Winter Weddings

Warm up to the advantages of a Winter Wedding.

Groom with Bride holding flowers and smiling.

Bride kissing groom in courtyard.

Bride with Groom in the ruins of a castle turret.

A Winter Wedding brings a whole host of benefits including affordable venue rates and more availability. With a wider selection of available dates, especially if you have your heart set on a Saturday, and a mid-week wedding can even bring even more cost savings on your venue, making your wedding budget stretch even further, maybe even to some winter sunshine on an exotic honeymoon!

Choosing a Winter Wedding is not a compromise, for dates until 29th February 2024 you can enjoy a Hertford Castle civil ceremony, a celebratory drinks reception and capture those treasured photographs in our beautiful riverside grounds from £720. *Prices do not include the Registrar Fee.

A shot of a Bride and Groom standing on a bridge

The Downshire Suite is elegantly decorated in colours of warm burgundy and rich golds, with beautiful high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and feature fireplaces.

Design your own winter wonderland and embrace the winter colour palette of deep hues in rich plums, berry reds and forest greens, and bring the outdoors inside with firs, spruces, pinecones, and holly. Luxe velvet tablecloths and flickering votives are added textures and accents that make winter weddings so gorgeous.

With exclusive hire, an intimate ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour can welcome from 2-24 guests, whilst the Salisbury Room is a perfect for a larger formal gathering and can seat up to 60 guests.

A table landscape of white china a red berries

‘Putting on the Spritz!’ Once your ceremony has concluded you can celebrate and mingle with your guests with a Drinks Reception in our period Victorian Conservatory, which is heated providing a perfect space all year round. 

Kick-start your Winter Wedding celebrations using seasonally inspired flavours by creating your own signature cocktail, such as a ‘Jingle Juice’ (Cranberry and Champagne cocktail).

A wide shot of the conservatory, with its white frame, and red cushions on the benches around the edges.

Tips for Winter Weddings

Winter food is made for feasting, consider starting with canapes of indulgent comfort food of mini grilled cheese toasties and tomato soup shooters to warm your guest’s appetite.

A Winter Wedding at Hertford Castle is a fairy-tale waiting to be discovered, so why not channel you inner snow queen with the glamour and warmth of a faux fur cape and don’t forget the gentlemen, what better excuse can there be for a black tie dress code.

Remember to book an early ceremony before the daylight gives way to dusk, so you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds and take advantage of the ‘Golden Hour’ where the soft overcast lightning as the sun goes down is Mother Nature’s wedding gift for the perfect photos.

Mini Cheese Toast Sandwiches and Tomato Soup Shooters

To find out more, or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 01992 552885 or email us at

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