Down Hall Hotel & Spa

(300 reviews) 300 4.97
Matching Lane Hatfield Heath Bishops Stortford Essex CM22 7AS
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About Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Matching Lane, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford
Essex, CM22 7AS

Set within the beautiful Essex and Hertfordshire countryside, Down Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for your dream wedding.

The historic Down Hall offers a gorgeous selection of function suites and rooms which are ideal for your intimate ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception. Each room has its own charm and character and most rooms boast stunning panoramic views across the exquisite gardens.

From your very first enquiry at Down Hall, you will enjoy the help and assistance of our dedicated and friendly wedding coordinator. They will help take care of every small detail, recommend some trusted suppliers, and offer ways in which you can get the most out of the venue. With a wealth of experience, the wedding coordinator will ensure that your day exceeds your expectations.

For your wedding breakfast, our fabulous Chef and his team have carefully designed a selection of truly delicious menus for the meal. All dishes are created using the freshest ingredients, with some even coming from our very own vegetable garden. The meal is complemented perfectly by the outstanding service from our wonderful staff.

Within the hotel, there are 99 beautiful bedrooms for your overnight guests to enjoy. For the happy couple, we have recently renovated the Bridal Suite to provide the perfect location for your first night of married life.

To help the planning process along seamlessly, we offer a range of fantastic wedding packages. Each package includes all the components to help create a truly special wedding day, plus most packages include the services of our resident Toast Master to oversee proceedings and ensure everything runs smoothly.

• Historic country house venue, licensed for civil ceremonies • Grounds offer beautiful backdrops for wedding photographs • Overnight accommodation in one of our 99 guest rooms and a new Bridal Suite! • Dedicated, experienced wedding coordinators • Wedding packages include everything you need for the perfect wedding day • On-site spa to help you relax and unwind for the big day

Facilities at Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Historic
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad

Down Hall Hotel & Spa Location

Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Matching Lane, Hatfield Heath, Bishops Stortford, Essex, CM22 7AS

Matching Lane Hatfield Heath Bishops Stortford Essex CM22 7AS
01279 731441
300 4.97

Down Hall Hotel & Spa Reviews (300)

Best day ever!
Venue Service

By Jennifer Whiten, on 25 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2018

Down Hall is faultless. Amazing venue, guest rooms, staff, facilities and food – everything was perfect on our special day. So many photo opportunities if the weather isn’t great on your big day as the grounds and interior are stunning. From the moment we drove up the main entrance we knew we had to get married here and that was before we’d even stepped through the door! The area getting ready in the morning was so beautiful, as is everything about this venue. The staff worked so hard to ensure our big day went without a glitch and the wedding planners are incredible and so accommodating – and clearly have the patience of a saint as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the food was exceptional and the party in the evening was packed all night on the dancefloor, right through to closing at 1am and then the party afterwards in the hotel bar – our guests were thoroughly entertained. I only have great things to say about this venue – it was the most magical day and will always be very special to us. Thank you so much – I wish we could do it all again! #WhitenSmithWedding

Fabulous venue and wedding team
Venue Service

By Maria, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Nov 2017

My husband and I got married here on 26/11/17 and we had the most perfect day! The wedding team were fantastic and our wedding co-ordinator, Marie was always on hand to answer my questions and was so helpful in providing ideas for my wedding. The grounds are fantastic and are beautiful! All the staff, chefs, waiters and bar staff and everyone else behind the scenes really made the day go smoothly and if there were any hiccups I certainly didn’t know about them! Down hall has everything you want for your wedding - comfortable rooms for guests, amazing food, helpful staff and an amazing wedding team who make planning a wedding so much easier!

