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29 September

The Luxury Wedding Fair

A simply wonderful Wedding Fair held in the historic Old Palace and contemporary Riding School at Hatfield House. As well as over sixty leading wedding professionals from Hertfordshire and beyond, this unique, Wedding Fair also includes masterclasses on wedding related topics. Whilst part of the Old Palace will be decorated and dressed for a wedding offering you an insight and inspiration.

There are fashion shows at 12:30pm and 2pm 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.

40 Exhibitors (incl. high-end bespoke tailor, couture wedding dress designer, milliner, artists, celebrants, photographers, florists, bakers, hair stylists, beauty and makeup services, babysitting services, dental services. Etc.)

Live entertainment including a saxophonist, harpist, singer, and band (guitar)

Knowledgeable staff from Hatfield Park will be available to discuss your wedding ideas and to offer tips and advice.

The Stable Yard shops and Coach House Kitchen will be open for you to browse and enjoy.

Open 11am – 3pm. 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.

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.


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

About the Riding School at Hatfield House

The Riding School, blends historic features with modern architecture to offer a contemporary alternative. Located in the Stable Yard, its origin was to accommodate the horses and families motor cars. In 2010 the Riding School was transformed into what it is today. Its glass roof allows the room to be flooded with natural daylight, and the mezzanine level adds versatile characteristics to this venue. This is a fitting venue for smaller weddings of 50 – 120 guests.