From stately homes and rustic venues to intimate country clubs, Hertfordshire does not disappoint when it comes to wedding venues.
Full of rolling countryside and quaint market towns, you’d barely believe you were just a hop outside London, making it the perfect location for guests travelling to your wedding.
Hertfordshire is home to the Harry Potter Studios and bursting with Roman history so for couples looking for a theme, there’s plenty to inspire you - or just some great activities for guests, if you want to make a weekend of your wedding.
We’ve rounded up 16 of the best wedding venues in Hertfordshire for every type of bride and budget.
Hatfield House, Hatfield
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Hatfield House is a magnificent location for a wedding steeped in both history and luxury. You can choose between The Old Palace, with its medieval brickwork and stunning gardens, or The Riding School, blending historical and modern architecture, for your ceremony. The vast greenery of the surrounding Hatfield Park is a beautiful contrast to the stately rooms within the estate, and the House offers a variety of packages to suit any budget.
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The Tipi at Beaumont Hall, St Albans
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If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Hertfordshire, the giant Tipi at Beaumont Hall is a striking choice. The tipi screams rustic wedding, with its charming wooden benches, fairy light-covered beams, and fire pits outside that’ll take your celebrations from day to night. You’re free to decorate the tipis as you wish, making this the perfect location for a unique, personalised wedding experience. Think lots of fresh wildflowers, cushions, mason jars, and outdoor games on the lawn.
Shenley Cricket Centre, Radlett
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Whether you’re after a small, intimate gathering or an all-out packed party, Shenley Cricket Centre offers something for every couple. Boasting summer marquees between May and September and heated winter marquees from October through to April, these are the perfect blank canvas for your wedding theme that suit both rustic weddings and being dressed up for glitzy, glamorous ones. The grounds are vast and breathtaking, perfect for photos and an al fresco drinks reception.
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Knebworth House, Knebworth
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Knebworth House, one of Britian’s most famous stately homes, has played host to some of the most famous names in rock and pop, like Oasis, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Follow in their footsteps by throwing your own shindig in their choice of stunning locations. The Cobbold and Lytton Barns accommodate up to 300 guests with a private entrance, garden and bar facilities. The Garden Gazebo will complement the romance of the day perfectly, while the Lodge Bar is ideal for a drinks reception. The Manor Barn is ideal for a civil ceremony, as is the unique 16th Century Tithe Barn.
St. Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans
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For a wedding surrounded by history and culture, St Albans Museum + Gallery is the way to go. Built in 1831 and beautifully restored, the landmark has a variety of spaces on offer. Whether it's the luxurious Georgian Assembly Room, or the sleeker, modern basement gallery, St. Albans Museum caters to between 80 and 150 guests. The museum also offers personalised tours of their exhibitions and the opportunity to handle a selection of historical artefacts – get a deposit down quick, history buffs!
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Ashridge House, Berkhamsted
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Located in Hertfordshire's Chiltern Hills and surrounded by 190 acres of beautiful gardens, Ashridge House is built for a real-life fairytale wedding. Featuring a turreted exterior, winding staircase, interconnected function halls and gorgeous gardens, the venue stuns in all seasons. Ashridge House can accommodate up to 400 guests for evening receptions, and even offer a firework display at the end of the evening. If you want the celebrations to go on late, there’s plenty of on-site accommodation for sleeping beauty and her guests.
Burloes Hall, Royston
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Burloes Hall, a country house with stunning views of Hertfordshire's rolling 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 underneath their pole marquee seating 250 guests. Burloes Hall is also conveniently minutes from a 13th century church, perfect if you're looking to combine a traditional church wedding with a more relaxed reception.
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Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Nr Welwyn
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Tewin Bury Farm Hotel is as versatile as it is inviting – this enchanting wedding venue offers a range of spaces accommodating anything between 40 and 500 guests. Between the riverside Millstream Suite, or the rustic Red Brick Stable and Tythe Barn, you're spoilt for choice for both your venue and your photograph backdrops. Dedicated wedding coordinators are on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly, and all venues have their own private reception and ceremony rooms, bar and garden.
Fanhams Hall, Ware
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Fanhams Hall, a Jacobean mansion located in Ware, is a breathtaking venue with beautiful historical architecture and lush surroundings. With a focus on personalised weddings and tailoring your special day to you, the Grade II listed manor house boasts original features and cosy open fireplaces while the surrounding 27 acres of dazzling grounds contain lakeside views and tumbling waterfalls. You can choose to exchange your vows in the Japanese Tea House, the majestic Great Hall or the Pavilion, with its own terrace overlooking the lake.
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De Vere Theobalds Estate, Cheshunt
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If you're looking for an impressive venue rich in British history, look no further than the 15th century De Vere Theobalds Estate. The elegance of turrets and arching windows and the warmth of the red brick façade will give your wedding the grandeur it deserves, while the surrounding 55 acres of parkland ground offer beautiful views for you and your guests. There are 140 en-suite bedrooms to accommodate your guests and a complimentary stay in their bridal suite is included for the couple.
Micklefield Hall, Nr Rickmansworth
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Micklefield Hall, located a convenient 25 miles from central London, consists of two barns and a house set in 350 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. The 16th century Great Barn has been loving restored with oak floors, under floor heating, luxury loos, air conditioning, sophisticated lighting, a separate bar and a bridal changing room. The Barn can accommodate up to 200 guests, and opens out to a terrace - ideal for summer drinks - and a garden room with an open log fire that transforms this into a fabulous winter venue.
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North Mymms Park, Hatfield
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With views across the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, North Mymms Park is one of the finest Elizabethan mansions in the country and a complete hidden gem. Featuring a sweeping staircase for your grand entrance, walls of fine paintings and huge chandeliers, this venue is designed for a bride who wants drama and grandeur. The mansion holds up to 140 guests in the day and 200 in the evening so it great for large weddings. If you want something more intimate, have your wedding at The Stables, which also has plenty of luxury accommodation for your guests.
The Grove Hotel, Chandler's Cross
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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 to your wedding photos. With world class catering on offer, a championship golf course and award-winning spa, this is the height of luxury for your guests. Their dedicated wedding team will help your day run smoothly.
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Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth
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Moor Park Golf Club's Mansion is a stunning structure with a colourful history, having previously housed Archbishops, Queens and Peers of the Realm. Moor Park is known for attention-to-detail, high-level service and versatility. They are one of the top-rated venues for Asian wedding, and regularly host Hindu and Nikah ceremonies, and have space for a Mandap in their Orangery. With a bespoke approach to wedding packages, they’ll make the venue work around you. There’s also a helipad if you want to make a real entrance!
Stanstead Bury, Ware
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This exclusive venue is available to hire for weddings just a few times a year so if you want a venue that feels special to you, this is the one! Stanstead Bury’s immaculately kept gardens are a great option for an elegant marquee reception or a tipi can be set up for a more rustic, romantic feel. Pets are welcome at Stanstead Bury; if you’ve dreamed of having your dog at your wedding, here’s an ideal choice. There’s also a helipad and facilities for an evening fireworks display.
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Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, Much Hadham
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The former home of renowned artist Henry Moore, this unique venue offers you the opportunity to celebrate your wedding ceremony or reception surrounded by Moore’s iconic sculptures and tapestries. The timbered Aisled Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, can accommodate up to 120 guests and is an ideal space for a rustic, elegant reception. For a larger number of guests, you have the option of setting up a tipi or marquee in the surrounding lawns. The real highlight here is the sculpture garden, which is a stunning backdrop to photos and a wonderful talking point for guests. Art lovers could do no better than the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens.
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