Hertfordshire is a real has-it-all destination for a wedding. You'll find glorious scenery, bewitchingly pretty market towns and villages, excellent transport links - and, most importantly, some very special wedding venues!
There's a real array of places to get married in this beautiful county. Whatever your tastes in wedding venues, from elegant manor houses and opulent stately homes to rustic barns and cosy pubs, you'll find something here that'll be the perfect backdrop to your big-day dreams.
If anything, the only issue when it comes to browsing wedding venues in Hertfordshire is that there's so much choice. In order to help you narrow it down, we've put together an edit of our favourite places. While some are at the higher end of the budget scale, we've included affordable and mid-range options, too, so there's something for every couple.
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1. St Alban’s Museum & Gallery – St Albans
St Albans Museum and Gallery is an elegant venue for your Hertfordshire wedding.
The grand Georgian building features soaring ceilings and sparkling chandeliers, making it the ideal space for a glamorous celebration.
There are different function rooms to choose from which suit different guest list sizes.
You can also add a tour of the museum’s exhibitions as the perfect way to keep your guests entertained as you’re having your newlywed portraits taken or stealing a moment to yourselves.
2. Stanstead Bury – Ware
Stanstead Bury is a gorgeous manor house located in the picture-perfect village of Stanstead Abbotts. The venue limits weddings to just a few couples every year, meaning it's unlikely your guests will have experienced a celebration here before, giving it that special, exclusive feel.
It sits one mile away from Roydon train station, where trains to London take just 30 minutes - handy if lots of your guests are travelling via the city.
The impressive grounds make for a sublime backdrop for your wedding photos, and there's plenty of space to erect a marquee or tipi for a festival themed wedding.
3. Micklefield Hall – Rickmansworth
Micklefield Hall is an enchanting wedding venue, consisting of two barns and a glorious house set in 350 acres of countryside.
The 16th-century Great Barn has oak floors, underfloor heating and a luxurious bridal changing room.
The barn can accommodate up to 200 guests and opens out onto a terrace, a lovely spot for summer drinks.
Meanwhile, the garden room has an open log fire which transforms the space into a fabulous winter venue, making this Hertfordshire wedding venue a showstopper in any season!
4. Hanbury Manor – Ware
With glorious period features aplenty and spectacular grounds, Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club is such an elegant wedding venue.
From Poles Hall, an old chapel with stunning vaulted ceilings, to the Garden Court and the Drawing Room, there are a range of function rooms for weddings big and small.
If on-site accommodation is high on your list of priorities, you’re in luck, since you and your guests can enjoy spending time in the venue’s luxury bedrooms. There’s also a tranquil spa and golf course, allowing you to totally unwind.
5. Beaumont Hall – St Albans
Beaumont Hall really lets you make the most of the Hertfordshire countryside. It's an outdoor venue, where you can have your celebration in a boho-chic tipi or a classic marquee.
The beauty of a tented space is that it's so versatile, and you can really make your own. From fairy lights to fire pits, the possibilities are endless and the results are truly spectacular.
6. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens – Much Hadham
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is the former home of renowned artist Henry Moore and provides a unique venue for your wedding day.
The timbered Aisled Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, can accommodate up to 120 guests and is an ideal space for rustic, elegant receptions.
For larger numbers of guests, you have the option of setting up a tipi or marquee on the surrounding lawns.
The real highlight here is the sculpture garden, which is a stunning backdrop for photos and an interesting talking point for guests.
7. Sopwell House – St Albans
Sopwell House is a Hertfordshire hotel that's perfect for celebrations of all sizes. The exquisite interiors are complemented by manicured grounds that make for a gorgeous wedding photograph backdrop.
Accommodating up to 380 guests, the newly refurbished function suites provide everything from state-of-the-art mood lighting to dance floors and stages.
Your wedding feast will be a highlight, with a wide variety of cuisines available including Kosher and Asian menus.
There are also 128 stylish bedrooms to offer to your guests at preferential rates. Oh, and did we mention the brasserie, on-site restaurant, spa facilities and nearby golf course?! Looks like you’ll be making a weekend of it.