Amazing Venue & Amazing Team
Venue Service

By Caroline Gamby, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017

We got married on the 10th November 2017 and it was truly the most perfect day, no hiccups all went to plan. From the moment we went to the open day we loved how welcoming team down hall was and that nothing was a trouble and no question was a silly quesion. Marie our wedding co-ordinator is just fantastic (as are all the co-ordinators) she was professional but friendly and had a fantastic sense of humour which instantly puts you at ease. From the first initial planning meeting through to the big day it was pretty much very relaxed. The venue and grounds are stunning, the facilities are great, the food was delicious and overall we had the best time as did our guests. We certainly will keep going back to stay. Thank you Team Down Hall.

Amazing Day!
Venue Service

By Grace & David Rospo, on 10 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2017

From start to finish I can't fault DH! From the moment I went to the open day I knew I had to get married here. Marie our wedding co-ordinater was fantastic from Day 1, she was always available and was happy to answer any questions I had, She was so helpful and just a really lovely person overall. It made the experience stress free (believe it or not) If you are thinking about getting married here and just can't decided my advice is just to do it you will not be dissapointed. Our Wedding day couldn;t have gone better it was so well planned and everything looked amazing. Can't fault the staff they were all fantastic, every single one. The rooms are lovely too and the food was exceptional. If I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing!

Best day of mine and my husband wedding
Venue Service

By Lianne and Darren Austin, on 18 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Jan 2017

Me and my husband couldn't thank Anna enough she was there day one with us whenever I needed to talk to her about something she was there mark the toast master was amazing too and also the dj Dean was amazing too I would highly recommend to anyone that is planning on getting married there so many people said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and we both had the best days of our life too thanks again to everyone at down hall. ..

A day will never forget!!
Venue Service

By Howard and Jenna, on 12 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Jan 2017

I can't thank the staff enough, specially Anna my wedding co ordinator she was brilliant from day 1, she was always on the phone if I needed her and for mark our toast master what a fantastic man he made us feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole day! Definitely recommend any one who's looking for a venue to get married at down hall. Thank u so so much Love Mr and Mrs GIBSON!!!!!

The Best Day of our lives!
Venue Service

By Joe & Louise Wilson, on 03 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2017

We do not have a bad word to say about DH! From the moment we booked our wedding, Anna & Troy have been fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a more stress free experience! On the day itself Anna & Mark were brilliant and Joe & I were able to enjoy the best day of our lives knowing they had everything under control, and there was not a single glitch. Mark ensured our guests were entertained throughout and there wasn't a dull moment during the whole day! Our guests are still talking about the day 4 weeks on and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to! We never imagined Danny Mills (pianist/singer) would have 125 guests up dancing before the main course was served but he smashed it! Lovelite were just amazing - Dean really did give us the party he promised, the dance floor was full from start to finish. So glad we booked Greg on the sax and Magic Fingers as well, another big talking point! Everything from getting ready on the gallery with my Bridal party in the morning (the best part girls!) to rolling back to the bar with our friends to carry on the party at 1am, was perfect! We just wish we could do it all again!! Mr & Mrs Wilson #WilsoFest xxx

Perfect Wedding, Perfect Venue
Venue Service

By Megan and Jacob, on 27 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2016

We had our wedding at Downhall on 29th December 2016 and was the most amazing day of our lives. The staff at Downhall were exceptional, especially Anna, Troy and the Toastmaster Mark - all of them were so professional, hard working and patient. This may sound like I work for Downhall but the hotel is so beautiful and perfect for a wedding. everything was done so well and without anyone noticing - the trick to real professional service! Anna and Troy were so helpful from our first meeting and did everything we asked to cater for our needs and give us the day we wanted. The venue is so obliging and go out of their way for you. The grounds are stunning and all of our guests were so impressed with the service, they really have got it right at Downhall. The food was incredible and they offer a wide choice, the breakfast was in a private room with all our guests the next day and the bedrooms were all lovely and very affordable, 95% of our guests stayed over. Our wedding ‘finished’ at 1am but we still had access to the all night bar where guests could have a ‘night cap’ until the early hours. There are no silly hidden costs for things like fireworks (which were amazing) and the companies they recommend (flowers, lighting, DJ etc..) are all fantastic. If you want the perfect wedding then look no further, this has been the best money I have ever spent and truth be told, I would of paid double for what they provided. I really can not give this venue and the staff high enough praise. Thank you Downhall.

