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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Pendley Manor is a Victorian wedding venue situated in Hertfordshire, England. Set on 35 acres of manicured gardens and woodlands, this country estate provides the perfect escape for a secluded celebration. At Pendley Manor, allowing you the opportunity to host the wedding of your dreams is of the utmost importance. This house hotel offers thoughtfully compiled wedding packages so that you can get the most out of your stay. From professional and attentive staff to divine cuisines and luxurious accommodation, Pendley Manor has the all-inclusive wedding experience you are looking for.

Facilities and Capacity

Pendley Manor is licensed to host both your civil ceremony and your reception. Their reception rooms are furnished traditionally with preserved original Victorian features. The Harcourt Ballroom offers a romantic space that can accommodate 80-200 attendees for a celebratory reception. For those planning micro weddings, the Acorn Room provides an intimate space for up to 20 guests. The sophisticated oak-panelled Verney Room is ideal for hosting smaller receptions of 80 close family and friends. While the bright and charming Simon Suite offers an airy indoor space with an adjacent patio suitable for larger gatherings of 160 guests. If an outdoor wedding is what you had in mind, at Pendley Manor we also have our Grand Marquee, which can host up to 450 guests. This venue can also accommodate overnight stays with 84 elegant bedrooms at your disposal.

Services Offered

Pendley Manor provides an array of unique services to ensure a magical experience for you and your guests. Their dedicated wedding specialist can guide you through the organisation of your special day. Whether you’re planning a grand wedding with a dramatic helicopter entrance or something more intimate and understated, Pendley Manor is more than happy to cater to your vision. For your convenience, the venue offers a range of bespoke packages so you can choose the one that suits your budget and needs. Their expert executive chef created their delectable wedding menu, including AA Rosette cuisines, delicious breakfast menus, and carefully chosen fine wines.

*The Grand Marquee - Brand New for 2023*

Introducing our Pendley Manor Grand Marquee - This stunning space is ideal for celebrating your special day, with up to 450 of your loved ones. One of the largest venues in the UK, The Grand Marquee has excellent accessibility from main UK towns, available all year round. Complete with a spacious foyer and a unique structure, which seamlessly blends into its surroundings while still allowing your wedding to be a stand out event! Finished with a neutral wooden floor throughout, starlit drapes, chandeliers and natural lighting via the wraparound glass panels, you can execute all of your decor visions perfectly. With a list of popular suppliers from florists to caterers, you have acess to acess to a fully functioning kitchen, ample preperation space and layout options for all event possibilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Marquees and tents
Large hotel
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:

Marquee available
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Pendley Manor Hotel

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
200 reviews
98% recommend it
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Bernie Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue!

We got married at Pendley Manor in April 2023 and we were so happy with the venue. The hotel and grounds are so beautiful and the location is lovely. Every room is decorated so nicely and it was the perfect place for our wedding. Through all of the planning process, Charlotte was so helpful and the team at Pendley really bought our vision for the day to life. They set everything up so beautifully and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The team for the day were great and made sure that we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend!
Megan Sent on 05/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Charlotte was amazing

We wanted to write a review about our great experience having our wedding reception at Pendley Manor last week. Firstly, we want to shout the highest praises for Charlotte - our main point of contact, who was an absolute joy to work with and who is incredible at her job.

We had our drinks reception in the Peacock lounge, followed by our wedding breakfast in the Oak Room and then finally our reception in the Simon Suite. We also had a private breakfast the next morning as we had over 25 guests staying at the hotel. We found the luxurious wedding package we had with Pendley to be very helpful as it included the booking of lots of suppliers like the DJ, toastmaster, stationary and flowers so this was a few less things for us to think about during the planning process.

We can safely say, the entire day was brilliant and went without a hiccup. We had so many compliments from our guests on the quality of the food and we also want to shout out how great all the staff were, especially the staff serving during the drinks reception and at the wedding breakfast.

There were only a few tiny things to point out - just be aware that there will be other weddings going on at the same time and they do overlap during the day. Especially sharing bathrooms in the evenings. The exterior of the building could do with a little TLC but that’s all!

Overall, we would definitely recommend Pendley to anyone thinking of having their wedding with them. Also, definitely treat yourself to an afternoon tea in the peacock lounge on one of your visits, we loved it!
Hayley M. Sent on 09/08/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Lovely Wedding but Cleaning Staff cant be Trusted

