What can be more quintessentially English than a marquee set amidst beautifully manicured lawns on a hot summer’s day? Add to that the backdrop of a grade I listed 15th century castle and you have the perfect setting for a truly memorable wedding reception.
At Hertford Castle we think you would be hard pushed to find a more perfect setting for your marquee reception than the Castle Grounds. Bordered by the River Lea and the 12th century flint and stone walls of the original Norman castle, the grounds are a wedding photographer’s dream.
Guests opting for a marquee reception can choose to hold their wedding ceremony in the Castle (although space restrictions mean there is a limit of 60 guests) or arrange to have a Celebration Ceremony in the grounds in front of all their guests. (Celebration Ceremonies do not have to be held at licensed premises and so can be conducted anywhere though a legally binding wedding ceremony must have taken place previously.) Alternatively the bride and groom can marry elsewhere – Hertford boasts a number of churches within walking distance of the Castle - and simply hire the lawn for the reception. Although we don’t provide marquees we do have a recommended supplier (SPJ Event Specialists) and we can also recommend caterers and other suppliers. Of course, these are only suggestions and the wedding party is free to choose whoever they want to provide the services for their special day.
The advantage of a marquee wedding is that it can cater for a large number of guests. It can also be themed to the bride and groom’s exact requirements from colours to décor. For those who have not set foot in a marquee recently it is quite a revelation to see what can be achieved; mood lighting, LED dance floors, stunning top table back drops, heating and even chandeliers!
But no matter how stunning the marquee, we guarantee your guests will be equally impressed by the Castle Grounds as they spill out to enjoy the historic surroundings on a (hopefully!) beautiful summer’s afternoon.
If this sounds like the sort of venue you want for your big day why not contact us? We would be delighted to talk you through all the various options to ensure not only is the venue perfect but so is every other element of your special day.
To find out more or to arrange a visit please contact us on 01992 552885 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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