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Hire Hertford Castle from £40 Per Hour

Hertford Castle is a stunning Grade 1 listed venue set in beautiful riverside grounds in the centre of Hertford, providing an inspiring and affordable setting for Weddings, private hire and corporate events.

Hertford Castle was a Royal Palace for over 300 years, where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. The impressive building stands in secluded grounds, hidden from view by the surrounding 12th century flint and stone wall.

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The versatile suite of elegant rooms within the Downshire Suite, with plenty of natural light, a rich colour scheme and sparkling pendant chandeliers, provides the perfect setting and the convenience of hosting wonderful Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions all at one venue. 

Outside, discover the enchanting landscaped gardens and sweeping formal lawn, where guests can enjoy a stroll and the Bride and Groom have the opportunity for some private moments and an outstanding backdrop for those exceptional Wedding photographs.

Seal your own piece of history at Hertford Castle with your commitment to each other.’

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Whether it’s a birthday celebration, anniversary dinner or any other excuse to throw a party, celebrate in style at Hertford Castle. 

Providing a lovely setting for smaller gatherings to larger parties, the Downshire Suite can be hired exclusively.

Our experienced and friendly team are available to help you plan your event that can be tailored to your own theme.

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Hertford Castle combines historical appeal and the affordable flexibility to create an original event tailored for you.

With bespoke packages suitable for all budgets you can plan your day exactly as you wish with caterers, bar and entertainment of your choice.

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Hertford Castle offers a range of professional spaces with several options available for groups of varying sizes.  

From dynamic learning and development, transformative team building, the flexible space is a blank canvas which provides plenty of opportunity for branding and personalisation of your event.

Hertford Castle is conveniently located in the heart of Hertford with excellent transport links.

For more information on hiring Hertford Castle or to book a viewing please contact us on 01992 552885 or email enquries@hertfordcastle.co.uk


Due to the most recent Government update and the on-going public health crisis, Hertford Castle is currently closed for venue hire.

The venue hire team are currently working remotely and are available to take new bookings and assist you with any queries, we kindly ask you to communicate via email on weddings@hertfordcastle.co.uk or enquiries@hertfordcastle.co.uk or contact us via telephone on 01992 552885 and we will respond as diligently as we normally would.

We understand changes to rules and guidance have made planning difficult for your important events, however we will continue to closely monitor the latest developments and recommendations from the Government and will share any updates. 

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Our venue hire team are still available to assist with your enquiries, or to help you plan your event for the future, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our website www.hertfordcastle.co.uk for ideas and inspiration for your forthcoming events.