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Hatfield House

Overview

  • Elegant country house in Hertfordshire
  • Located within acres of stunning park land
  • Short distance from Central London
  • Famous filming location
  • Church available within Hatfield Park
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies in the Old Palace
  • Catering for up to 300 guests
  • Specialists in cultural weddings

Hatfield House

The stunning Hatfield House promises an exquisite and elegant venue perfectly located in the sprawling Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire. The Jacobean house is set within park land close to the town of Hatfield. Designed for the most prominent, even royal, figures of its period, Hatfield House can offer complete versality and provide for medium to large wedding celebrations. Feast in the 17th century Banqueting Hall or get lost in the maze with loved ones, there are endless possibilities within the walls of the distinguished Hatfield House.

Exposed red brick walls lined with the delicate scents of purple wisteria, pristine gardens with topiary sculptures and intricate detailing and a grand entrance drive to arrive in style to your big day; grandeur is in abundance. Hatfield House is home to two fascinating buildings, the Jacobean stately home and the Old Palace which is one of the foremost examples of mediaeval brickwork in the country. Read on to find out more.

History

There is so much to discover about Hatfield House, but here is just some of the history that gives Hatfield house its colourful past. Home to Queen Elizabeth I for much of her childhood, the house has been a prominent feature in high society. The house has been home to one of England's foremost political families, the Cecil family for over 400 years. The house was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil the 1st Earl of Salisbury. It is an example of fine Jacobean craftsmanship. The Grand Staircase with fine craving and a rare stained-glass window in the house's own private chapel provide a firm nod to the property's heritage. Within the grounds of Hatfield Park, you will also find the Old Palace. This red bricked Tudor masterpiece contains the Banqueting Hall with its original roof timbers. Henry VIII acquired the Palace from the Bishop of Ely in 1538 and used it as a nursery for his three children. It was while she was living in the Old Palace, in 1558, that Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne.

Fast forward to now Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. It is also the home to many of your favourite movies and television series including The Crown, Barman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and so much more.

Facilities

Old Palace

The Old Palace is available to hire as a venue for private parties, marriage ceremonies, wedding receptions and banquets. A wedding hosted within the walls of the Banqueting Hall within Old Palace will certainly be a stately affair.

Old Palace capacity - 250 guests

Riding School capacity - 120 guests

Evening capacity - 300 guests

Catering

Hatfield has a range of different meals to suit you and your guests taste buds. To take a peek at their menu, please click here.

For 2024 and onwards

Ground Events

Set in stunning, tranquil grounds, Hatfield Park is the largest private estate in Hertfordshire and is the centre of a large agricultural estate with extensive parkland, offering as an alternative outdoor venue perfectly designed for large events. Exclusively positioned in George's Field, acres of sprawling land is yours to explore and entertain. It is an outdoor event space like no other surrounded by natural beauty and history to make a lasting impression and create memories.

Their packages can be made bespoke to your event and include 21m x 15m stretch tent, fully serviced bar, luxury bathrooms, arrival drinks, two-hour live entertainment, and a selection of three artisan street food stations. They have trusted suppliers who can help your event come to life with décor and party ideas such as festival themes with live bands and fairground rides, inflatables and much more. Enhance your package with their exclusive event experiences such as Gin Foraging Experience, Private House Tour and an Exclusive Archive's Visit.

If Hatfield House sounds like your dream wedding venue, then please use the contact buttons and enquiry form to get in touch with the team directly.

Address
The Estate Office
Melon Ground
Hatfield Park
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 5NB

Hatfield House

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Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Overview

  • Elegant country house in Hertfordshire
  • Located within acres of stunning park land
  • Short distance from Central London
  • Famous filming location
  • Church available within Hatfield Park
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies in the Old Palace
  • Catering for up to 300 guests
  • Specialists in cultural weddings

Hatfield House

The stunning Hatfield House promises an exquisite and elegant venue perfectly located in the sprawling Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire. The Jacobean house is set within park land close to the town of Hatfield. Designed for the most prominent, even royal, figures of its period, Hatfield House can offer complete versality and provide for medium to large wedding celebrations. Feast in the 17th century Banqueting Hall or get lost in the maze with loved ones, there are endless possibilities within the walls of the distinguished Hatfield House.

Exposed red brick walls lined with the delicate scents of purple wisteria, pristine gardens with topiary sculptures and intricate detailing and a grand entrance drive to arrive in style to your big day; grandeur is in abundance. Hatfield House is home to two fascinating buildings, the Jacobean stately home and the Old Palace which is one of the foremost examples of mediaeval brickwork in the country. Read on to find out more.

History

There is so much to discover about Hatfield House, but here is just some of the history that gives Hatfield house its colourful past. Home to Queen Elizabeth I for much of her childhood, the house has been a prominent feature in high society. The house has been home to one of England's foremost political families, the Cecil family for over 400 years. The house was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil the 1st Earl of Salisbury. It is an example of fine Jacobean craftsmanship. The Grand Staircase with fine craving and a rare stained-glass window in the house's own private chapel provide a firm nod to the property's heritage. Within the grounds of Hatfield Park, you will also find the Old Palace. This red bricked Tudor masterpiece contains the Banqueting Hall with its original roof timbers. Henry VIII acquired the Palace from the Bishop of Ely in 1538 and used it as a nursery for his three children. It was while she was living in the Old Palace, in 1558, that Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne.

Fast forward to now Hatfield House is the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. It is also the home to many of your favourite movies and television series including The Crown, Barman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and so much more.

Facilities

Old Palace

The Old Palace is available to hire as a venue for private parties, marriage ceremonies, wedding receptions and banquets. A wedding hosted within the walls of the Banqueting Hall within Old Palace will certainly be a stately affair.

Old Palace capacity - 250 guests

Riding School capacity - 120 guests

Evening capacity - 300 guests

Catering

Hatfield has a range of different meals to suit you and your guests taste buds. To take a peek at their menu, please click here.

For 2024 and onwards

Ground Events

Set in stunning, tranquil grounds, Hatfield Park is the largest private estate in Hertfordshire and is the centre of a large agricultural estate with extensive parkland, offering as an alternative outdoor venue perfectly designed for large events. Exclusively positioned in George's Field, acres of sprawling land is yours to explore and entertain. It is an outdoor event space like no other surrounded by natural beauty and history to make a lasting impression and create memories.

Their packages can be made bespoke to your event and include 21m x 15m stretch tent, fully serviced bar, luxury bathrooms, arrival drinks, two-hour live entertainment, and a selection of three artisan street food stations. They have trusted suppliers who can help your event come to life with décor and party ideas such as festival themes with live bands and fairground rides, inflatables and much more. Enhance your package with their exclusive event experiences such as Gin Foraging Experience, Private House Tour and an Exclusive Archive's Visit.

If Hatfield House sounds like your dream wedding venue, then please use the contact buttons and enquiry form to get in touch with the team directly.

Address
The Estate Office
Melon Ground
Hatfield Park
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 5NB
Request Brochure