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The Forge

  • Set alongside the stunning River-Wye
  • An all-inclusive wedding venue
  • Gorgeous restored stained glass windows
  • Amazing vaulted ceiling
  • Can supply list of trusted local wedding vendors
  • Perfect setting for a traditional ceremony
  • Can comfortably seat up to 200 guests
  • Romantic chapel to say your 'I dos'
  • Hidden orchard for picturesque wedding photos
  • Breath-taking 18th century architecture

Make your day memorable and say your 'I-dos' in this lovingly restored 18th century monastery, complete with contemporary style and amenities. With original features and industrial design touches, this is the perfect venue for a stylish celebration.

When you've eventually finished marvelling at the gorgeous architecture, the vast courtyard and quaint hidden orchard make a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photos. Accommodating for weddings both large and small, The Forge will provide an impeccable service so you can relax and enjoy your big day.


The manor rooms surrounding the chapel were originally built in 1450, housing the mayor as he made legal rulings and settled village disputes. The building was then transformed in 1880 into an orphanage and school by local monks.

In 2013 it was officially renamed and restored to its former glory whilst incorporating some modern flair into the design.


The Chapel

The Forge chapel is the true hidden gem of Herefordshire. The space is adorned with ornate carvings and is flooded with natural light thanks to its gorgeous stained glass windows. The beautiful vaulted ceiling gives the chapel a light and airy atmosphere and staff encourage you to decorate however you want, allowing a whole day before the service for set-up.

Ceremony capacity - 200 guests

The Manor Rooms

Combining original features with a shabby chic finish, this is the perfect setting to get your wedding celebrations started. With four adjoining rooms to use, this is a diverse setting for you and your guests to mingle, sip champagne and party the night away.

Reception Capacity - 200 guests

The Shack (with Lounge and Dancefloor)

For more intimate weddings, The Shack is perfect. This open and airy-conservatory is perfect to catch up with old friends. This space can also be converted into the banquet room if your wedding is a smaller affair. This space is perfect for either a small ceremony or evening party and also features a Lounge and Dance Floor.

Combined Capacity - 200 guests

The Courtyard

This lush open space is perfect for enjoying a drinks reception either before or after the ceremony. Adjacent to the chapel, your guests won't have to walk far to enjoy a bit of sunshine and some canapés whilst you slip away to take wedding photos in the hidden orchard.

Drinks reception capacity - 200 guests

The Hidden Orchard

Showcasing the beauty of each season, The Hidden Orchard is the perfect space for stunningly picturesque photographs of the happy couple.


The chefs at The Forge offer delicious menus that can be tailored to all tastes and budgets ensuring your food is perfect for your special day. With experienced wedding caterers, the chefs will produce the finest selection of food from quality ingredients for you and your guests to enjoy.

If you'd like to find out more about SLS Entertainments LTD, click the contact buttons for more details.

161 Holme
Lacy Road


  • Tanya Smith

    Having recently had our wedding at The Forge, I cannot praise it enough. The support and help we received from Mel and Netty was outstanding. The venue is a beauty in itself. I highly recommend to any couples looking for a perfect day.

  • Mr and Mrs Phillips

    We held our wedding at The Forge in June 2016.
    The venue is a beautiful setting and just what we wanted with a lot of children attending we had use of safe garden so children could run around safely and enjoy bouncy castles and games. The Forge staff were excellent! Always on hand and very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this awesome venue!

  • Carrie Wright

    I had the pleasure of organising my daughter's wedding at The Forge in October. Nettie was so helpful, thoughtful and caring about not only the detail of the day but so aware of how emotional it was for me. The venue speaks for itself: a wonderful mix of traditional beauty and a sharp edgy annex with something for everyone. If you want a wedding that can cater and care for you, your family and friends then go to The Forge.

  • Keighley Turner

    My husband and I arranged our wedding in five months and felt so lucky to stumble upon the Forge.
    The venue itself is stunning. We loved the chapel and due to Nettie’s exceptional style it required little if no decoration!
    We were lucky that even in October we were able to use the garden area, which was a great size for a wedding of over a hundred guests. We had many photographs taken outside in the orchard area which have turned out beautifully.
    In the lead up to the wedding, Mel and Nettie were just amazing. Quickly responsive and nothing that we asked was too much.
    We would not hesitate in recommending the Forge - we only wish we could do it again!

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