Down Hall Hotel & Spa

(10)
£256 - £336 pp
Up to 180
100 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
Escape to this beautiful country house in Essex a for the perfect wedding day!
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£256
Maximum Price
£336
Minimum Number of Guests
60
Choose from either our Lily, Magnolia or Orchid packages!
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
100
Sleeps No. of People
200
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Dating back to 1322, Down Hall has a wonderful array of rooms and suites to host the most intimate of ceremonies, luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions, most with panoramic views over our beautiful gardens. Our Chef and his team have created the most delicious menus for your special occasion, using the freshest and finest ingredients either from our own vegetable garden or locally sourced produce, complimented by outstanding personal service from our staff. Our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators will guide you through your arrangements from the very first time you contact us, to the moment you take your vows. Every detail is taken care of and they come equipped with lists of recommended suppliers, creative ideas and years of valuable experience to help make your wedding day everything you could have ever dreamed of and more. Our different wedding reception rooms can cater for parties of different sizes, with our largest room holding 150 guests and our smallest 32. Large windows provide a dramatic outlook onto our landscaped Hertfordshire gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for live music performances and dancing, following your first dinner with your friends and family as husband and wife. For more information about planning your wedding day at Down Hall please send an inquiry.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca
I can't wait to find out more about your wedding!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1986
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(10)
R
Ryan & Annabelle
Happy couple married in March
March 2019
Nothing was too much trouble
Down Hall was without question the perfect setting for our wedding in March of this year. We both fell in love with the location as soon as we arrived, driving along the beautiful drive, up to the magnificent house and well maintained gardens. Internally, the decor is luxurious with lots of ornate detailing and an abundance of natural light. Externally, the grounds are a perfect size with lots of interesting features for some memorable wedding photographs. The staff are extremely attentive both during the preparations and also on the big day itself. We felt confident that everyone knew exactly what was expected from them and nothing was too much trouble when you needed something. Particular mention must go to Maria (Wedding Coordinator) and Andrew (Toastmaster) who were exceptional throughout. Whether you are having a large wedding or more intimate day, we have no hesitation in recommending Down Hall and its staff, who went over and above making our wedding day so perfect.
S
Sam @ Beautiful-you
Wedding: November
November 2018
Stunning wedding venue
Have worked here many of times such a gorgeous wedding venue
N
Nikki Pearman-Turner
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
Beautiful venue in and out
My husband and I got married at Downhall in August 2018 we viewed over 6 different venues and Downhall is by far the superior! it is a stunning and beautiful venue in and out! The staff are friendly and helpful. Food is delicious and the rooms are spacious and excellent. We received lots of wonderful comments on our wedding day about the venue and the day itself. We had a lovely day! cannot recommend Downhall enough. If your looking to get married then Downhall is the place! you will not be disappointed. Check it out!
J
Jennifer Whiten
Happy couple married in May
July 2018
Faultless!
Down Hall is faultless. Amazing venue, guest rooms, staff, facilities and food – everything was perfect on our special day. So many photo opportunities if the weather isn’t great on your big day as the grounds and interior are stunning. From the moment we drove up the main entrance we knew we had to get married here and that was before we’d even stepped through the door! The area getting ready in the morning was so beautiful, as is everything about this venue. The staff worked so hard to ensure our big day went without a glitch and the wedding planners are incredible and so accommodating – and clearly have the patience of a saint as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the food was exceptional and the party in the evening was packed all night on the dancefloor, right through to closing at 1am and then the party afterwards in the hotel bar – our guests were thoroughly entertained. I only have great things to say about this venue – it was the most magical day and will always be very special to us. Thank you so much – I wish we could do it all again!
G
Grace & David Rospo
Happy couple married in January
July 2018
Perfect wedding
From start to finish I can’t fault Down Hall! From the moment I went to the open day I knew I had to get married here. Marie our wedding co-ordinater was fantastic from Day one, she was always available and was happy to answer any questions I had, She was so helpful and just a really lovely person overall. It made the experience stress free (believe it or not) If you are thinking about getting married here and just can’t decided my advice is just to do it you will not be dissapointed. Our Wedding day couldn;t have gone better it was so well planned and everything looked amazing. Can’t fault the staff they were all fantastic, every single one. The rooms are lovely too and the food was exceptional. If I could do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing!
M
Maria
Happy couple married in November
July 2018
Fabulous venue and wedding team
My husband and I got married here and we had the most perfect day! The wedding team were fantastic and our wedding co-ordinator, Marie was always on hand to answer my questions and was so helpful in providing ideas for my wedding. The grounds are fantastic and are beautiful! All the staff, chefs, waiters and bar staff and everyone else behind the scenes really made the day go smoothly and if there were any hiccups I certainly didn’t know about them! Down hall has everything you want for your wedding – comfortable rooms for guests, amazing food, helpful staff and an amazing wedding team who make planning a wedding so much easier!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7AS, England

Travel Notes

Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

Nearest Town

Bishop’s Stortford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Bishop’s Stortford

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Essex Enquirer

Industry Awards (1)

Best Essex Venue
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Honestly, they're all uniquely fabulous!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't get bogged down by the little things!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Pet ring bearers (if well behaved!)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Grand, luxurious, ornate, historic, relaxed.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We're lucky to have fantastic photo opportunities both inside and outside.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Ant and Dec and Gallagher brothers!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Has the be the Heritage Tomato Brushcetta!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Stone baked pizzas every day!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We've got a lovely gallery area situated in the older part of the building, it's beautiful for photos and getting ready for your big day!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team spirit and attention to detail.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferFree bottle of champagne for head table through Bridebook.