Venues West Lodge Park
West Lodge Park
  • All-inclusive Hertfordshire wedding venue
  • Beautiful and historic hotel in Barnet
  • Highest AA quality rating in its category
  • Elegant early Victorian country house
  • Licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Wide range of reception rooms, marquee
  • Delicious and adaptable wedding cuisine
  • 59 individually decorated bedrooms

Experts at hosting weddings for over 70 years, West Lodge Park has the highest AA quality rating of any four-star hotel in North London. The venerable establishment has of necessity adapted with the times, yet one aspect has remained unchanged; rather old-fashioned notions of hospitality, which fuels their determination to ensure your wedding is the day you've always dreamed of.

35 acres of grounds provide ample photographic opportunities and make for a tranquil atmosphere for your celebrations. There is a varied array of rooms in which you can host your perfect day, and you will be invited to select the one that feels best for you. With a wide-ranging cuisine that is nothing short of spectacular, rest assured, you will be treated like royalty at West Lodge Park.

History

Centuries ago, the area on which West Lodge Park is based was 'The Enfield Chase' - a well-stocked deer-park belonging to the Kings and Queens of England, and particularly popular with Elizabeth I. Three hunting lodges were built - probably in the 1400s - to provide shelter for the royal gamekeepers working at the chase. They were named South Lodge, East Lodge and West Lodge.

Henry Coventry lived at the property for a time, and during his residence was visited by John Evelyn, who wrote about the lodge. By 1838, however, the chase ceased to exist and West Lodge was rebuilt, which is where the foundations of today's hotel come from. However, the panelling around the main staircase has been dated to the 1600s, and is probably from the old hunting lodge.

The rebuilt West Lodge was a private family house until 1924, apart from a brief spell as a rest home for WWI nurses in 1916-17. It was opened as a hotel in 1924, then was purchased in 1945 by the Beales family - under whose management it remains today.

Facilities

West Lodge Park has an excellent array of rooms for you to take advantage of.

Lancaster Suite

This light and airy space is long and spacious, making it ideal for ceremonies for up to 80 guests, or more intimate receptions of up to 54.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 54 Guests

Chandos Room

Found attached to the Lancaster Suite, the Chandos makes for an ideal breakaway room for the Lancaster Suite.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 20 Guests

John Evelyn Suite

This collection of air-conditioned rooms includes the lovely John Evelyn, Coventry and Conservatory rooms, which overlook the lawns of West Lodge Park.

John Evelyn Room Ceremony Capacity - 80 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 81 Guests

John Evelyn Conservatory Ceremony Capacity - 10 Guests

Coventry Room Civil Ceremony Capacity - 20 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 18 Guests

Edward Beale Room

With its own terrace and access to the grounds, this more intimate space is ideal for smaller ceremonies and wedding breakfasts.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 35 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 27 Guests

King Charles Room

Great for small weddings, the King Charles Room is air conditioned and leads out onto its own terrace.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 35 Guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 27 Guests

Marquee

Ideal for larger events, West Lodge Park can organise a marquee in their grounds for wedding breakfasts of up to 200 and evening receptions of up to 230.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 200 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 230 Guests

Catering

The caterers at West Lodge Park have compiled a comprehensive range of different menus for all types of wedding celebrations. Whether you're planning a formal reception with a wedding breakfast and would prefer a traditional banqueting menu, a gourmet dégustation menu, a gala buffet or perhaps a quintessentially English afternoon tea, your wishes can readily be accommodated.

A children's menu is offered and if you would like to add any extra courses, such as a cheeseboard, a fruit course or sorbets, the catering team will be eager to meet your exact requirements. Any allergies or special dietary needs can be catered for with ease.

Accommodation

The hotel has 59 ensuite, individually named and decorated rooms in four styles; classic, executive, four-poster and luxury. There are accessible rooms for the mobility-impaired, and even a dog-friendly room should anyone be bringing their four-legged friend!

For more information, or to get in touch with the team at West Lodge Park, please use the contact details listed below.

Address
West Lodge Park
4 Ferny Hill
Hadley Wood
Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN4 0PZ

Reviews

  • Hannah and Peter

    Just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and all the staff that contributed to our wedding on Friday. We had a wonderful day and are thrilled with our choice to have our ceremony at the West Lodge.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  • Ann and Bob Ebberson

    We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our celebrations on 7th October so memorable. We had such warm comments from our guests about the venue and especially the room layout, which you organised. Thanks also to Matthew and his team on the day. They couldn't have been more helpful.


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