8 top Hertfordshire wedding venues
PUBLISHED: 10:13 08 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:42 21 March 2016
One of the most difficult aspects of any wedding is deciding where to hold it. Our straightforward guide shows you some of the best venues in Hertfordshire to help you make up your mind.
Close to the centre of the ancient Roman city of St Albans, and near the famous cathedral, this magnificent town-house hotel is set in five acres of beautiful English country gardens, with its own one-acre lake. The original house dates back over 500 years and was converted into a hotel in the early 1960s by the Newling Ward family, who still remain as private owners and managers.
St Michael’s Manor is a wonderfully romantic house, making it the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day. The reception lounge, restaurant, private rooms and magnificent grounds provide the ideal location for both the formalities of your civil ceremony itself and the celebrations that follow. Ceremonies and receptions can be held on any day of the week and the hotel can be hired on an exclusive basis. A dedicated team will assist you from the early planning stages right through to the celebrations. Every detail is anticipated to deliver a unique, original and inspiring day, individually designed to suit you and your guests.
Able to accommodate: Up to 90 for a seated reception, 250 for drinks
St Michael’s Manor,
Herts AL3 4RY
For couples looking for something very different, how about holding your reception in a lavender field? Hitchin Lavender at Cadwell Farm in Ickleford provides a unique venue for photographs and space for a marquee, or maybe a tipi. When it comes to the food, the location fits well with a hog roast or you could opt for a fully-catered meal but in an outdoor setting.
During the summer months field weddings are available and from October to May barn weddings are available. The venue offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is a family-run affair one of the sons even had his wedding there. Bring your own caterers and entertainment and use the unique space any way you like.
Able to accommodate: Up to 100 guests in the barn
Herts, SG5 3UA
Celebrate your special day with all your family and friends and let Freddies Restaurant give you the red carpet treatment on your wedding day. The team can help you create your dream wedding breakfast with its mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines in an elegant and modern restaurant.
Experienced staff will endeavour to make your day as special as possible with that personal touch and will tailor your wedding breakfast or private party just the way you want it. The team can assist you every step of the way, from choosing your entertainment and decoration to working with your own ideas in planning your day and will provide the personal attention required to give you the event of your dreams With enough space for up to 100 guests, you can share some of your most memorable moments in a warm, charming and relaxing atmosphere.
Able to accommodate: Up to 100 guests
52-56 Adelaide Street,
Herts AL3 5BG
Let Hanbury Manor provide the setting for your magical day. This five star hotel combines luxurious surroundings with exemplary service to make your big day a truly unforgettable and magical event. Set in 200 acres, Hanbury Manor Hotel and Country Club offers a breathtaking Jacobean Mansion with a selection of beautiful banqueting rooms for both civil wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. For weddings with up to 120 guests select from the beautifully appointed Poles Hall or the exclusive Garden Court, tucked away behind original Mews Gardens walls to cater for 96 guests. Enhance your wedding and offer guests a weekend away; at Hanbury Manor guests can luxuriate in the hotel spa or enjoy a round of golf on the Jack Niclaus II designed championship golf course.
Hanbury Manor offers 161 beautifully appointed bedrooms which offer a range from deluxe rooms to Prestige and Executive Suites
Able to accommodate: Up to 120 guests in Poles Hall or 96 in Garden Court.
Marriott Hanbury Manor,
Herts SG12 0SD
Part of the Veladail Group, Down Hall Country House Hotel, in Bishop’s Stortford, is surrounded by 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens, the perfect location for photography.
Down Hall, which was first built in the 16th century, has a long and intriguing history and is a unique venue, with the feel of being in the heart of the countryside, but just nine miles from Stansted and 45 minutes from central London.
Event rooms at Down Hall feature high ceilings, ornate décor and large windows which let in floods of natural daylight.
Wedding parties at Down Hall will benefit from our dedicated wedding coordinator who looks after each wedding from the enquiry stage right through to the day itself.
Able to accommodate: 120 guests for the ceremony, up 150 seated or 200 for the reception.
Down Hall Country House Hotel,
Nr Bishop’s Stortford,
Hertfordshire CM22 7AS
Where better to exchange your vows than in Sopwell House, with its tranquil countryside setting and lush gardens? The elegant surroundings of Sopwell House provide the perfect backdrop to the most romantic day of your life. You can choose to hold your ceremony in our stunning gardens or in one of our smaller function suites.
The largest of our banqueting suites, the St Alban Suite, features handsome wood panelling and a column-free ballroom that allows for a generous dance floor. The St Alban suite can be sub-divided into two or three separate areas to suit your wedding plans. The Royal Suites is a collection of nine banqueting rooms, three of which are ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies or receptions.
Able to accommodate: From 70 up to 250 guests.
Sopwell House Hotel,
Country Club and Spa,
Herts AL1 2HQ
Brocket Hall is one of England’s finest stately homes in terms of its history and architecture. The magnificent ballroom, reception rooms and bedrooms offer their own charm and character, providing a unique setting for your special day. This, coupled with the exclusive use and traditional English butler service, makes Brocket Hall very special.
Brocket Hall Golf Club is licensed for civil ceremonies. The 18th century club house is set in 543 acres of parkland with stunning views across the water to Brocket Hall. The Oak Room has a vaulted oak beam ceiling and access to a private terrace for your drinks reception.
Able to accommodate: Up to 150 for ceremony/reception, or 200 in the evening at the hall; 110 for ceremony/reception, 150 for an evening in the golf club.
Brocket Hall and Brocket Hall Golf Club,
Herts AL8 7XG
Mercure Letchworth Hall is one of Hertfordshire’s premier wedding venues. The hotel’s dedicated wedding team led by your own wedding coordinator will ensure your wedding is a day to remember. The hotel has recently undergone a £1million refurbishment with its bedrooms being upgraded to four star and the restoration of many of the original features in The Great Hall, including the large Jacobean log fireplace. Currently the hotel is offering a £5,000 inclusive wedding package for up to 100 guests on selected dates and new for 2010 will be marquee weddings for up to 400 guests.
Letchworth Hall Hotel,
Letchworth Garden City,
Herts SG6 3NP