A gorgeous Georgian property that could easily be your own home, Fennes is instantly inviting. Tucked away in a tranquil setting in the heart of North Essex, Fennes is a hidden gem and the perfect place to host a wedding.
Award-winning, sophisticated and full of heritage, Fennes is a fabulous wedding venue with a unique style that fuses old with new; a remarkable country residence with elegant reception rooms, a contemporary Gazebo in the garden, the impressive Pavilion and Banqueting Hall, and the quaint Honeymoon Cottage.
A mile long lane passes through the green pastures of the estate and leads to a sweeping driveway, that is flanked by a curved wall and ancient cedar trees, which takes you directly to the house.
Internally, the property has been decorated and dressed luxuriously to reflect the history of the house which dates back to 15th Century.
The Drawing Room is exquisite with rich cream patterned wallpaper, gold curtains, an antique beige rug adding warmth on top of the polish wooden floor, and individual pieces of furniture, including thrown-like chairs and chaise lounges. Beautifully appointed, this room is typically used for civil ceremonies and intimate wedding breakfasts.
The Dining Room is reminiscent of a by-gone era with deep red walls, a grey marble fireplace and crystal chandeliers. It is warm and welcoming for a drinks reception, and cosy if used for dining.
The Library is traditionally decorated and furnished, offering a comfortable and quiet space for guests to mingle, while the Reading Room is a real gentleman’s lounge with the original open fire and leather seats.
For an outdoor ceremony, the Gazebo takes centre stage in the gardens, surrounded by formal lawns and overlooking the lake and picturesque white wooden bridge. The white wooden structure with grey slate roof provides a pretty backdrop for exchanging vows.
For larger weddings, The Pavilion and Banqueting Hall are lovely spaces, reached from the house via an elegant walkway. Thoroughly modern, The Pavilion is lined with white silk and features sparkling chandeliers, wall sconces and a starlight ceiling forming a romantic ambiance. The dance floor and bar area ensure it is perfect for parties.
Completing this boutique wedding venue is the Honeymoon Cottage. The accommodation offered is outstanding with a fabulous four poster bed, lounge area with couch, and a bath raised by steps and flanked by mirrors. It is the perfect place for the happy couple to escape for their first night as newly-weds.