Boasting bountiful options from stately manors to lavish hotels, Hertfordshire is a top county just north of London to host your dream wedding. Here I detail my top 10 picks for spectacular wedding venues:
Set within 12 acres of sprawling ornate gardens, Sopwell House provides a luxury country manor venue offering romantic elegance. The intimate wedding chapel features stained glass windows, perfect for exchanging your vows. Enjoy exclusive use of the venue including the Georgian Manor House with refined accommodations, romantic four poster beds, and fine dining options. For larger celebrations, the grand marquee on the terrace and sweeping lawns allow for magnificent grand-scale events against a natural backdrop. Arrive down the tree-lined drive past trickling fountains for a stately experience.
With abundant spaces for ceremonies, dining and dancing, Sopwell House excels at crafting bespoke wedding experiences. From the private chapel to manicured garden spaces, this historic country home provides a sophisticated venue coupled with impeccable service for creating magical memories on your special day.
A secluded 21-acre country estate centered around a stately home originating from the 1600s. Enjoy exclusive use of this intimate venue for multi-day weddings. Old-world opulence abounds inside function rooms like the majestic Woodstock Suite showcasing hand-painted frescoes and a 24 karat gold leaf ceiling. For unique outdoor ceremonies, the Secret Walled Garden provides a romantic brick-walled setting tucked away on the grounds. Stay in luxurious boutique accommodations in the Mansion or Garden rooms.
Hanbury Manor excels at bespoke weddings, allowing you to craft your perfect celebration across their venue. Exchange vows surrounded by wisteria-covered walls in the Secret Garden's seclusion. Then dance the night away with a lavish banquet in the majestic Woodstock Suite beneath chandeliers and ornate details. With luxurious on-site accommodations, Hanbury Manor is perfect for crafting an intimate multi-day wedding experience.
Set within a grand Jacobean manor house originating from the 1700s amidst 27 acres of ornate gardens, this historic venue seamlessly mixes original architecture with modern refurbishments. Majestic features include the elegant chandelier-lit ballroom with space for grand wedding receptions. For more intimate nuptials, options like the Music Room provide refined old-world spaces. Upgrade to the luxurious Bridal Suite complete with lounge access and breakfast.
Fanhams Hall offers flexibility across their range of spaces to accommodate both intimate weddings and grand celebrations. Make an entrance down the staircase festooned with flowers before exchanging vows in the Music Room under dazzling crystal chandeliers. Then, dance the night away with lavish dining and entertainment in the Grand Ballroom that opens out onto gardens. With superb dining and accommodations, it provides everything needed for spectacular weddings.
A refined Victorian country house perfect for intimate weddings with original features like the curved staircase, pillared portico, and statuesque lounge areas. Exchange vows outdoors in the landscaped gardens or light-filled conservatory before indulging in fine dining and continuing celebrations in the opulent chandelier-lit ballroom. For newlyweds, stay the night in superior guest rooms with four poster beds to start your new life together.
Shendish Manor delivers understated elegance and luxury, ideal for more intimate weddings. Have your ceremony in the conservatory bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Then retreat outdoors to sprawling lawns dotted with blossoming trees for idyllic photo backdrops. End the night dancing with loved ones in the romantic candlelit ballroom. With accommodations and dining, Shendish Manor excels at crafting an all-inclusive luxury wedding experience.
This grand 16th century Gothic-inspired mansion surrounded by 130 acres of immaculate parkland has an intriguing history including visits from Queen Elizabeth I. Unique features for weddings include an elegant restaurant and garden room showcasing leaded windows and wood paneling for ceremonies and receptions. Outside, enjoy golf buggy rides through manicured grounds offering spectacular photo backdrops. Upgrade to the State Room Bridal Suite for views, lounge access and a king size poster bed.
Exchange your vows in Moor Park Mansion's idyllic garden room opening onto sprawling lawns, then ride off in a golf buggy for romantic photos against the mansion's ivy-covered facade. Retreat indoors to the majestic State Room for the wedding breakfast showcasing soaring ceilings and grand fireplaces. As night falls, illuminate the grounds with lanterns for an enchanting atmosphere. Stay overnight in sumptuous bridal accommodations.
This 5-star luxury hotel on a stunning 300-acre estate delivers superb amenities, dining and service for an unforgettable wedding. Lavish modern ballrooms with chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful reception spaces. Enjoy award-winning Michelin-starred dining and indulge at the spa before retiring to plush accommodations. Upgrade to the divine panoramic bridal suite featuring a super king bed, lounge access and garden views for a royal experience.
