Friern Manor Country Hotel


Set within four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this classic Georgian Manor has been owned by the family for the last quarter of a century and 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 event, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, party nights and corporate seminars. Situated in the village of Dunton, just south of Brentwood, the Hotel is less than five minutes drive from the M25 giving easy access to all major routes.

Wedding Hire

Playing host to many small intimate weddings to the larger social gatherings, Friern Manor has three distinct locations for the solemnization of marriages.

At Friern Manor, we are passionate about weddings. Our team here is exceptional and between us, we will ensure that your wedding day is like no other. From the moment your guests arrive, as they are warmly welcomed by our uniformed bellhop, they will already be feeling that something very special awaits them.

Venue Hire

We pride ourselves by setting new standards and continually strive to meet the ever-varied demands of our clients. We believe that our role through the planning, organisation and delivery of your event should be about facilitating your ideas and concepts to achieve your exacting requirements. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements for your occasion. However grand or intimate one thing will be guaranteed… your event will be distinguished.


Beautiful Georgian House
Silver Service Staff
Family Run
Unrivalled Facilities
Fine Cuisine

Friern Manor Heritage


Friern Manor Country House Hotel, built in circa 1790, was transformed in the late 1980s to 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.

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