The Compasses at Pattiswick | Essex

  • Capacity: 150
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Reception Only, Event
  • Accomodation: Ask our friends at les Deux Messieurs to source for you.
  • Hire From Price: £2,600
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: No

A 17th century building, located on the Holfield Estate amongst glorious North Essex countryside, The Compasses at Pattiswick is a former award-winning gastropub and Essex wedding venue that’s not only renowned for its delicious food and exemplary service, but its ability to curate unique, one-off weddings.

It is easily accessible by road, and is just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport.

Purely Bespoke

From intimate celebrations of 10 or more guests, to larger parties of up to 150 people, The Compasses offers a bespoke wedding service that goes above and beyond expectation.

Priding itself on veering away from conventional, stereotypical wedding venues, The Compasses offers a level of flexibility that gives you the freedom to create your ultimate wedding day.

“Our goal is for our couples to regard the Compasses as their home for the day – a place where they and their guests always feel welcome. Ours is a ‘blank canvas’ venue where creativity shines.”Lisa, The Compasses at Pattiswick

The Compasses can also provide you with a wide range of props and decorations, should you wish to use them to style up the space. What’s more, you and those in your wedding party can have access to the wedding preparation room from 10am on the day, leaving you with plenty of time to get ready before your ceremony. The wedding preparation room, which can host up to 8 people, features full length, four mirrors with chairs for hair and makeup, and a comfortable seating area.


Whatever theme you are planning for your wedding, The Compasses team can conjure food to match. Festival-style BBQs, paella pans and hog roasts, elegant garden parties, vintage afternoon teas or even magical candlelit weddings with roaring log fires and sumptuous three course meals – whatever your ideas, the team will work tirelessly to bring your dream to life.

A venue with Benefits

Hold your wedding here and you will also have access to:

  • outdoor space to cater for tepee and marquee hire
  • tailored menus created from fresh locally sourced produce
  • wedding preparation suite from 10am
  • an in-house floristry service
  • prop hire
  • children’s wooden play area
  • complimentary ivory/white table linen hire
  • free WiFi


“My wife and I got married here on the 6/4/17 and couldn’t have asked for a better day! The staff were fantastic and made sure everything went smoothly. Our guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and several people also said it was the best wedding they had been to!!!! I would definitely recommended this venue to anyone thinking of getting married here. A special thanks to Claire and Paul for all their hard work organising and planning the day.” – Nina

“The team were amazing and, importantly, friendly and attentive. It’s a superb venue that offers the whole package and, as a big bonus, they are so lovely. We will always look back on our day with such fond memories and a love for The Compasses.”

“From the moment we pulled up to The Compasses we immediately fell in love. The beautiful surroundings and character building was just what we wanted. When we stepped inside, all our dreams came true. I’m not a flower type girl, so knew I wouldn’t be spending money on wedding flowers, but believe me when I say, this venue does not need it. It’s absolutely stunning. The hard wood floors, shabby chic country decor and ample airy space created the laid back but beautiful vision of our wedding we always wanted.”

“From the moment we stepped into The Compasses to view as a potential wedding venue, we instantly fell in love with the location, venue and extremely professional but relaxed and warm staff.”


The Compasses at Pattiswick
Compasses Road
CM77 8BG

t: 01376 561322
e: married[at]

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