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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Offley Place is a beautiful 17-century country house and wedding venue set on its own grounds in the village of Great Offley. It boasts 27 acres of parkland, including a large walled orchard and an attractive rose garden. Located away from noise and distractions, this is an ideal location for celebrations and private events.

Facilities and Capacity

Offley Place is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and offers three spaces in which to conduct the ceremony. These range from intimate ceremonies up to lavish and grand celebrations with up to 250 guests. Alongside the stunning outside spaces in wich you can hold your ceremonies, there is the beautiful, light-drenched conservatory, which offers stunning views across the parkland, is licensed for civil ceremonies. The venue can seat up to 82 guests in the conservatory or 120 using the adjoining restaurant. For a larger wedding party, couples can consider the brand new Hester Ballroom. This space can accommodate as many as 250 people for a sit-down meal, with a dance floor area, too. The ballroom can also accommodate up to 300 guests for religious ceremonies!

Services Offered

One of the great luxuries of booking Offley place for your big day is that the venue is available for private exclusive use. This ensures that no other functions or guests would be allowed into the main house. Along with the celebration sites, Offley Place also has 16 beautifully designed bedrooms which are available for guest accommodation. Wedding coordination and catering services will be provided by the team so that you can plan a day tailored to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
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
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Offley Place

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
23 reviews
96% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value for money
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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Scarlett Sent on 17/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day!

Choosing your venue is always the first (and arguably most difficult) part of planning your wedding - however for us, we instantly fell in love with Offley Place Country House Hotel which pairs character and charm with modern elegance on the very first viewing. The venue has two options for couples - the smaller orangery with a beautiful rustic brick wall or a much larger ballroom, with a grand glass roof. We opted to hire the venue exclusively, giving us both rooms to use on the day. Our more intimate ceremony was held in the orangery/conservatory while the ballroom played host to our reception and was the perfect place for a huge starlit dance floor and hanging lantern installation. The venue was amazing from start to finish, even in the midst of a pandemic when they were able to keep us upbeat and positive about our upcoming nuptials. The food was incredible and it was so relaxed to be able to go from our ceremony to our reception venue seamlessly without any transport worries. I can't eat dairy due to an allergy and didn't want to have a substitute on my wedding day so Offley Place went out of their way to create something special (and delicious) for all of our guests that was dairy-free.

All of our guests couldn't stop talking about what a beautiful venue we had chosen (even weeks after the wedding) and we'd recommend Offley Place to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you to Nazlee and her wonderful team for their help and support in making our day as special as possible, we truly had our dream wedding!
Nimisha
Nimisha M. Sent on 21/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful venue!

Offley Place is the most perfect venue to get married in. The red brick walls, the glass ceilings and the gorgeous chandeliers added so much character to our wedding photos! Having both the Conservatory and the Hester Ballroom available, we were able to have several events throughout the day, making each one unique in entirely new spaces. The team are Offley are ever so helpful, and Charlotte, who was our Event Manager, is so knowledgable with great ideas. She was always there to support us in our vision and always promptly replying to all the hundreds of emails we sent over the year.

We wish could do it all over again at our dream venue, it was simply magical. I'd recommend all future brides and grooms to highly consider Offley Place as their wedding venue.
Hannah
Hannah W. Sent on 10/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

I cannot put into words how attentive, helpful and caring Charlotte and the Offley Place team are. They helped us create our perfect day and Charlotte even helped calm me down during my wedding-planning-panics. Thank you so much Charlotte & Team!
Ciara
Ciara W. Sent on 20/09/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding at Offley place

We had our wedding at Offley place in September 2023. Louise and her lovely team were very helpful and responsive, ensuring the whole day ran so smoothly.

From the first meeting right up to our final meeting a month before the wedding we were up to date with our plan of the day and made sure everything was as we’d planned.

Louise and her team ensured the whole day ran as we had spent months planning and we wouldn’t have changed anything.

My husband and I had the most amazing day and so did all our guests from the feedback on the beautiful venue and amazing food.

The staff at Offley Place made our wedding even better than we could have imagined.
Sophie
Sophie B. Sent on 17/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

Everything from the planning sessions to the day itself went off without a hitch. The staff at Offley were incredible and catered for our every need.
The professionalism and attentiveness on the day was noticed by many of our guests and we felt really looked after.
A special shout out to Angela who was our on the day coordinator. She went above and beyond to help us and we are so grateful. Thank you to everyone at Offley for making our day so special.
Raina
Raina S. Sent on 20/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Married at Offley

Jamie and I fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it. The natural light in the Hester Ballroom and huge glamorous chandeliers are beautiful! The team were response and Nazlee as been fantastic.
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Jason F. Sent on 10/01/2024
4.6 out of 5 rating

Perfect for bigger weddings

We were looking for a venue that could hold 200 guests for a December wedding and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. We had a shortlist of 4 venues to see in person and as soon as we visited Offley, we instantly knew we had found the one. A lot of our guests also called out how beautiful the venue was. Stand out features for us:
- Given it was a December wedding, there were lots of lovely Christmas decorations up
- Ballroom and conservatory are particularly stunning rooms
- Dedicated Rose view suite for Bridal party to get ready
- Great breakfast spread the following morning in the conservatory
- Having Charlotte as the venue coordinator settled any nerves, she’s very welcoming and knowledgeable
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Raida A. Sent on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A great venue and amazing staff

We got married at offley place and it was such a great day. The venue is so so beautiful and we have had endless compliments from friends and family. I got ready in the roseview dressing room which was so big and spacious for me and my bridesmaids. I had an outdoor ceremony and a sit down meal inside. The venue were so accommodating with all my requests such as having a horse and carriage, having and icecream van and using all the grounds. Taking pictures in the flower gardens and so on! After querying previously with other venues I know sometimes venues aren’t as lenient with this. The venue was so spacious and there was so much room for my friends and family to enjoy.

