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Top 10 Hertfordshire Wedding Venues

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Top 10 Hertfordshire Wedding Venues The old Palace Hatfield House. Photo of the sun setting over the old palace with a bride and groom in front

“Disclaimer .. In no particular order these are my Top 10 Hertfordshire wedding venues. We are blessed with many beautiful wedding venues in Hertfordshire and to be honest I could probably have a top 20. These are venues I regularly work at.

As a wedding photographer with over 20 years of experience, I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings at lots of Hertfordshire Wedding Venues. The beauty of asking a wedding photographer their option, is because we see the full wedding day. From seeing how the wedding co-ordinators work, to the flow of the wedding breakfast. How the venue cope with the weather on a wedding day to knowing the best locations for wedding photographs.

Here are my list of top 10 Hertfordshire Wedding Venues. All of which I have photographed at and have 1st hand experience of how a wedding is run at these venues. My list is not extensive there are other venues so please do your research. These venues I feel have gone above and beyond while I have worked with them.

The Old Palace | Hatfield House

Collection of bride and groom photos in the gardens and the Old Palace at Hatfield House

I have been a recommended wedding photographer at Hatfield House for over 10 years. During this time I have photographed many weddings in the Old Palace. All have been very well run, the staff always polite and professional. The food has been amazing. The gardens are beautifully tended too. Your drinks reception is held on a private lawn overlooking the old palace. This is also a great space for all your guests to enjoy your drinks reception. The knot garden is also a great space for your guests to walk around. There are area’s of the gardens that only you can visit (they maybe open to the public, depending on the time of year you hold your wedding). One of my personal favourite locations is the Lime Walk, this area of the grounds was recently featured in the Netflix hit show “One Day”.

If you are a history lover The Old Palace has a wealth of history. With old paintings of Henry the eight and his wives to it being Elizabeth i’s favourite palace. Not only that the venue has been featured in many a tv & film over the years.

For me it is the stunning gardens, historical buildings and its wealth of beautiful backdrops that make for the most beautiful wedding photographs. This wedding venue never fails to look amazing no matter what time of the year you hold your wedding.

If the Old Palace Hatfield House sounds like your kind of wedding venue check out a few of the recent weddings I have photographed for inspiration … View real weddings

Knebworth House & Barns

Top 10 Hertfordshire Wedding Venues Knebworth House and Barns Hertfordshire

Majestic Gothic architecture, Knebworth House and Barns offers the choice for your wedding ceremony. From the grandeur of the main house, to the romance of the barn or outside in the beautiful gardens. Because the venue offers a choice of ceremony locations its high on my list of top 10 Hertfordshire wedding venues.

A captivating wedding venue with gorgeous gardens making the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs. Set up on higher ground I have been witness to many a stunning sunset.

Are you looking for the splendour of Knebworth House and Barns as your wedding venue take a look inside these beautiful weddings I have photographed in the House and Barns

Micklefield Hall

Montage of wedding photographs showing a wedding at Micklefield Hall.

If a romantic wedding vibe is what you are looking for, Mickelfield Hall may just be the end of your searching. In my opinion the Folly is the most romantic backdrop to your outdoor wedding ceremony. With friends and family gathered around as you say I do under the temple this splendid venue will most certainly wow your guests.

The gardens are perfectly maintained with views over the nearby country side. In April May the woods are alive with bluebells and in June the house is covered in the soft sent of wisteria.

Following an extensive refurbishment Micklefield Hall is the perfect barn for a wedding party. Privately owned Anna & Jamie are always investing into the venue and have recently added accommodation to the venues offering.

Is Micklefield Hall filling you with butterflies .. Before you jump feet first in to booking a viewing take a look at my recent weddings

Milling Barns

Collection of photographs from milling barn, showing the venue set for dinner bridal party group photographs and bride and groom enjoying the sunset

Milling Barns has recently refurbished the Oak barn. Full of fairy lights the romantic oak barn is where your wedding ceremony will be held. The blank canvas barn is perfect for any decor.

A short walk across the drive and you have the main barn. This is where the wedding breakfast his held and also a bar area for your drinks reception. A patio area gives a great area for summer days and an outdoor drinks reception.

