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Offley Place

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Rating 4.3 out of 5
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Menus from £85
Up to 250 Guests

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Menus from £85
Up to 250 Guests

Offley Place is a beautiful Seventeenth Century Country House, set in its own grounds in the pretty 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 making it an ideal location for a Wedding Venue. It is licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies and offers three rooms in which to conduct the Ceremony from intimate ceremonies and up to lavish grand ceremonies up to 120 guests.

We are also licensed to hold outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in the Gazebo in the Rose Garden. Guests stand amongst the immaculate rose bushes and lawns during the ceremony with a front row for immediate family or guets who could not stand for longer periods.

Our beautiful light drenched conservatory which offers stunning views across the parkland and is also licenced for civil ceremonies. We can seat upto 82 guests in the conservatory or 120 using the adjoing restaurant. For the larger Wedding Party why not look at our brand new Heater Ballroom, which can accommodate as many as 250 people for a sit down meal plus dance floor area. Offley Place has 16 beautifully designed bedrooms which are available for guest accommodation.

One of the great luxuries of booking Offley place for your Big Day is that we are available for private exclusive use, where no other functions or guests would be allowed into the main house.

A real Hidden Gem of Hertfordshire!

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your plans with us.

  • Stunning Conservatory/Orangery with stunning 17th Century red brick focal wall with breathtaking view out
  • Offley Place has 16 luxury en-suite bedrooms.
  • Exclusive use available
  • Brand new venue for 250 guests
  • Civil Marriage License for up to 120 guests in our conservatory or outside in our unique Rose Garden
  • Homely yet luxurious and unique in Hertfordshire with 27 acres of stunning land for photographs, your drinks reception, garden games and so uch more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Georgina B. Getting married on 18/03/2023
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    They are thieves. Its shocking they call themselves a business

    Me and my partner had our wedding booked here for March 2021 , however you to covid it couldn't go ahead. Offley have taken our money and are ignoring our emails. I have tried to reach out to them on social media but they just keep deleting my comments. I know they have done the same to other couples. I don't not recommend going with Offley.

    Offley Place's reply:

    We are sorry to hear that you feel this way as we have tried our utmost over a number of months to work with you. When your initial wedding day couldn't take place on March 2021, we touched base with you to discuss what you wished to do. As per your request, we transferred your wedding date to March 2022 at no additional cost.

    We can assure you that all emails are responded to as soon as we can, and that no emails are being ignored.

    We look forward to working with you towards the wedding day of your dreams.
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    Tanya G. Married on 17/10/2021
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    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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    George H. Married on 16/08/2021
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    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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    Kimberley Married on 30/06/2021
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    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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    Lisa T. Married on 30/06/2021
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    Finally got married!

    After having worried so much, I am so happy I was able to get married last week! Offley Place was such a fantastic venue. The conservatory is stunning, and the food was fantastic! I was surprised to see some negative comments here, as the team were always so responsive and helpful whenever we had questions, especially after we had to postpone for the second time. Cant wait to see the photos, as we had such a lovely day and it will be with us forever.
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    Emma W. Married on 25/06/2021
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    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.
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    Darcey F. Married on 01/06/2021
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    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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    Delilah Married on 01/09/2020
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    Wedding of my dreams

    We decided to go ahead with our wedding despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and I am so glad we did! The Offley team helped us every step of the way and really made sure we felt reassured about the situation. We certainly made the best of a bad situation and an incredibly memorable day came out of it. Thank you so much Offley place for all your hard work.
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    Kapil S. Married on 05/06/2020
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    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”.

    Offley Place's reply:

    As a small business, Offley Place has worked very hard throughout the pandemic to accommodate the needs of all of our wedding couples. We did our utmost to provide alternative dates, taking into account existing bookings and couple's requirements.

    As the pandemic prolonged, we have had to move couple's wedding dates up to three times which has been a challenging time for us all. Our priority has always been the couples, and we have postponed over a hundred weddings to date.

    The sudden closure of the hotel was entirely unforeseen and out of our control. During this time, there may have been slight delays in correspondence as we are a small team working on reduced hours from home.

    Unfortunately, in this case a mutual agreement could not be reached and the couple did decide to take matters further. This was disheartening to see as we had tried hard over a number of months to reach an agreement where the couple could have the wedding of their dreams.

    We welcome any further communication with the couple in an attempt to resolve this matter amicably.
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    Neil W. Married on 21/03/2020
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    Small Claims Court Against Offley Place

    Booking 6 months in advance and paying 100% of the money turned to disaster. ______________ cancelled 9.50pm the night before 21st March ‘20, even though the government only banned weddings (due to COVID) on 23rd and closed hotels on 25th.
    You might see lots of messages of sympathy on Offley website. Don’t be fooled. We were met with a brick wall response, as have others. The hotel were taken to small claims court and we won.
    A directorship and staff with fake pretences.
    All so be aware that you cannot have a make-up room for the bride if you want an early wedding.
    The hotel agreed to 12.30am for the ceremony and then returned remarks that they do not offer early weddings - even though it was on our contract.

    Offley Place's reply:

    During these exceptionally difficult times, we as a small business have done our utmost to support and assist all of our couples. Following the evening announcement on Friday 20th March from the government calling upon all hospitality venues to close as soon as possible that evening we had no alternative but to close the hotel before this wedding. We communicated with the couple as soon as the announcement was over at 7pm and explained the unfortunately situation. We alongside the couple felt completely devastated that this wedding could no longer proceed as we had absolutely everything in place to conduct the day. We offered a full postponement of the wedding date to a time where it could be carried out safely and lawfully, however this was rejected by the couple.

    The following morning the registrars contacted Offley Place to seek permission to conduct the civil ceremony onsite, confirming that there would be no more than a total of 5 people present. After discussion, we agreed to keep Offley Place open especially for their ceremony as the couple would not have been able to legally get married elsewhere. We as a team wished to do everything that we could for the wedding couple, and were sincerely sympathetic to this unfortunate timing.
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    Lisa A. Married on 10/01/2020
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    Amazing place to get married!

    We got married here in January 2020 and it was just such an amazing day. The charm of the conservatory was what drew us to Offley Place as well as the staff. The team here are so wonderful, nothing is too much trouble! From the service to the setting as well as the food and drink - everything was just perfect and we can’t thank you enough!
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    Karen Married on 01/07/2016
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    We had a Friday late afternoon wedding with a buffet. From the moment we arrived the staff were really accommodating and helped loads, they made sure the day ran smoothly and we had the best day ever. Many guests have said it's the best wedding they had been too. The food was excellent and they made whatever we requested. The venue is amazing and very picturesque, we were fortunate to have the place to ourselves which added to the magic of the day.
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    Perfect Wedding Venue for Perfect Day

    I got married at Offley Place in February (2013) from the first time I visited to the morning after, everything was perfect. And I was no easy bride!!
    Staff and services were 100% spot on.. and all our guests commented on how stunning the venue and rooms all were, food was brilliant.
    Can not fault a thing.
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    This has the WOW factor!

    Offley Place was amazing, from the moment we chose this venue the service was impeccable. The day run so smoothly we couldn't have asked for a better venue. The grounds are beautiful which made our photos stunning - this really is a venue of your dreams at a reasonable price!

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