The Hitchin Priory Hotel
About The Hitchin Priory Hotel
Once upon a time, nestled in the quaint town of Hitchin, there stood a grand and storied building known as the Hitchin Priory. Its tale dates back to the 14th century when it was founded as a Carmelite monastery, a sanctuary for devout monks seeking spiritual enlightenment.
For centuries, the priory served as a haven of tranquillity, with its peaceful gardens and sacred halls echoing with prayers and contemplation. However, as time passed, the winds of change blew, and the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century brought an end to its monastic era.
Transforming with the times, the Hitchin Priory found new purpose and was repurposed as a stately residence. Its walls witnessed the comings and goings of illustrious figures, including kings, nobles, and notable personalities. The building was adorned with elegant features, reflecting the architectural trends of each era it traversed.
In the 20th century, the priory’s journey took another turn when it was reimagined as a hotel. Its doors opened wide to welcome travellers seeking respite in its historic embrace. The hotel retained the charm of its monastic origins, blending old-world elegance with modern comforts.
Over the years, the Hitchin Priory Hotel has remained a cherished landmark, providing a sanctuary for guests seeking solace, relaxation, and a glimpse into the past. Its gardens have blossomed under the care of dedicated horticulturists over its lifetime, offering a serene backdrop for unforgettable moments.
Today, the Hitchin Priory Hotel stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of history and hospitality. Its walls carry the echoes of prayers and laughter, its corridors hold the stories of countless visitors who have revelled in its timeless allure. It continues to be a cherished retreat, a sanctuary where guests can immerse themselves in the captivating narrative of the past while enjoying the comforts of the present.
As the sun sets over the picturesque town of Hitchin, the Hitchin Priory Hotel stands as a beacon of history, offering a warm embrace to those who seek a respite from the bustling world outside. Its story continues to unfold, entwining the past with the present, ensuring that its legacy endures for generations to come.
The Hertfordshire Wedding Fair at The Priory
Speak with the professionals and create your dream Wedding Day with The Hertfordshire Wedding Fair at the stunning and newly refurbished Hitchin Priory Hotel.
We are hosting a luxury Wedding Fair at this beautiful and historic venue to bring together leading local wedding professionals to help you with your special day.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet leading wedding professionals from the local area and beyond, providing services and products covering every aspect of your wedding and items that you might not have considered.
There are usually professional fashion shows at 12.30pm and 2.00pm on our signature catwalk featuring some of the very latest bridal gowns, bridesmaid outfits (occasionally menswear too), together with an array of live entertainment and music.
The knowledgeable staff from Hitchin Priory Hotel will be present to show you around this stunning historical venue and to answer any questions.
Open 11am - 3pm. Admission and Car Parking are free of charge.
Truly the best place to find everything for your special day.
We look forward to meeting you.
The Hitchin Priory Hotel
Tilehouse St, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DL
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