Offley Place Country House

£1,750 - £15,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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
Maximum Price
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


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
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. We are a dry hire venue meaning you have free range to choose each and every one of your suppliers so that you can create a truly unique wedding tailored to your wishes! We are also pleased to say we can accommodate up to 300 guests for religious wedding ceremonies!

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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Sophie & Alex
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Our day couldn't have been better ✨💕
Everyone at Offley Place was incredible in the lead up to and on our special day in October. Our guests commented on how lovely, professional and well organised they all were. We were absolutely delighted with how it all went and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing team of people to help our dream day come together. Special thanks to Angela for our on the day coordination - a total angel!
Jess and Luis
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
The wedding venue of my dreams!
We had our wedding at Offley Place in September 2022, and it was our absolute dream venue. It ticked all of the boxes for us. From the stunning outdoor lawn and fields, to the beautiful ballroom, conservatory, and hotel rooms, it was perfection. The staff were all incredible to deal with. So helpful and efficient, nothing was too much trouble. Offley Place made our wedding feel so special and we feel so grateful to have gotten married there!
Navi and Meech
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
Perfect wedding venue for us
We had the pleasure of having our wedding at Offley Place in August 2022. The venue was beautiful and we had many compliments from our guests. Nazlee worked with us from the first viewing to the wedding day. She was always accommodating to our needs and helped us with all of our questions. We used the dry hire option and it worked very well for us. The rooms were amazing and the staff were always helpful. We would recommend the venue to anyone wanting a county house style wedding.
Wedding: October
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!!
Happy couple married in October
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!
Happy couple married in September
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!
Location & Contact Details


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


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1, A1

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Luton

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)

Herts & Beds Wedding magazine

Industry Awards (2)

4CWA Highly Commended Venue

Bridebook Awards (1)

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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.