November 24, 2023

Offley Place – a stunning country house wedding venue

Are you looking for the best of the best when it comes to Hertfordshire wedding venues? Have you discovered the stunning Offley Place yet? If not, you absolutely must put this delightful venue on your list!

Smiling couple walk through confetti lines at Offley Place wedding in Hertfordshire


Offley Place is a stunning venue dating back to the Saxon period. You’ll find the 27 acre estate at the end of a sweeping driveway in the village of Great Offley (a few miles from Hitchin), Hertfordshire. It’s licensed to host both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies.

Venue shot of Offley Place


1. Elegant wedding day vibes

If you dream of the most elegant day you can imagine then Offley Place has to be on your wish list. It is bright, light and stunning with gorgeous spaces for photos indoors and out so you’re covered no matter the weather. I couldn’t love the feel of this venue more.

Hester Ballroom at Offley Place set up for wedding breakfast

2. Large capacity

If you are planning a wedding with a lot of guests then this could be the perfect country house venue for your wedding day. The Hester Ballroom, which was added to the venue in 2018 (but looks seamless) can accommodate 250 guests comfortably while the beautiful Conservatory seats 120 comfortably for smaller receptions. This makes it a perfect venue for larger weddings and they host a lot of Indian, Greek and Jewish weddings at the venue.

3. Outdoor ceremonies

I’m a big fan of getting married outdoors so love wedding venues where you can opt for an indoor or outdoor ceremony. On a dry day there is something wonderfully romantic about tying the knot outdoors isn’t there?

Bride and groom hug in front of Offley Place

4. Great outdoor space for wedding photos

The grounds at Offley are really pretty and well maintained giving you ample opportunity to take photos outdoors. Not only will you end up with lovely photos of your guests mingling on the large patios and lawns, but your family photos and couple photos can also take place in the numerous areas of the grounds – beautiful!

5. Exclusive use

Offley Place is an exclusive use wedding venue so you won’t bump into another wedding couple on your wedding day or in the hotel rooms, if you chose to use them. You’ll have the full care of the attentive staff for the entirety of your wedding celebration – no sharing here!

Front sign and wide shot of Offley venue


As mentioned above, you can marry outdoors. Indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place either in the Conservatory or the Hester Ballroom.

The Conservatory at Offley Place set up for a wedding ceremony


The Offley Place website or planning team should be able to answer your questions. If this is the venue for you let’s chat about whether my happy, natural wedding photography would be a good fit for your Offley Place wedding? I’d absolutely love to hear all about your wedding!

Bride and groom laugh in front of weeping willow

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Hi I’m Tori, welcome to the home of all things happy! Here I reckon you’ll find some of the happiest photos in Hertfordshire…I love being around love so I was made for photography. Your wedding, your family days, your passion projects; they all give me the grins. Anything you want to chat about, I’ve probably seen it so get in touch because I love a good natter. Plus, maybe we’re friends that just haven’t met yet, who knows?!