The Setting

Hedgerows brimming with cow parsley, foxglove and honeysuckle lead you along picturesque country lanes to this hidden gem, gently nestled in beautiful surroundings with breathtaking views across the rural landscape of North Essex.

Watching the sunset over the woods as you stand on the patio at The Compasses, you could be forgiven for believing you were hours from civilisation. However, located a mere 20 minutes from Chelmsford, Colchester and Stansted airport they are perfectly located and less than an hour by train from Central London.

The Vibe

The Compasses wraps you in warmth, character and rustic charm from the minute you walk through the door. The well designed interior with contemporary decoration speaks of personal touch and gives the impression the building, and everything in it, is loved and cared for.

Warm sandstone floors in the bar with new oak timbers and sash windows give bright clean light to compliment the warmth from the fireplaces. Moving through, the ceremony area is comfortably large without feeling barnlike and retains a feeling of intimacy.

The gardens are spacious and well presented with large patios and stunning views across countryside to mature woodland. Pattiswick sunsets are famous for their beauty and stunning pink skies set the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photos.

Formerly a gastro pub, The Compasses gained a multitude of national awards over the years including Great British Pub of the Year, Family Pub of The Year, Best Restaurant in Essex and Best Gastro Pub in Essex. Its entry in the Michelin Guide amongst others is testament to the pride the team take in the quality of the food on offer.

With an impressive reputation for their personal touch, The Compasses at Pattiswick is fast establishing itself as a front runner in a new generation of wedding venues where the watch word is flexibility and the answer is invariably ‘yes!’.

Ever accommodating, The Compasses can create bespoke packages for small and intimate affairs right up to parties of 150 guests with exclusive use available for all. Here, wedding arrangements are all about fitting in with you; ‘Your Venue, Your Vision, Your Very Special Day’ is the teams moto and together they have a wealth of experience to help any couple build a day to remember!

Brides have access to the room from 10am where the bridal party can get ready prior to the ceremony. There is room for up to eight people, including four mirrors and chairs for hair and makeup, as well as a comfy seating area and  full length mirrors.

There is disabled access to the venue along with disabled toilet facilities. The venue is open plan and all one level for wheelchair access.