If you didn’t know, Hertfordshire or ‘Herts’ is a South Eastern county in the UK that is known for its historic estates, beautiful countryside and, of course, that glorious cathedral in St Albans... but the county is also full of wilder wonders and hidden gems that are waiting to be uncovered including these 7 impressive wedding venues in Hertfordshire!

7 impressive wedding venues in Hertfordshire Recommended by Rock My Wedding

Sandon Manor 

Sandon Manor is an exclusive-use Hertfordshire wedding venue embraced by 1,200 acres of natural landscapes. This remarkable Georgian estate is encompassed by captivating formal gardens, an array of enchanting spaces, including the Medieval Barn for grand banquets with a stylish cocktail bar, the bespoke East Wing ceremony hall, a Dance Pod featuring a bespoke light and sound system, and the Haybarn Bar building for indoor receptions during inclement weather. Up to 150 of your friends and family, including children and pets, can revel in the natural beauty and striking interiors. You can also revel in some delectable wedding drinks due to the no corkage at this venue. Sandon Manor also provides luxurious accommodation that can sleep up to 18 people.

Offley Place

Offley Place Country House is a luxury, exclusive-use 17th-century Hertfordshire wedding venue. It is home to a manor house, a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, a quaint Rose Garden, and a 27-acre parkland estate. Offley Place offers a variety of packages to choose from, so you and your partner can get the most out of your big day. Whether you’re after an intimate service or a large party, this venue can accommodate. The brilliant team is on hand to ensure that every single detail is never overlooked, and that your big day goes as smoothly as possible. With a capacity of 300 guests, including children, you can have everyone you love close by! Design your day around the Manor House and Hester Ballroom, seamlessly flowing between your ceremony and wedding breakfast. You will have exclusive access to all 16 opulent bedrooms in this storied manor, allowing you to immerse yourselves in the experience fully.

Ashridge House 

It’s hard to believe the stunning Ashridge House wedding venue in the South East is just 30 miles from the hustle and bustle of London, but with 190 acres of private gardens to explore, you’ll forget pretty quickly. Nestled in Hertfordshire, this beautiful country house wedding venue is steeped in history, with both Henry VII and Elizabeth I once gracing its halls. If you’re looking to host a weekend wedding, then Ashridge House can easily accommodate your entire party. With up to 190 bedrooms available and interconnecting function rooms, you’ll quite easily lose yourself in its opulent fairytale look and feel. And don’t panic, if you want to bring a unique request to life; from owls delivering wedding rings to a Toy Story-inspired Nerf gun competition, they’ve done it all and are ready to bring your vision to life. Oh, and don’t forget about their fine dining menu, created with seasonal produce supplied through local farms. 

The Barn at Alswick 

The Barn at Alswick is all about working with couples, whatever their budget may be, to create the wedding day they’ve always wanted. With bespoke pricing packages and only hosting a limited number of weddings a year, The Barn at Alswick is all about giving you control. This Hertfordshire wedding venue has a 16th-century barn that is exclusively yours. Also included when you book The Barn at Alswick, is the glamping village that sleeps 22 guests. For your ceremony and meal, you can invite up to 150 guests but when it comes to the party, you can have up to 220 guests! Included in the guest capacity are any pets you’d like to bring to really celebrate your day with ALL your loved ones present. The Barn at Alswick has original vaulted ceilings complete with natural wooden beams and plenty of natural lighting. It’s a gorgeous barn wedding venue! All you'll need to do is just enjoy your day as the dedicated team of event planners work to make sure everything runs smoothly!

The Hub on Verulam 

The Hub on Verulam is a city wedding venue in St Albans in Hertfordshire. Choose to have this industrial wedding venue with exclusive use and a capacity of 120 guests or part-hire based on the event spaces you like the best! Although we have to say, you’ll have a hard time choosing because The Hub on Verulam has some incredible rooms. From the cinemas (yes, cinemas!), mezzanine, yard, and more, it’s all amazing! This industrial wedding venue also has an open kitchen! The part-hire flexibility option is great for those couples looking to have a more intimate celebration. The Hub on Verulam in St Albans is also a sustainable wedding venue with its own composting machine! The machine turns any food waste into nutritious compost. Create your day, your way with complete flexibility of hire and what kind of food you’d like! Formal dining or a relaxed grazing table? The decision is yours. Currently, this Hertfordshire wedding venue in the South East is not licensed for civil ceremonies.

Fanhams Hall 

Nestled within acres of breathtaking Hertfordshire countryside, Fanhams Hall is one of the most stunning East England wedding venues. This country house hotel boasts outstanding formal gardens and unique features, setting the stage for a luxurious wedding experience in this historic Grade II Jacobean Mansion House, with a seated capacity of 120, a standing capacity of 200 and children and pets welcome. The dedicated wedding team will be with you every step of the way. With a diverse range of wedding spaces to choose from, Fanhams Hall offers something special for every couple. From the historic and grand Great Hall to the modern Lakeside Pavilion with its private veranda and panoramic views, there are perfect options for every couple. Take a stroll through the Rose Gardens to the Wisteria Walk for an incredible experience. The party doesn’t have to end when the late licence does - at midnight - because the stunning 77 bedrooms mean the party can continue.

Knebworth House & Barns 

Enchanting elegance meets historic grandeur at Knebworth House and Barns, in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside. The 16th-century country house wedding venue occupies a huge 250-acre stretch in the countryside including 28 acres of formal gardens. Steeped in centuries of captivating stories, this majestic estate sets the stage for unforgettable weddings. Knebworth House and Barns has been home to Queen, The Rolling Stones and Oasis concerts! They've also been the backdrop for some iconic movies including Batman and The King's Speech! Walk down the aisle amidst the breathtaking gardens, exchange vows in the timeless barns, and celebrate in style within the regal halls. The Hertfordshire wedding venue can host between 50 and 150 guests for your ceremony and 300 guests for your reception! 

These hidden gems in Hertfordshire are hidden no longer…with country houses, barns and industrial wedding venues!

Think you’ve found the perfect wedding venue with these 7 impressive wedding venues in Hertfordshire? Yay! Before you make your decision though, make sure you have this list of questions to ask your wedding venue to ensure they’re the perfect match for you. Still exploring? Try our other wedding venue roundups from London, Surrey, the Lake District, the Cotswolds and more! 

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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