Hatfield House

(34 reviews) 34 5
Hatfield Hertfordshire AL9 5NB
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About Hatfield House

Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB

Set in the heart of the charming Hertfordshire countryside, Hatfield House is a beautiful and unique setting for your special wedding day.

The spectacular Jacobean house is set at the end of an impressive driveway within gorgeous grounds of Hatfield Park where Queen Elizabeth I spent her childhood.

Built in 1497, the striking Old Palace is the perfect setting for a grand reception with up to 200 guests. For slightly smaller occasions, the modern Riding School can accommodate up to 110 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.

The delicious food for your big day will be provided by acclaimed caterers, Leith’s. We can offer a fantastic selection of amazing menus to suit a variety of personal tastes and requirements. Where possible, all of our dishes are created using the finest, fresh, locally sourced produce.

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 (34)

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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.

Huge thank you
Venue Service

By Correen Boothroyd, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 06 May 2019

I wanted to write to the staff at Hatfield house to say a huge thank you for making my daughter Rachel's day so fabulous. Sam was so reassuring and nothing was too much trouble. We felt our hands were held all the way through the process. The chef was very accommodating and the food was great. My guests were extremely impressed with the venue and many expressed surprise that you could have your wedding reception in the Old Palace. The overall effect of the tapestries, tables, flowers and other decoration was very beautiful. It was a shame that the weather was not a little more kind so we could enjoy the knot garden more. I had hired in lawn games but these went untouched. Thank you all once again for your help in making my daughter's day so special. I am extremely glad that we chose you for our wedding reception.

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By Tina, on 06 May 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

I would just like to thank you and your team, especially Chris, for making Saturday so spectacular. It was all the bridal couple had dreamed of. Perfect in every way. Such a happy day.

Still on cloud nine!
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By Joanna Gordon, on 06 May 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Sep 2018

Finally starting to come back down to earth after being on cloud nine for so long after the wedding! I wanted to send you a massive thank you to you and your team who looked after us so beautifully on the day. Every element was taken care of and our guests were simply blown away by the venue and the food. Loads of our friends and family went on to make their own gnocchi as a result!! You’ve played such an amazing role in planning our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a more talented wedding coordinator- every bride is so lucky to have you looking after them.

Thank you
Venue Service

By Rebecca and Sharon, on 06 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2018

We have just returned from our honeymoon and we had an absolute fantastic time which was the perfect end to what we can only describe as a dream wedding at Hatfield House. We would like to thank the team for the amazing job they did on the lead up and on the day of our wedding. In particular to you, Chris & Bob who helped the planning of the to be the success it was. The room looked magical and fulfilled our dreams. The catering team including waiters/waitresses and bar staff were all wonderful and a credit to your team at HH. Our guests have told us we chose an amazing venue that was in such a beautiful and historic site. Again thank you again and please pass our thanks to all the team.

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