Fennes in Essex

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Fennes is a magnificent Georgian manor house situated in 100 acres of charming Essex countryside, yet is only one hour away from London.

A gorgeous Georgian property that could easily be your own home, Fennes is instantly inviting. Tucked away in a tranquil setting in the heart of North Essex, Fennes is a hidden gem and the perfect place to host a wedding.

Award-winning, sophisticated and full of heritage, Fennes is a fabulous wedding venue with a unique style that fuses old with new; a remarkable country residence with elegant reception rooms, a contemporary Gazebo in the garden, the impressive Pavilion and Banqueting Hall, and the quaint Bridal Cottage.

The house itself is stunning, with a natural brick exterior, period sash windows and four pillars framing the front door. A mile long lane passes through the green pastures of the estate and leads to a sweeping driveway, that is flanked by a curved wall and ancient cedar trees, which takes you directly to the house.

Internally, the property has been decorated and dressed luxuriously to reflect the history of the house which dates back to 15th Century. The Drawing Room is exquisite with rich cream patterned wallpaper, gold curtains, an antique beige rug adding warmth on top of the polish wooden floor, and individual pieces of furniture, including thrown-like chairs and chaise lounges. Beautifully appointed, this room is typically used for civil ceremonies and intimate wedding breakfasts. The Dining Room is reminiscent of a by-gone era with deep red walls, a grey marble fireplace and crystal chandeliers. It is warm and welcoming for a drinks reception, and cosy if used for dining. The Library is traditionally decorated and furnished, offering a comfortable and quiet space for guests to mingle, while the Reading Room is a real gentleman’s lounge with the original open fire and leather seats.

For an outdoor ceremony, the Gazebo takes centre stage in the gardens, surrounded by formal lawns and overlooking the lake and picturesque white wooden bridge. The white wooden structure with grey slate roof provides a pretty backdrop for exchanging vows.

For larger weddings, The Pavilion and Banqueting Hall are lovely spaces, reached from the house via an elegant walkway. Thoroughly modern, The Pavilion is lined with white silk and features sparkling chandeliers, wall sconces and a starlight ceiling forming a romantic ambiance. The dance floor and bar area ensure it is perfect for parties. The Banqueting Hall is similar in style and much more spacious, with its own private walled garden for guests to enjoy a quiet drink and catch their breath in between dances.

Completing this boutique wedding venue is the Bridal Cottage, a Quintessential English white-washed cottage. Carefully converted, the accommodation offered in outstanding with a fabulous four poster bed, lounge area with couch and coffee table, and a bath raised by steps and flanked by mirrors. Nestled in a quiet corner of the estate, the Bridal Cottage is the perfect place for the bride and groom to escape for their first night as newly-weds.

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  • "Absolutely brilliant. Exceeded all our hopes and expectations. The staff were friendly and helpful, and extremely efficient and professional. Sue, our front of house, couldn't have been more considerate and discreet - keeping a constant but unobtrusive eye on everything. Thank you for giving us a day to remember forever with happiness."

    Cally & Chris
  • "The day was perfect. We hoped for a wonderful day and that is what we got. All the staff were excellent, helpful and kind. All in all the most wonderful place for a wedding."

    Alex & James
  • "The day was great. We absolutely loved our room, it was gorgeous and so comfortable. The house was very clean and well looked after. All the staff were lovely and so helpful. We had a great time here, and would definitely recommend the Fennes."

    Gillian & Ian
  • "On behalf of our entire family, I'd like to say what a fabulous time we had at the Fennes. It is an ideal venue in such a beautiful setting, the house and rooms are magnificent. I would like to say a really big thank you in particular to Lorraine, our in-house manager on the day, who was fantastic, and all the staff who all worked tirelessly with nothing too much trouble for them. Your venue and staff are absolutely first class."

    Donna & Toby
  • "We had such a fantastic day. The Fennes is amazing and the staff were superb. The whole team went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect and it was. Thank you so much."

    Ruth & Alex

Venue Location & Map

Fennes in Essex
Fennes Road
Bocking
Braintree
Essex
CM7 5PL
Tel: 01376 324555

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Venue Facilities

Civil Licence -
350
Indoor Dining Capacity -
600
Marquee Dining Capacity -
600
Honeymoon suite -
Yes
Guest accommodation -
Yes

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