The Compasses at Pattiswick

£1750 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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COVID-19 Update
We hope you, your family and friends remain well during these testing times. Whilst our doors are closed, we are working hard to rearrange wedding dates for all those couples impacted by the Corona Virus crisis this season. We would also be delighted to talk to any couples keen to start making arrangements for their own weddings. Although we are still awaiting the go ahead to commence viewings, you can view our Virtual Video Tour via our Bridebook listing. Please feel free to ring us at anytime on 01376 561322 to discuss your plans further.
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £5900
Bridebook Deal
Midweek Offer Available
Just £2950
Winner of 2020 Best Wedding Venue in Essex, The Compasses is a beautiful venue in the North Essex countryside specialising in unique and bespoke Weddings!
Pricing & Costs

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Included in the Compasses venue hire; * Our experienced coordinator to arrange and run your day * Exclusive use of our Bridal Preparation Suite * Seating for the ceremony * 2 fully licensed bars, including our staff to operate them all day * Seating for up to 120 guests * Patio furniture and outside heaters (for the cooler evenings) * Access to our music system * All crockery, glassware & cutlery
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
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
Heidi and Ali
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Simply the Best
We have been totally thrilled with the service of the whole team from the moment we stepped foot in the Compassess on an open day to the day after the wedding collecting our belongings. Highly recommended and couldn't be happier.
Ali & Heidi Crowley
Married in December 2019
January 2020
The Most Wonderful Day!
We had the most wonderful day with Paul and the Team such fun in a relaxed and beautiful setting. nothing was too much trouble for this amazing team. We so enjoyed our experience with the Compasses from the moment we booked and got the warmth and love we were looking for our NYE winter wedding. We knew in an instance it was just perfect.
Sarah & Joe
Married in December 2019
January 2020
The Best Day of Our Lives!
Both myself and Joe had the best day of our lives. This could not have happened without all of the team at The Compasses. Paul and his team are exceptional at what they do. They are professional and totally listened and understood our vision for our wedding, to make it a stress free and an amazing day. The venue is phenomenal, we had a personal wedding that was bespoke to our exact requirements. To create the most special day of our lives. We couldn’t have wished for anything more!
Caroline Finney
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Our Special Day was just AMAZING!!
Thank you so much to Paul and the team for making our special day just amazing 🥰 it truly was our best day ever that flowed perfectly thanks to Paul and all the hard work the compasses team provide
Hannah & Toby
Married in December 2019
January 2020
We are still on Cloud 9!!
Wow, a few days after our wedding and we are still on cloud nine. So much of that is thanks to the team at the Compasses. From start to finish, Paul, Claire and the team were helpful, knowledgeable and flexible. Nothing was too much to ask, and there isn't anything the team can't advise you on! Most importantly, on the day, they ensured it ran flawlessly. We will be forever grateful to the Compasses and can't recommend them highly enough.
Nicola Rogers
Married in November 2019
January 2020
Amazing Venue
Everything about this venue is just amazing, the venue it's self, the location and most of all the staff. You all did an amazing job at making our day yesterday so special, it really was everything we wished for.

Wedding Open Day

15th March 2020
*Bucks fizz and canapés on arrival *Chat with our recommended suppliers *Special offers available for 2020, including our £5,900 ‘Create your own Wedding Package’ offer *Bespoke quotes to suit all
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

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 new 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.