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Sopwell House

St Albans, Hertfordshire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
58 reviews
Menus from £109
15 to 260 Guests

About

Nestled within acres of the peaceful Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House offers you the perfect venue for your wedding celebrations. Whether you’re planning an extravagant event or a more intimate celebration, the gorgeous St. Albans’ hotel provides the perfect place for weddings of all sizes and styles.

The stunning Georgian building’s elegant architecture and exquisite interiors are complemented wonderfully by the charming grounds. The striking features of the house and grounds provide the perfect backdrop for your important wedding photos.

Sopwell House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you use of the fantastic venue for your whole wedding day with up to 500 guests. To make the most of the venue, you will enjoy the services of the professional, experienced wedding co-ordinators who will work closely with you to ensure that your individual, dream day becomes a reality.

Accommodating up to 380 guests, the newly refurbished function suites provide the perfect party space with state-of-the-art mood lighting and a large dance floor and stage. The St Alban Suite is stylishly decorated and acts as the perfect blank canvas for your celebrations. All of our ground floor function rooms open onto the terrace where you can enjoy stunning views across the grounds.

For your wedding breakfast, you can choose between a wide variety of cuisines including Kosher and Asian dishes.

The hotel has 128 well-appointed, stylishly decorated rooms and suites to offer your overnight guests at preferential rates. Other facilities on the premises include: a brasserie, a restaurant for fine dining, fantastic spa facilities, a nearby golf course, and so much more! Everything is taken care of for you to have the most wonderful celebration.

  • The Georgian country house is the former residence of Lord Mountbatten
  • Within 12 acres of charming Hertfordshire countryside
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and outdoor weddings
  • Flexible function suites
  • 128 rooms at special rates for your guests
  • Excellent transport to London, local train stations and airports

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Beautician
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
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    Kristy K. Married on 03/05/2022
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    A truly special day!!!

    Ellie and all of the team were fantastic from start to finish and made the planning process so easy and stress free, especially when we only had 10 weeks to plan the wedding. The food was the best wedding food we have ever tasted no one went away hungry! We truly had a very special day and this couldn't have been made possible without the great staff at the hotel.
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    Joanna N. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Great Wedding experience

    Sopwell House is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The grounds are stunning and look amazing in wedding photos. We got married in November (we were lucky with the weather) but even in autumn, the photos look great.
    All staff are lovely and are very helpful with any enquiries. Shout out to our wedding co-ordinator Samantha, we were planning our wedding during covid (which wasn't easy with all the uncertainty!) but she was very flexible and patient, always happy
    to help and handled any enquires asap.

    Event rooms are spacious - we used the Mount Batton suite for our ceremony and then the St Alban suite for our reception. The St Alban suite can be tailored to suit all sizes using partitions for smaller weddings. We had 120 people in total using all the event space - definitely plenty of room for tables, Dj & dance floor with room to spare.
    The food is amazing, lots of options for different tastes, even for fussy eaters there's lots of options/flexibility with choices.
    I think you typically get the bar area in the foyer dedicated to your event when you book the St Alban suite. This was a really nice area for canapés/for people to talk away from loud music. We also put our magic mirror photobooth, reception food spread, sweet table and guest books out here.

    Booking a room/bridal suite the night before is a great idea as you can use that room for the morning of. Rooms are spacious and beds are very comfy. They can bring breakfast to your room for the entire bridal party if ordered, which was really appreciated, as I don't think we would've eaten otherwise!

    Overall, we had the best day. There's always stresses leading up to the wedding, but on the day, none of that matters and everything came together so well. A massive thank you to everyone at Sopwell for making that possible!
    We'll be back for some cocktails soon.
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    Reshma Married on 19/04/2019
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    Fell in love with the venue instantly

    We had never heard of Sopwell House before but we wanted to do fireworks and this venue came up in the Google search.

    We went for a viewing and fell in love with the venue instantly. The staff were so professional which assured us that this was the right venue for us.

    Shanine, Mandy, Tony, Danilo, Mattia & Luca were especially helpful even when I had last minute requests. They went over and beyond what they needed to do which resulted in our wedding being absolutely perfect.

    I would recommend Sopwell House as a wedding venue to anyone.
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    Mr Married on 12/08/2018
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    Perfect Day

    Thank you so much for all of your help and advice during the many months of preparation for the Wedding, and also on the day.

    We all had a great time!

    We suspect that Sopwell House may well get some enquiries from some of our guests for weddings that are currently being planned.

    With best regards,

    Mr and Mrs Harris
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    Annalisa Married on 11/08/2018
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    Thank you!

    I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful wedding you organised, everything went perfectly and everyone was so pleased and happy (they’re still talking about it!).
    It was really the perfect day, perfect weather, food (one of the guests who had the vegetarian dish said that she would lick the plate if she could), buffet was lovely and almost all the cheese was gone by the end of the evening.

    Thanks again so much!!

