Hatfield House Hospitality

£6,800 - £15,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
Exclusive Use
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Surround yourself in over 400 years of history. Set within Hatfield Park, Hatfield House Hospitality has three wedding spaces for you to choose from.
Hatfield House Hospitality Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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.)
Hatfield House Hospitality Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

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
Hatfield House Hospitality 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 stunning and open Knot Garden is attached to the Old Palace 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. The Old Palace can accommodate large weddings on long or round banqueting tables, and space for a DJ and dancefloor. Our large bar is attached to the room and is the perfect space to add additional entertainment such as photobooths. 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. The Riding School can also be hired out in conjunction with the Old Palace. The Old Palace and Riding School 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
Collette and James
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Huge Thank you!
Huge Thank you again to you Courtney and for the team behind the scenes. You smashed it out the park pulling the wedding together quickly taking stress away. I am so thankful you took us on and were great. Thank you for making everything and accommodating our extra requests making my life easy when I was busy. We had such a fantastic day.
Ashni and Arun
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
A true fairytale
Nothing could have prepared us for how beautiful our wedding would be at Hatfield house. The venue itself is straight out of a fairytale, and all of our guests were blown away by the location. Courtney and her team went above and beyond to make the day perfect for us, from answering our millions of questions to working tirelessly with all of our suppliers to be as accommodating as possible. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue!
Kathryn and Declan
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Perfect day!
Courtney was phenomenal from start to finish. We were constantly in touch with questions, which she answered quickly, and helped drive us towards decisions around suppliers which really made the day special. We couldn't fault any of the staff on the day either - the kitchen staff, waiters, bar staff and event management ensured the day went literally perfectly. Can't recommend this venue and team highly enough!
Ellie and Chris
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Recommend a wedding at Hatfield House
The venue offered everything we needed, from a gorgeous inside space, to areas for the bride and groom to get ready, as well as exclusive access to the beautiful knot and rose gardens for our drinks reception and photographs. From the very beginning, we were blown away by the enthusiasm of Hatfield House’s wedding coordinator, Courtney. She was nothing but professional and dedicated to making our special day absolutely perfect.
Jess and Louis
Happy couple married in October
August 2023
Wonderful, Adaptable, Generous, Versatile,Friendly
The people we were in contact with throughout the planning process for our wedding were all excellent, generous, helpful, responsive and kind. Courtney, particularly, stepped in later in the process due to a couple of other staff members moving on (maternity leave and other things I think) and she was so supportive and genuinely excited to make our day amazing. We had a very complicated dinner list with dietary requirements but everything was catered for - we even had an utterly delicious
Zoe & Luke
Happy couple married in October
March 2023
I want to do it again
From the minute we stepped into the Old Palace back in Aug 2020, something clicked for us and we knew it had to be our wedding venue. It was the best day ever from start to finish. I've never been to a big event where everyone said how great the food was. And that's what people remember! Bar was perfectly sized for the numbers, and everyone was blown away by the venue itself. Everyone in one room, no waiting around in side halls, beautiful gardens on site, oozing history, it's perfect.
Hatfield House Hospitality 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

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Hatfield House Hospitality Press & Awards

Industry Awards (6)

Hitched Wedding Awards 2022 Wedding Venue
Hitched Wedding Awards 2023 Stately Home
Weddings INC 2022 Wedding Venue
London & South East England Prestige Awards Venue of the Year 2023
Best of Britain Top Venues in the East of England
TWIA East of England Regional Award Wedding Venue (historical Venue) 2022
Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Hatfield House Hospitality?

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 Hatfield House Hospitality in 5 adjectives

Classic Romantic Elegant Once in a lifetime Treasured

Where’s the best photo spot at Hatfield House Hospitality?

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 Hatfield House Hospitality?

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 Hatfield House Hospitality 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
Bridebook Special OfferQuote Bridebook when booking and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco on us!