Offley Place Country House

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£1750 - £15000 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Last Minute Dates Available
Friday & Saturdays
Offley Place is an award winning, elegant 17th-century manor house set in 27 acres of beautiful parkland in the Hertfordshire village of Great Offley.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,750
Maximum Price
£15,000
Exclusive hire includes the Hester Ballroom, Manor House and all 16 Bedrooms ( Please note, Saturdays are exclusive hire only). Manor House only hire is available Monday - Wednesday.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
32
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Other
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Offley Place is where the past and the present come together in perfect harmony. This 17th Century Manor House has been lovingly restored to its former glory to create the perfect location for any wedding day. The traditional, grand features and charm of the original Manor House are elegantly complemented with the newer additions of The Conservatory and the magnificent Hester Ballroom. The two new additions echo the classic elegance of the house with a glass structure and impressive chandeliers that offer the perfect setting to dance the night away. There is an option to hold a marquee wedding on the extensive grounds, with the party having private use of the venue.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nazlee
Thank you for considering Offley Place, we would love to be part of your special day! Pictures only tell part of the story, come and see us, have a look around and discuss options with us. We are a friendly team in a family owned hotel and we love weddings. Offley Place is alike a little secret and when you find it, you become one of our special couples and make your wedding day your dream day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(14)
Mandy
Wedding: October 2021
February 2022
Thank you
We wanted to say thank you to you and your team for making Carolyn and Steve’s wedding on 3rd October such a wonderful occasion. The whole day was thoroughly enjoyed by our families and friends and compliments have been flooding in about the venue, the food and the service. Your chef is brilliant to be able to produce and serve so many meals so perfectly, for it to be perfectly cooked and virtually served to all guests at the same time, was remarked upon by many of our guests. Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make the day so magical, your staff are lovely, and very efficient , well done!!
Tanya
Married in October 2021
February 2022
Our Perfect Day At The Perfect Venue
We married at Offley Place on the 17th October 2021. As with many weddings during this tough time, we had initially planned to wed in March 2021 however was forced to postpone as a result of the lockdown. Despite this being such a difficult time, Nazlee was super supportive throughout the whole process and was patient and helpful with us rebooking our date. A week on after finally marrying and we are still reliving the perfect day and could not have been more thankful with our supplier choices, especially Offley Place! The venue is a truly beautiful blank canvas that allowed me to bring my rustic vision to life. No request was too much and all my questions (which were A LOT) were always answered. Our guests absolutely loved the venue and our suppliers were impressed with the ease of it all. An added bonus was having our nearest and dearest stay with us overnight. It truly felt like we had become lord and lady of the house for the night and waking up to our family over a lovely private breakfast was the icing on the cake as they say. So if you are looking for a venue with stunning grounds and a luxury touch yet with a homely feel, then I would recommend Offley Place with no hesitation! Thank you so much to Nazlee and the team for your support and kindness in making our day so perfect!
Thomas
Married in September 2021
February 2022
Thank you email
From when we first started working with Nazlee, Louise and the team when we came to visit Offley Place we felt like we were in great hands and were given all the answers to the questions we had. The team were fantastic at helping us to visualise how the day could look and provided suggestions and guidance based on how other weddings had been run at the hotel. They also helped us to plan some ideas that made our big day feel incredibly unique with our owl ring bearer, and made Catherine feel completely safe from a food perspective by making it so she could eat anything that was available on the day without risk to her health. Throughout the planning period we had regular check in sessions, and were guided through all the different tasks that needed to take place at the different times as we got closer to the date, which really helped us to manage the sheer amount of things that go into planning an event like this! We're really thankful for all the work the team put in for us over the last few years during the pandemic too. They helped to keep us feeling supported throughout the different lockdowns by regularly responding to our communications and worked closely with us to find new dates as the government guidelines evolved. On the day of the wedding Louise was brilliant at keeping everything on track and she and the team helped to both keep us to the plan whilst also making sure we had an amazing and unforgettable time! We really couldn't have asked for more!
George
Married in September 2021
February 2022
Absolutely amazing
Thank you so much to Louise and the tram for making our wedding so amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, Offley Place were so flexible and accommodating over what has been an incredibly stressful period with all the constant changes to restrictions etc. The staff worked flat out to ease our anxieties and make us feel relaxed. The day went perfectly! My wife’s dietary requirements were catered for without any issues, and the guests all complemented on how nice the food was. Once again, thanks to everyone at the hotel for making this an incredible experience for us!
Lisa
Married in August 2021
February 2022
Fantastic wedding
We recently got married at Offley and I cannot begin to say how happy I am to finally have been able to tie the knot with my amazing husband!! Despite all the stress from the pandemic, the staff at Offley Place always helped us out. They really went out of their way to help us with some of the dessert bar questions we had, which really made our night even more special! The place looks stunning, and the conservatory where we got married is just a dream!
Scarlett
Married in August 2021
February 2022
Our perfect day!
Choosing your venue is always the first (and arguably most difficult) part of planning your wedding - however for us, we instantly fell in love with Offley Place Country House Hotel which pairs character and charm with modern elegance on the very first viewing. The venue has two options for couples - the smaller orangery with a beautiful rustic brick wall or a much larger ballroom, with a grand glass roof. We opted to hire the venue exclusively, giving us both rooms to use on the day. Our more intimate ceremony was held in the orangery/conservatory while the ballroom played host to our reception and was the perfect place for a huge starlit dance floor and hanging lantern installation. The venue was amazing from start to finish, even in the midst of a pandemic when they were able to keep us upbeat and positive about our upcoming nuptials. The food was incredible and it was so relaxed to be able to go from our ceremony to our reception venue seamlessly without any transport worries. I can't eat dairy due to an allergy and didn't want to have a substitute on my wedding day so Offley Place went out of their way to create something special (and delicious) for all of our guests that was dairy-free. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about what a beautiful venue we had chosen (even weeks after the wedding) and we'd recommend Offley Place to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you to Nazlee and her wonderful team for their help and support in making our day as special as possible, we truly had our dream wedding!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Kings Walden Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3DX, England

