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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: October 2023

Shendish Manor is a beautiful country wedding venue located in the picturesque Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Situated on 160 acres of private land, this expansive manor is ideal for those seeking to escape the busy city and rejoice in total harmony. Just 20-minutes from central London via train, couples won’t have to travel far to experience the unforgettable country wedding they’ve always dreamt of.

Facilities and Capacity

For those seeking to wed in the great outdoors, the Dutch Garden’s Gazebo makes for intimate ceremonies. The gorgeous stone gazebo allows couples to exchange vows in a one-of-a-kind setting as friends and family watch on on comfy seating. The Dutch Gardens can be used throughout your celebrations including cocktail parties and lawn games. As the sun sets over the Hertfordshire countryside, you and your guests can mingle and sip on beverages as the stars begin to fill the night sky. The indoor Organgy Restaurant is ideal for banquets and receptions. Complete with a full-service bar and door leading to the Dutch Gardens Terrace, this space allows you to make the best of the indoors and outdoors. For receptions, this area has ample space for seated guests and a dance floor. There are a number of different event spaces great for galas, receptions, and parties of up to 400 guests. Additional facilities at Shendish Manor include a golf course, free parking for up to 200 cars, and more.

Accommodation

This manor provides 7-0 stunning rooms for newlyweds and their guests to retire and enjoy a great night’s sleep. 18 of the guest rooms have been individually renovated to showcase the manor’s vintage character and historical past. In the modern wing, 52 more rooms feature comfy bedding, air-conditioning, high-quality furnishings, and inviting decor.

Services Offered

Upon booking your wedding at Shendish Manor, their dedicated events staff will be on-hand to ensure that your celebrations run as smoothly as possible. They will assist in the complete setup and breakdown of all decor, allowing you to focus on more meaningful matters. For newlyweds looking for something extra special, this manor offers an all-inclusive Romantic Package. This collection includes a complimentary night’s stay, a full English or continental breakfast, a three-course meal, a bottle of sparkling wine, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Asian wedding
Stately home
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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4.9 out of 5 rating
34 reviews
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98% Recommended by couples

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34 reviews
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Teresa Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day perfect

From start to finish our experience with Shendish Manor and the team has been exceptional. Grace and the rest of the events team helped us every step of the way and made sure our big day went perfectly. Grace was so lovely, efficient and proactive. Sorting out bits we had not even thought of so the process and day went so smoothly. I highly recommend this venue. We had a 300 strong wedding and everything from cost to accommodation, food, and cleaning to overseeing and execution of the day was spot on.
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Bsz Sent on 31/08/2022
1.4 out of 5 rating

Shambolic new staff team

The team appears to have had significant turnover.
This is unfortunate as it meant on the day many important details were missed, forgotten or simply not bothered with.

For example serving the bridesmaid and bride allergens, cutting up the entire cake, not setting a room up for the bride and groom, not giving the bride or groom drinks or canapes, the mother of the bride twisting her ankle on uneven flooring...

The list just goes on and on, best to just avoid this place for your wedding.
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Jolene A. Sent on 11/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day ever

I honestly have no words we have been floating literally since Saturday. We wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. We have had so many compliments on everything and in all honesty I want to do it all over again. Thank you all for everything and for our magical day.
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Meera G. Sent on 04/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

COVID Fairytale Indian Wedding

Due to the lockdown we had to reschedule both our Civil and Hindu Wedding ceremonies and Bryher and the team at Shendish Manor made this process stress free and were very flexible. We managed to have our Civil Ceremony in August which was truly magical and will be having the Hindu wedding in a few weeks time and I have no worries as I know Bryher and the team will make sure that I have the best day possible.
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Maria S. Sent on 13/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Maria & Tim's Tiny Covid Wedding

We had a wonderful day, despite the Covid restrictions and limitations. The staff worked above and beyond our expectations, nothing was too much to ask for.
Together we spent a lot of time planning, revising plans and re-planning, right up to the last minute. We constantly reviewed the government regulations to ensure everything was compliant and that both staff and our guests were safe. It was difficult all round navigating through the ever-changing circumstances, but together we worked to achieve a fantastic Wedding Day to remember. My thanks to all the Shendish staff.
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A Sent on 17/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went perfectly!

Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help in organising our wedding. Everything went perfectly and we were so happy with how the whole day went. Everyone at the venue was brilliant and so helpful on the day.
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R Sent on 17/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for providing a wonderful experience

We just wanted to say what a great day we had. All the facilities were beautiful including the grounds, the Aspley suite and the Orangery, and your Operations team worked most professionally and efficiently to ensure that all the areas needed for the ceremony and the reception were ready on time and looked magnificent.

We would also like to thank you for helping us to plan the layout of the Aspley suite and for being accommodating in terms of where to leave things before the ceremony and after the reception. We felt the day went very smoothly and both we and our guests enjoyed the whole occasion immensely.

Thank you again for providing such a wonderful experience.
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Frances Sent on 06/08/2008
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding

A beautiful setting, rooms excellent & staff nice, but the hotel is very unorganised, the food was nothing like the tasting, more like a cavery on the day, I could not even eat my potatoes and I was the bride, the front of house manager left a week before & no one bothered to tell me till i rang 2 days before my wedding, I asked for no shots/doubles to be served on the free bar, which they were, so therefore we ran out, it was very very unorganised, be very wary brides & grooms
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Margaret Sent on 22/11/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service

The Service at Shendish Manor is great. Each staff member worked really hard to get our daughters wedding perfect. This was a perfect day and evening, and all enjoyed themselves. We would recommend this hotel to anyone
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Ruth Sent on 14/11/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Accommodation

We went to our friends wedding at the weekend and the hotel was outstanding, bedrooms all clean, fresh and new. I am now holding a date for my wedding in 2009. I can't wait!
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Mrs Sent on 26/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Super Venue for all occasions

Shendish Manor has splendid facilities to cater for all occasions. They can cater for up to 350 for your wedding. I found this venue by looking on hitched and have had a showround already for my sons wedding. I am holding a date already waiting for my son to see it, this would suit all couples down to the ground.
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Sarah Sent on 23/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

October Wedding

Our large wedding for 250 people went without a hitch. I was thinking what can go wrong, but nothing did. The day was perfect and the attention to detail from the organisers, chef and staff were fantastic. Definately worth having your wedding at Shendish Manor. My husband to be also played golf before getting married to me, and he really enjoyed his bonding with his male friends and family
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Mrs Sent on 23/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

A splendid Affair

My daughter had her wedding a few weeks ago at Shendish Manor. She picked the venue before she saw the final finishing touches of the new hotel, so ofcourse, mothers panic. All was great, better than I imagined. The service, food and organisation of the hotel was outstanding
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Greg Sent on 15/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Small Occassion

We had a small wedding for only 20 people but for Shendish Manor nothing was too much trouble. We had the best time and it was a wonderful affair. The Manor and bedrooms are fantastic. My new wife was over the moon.
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Amanda Sent on 11/10/2007
5 out of 5 rating

Great Showround, worth visiting

Our showround to the hotel was professional and we were looked after very well. We were not rushed. The grounds are amazing and so is the rest of the new hotel. A real eye opener. We went onto Hitched to obtain a brochure with a few venues, but Shendish Manor was the quickest in their response. We have since been back and paid our deposit. 5* to the Sales and the friendly team.
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Shendish Manor Real Weddings

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15 photos · 31/07/2021
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Preferred suppliers

Just Smile (Wedding Production)
5.0 out of 5 rating , 26 reviews
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My Big Day
5.0 out of 5 rating , 20 reviews
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Andy Sidders Photography
5.0 out of 5 rating , 24 reviews
· Photographers
Ian Ellis FGPT - Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies
5.0 out of 5 rating , 14 reviews
· Toastmasters
Hayley Pomfrett - Wedding Violinist
5.0 out of 5 rating , 7 reviews
· Music and DJs

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London HP3 0AA Hemel Hempstead (Hertfordshire)
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