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Beales Hotel

Beales Hotel

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Beales Hotel

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  • All-inclusive wedding venue in Hatfield
  • Elegant modern 4-star hotel
  • Stylish and contemporary décor
  • 7 rooms licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Reception parties for up to 250 guests
  • Versatile, delicious in-house cuisine
  • 53 plush, air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Beales Hotels - family-run since 1769

This contemporary Hatfield hotel is perfect for sophisticated weddings and is fantastically well-equipped for small, intimate affairs or larger, more elaborate events, with a variety of celebration rooms and packages suitable for anybody's dream day. As a family-run business, the Beales are fully aware of the importance of making every wedding a meaningful and unforgettable celebration.

With a civil ceremony licence spreading across five rooms, you will be sure to find a dream setting for your wedding at the hotel. Large evening receptions are catered for flawlessly, with delicious in-house cuisine served in the gorgeous function rooms. After all the celebrating, you will not have to look too far to rest your head; there are 53 luxury air-conditioned bedrooms in the hotel.


The Beales family have thrived as entrepreneurial businessmen for nearly 250 years; in 1769 John Beale opened a baking shop at 75 Oxford Street in London, and his brother soon followed suit. William Beale also opened up his own premises, and used the ovens to cook dinners and send them out; it was here that the family undertook their first involvement in the business of catering.

In 1889 he opened Beale's Restaurant, a huge enterprise comprising five storeys. The subsequent generation, Thomas, William and Archibald, continued the business after their father's death, and it became the largest independent bakers in North London.

Edward Beale (John Beale II's nephew) bought West Lodge Park hotel in Hadley Wood - then an unlicensed hotel - and adapted it in 1958. Beale's Hotel, then named Hatfield Lodge, was acquired in 1964, and improvements were made to bedrooms and the banqueting area. The hotel has grown from there - it reopened as Beales Hotel Hatfield in 2004, as a 4* hotel with 53 bedrooms. Andrew Beale is the current manager of their company; he is one of the eighth generation of Beales who have run the business.


The Beales Hotel has a variety of functional, state of the art suites available for your big day, take a peek at the options below:

The Buckland Suite

The largest space at the hotel, this suite can be divided into the Radwell Room and its bar, and the Therfield Room.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 300 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 186 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 250 Guests

Salisbury Suite

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 110 Guests

Bishop Suite

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 117 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 120 Guests

Hatfield Room

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 50 Guests

Cecil Room

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 60 Guests

Oaklands Suite

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 72 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 100 Guests

Lemsford Suite

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 75 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 45 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 65 Guests


The talented in-house team of chefs provide wedding parties with ample dining options to select from. Whether you would prefer the formal three-course wedding breakfast or a more casual buffet, the catering staff will be happy to accommodate your needs.

If you enjoy the wider choice that a buffet provides, but want the structure of a wedding breakfast, then how about a presentation buffet? The staff will lay the room out formally and serve a starter and dessert at the table, but guests are welcome to select their main course from the buffet table. This means that everyone can eat what they like and makes for talking points during the meal!

If for cultural or dietary reasons your wedding guests require Asian or Kosher cuisine, specialist external caterers are welcomed.


Beales Hotel presents a full complement of 53 contemporary bedrooms, all of which are comfortable and stylish and have been individually designed. Artistic and modern, the rooms all benefit from air-conditioning, a power shower, a flat-screen TV, Egyptian cotton duvets and underfloor bathroom heating, so after the evening's frolics you can enjoy the wedding night in ultimate luxury.

To get in touch with the hospitality team at Beales Hotel, please click on the contact details to be found listed below.

Beales Hotel
Comet Way
AL10 9NG


  • Natasha Meddeman

    I have just returned from your Hatfield hotel after holding my sister's wedding there on 1st August.

    I wanted to take the time to fill you in on our experience we had.

    From the very first day of being shown around by Lyndsey, the service has been impeccable. It has not faltered once throughout the numerous visits to the special day itself. Lyndsey herself had been incredible and guided us every step of the way and been very supportive.

    My sister and I stayed at the hotel the night before to set up and had superb service from Carla and Sumi. Nothing was too much trouble and they were constantly making sure we had everything we needed and if there was anything that they could do to help. They kept us informed of when they were leaving and who would be around to help instead (a lovely touch).

    The waiting staff were very polite and unobtrusive and made the dining a pleasure- which leads me on to the food itself! Nothing short of spectacular. Thank you to chef and his kitchen crew whom I'm guessing often get forgotten in a thank you. Everyone at the wedding breakfast thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

    Marc was an amazing host! He ran the whole event faultlessly! We had to worry about nothing and he steered the ship perfectly to give my sister the wedding that she deserved.

    You have an absolutely invaluable team at The Beales Hotel and I will definitely be recommending this venue all over for every occasion.

    I'm certainly thinking of our next family get together at your hotel in the not so distant future.

    Thank you so very much for all your team's support, kindness and most of all a hassle free most enjoyable time!!

  • Mr and Mrs Tagg

    We decided to consider Beales Hotel because we have always enjoyed the food and service at the OutsideIn Restaurant. When we met you and found you so approachable and easy to deal with, this cemented our decision.

    Right from the beginning you assisted us with our choices and you would always respond immediately to any questions. On the day Pawel and Jake could not have done more to put us and our guests at ease. We would like to pay particular tribute to Mario the night porter who patiently helped me at 5 o’clock the morning before to arrange the function rooms and dress the tables, above all, to Yacine for the delicious food. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed their lunch and the fact that all the tables were served at the same time with everybody getting what they had chosen without having to be asked.

    There is nothing we would have changed and we want to thank you all so very much.

  • Mr & Mrs Tansey

    I cannot recommend and thank Beales enough for making our wedding experience so amazing from start to end. Every time we have visited the hotel, the staff, food & cleanliness have been second to none and we love the hotel’s modern & cotemporary feel. Nothing was ever too much trouble and every request was met. A massive thank you to Lyndsey for making my experience of being a bride so easy, special & one to remember and also to Teige & Callum for making our wedding day so perfect.

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