Travel Notes

We are within easy reach from both the M1 from Luton and the A1 via Hitchin.

Nearest Town

Hitchin

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1, A1

Nearest Train Station

Hitchin

Nearest Airport

London Luton

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We couldn't possibly choose just one, we have so many favorites!

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

Plan your day in 5 simple steps: 1. Book Offley Place and your ceremony 2. Find your dream dress and dapper suits 3. Book your photographer 4. Arrange your entertainment 5. Send your invites out Make the first month count! Set your top three priorities and make them happen! Surround yourselves with loved ones and enjoy the planning knowing you are in the safe hands of Offley Place, who with many years of experience will make the whole process smooth and stress-free.

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

One couple had Llamas!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic, homely, luxurious, elegant, impressive.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Rose Garden makes for fantastic wedding photos which you can treasure for a lifetime. The grand iron gates into the garden make a great shot. Our gardener tends to the garden to ensure it is looking pristine for prime wedding season.

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

Yes but privacy is very important to us

What’s your favourite canapé?

Offley Place offers a great selection of Canapes, from a posh selection of Smoked Salmon and Herb Cream Cheese Blini with Caviar to the more relaxed Mini Fish and Chip Cones and Mini Sausage and Mash, Red Onion Chutney! A real favourite at Offley Place has got to be Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Beef and Horseradish Sauce - goes down a treat with your guests! With an extensive list, there really is something for everybody.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our bar takes its last orders at 11:30 with carriages at midnight. Our midnight treat to you, is that the bar re-opens for residents only at 12:30. This allows you to relax and unwind in our comfortable lounges with your nearest and dearest after the big day. This gives you the time to reminisce on the amazing day you've just had before retreating to one of our luxury hotel bedrooms.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We have the recent addition of the conservatory which has floor to ceiling glass walls. This really helps to bring the outside in, making the whole space double the size. The windows are complemented by the original Red Brick of the Manor House, this is a real focal point of the room. It also has a slight alcove which couples love their florist to dress. The top table looks very impressive sat in front of the brick and makes for wonderful pictures,

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Friendly and professional customer service. We have a team to be proud of, nothing is too much trouble and we will ensure you will have an experience to treasure.