Set in five acres of privately owned grounds and described as "probably the most romantic wedding venue in and around Hertfordshire", St Michael's Manor is a beautiful 16th century former manor house with the best facilities a four star hotel can provide, and more... The reception, lounge, bar, orangery-restaurant and private rooms are all beautifully decorated and, along with the magnificent gardens, make the ideal location for both the formalities of a civil ceremony and the following celebrations of a same sex wedding.
The award-winning garden is often full of colourful flowers and plants and is home to a rare collection of native English trees. The centre-piece of the landscape is the one acre lake; down and around which the lawn sweeps, and along its banks sits the summerhouse and jetty – the perfect setting for photographs.
There are four licenced locations at St Michael's Manor for your c, one of which is in the summerhouse beside the lake. The hotel has facilities for wedding breakfasts for up to 132, and up to 200 evening guests, with a wide variety of menu choices from our award winning two rosette kitchen. Exclusive hotel hire is also a popular option at weekends and allows private use of all facilities, which include the reception rooms, the 30 individually styled bedrooms, the lounge, bar, terrace and extensive grounds.
Only 25 miles from London and 20 minutes by train, close to the M25, M1 and A1M, this wedding venue has ample parking within its own five acre grounds and feels more like a country retreat than a city hotel.
Guests often benefit from the location being situated in the most historical and picturesque area of this Roman city and extend their relaxing visits to enjoy sightseeing on our doorstep.
St Michael's Manor is an independent, privately owned hotel that has been run by the same family for more than 45 years. The family policy has always been to focus on service and style so it goes without saying that they have a great deal of experience in hosting weddings at this popular venue. Large or small, all weddings are unique and run with impeccable service. We provide a wedding co-ordinator to guide you from your initial enquiry through your wedding day until your departure, and after, to ensure continuity and flexibility during your time with us. All this ensures you are guaranteed to be 'famous' for your special day and cherish an unforgettable memory for you and your guests.