Wedding Receptions

Celebrate your whole day at Hertford Castle, from exchanging your vows to your last dance.

Hertford Castle is a spectacular Grade 1 Listed wedding venue set in it own picturesque grounds, it is the perfect place for a memorable wedding breakfast and reception with your family and friends.

Hertford Castle at dusk, lit up by up lighters whilst guests enjoy drinks outside.
The Salisbury room set up for a reception with white table cloths on round tables, chairs in white covers with pink bows

With Exclusive Use of a versatile range of reception rooms, The Downshire Suite can accommodate Weddings from small intimate gatherings to more extravagant receptions.

a side view of Hertford Castle showing the conservatory with guest spilling out, drinking and having fun together

Celebrate the beginning of your next chapter with a sparkling Drinks Reception in the light filled space of the beautiful Victorian conservatory.

A bird's eye view of Hertford Castle, the River Lea and the rose gardens.

Lead your guests into your wedding breakfast where you have the freedom to choose your caterer. The elegance of the Salisbury Room offers high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers and period sash windows overlooking the formal lawn.

a close up of wooden heart shaped board with canapes, dips and salad on

The Salisbury Room can accommodate up to 50 guests seated, and over two interconnecting rooms, a total of 60 guests can be seated at circular tables, or 100 guests can be accommodated for a standing buffet.

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If you would like to share your celebrations with more loved ones we can host an informal standing reception for up to 100 guests, for relaxed sharing platters, or perhaps with the stunning backdrop of the Castle, enjoy a BBQ, Hog Roast or Wood fired Pizzas within the charming grounds of this historical setting.

A bride leaning over a catering table grabbing a slice of pizza, she's wearing a flower crown of red flowers and a spaghetti strap dress

Exclusive Hire means that you and your guests can really feel at home in the stylish and relaxed surroundings, with the privacy to enjoy your celebrations and some evening entertainment. Make each room within the suite your own by dressing the venue to your individual requirements and welcome a Band or DJ, Casino  or even a live act, the possibilities are endless!

the Salisbury room set up for a party, with a DJ booth in white with twinkle lights, disco balls and letters spelling out love each side.
Two brides, hugging, clutching huge bouquets of blue, white and pink flowers on a grassy lawn

With full flexibility Herford Castle offers something a little different to traditional Wedding venues and our affordable Wedding Reception Packages can be tailored so every moment can be unique and personal  to you.

A side angle view of the front of Hertford Castle with blue skies above and a green tree in the foreground

We understand that every couple will have a different idea of their perfect wedding day, whatever the style of your reception you have the opportunity to choose your own caterers or alternatively, we can provide a list of recommended caterers to suit your personal taste.

A bride with two bridesmaids stand behind a wooden bar holding drinks, lets of bottles are on the top of the bar, and the women all have flower crowns

In addition, we also offer the option of Dry Hire with a low corkage fee, enabling you to bring your own drinks or use a pop up bar, dedicated to Gin or Prosecco.

From your first enquiry to your final farewells our team will be available to assist with a flexible and friendly service to ensure your day runs smoothly, with attention to detail.

To find out more, or explore our exclusive wedding venue at Hertford Castle please contact us on 01992 552885 or email us at

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a black and white close up photo of a bride and groom, holding each other around the waist, dancing