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Last update: February 2024

In Ware, Hertfordshire, Fanhams Hall is an enchanting venue ideal for hosting wedding celebrations. Stately and luxurious, every corner of this fabulous destination feels inviting for a milestone event. Here, a dedicated team of professionals will gladly pull out all the stops to ensure your big day is nothing short of immaculate. These experts believe that you deserve to have the wedding of your dreams executed in a streamlined and straightforward manner.

Facilities and Capacity

Fanhams Hall has welcomed all kinds of nuptial occasions and proudly offers an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Several indoor and outdoor event space options are available for your consideration, with an impressive maximum guest capacity of 120 guests. Outside, the Japanese Tea House is a captivating area for a special al fresco wedding ceremony with a genuinely unforgettable backdrop. If you prefer to host your event inside, the manor has many wonderfully regal rooms for you to use during your big day. Inspired by Jacobean architecture and decorative sensibilities, each area, including the Great Hall, Long Gallery, Lakeside Pavillion, and Hertford and Ware, all emanate a sense of old-world charm.

Services Offered

A dedicated in-house event coordinator will assist you and your partner throughout your planning journey at Fanhams Hall. Dedicated event staff will attend to your every need throughout the function, keeping the function areas clean and ready for use throughout. Enhance your experience by enjoying an overnight stay in one of the venue's luxurious accommodations. With up to 77 rooms available, you and your guests won't have to think about long drives home after a lively day of celebrating your union.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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268 reviews
Natalie
Natalie Sent on 29/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue & super helpful and friendly staff!

We fell in love with this venue the first time we went to see it. It's such a gorgeous place, and all our guests commented on that too, how beautiful it all was, especially the incredible grounds. The staff were so incredibly helpful, both in the lead up to the event and every second during. Everytime we had any sort of question, no matter how silly, we were always made to feel comfortable in asking and always provided thorough answers. Our wedding coordinator was there with us through the entire wedding planning process, and was so helpful in ensuring all our specific requirements and needs were met for the day, even the really complicated ones. On the wedding day itself, everything ran so perfectly smoothly, and we were guided with absolute precision through every second of the day, so that we didn't feel we had to organise a single bit of it ourselves. The recommended suppliers were so helpful as well, and we would never have known about them if it weren't for the comprehensive and descriptive info packages and booklets provided by the venue. If we had to do it all over again, without a shadow of a doubt we would pick the same place!
Alice
Alice W. Sent on 17/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Every girls dream wedding

Our wedding at Fanhams was executed with perfection. It was every girls dream. The team were spot on with all the little details we wanted. They were patient and on hand with anything we wanted or needed. I can’t thank them or recommend them enough!
Anna
Anna T. Sent on 27/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

The perfect venue for our special day, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

The Royston room was a great spot for me and my bridesmaids to get ready in the morning, just next door to the ceremony room. A changing curtain or similar would have been really useful, but I didn’t think to ask at the time, and I’m sure they would have sorted something out for me if I had.

The Long Gallery is just how it sounds - it’s huge! We had just under 60 guests and took up maybe a third of the room. I loved that as it felt nice, bright, and open; and there were no pillars in the way so every guest could see the front.

There was something for everyone and plenty of space for guests to spread out, but it still felt cosy. Everyone said how stunning the place was and had an excellent time exploring the grounds and taking photos. The children loved having plenty of space to run around, and the team even arranged for football posts to be set up for us to keep them entertained. It was a lovely autumnal day but I visited throughout the year and the venue looks gorgeous in sun, rain and frost too.

A special shout out to Symphonie and Claire who organised everything and handled every issue, big or small, on the lead up and the day itself. It meant so much as I could really relax knowing everything was in hand. I expected to be asked lots of questions throughout the day, but other than checking I was ok, Claire just got on with it - which was much appreciated!

We finished the day in the fabulous Chestnut honeymoon suite - it’s huge! We had a couple of little surprises left for us from the team too, which was lovely. It was a great space to chill out during the day and hang out with the girls when our dancing feet were worn out. If I did it again, I would probably ask about having the room the night before as well - it would be a great spot to get ready in the morning, and although I don’t live far away, being there and ready to go would have been a nice extra.