There is limited onsite accommodation so your bridal party can enjoy post wedding breakfast together.

Food is always important at a wedding. Milling Barns offers a range of options from traditional 3 courses to more relaxed bbq options. A high light of the evening is always the wood stove pizza’s!

Set in the rolling Hertfordshire country side with stunning sunsets if you are looking for a barn wedding venue take a look at my recent weddings for more inspiration.

Fanhams Hall

Fanhams Hall Wedding venue set up for a wedding breakfast.  Bride & Groom outside Fanhams Hall and the red bridge

Fanham’s Hall offers a blend of Georgian elegance and modern luxury. Long panelled room’s, stunning formal gardens, a Japanese inspired relaxed garden area to a mini forest, what a wealth of exquisite photo locations.

Hotel accommodation maybe on the top of your wedding venue wish list. The venue offers luxurious accommodation for guests, including stylish bedrooms and suites.

From great food and tentative staff this romantic wedding venue is one to check out. For more inspiration on Fanhams Hall take a read of my recent weddings …

South Farm

Collection of wedding photos from South Farm

South Farm offers a picturesque setting for weddings with its beautiful gardens, tranquil lakes, and rustic farm buildings. This family owned wedding venue has sustainability at its heart.

As the name implies South Farm is a working farm and does have some adorable animals some of whom are always up for a photograph. It is always fun to photograph wedding couples with the cute piglets or have the sheep in the background.

On site accommodation within the farm house and the quant gypsy style caravans which make great quirky photos.

For more inspiration on this picturesque wedding venue and check out the cute piglets check these real weddings out

Offley Place

Montage of wedding photographs from Offley Place.  Bride & Groom walking through confetti to photos in the rose garden

This 17th Century Georgian Manor House, set in 27 acres of lush parkland, has elegant interiors with grand reception rooms. The mix of historical building with a modern light and airy conservatory offer the perfect blend of old and new.

The grounds are vast and have a mix of beautifully tendered gardens. The rose garden is beautiful when if full bloom and the wide meadow offers a perfect mix for photo backdrops.

With 2 different sized conservatories Offley Place is perfect for an intimate wedding or a lavish celebration.

For the extra romantic touch the garden has been know to cut a large heart shape in the grass perfect for us photographers to create a unique group photograph of you will all your wedding guests.. want to see what this would look like .. click here for more inspiration.

Tewin bury Farm

Montage of wedding photographs from Tewinbury farm

As one of my first wedding venues I photographed at in the UK, I have watched Tewin bury farm grow and evolve over the years.

The Tythe barn offers a large barn for the perfect wedding party. With large gardens as well as stunning views theres a photo opportunity around every corner. Whether you’re hoping for a grand ceremony or something a little more intimate Tewin bury farm has so much to offer.

To see more inspiration take a look at these recent weddings …

St Micheal’s Manor

A montage of wedding photos from weddings at St Micheal's Manor St Albans

Nestled in the back streets of Historical St Albans, St Micheal’s Manor is a hidden gem of a wedding venue.

A historical grade II listed elegant manor house with picturesque gardens and a stunning lake. The conservatory overlooking the gardens is a light and airy space for a wedding ceremony & wedding breakfast.

St Micheal’s Manor offers a romantic back drop to your perfect wedding day.. for more inspiration take a look inside these real weddings.

Essendon Country Club

Montage of wedding photographs from Essendon Country club from confetti over the wedding couple to a fireworks send off

Nestled within 400 acres of stunning countryside Essendon country club’s Gand barn has everything in one space for your wedding. The upstairs area is set for wedding ceremony’s and indoor drinks reception. Down the grand staircase is the area for your wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.

Panoramic views of the golf course give way to beautiful scenic grounds giving the romanic backdrop to your wedding photos. Because its a golf course the grounds are perfectly tended to.

In addition the staff are amazingly tentative. For instance, I have had more than one couple choose the venue based solely on the wedding co-ordinator.

If Essendon Country club sounds like your kind of wedding venue heres some wedding inspiration..

To conclude..

In conclusion and more importantly now I have shared my top 10 Hertfordshire Wedding Venues, I will reiterate that this list is based on my personal working experience. Nonetheless, I advise you do your own research. If you have found it helpful please share and leave a comment.

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