The Grove provides sophisticated luxury for weddings with its expansive elegant event spaces, internationally acclaimed dining and spa pampering. Make a grand entrance on the sweeping staircase underneath crystal chandeliers. Indulge in fine cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails before dancing the night away in majestic ballrooms. Retreat to your stylish suite or upgrade to the magnificent bridal suite worthy of royalty. The Grove delivers 5-star service for your dream wedding.
Surrounded by 190 acres of enchanting forest and gardens, this majestic Gothic-style 19th century mansion provides fairy-tale backdrops. Licensed for weddings since the 13th century, the intimate chapel and grand ornate hall offer beautiful ceremony settings. Outdoor options include the colonnade walkway and immaculate Italianate gardens perfect for wedding photographs. The sprawling grounds easily accommodate large celebrations.
Exchange vows beneath stained glass windows in Ashridge House's chapel, then sweep outdoors for photos on the colonnaded walkways and flower-filled gardens. Retreat inside to the sprawling ornate hall lit by chandeliers for lavish wedding breakfasts and receptions. With abundant accommodations, Ashridge House is perfect for larger weddings. From the idyllic chapel to the opulent hall, it provides a stately fairy-tale venue and seamless service to make your wedding dreams reality.
A historic stately home originating from the 1600s set amidst 65 acres of lush sweeping parkland. Featured is a contemporary wedding barn venue with exposed beams, chandeliers and in-built audio-visual capabilities. Enjoy the on-site AA Rosette restaurant offering locally sourced British cuisine. Newlyweds will love the beautifully converted accommodations with four poster beds, molton brown toiletries and luxury linens.
Have your ceremony in the sleek, light-filled wedding barn, then feast on fine locally sourced cuisine. Retire to the grounds for sunset photos on the colonnaded terrace. Enjoy sweeping views of the countryside from your converted suite complete with sumptuous linens and elegant furnishings. Pendley Manor blends historic architecture with modern amenities for a luxury wedding experience in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Minstrel Court is an idyllic wedding venue set amidst the lush countryside, offering a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern sophistication. The estate features a remarkable 13th-century chapel and an expansive marquee, both overlooking a tranquil lake, setting the stage for a picturesque wedding backdrop. Its meticulously landscaped gardens and sprawling grounds provide endless opportunities for stunning wedding photography. The venue's diverse range of spaces, including a refined pavilion and a rustic barn, cater to various wedding themes and sizes, ensuring a tailor-made experience for each couple.
When it comes to weddings, Minstrel Court excels in offering a romantic and bespoke experience. Couples can exchange vows in the historical chapel or by the lake for an open-air ceremony. The grand marquee and elegant pavilion offer luxurious spaces for receptions, adaptable to both grand banquets and intimate gatherings. The venue prides itself on its personalized approach to weddings, with a dedicated team working tirelessly to bring each couple’s vision to life. From exquisite catering options to detailed décor arrangements, Minstrel Court promises a memorable and enchanting wedding day, immersed in a setting where history and contemporary elegance converge.
Set in vast parkland with origins dating back to Elizabethan times, Hatfield House is a spectacular historic mansion perfect for grand-scale weddings. Licensed for ceremonies in the majestic Marble Hall with its grand staircase and ornate carvings, it provides an unforgettable backdrop for exchanging vows. The splendid State Rooms are ideal for lavish wedding breakfasts and receptions. Accommodate up to 380 guests.
Steeped in centuries of history, Hatfield House is ideal for lavish weddings in stately surroundings. Hold your ceremony beneath towering marble pillars, then sweep into the State Rooms for wedding celebrations surrounded by historic portraits, carved ceilings and glittering chandeliers. With abundant spaces from the grand Library to the West Garden's pavilion, Hatfield House is designed for decadent weddings. Exchange vows on the grand staircase before partying the night away.
Whether you seek an intimate countryside barn wedding or a majestic historic mansion celebration, Hertfordshire offers spectacular venues to host the wedding of your dreams. After finding your perfect location, be sure to capture your special day with Horatio Photography. I excel at documenting all the special moments and emotions to treasure for a lifetime. From timeless portraits to artistic candid shots, I deliver stunning images tailored to reflect your unique love story. Contact me today to learn more about our wedding photography services and reserve your date - I can't wait to hear all about your dream wedding plans!