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Last update: November 2023
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.
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.
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Lovely venue with lots of history and character
We did a dry hire; so that’s all I can say!
We had the perfect day
Country wedding venue
The perfect day!
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!
A truly special day!!!
Great Wedding experience
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.
Fell in love with the venue instantly
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.
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
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
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
Our Wedding Weekend
I would highly recommend Sopwell House to anyone looking to plan a wedding or an event.
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!
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.
All our guests thoroughly enjoyed their Wedding experience at Sopwell House.
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