Hertfordshire is one of England’s most stunning and beautiful counties, with acres upon acres of rolling hills, countryside and plenty of market towns too. Hertfordshire is known for its historic manors, rustic barns, stately homes, Georgian houses and stunning wedding venues to choose from. It’s a stone throw away from London, making it ideal for those who are looking for something different that isn’t based in the City.
Hertfordshire has so many different wedding venues to choose from, suiting all of your needs and wants. We’ve put together a list of 11 of our signature wedding venues in Hertfordshire to help you decide, so with these and many more to choose from, you’re certain to find a perfect wedding venue for you.
Ashridge House is an award-winning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, its set in and surrounded by 190 acres of stunning gardens within the Chiltern Hills and offers the perfect location for your wedding day, with so many idyllic spots to have your special wedding day photography taken. Ashridge House is very grand and has the most dramatic backdrops, beautiful gardens, elegant reception rooms, turreted façades.
You can choose from nine of its elegant wedding reception rooms, each licenced offering everything from Art Deco, Neo Gothic to Italianate styles. Ashridge House wedding venue offers Wedding Packages from 80 to 190 guests all in one reception room. With its beautiful exterior and long garden lawns, Ashbridge is sure to tick a lot of boxes to make your day memorable.
Ponsbourne Park Hotel
Set in 200 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, Ponsbourne Park Hotel wedding venue is the perfect location for your wedding day. The house dates back to 1876 and retains a number of it original features, but has been fully refurbished, offering stylish, up-to-date design. Ponsbourne Park Hotel is fully licenced for civil ceremonies and you can choose to have your wedding within the hotel, the garden suite and gazebo, which offers capacity for up to 90 guests. The hotel has 50 bedrooms to choose from, with a complimentary stay in the bridal suite for the night of the wedding.
Ponsbourne is an oasis, simply stunning with high standards and a perfect choice for your special day.
The Manor Elstree
Set in 10 acres of beautiful private grounds and natural woodland, The Manor Elstree wedding venue is a unique Tudor revival mansion that has been restored to its original splendour, has a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful backdrops for your wedding photography. Manor Elstree wedding venue is built with half Tudor style timber and brought up-to-date with high end elegant design and furnishings.
Manor Elstree has options across three of its locations, each licensed to hold civil ceremonies – with further options available if required. The hotel has 49 luxurious bedrooms which are finished to the highest specification to make your stay perfect. Manor Elstree is now owned by the Laura Ashley Group, so every detail within this stunning Tudor venue is designed with that in mind, only the best décor and features will make this the perfect place for a wedding.
Fanhams Hall wedding venue is a stunning Grade II listed Jacobean mansion located in Herfordshire countryside and comes equipped with stunning Japanese gardens, a tea house, tumbling waterfall and fountain plaza which makes it ideal for those gorgeous wedding photographs and backdrops. Fanhams Hall can host both civil and religious wedding ceremonies, and you can choose to have your wedding inside the mansion or choose from one of their stunning outdoor wedding venues and placements. The rolling lawns from the house, shaded areas with woodland and the larger than life outdoor Chess Set, allow for guest to stroll through and make for great entertainment for you and your guests on the day.
Fanhams Hall has 77 rooms available for your guests to stay, each room comes with beautiful original and upgraded features. Fanhams Hall can hold upto 130 guests for your ceremony and upto 200 guests for the evening reception, set within its listed building. Fanhams Hall wedding venue, is simply stunning and is ideal to create those long lasting memories for both you and your guests.
Aubrey Park Hotel
Aubrey Park Hotel wedding venue sits between the historic city of St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, with a beautiful 9 acres of woodland backdrop for either its indoor or outdoor spaces, making your day special with tranquillity and luxury all at the same time.
Aubrey Park Hotel has the Oak Suite – which is designed to give you the feeling of the outdoors, with its floor to ceiling glass facades and modern wooden touches to the highest specification. Aubrey Park Hotel can host weddings of upto 160 guests for the sit down meal and upto 200 people for the evening reception. It has dedicated chefs, ready to provide high end gastronomy, a top of the range sound system for that all important first dance (and for the guests later in the evening), private bar and reception area – all within a contemporary design of the original building. When it comes to wedding venues in Hertfordshire, Aubrey Park Hotel is a great choice.
Knebworth House has hosted everyone from royalty to music superstars like Mick Jagger. Its set in 250 acres of rolling countryside and perfect for your special day. Knebworth House wedding venue is stunning, with its 16th Century design, domes, turrets and gargoyles – the Victorian Library, Edwardian Dining Parlour and the Jacobean Banqueting Hall creates an impressive and romantic setting for all. Its restored 16th Century barns offer unique wedding venues creating a real touch of style and class to your day.
