Places to Visit in Hertford, Hertfordshire
The charming unspoilt County Town of Hertford and Hertford Castle lie 25 miles from London, amid the rolling countryside of East Hertfordshire, steeped with over 1000 years of history since before Saxon times.
The site has been occupied since from when the Normans built their first Mote and Bailey fortification by the River Lea. The 15th Century Gatehouse is all that remains today of Hertford Castle surrounded by the 11th Century stone and flint Curtain Wall.
Together with a year-round calendar of events, including Summer Band Concerts, Castle Gatehouse Open Days and a Family Fun Day, The Castle offers the visitor a place to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Castle gardens and gentle flowing river.
Within walking distance the interesting town centre contains fascinating architecture, friendly and specialist antique shops, bustling Saturday market, Museum and the oldest Quaker Meeting House (still in use). With eating places and public houses to suit all tastes and pockets.
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available,
Weddings and Conferences
Hertford Castle Gatehouse is an authorised venue for weddings and other civil ceremonies: including civil partnerships, renewal of vows, baby naming and funerals.
The magnificent Grade 1 listed building is all that remains of Hertford Castle. The impressive building is set in secluded grounds, hidden from view by the surrounding flint and stone wall. Steeped in history, this prestigious location, in its picturesque setting offers a venue of style and elegance for your ceremony and/or reception.
Hertford Castle as a Venue
The Downshire Suite, remodelled in Georgian style by the Marquis of Downshire in the reign of George III comprises of three rooms; the Salisbury Room, the Mayor's Parlour and the Conservatory. The rooms are tastefully decorated and face on to the East lawn offering unparalleled style and elegance. The Downshire Suite is located on the ground floor offering easy disabled access.
Traditionally furnished with an ornate fireplace, the Mayor's Parlour is ideal for the small intimate meeting. An oval table comfortably seats 10 or alternatively the room can be re-arranged to accommodate 25 delegates in a theatre style layout.
The Salisbury Room offers elegance, spaciousness and flexibility for up to 50 delegates; it can be set to any layout you require; for example, theatre, horseshoe, classroom, or boardroom.
The Conservatory compliments the Downshire Suite as a break-out room or to accommodate a lunch buffet.
Alternatively formal meetings can also be held in the Robing Room (capacity 25) on the first floor. Reached by a spiral staircase, the room is steeped in history and brandishing the oldest part of the building with the 15th Century stone, brick and timber built wall.
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