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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Sopwell House is a wedding venue in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Situated amidst 12 acres of peaceful, picturesque countryside, this charming Georgian country house, formerly the residence of Lord Mountbatten, is the perfect setting for a day of romance and splendour.

Facilities and Capacity

Sopwell House is a licensed venue and hosts weddings of all sizes and styles, from relaxed, intimate gatherings to large, extravagant celebrations for parties of up to 500 guests. The newly refurbished function suites can accommodate parties of up to 380 people and feature a large dance floor, stage, and state-of-the-art mood lighting. The stylishly decorated St Alban Suite provides the perfect blank canvas, and the ground floor function rooms open onto the terrace, where you and your guests can enjoy sweeping views of the grounds. The venue has 128 well-appointed, stylishly decorated rooms and suites for you and your guests. Other facilities include a brasserie, a fine-dining restaurant, fantastic spa facilities, and more.

Services Offered

Sopwell House is available for exclusive use. The venue's experienced and dedicated wedding team will work closely with you to ensure you get the most out of your time at Sopwell House. They will help you navigate the various wedding packages, and they're more than happy to answer any questions you may have. They offer the flexibility you need to celebrate your day your way, and they can't wait to help you design a unique and wonderful wedding experience that you and your loved ones will never forget. Contact the Sopwell House team today for further information and to schedule a visit. They look forward to meeting you and showing you around.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Large hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

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
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
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Sopwell House

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Cindy Sent on 02/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Lovely venue with lots of history and character

We had our wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast at Sopwell House. their small wedding package covers a great menu, wine and canape selection. Their event planning and staff on ground are all very friendly and helpful, going extra mile to help us with last minute touches in the table stationery and setup. we had a fabulous day and can't thank them enough.
Charlotte T. Sent on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We had the perfect day

We were so pleased with what Sopwell house had to offer. In the build up to our wedding we had planning meetings in person with a dedicated events planner who was brilliant. The room and grounds were beautiful, and the food was lovely. The day was so well organised and the team did a great job looking after us and our guests.
Ines R. Sent on 29/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

We love Sopwell house; so it was an easy choice to decide to get married there! Sam, the events manager so amazing! Super helpful, accommodating and responsive
We did a dry hire; so that’s all I can say!
Natasha E. Sent on 12/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The perfect day!

Sopwell house is the perfect luxury wedding venue. Fantastic food & drink, beautiful grounds, great service & a stunning hotel for guests to stay at and enjoy.

Samantha was professional and helpful the entire process - from signing our contract to helping with suppliers and organisation. Bobby was also amazing. The day run so smoothly despite a very last minute handover and did everything in his power to make the day perfect. All our guests have commented on what a fantastic it was. The food and drink was great and all the staff were friendly.
Thank you for a great day!
Corinne Sent on 07/09/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Country wedding venue

Sopwell House is a fantastic venue especially for an outside wedding. The grounds are well kept and they have a lovely ornate pond with a bridge over it which makes a fab backdrop for photos. The staff were all very friendly, welcoming and helpful from the check in desk to the dining experience. The events team are very professional and do everything possible to make your dream wedding day. They are very accommodating and are more than happy to spend time showing you round the grounds and venues in the lead up to your big day so that you are very familiar with everything. They hand over to the Operations Manager for your wedding day who ensures everything you want is ready for you and your outside suppliers. They can recommend suppliers too if needed. The venue lends itself really well to weddings and has a country, refined air to it though not far from London at all and accessed from main motorways. It was a truly special, magical day and we have wonderful memories.
Kristy K. Sent on 06/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Joanna N. Sent on 22/04/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

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.
Reshma Sent on 30/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anonymous Sent on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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
Annalisa Sent on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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
Ryan Sent on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.


Victoria and Ryan
Anonymous Sent on 01/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Dan Sent on 01/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sam Sent on 01/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Gerard Sent on 01/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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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