Knebworth House has multiple venues set within its estate that you can choose from to suit you and your special day, whether you choose to have the wedding reception within the house, its gardens gazebo or choose from one of its four different barns, it won’t disappoint, and you can also say that you had your wedding where royalty and music stars have had theirs. The wedding venues within Knebworth House can cater from upto 80 people all the way to 180 guests – all exclusive and private for your special occasion.
Essendon Country Club
Essendon Country Club wedding venue is situated in Bedwell Park within 80 acres of tranquil Hertfordshire countryside. The main clubhouse is an impressive, light and charming 16th Century oak framed barn and can comfortably cater for a wedding breakfast of upto 130 guests, with evening capacity of 200.
Essendon Country Club has some amazing backdrops for your wedding photos, offering the ability to be whisked away in one of its golf buggies with your photographer for to find that idyllic spot to capture those perfect photos. Essendon Country Club also offers a wide range of catering, suited to every appetite – whether its something bespoke or a banquet of British classics, all the way to a relaxed buffet, Essendon can offer them all. They also have a lovely mezzanine floor in which you can relax and have a few drinks and watch all your guests celebrate your day.
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
Located in the beautiful Mimram Valley in Hertfordshire, Tewin Bury Farm wedding venue is perfect for both intimate ceremonies to much larger, lavish receptions. There are three different venues at Tewin Bury Farm, from the 17th Century Tythe Barn and Stable holding upto 160 guests, the Millstream Suite for intimate weddings, catering for 40 people – which is set alongside the Mimram river and the contemporary Meadow Barn – which can accommodate for 500 people. All venues have their own private ceremony and reception room, bar and garden offering the feel of exclusivity.
If you are set on having a barn wedding venue, then Twein Bury Farm Hotel has everything you would need to make your day special. It offers 44 bedrooms and suites to choose from to make your stay memorable and perfect in every way – you’ll be spoilt for choices for the venues and the all important photo backdrops.
Hunton Park Hotel
Hunton Park Hotel is set within 22 acres of rural parkland in Hertfordshire and has a stunning sweeping driveway to the main building, which is bound to impress all your guests as they arrive for your wedding celebrations. This Georgian house comes with stunning historical architecture, from tall white columns, gorgeous red brick façade, ornate fire places, grand piano and chandeliers.
Hunton Park Hotel wedding venue offers exclusivity of only holding one wedding per day, across a choice of one of its four different venues – so you can have the wedding venue to yourselves and your guests. The wedding venue offers four different rooms to enjoy your day, accommodating ceremonies from 68 to 500 guests, including outdoor weddings where they have recently added an all year round Grand Marquee which seats upto 500 guests – with impressive, elegant and stylish 61 bedrooms to complete your special day.
Offley Place Hotel
A stunning boutique 17th Century, brick built manor house is licensed for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies – allowing you to choose from its gorgeous interior or beautiful grounds. Offley Place Hotel wedding venue also comes with a walled garden, making it the perfect setting for intimate wedding ceremonies. Offley Place Hotel is located between Hitchin and Luton, with excellent transport links, allowing for quick connections to London for you and your guests and has stunning views of 27 acres of parkland.
Offley Place Hotel is also exclusive, holding only one wedding per day, so you get to have the whole place to yourself. It also has 5 different venues within the hotel, from its Spencer Restaurant intimate wedding venue, its Rose Garden for that outdoor wedding feel to larger Grand Marquee which is on the beautiful front lawn just before the conservatory, decorated to your wishes and style. Offley Place Hotel has 16 stunning bedrooms to choose from, all with ensuites, within keeping of the original 17th Century architecture.
Micklefield Hall is an amazing, fully restored Grade II Listed 16th Century barn wedding venue – dedicated as a wedding venue only and situated 25 miles from the centre of London. The barn is set among picturesque, intimate gardens with lawns, flowery borders, water features and views over Hertfordshire parkland and countryside. Internally it fully restored to the highest standard with oak floors, 16th Century features, beams and is light and airy.
There are many stunning choices when it comes to backdrops for the perfect wedding photographs, so you will be spoilt for choice. Micklefield Hall wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and outside and can accommodate upto 200 guests – the barn has purpose built kitchens, modern lighting, underfloor heating and air conditioning, making it a perfect wedding venue all year round.
Where will you pick as your perfect Wedding Venue in Hertfordshire?
That’s just some of our signature wedding venues across Hertfordshire, with such a massive choice of stunning venues, its all about what you want for the special day. Whether you are looking for a unique wedding venue, something grand and luxurious, barn wedding venue or large outdoor gazebo wedding, then Hertfordshire has them all. We have so many more wedding venues to choose from in Hertfordshire, so it wasn’t easy in picking the ones above. Use our wedding venues search tool to find your perfect, dreamy wedding venue.