Hatfield House

(27 reviews) 27 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 (27)

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.

Huge thank you
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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
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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.

The day could not have gone better
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By Lita and Richard Saunders, on 09 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Nov 2017

We are writing to you about our daughter's wedding reception held at The Old Palace on Saturday, 4th November - Megan and Paul Taylor. We were extremely pleased with the service provided by you and your team, both leading up to the event and on the day itself. Our daughter developed a good relationship with Perri, who was very helpful and efficient at all stages of the planning and preparation. On the day itself, we were very pleased to have Chris, who seemed to know exactly what to do at every stage of the proceedings. His calmness at all times was very reassuring to us all. The staff who were on duty were all very friendly and efficient and they helped the day to go with a swing. We felt that the day couldn't have gone better and we want to convey to all your staff our thanks for everything they did.

We loved it!
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By Natalie Lovett, on 09 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you, Chris and Lazlo. Saturday’s wedding went beautifully and Peter & Maddie were so pleased with their wedding day – they loved it!

Planning the day was easy
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By Maria and James Hughes, on 24 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Dec 2016

We had a beautiful winter wedding at Hatfield House in December 2016. Our champagne reception and evening were held in the Old Palace, which hosted 180 guests very comfortably. The Old Palace is a striking room, and many guests commented on the romantic and magical feeling the venue radiates. The room was an absolute delight. Planning the day was easy, as the events coordinators are attentive and very helpful and efficient when dealing with external suppliers.

Thank you Hatfield House
Venue Service

By Niiki and James, on 21 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Nov 2016

I had always wanted to get married at Hatfield House, so we made it happen. It was the most perfect day from start to finish. All the ladies in the Hospitality office were so helpful on the run up to the wedding, always quick to answer my questions. Chris was brilliant on our big day, he kept me and all my bridesmaids calm and talked us through everything we needed to know. The venue is stunning, all our guests complimented it throughout the day. Overall, it was simply perfect! Wish we could do it all again. Big thank you to everyone at Hatfield House!

Brilliant wedding
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By Bryony and Terry, on 21 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Oct 2016

Our wedding was brilliant with Perri helping us every part of the way. The events manager on the day was so knowledgeable, offering advice and ideas to make our day extra special. The food and wine were very tasty everyone comment on how good it was. We had the most amazing day and the team thought of so much which helped take the stress away so we could relax.

You will not be disappointed
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By Chandni and Yogesh, on 21 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Oct 2016

Getting married at Hatfield House was the best decision we made. From the very moment we saw the Old Palace, the Riding School and the grounds of Hatfield House we were charmed. To add to the sensational surroundings of the property we worked with the most professional, efficient and exceptionally helpful team! They were approachable and went above and beyond to help us create the most magical day. If you've been charmed by Hatfield House don't hesitate in booking your event there, you won't be disappointed.

Thoroughly recommend Hatfield House
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By Louise Elliot, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

Our wedding at The Old Palace, Hatfield House, was just the greatest day ever. The venue looked incredible with all the flowers and lighting, and we had so many comments from guests about how gorgeous the venue was. On the day, the organisation was so smooth. Chris and Dan were the operation managers, and everything ran without a hitch, with excellent service from all the staff present. Looking back I wouldn’t change a single thing about the day (except maybe we would have liked a bit more sunshine) and thoroughly recommend Hatfield House as a wedding venue.

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