Ware Priory

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£7,530 for a package
Up to 140
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Ware Priory is one of Hertfordshire's premier wedding venues offering beautiful surroundings, a choice of historical and contemporary settings and a wonderful service.
Ware Priory Pricing & Costs

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£7,530
Number of Guests Included
60
Ware Priory Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
180
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Ware Priory Full Description
As one of Hertfordshire’s premier wedding venues, we ensure that a perfect Wedding is enjoyed by our couples and guests. Whether you’re looking for a venue steeped in atmosphere with period architecture dating back to medieval times, or a contemporary and spacious venue offering more of a blank canvas then Ware Priory could well be for you… we are where the past and present unite. Our 7 acres of riverside grounds are the perfect backdrop for photos, drinks receptions, barbeques and garden parties. There are lots of romantic spots overlooking the river including the 2 bridges that cross the inlet of water leading to our island. The island itself has its own bandstand. Our Catering Partnership with Gusto Catering, Premier Crew Hospitality, The Chef’s Table and The London Kitchen allows us to offer an extended range of menus and cuisines to our guests, and a choice of caterer to suit their individual needs. Each partner brings with them a wealth of experience in event catering, a love of food, exceptional service and the willingness to please their guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kerry Mavris
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your interest in our venue. We would be delighted to host your celebrations at Ware Priory. We are very proud of the personal service that we are able to offer each of our couples thereby providing a unique and individual wedding for each. All of our team and catering partners are willing to go that extra mile to ensure that a wonderful time is had by Bride, Groom and all of their guests.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1985
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(8)
(8)
Jan and John Bauyer
Happy couple married in July
April 2023
We had a fantastic wedding day at Ware Priory and we have had many positive comments from our guests about the excellent organisation and food
We had a fantastic wedding day at Ware Priory and we have had many positive comments from our guests about the excellent organisation and food. We would particularly like to thank your team, whose help and support both in advance and on the say was very much appreciated.
Amanda and James Ardent
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect
We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect. The venue, the food and the service were absolutely fantastic and, without exception, our guests were very impressed. We have received many compliments.
Emma and Jonathan Edwards
Happy couple married in January
April 2023
We wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for everything that Ware Priory did to make our wedding day so wonderful
We wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for everything that Ware Priory did to make our wedding day so wonderful. Everything was fantastic, and we are so pleased we chose you for our wedding venue. The rooms looked wonderful and everything had been set up exactly to our specification, and our guests were treated brilliantly by all of your staff..
Phil H
Happy couple married in November
December 2021
Nothing I can write here would be enough
We decided 5 weeks from proposal to wedding would be fine! Kat at Ware Priory was amazing before the wedding and on the day. We had 70 day and more evening guests and the ceremony room and conservatory were perfect. Nothing I could write here would be enough
Chloe G
Happy couple married in August
December 2021
We cannot thank Ware Priory enough for delivering the perfect day!
We cannot thank Ware Priory enough for delivering the perfect day ! From the initial enquiry, to booking and then the day itself it was just a breeze. We felt so lucky to have such a cooperative venue during a global pandemic and are so thankful they did everything they could to make it feel as normal as possible. The food was great, the service was amazing, the security were friendly, the bar was so quick and Kat was just brilliant with everything and everyone had nothing but compliments! It just ran so smoothly there is honestly nothing I could fault anyone on. We both loved every second of our day and so did everyone else, so just thank you so much !
Rachael S
Happy couple married in August
December 2021
Highly recommended for a beautiful venue, stunning grounds and fairly priced.
Myself and my now husband got married at Ware Priory in August 2021. From the first visit of viewing the venue right up until our big day (roughly 18 months) the members of staff we met were so helpful, happy to answer any question/worries we had, the communication was excellent and they were pretty quick at getting back to us. Kat made sure our day went smoothly, and ensured everything happened when/as it it should. Highly recommend for a beautiful venue, stunning grounds, and very fairly priced.

Wedding Fayre

3rd March 2024
Wedding Fayre – SAVE THE DATE Date: Sunday 3rd March 2024, 11am-3pm. Location: Ware Priory, High Street, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL Join us for our annual Wedding Fayre hosted by County Wedding Events
Ware Priory Location & Contact Details

Address

High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL, England

Travel Notes

Ware Priory is set back from Ware High Street, making it easily accessible yet in its own quiet space.

Nearest Town

Ware

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 JCT 26, M11 JCT 7

Nearest Train Station

Ware

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Frequently Asked Questions
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at Ware Priory?

Best wedding in 2021 was one that had to be rebooked 4 times due to the Covid pandemic but that at last went ahead in May. Our lovely couple had the best day and we have since met their lovely new addition to the family.

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

On the day, take time to step back and soak up the atmosphere so that you always have the lovely memories and don't forget to relax.

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

Our Bride that arrived on her own narrow boat along the river.

Describe Ware Priory in 5 adjectives

Unique, Picturesque, Friendly, Professional and Good Value

Where’s the best photo spot at Ware Priory?

Underneath our Wisteria Archway - our confetti shot

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Ware Priory?

No but we have had some famous guests

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with smoked salmon and cream cheese, washed down with a nice glass of prosecco

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A bacon roll

What is Ware Priory most unique feature?

The stained glass windows in our Priory Hall are stunning

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Events Team

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferBook a wedding for 60 plus paying guests and receive a complimentary hotel night for the Bride and Groom plus £100 towards the room décor.