The most perfect wedding venue
Venue Service

By Hollie Stone, on 06 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016

When we pulled up the drive way to down hall my husband and I both looked at each other, said "Wow" and thought this is far too elegant and probably way to expensive for us. After taking a look around the grounds and meeting the wedding team we were totally shocked at how relaxed, friendly, accommodating and not pushy for a sale the staff were (unlike the other venues we had looked at) and surprisingly affordable the venue was. The wedding team are amazing. They made our lives so much easier and stress free and they provide a very personal service and really make you feel valued and special on your big day. Anna- thank you for all your help in the planning, setting up and making our day run so smoothly and making us giggle! Troy - thanks for chatting to me and calming my nerves while I was on my own in my wedding dress waiting for the cars! Mark- you made our day! I hadn't even thought of having a toast master as none of the weddings I had been to had one but I don't know what we would have done without you! Your fab mc'ing over the blues brothers music when we came in for breakfast was a highlight ?? All our guests commented at how stunning and friendly the venue and staff our and many said it was they best wedding they had been to... this is totally down to the staff rather than my planning skills! The venue is something that dreams are made of and totally made us feel special on our big day l. We cannot thank you enough for making our day so perfect and for making one that our friends and family will remember. Love, The Baxters xxxx

Our special day.
Venue Service

By Karen and Jim Penfold, on 07 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2016

Thank you all at Down Hall for making our wedding day so special. From the very first open day visit to the hugs when we were leaving the following day we could not have asked for any more. The venue took our and our guests breath away. It was as if a magic wand had passed over not one flower petel was out of place everything was as planned, the sun even shined. The Priory and Bridgeman rooms where beautiful dressed to perfection. The food including the canopies and evening snacks were presented and tasted wonderful and they was plentiful everyone said they were very well fed. The bar and waiting staff were effective and pleasant . Andy our toastmaster was professional and keep us on time with a calm approach. And our wedding planners, Anna on the day but all the girls helped us to ensure our day was as we wanted it. They all listened to our concerns and worries giving constructive advice and guidance. On the day I felt as if I didn't have worry in the world and if anything did go wrong ( which it didnt of course) it would be fixed without fuss and in a discreet way. We also had Paul Arnold play the piano that was the icing on the cake for us. Wonderful background music all day keeping our guests entertained. We would highly recommend Down Hall and the wedding planners without hesitating, and again thank them for giving us such a wonderful day.

Wonderful day, wonderful venue
Venue Service

By James & Katie Gauduchon, on 08 May 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

From start to finish, Anna & team did a brilliant job in making our journey from selecting the venue right down to the finer detail on our big day enjoyable & stress free. Then, on the weekend itself, the support of Anna & team really made our day & stay super special - from helping to organise a wedding party dinner on the eve of our big day through to our seamless wedding day (with lots of moving parts from late AM through to 1am!) - everything came together perfectly & we were even made sure that directly after recession of our ceremony, my wife & I were handed a very welcoming glass of bubbly - before our guests were promptly offered theirs. It was the smaller touches like this that really made our day & these touches were extended to & mentioned by all our guests. The food, drinks, all the supporting suppliers (especially Dean at Lovelight - entertainment & decor & Malcolm at Gracie Day - flowers & decor) & logistics came together to produce an amazing event, with an amazing setting. We had a June wedding & in typical British fashion - we had 3 seasons in one day (winter isn't possible in June) - Down Hall is a great venue to complement any kind of weather outcome or indeed several weather outcomes in one day! Highly recommended for a friendly, supportive team in a wonderful setting, to deliver a fantastic day!

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Jodi and Mickey Wilson, on 12 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2015

We had our wedding in July 2015.. Everything went to plan nothing was too much.. Every little thing we wanted we got.. Setting was amazing.. Weather was amazing.. Staff was amazing 5 star plus from us!!

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