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Last update: May 2024

At Hertford Castle we offer couples an affordable 'Exclusive Hire' venue, with the flexibility to manage your costs and tailor your plans to suit your personal tastes and budget, with the advantage of our 'Dry Hire' opportunity.

Hertford Castle is a truly majestic setting for your unforgettable wedding celebrations. Located in the heart of Hertford, amidst gorgeous, secluded grounds and the river Lea, the grand building provides the perfect backdrop for all your essential photographs.

This Grade I listed 15th-century venue was built on the site of a Norman Castle, giving it centuries of inspiring history. The Castle was a royal palace for over 300 years, where Queen Elizabeth spent much time as a child. Today, Hertford Castle offers a truly magnificent venue for a wedding.

It provides an elegant setting for a small intimate gathering to a larger formal wedding. You can exclusively hire the Downshire Suite, which boasts three charming rooms on the ground floor. These ornate rooms have a real sense of grandeur, perfect for your ceremony with up to 60 of your closest friends and family, celebrate and capture those treasured photographs within the beautiful riverside gardens.

There is ample space for seating up to 60 guests for a formal wedding breakfast, or you can opt for a standing buffet with up to 100 guests. Hertford Castle offers a low corkage fee, and couples have the choice and freedom to choose your own caterers and suppliers to create a wonderfully personal day.

When you plan your wedding at Hertford Castle, you can experience the dedicated service of our fantastic wedding team. They will be on hand throughout your preparations to ensure your ideas and requirements are met for your dream day. We care for every detail to help create treasured memories to last a lifetime.

  • A Royal Palace for over 300 years, where Queen Elizabeth spent most of her childhood.
  • Flexible catering options.
  • Fantastic selection of wedding packages to suit your requirements, with a capacity of up to 60 seated guests.
  • Central location and just 10 minutes' walk from both Hertford’s train stations, perfect for travelling guests.
  • Exclusive hire available of the Downshire Suite.
  • Corkage options – charging a flat fee for you to provide your own alcoholic drinks.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Castle
Historic

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Hertford Castle

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Ann Sent on 22/09/2017
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I will recommend you highly to anyone...

I just wanted to drop you a line to say an absolutely massive thank you for all your help both on the day and before the day. The whole ceremony and photos afterwards ran like clockwork and we did not have to worry about a thing...you even brought the brollys out when it started to rain! You could not have done more for us if you had tried, we ere chuffed to bits with everything you did fir us and especially from me, for looking after my Mum and Dad so well, they were both very appreciative, as was I. I will recommend you highly to anyone thinking of hosting an event at The Castle.
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Melanie Sent on 19/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Such a great venue

Just a quick message to say a massive thank you to you, Katie and Ray! We had an amazing day thanks to all your help with organisation, planning you gave and then support from Katie and Ray on the day. You all deserve a pay rise! Many thanks for helping us have such a memorable day at such a great venue.
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Rachel Sent on 15/09/2017
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its such a great space

Thank you for your message and of course the lovely venue. My friends really loved it; its such a great space with different rooms to do different things in. The caterers were great; I'd highly recommend them. If you need any kind of feedback or review on your website, let me know. Best wishes ...and again thank you to you and the team.
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Annie Sent on 04/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

I would recommend this venue as a great place

We had our beautiful wedding ceremony at Hertford Castle. The team and event managers there were amazing and really made the process 100% stress free allowing us to really enjoy our day without having to worry about our guests and the running of the day, as they had it all in hand. I would recommend this venue as a great place to get married, and the photo opportunities are endless. Customer service was great, and we has 2 or 3 meetings before the day so that the team at Hertford Castle had all the details they needed. 5*venue 5*service
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Claire Sent on 01/08/2017
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We were so well cared for.

Thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful and straightforward. We were so well cared for and it was such a special day thanks to your hard work. Thank you.
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Sal Sent on 12/07/2017
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Thank you so much for everything

Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. We knew it would be perfect the moment we met you all those months ago.
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Kayla Sent on 12/07/2017
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Everything went perfectly

Just wanted to thank you for everything you did for our wedding. It was really beautiful and I know I wouldn't have been able to do it without your patience, flexibility, kindness and passion for making it magical. Everything went perfectly. Thank you so much.
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Yvonne Sent on 12/07/2017
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We had a wonderful day with you all at the Castle

We had a wonderful day with you all at the Castle and it will live in our memories for many years. Thank you once again for all your hard work to make our day so special. Warm wishes.
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Sarah Sent on 12/07/2017
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Thanks to all the staff at Hertford Castle

Thanks to you and all the staff at Hertford Castle for making our wedding day run smoothly. We had lots of compliments from the guests about both the venue and the staff. We both had a wonderful day and have appreciated the assistance you've given us throughout the planning process.
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Leanne Sent on 12/07/2017
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A massive thank you for all your effort.

A massive thank you for all your effort and hard work for making the Castle such a special setting for our February wedding blessing. We had a fabulous day.
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Susan Sent on 12/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We had a fantastic day and the venue was perfect.

A huge thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful. From the beginning you all made us feel welcome and comfortable, the planning was done with ease and nothing too much trouble. We had a fantastic day and the venue was perfect.
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Liz Sent on 12/07/2017
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Thank you all for making our wedding so special

Thank you all for making our wedding so special. Thank you for helping us organise everything before the wedding and on the day, and for taking such great care of our guests.
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Geoff Sent on 12/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

All our guests were impressed with the venue

Thanks for such a wonderfully perfect wedding day with you at Hertford Castle. From our first telephone conversation to the end of the wedding day itself you were there - informative, supportive, calm, professional and fun. It was a delight planning our wedding with you. All our guests were impressed with the venue and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Thank you also to the whole team ay Hertford Castle for ensuring our day ran smoothly and was as perfect and special as it was.
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Claire Sent on 12/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot recommend them enough

We had our beautiful wedding ceremony at Hertford Castle on Friday 7th July and it was truly everything we could have hoped for. The team were amazing from start of planning to running the whole event on the day. All of the staff were so friendly and welcoming, making my whole party feel at home. They brought chairs out for our elderly guests so as they could sit and wait for photographs in the stunning grounds. I didn't have to worry about a thing, it was all taken care of so well. I can't recommend them enough. Thank you for making our day so special.
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