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This historical country house may be the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and celebrations.
Pricing & Costs

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In-house catering
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Dedicated wedding co-ordinator Reception drink 3 course wedding breakfast Half bottle of House wine Glass of Italian sparkling wine to toast Chair cover with sash Table stationery Venue hire applies.

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Dedicated wedding co-ordinator Reception drink 3 course wedding breakfast Half bottle of House wine Glass of Italian sparkling wine to toast Chair cover with sash Table stationery Venue hire applies.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
LOOKING TO CELEBRATE IN 2022, WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH WITH THE TEAM TO DISCUSS YOUR WEDDING PLANS AND TO LOOK AT AVAILABLE DATES. THE SALES TEAM WILL HAPPILY TALK THROUGH THE WEDDING PACKAGES AND OPTIONS TO ENSURE YOUR WEDDING DAY IS EXTRA SPECIAL - DATES ARE GOING FAST SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Welcome to Hatfield House and congratulations on your Engagement! Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding venue or you are planning a large wedding celebration, here at Hatfield House you will find the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, our dramatic and two very different venues provide equally eye-catching wedding venues. The historic and grand Old Palace or the contemporary Riding School both provide a unique, timeless and magical backdrop for your wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alice and the hatfield house hospitality team
Thanks for getting in touch and we really do hope that you have found your perfect wedding venue, be it the Old Palace or the Riding School! The experienced team here are passionate about weddings and work tirelessly to ensure you and your family and friends have the best time - we have so many thank you cards expressing "what a wonderful wedding day" and I think you will agree that the beautiful wedding pictures show that we have a fantastic venue for your wedding.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lucy and Tom
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Christmas wedding
Lucy and I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a massive THANK YOU to you and everyone at Hatfield House for helping to make our wedding one of the best days of our lives. Ahead of the day, you were great in helping us to think of all the extra bits that we need to think about, and flexible to all our requests. On the day, from start to finish, everything ran perfectly, and we even got the weather we wanted! The venue was set up beautifully, and we had so many comments from our guests of how spectacular it looked. On the day, the team were attentive, and there exactly when you needed them - a special shout out to Chris too - who was absolutely fantastic. He even offered to come back to the venue on the Tuesday - his day off - so we could pick up items from the venue.
Laura and Doug
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Thank You!
I just wanted to let you know that our wedding day went absolutely beautifully on Saturday. The staff were fantastic and made everything so easy. The palace looked stunning. Thank you for getting the lights on the tables. The feedback from all the guests has been remarkable. Many have said it was the nicest wedding they've ever attended - due to the venue and the way it was run. The children had a great time exploring everywhere, and of course the lovely weather helped as they could play outside. So a big thank you from us again for all your help and for making our day so special.
Tony Forni
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Just wonderful!
The wedding day was just wonderful thank you and the months of planning were well rewarded. If some of the guests got very wet leaving the celebration then they left too early because when we strolled over to Lawn House just before 1am it was clear and dry! We called it a day at our after party a few hours later feeling delighted that the day had gone so well. The Bride and Groom were smiling from dawn to the next dawn! November was always going to be a risk weather wise but apart from being unable to stroll around the gardens it hardly seemed to feature at all. The room was just delightful and I have to say that Kate was fantastic, in fact all of her team were. The food - from canapés to wedding breakfast to hog roast to cheese and cake - was all that we had hoped for. All of course under your direction! Thank you so much.
Robert and Sylvia
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Thank you so much!
We just want to say a big thank you to all of you who helped make our wedding an amazing day. Alice- please can you particularly thank George, the chef and the catering team. The food was delicious, the team who served were very professional, everything went smoothly. George and Susan (I hope I got her name right) were absolutely incredible! They really looked after us and went out of their way to make sure the day went as we wanted it to go. Many of our guests commented on how lovely Hatfield House was. Thank you so much! It really was a special day thanks to all your hard work.
Jo and Maria
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Dream wedding come true
We really mean it when we say that you have made our dream wedding come true, the place was magical, everyone was so impressed and kept telling me all night!
Rohini and Sid
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Absolutely blown away
We were absolutely blown away by the service we received from the team at Hatfield House, both in the months leading up to our wedding and on the day itself. All of our guests, many of whom had flown in from around the world, complimented us on the beautiful and unique historical venue. Alice and the team at Hatfield House provided invaluable advice to ensure that the day's events were seamless. Our humanist ceremony on the lawns behind the Old Palace was a real highlight and truly romantic. We moved around all parts of the venue to ensure the day never felt too long - from the prosecco reception on the lawns to our Wedding Breakfast in the Old Palace followed by a tea break in the Riding School and more dancing in the Old Palace! The team on the day were extremely professional and guided us to the private gardens for family photos. Alice was our main point of contact in the year leading up to the wedding. She was extremely invested in making our day memorable, meeting us for site visits on multiple occasions and treating us with the care of a friend. She always made us feel as though we were her only clients and her friendliness and expertise in the events space showed throughout. All our suppliers commented on how talented she is as well as easy to talk to. I can't thank Alice enough for making our day a success. I spent many summers as a child visiting Hatfield House and could not imagine a more special venue to get married in. Looking forward to visiting again next summer and reliving our amazing day!
Location & Contact Details


Hatfield House Hospitality, Hatfield House , Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NE, England

Travel Notes

Park in George’s gate car park, postcode is AL9 5HX

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 3

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They are all great but any that have a good party in the Old Palace with great music, lots of dancing and lots of laughter always makes it worthwhile!

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

Enjoy it! Don't get wrapped up in too much of the detail - you have wedding experts (your chosen suppliers and venue) all around you to help guide you through the process so you can enjoy it!

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

We're a sucker for photo wall seeing the happy couple as children and of course, seeing them together on their dates!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic Romantic Elegant Once in a lifetime Treasured

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Far too many to choose from but I'd say every Bride and Groom photograph taken in the Lime Walk is always very special

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

A few but we can't share who - sorry!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Loch Fyne smoked salmon with apple, chervil and crème fraiche - classic!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Maple cured bacon rolls with thyme and tomato chutney - delicious!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Its wealth of Tudor history whilst being a great space to party!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team - we all work so well together to ensure you have a wonderful day.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferQuote Bridebook when booking and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco on us!