Hertford Castle

£920 - £3,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Weekday Spring 2024 From £920
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Seasonal Offer Available
Just £1030
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Midweek Offer Available
Just £920
At Hertford Castle we offer couples an affordable 'Exclusive Hire' venue, with the flexibility to manage your costs and tailor your plans to suit your personal tastes and budget, with the advantage of our 'Dry Hire' opportunity.
Hertford Castle Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
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What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Hertford Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Grade I/II Listed Building
Water View
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Hertford Castle Full Description
Hertford Castle is a glorious red brick Grade 1 listed building built in the 15th century. A former royal palace, it provides an elegant setting for a small intimate gathering to a larger formal wedding. Hertford Castle offers a choice from a suite of rooms in which to exchange your vows, celebrate and capture those treasured photographs within our beautiful riverside gardens. Hertford Castle offers a low corkage fee, and couples have the choice and freedom to choose their own caterers and suppliers to create a wonderfully personal day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jackie
Congratulations! We are thrilled that you are considering Hertford Castle as a potential wedding venue. You would be most welcome to make an appointment to visit us, chat to our team about your wedding plans and view the rooms within the Downshire Suite and our beautiful riverside gardens, please drop us and email or give as a call, we would love to hear from you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Steph & Tim
Happy couple married in October
January 2024
Quite simple the most perfect venue
We got married at Hertford Castle at the end of October and it was quite simply the most perfect venue. Jackie, Ray and the team were truly amazing, and they effortlessly ensured that everything went as planned on our special day. Jackie is extremely professional, and like others have said, we felt extremely well looked after right from the very beginning. We cannot recommend this place highly enough!
Cansu & Baran
Happy couple married in September
January 2024
It was such a beautiful day
I would like to say thank you to Jackie who made our day prefect. I recently got married in the Hertford Castle and it was such a beautiful day. This was the most beautiful place ever. I’ve attended weddings before, but the Hertford Castle was the most amazing and special place I have ever seen. I would like to thank the team once again. The team did not rush us and allowed us to take our time, I would visit the Hertford Castle again and recommend it to anyone who is getting married.
Lynn & Louis
Happy couple married in May
January 2024
We would highly recommend this venue
We had our wedding ceremony in Hertford Castle, and we were absolutely impressed by the outstanding staff at the venue. Jackie was so lovely and helpful, and we felt looked after from the moment we spoke on the phone to her to express our interest. Everything was absolutely smooth and as perfect as it could be. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone. Thank you so much for everything, Hertford Castle! This place would always hold a very special place in our hearts!
Wedding: April
February 2024
Great place - easy to work with!
As a wedding photographer, I had the opportunity to work there a few times. This is one of my favourite wedding venues in the UK. Beautiful and charming venue which gives a great opportunity for creating amazing couples portraits. It's a perfect wedding venue that I would recommend to any couple.
Happy couple married in April
February 2024
Thank you!
The team were literally amazing from beginning to end, nothing we asked or wanted was too much. The communication throughout was second to none, and we were kept informed and up to date at every step. On our wedding day, they not have been more helpful. They genuinely went above and beyond every single expectation, and became a true part of our day and one of the guests, rather than just someone who worked there.
Wedding: April
February 2024
Thank you!
My son got married here and I have to say it was one of the most helpful venues I've had the pleasure of working with. Thank you!
Hertford Castle Location & Contact Details


The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR, England

Travel Notes

Come and visit our beautiful venue and book us for your big day!

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 (Junction 25) onto A10/A414

Nearest Train Station

Hertford East or Hertford North

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Hertford Castle?

Impossible to choose......like every day, every wedding is unique, and every season brings it own piece of magic to our beautiful riverside Castle gardens, whether it be a crisp winter day or one full of sunshine, warming the colourful blooms, it is the perfect place to capture those incredible wedding photos.

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

We have many Wedding Tips for our couples, some to #OptimiseYourBudget that can be found on our website https://www.hertfordcastle.co.uk/wedding-receptions/ However, we would always say 'Never loose sight of the fact that this is 'Your' wedding day!' Don't feel pressured into following traditions, in fact make your own! Our Wedding Co-Ordinators are here to assist you, so please ask questions and don't be afraid to make additions and amendments as your plan progress, we want you to look back in 10 years time and recognise the day as your very own.

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

We love the Audio Guest Book! A full sized old fashioned telephone box where your guests can pop in, make a call and leave you a message and their best wishes!

Describe Hertford Castle in 5 adjectives

Affordable Flexible Picturesque Historic Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at Hertford Castle?

The original stone and flint 11th Century wall still surrounds the Castle gardens and provides a beautifully dramatic backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Hertford Castle?

Not recently, however we like to treat all our guests like VIP's!

What’s your favourite canapé?

It depends on the season, however in the colder months indulgent comfort food of mini grilled cheese toasties and tomato soup shooters are a perfect appetite pleaser.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A chip, or even a bacon or sausage sandwich is always a late night hit!

What is Hertford Castle most unique feature?

Has to be our Spiral Staircase - always a favourite with our couples and makes a unique shot! Check out our photo gallery.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The personal service provided by our Hertford Castle team, we are always honoured to be part of a couples special day, so discover how we can assist you as you start your wedding planning and contact us for a private tour of the suite of rooms within the Castle and explore our beautiful riverside gardens.

Bridebook Benefits

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