The Compasses at Pattiswick

£2,500 - £5,750 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Exclusive Bridebook Deal
Bridebook Couple Discount
10% Off
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £3000
Bridebook Deal
Seasonal Offer Available
Winter Offer
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Midweek Offer Available
Mid Week Weddings
Bridebook Deal
Small Ceremonies
Just £2000
Winner of 2020 Best Wedding Venue in Essex, The Compasses is a beautiful venue in the North Essex countryside special ising in unique and bespoke Weddings!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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 * Fully licensed bar, 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
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Minimum numbers apply
Bespoke menu available
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


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
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
Kerry and Aaron
Happy couple married in February
March 2023
A beautiful day
We couldn't fault The Compasses at any point in our wedding planning journey with them. Every member of staff that we interacted with was professional and helpful. The venue is stunning and won us over with the beautiful finish and eye for detail they have put in to turning it into a wedding venue. We would choose them again in a flash.
Hollie and Daniel
Happy couple married in October
December 2021
The Most Amazing Day!
Thank you SO much for the most amazing day, it honestly was the best day of our lives and we couldn't have done it without you all.
Jayne and Bradley
Happy couple married in October
December 2021
A Thousand Thank You's!
Thank you so much! We had the most gorgeous day and all the guests commented on how well organised everything was. They said the venue was stunning and everything was ran so smoothly! I totally agree and we are so happy with how the day turned out. A big thank you to everyone at The Compasses for making the day stress free and beautiful 💜💜. A thousand thank yous!!
Loran and Mark Wallis
Happy couple married in October
December 2021
We Had The Best Day!
Me and Mark had the best day, and Paul, Jono and all the staff were amazing, please tell Jono that everyone keeps telling us how nice the food was! Me and Mark are so happy. And that is part to everything everyone did for us yesterday.
Laura and Ed Spittle
Happy couple married in October
December 2021
Lovely Memories for Years to Come!
We got married at The Compasses on the 15th October. We had the most magical day, it was everything we imagined and more. If you are looking for a venue with a difference and one that genuinely cares about your ideas and vision, then look no further. On first viewing the venue, we knew we wanted to get married here. It is cosy, unique, unspoilt and felt like home. The views and surroundings are beautiful. Sadly like many other couples, we had to postpone our big day from last year due to the pandemic. All the staff at the Compasses were so understanding, accommodating and did their very best to help us reschedule in what was not just a stressful time for us, but for them as a venue too -Thank you! In the run up to our new date, we met with Paul. He is so friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and has a real passion for his job. Nothing was too much trouble and immediately we felt like part of the family. On drop-off day we skipped out of the venue feeling so excited for our wedding. The day itself could not have gone any better. We were blessed with beautiful weather at a beautiful venue and were lucky enough to have all our loved ones there with us. We only wish we could do all it again! Thank you to Val for looking after us on the morning in the Bridal room, to Charlaine for only being an email away to answer all my questions, organising behind the scenes and to put my mind at ease! To Paul, for all your constant hard work, advice and making us feel so welcome. As a team and venue, you all deserve every success and we can’t thank you enough. We have such lovely memories for years to come. Laura & Ed xx"
Laura and Ed Spittle
Happy couple married in October
December 2021
Wish We Could Do It All Over Again!
Thank you so much to you all and everyone at the Compasses for making our wedding day so special. You all work so hard and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue. We had an amazing day and can’t believe it was over a week ago already. Just wish we could do it all over again!
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 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.