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The best day of your life

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The Ultimate Wedding Venue

At Friern Manor, we are passionate about weddings. Our exceptional team will ensure that your wedding day is like no other. From the moment your guests arrive, as our uniformed bellhop welcomes them, they will already feel that something very special and unique awaits them.

A classic Georgian manor house with a contemporary twist, Friern Manor offers distinguished traditional weddings and two different styles of an alternative to a formal sit-down wedding breakfast.

 From inspired menus, exquisitely presented and served by our highly trained staff, to artisan street food served from authentic market carts, from an intimate celebration for only the closest family to a more extensive gathering with all your friends too, from stunning winter ceremonies lit by candlelight to Champagne and strawberries in the summer sun, one thing is guaranteed, it would be our privilege to host your very special day.

Decades of hosting weddings

Exceptional level of service

Unprecedented value for money

Capacity of up to 200 people

Twilight Weddings

If you are considering an alternative to tradition with a stunning twilight ceremony, followed by a sumptuous buffet in beautifully landscaped grounds, then we are delighted you have found us! Prices start from £2950 for 70 guests! For more information, download our brochure below.

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Distinguished Traditional Weddings

Enjoy a revival of traditional hospitality with a more formal sit down wedding breakfast from £5995 for 60 day guests and a total of 100 guests in the evening. For more information, download our distinguished traditional weddings brochure below.

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Chic Alternative Weddings

The stylish alternative to a formal sit-down wedding breakfast with a stunning mid-afternoon ceremony, followed by a sumptuous buffet or artisan street food market. Prices start from £3500 for 80 day and 120 evening guests!

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Distinctly Different

We are honoured to be trusted with your most important moments. In return, we are committed to delivering exceptional service and a lifetime of memories to reinforce the trust bestowed upon us.

Friern Manor Country House Hotel, built circa 1790, was transformed in the late 1980s into one of the county’s foremost exclusive hotels. Being amongst the first properties in England and Wales to benefit from the change in the Marriages Act 1994, it now boasts unrivalled facilities for wedding ceremonies within its unique setting. 

Set within four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this classic Georgian Manor, with its historic past, has been owned by the family for the last quarter of a century. Over that time, our reputation for exceptional service, friendliness, and attention to detail has grown and grown. Friern Manor is the perfect venue for every type of celebration, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays, and anniversaries. Situated in the village of Dunton, just south of Brentwood, the Hotel is less than a five minute drive from the M25, giving easy access to all major routes.

We pride ourselves on setting new standards and continually strive to meet the ever-varied demands of our clients. We believe that our role in planning, organising, and delivering your wedding should be about facilitating your ideas and concepts to achieve your exact requirements. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements for your occasion. However grand or intimate, one thing is guaranteed… your wedding will be distinguished and distinctly different.