass of fizz

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our most unique feature is our brand bridal room, with one way glass, allowing the bride to watch all her guests and future husband arrive (without them knowing!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our wonderful, dedicated, professional and caring team.

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