Down Hall Hotel & Spa

£7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
100 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Escape to this beautiful country house in Essex a for the perfect wedding day!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
Dating back to 1322, Down Hall has a wonderful array of rooms and suites to host the most intimate of ceremonies, luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions, most with panoramic views over our beautiful gardens. 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 Co-ordinators 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. Our different wedding reception rooms can cater for parties of different sizes, with our largest room holding 190 guests and our smallest 32. 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 husband and wife. For more information about planning your wedding day at Down Hall please send an inquiry.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sam @ Beautiful-you
Wedding: November 2018
November 2018
Stunning wedding venue
Have worked here many of times such a gorgeous wedding venue
Ryan & Annabelle
Wedding: March 2019
July 2018
Nothing was too much trouble
Down Hall was without question the perfect setting for our wedding in March of this year. We both fell in love with the location as soon as we arrived, driving along the beautiful drive, up to the magnificent house and well maintained gardens. Internally, the decor is luxurious with lots of ornate detailing and an abundance of natural light. Externally, the grounds are a perfect size with lots of interesting features for some memorable wedding photographs. The staff are extremely attentive both during the preparations and also on the big day itself. We felt confident that everyone knew exactly what was expected from them and nothing was too much trouble when you needed something. Particular mention must go to Maria (Wedding Coordinator) and Andrew (Toastmaster) who were exceptional throughout. Whether you are having a large wedding or more intimate day, we have no hesitation in recommending Down Hall and its staff, who went over and above making our wedding day so perfect.
Grace & David Rospo
Wedding: January 2018
July 2018
Perfect wedding
From start to finish I can’t fault Down Hall! From the moment I went to the open day I knew I had to get married here. Marie our wedding co-ordinater was fantastic from Day one, she was always available and was happy to answer any questions I had, She was so helpful and just a really lovely person overall. It made the experience stress free (believe it or not) If you are thinking about getting married here and just can’t decided my advice is just to do it you will not be dissapointed. Our Wedding day couldn;t have gone better it was so well planned and everything looked amazing. Can’t fault the staff they were all fantastic, every single one. The rooms are lovely too and the food was exceptional. If I could do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing!
Wedding: January 2017
July 2018
The Best Day of my Life
Had the most amazing time in my life me and my husband got married there I would love that day to come back again it was the best day in my whole life the people that work there are awesome too and also a big thanks to Anna the wedding coordinator for all your help too and also mark the toastmaster was fabulous too....
Jennifer Whiten
Wedding: May 2018
July 2018
Down Hall is faultless. Amazing venue, guest rooms, staff, facilities and food – everything was perfect on our special day. So many photo opportunities if the weather isn’t great on your big day as the grounds and interior are stunning. From the moment we drove up the main entrance we knew we had to get married here and that was before we’d even stepped through the door! The area getting ready in the morning was so beautiful, as is everything about this venue. The staff worked so hard to ensure our big day went without a glitch and the wedding planners are incredible and so accommodating – and clearly have the patience of a saint as we all know how stressful wedding planning can be! Nothing was ever too much trouble and the food was exceptional and the party in the evening was packed all night on the dancefloor, right through to closing at 1am and then the party afterwards in the hotel bar – our guests were thoroughly entertained. I only have great things to say about this venue – it was the most magical day and will always be very special to us. Thank you so much – I wish we could do it all again!
Denise and Christian
Wedding: October 2016
July 2018
Thank you so much
We had our wonderful wedding on the September 17th 2016. Anna and all the team were absolutely fantastic. We received such a wonderful service from all the staff. So polite and friendly even our guests commented on how lovely everyone was. We had a lot of support from Anna with the build up and planning of the wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed every second. It was a magical fairytale and so pleased we picked the beautiful down hall.
Location & Contact Details


Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7AS

Travel Notes

Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

Nearest Town

Bishop’s Stortford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Bishop’s Stortford

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Essex Enquirer

Industry Awards (1)

Best Essex Venue