, situated on the Hertfordshire/Essex border, is one of England’s longest-established country hotels. Our corner of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside comprises 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens for wedding guests to explore.
Down Hall dates back to 1322 and is saturated in history, reflected in the grandeur, elegance and character of the property. More recently, an extensive refurbishment of our wedding facilities has provided a contemporary overhaul of our suites, combining the beautiful historic touches of the building with some unexpected modern touches, appealing to many tastes and themes.
We are proud to have seen these changes recognised through being voted the “Best Hotel Wedding Venue” in the prestigious Essex Wedding Awards, where our wonderful array of rooms and suites are perfect to host the most intimate of ceremonies, to luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions.
Large windows provide a dramatic outlook onto our landscaped Hertfordshire gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for live music performances and dancing, following your first dinner with your friends and family as a married couple.
Our Chef and his team have created the most delicious menus for your special occasion, using the freshest and finest ingredients either from our own vegetable garden or locally sourced produce, complimented by outstanding personal service from our staff.
Our dedicated Wedding Coordinators will guide you through your arrangements from the very first time you contact us, to the moment you take your vows. Every detail is taken care of and they come equipped with lists of recommended suppliers, creative ideas and years of valuable experience to help make your wedding day everything you could have ever dreamed of and more.
We are one of Essex and Hertfordshire’s most prestigious wedding venues with decades of delivering unforgettable events in the beautiful English countryside.