£139 - £199 pp
Up to 80
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A grand sweeping driveway surrounded by beautiful rural agricultural land brings you to the stunning Grade I listed, historic Manor House with uninterrupted views over the fields.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£139
Maximum Price
£199
Minimum Number of Guests
60
Our wedding package includes the following features: - Private hire of Rothamsted Manor (exclusive use of agreed rooms) - Post-ceremony/welcome glass of prosecco - 4 canapés per person during the drinks reception - 3-course Wedding Breakfast followed by tea, coffee, and petit fours - Half bottle of house wine per guest during wedding breakfast - One toast drink per person (prosecco) - White linen and napkins - Cake table, stand, cloth and knife - Dedicated wedding co-ordinator - Parquet dancefloor - Complimentary menu tasting for 2 people Premium pricing applies to national and bank holidays, please check with our team for availability and pricing on your preferred date.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
100
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
The Great Drawing Room, completed in 1863, provides an elegant escape in picturesque Victorian surroundings and is ideal for those seeking classic sophistication. With spectacular views of the north-west gardens, it is the picture-perfect setting for an intimate wedding breakfast and can accommodate up to 80 guests. In the evening you can continue your day with additional guests (up to 100 total) for a buffet. If you opt for one of our wedding packages, you will enjoy exclusive use of the venue including the Lounge area and Orangery Bar with French doors leading out on to the manicured country lawns. At Rothamsted Manor, we take pride in offering you our undivided attention. Our in-house catering team will create a sustainable, locally-sourced wedding breakfast menu that echo the rural grandeur of the location.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca Barton-Hagger
Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted that you are considering Rothamsted Manor for your upcoming wedding. A wedding at Rothamsted Manor is one that you and your guests will remember forever. Do get in touch with our friendly team on 01582 938500 or by emailing rothamsted.manor@rothamstedenterprises.com and we will be happy to chat about our wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening party packages.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
12
Reviews
(7)
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Christening
Wedding: June
June 2022
A truly wonderful day and overall experience...
We had our little girls Christening at Rothamsted Manor and it was a truly a wonderful day and overall experience. The team at Rothamsted from start to finish were very accommodating and helped us organise this special day down to the very last detail. The guests loved the venue and I had so many of them mention how nice the staff were during the day. Highly highly recommend.
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Booking process
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
No question was too much...
I am just emailing you with feedback of our process booking the lovely Rothamsted Manor for our wedding venue on 20 May 2023. Rebecca was very informative, helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. No question was too much and we were even able to visit the Manor House a couple of times! Rebecca really made us feel comfortable and therefore made our decision much easier.
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Engagement Couple
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
Words cannot express my gratitude and happiness...
I'd just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who made my engagement on Sunday such a dream! The whole team at Rothamsted Manor was honestly so lovely to work with, words cannot express my gratitude and happiness. From the beginning of the planning process Rebecca was amazing, so patient with all of the questions I had, so quick to reply and eager to help. Ivana was phenomenal and so detailed and thorough during the planning process, always suggesting brilliant ideas and being so accommodating and excited to help. Jez, the food and drinks were delicious! Especially the canapés were amazing, thank you so much for being so accommodating in finding me a HMC certified meat supplier, we really appreciated it so much. And finally thank you to everyone there on the day Ivana, Grace, Daria and all the other girls who helped out, the day could not have been possible without you. Each one of you went above and beyond, no ask was ever too big and you made us all feel so comfortable and looked after. My parents want to thank you all so much also. The venue is absolutely stunning and so many of our guests were asking about it and telling us how beautiful they found it. I hope you all managed to enjoy the day, thank you so much for having us and all of your kind sweet words on Sunday.
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Tori Deslauriers Photography
Wedding: April
June 2022
It'll take your breath away!
WHY CHOSE ROTHAMSTED MANOR FOR YOUR WEDDING? Firstly, Rothamsted is so beautiful it’ll take your breath away when you go to visit! But apart from that, there are a lot of other GREAT reasons why you should consider Rothamsted as your home for your wedding day… 1. THE AMAZING STAFF From Rebecca who’ll assist with your booking to Ivana, Grace and Daria the day coordinators, you’ll be in amazing hands throughout. Nothing is too much trouble for this super helpful and friendly team. I meet a lot of venue coordinators and meeting Rebecca and Ivana was such a breath of fresh air – they are so welcoming and friendly; you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, they’ve thought of every last detail such as not allowing cars to park in front of the venue during your day so that the frontage remains clear for photos and it’s the attention to detail like this that is sorely lacking at a lot of venues. They’ve got other fab suppliers on hand that they can recommend to you as well. I know their toastmaster in particular is one of their absolute favourites! 2. THE INCREDIBLE VIEWS AND GROUNDS As mentioned above, you can gaze out over the beautiful grounds while enjoying your wedding breakfast, or have drinks outside on the lawns. However, the grounds change with every season and will look stunning in all of them. The spring has daffodils around the statues which gives way to a blanket of bluebells in the gardens. In summer the arch in the garden is adorned with beautiful flowers, but even in winter all the manicured gardens have a lot of evergreen bushes and grass so it’s guaranteed to be gorgeous in every season! 3. PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES If you’re wanting amazing photos of your wedding day (and why wouldn’t you?!) then this venue is not going to disappoint. The grounds are breathtaking and the inside of the house matches. Whether you had a sunny or rainy day you’d find plenty of beautiful places to get some gorgeous photos of you as a couple and there is ample space for family photos. Plus the backdrops for your ceremony, if you hold it here, wedding breakfast, speeches, dancing and rest of your celebration are truly the stuff fairytales are made of! 4. SUSTAINABILITY By having your wedding at Rothamsted you’ll be helping with the upkeep of a Grade I listed building and preserving history and supporting the amazing agricultural research that happens on the estate, plus enjoying the delicious food that is all made using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. 5. EXCLUSIVE HIRE If having a venue that is exclusively yours for your wedding day or event is important to you then Rothamsted is going to be right up your alley. Nobody will disturb you here, it’s a total hidden gem at the end of a long driveway with no strangers accidentally stumbling into your wedding day!
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Guest feedback
Wedding: March
June 2022
They delivered outstanding service on every level
Before I retired I was responsible for a very large "Wedding Venue and Conference Centre" seating up to 600 people, and I know from first hand experience the level of hard work and commitment necessary to deliver a first class product, especially when providing a hot meal for a large number of guests. Your staff were wonderful. They delivered outstanding service on every level. The lady who I believe was in charge on the day, whose name I think was Steph, went out of her way to make sure everything went according to plan. She gave assistance to my wife who is severely disabled, she organised seating and seating locations for the musicians, she made sure all guests were familiar with the building layout and location of loos, cloakroom facilities etc; etc. I cannot praise Steph highly enough, she was just brilliant and with a welcoming and cheerful personality, she is a credit to your business. The meal was of very high quality, congratulations to your Chef and the kitchen staff, and staff service was excellent. If it was yourself who recruited and trained your staff you are to be congratulated. You have a great team. I tried to speak to most of the staff who looked after us on the day and thanked them, but I obviously did not manage to speak to everyone, especially those behind the scenes in the kitchen etc. You have a wonderful location, an outstanding product, and wonderful staff. Please thank everyone for making the day so enjoyable.
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Wedding couple
Happy couple Married on September
June 2022
I couldn't recommend the team or the venue enough!
We had our wedding here in September and it was the most perfect day. I couldn't recommend the team and the venue enough! The team at Rothamsted are amazing, they are so organised and make sure everything is planned out, they think of everything so you don't have to. Ivana was instrumental in organising the day and we can't thank her enough for all her hard work, the day was more than we could have hoped. The food is incredible! Jez and his team did an amazing job on the day and on the tasting before the day (so glad we got to eat our wedding food twice!). I can't put into words how happy we were with our day, all of our guests loved the venue, it really is a special place.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Rothamsted Estate, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2BG, England