    Annalisa and Cristopher
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    Ryan Married on 11/08/2018
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    Amazing Day

    We have just returned back from an amazing honeymoon in St Lucia :)

    As we are just about over our jetlag and settled we both wanted to say thank you for organising a great wedding day, everything went smoothly and we were impressed with you and the event team and running of the day and thanks for your lovely message in our guest book ??

    Hoping the rest of the wedding season goes well for you and sure we will speak/see you in the future if we pop by Sopwell.

    Thanks

    Victoria and Ryan
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    Mr Married on 18/04/2018
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    Our Wedding Weekend

    Thank you for all of your help with planning our wedding weekend! We truly appreciate your incredible communication and organisation in the lead-up to the big day and also for being there to make sure everything runs smoothly. Our wedding day and dinner the night before was so special largely because of you, so thank you very much for all of your help!

    I would highly recommend Sopwell House to anyone looking to plan a wedding or an event.
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    Dan Married on 29/10/2017
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    Amazing Day

    Thank you we had such an amazing evening. The team on the day and night were excellent and there were so many hidden touches that really set the day off. I’ll list some of the amazing thing the team did (although I know they were doing so much more behind the scenes):

    Made sure Rachel and I had water and food during photos! This was really appreciated.
    Reacted to a couple of last minute changes to the timings, and nothing was too much for them.
    Laid out cake and cheese and it was presented so beautifully.
    Liaised with our guests and everyone I spoke to said how amazing the team had looked after us all from start to finish.
    Looked after the bands and photographer so well.
    Hidden touches to our room with the bottle of champagne and the balloon. We weren’t expecting that it was a lovely touch.

    I could write a huge list about how amazing they all were and how much fun we had but to put it simply, the team were awesome.

    Thank you to you especially for putting up with us, and organising such an amazing day for us. We’ll be back next year for the anniversary!
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    Sam Married on 21/10/2017
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    Extra Special

    Thank-you so much for everything that you and the team did to make our wedding day extra special.

    Working as Head of Events myself I really appreciate good service and was completely blown away by everyone's hard work and effort to go above and beyond to give me and Dan the most perfect day.

    You have honestly been amazing and we couldn't have asked for more! All of our guests commented on how great the service and food was.

    There was one lady in particular who was absolutely amazing - she made all of our guests feel at ease and went out of her way when one of our guests needed something from the shop to make sure that they got this. I did tell her on the day how amazing I thought she was.

    We will definitely be recommending Sopwell House to all of our friends and family and are so happy to have shared our special day in such a lovely venue.

    Thank-you for everything.
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    Gerard Married on 29/09/2017
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    Thank you!

    Caroline and myself would like to extend our thanks to everyone at Sopwell House. Your help and advice throughout has been excellent. We would also like to thank Albino in particular who ensured all the catering to our guests ran so smoothly and for his help throughout the wedding.
    All our guests thoroughly enjoyed their Wedding experience at Sopwell House.
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    Mr Married on 18/08/2017
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    Perfect Day

    I just wanted to write to thank you and your team for enabling us to have such a wonderful celebration last Friday.
    All of the team were hugely helpful and friendly, and Mandy in particular went out of her way to get to know my parents a little and to make the day feel really special for them. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and even the weather behaved perfectly - sunny for the photos, rain while we ate, and sunny again by the time people were leaving! Everyone, from baby Josh upwards, seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves, and I know that my parents were absolutely delighted with how the day went.
    Many thanks again, and please do pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the team involved.
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    Nicki Married on 12/08/2017
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    Time of our Lives

    Thank you so much we had the best time of live's! The service from all of the staff at Sopwell was truly outstanding !!
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    The Married on 04/08/2017
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    4th August 2017

    Thank you so much. We had an amazing day. It couldn't have been better. You and your team did an excellent job, everything was perfect.
    Please pass on our thank yous to all your team. The service and food was excellent.
    Thanks again!!
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    Sabrina Married on 16/07/2017
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    A massive thank you for help in organising the wedding and accommodating for everything we needed. The venue was perfect and everyone commented how beautiful the grounds were and the hall. The bridal suite was fantastic and the cards, pedals on the bed, bottle of champagne and strawberries was greatly appreciated.

    Just a big thank you!
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    Stephen Married on 11/06/2017
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    Thank You!

    I just wanted to thank you to all at Sopwell again for all your assistance in making Justine and Adam's wedding a great success. You and your colleagues' attention to detail was superb and everything went totally to plan.

    The hotel facilities and rooms were also excellent for our stay.

    I will certainly recommend Sopwell to anyone who asks in the future!

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Events

09 Oct
Open Door

Join us for this fantastic event, ideal for couples to be looking to explore our beautiful venue, browse some amazing local suppliers and tick some things off your planning list!

You will find florists, bridal wear specialists, cake suppliers, DJs and bands, photographers and much more...

For any further information please contact weddings@sopwellhouse.co.uk or call 01727 750 466.

Date: From 09/10/2022 to 09/10/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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