Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, just 21 miles north of London, is a fine Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Built by Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I from 1607 to 1611. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour on display The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years, one of England’s foremost political families.
Hatfield House, Park and Gardens is the perfect setting for your special day. You will be choosing a magnificent Grade I listed venue and they will offer you all the help and support you need to ensure a memorable occasion. The Hatfield House Hospitality team is highly experienced in the fine art of hospitality and will be available to help you plan the perfect day.
Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Hatfield Park is licensed for civil ceremonies to be held in the Old Palace Banqueting Hall and in the Riding School.
They can accommodate up to 300 for a Cocktail Party, 280 for a seated luncheon or dinner, or 200 for dinner with dancing. The rooms are flexible and can be arranged for a smaller number to feel comfortable.
They pride themselves on offering a high standard of catering and a variety of menus to cater for a range of tastes. They use the best fresh local produce wherever possible, and offer a selection of good quality wines at competitive prices. Should you wish to provide your own wines, they would be happy to quote a price for corkage. Their executive chef will be happy to design a menu for you, or you may like to choose from our suggested menus.
Wedding receptions may continue into the evening. A dance floor can be provided and an evening buffet can be served.
The Chapel, consecrated in 1614, is still in regular use as a place of worship. The stained glass window, depicting Old Testament scenes, was made in 1610 by English, French and Flemish glass-painters.
The garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil, Ist Earl of Salisbury, employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. Tradescant was sent to Europe where he found and brought back trees, bulbs, plants and fruit trees, which had never previously been grown in England. This beautifully designed garden included orchards, elaborate fountains, scented plants, water parterres, terraces and herb gardens.
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