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Hatfield House

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Menus from £115
60 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £115
60 to 250 Guests

LOOKING TO CELEBRATE IN 2022, WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM TO DISCUSS YOUR WEDDING PLANS AND TO LOOK AT AVAILABLE DATES. THE SALES TEAM WILL HAPPILY TALK THROUGH THE WEDDING PACKAGES AND OPTIONS TO ENSURE YOUR WEDDING DAY IS EXTRA SPECIAL - DATES ARE GOING FAST SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

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 220 guests. For slightly smaller occasions, the modern Riding School can accommodate up to 100 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 80 and 220 guests
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • Beautiful surroundings all year round
  • Award-winning catering
  • Easy access by car and train

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Pets Welcome

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    Mara M. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Fairytale Wedding!

    Our wedding day at this beautiful, historic venue was honestly a real life fairytale!
    Everything from booking the venue, to the planning and menu tasting sessions, to the wedding day itself was organised meticulously, Letisha, Chris and the rest of the team were so attentive and accommodating with any details we wanted and needed for our big day.
    The service on the day itself was impeccable, with everything running on time, Michelin standard food and plenty of drink choices.
    An unforgettable day with guests still raving about it!

    Hatfield House's reply:

    Dear Mara & Dan,

    Thank you so much for your testimonial. We appreciate your kinds words and will inform the team of your feedback.

    We wish you all the best for your future, and thank you for choosing Hatfield House to host your magical day.

    Kind regards,
    Hatfield House Hospitality Team
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    Joelle A. Married on 01/09/2021
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    Fairytale Wedding

    We had the most beautiful wedding at Hatfield House. After some disappointments with other venues, Hatfield House were able to accommodate and help us put together our wedding in just 2 weeks!

    The day was amazing, beautiful and completely stress free. Thank you so much to Perri, Letisha, Chris who was our coordinator on the day, and the entire team at Hatfield! They were extremely flexible and no request was too hard for them to meet.

    Our guests really enjoyed the wedding and many people have described it as a fairytale wedding because of the stunning venue and pictures. Would definitely recommend and looking forward to celebrating at this venue again!
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    Sean M. Married on 23/12/2021
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    Last minute help

    We had a family crisis in December. My son was due to get married on the 16th of December (the fourth date that he and his bride had had for their wedding) but contracted covid in the week preceding the wedding. He and the bride live in Hong Kong and the brides family had travelled here from the US so there was no option to put it back to 2022. That meant that we had to change all of the arrangements for a new wedding date of the 23rd of December. That challenge was made worse when our existing venue told us just 7 days before the new date that they couldn't accommodate us after all
    We were so lucky to find Hatfield Palace which is such a lovely venue with a team who made everything run smoothly for an event organised with very little notice and for which they had to find staff the day before Christmas eve

    Thank you to all of the Hatfield team for taking so much stress out of our lives by making everything we asked for happen with no fuss
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    Molly E. Married on 17/10/2021
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    Very smooth

    Planning and executing our wedding with Letisha at Hatfield House was easy, smooth and without problems. She was accommodating, answered our many questions and made sure we knew all our options. We planned the wedding in about 8 weeks but it never felt rushed. The day went perfectly and will forever be one of the best days of our lives!

    Hatfield House's reply:

    Dear Molly & Will,

    Thank you for your testimonial, we truly appreciate your kind words. We are ecstatic your felt that the process was smooth sailing.

    Thank you for choosing us to host your special day. We wish you all the best for the future.

    Kind regards,
    Hatfield House Hospitality Team
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    Sarah M. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Hatfield House Old Palace - micro wedding

    We had the perfect Micro-wedding with 15 guests, plenty of space and a great service. We adapted the menu to exactly what we wanted and the staff were very kind and helpful. We had use of the lovely old palace and garden all to ourselves!

    All was setup when we arrived at 10.30 and there was no stress on the day. Thank you to all involved!
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    Sylvia Married on 19/10/2019
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    Thank you!

    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.
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    Joe Married on 28/09/2019
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    Dream wedding

    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.
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    Gemma Married on 21/09/2019
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    Thank you!

    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!
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    Gemma Married on 06/09/2019
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    Fairytale wedding

    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.
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    Anne Married on 31/08/2019
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    Fairy Tale Wedding

    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.
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    Nicolas Married on 10/08/2019
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    Fabulous time

    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.
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    Sam Married on 20/07/2019
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    Superb staff

    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.
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    Rebecca Married on 17/07/2019
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    Brilliant Wedding Cordinator

    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!
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    Rohini Married on 12/07/2019
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    Thank you!

    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!
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    Caroline Married on 08/06/2019
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    Best wedding

    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!

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