Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, England, CM22 7AS, United Kingdom


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Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate Essex Weddings

Down Hall Hotel & Spa is an award-winning wedding venue with decades of experience as one of the most renowned venues in Hertfordshire and Essex. Home to beautifully landscaped gardens, opulent wedding spaces, a luxury day spa, and 98 stunning guest rooms, this popular hotel wedding venue in Essex has everything covered for your special day.

Whether you’re planning an intimate occasion or a lavish reception for 150 guests, Down Hall’s dedicated wedding coordinators will guide you through the entire planning process to ensure everything comes together effortlessly. Every detail is taken care of, from choosing and liaising with recommended local suppliers to finalising mouthwatering menu options.

The Scene at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate Essex

A historic Italianate mansion dating back to 1322, Down Hall offers a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable wedding celebrations in the Essex countryside. Choose from an array of breathtaking wedding spaces for your ceremony and reception, then retire in style to one of the hotel’s luxurious suites once the celebrations wind down. 

With everything you need for a seamless and memorable wedding experience in one convenient location, Down Hall Hotel & Spa is a top choice among Essex wedding venues. There’s a tranquil on-site day spa for indulgent pre and post-wedding treatments, endless photo possibilities across 110 acres of manicured grounds, and 98 individually designed guest bedrooms with opulent interiors.

Down Hall Hotel Wedding Ceremonies

Down Hall’s beautiful ceremony spaces range from intimate to grand, with the largest licensed for up to 180 guests. During the summer months, many couples choose to host their ceremony outdoors in the magical garden gazebo, surrounded by a towering hedged wall and lush greenery.

Down Hall Hotel Wedding Receptions

The magnificent Bridgeman Suite sets the scene for timeless and elegant wedding receptions at Down Hall Hotel & Spa. This versatile, newly refurbished space boasts a neutral and contemporary colour palette with dazzling chandeliers, built-in audiovisual facilities, and a private garden. The hotel’s incredible culinary team have created an array of dining options to suit your occasion perfectly, whether it’s a bountiful buffet, decadent reception banquet or stylish cocktail soiree.

Wedding Photography at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate Essex

Set within 110 acres of idyllic grounds, Down Hall Hotel offers endless possibilities for your wedding photography. Popular backdrops include landscaped gardens, a charming wooden gazebo, and the spectacular 17th-century Italianate mansion.

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sitting Up to 180 Sitting
standing Up to 250 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 98
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 150

Spaces At This Venue

  • Dining Area At Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate Essex Wedding

    The Bridgeman Suite

    The newly refurbished Bridgeman Suite is an opulent space for hosting weddings and events within the hotel. This light-filled room is decorated in a contemporary style which is ideally suited for a conference, product launch or wedding, with built-in audiovisual and beautiful views across the gardens. The Bridgeman Suite can accommodate up to 180 guests seated for dining or 250 standing guests for cocktail events.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Hatfield Forest
  • Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens
  • Thames Chase Forest Centre

Venue Testimonials

We got married at Down Hall, and the day and evening were amazing in every way. The venue itself is to die for; it exudes charm, luxury and elegance. The staff were all amazing. Anyone thinking of booking a wedding here, just do it. Our day couldn't have been any better, and we will never be able to thank everyone enough.

Andrew B

Beautiful venue! Attended for a friend's wedding recently, and it was very impressive. I had a look at the rooms too, and they were spacious and luxurious, with lovely bathrooms. The grounds and bar areas were both well-kept.

Matthew B

A lovely old house within many acres of ground. Similar to a national trust property. Full use of the grounds and a large lounge with a log fire in the winter when dining in the restaurant.

Marian S

Frequently Asked Questions

The hotel’s carefully curated wedding packages start from £165 per person.

The iconic Bridgeman Suite can accommodate up to 180 guests seated for dining or 250 standing guests for cocktail receptions.

Weddings at this elegant hotel wedding venue in Essex should end by midnight. A late license is available on request, so you can keep the party going until 2am at the latest.

This luxurious country house hotel in Essex is home to 98 individually designed bedrooms boasting plush, light-filled interiors.

Yes, there are 150 parking spaces available at the hotel.

Down Hall Hotel’s team of skilled chefs lovingly craft exceptional, bespoke menus for weddings and private events. Expect to be wowed by intricately presented dishes bursting with mouthwatering flavours.

Yes, pre-wedding menu tastings are complimentary for two people. Extra guests can be booked for an additional cost.

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