Manor of Groves Hotel

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High Wych Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire CM21 0JU
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About Manor of Groves Hotel

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth
Hertfordshire, CM21 0JU

Manor of Groves Hotel is a stunning Georgian manor house wedding venue set in 150 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside. 

After many years of successful weddings, we have recently seen a series of improvements to enhance our spacious and beautiful function rooms and bedrooms.

The simple and elegant changes to the décor and lighting, in keeping with the neutral theme bring the Manor suite back to its former glory, creating a luxurious product with packages to suit all budgets.

With stunning views over the undulating hills of Hertfordshire, the Manor Suite can cater from 120 to 500 guests for a ceremony followed by a reception for up to 350 guests.  If you require your own speciality caterer, you need look no further as the Manor Suite may be hired as a venue only.

The Colonnade suite has seen refreshing changes enhancing the beauty of the Georgian Manor.  The adjoining Loggia complete with its neoclassical tiled flooring overlooking the manicured garden makes the Colonnade a photographers delight.  The suite is suitable for up to 120 guests for a Ceremony and wedding breakfast followed by 150 for an evening reception.

Whether you are an ‘old friend’ or are yet to be introduced, we invite you to make an appointment to come and meet with us. We will be more than happy to give you a guided tour and discuss options for your wedding.

• Licensed for civil ceremonies • Complimentary parking (including coach space) • Special Packages available • Venue hire only permitted (Manor Suite only) • Special bedroom rates available for your guests • Suitable for weddings from 5 to 500 guests

Facilities at Manor of Groves Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Manor of Groves Hotel Reviews (4)

Really regret choosing this for my wedding venue
Venue Service

By Stavy stephanou, on 15 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2017

Don’t get me wrong there were some really really lovely helpful members of staff such as Vera! However manor of groves will evidently tell you what you want to hear until you’re wedding day and then it’s basically tough cookie on the day! Whatever happens happens and they couldn’t care less! For example with my wedding, i was so concerned about their air con breaking as I’d heard horror stories before from other brides... so I messaged for some reassurance and got exactly that so thought everything would be fine, on the day It happened the be 33 degrees, and just my luck the air con wasn’t working! My caterer was so annoyed that the air con wasn’t turned on from 3pm and they waited until 5pm so it was too late to fix anything! Next - they have a WiFi init which apparently interrupts with the bands instruments, and of course just my luck their WiFi unit completely ruined my entrance I am Greek Cypriot and we enter with a violinist playing a song! The violin was completely silent as the man was playing it as the WiFi unit clashed with the bands equipment! The main singer in the band was so annoyed as he specifically asked a member of staff to make sure it was off for my entrance but of course they didn’t bother listening! Last but not least... the worst thing to ruin the end of my wedding... was the fact that dead on 12o clock they switched off our music! I had specifically paid a dj to mix songs for me onto a usb but dead on 12 when there was about 10 minutes of my mix left, they cut the music! I honestly couldn’t sleep that night from how angry I was with the venue!

Laura Tuohy, Guest Relations at Manor of Groves Hotel responded to this review on 29/08/2018 10:50:05

Dear Stavy Stephanou, Firstly thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and I would like to address each point individually for you. I am very sorry to hear you were not happy with your special day back in June 2017, as I understand you have since been in contact with the Operations Manager who has done his best to offer a solution; however, they were unfortunately not accepted by yourself. I apologise profusely that this did not end up being the wedding day that you expected but as already confirmed the air conditioning was in full working order and there was no faults. As I understand you had uplighters, candles and often the doors open which unfortunately didn’t help as it was the hottest day of the year. I can ensure you our staff took every precaution possible in ensuring the room was kept cool, the conservatory blinds were down, the air conditioning was on full and we even supplied a portable air conditioning unit. As for the Wi-Fi interfering with the bands instruments, this is the first time you have bought this to our attention. I have spoken to our IT engineer and he has advised me that there could be no interference from our Wi-Fi in this way and therefore this would not have had any effect on the bands instruments. I understand that you made a mix tape and it had been switched off half way through but as a venue we have to comply with our licensing law which only allows us to play music till 00:00, as I understand your music was playing till 00:11 so we had already allowed 11 extra minutes. We are very sorry to hear that you had some issues on the day and we apologise for the inconveniences you experienced, however, please do understand we did our best to assist in every way. I would like to reassure you that the Manor of Groves do care and we strive for all of our Weddings and Special events to have a truly wonderful experience. Thank you again for your feedback as it is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to measure and enhance our operations at the Manor of Groves Hotel. Kind Regards

Amazing Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Sophie Russell, on 07 Apr 2015

We got married at the weekend and it was perfect. Manor of Groves could not do enough for us in the lead up to the wedding which was really reassuring. On the actual day of the wedding all the staff were up early and helping to get the rooms ready, I didn't actually see any of this, but was told by a lot of guests and my husband that they were fantastic. Every detail was looked after, Charlotte and Stephen looked after us on the day and they were always there to make sure we were happy and our guests had everything they needed. It was simply a flawless and professionally run operation. I was really amazed. The rooms for us and the guests were beautiful and well looked after and the breakfast is outstanding! Please book this place for your wedding, it was the best decision we made.

What an extraordinarily special day!
Venue Service

By Mother of the Groom, on 06 Feb 2008

My son, got married at The Manor of Groves last Saturday, 2nd February. I would just like to express my sincere thanks to all of your staff, who helped to make it an extraordinarily special day. I can't tell you what a perfect day it was and this was in large part because of the spectacular surroundings, the very comfortable rooms and the attentive and friendly staff the weather was wonderful too - which didn't hurt!!!. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Manor of Groves to anyone contemplating a wedding, conference or any function.

Venue Service

By Lisa Edwards, on 21 Feb 2005

From the moment we arrived to book our wedding to the second we left our wedding day was pure magic. The staff were attentive yet discreet, the food magnificent and the, and the venue stunning. The stunning grounds, beautiful venue and stunning bridal suite created the perfect setting the best day of my life. I could not have wished for anything more, thank you to everyone at the Manor of Groves for making this the most fantastic day of my life!

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