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About Hatfield House
About the Old Palace at Hatfield House
Hatfield House are delighted to be a Best of Britain venue with Bridebook, nominated by happy couples as a trusted and highly respected venue that brings couples an unforgettable setting for their special day. When you plan your wedding at Hatfield House, the whole team will ensure you have your perfect day.
Whether you are looking for an intimate wedding venue or planning a large wedding celebration, here at Hatfield House you will find the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.
Set within the sprawling acres of Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, our dramatic and two very different venues provide equally eye-catching wedding venues. The historic and grand Old Palace or the contemporary Riding School both provide a unique, timeless and magical backdrop for your wedding celebrations in Hertfordshire.
Built in 1497, the striking Old Palace is the perfect setting for a grand reception with up to 270 guests. For slightly smaller occasions, the modern Riding School, with contemporary state-of-the-art facilities, can accommodate up to 120 guests. Both venues are licensed to perform civil ceremonies so you can hold your whole day of celebrations in one beautiful location.
Hatfield House’s superb surroundings are beautiful in every season. The glorious gardens and the stunning park provide breath-taking backdrops for your treasured photographs.
We can offer the below and more:
- A stunning historic venue in Hertfordshire
- Can cater for between 60 and 270 guests
- Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
- Beautiful surroundings all year round
- Award-winning catering
- Easy access by car and train
- Local partnered hotel rates, subject to availability
The Luxury Wedding Fair at Hatfield House
A simply wonderful Wedding Fair held in the historic Old Palace and contemporary Riding School at Hatfield House. As well as over 60 top wedding professionals from Hertfordshire and beyond, this unique, new Wedding Fair also includes masterclasses on wedding related topics and pop-up bridal shops. Whilst part of the Old Palace will be decorated and looking splendid as it might on your wedding day.
Fashion shows will take place at 12.30pm and 2.00pm featuring the very latest bridal and couture gowns, often menswear and mother of the bride is included too, together with an array of live entertainment.
Knowledgeable staff from both Hatfield House Hospitality will be available to discuss your wedding ideas and to offer advice.
The courtyards shops, galleries and restaurant will be open for you to browse and enjoy.
Admission and Car Parking are free of charge.
If you are attending in a vehicle, please enter via George Gate for our main visitor car park (AL9 5HX).
Pedestrians will be able to enter on foot or via public transport through our Fore Street Gate, please first approach the gate opposite Hatfield Train Station; here they will be able to direct you to the Fore Street Gate.
We look forward to meeting you.
Additional eventThe Luxury Wedding Fair at Hatfield House. - 06/02/2022
Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5HX