Venues High Elms Manor
High Elms Manor

  • Grade II-listed Georgian Manor
  • Romantic rural setting in Hertfordshire
  • Host your ceremony and reception celebrations
  • Perfect for both large and small celebrations
  • Maximum capacity of 220 guests
  • Wide range of caterers to choose from
  • Picturesque venue and scenic surroundings
  • Beneficial banqueting and planning packages

Host all celebrations of your day within a rural and lavish setting in Watford's very own country estate. Whether large or small, you are sure to have a wonderful time in this historic Georgian setting.

Boasting a rich history and gorgeous architecture the manor will instantly create that luxurious feel for your big day. The combination of picturesque exterior and atmospheric interior makes this venue a really magical place to celebrate love.


This Georgian building built in the 18th century, formally known as Garston Manor, was originally a family home, a rehabilitation centre for soldiers after WWII and later a school until it became a fabulous function venue.

In 2011, the house was featured on 'Country House Rescue' on Chanel four, where we saw the house restored to its original glory. With the expert knowledge of hotelier Ruth Watson, the owners of the manor were given the motivation to use the manor as a function's venue.

Due to previous occupants, the house boasts oriental décor and Persian inspired features.


The venue is able to host your celebrations in a variety of spaces inside and outside the magnificent Manor. How about hosting your ceremony in the Blue Room or the outdoor Gazebo? Or have the wedding breakfast and reception in the Tudor Room or Banqueting Hall. The choice is completely up to you.

The venue can accommodate up to 220 people for a cocktail party, 110 people for a seated lunch or dinner or 100 people for dinner with dancing.

The Blue Room

This room features, ceiling-to-floor windows, a fireplace, gorgeous light fixtures and vintage mirrors.

Ceremony capacity - 100 guests

The Tudor Room

Choose this luxurious room with patterned ceilings, elegant décor and draping chandeliers, to host your wedding breakfast or reception.

Wedding Breakfast capacity - 110 guests
Reception capacity - 110 guests

Choose the beautiful Banqueting Room or an outdoor ceremony in the Gazebo, surrounded by stunning, sweeping gardens. The Brides Room is also available for the bride to get ready for her big day in and can be a place for both the newly-weds to take a moment to reflect on their special day.


Pick from an array of caterers that the venue has on hand. Whether you want a bespoke menu, a selection of delicious options to choose from or packages tailored to an entire wedding party, High Elms Manor have variety that will suit all.


High Elm Manor offer information on three catering packages and an additional wedding planning service package that they recommend. This can be found on their website.

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High Elms Manor
High Elms Lane
WD25 0JX
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