*The Compasses has won ‘Wedding Venue of The Year 2020’ and ‘Events Team of the Year 2020’ at The Essex Wedding Awards.*
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The Compasses in Pattiswick, is set in the stunning countryside of the Holfield Estate, a unique, breathtaking venue for your very own 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.
Can we reserve a date without paying a deposit?
You are welcome to hold a date for up to seven days without paying a deposit. During this time we guarantee not to offer that date to any other couples.
Will we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, you will have exclusive use of the venue and garden for the entirety of your wedding day.
We are worried that our day will be split up into separate rooms?
We don’t like to ‘split the party’! The Compasses at Pattiswick offers an open plan layout that enables you to have the dancing in the same area as the wedding breakfast. We keep one of our bars separate and quiet which allows a space for those who might need it such as mothers with infants. Or the older generation wanting to escape the noise!
How can we arrange to view the venue?
Please either ring us on 01376 561322 by using the contact form to the right. We offer personal viewings by appointment seven days a week – subject to weddings and events taking place. We do ask that you do not visit without an appointment as we are unable to conduct viewings if we have a wedding taking place.
31 Dec 2019
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…
Sarah Burgess (Bride)
28 Dec 2019
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…
21 Dec 2019
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…
7 Dec 2019
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,…
17 Nov 2019
Nicola Rogers 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…
6 Jul 2019
You need to look no further, this wonderful venue is all you need, my daughters wedding was absolutely the best day ever, Valentine catering absolutely amazing and Paul made sure…
Yes. We have no restrictions on the style of your ceremony.
You can usually book the registrars up to two years in advance, and you can book The Compasses at Pattiswick up to three years in advance!
The initial booking deposit is £500 and this confirms your date.
Late availability, offers & events
Create your own Wedding Package
Your choice of Reception Drink for 60 day guests Two Course Hot Fork Buffet OR…
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