Our Wedding at Pendley Manor was Everything we asked for and more. The Staff were very attentive. Everything went to plan and to top it off the weather was glorious too. Peacocks wondering around in the grounds, Friends and family enjoying themselves while photos were being taken. We couldn’t have wished for a better day. It was Perfect from start to finish.
Oh, what a disappointment Sunday was. We met family for breakfast to go over how lovely the day had been.
We checked out and returned home. We couldn’t believe how lucky we had been with all the Money we had received from our guests.
Fortunately, we had counted it and made a note of who and how much (for Thank you cards) on Pendley Manor headed note paper before we went down to breakfast. on our recount when we got home, we found £440 was missing. Antony went straight back over to tell them what had happened. They assured us they would be able to check on the card entry if someone had been in our room. Next day Antony went back over to Pendley to be told the same, but a full investigation would take place. It took almost 1 ½ weeks to be told YES, they have evidence the room had been entered while we were having breakfast. They also knew exactly who it was.
They told us we now needed to contact the police (this should have been done on Day1 by Pendley Manor when we reported it to them)
The Police got in touch with Pendley Manor and interviewed the person involved. We were told YES she went into out room in the exact time frame we gave them when we had gone to breakfast. BUT Because she couldn’t be seen taking the money the result was there was not enough evidence.
The room was booked out until 11am no one should have entered. The cleaners must wait for a message once the room is vacated. I know this, as I was informed that the HR manager Karen, had asked the Person Why she went into the room without having received a text message that the room was ok to clean? The response was that she went into the room saw luggage then left. She had no right going in there. When we booked in on Friday afternoon, we had to give our Credit Card details over for security reasons I assume. Well what security did we have? If the police had been called right away this review would have been a different ending as the money would have been on the person.
I guess as there wasn’t enough evidence this person is still employed at Pendley Manor, so we are the only losers in the situation.
When we think of how much we spent on the wedding, Friend and relatives who stayed at the hotel on the night, some stayed two nights and all the money on the drinks all day and night.
At the beginning of this investigation Pendley Manor offered us an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast, which we accepted as we were told there is Strong Evidence that a person went into your room, and they would give statements too. After hearing there is not enough evidence, we have now declined this offer as it was like a slap in the face. Especially knowing the person who caused all this is most likely still working there.
I recommend anyone staying in the hotel to check their belongings before you leave the hotel, as if anything goes missing, even if you give the exact time’s you were out of your room and something goes missing, as the rooms don’t have cameras there will never be enough evidence.
Where is the management team at a time like this? The only person from Pendley Manor that has delt with us is Charlotte our wedding planner. She done an excellent job then she was left to sort this mess terrible business out. I think the whole Management team need to go on a refresher course
For customer service.
Such a terrible disappointment after a beautiful wedding. Thank you Charlotte, sorry you had to be dragged into this.
Nikki Sent on 28/06/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

We planned our wedding during the pandemic and Pendley Manor were so helpful and flexible. The day fell just outside restrictions in the end and we had a brilliant day. The staff were all so happy and helpful and the venue is beautiful.
Kerry Sent on 27/12/2021
1.8 out of 5 rating

Would avoid

Would not recommend using Pendley Manor for any form of hire, function or event. We had our wedding here back in August and felt as if the staff had completely forgotten there was a function happening. Not a single point of contact was available when issues started to arise. On arrival there was only one member of staff serving and it was his first day causing long waits. The decorations in the room had been mixed up with another wedding and food service was slow, inconsistent and not cooked as previously agreed. As the evening party commenced , the bar hadn't even been stocked enough to serve- they didn’t even have a shot glass or tequila. No management or anyone seemly in control of the event at any point. This is just a summary of some issues, there were several more.
Beyond the above, and perhaps the most frustrating thing (and a reason for giving 1 star over 2/3) it seems the handling in response to issues or complaints is to just ignore you instead of owning their mistakes. We did plan on spending our anniversary here every year but would not return because of this.
Sarah S. Sent on 27/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding service

Everyone at Pendley Manor were fantastic. Our special day was absolutely perfect. Frances and her team were amazing . Venue was stunning and food was delicious .Would recommend anyone to have their wedding there.
Added bonus of the roaming peacocks around the grounds ,definitely a talking point
Mrs Sent on 10/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we could have imagined and more!

Our day was absolutely wonderful, everything we could have imagined and more!
Each and every member of staff were amazing and so very helpful!
We didn't need to think about a thing, everything was dealt with and we were both left with nothing but to enjoy our day.
Anonymous Sent on 13/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day!

We cannot thank you enough for all your help and support that you have given to make our wedding day so special.

Everything was amazing and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect day!
Anonymous Sent on 13/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Loved Every Minute

Thank you so much for making our wedding day special.
Everything was wonderful + we loved every minute of it.
Lisa Sent on 04/10/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Wedding Day at Pendley Manor!

We're so happy that we chose Pendley Manor as the venue for our Wedding, we had a wonderful day which has given us so many special memories that we will treasure forever.

Our Civil Ceremony took place in the Simon Suite and our evening Reception in the Harcourt Ballroom and both looked beautiful. We were able to enjoy the fantastic grounds around Pendley Manor during our drinks reception which provided the perfect backdrop for our photographs, The vast grounds of Pendley Manor also allowed us to put on an impressive Fireworks display in the evening.

The 180 guests who attended have been so complimentary about the venue, the staff and all of the food. We had many guests who have dietary requirements and who are vegetarian and this was not a problem for the staff at the venue who provided us with wonderful food that catered for everyone.

Pendley Manor is a superb venue and we look forward to returning next year to stay for our 1st anniversary!

Lisa & Amit
Laura Sent on 11/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue!!

We had a lovely day at Pendley. Nothing was too much trouble ( including a few complex dietary requirements) and the service, attention to detail and food were great. All of the staff were really friendly and took the time to know the names of our wedding party, the felt more like friends by the end of the day! The building is also beautiful and the grounds are brilliant for photos. In the lead up to our wedding I felt that everything was taken care of and I honestly didn't have any doubts that Pendley wouldn't pull off exactly what we wanted. We also used their recommended flower supplier, Cherie Gardner, who was brilliant and very reasonable.

Thanks everyone at Pendley for an amazing day
Chris Sent on 14/02/2013
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Day

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so special. Everything was perfect and so many people have commented on what a fabulous venue it was.We both had an amazing day which we'll never forget.
Nicola Sent on 14/02/2013
5 out of 5 rating

A Total Success

Thank you for all your help in organising our wedding. The day was a total success. The guests were blown away by the excellent staff, amazing food and fabulous organisation!
Julie Sent on 14/02/2013
5 out of 5 rating

So Special & Perfect

Thank you for all your help and support which made our wedding day so special and perfect. We could not have wished for a better day and it went so smoothly. The staff were all so efficient and friendly.
Anonymous Sent on 18/05/2012
5 out of 5 rating

So Memorable

We would like to thank you and your staff for making our Golden Wedding so memorable. Everything was just as we wanted and everyone had a very good time.
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