Sopwell House

(56 reviews) 56 5
Cottonmill Lane St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ
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About Sopwell House

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans
Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ

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

Facilities at Sopwell House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Sopwell House Reviews (56)

Fell in love with the venue instantly
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By Reshma and Nealesh Mistry, on 30 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

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.

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Harris, on 08 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2018

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

Thank you!
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By Annalisa and Cristopher, on 08 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

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

Amazing Day
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By Ryan and Victoria, on 08 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

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

Our Wedding Weekend
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By Mr & Mrs Litchfield, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2018

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.

Amazing Day
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By Dan & Rach, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2017

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!

Extra Special
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By Sam & Dan, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

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.

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Gerard & Caroline, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2017

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.

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Deller, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017

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.

Time of our Lives
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By Nicki & Matt, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Thank you so much we had the best time of live's! The service from all of the staff at Sopwell was truly outstanding !!

4th August 2017
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By The Lynchs, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 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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By Sabrina and Cyril, on 01 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2017

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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