Travel Notes

No concrete parking bays to spoil the magical landscape here! That does mean parking is confined to the grassy verges outside of the Manor grounds. Taxis may however drop or pick up guests at the front door.

Nearest Town

Harpenden

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 9/10 or M25 Junction 22

Nearest Train Station

Harpenden

Nearest Airport

Luton

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Accreditations / Associations (2)

UKBride Approved Supplier
Venues of Excellence Member
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We remember with awe a particularly dazzling wedding from last summer, on a steamy summer day, that very well suited the magical Alice in Wonderland themed extravaganza. Self-supporting floral displays adorned the huge picture windows of the Great Drawing Room - appearing to be growing organically from the historical architecture. Guests enjoyed miniature bottle party favours of the couples signature tipple and of course there was croquet on the lawn! A wonderful couple and an unforgettable day for the guests and also our staff.

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

Remember the day is for you - make sure it is everything that you dreamed of and more. Speak to our highly experienced wedding coordinator about the schedule for your day. They really are the experts and will never steer you wrong! Have a wet weather contingency! We are in the UK after all....

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

A couple who had met whilst travelling in China, handed guests personalised fortune cookie favours!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant Historical Enchanting Classic Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our extensive grounds make for the perfect outdoor photo spot, whether you prefer the rose archway, our sculptures and statues, or in front of the ivy-clad gables. The photographer can also access the second-floor window to take a photo from above of all the guests on the front lawn. The other two areas that are popular with brides are the beautiful staircase and the orangery with the gardens in the background.

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

Yes, but we never reveal that!

What’s your favourite canapé?

It depends on our mood, but we are very fond of the crayfish and lemon mayonnaise canapes, or the avocado smash and roasted cherry tomato crostini for a fresh summer treat. Alternatively, our pork and sage bon bon with apple chutney is a great winter warmer!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The ever popular fish and chip cones!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The historical significance of the estate and our unique place in the history of agriculture is felt when you gaze out over the sweeping landscape. Who wouldn't want that to be the backdrop to the best day of their lives?!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are especially proud of the fact that our venue is based on strong sustainability principles. Our income is invested back into the ground-breaking and world-renowned agricultural research that takes place at Rothamsted, into tackling climate change and focuses on food security to help feed the world from less land.