Top 10 Wedding Venues in Hertfordshire

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Sophie Hewitt from Visit Herts selects the most enchanting, idyllic wedding venues in Hertfordshire, which promise to make your big day truly memorable.

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Wedding planning involves numerous details, but the choice of venue outshines them all. It sets the stage for the flowers, the dresses, and every precious moment of the event. Hertfordshire boasts some of the most breathtaking venues, whether you dream of a grand 200-guest celebration or an intimate gathering. From majestic manor houses to serene gardens, these top ten romantic venues will create the perfect backdrop for your joyous occasion. Let’s explore these venues where saying “I do” feels almost magical.

Hatfield Park

Hatfield Park is the quintessential fairytale locale nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside. Famous for its historic palace where Queen Elizabeth I spent her childhood, this venue offers 250 acres of stunning parkland and manicured gardens. Featured in Netflix’s “One Day” as Tilly’s wedding venue, Hatfield Park provides an array of choices, including the Old Palace, The Riding School, or The Parkland.

Rothamsted Manor

Rothamsted Manor stands out with its film-worthy picturesque setting. Recently, it graced the Sky series “Mary & George” as a stunning wedding location. The Grade I listed manor house promises an unforgettable entrance via a majestic driveway and spectacular rural views.

Down Hall

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Straddling Hertfordshire and Essex, Down Hall offers a blend of luxury and bespoke service, ensuring your big day is meticulously planned. With rooms suited for grand or intimate weddings and 98 uniquely designed guest rooms, Down Hall can turn a single day of celebration into a weekend of cherished memories.

Tewinbury Farm Hotel

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For those who envision a day surrounded by rural scenery and character, Tewinbury Farm Hotel might be your ideal wedding venue. The family-run estate’s Tythe Barn radiates rustic charm and accommodates up to 160 guests. Nearby Kingsbridge presents another captivating venue with its manicured gardens and flexible event spaces.

Ashridge House

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An award-winning location, Ashridge House has housed royalty such as King Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth I. The venue provides palatial architecture, grand ceremony rooms, and opulent decor. Capable of hosting 180 guests, Ashridge House is a venue where luxury and history meet.

Knebworth House

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Knebworth House, a true Hertfordshire icon, offers a magical setting for your wedding. With a choice of five unique venues and capacity for up to 300 evening guests, Knebworth caters to a range of preferences and promises a spectacular celebration.

Ware Priory

The Ware Priory is a Grade I listed haven dating back to 1338. It features various character rooms and historic charm. Couples can choose from distinct ceremony settings and enjoy their wedding breakfast or reception overlooking the River Lea.

St Paul’s Walden Bury

Once home to the Queen Mother, St Paul’s Walden Bury is an 18th-century estate surrounded by 50 acres of gardens, statues, and a lake—a perfectly elegant backdrop for a marquee reception with a capacity for up to 800 guests.

Pendley Manor

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At Pendley Manor, you’ll find a blend of Victorian elegance, beautiful gardens, and a grand staircase ideal for your big day. The manor offers various spaces catering to a large spectrum of guest numbers, allowing for a bespoke experience.

Home Farm Glamping

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For a more intimate and outdoor wedding experience, Home Farm Glamping offers a charming four-acre site in the Hertfordshire countryside. This exclusive venue provides a unique setting for a memorable celebration, and guests can stay in yurts.

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