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Theobalds Estate
  • Beautiful 15th century estate in Chestnut, Hertfordshire
  • Grade II-listed mansion house with a red brick façade
  • Surrounded by 55-acres acres of rolling countryside
  • Licenced for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies
  • Dedicated and professional wedding team on hand
  • A number of unrivalled wedding spaces to choose from
  • Bespoke wedding breakfast menus by in-house team
  • 140 on-site bedrooms for guests to relax in

Nestled in 55-acres of rolling Hertfordshire parkland is Theobalds Estate, a historic countryside wedding venue with charming facilities and an exclusive atmosphere. Boasting a Grade II-listed red brick mansion house as well as an Italian Garden, barn and outdoor courtyard, brides and grooms are simply spoilt for choice.

With indoor and outdoor ceremony options as well as 140 on-site bedrooms for guests, this is a luxury all-inclusive wedding venue. The dedicated wedding team are on hand from initial enquiry through to the big day itself to ensure your special day is just perfect.


Now a romantic wedding venue, Theobalds Estate has an eclectic history dating back generations. It was once home to a grand 15th century royal palace, a Georgian family home, a WWII military riding school, and was even the favourite country seat of King James I. Its diverse story adds to the rich character of the estate.

Now the red brick façade and its original Georgian architecture combines with contemporary facilities and 21st century style for an all-encompassing wedding venue that merges old and new.


Ridings Barn and Courtyard

The original coach house and stable, Ridings Barn is a versatile space for a wedding with a stunning vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

This charming function room gives couples the opportunity to decorate it exactly as they wish. The adjoining Mediterranean courtyard is the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony in the summer.

Civil ceremony capacity - 150 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 guests
Reception capacity - 180 guests

Italian Garden

The beautiful Italian Garden enables brides and grooms to host an alfresco ceremony on the lawns, an idyllic setting for couples who are planning a summer wedding.

Civil ceremony capacity - 100

Mansion House

The newly refurbished mansion house retains a number of original features such as period fireplaces, wood panelling and glistening chandeliers. Most spaces boast fabulous French doors that open out onto the manicured lawns.

There are a number of function rooms in the Mansion House to choose from, some licenced for civil ceremonies and each with individual character. They cater for intimate gatherings and slightly larger affairs.

Civil ceremony capacity - 100 guests
Wedding breakfast capacity - 100 guests
Reception capacity - 200 guests


Inviting every couple for a menu tasting session, brides and grooms will have the opportunity to chat with the chef about their food preferences and sample their choice of two starters, mains and desserts.

All dietary requirements will of course be catered for and the ingredients used are fresh and of the highest quality to ensure your first meal as a married couple is delicious. There is also the option of an evening buffet to keep your guests going throughout the reception. Corkage rates can be discussed with a member of the team if you would like to bring your own Champagne or wine, as well as external caterers.


The perfect place to relax after the day's celebrations, every one of the 140 bedrooms is beautifully furnished and contains all of the amenities you could need for a blissful stay.

A complementary bridal room is included in the wedding price for the newlyweds and reduced room rates are available for wedding guests.

For more information on Theobalds Estate contact them directly via the contact buttons below and at the top of the screen.

Theobalds Estate
Lieutenant Ellis Way


  • Mr and Mrs O - April 2017

    Thank you for all your help in planning our wedding day. The day went smoothly and everything was absolutely amazing. Brian and Courtney were a massive help on the day and everything they did allowed the day to run very smoothly. Nothing was too big of an ask. We would like to send a massive thank you to them and your staff!

  • Mr and Mrs H - April 2017

    I wanted to say a huge thank you. Our day was perfect. It was managed so well and the help that you gave was amazing – John and I were so impressed.

  • Mr and Mrs B - April 2017

    We just thought we would pass on our thanks to yourself and the team for all of your help in making our wedding day the best day ever! We would in particular like to thank both Bryon and Courtney for being so accommodating on the day itself and making it all run so smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic team and it couldn’t have gone better.

  • Mr and Mrs D - November 2016

    The day was faultless and I really can’t thank you and the team enough. The support you gave us in advance was fantastic, you were so quick to respond and help. The team on the day were just amazing, they truly made our day go so smoothly.

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