Knebworth House is a wedding venue located in Hertfordshire, England. This historic estate dates back to the 1600s and is ideal for couples seeking a sophisticated and classic setting for their special day. The striking exterior features authentic turrets, gargoyles, and domes, while inside, Victorian and Jacobean décor create an elegant and decadent backdrop for memorable celebrations. Couples can host their civil ceremony, wedding breakfast, and reception in the main house or the upscale barns on the grounds. Whatever you choose, you can celebrate your romantic journey in regal style at this beloved stately manor.
Facilities and Capacity
With a capacity for 80 to 300 guests, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to curating your dream day at Knebworth House. In the main manor, you can enjoy exclusive access to the Victorian Library, the Jacobean Banquetting Hall, and the Edwardian Dining Parlour. These stunning rooms exude classic style and opulence, with antique furnishings and lavish accents setting the tone for a day to remember. Here, you can exchange vows in a civil ceremony surrounded by 80 loved ones, before enjoying a drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or formal meal for up to 180 guests. During summer months, the formal gardens are the ideal destination for fairy-tale ceremonies by the Garden Gazebo. The landscaped gardens date back to the 1600s, with a sunken lawn and rose garden that were made for drinks parties and mingling between the ceremony and reception. Alternatively, you can celebrate your day in the traditional Cobbold and Lytton Barn or the modernised Lodge and Manor Barns. Both venues combine rustic charm with timeless refinement, where your guests can enjoy banquet-style dining and entertainment into the night.
The dedicated event team at Knebworth House is on hand to bring your wedding vision to fruition. They offer a number of all-inclusive packages designed to meet the tastes and preferences of every couple. Each plan comprises menu tastings, sparkling wine or prosecco toasts, white table linens, and Chiavari chairs. Your personal wedding coordinator will collaborate with you to ensure every detail is tailored to your liking. You can liaise with the in-house executive chef to fine-tune dining options and arrangements. From three-course luxury wedding breakfasts to drinks receptions, the hospitality personnel will endeavour to serve your loved ones in style. On the day, an event manager is on-site to ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish. Additional catering services include:
Knebworth House is synonymous with the renowned playwright and politician, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, and Suffragette Lady Constance Lytton. The architecture and design encompass influences from Tudor times and the Jacobean era to Victorian and Edwardian periods. Today, this renowned estate is open to the public for guided tours. Filming for The King’s Speech and Eurovision Song Contest: Fire Saga, and popular television shows The Crown and Pennyworth took place at Knebworth House.
64 Reviews for Knebworth House
Recommended by 100% of couples
Danni & Stuart · Married on 19/10/2019
Knebworth Barns Wedding October 2019
This place is amazing. We cannot fault a single thing that the venue did. The staff are so helpful and attentive. On the day and during the planning, we were made to feel at ease. Nothing was too much to ask. We can't thank Knebworth Barns and their staff enough for making our day run so smoothly. The food is incredible. We had so many compliments on how lovely it tasted as well as how organised everything was. we HIGHLY recommend this venue for weddings. You won't be disappointed.Sent on 23/01/2020
Charlotte Parratt · Married on 10/05/2019
Jake and Charlotte Wedding May 2019
Our wedding day at Knebworth was perfect. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish, the staff on the day were efficient and so helpful. A special thanks to Martin for being our brilliant toast master, he is an absolute credit to Knebworth nothing was too much trouble for him and he was there if we needed him right until we all went home. The food was amazing too everyone still comments on our menu choices. The grounds at Knebworth are beautiful and were the perfect back drop for our photos. Overall if you’re looking for a day that runs smoothly and has everything in one place Knebworth and the staff are exactly what you are looking for. Thanks again everyone.Sent on 21/01/2020
Jean and Gary Fox · Married on 15/07/2017
Wedding of Michelle Fox and Richard Edwards
My wife and I had a wonderful day, all staff worked extremely hard. In particular I wish to mention the Wedding Planner and Toastmaster who provided a First Class Service, and as such nothing was too much for them.Sent on 20/07/2017
We could not have wished for a better day for our daughter Michelle.
Well done all staff involved that day and evening. Thank you very much.