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The Priory
  • Rural wedding venue in Hertfordshire
  • Licensed for all civil ceremonies and receptions
  • Formal and informal receptions for up to 150 guests
  • Bespoke wedding breakfast menus created by our chef
  • A picturesque summerhouse for open-air ceremonies
  • Historic Tudor barn as the setting for your perfect day
  • Wedding co-ordinator helps you enjoy every moment
  • Exclusive use of the entire property and grounds

The Priory is an exclusive wedding venue set in the Hertfordshire countryside. This magnificent wedding space is licensed to host all civil ceremonies and receptions. Its idyllic setting with seamless service, first-class dining and picture-perfect grounds, makes your wedding beautifully unique.

The 16th century barn provides a perfect place for vintage-style weddings. Its relaxed feel blends with the elegance of the service, featuring on-trend elements, such as lime-washed Chiavari chairs, vintage pieces and classic design details.


The Priory was created as a wedding venue in 1992 by John and Ann Hope, themselves happily married for many years. The couple fell in love with the idea of sharing this beautiful location and have since hosted more than 2,000 weddings and civil ceremonies. Set at its heart is the historic tithe barn, built by James Needham in 1541 and still retaining its traditional appearance with a regal sense of space.


We pride ourselves on providing exclusive weddings for every couple. The Priory holds a licence for all civil marriages, which can be held in the atmospheric tithe barn or as an open-air ceremony in the grounds at the summerhouse.

We advise that couples planning to hold their ceremony here check availability with the local registrar before confirming a booking. If you wish to have your reception at The Priory following your wedding ceremony which has been hosted elsewhere, we would suggest that you chat with us about timings beforehand.

The Barn

Described as a beautiful canvas on which to create your wedding with landscaped grounds as its picture-perfect backdrop, the fully-licenced barn transforms from an exquisite daytime venue to a magical setting for evening events. With space for everyone to enjoy live music, a DJ, or your own style of entertainment, this prestigious barn is hugely diverse so adding personal-touch decor works for both smaller or larger groups.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 150 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

The Gazebo

Perfect for summer ceremonies, the Gazebo is a magical place to recite your vows and exchange your rings, with your nearest and dearest looking on from the lawn. It provides a gorgeous alternative to the barn, assuming the weather behaves reasonably!

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 Guests


Sharing fantastic food together is a unifying part of any wedding day, so we ensure that everything is exceptional.

The Priory’s eminent head chef has created signature dishes so that you can compose a mouth-watering menu for your guests. Cooking for weddings is his speciality and while he presents suggestions for food throughout the day – arrival canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffets – he does not limit himself to these options.

Couples are free to make their own suggestions or discuss a private menu with chef, but whatever you choose, be assured that every dish will be delicious and beautifully served. We also present informal main course choices, such as a buffet, hog roast or barbeque.

Bookings are now being taken to 2020, so request a brochure today

The Priory
Little Wymondley


  • Jess

    A fantastic wedding venue! We had the most perfect day that will never be forgotten at this beautiful venue with all the fantastic staff. People often make special mention of how fantastic the food was.

  • Heidi and Mark

    My husband and I had our wedding here and it was fantastic. The staff have been faultless throughout and the food was some of the best we had ever tasted - not just our opinion but many of the guests too. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Leanne

    Our wedding here was absolutely amazing! Karen and John were an absolute pleasure to deal with every detail was perfect and even better than we had imagined! Worth every penny and we had the best day of our lives, we can't thank you enough - a stunning venue with 5 star service and staff.

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