Heart Of Class
One of the UK’s most picturesque locations, Hertfordshire offers all the qualities you need for a memorable wedding. We look at two of the county’s most popular venues to find out what they have in store for couples
VENUE: Hunton Park
Set within 22 acres of rural Hertfordshire parkland, Hunton Park Hotel offers a tranquil and magical setting for your wedding day, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but easily accessible from London. The hotel consists of a classic Georgian house with gorgeous interiors and 62 guest bedrooms. For weddings you can either hold a more intimate function inside the hotel’s Hazelwood Suite (175 capacity) or The Orangery (65), or enjoy the spacious grounds inside one of the hotel’s grand marquees.
The smaller Terrace Marquee holds 150 guests for a sit down meal, or for larger functions the new Garden Marquee is available on a dry hire basis for up to 500 guests for dining and 700 for a ceremony. The marquee is available all year round and is located at the rear of the mansion house overlooking the beautiful gardens and comes with LED star cloth lighting and 14 twinkling chandeliers that will transform your space when it comes to your evening entertainment where DJs and dancing is encouraged.
Asian weddings are welcomed at the venue who work with an approved list of experienced suppliers for catering and décor so you can be sure that every aspect lives up to your needs. Offering every aspect you require for a dream wedding day, this is a venue that ticks all the right boxes and more.
VENUE: The Manor Elstree
A classic Tudor property with iconic black and white exteriors, you’ll feel like you’re on a TV set when you turn up at The Manor Elstree, it’s as though you’ve stepped into the past. The hotel retains a strong sense of heritage in every element of its design so for couples with a keen interest in historical properties, this could be just the place you’re looking for.
The main hotel has three spaces suitable for small weddings such as the Aldenham Suite (90 capacity), Cavendish Restaurant (70) or Beaufort room (50); all of which can be combined with drinks receptions and photos in the garden.
Or for a room with a view; head outside. The hotel’s new Manor Marquee is set amongst 10 acres of greenery and parkland and has stunning panoramic skyline views across London. Inside it can accommodate 450 guests for a seated dinner and 400 for a dinner and dance. The marquee is equipped with all the elements you need such as toilets, lighting, sound and a decking area and there’s also luxury interiors including decorative chandeliers – though couples are encouraged to theme the marquee to their own tastes to make your day feel truly special.
As the newly weds you’ll be offered a complimentary suite for your wedding night with breakfast and guests can stay over in one of the hotel’s 48 bedrooms giving you the chance to enjoy the company of friends and family over a longer period than just your wedding day.
The team are on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly and for the ultimate indulgence you can book exclusive hire of the venue and enjoy full flexibility of all the spaces, creating an experience that no guest will ever forget.