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Knebworth House

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50 to 150 Guests

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Knebworth House & Barns 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 150 guests for the main day, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to curating your dream day at Knebworth House & Barns. 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 150 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.

Services Offered

The dedicated event team at Knebworth House & Barns 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:

  • Cheeseboards
  • Sorbet course
  • Additional canapes
  • DJ entertainment

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Chris M. Married on 08/08/2021
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    Fantastic venue

    Perfectly planned and executed by a highly experienced and competent team of professionals. They did a great job and were so involved on the day, which enabled us to be present with our guests and not worry about anything!
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    Hannah O. Married on 27/08/2021
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    Outstanding!

    We had our wedding reception here on August 27th 2021. It was truly amazing! The venue was perfect (we were in the Cobbold Barn - which has a private garden attached). The grounds are stunning and set a very breathtaking atmosphere to our special day. The team at Knebworth were outstanding. They ensured our day was flawless. The service they gave was second to none. Extremely hospitable and flexible for all the requirements of us and our guests. They truly went the extra mile and we will forever remember their time and effort towards our special day. The food was delicious, and the bar has everything you could possibly want to get tipsy on. Thank you once again for everything. Mr & Mrs Orosco.
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    Amy L. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Wedding of our dreams at Knebworth Barns

    We had our wedding reception in the Cobbald and Lytton Barns on Friday 20th August 2021. Alice kept in contact throughout the whole planning process and responded to any emails instantly! A couple of days beforehand we met with Alice and Cydney who went through all of the finer details to check all the information and the layout of the barn was correct.
    Our day ran so smoothly without any issues, due to the communication and dedication of the team - particularly Cydney and Martin. Cydney and Martin were absolutely brilliant and couldn't do enough for us. Martin even came with us during our photos to ensure we had enough drinks and canapes!
    The food was stunning and the table service was excellent and very professional, even the bar staff were really friendly! Everyone commented on the beautiful venue and stunning grounds, which we were all able to enjoy due to the lovely weather.

    Thank you so much for helping us have the wedding of our dreams!
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    Danni Married on 19/10/2019
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    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.
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    Charlotte Married on 10/05/2019
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    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.
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    Jean Married on 15/07/2017
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    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.
    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.
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    Spring Married on 24/03/2017
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    Spot On!

    Myself, my new husband and all of our guests had simply the best wedding day we could have wished for at Knebworth House. The food was excellent, service and staff excellent and the sun was shining...everything was simply spot on!
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    Early Married on 04/02/2017
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    It was Amazing!

    I would just like to say a big thank you to the staff at Knebworth for everything they did to make our day possible.
    I still can't believe I was lucky enough to have a wedding as amazing as I did at Knebworth.
    Everyone keeps on about how amazing and beautiful it is.
    Thanks again.
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    2017 Married on 14/01/2017
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    We had the best time!

    We had the best time on our wedding day at Knebworth. Everything went really well, the barns looked great and the food was amazing. Abby and Martin were also outstanding.
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    Winter Married on 07/01/2017
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    Hi everyone,

    The team at Knebworth House were amazing; they made our day sooooo special!

    All our family and friends have told us over and over again how awesome the staff were and how the service made the day extra memorable!

    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a wedding venue in the Hertfordshire area!
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    The day was perfect!

    The day was perfect. The food was great and Martin was a fantastic duty manager and very knowledgeable and helpful.
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    Magnificent Team

    My wedding day exceeded all of my expectations, it is clear everyone really enjoyed themselves. It created many special memories for all. The staff at Knebworth are incredibly professional and attentive, the reception went very smoothly due to this care and attention. Most notably the liaison from Tara and Jenna in the weeks and months prior to this fantastic experience and Jonathan and Chris on the evening of the event. I could not have been happier. They are a truly magnificent team!
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    Very Happy Bride!

    Nichola was absolutely super throughout the whole planning process. Right from my initial enquiry, she was quick to respond to all emails and arranged a couple of visits (one to the house and one to the barns) which in the time constraints I had was ideal. Nichola provided the perfect amount of information on each of the venues, outlining different options and costs and things to think about.

    Most importantly Nichola has a lovely manner and style to put people at ease whilst being professional in everything she does. A wedding is a big event and commitment in people’s lives and Nichola’s understanding of this in the way she operates really comes through to give the customer a level of comfort. All in all Nichola has been a pleasure to work with and I would recommend others to use Knebworth given the great level of customer service they would receive.

    On the day we received an outstanding service from the team and they were very attentive to all of our needs. We really could not have asked for a better team or nicer venue to help us celebrate our special day.
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    Special Experience

    Nichola, Martin, Mia and the knebworth team created such a wonderful day and the most special experience. We really appreciated the planning and effort that went into the day and our guests loved the grounds of Knebworth.

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Knebworth House 1
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If you're coming from Hitched we'll give you a 5% discount on the services hired. Don't forget to present your voucher when you come see us.
Knebworth House 2
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Eleventh Hour Wedding Package:

  • Venue hire of your chosen barn until midnight
  • Access to formal gardens for photographs
  • Reception drink of a glass of Pimms per person
  • Three-course wedding breakfast with tea and coffee
  • Half a bottle of Knebworth House wine per person
  • Glass of prosecco to toast per person
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Easel for your table plan
  • Table number stands
  • Tables, seating, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Chivari chairs
  • Cake stand and knife
  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you plan your wedding day
  • Knebworth Barns event manager and team to run your special day

Priced at £5000.00 plus VAT

Package priced on 50 guests

Additional guests are charged at £100.00 + vat per person.

Subject to date availability.

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