Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden

A stunning Grade-I listed wedding and events venue that’s big on historic features, but small on environmental impact, Rothamsted Manor deserves a place on your list.

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It’s easy to see why Rothamsted Manor is often described as Hertfordshire’s hidden gem when it comes to events venues. A Grade I-listed manor house dating back to the 17th century, it’s based on an agricultural research estate, surrounded by 12 acres of woodlands and gardens in the heart of leafy Harpenden, and conveniently, only a 10-minute drive from J9 of the M1.

Looking for somewhere to say ‘I do’, hold a private celebration – such as a Christening, party or celebration of life – or host corporate function? Rothamsted Manor is a pretty plum spot and is sure to impress your guests, whatever the event.

Whether you’re after an intimate or grand affair, you can choose between six different spaces for ceremonies (five of which are licenced for weddings), drinks receptions (for 20 – 120), or seated dinners (for 10 – 80). Plus, wedding packages include exclusive use – meaning it’s ALL yours for your big day. Packed with original historic features – think stained glass, family crests, portraits, oak panelling, fireplaces and marquetry flooring – there’s the stunning Library, the light and airy Orangery, the Great Drawing Room, the Spanish Leather room, the Lounge and the Hall.

The in-house caterers will take care the food and can provide anything from afternoon teas and buffets to three-course corporate dinners or wedding breakfasts. And, being based on a world-renowned scientific research institute, dedicated to reducing climate change and its impact on food production, you can be safe in the knowledge that the Rothamsted team have the utmost commitment to sustainability. This includes everything from cutting down on single-use plastics to using locally sourced produce and ungraded (aka wonky!) veg. Big green tick!

No events in the offing? You can still come and make like lady of the manor and book one of the regular afternoon teas, field-to-fork dining experiences, seasonal and one-off events, such as murder mystery evenings. Just keep an eye on what’s coming up, here so you don’t miss out.

Photo credits: Madara Kurtisa; GnBri Photography

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Rothamsted Manor, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2BG



01582 938500

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