The team were super organised and stayed in touch regularly with zoom meetings and back and fourth emails. They were very clear with their pricing and payment times and made everything clear! They were also so quick at responding to mails and answering last minute questions!

I highly recommend this venue to everyone if you want a seamless day and flexible staff!

Thank you Nazlee and the staff at offley place!
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Carl S. Sent on 02/05/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable day

We just wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to the whole Offley Place team for putting on a wonderful wedding day for us in April.

We were really impressed by how smoothly things went, in no small way due to all the behind-the-scenes work from the dedicated and experienced Offley staff. The professionalism of the whole team was evident throughout the day and we appreciated the gentle reminders about timings and proceedings, which were sensitive and unobtrusive. Our wedding planner, Louise, deserves special thanks for thinking of all the things we hadn’t and for giving us confidence that everything was in hand. This was all the more impressive given that Offley was hosting four wedding events on consecutive days that weekend!

We have memories that will last a lifetime and have heard wonderful feedback from our guests about their experiences too. Offley will always have a special place in our hearts.
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Tanya G. Sent on 25/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Day At The Perfect Venue

We married at Offley Place on the 17th October 2021. As with many weddings during this tough time, we had initially planned to wed in March 2021 however was forced to postpone as a result of the lockdown. Despite this being such a difficult time, Nazlee was super supportive throughout the whole process and was patient and helpful with us rebooking our date.

A week on after finally marrying and we are still reliving the perfect day and could not have been more thankful with our supplier choices, especially Offley Place!

The venue is a truly beautiful blank canvas that allowed me to bring my rustic vision to life. No request was too much and all my questions (which were A LOT) were always answered.

Our guests absolutely loved the venue and our suppliers were impressed with the ease of it all.

An added bonus was having our nearest and dearest stay with us overnight. It truly felt like we had become lord and lady of the house for the night and waking up to our family over a lovely private breakfast was the icing on the cake as they say.

So if you are looking for a venue with stunning grounds and a luxury touch yet with a homely feel, then I would recommend Offley Place with no hesitation!

Thank you so much to Nazlee and the team for your support and kindness in making our day so perfect!
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Darcey F. Sent on 08/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

amazing day

A stunning venue, stunning grounds, amazing food and even better service from team that works around the clock to ensure everyones days are fully catered for.
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Kapil S. Sent on 25/09/2021
1 out of 5 rating

Do not book with Offley. 18 months of misery!

We had our wedding booked for early autumn 2020 with Offley for a dry hire and due to the pandemic we were not able to go ahead at full capacity. From an early point we saw this coming and reached out to offley to try and resolve the issue. Their response was to delay the wedding to 2021 and declined to return our money at the initial request. They then responded back with only winter dates which they knew we did not want. Eventually we managed to get an early spring day for 2021. However, the new date was also during lockdown meaning we could not go head. At this point we tried to work with the staff member and her team and they took forever to respond or to be helpful. They wouldn't provide costs of having the venue if we were capped to limited numbers, they weren't helpful in resolving this and were only interested in keeping our money. They simply did not care about their customers.

After a lot of back fourth and them declining our request for a refund we opted to get a solicitor involved. Their legal representation was not of the highest standard, they had a number of grammatical errors and in their statements they even lied, we had proof to challenge them as we documented our communications over email.

We then decided to do a charge back via our bank before going down the legal route as we were not going to let them get away with stealing our money for a service they did not provide. Although they challenged the initial request from the bank they lost the case over all as they had no leg to stand on. They provided no service and no planning towards the big day as it was a dry hire.

The team were condescending and patronising throughout. They were able to do this as they had the venue paid in one lump sum and the ball was in their court, so they thought! I hope this has taught them a lesson and they tailor their service around the customer and not their bank account.

For anyone else still trying to get their money back don't let them get away with it, try charge back or take them to small claims, they have no case. They think they can run over hard working customers and see them as the “little people”.
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George H. Sent on 09/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

Thank you so much to Louise and the tram for making our wedding so amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, Offley Place were so flexible and accommodating over what has been an incredibly stressful period with all the constant changes to restrictions etc. The staff worked flat out to ease our anxieties and make us feel relaxed. The day went perfectly! My wife’s dietary requirements were catered for without any issues, and the guests all complemented on how nice the food was. Once again, thanks to everyone at the hotel for making this an incredible experience for us!
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Emma W. Sent on 08/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding

It took us a long time to find our wedding venue, but the moment we saw Offley, we knew this was it. It's just such a wonderful spot, and made all my wedding dreams come true. Whe ballroom where we got married is also just breathtaking.

Simply put, the venue itself is amazing, and the team was just as wonderful. Despite what must have been a very stressful time for them, everything with our wedding went without a hitch! The food was excellent and they accommodated all our needs without any issue. All our guests kept telling us what a beautiful place Offley was, which made our day even more special. The rooms are large and seem to have just been refurbed, so they were brilliant for our wedding night!

Despite having had to postpone our wedding from last year, we truly had an amazing day at Offley that was well worth waiting for.
K
Kimberley Sent on 07/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding - couldn't have asked for more!!!

From the minute we came into our show round, we knew this was the right venue. Offley Place is the most beautiful location with the stunning, peaceful surroundings. The team are all so helpful and thoughtful - nothing is too much trouble! They were so patient and flexible with us throughout all the ups and downs of the pandemic and explained all the regulations to us. They gave us the time to choose what was right for us. The day went wonderfully and was perfect. We couldn't have asked for more from the team! All our friends and family are still raving about the day, thank you Offley Place!!
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