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The Compasses at Pattiswick, Essex


Church Nearby
Exclusive Use
Small weddings
Car Parking
150 capacity

The feel

*The Compasses has won ‘Wedding Venue of The Year 2020’ and ‘Events Team of the Year 2020’ at The Essex Wedding Awards.*

The Compasses in Pattiswick, is set in the beautiful countryside of the Holfield Estate, a wonderful, unique venue for your wedding celebration. Formerly an award winning family run gastro pub, it provides delicious food and exceptional service in a stunning location. Whether you are planning a large wedding with up to 150 guests or a more intimate celebration, The Compasses offers you the chance to create your perfect day.

The Compasses offers a spectacular selection of quality food. Every dish is created using the finest, fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’d love a simple British classic like bangers and mash, or fancy a five-course gourmet tasting menu to complement your big day, we can create a menu to suit you.

Every wedding at the venue is a bespoke celebration, tailored to you. We offer an unrivalled level of service and attention to detail and our dedicated wedding co-ordinator is on hand throughout the day, to ensure your wedding dreams are turned into a reality. Brides can also take advantage of our fabulous Bridal Preparation Suite, where the bridal party can get ready in style. With a four seat hair and makeup bar, full length mirrors and a comfy seating area, it’s the perfect place to relax and prepare before the ceremony. We always strive to provide everything you need, from teepees in the garden, to a cosy celebration by a roaring log fire; we look forward to hearing your ideas.

Your day at The Compasses will be an exclusive event. You and your guests can enjoy full, private use of the venue for a wonderful, intimate occasion.

Available to brides from 10am on the day of the Wedding, our Bridal Preparation Suite includes a hair & makeup bar for four and a cosy seating area where the bridal party can relax and prepare for the day ahead. There are even sumptuous food and beverage packages available to pre-order for brides who are looking to start their celebrations in style!

The venue is conveniently located for travelling guests, set just off the A120 between Colchester and Braintree and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport.

If you’re searching for something a little different with a dedicated, personal approach, The Compasses is the perfect wedding venue.


Venue type: Historic, LGBTQ+, Pub/Inn, Restaurant, Unusual
Ceremony capacity: 150
Reception capacity: 30-180
Service capacity: 30-120
Civil Licence: No
Church Nearby: Yes
Exclusive Use: Yes
Accommodation: No
Small weddings: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Dry hire availability: No
Onsite catering: No


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The Compasses at Pattiswick
Compasses Road
CM77 8BG

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01376 561322

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