Wedding Venue Spotlight: Hanbury Manor

December 17, 2011


 Hanbury Manor is a stunning 17th century Jacobean style country house set in 200 acres of spectacular Hertfordshire parkland. The venue is completely perfect for weddings, especially during the colder months and it’s somewhere we’ve worked at regularly, providing a wide array of wedding entertainment over the years.

The beautiful manor house began its life as a home to the Hanbury family that later was adopted into a Roman Catholic boarding school known as Poles Convent.  The chapel which is now known as Poles Hall acts as one of the main banqueting halls and is the perfect place for the ceremony. The Hall also features a beautiful baby grand piano which is situated near the top end of the room and with one of our talented pianists, can be used to create the elegant atmosphere of a traditional church ceremony.

From there, guests are usually moved through to the Assembly Hall, which links to the Hall and creates a natural venue for a drinks reception.  The idyllic courtyard outside of the Assembly Hall would be perfect for our acoustic covers trio ‘Wandering Hands’ who could perform whilst moving between groups of guests as they enjoy drinks in the warmer months.

The Thundridge Room which, along with Poles Hall, holds 120 guests for a reception is the main area for wedding breakfasts and dancing at the venue. The room is a blank canvas in the best possible way, able to accommodate any colour themes or styles that a couple might already have running through the wedding. Again, for this time of year the magnificent, frosty backdrop of the perfectly maintained grounds just adds to the fantastic style of the room.

The Garden Court is another completely self-contained area within the grounds of the manor which makes it ideal for weddings. The area includes a stunning room for the ceremony which can also be turned into the room for the wedding breakfast.  The connecting room is set perfectly for dancing after dinner and has the refreshing, airy atmosphere of a conservatory with large windows that give the room a bright, spacious feel in daytime but still keep the warmth and comfort for the winter months. Recently we have provided the Kevin Fitzsimmons 5 piece band, which looked great with the black and white flooring, and kept the crowds merrily dancing to candlelit all evening.

If you have a wedding coming up at Hanbury Manor or any of the great venues we work with in the UK, why not get in touch for more info on the acts we can offer?