Already planning to be back for a birthday afternoon tea and I’m sure we’ll come back again and again to what is now a very special place to us.
Tracey
Tracey C. Sent on 05/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

What can I say were four days in and I'm still on cloud nine, it's been one of the best day of our lives...I can't thank Fanhams hall enough for all the care and attention to detail they have given though out and especially on the day Reahel our wedding coordinator for the day was amazing she made sure everything ran like clockwork getting everyone to where they needed to be an absolute dream come true...Fanhams hall thank you for making my day perfect..I will be forever grateful to you and your team for everything you've done for us once again thank you 🫶🩷
Hollie
Hollie Sent on 21/09/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Beautiful!

Rachel was amazing. The day would not have been possible if it wasn't for her. She was so helpful, kind, patient and understanding. She helped us out with everything we needed, supported the whole day and was just perfect. It was an absolute pleasure having her with us on out special day. She organised everything down the the wire and made the whole day flow without a hiccup in sight. Symphonie was such a help during the planning stages. Able to answer any questions we had and accommodating meetings when we needed them
Jessica
Jessica H. Sent on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day!

At the end of our incredible wedding at Fanhams Hall, we expected to feel gutted that it was over. However, it was such a genuinely perfect day, that we felt so unbelievably happy.
Not only is Fanhams the most beautiful venue and grounds but they absolutely cannot do enough for you, in the planning process and on the day. We felt so in control of decisions and everything was amazing. The venue, the decor, the food (incredible!), everything was perfect. It was easy to adapt anything to suit our day.
A particular thank you to Symphonie and Rachel, for making our day perfect.
We could not have wished for anything else and would recommend to absolutely anyone!
Bethany
Bethany S. Sent on 19/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding day

Everything about our day was completely perfect and we felt amazingly well looked after from our very first viewing to the big day itself - big shoutout to Symphonie who supported us throughout and even carried the train of my dress for me down to the top of the aisle, what a delightful human being she is.

First of all, the venue is stunning and you can put 100% of your faith and trust in the staff. We had the opportunity to personalise the day and the staff were on board with making it all happen. We didn't opt for exclusive venue use but still felt like the day was ours completely. The gardens are extensive and beautifully kept and perfect for couples photos, there is no shortage of opportunities.

We have had non-stop compliments about the setting, food and service which were all exemplary. Special mention goes to Luke who ensured my mum, who is disabled, was comfortable at all times, he really went out of his way to assist.

The wedding planners as so thorough that aside from a bit of setting up by the groom and groomsmen in the morning, which was fully expected, we barely had to engage brain and Rachel, our on the day co-ordinator, ensure everything ran smoothly and looked after us beautifully.

Fanhams Hall will always have a special place in our hearts as the setting for the best day of our lives
Robyn
Robyn W. Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It wasn’t just “a” wedding, it was “our” wedding!!!!

Fanhams Hall helped to organise the best day of our lives.

Lauren made the whole wedding planning process so much more manageable and accessible, which is much appreciated when on a 6 month time scale! They never questioned why I needed to know certain pieces of information, they just absolutely delivered with speed every time!

On our wedding tour, Lauren was so lovely and friendly and the complementary drinks were a big hit too. I think this is probably the reason my Mum wanted to come with us every time! Lauren provided recommended, high quality suppliers too. We literally couldn’t have asked anything more from Coral and Blue who went above and beyond, even dressing parts of the room that were not provided by them too!

All the staff at Fanhams Hall were so friendly, it reallt felt like everyone cared so much about us! We weren’t just ‘another wedding’. It was OUR wedding!! Rachel, our incredible function manager, said there’s only 2 dates in August without a wedding, but we honestly wouldn’t have known because everyone really goes above and beyond at ALL times. When we returned from our church ceremony as husband and wife, we were greeted with our chosen welcome drinks and canapés - we honestly felt like we were living a Hollywood dream.

