As a local wedding blog, it would be wrong of me not to mention some of the beautiful manor houses we have available for wedding venues right on our doorstep...well in Hertfordshire at least. Choosing a manor house for your wedding venue is a luxury unique to our English heritage, it brings out the best of the traditional elements of the wedding, surrounding it with historical depth and class. Manor house weddings are some of my favourite with their perfectly manicured gardens, beautiful architecture and historical details. You feel like royalty just attending.
Here are some of the best manor house wedding venues available in our very own Hertfordshire. Be sure to check them out on your search for your perfect wedding location.
1. Burloes Hall
"Burloes Hall, a beautiful Queen Anne Style country house, is the family home of Sir Francis and Lady Newman. With stunning views of the rolling chalk hills of Hertfordshire, the gardens at Burloes Hall provide an ideal venue for weddings".
Burloes Hall is a beautiful venue to have your wedding. It provides amazing landscapes for the backdrop to your outdoor ceremony, and a marquee amongst the gardens to host up to 250 guests. Its also minutes away from a 13th century church if you'd prefer to have a church ceremony.
2. Rothamsted Manor
"Whether it’s a civil ceremony in oak panelled splendour or a wedding reception in a marquee surrounded by the exquisite gardens and sweeping Hertfordshire countryside, not only is the venue itself unique, but you will also enjoy exclusive hire of this unrivalled venue."
The Great Drawing Room at Rothamsted Manor, can host an intimate wedding breakfast with up to 75 guests, or a civil ceremony with up to 120 guests. For larger parties, an elegant marquee is available to hold up to 350 guests.
3. Offley Place
"At Offley Place we offer a range of different spaces for your special day, ranging from our Rose View Suite which is private self-contained venue. We then have our Conservatory & Spencer Restaurant and finally launching in 2018 our new purpose built 250 capacity venue."
We are excited about the new purpose built venue launching this year! Be sure to check out their plans and see if it is a good fit for you. Offley Place is a beautiful venue that can host your ceremony in their rose garden. How romantic!
"Our beautiful wedding venue is outstanding with warming open fires in winter, tumbling waterfalls in summer and beautiful private rooms with stunning features of the original Grade II listed Jacobean manor house all year round."
Fanhams Hall Hotel provides you with a team of professionals to make your day personalised to your needs. It offers indoor and outdoor ceremony options, both civil and religious. As well as providing both modern and traditional reception rooms.
"Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club is a Grade II listed mansion surrounded by flowing countryside, picturesque lakes and magnificent views overlooking the golf course, providing the perfect backdrop for your Wedding."
Promised to make your day unique, you can choose to have your ceremony and reception or just reception at the Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club. There is also accommodation for you and your guests allowing all details to be covered.
"Set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, our dramatic and two very different venues provide equally eye-catching wedding venues."
Hatfield House is one of Hertfordshire's preferred wedding venues, so be sure to check them out and book your date with them early in advance.
7. Brocket Hall
"A licensed civil wedding venue set in 543 acres of stunning parkland, we offer three locations to suit the scale of your celebrations and the size of your guest list perfectly. "
Between the Brocket Hall, the Golf and Country Club and the Auberge du Lac, there are plenty of options for your perfect wedding reception.
"Our country estate provides a fairytale setting for wedding photos you’ll treasure forever."
At Hanbury Manor, they provide the "luxury retreat" that you and your guests are looking forward to on your wedding weekend. Alongside the romantic and perfectly manicured grounds, you can treat yourselves and your guests to the tranquil spa, luxury accommodation with exclusive amenities, tennis, and picturesque golf. Whether or not you have guests travelling from a far, everyone will want to make the most of the wedding weekend at Hanbury Manor.
"Laura Ashley The Manor's Tudor style mansion and beautiful landscaped gardens make us one of the most stunning Hertfordshire wedding venues for ceremonies and receptions. The hotel has been beautifully designed and furnished by Laura Ashley, with the stunning original features restored, creating a charming and captivating setting."
"Romantic, timeless and unforgettable" is what Laura Ashley Manor claims. With its professional team guiding you every step of the planning process, this venue could be the perfect spot to host your special day.
"St Michael’s Manor is the perfect romantic setting. The orangery, two private function rooms, lounge, bar, terrace and magnificent gardens with a lake combine to provide the ideal location for your special day."
To ensure you feel special, St Michael's Manor not only supports you with a great wedding planning team, but they reserve the entire grounds for your wedding day.
These venues really do speak for themselves. Make sure to pay them a visit and allow their wedding teams to win you over. Although, the building and the grounds may do all the talking. Happy Venue Planning! Not sure what questions you should ask on a venue visit? Make sure you check out our blog '24 questions you need to ask your wedding venue'.