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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

Knebworth House is a historic wedding venue located in Knebworth, in England's Hertfordshire region. This 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. This venue has also played host to the filming of the popular television show The Crown, and the films, The King’s Speech and Eurovision Song Contest: Fire Saga.

Facilities and Capacity

With a capacity for 80 to 150 guests for your big day, 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 accents setting the tone for a day to remember. There, 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 the summer, 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 was 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.


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 cheese bards, a lavish sorbet course, and extra canapes.

Services Offered

The dedicated event team at Knebworth House is on hand to bring your wedding vision to fruition. They offer several 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Liz F. Sent on 06/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

5 Star venue and service - couldn't recommend enough!!

Everything from the venue, to every individual member of staff, were absolutely fantastic!! Our wedding planner was brilliant all the way through, and the staff on the day were 100% the reason for why everything went so smoothly. Our day was even better than we imagined, and these guys were the reason!! Reasonably priced compared to other similar venues in the area, and were very accommodating. Couldn't recommend enough x
Debbie W. Sent on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue for a wedding

We had our wedding in the house with the reception in the barns at the end of September 2022. We were very lucky with the weather and had some beautiful photos from our day. The staff were really friendly and helpful, everyone commented on how good the food was and we had a wonderful day.
Hamedah C. Sent on 03/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

We chose to get married at Knebworth because of the beautiful venue and grounds. It was one of the first venues we visited and no where else matched up to it.
The team were really flexible as we had to rearrange our date twice and were so patient and accommodating in the planning and re-planning.
On the day itself we had a change of plan due to the Great British weather and again the team did everything they could to make it special for us. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious - all our guests loved the day just as much as we did. Thank you so much for making our special day perfect!
Chris M. Sent on 20/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Megan M. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, helpful, accomodating

Knebworth were amazing with planning our wedding! Anything requests was taken into account and the team were so flexible to make our special day truly amazing.
Thank you Faye, Emily, Jadine, Martin and all of the team for everything!
Matt F. Sent on 05/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue, perfect team, perfect day

Perfect venue for the perfect day. The staff went above and beyond to help make our day amazing, 10/10. In particular, we are so grateful to Alice, Jadine, Laura, Sidney, and Martin for helping ensure that the day itself ran smoothly and stress-free, and we really can’t thank them enough.
Josh Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service from Knebworth team

The Knebworth team went above and beyond for us. Laura, Sydney and Jadine ensured our day was the best it possible could’ve been.

The feedback from our guests was so positive and they said it was one of the best venues they had been too.

We can’t thank Knebworth enough for making it the perfect day for us.

Highly recommend!

Josh and Tor
Lloyd M. Sent on 14/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day - it could not have gone better.

It might sound cliché, but this was truly the best day of our lives (after our own wedding, of course). My daughter was married in the magnificent gardens of Knebworth; fortunately the weather was beautiful, which made for such a memorable day. The staff were terrific, we hardly noticed them, which is a sign of great efficiency, yet everything was where is should be at the right time. The day could not have gone better, and many of our guests have commented that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The wedding breakfast was delicious, the service was seamless and all of the staff were courteous and professional. We could not have asked for a more perfect day for our daughter and her husband.
Rebecca Sent on 16/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience

The team at Knebworth were extremely professional and did everything possible to make our day perfect! Laura was brilliant on the planning side of things, Jadine and Sydney were equally as brilliant on the day, making sure everything ran smoothly. They even came to check in towards the end of the night to see if we needed anything else before they left. They all made the whole process enjoyable and a lot easier than we’d expected.
Fantastic service and we can’t recommend them highly enough!
Christopher G. Sent on 14/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flexible, organised, 2 barns!

There were three main highlights from our wedding at Knebworth barns. The first was the flexibility, mainly around our food. The team had absolutely no problem in adapting one of their menu main courses to be smaller and served to a few people as a starter (the duck egg, superb), and then organised a superb ‘off-menu’ roast/carvery as the main course.
It was also really easy to arrange the reception, the Knebworth team liaising direct with the suppliers, band, and photographer took a weight off our shoulders trying to put all parties in touch.
And finally, the venue. We chose the old barns and having two barns for our exclusive use was brilliant. It meant no hanging around waiting for tables etc to be moved before the evening reception started, and the change in scenery (albeit to the barn next door) for the breakfast was refreshing. And the outdoor space, even in November, was excellent for people to have a quieter (and cooler, ceilidhing works up a sweat!) place to sit and chat.
I would absolutely recommend Knebworth barns to anyone looking for a smooth booking experience, to anyone who wants the option to adapt certain aspects of the reception to their own specific requirements, and to anyone looking for a classic but at the time slickly modern venue.
Sarah C. Sent on 16/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day!

Just the most amazing day in a beautiful venue! We had great support from everyone at Knebworth from start to finish and we didn’t have to worry about a thing on the day. We had our ceremony, wedding breakfast and wedding reception at the venue. We would thoroughly recommend!
Megan J. Sent on 31/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Megan and Rhys

Wow! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect with thanks to the amazing staff at knebworth! Not one thing went wrong and the day ran perfectly. Knebworth staff were able to accommodate all of our needs. I big thank you to Laura and other staff for making our wedding day the best day of our lives x
Grant F. Sent on 10/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding experience

Everything was perfect, and the staff couldn’t have done anymore to help. They made our special day perfect. Knebworth barns is the perfect wedding setting and the staff were amazing throughout.
Rebecca L. Sent on 20/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at Knebworth House

Had an incredible wedding at Knebworth House. They are professional and happy to help out on all the details for our big day. It felt like our dream wedding and would highly recommend them as a venue and service.
Hannah O. Sent on 27/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating


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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