Private Hire

Celebrate in style a milestone birthday, anniversary, baby shower or retirement with you family and friends.

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Offering a section of stylish rooms that can be adapted to suit your requirements.

The unique features of the Castle is a perfect backdrop and tailor made for many occasions:

  • Birthday
  • Engagement
  • Anniversary
  • Wake
  • Baby Shower
  • Christening
  • Private Dining
  • Retirement
  • Hen Party

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Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, a christening, or the life of a loved one who has passed Hertford Castle offers the perfect setting to create lasting memories.

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The Downshire Suite can be hired exclusively and you have the choice and freedom to select your own caterers and suppliers.

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Ground Floor 

The Downshire Suite comprises of three rooms, the elegant interconnecting Salisbury Room and the Mayors Parlour offer an extremely flexible space and the Victorian glass house Conservatory is full of natural light and leads out into the ancient walled Castle gardens.

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The selection of rooms within the Downshire Suite on the ground floor are easily accessible and well suited to both intimate and larger events. We offer flexible options to be able to hire just a single room or exclusive hire of the whole suite.

The Salisbury Room

Whether you are celebrating with a lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or private party The Salisbury Room can create the perfect space to impress your family and friends.

With the flexibility to formally seat up to 50 guests or informally 60 guests standing, it is a perfect setting for entertaining.

the salisbury room set up for a wedding reception with white table cloths on the round tables, white chair covers and pink box, centrepieces of high f

The Mayor's Parlour

The Mayor's Parlour is the perfect space for intimate gatherings.

The large oval dining table comfortably sits 10 guests or alternatively the room can be rearranged to suit your own occasion, maybe a cocktail party for 40 guests or a small dinner party for 24 guests.

The Mayor's parlour with its ornate wooden fireplace, a table with a sparkly cloth in front of the windows that look out onto the main lawn

The Conservatory

Optimising the light our beautiful Victorian Conservatory  brings the outside in allowing you to enjoy the view of the Castle Gardens.

A perfect space to relax with your guests and as it is heated the space can be enjoyed all year round.

A side view of inside the conservatory with its white frame and red cushions on the benches around the sides.

The Robing Room

The Robing Room is reached by a striking circular staircase and located on the first floor.

The room full of character and charm is dominated by the natural beauty of the 15th Century stone, brick and timber built wall, echoing the historic architecture.

Due to the nature of the building there is no lift access to the first floor.

A shot of the robing room inside the castle, with the long red velvet clad table, chairs and featuring the original brick and timber wall

At a glance box detailing hourly hire from £40, sated dining capacity 60, standing reception capacity 100, flexible catering options an low corkage f
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Offering non-religious funerals and wakes within the peaceful castle grounds.

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Engagement Parties

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