Hatfield House Hospitality

£2100 - £15000 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
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Our historical country house may be the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and celebrations, offering two unique venues for a truly memorable occasion
Pricing & Costs

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Dining tables & chairs in venues Bar facilities Gift table Wedding cake table Silver cake stand & knife White table linen and napkins Easel for your table plan Table number stands PA system to play background music Handheld microphone with stand Complimentary parking for your guests
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers

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Minimum Number of Guests
Dedicated event planner & event manager Two glasses of prosecco on arrival Fruit infused hydration station during drinks reception Three course wedding breakfast with coffee & chocolates ½ bottle of house wine Iced water on tables A glass of prosecco for the toast Floating light canopy & fairy lights Table stationery (Table plan, table names, menu cards & place cards)
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

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Number of Guests Included
Venue hire of the Riding School from 9am to 11.30pm Ceremony set up (if applicable) Welcome seasonal cocktail or bottle of beer on arrival Drinks reception grazing boards (mixed nuts, salt and pepper potato chips, pretzel knots, cheddar cheese straws) A complementary drink of choice for the Bride & Groom Bar facility Two course meal or five item buffet Half bottle of house white, rosé or red wine per person A glass of Prosecco for the toast Table stationery (table plan, table names, menu cards & place cards) Fairy lights White chair covers & coloured sash of your choice Evening food (bacon and vegetable rolls) Resident DJ Security
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


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

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The magnificent Tudor Old Palace, built in 1485, was the childhood home of Elizabeth I and where she held her first Council of State. It is one of the foremost examples of mediaeval brickwork in the country, and with its original wood beams, your guests will be surrounded in history. The Tapestry, elegantly hanging in the Old Palace, is a replica of the original 'Devonshire Hunting Series', which you can now find in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The stunning and open Knot Garden, attached to the Old Palace, is based on Elizabethan patterns, and provides the most picturesque wedding photos. The Raised Lawn is perfect for outdoor blessings, drinks receptions, and lawn games, with breath-taking views of Hatfield House, home to Lord and Lady Salisbury who reside there today. The Old Palace can accommodate large weddings from 80 – 250 guests on long or round banqueting tables, and space for a DJ and dancefloor. Our large bar is attached to the room, meaning guests do not have to wonder far for drinks, and is the perfect space to add additional entertainment such as photobooths. Our other venue, The Riding School, blends historic features with modern architecture to offer a contemporary alternative. Located in the Stable Yard, its origin was to accommodate the horses and families motor cars. In 2010 the Riding School was transformed into what it is today. Its glass roof allows the room to be flooded with natural daylight, and the mezzanine level adds versatile characteristics to this venue. This is a fitting venue for smaller weddings of 40 – 110 guests. The Riding School can also be hired out in conjunction with the Old Palace. Both venues are licensed for civil ceremonies, have ample free parking and direct train links with Hatfield Station adjacent to Hatfield Park. Hatfield House is a renowned filming location for blockbuster hits such as Lara Croft, Batman Begins, and Harry Potter and Netflix productions such as The Crown and Bridgerton.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Courtney Aluko
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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lucy and Tom
Happy couple married in January
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
Happy couple married in December
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
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
Happy couple married in October
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
Happy couple married in September
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
Happy couple married in September
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 5HX, England

Travel Notes

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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 junction 3

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Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (4)

Hitched Wedding Awards 2022 Wedding Venue
Weddings INC 2022 Wedding Venue
Best of Britain Top Venues in the East of England
TWIA East of England Regional Award Wedding Venue (historical Venue) 2022

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 we'd say the Knot Garden with Hatfield House in the background

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?

Rare Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, with horseradish - classic!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon and veggie baps - delicious!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

So many to choose from, but it would be the original brickwork and woodbeams dating back to 1485.

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
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