Even the reception staff were incredible! We’ve left a couple of things in the rooms too and it’s been a very efficient process to get them back.

My husband and I (eeek, husband!) said it was a shame we wouldn’t see Lauren on the wedding day as she’d been such a huge part of our wedding planning journey, but it was absolutely lovely for her to take time out of her day to come and say hi! Lauren has been a dream and we’ll definitely be booking an anniversary stay for next year!

We’ve had SO many complements about Fanhams Hall as a venue too. Everyone thought it was a dreamy wedding venue, the best they’ve ever been to! When the guests entered the library after the church, they stayed there being greeted by the slide show of photos, live music, love letters, drinks…they weren’t able to go outside as it was raining slightly and chill. This wasn’t what we’d planned, but this worked out PERFECTLY as guests were able to sign the guest book and look at the displays too! During the speeches the sun started shining through and during the room turnaround everyone was outside and my dress was glistening in the sunshine. IT WAS HONESTLY PERFECT! Some people just stayed outside until midnight!!! The beer pong was so much fun too. I could honestly write the longest comment about how perfect everything was!

Thank you so much, Fanhams Hall for the best day of our lives!
Mr & Mrs Newton
Anna
Anna Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream venue for your wedding

Fanhams Hall is a great wedding venue with really big grounds that look amazing, including a rose garden and Japanese garden. We really loved the Long Gallery. It’s so spacious and beautiful, a perfect place for the wedding ceremony.
The team at Fanhams were really helpful during our wedding planning, given the amount of questions we asked them. The food there is also really good. We had the menu tasting a few months prior and were able to customise some of the dishes to suit us. They were very helpful throughout the wedding day itself, guiding our guests around and helping us with the schedule. We highly reccomend Fanhams Hall and are looking forward to visiting again on our anniversary.
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Rebekah B. Sent on 17/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Such a wonderful day

Our wedding was absolutely amazing. We had the best day ever thanks to Fanhams Hall. They accommodated everything for us, our designated wedding manager on the day Florin went above and beyond for us he truly made sure we we’re happy, comfortable and relaxed. We didn’t have to worry about anything the whole day ran smoothly. Food was amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Rebekah
Rebekah B. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing winter wedding

We got married during the snow last Christmas and we had the most incredible wedding. Fanhams hall we’re fantastic from start to finish. They catered to all our wants and needs. We will treasure our experience with fanhams hall forever.
Samantha
Samantha M. Sent on 16/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best local venue

We knew once we started discussing venue's that we wanted to get married at Fanhams Hall. It is very local to us and is dog friendly. We booked Fanham's about 10 months before our big day and the wedding co-ordinators kept in touch every month or so. We were then assigned Lauren who was amazing and really made sure that our day was exactly how we wanted it. If something was not quite right this was changed so it was perfect. The food and drink was also incredible and we had so many compliments on this. Rachel was also amazing keeping the day running on the day. We made the best discussion getting married here.
Kennedy
Kennedy Sent on 25/06/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Fanhams

This venue was amazing, the old style Manor House and the beautiful gardens and grounds were the ones that sold it for us.

The garden came to life on our wedding day and the colours looked amazing and was also an excellent back drop for photos.

The teams working on the wedding were helpful and helped to make the day run smoothly, and always checked in with the Bride and Groom to make sure we were fed and to make sure we were having a great day!
Kim
Kim Sent on 08/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Outstanding wedding venue!

We could not recommend Fanhams Hall enough. They were so professional in the lead up to our wedding and could not have done more for us to make our day special. We had specialist access requirements for a family member and Fanhams could not have done more to make him comfortable on the day and in the lead up to our wedding, which took the stress out of wedding planning massively. They really took their time to make our day tailored to us and so many of our guests fed back how amazing the venue was.
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Sarah P. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and amazing Venue

Venue worked closely with us and we're very much present on the day. Loved our venue and couldn't of asked for anything more.
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Fanhams Hall Road SG12 7PZ Ware (Hertfordshire)
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