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Up to 700
14 Bedrooms
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Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,000
Maximum Price
£16,500
• Exclusive-Use of the Fennes Manor House and Gardens from 10.30am • Stylish Dressing Area available from 9.30am • Members of Fennes staff to liaise with your personnel • Red carpet for indoor ceremony/ reception • Various size table (round, trestle, horse shoe) • 450 green and gold conference chairs • State of the art PA system • Stage blocks- 16ft x 8ft • An Easel to display your table plan • Ample car parking with an attendant • Full use of our catering kitchens • Use of un-stocked bar & portable bar • Unlimited corkage Fennes Bar and Drinks Packages are available at an extra cost, please ask further for pricing*
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£80
Maximum Price
£135
Minimum Number of Guests
50
What ’s included? • Exclusive-Use of the Fennes Manor House, Pavilions and Gardens • Our beautiful Dressing Rooms available from 9.30am • Experienced Wedding and Events Manager, to help plan and run your day • Ceremony Room of your choice • One celebratory Reception Drinks after your ceremony • Delicious Three Course Wedding Breakfast • Half a Bottle of Wine per adult guest served during the meal • Glass of Bubbly for your “Cheers” • Sumptuous Evening Buffet • Chair Covers/Chiavari Chairs with a fabulous selection of coloured sashes • Overnight stay in our luxurious Honeymoon Cottage
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,000
Maximum Price
£20,000
What ’s included? • Exclusive-Use of the Fennes Manor House, Pavilions and Gardens • Our beautiful Dressing Rooms available from 9.30am • Experienced Wedding and Events Manager, to help plan and run your day • Ceremony Room of your choice • One celebratory Reception Drinks after your ceremony • Delicious Three Course Wedding Breakfast • Half a Bottle of Wine per adult guest served during the meal • Glass of Bubbly for your “Cheers” • Sumptuous Evening Buffet • Chair Covers/Chiavari Chairs with a fabulous selection of coloured sashes • Overnight stay in our luxurious Honeymoon Cottage
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
700
Reception Capacity
700
No. of Bedrooms
14
Sleeps No. of People
28
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1993
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
50
Reviews
(32)
Kirsty and Peter
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Thank you!
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on Friday! All of our guests have commented on how fantastic and professional the whole team were and that the service was amazing! The food was outstanding, and everyone is amazed that every dish was piping hot from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and we really appreciate how special you made our day. Thanks once again, Kirsty and Peter
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 well. A special thanks to our Wedding and Events Manager who kept our day flowing so seamlessly. We will forever sing your praises and hope to visit as a wedding guest in the future.
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 Events Manager was very helpful with all of the planning and was happy to talk through any queries or worries that we wanted to ask along to way! Thank you!
Mark and Joan
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Lovely!
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
Amazing
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 were polite and kind. The Fennes DJ was great and again very helpful! Thank you for everything and making our special day even better.
Gerry and Lynne
Married in September 2019
December 2019
Excellent!
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 support to both of us. You are both a true credit to Fennes.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

By road We are located north of Bishop’s Stortford. If travelling on the A120, exit at the roundabout signposted B1383 Newport. Then take directions via Stansted Mountfitchet above. By train Newport is the nearest station to Parklands, Quendon Hall, about 2 miles away, from where a taxi will take about 5 minutes to reach the venue. The station is on the London (Liverpool Street) to Cambridge line. By air We are about 15 minutes from Stansted airport.

Nearest Town

Braintree

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A120

Nearest Train Station

Braintree

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Venue of the Year Heritage Award 2015
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love to celebrate all the unique Fennes weddings, they are all our favourites.

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

Leave it to us and just enjoy your day.

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

Every wedding is unique and personal and we assist our couple to make their wedding personal to them.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Grand, Rural, Idyllic, Organised

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our beautiful bridge

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

We can't disclose this information.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our miniatures are the best.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Retiring to the Drawing Room with nightcaps with your closest friends and family.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Manor House with its unique traditional style.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Every aspect of the business is important to give our couples the day of their dreams.