Hatfield House

(39 reviews) 39 5
Hatfield Hertfordshire AL9 5NB
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About Hatfield House

Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB

Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding venue or you are planning a large wedding celebration, here at Hatfield House you will find the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.

Set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, our dramatic and two very different venues provide equally eye-catching wedding venues. The historic and grand Old Palace or the contemporary Riding School both provide a unique, timeless and magical backdrop for your wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire.

Built in 1497, the striking Old Palace is the perfect setting for a grand reception with up to 250 guests. For slightly smaller occasions, the modern Riding School can accommodate up to 120 guests. Both venues are licensed to hold civil ceremonies so you can hold your whole day of celebrations in one beautiful location.

Hatfield House’s superb surroundings are beautiful in every season. The glorious gardens and the stunning park provide breath-taking backdrops for your treasured photographs.

When you plan your wedding at Hatfield House, the whole team will ensure you have your perfect day. We strive to provide your dream day and help you to create cherished memories to last a lifetime.

• A stunning historic venue in Hertfordshire • Can cater for between 60 and 250 guests • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Beautiful surroundings all year round • Award-winning catering • Easy access by car and train

Facilities at Hatfield House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Hatfield House Reviews (39)

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Sylvia and Robert, on 28 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

We just want to say a big thank you to all of you who helped make our wedding an amazing day. Alice- please can you particularly thank George, the chef and the catering team. The food was delicious, the team who served were very professional, everything went smoothly. George and Kate were absolutely incredible! They really looked after us and went out of their way to make sure the day went as we wanted it to go. Many of our guests commented on how lovely Hatfield House was. Thank you so much! It really was a special day thanks to all your hard work.

Dream wedding
Venue Service

By Joe and Maria, on 22 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

We really mean it when we say that you have made our dream wedding come true, the place was magical, everyone was so impressed and kept telling me all night.

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Gemma and Anthony, on 22 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2019

We’d like to thank you for all your help leading up to our wedding. You made everything so easy and stress free. Please pass on our thanks to Saffron, Chris and the whole team. They were fantastic, everything went smoothly, nothing was too much trouble and they were friendly to all. Please thank the Chef for a delicious meal, we received many comments about how nice the food was - the kids meal went down particularly well! We had the most amazing day, the Old Palace was the best venue and you all made it so easy. Thank you!

Fairytale wedding
Venue Service

By Gemma and James, on 22 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2019

We had the most amazing fairytale wedding with you and we can't thank you and Chris enough, you were fantastic at every turn in the preparations for the day and on the day Chris was just perfect, I will never forget turning up outside the palace in our MG classic car and seeing Chris standing there with a glass of prosecco waiting for us. All of us cannot thank you enough! it was everything and more than what I thought it would be.

Fairy Tale Wedding
Venue Service

By Anne Fendt, on 06 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

On behalf of us all , I really can’t express how happy we were with the way the day went . The Old Palace looked spectacular and we had so many compliments on the food. It truly was a magical day for us all and a heartfelt thanks to you , Chris and your team for your efforts in delivering this. So many people said it was the best wedding they had ever attended and whilst we are of course biased, I have to agree ! We are immensely proud of our beautiful daughter Hannah and in Sean she has found the perfect match. We have always wanted her to have the fairy tale wedding she hoped for and the Old Palace delivered that in spades.

Fabulous time
Venue Service

By Nicolas Loridan, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

We had an absolutely fabulous time. We received a lot of compliments about the venue, the food, the staff so thank you very much for making this day such a success.

Superb staff
Venue Service

By Sam, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

My husband & I were guests this weekend (Sat 20 June), in the Old Palace attending the wedding of Victoria Olsen & David Kirton. I wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to all the staff who were working that day. They really are a credit to Hatfield House & the Old Palace. They all worked so hard to ensure we experienced the best day. Throughout the day, they all had a smile for the guests & were so attentive & nothing was too much trouble. It really was a pleasure being a guest there.

Brilliant Wedding Cordinator
Venue Service

By Rebecca, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Jul 2019

Thank you for being such a brilliant wedding coordinator and dealing with all of our requests so patiently! We had an absolutely INCREDIBLE day - everything was perfect (including the weather thankfully!), and we felt in such safe hands with you and the rest of the Hatfield House team, so that removed a lot of the stress. All the guests were commenting on how stunning the venue was, and several people said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, which is always a good sign!

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Rohini, on 06 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2019

We were absolutely blown away by the service we received from the team at Hatfield House, both in the months leading up to our wedding and on the day itself. All of our guests, many of whom had flown in from around the world, complimented us on the beautiful and unique historical venue. Alice and the team at Hatfield House provided invaluable advice to ensure that the day's events were seamless. Our humanist ceremony on the lawns behind the Old Palace was a real highlight and truly romantic. We moved around all parts of the venue to ensure the day never felt too long - from the prosecco reception on the lawns to our Wedding Breakfast in the Old Palace followed by a tea break in the Riding School and more dancing in the Old Palace! The team on the day were extremely professional and guided us to the private gardens for family photos. Alice was our main point of contact in the year leading up to the wedding. She was extremely invested in making our day memorable, meeting us for site visits on multiple occasions and treating us with the care of a friend. She always made us feel as though we were her only clients and her friendliness and expertise in the events space showed throughout. All our suppliers commented on how talented she is as well as easy to talk to. I can't thank Alice enough for making our day a success. I spent many summers as a child visiting Hatfield House and could not imagine a more special venue to get married in. Looking forward to visiting again next summer and reliving our amazing day!

Best wedding
Venue Service

By Caroline and Simon, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

Even a month after the event, people are still saying ours was the best wedding they’d ever been to. Although we made some great choices (!) the venue and staff also played a massive part in that. Perri was great in advance, and Chris on the day was a little oasis of calm and efficiency who just sort of made things happen. The food was ace, even the standard wines were delicious, and the tapestries in the Old Palace are so pretty that our photobooth guy couldn’t provide a backdrop to beat them!

Amazing Day
Venue Service

By Sue and Steve, on 21 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

We had the most amazing day thanks to you and the team at Hatfield House. I had so many guests compliment the venue which of course is stunning, the food, and the beautiful arrangements my florist Jen created. Chris just made me feel at ease and made everything flow. The waitresses were swift in delivering the most gorgeous food. I am still talking and remembering my amazing day and was so blessed by the weather which for two weeks kept saying cloudy and rain for that day, how lucky was I. Please pass on my thanks to Sam and Perri who were also a big part in all of my plans. I really can't thank everyone enough.

It was truly the best day!
Venue Service

By Rebecca and Andrew, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 May 2019

We did have a really wonderful wedding day! It truly was the best day! Thanks to you and your team for all your work to help our wedding day be so lovely.

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