Hatfield House Wedding Photographer

One of my favourite, and one of the most popular wedding venues in Hertfordshire, is Hatfield House, http://www.hatfieldhousehospitality.co.uk located in Old Hatfield.

As their recommended wedding photographer, I am very lucky to photograph lots of weddings at Hatfield House. It is great photographing a venue you are so familiar with. And it is always exciting to see so many different styles of weddings in this historic venue.

Built by Robert Cecil, and where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood, the vast grounds and buildings of Hatfield House are all steeped in history. It is said to be in these grounds that Elizabeth I found out she would be Queen in 1558.


Built in 1485, it was originally used as a nursery to the three children of Henry VIII. And later on, became where Queen Elizabeth I held her Council of State meetings. The Old Palace is one of the grandest buildings in Hertfordshire to host your wedding. The history of the The Old Palace is always a talking point with guests and certainly an appeal for many wedding couples.

The Banqueting Hall accommodates medium to large wedding ceremonies and receptions. With its medieval brickwork and high beamed ceiling, you can literally hear the ‘wows’ from guests as they enter the hall. The history of The Old Palace is always a great talking point for wedding guests.

Weather permitting drinks receptions are hosted in The Knot Gardens which adjoin The Old Palace. These stunning landscaped garden and grounds are overlooked by Hatfield House itself, and are a beautiful backdrop for photos.


An alternative option to The Old Palace is The Riding School located in Hatfield House’s Stable Yard, offers couples a bright and modern wedding venue, whist still being surrounded by history of Hatfield House.

The Riding School is ideal for small to medium sized weddings. Ceremonies take place on the mezzanine floor of the Riding School. Which allows for the lower floor to be set up for wedding breakfasts and receptions.


Dating back to the 13th Century, St Ethaldreda’s Church St Ethaldreda’s Church is a stone’s throw from Hatfield House. It is a perfect choice for couples wanting a religious church ceremony, and their wedding reception at Hatfield House. Take a look at some St Ethaldredas & Hatfield House weddings throughout the seasons here and also here.

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