8. Hatfield House – Hatfield
The vast greenery surrounding Hatfield House seems to go on forever - and the interiors are equally impressive. It's a magnificent location for a wedding, steeped in history and luxury.
You can choose between The Old Palace, with its medieval brickwork and stunning gardens, and the Riding School, blending historical and modern architecture. Both are licensed for ceremonies.
9. Hunton Park – Hunton Bridge
Set within 22 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire parkland, Hunton Park is an elegant option for a country house wedding.
You approach the house from the sweeping driveway, giving a real sense of grandeur. The venue is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 100 guests, and there's also a luxurious marquee that can host up to 150 for your reception.
There's also plenty of accommodation, with 62 bedrooms for you and your guests to spend a relaxing night after the festivities.
10. St Michael’s Manor Hotel – St Albans
St Michael’s Manor has an enviable location in the heart of St Albans, and yet unusually for a city venue, it's a remarkably tranquil spot. That's thanks in part to the beautiful grounds, complete with lake.
The interiors help put across that sense of serenity, too. We love the light-flooded Orangery, a conservatory-style restaurant room. There is also a cosy lounge and bar, a terrace, a lakeside jetty and a summer house.
11. Tewin Bury Farm Hotel – Welwyn
Tewin Bury Farm Hotel is utterly inviting, a rustic property set amid beautiful countryside with the River Mimram flowing through.
Wedding coordinators are on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly, and all venues have their own private reception and ceremony rooms, bars and gardens.
12. Offley Place – Hitchin
Offley Place is a beautiful inside and out.
Within the gorgeous grounds, the Gazebo in the Rose Garden is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Step inside the main house and you'll find a light-filled conservatory, as well as the Heater Ballroom for larger guest lists.
13. The Barn at Alswick – Buntingford
Hidden within the historic grounds of the Alswick Hall Estate hill overlooking the Hertfordshire countryside lies The Barn at Alswick, a rustic-chic venue that you’re sure to fall in love with.
It will be exclusively yours on the big day, and in-house event planners will help you put together the perfect celebration for you.
The celebration space is a contemporary yet characterful blank canvas – you can let your imagination run wild - that hosts up to 120 guests.
14. Burloes Hall – Royston
Burloes Hall, a country house with stunning views of Hertfordshire’s chalk hills, lets you bring in independent caterers, florists, photographers and more to help create a completely personalised wedding day.
You can choose between an outdoor celebration on the sprawling lawns, or one underneath their pole marquee seating up to 250 guests.
While this venue isn't licensed for civil ceremonies, you can have a blessing or humanist ceremony in the garden.
15. Fanhams Hall – Ware
Fanhams Hall, a Jacobean mansion hotel located in Ware, is a breathtaking venue with beautiful architecture, period features and photo-ready surroundings.
You can choose to exchange your vows in the Japanese Tea House, the majestic Great Hall or the modern Pavilion, with its own terrace overlooking the lake.
16. Knebworth House – Knebworth
It's glamour all the way at Knebworth House, a spectacular Hertfordshire wedding venue that dates back to the 17th century. The exterior is like something out of a fairytale, an intricately designed house surrounded by manicured gardens.
Step inside and you'll find period details, antique furnishings and grand design details. Prefer some rustic charm? The on-site barns are ideal for a country celebration.
Knebworth House caters for weddings of 80 to 300.
17. The Grove Hotel – Chandlers Cross
The restored and extended west wing of The Grove Hotel – former ancestral home to the Earl of Clarendon – is a striking combination of urban chic and countryside charm.
You can choose from their oval glass ballroom with floor to ceiling windows, or go traditional with your vows in their 18th-century mansion.
With 300 acres of gardens, The Grove Hotel is an outstanding backdrop for your wedding photos.
If you and your guests have some downtime, there's a championship golf course and an award-winning spa.
Once you've booked your venue, you can move on to thinking about the décor! Check out our edit of the best-dressed wedding aisles for some style inspiration.