Fennes

Fennes Road CM7 5PL Bocking (Essex) Map
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2.8 out of 5.0
Menus from £60
Number of guests 20 to 700
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About Fennes

Fennes is situated in amid a vast 100 acres of Essex countryside. Maintaining its past glory the house has been lovingly brought into the 21st century through subtle modernisation. However the beautifully adorned suites and bedrooms are a romantic throwback to another time. With the magnificently maintained grounds, you will be spoiled for phot opportunities here at Fennes.

Facilities and capacity

Fennes is licensed to hold civil ceremonies whether you would like an indoor wedding or an outdoor celebration. They can hold smaller, more intimate affairs In the Drawing Room or whilst for larger wedding celebrations of 150 guests, they use The Pavilion. Their Banqueting Hall is their largest function suite and can hold up to 500 seated guests under its starlight ceiling; this room can also be arranged for smaller parties. They can provide for all of the following:

  • Church weddings just a mile away in the Deanery Church
  • Civil ceremonies
  • Intimate weddings
  • Same sex marriage
  • Last minute weddings
  • Multicultural weddings
  • Recommended suppliers
  • Winter weddings

Services offered

Fennes boasts over 25 years of experience as a professional wedding venue and has achieved excellence as to make the most important day of your life just perfect. Their expert staff can be fully relied upon to offer the highest quality of service with a very comprenhisive catering service, from light buffet, to large banquets.

Cuisine

At Fennes they are well-known for their exquisite food which will absolutely amaze you and your wedding guests; choose from their seasonal and classic tasteful meals. Their versatility and ability to personalise menus is all part of their wonderful service.

Accommodation

Stylish en-suite accommodation is available for those wedding guests who wish to stay overnight; besides, the majestic Honeymoon Cottage for you and your partner will be offered for your wedding night. A charming cottage and thirteen wonderful rooms are available with breakfast in their Granary.

  • Price for menu From £60 to £200
  • Guests From 20 to 700
  • Facilities Banquet halls, terraces, gardens, marquees, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking
  • Services Banquet, ceremony, photography, music, transportation, decoration, drinks and beverages, catering
  • Location In the countryside
  • Accommodation Yes, Our Honeymoon Cottage with thirteen Guest Rooms
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More information about Fennes

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    No
  • What is included in the menu?
    Please contact us
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    Yes
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen?
    Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Seasonal
    Traditional, Regional
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    Yes - no surcharge
  • How does the open bar work?
    Pay per drink
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    Yes
  • Private photographer?
    Yes
  • Do you provide your own music?
    Yes
  • Private catering?
    Yes
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    No
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    Please contact us
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Cash Payment, Bank Transfer and Card
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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2 Reviews for Fennes


2.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 3.0
  • Professionalism 3.0
  • Flexibility 2.5
  • Value for money 2.5
  • Response time 3.0
  • Antony

    Antony Harvey · Married on 31/05/2019

    1.6
    • Quality of the service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      1.0
    • Value for money:
      2.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    Beautiful but with hidden charges everywhere

    Nice looking venue - shame about the management.

    Failed to disclose a number of charges (like for the lights which are built into the ceiling in the disco - apparently you have to pay to turn the lights on!) when quoting. Trumped up a £250 charge for mopping sick in one toilet cubicle and unblocking a sink in a bedroom (refused to detail how you spend 20 man hours on a 5 minute job); got caught twice in inconsistencies in their stories to justify the charges; 'so sue me' was the tone of response on the phone.

    So the staff tried hard on the day, the venue looks nice but the management are so far out for every penny they will make things up to charge more. Could have been a good experience but manager went out of her way to gain a bad reputation it would seem - would have been 5 stars without her intervention.

    Also - venue co-ordinator got changed twice through process of marrying (which was only 4 months) with no handovers; and tap in the wedding cottage was so corroded it wouldn't turn off - leading to a midnight maintenance visit. Little of this was taken into account though of course with their made up, non-contracted charges.

    Avoid.

    Sent on 11/06/2019

    Fennes's reply:

    With 25 years worth of experience, we pride ourselves on our customer service and constantly strive to further improve the service we offer to our couples and their guests.

    Thank you for the comments you made, we are pleased that the wedding day went well.

    We are sorry that you feel certain administrative processes have not been to your liking; we will of course review those processes.
  • E

    ELSA FELIX · Married on 02/11/2018

    4.0
    • Quality of the service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for money:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Good but not blown away

    Used Fennes on a dry hire basis. Everything ran as planned and was Fennes staff were helpful and accommodating of our suppliers. I don’t think they went above and beyond but then again it was only dry hire so not expected.

    Sent on 03/12/2018

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