A stately home or country house provides a stunning venue and a magical setting for your Hertfordshire wedding day. There are some truly magnificent venues located in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside which will make your big day magical all by itself.
Christopher Whitelock is a popular close-up magician who has performed at weddings held in many of these stunning locations helping to add even more magic to such a special day.
The spectacular backdrops mean Chris can greet your guests as they walk through the majestic entrance, perform close-up magic at a drinks reception held in the exquisitely manicured gardens. Or perform table magic in the stunning dining halls, while everyone enjoys a delicious wedding breakfast.
Here are eight of the top wedding venues in Hertfordshire that Christopher recommends you consider for your wedding and reception:
Hatfield House is a 500 year old stately home providing a stunning venue in beautiful grounds. It is steeped in history and it was the home of Queen Elizabeth I during her childhood. I’ve performed at dinners held in the Old Palace and outside in the Elizabethan knot garden, which is a charming area for the drinks reception on a beautiful sunny day.
Knebworth House is a very romantic place to hold your wedding. Set in landscaped gardens and with impressive architecture that includes turrets, domes and gargoyles. There’s a choice of stunning stately rooms, banqueting hall, or a contemporary oak barn with a private garden. Always a wonderful venue.
Another stunning venue, North Mymms Park is a Grade I listed Elizabethan Mansion. Its beautiful architecture, decorations and landscaped gardens provide indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for ceremonies. My favourite spot is the Loggia; a marble, arched canopy providing an impressive location for two people to pledge their love to each other.
Ashridge House is a Grade I listed country house which resides in a 190-acre estate which was once the Hunting Lodge of King Henry VIII. I love the magnificent sweeping staircase overlooking the Main Hall which is perfect for photo opportunities. And if you’re planning a late-night, book the guest accommodation in the stable block.
Brocket Hall is set in 543 acres of beautiful parkland and counted as one of England’s finest stately homes. It has always a joy for me to perform at weddings held in the Hall, whether it’s table magic for 200 in the magnificent ballroom, or a drinks reception in the grounds.
Sopwell House is a stunning Georgian country house and Spa set in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. With it’s elegant period architecture, beautiful interiors and picturesque garden making it ideal for weddings of up to 300 people.
Hanbury Manor, a luxury hotel full of historic charm and elegance, has stunning period features and spectacular grounds. With its vaulted ceilings and a minstrel’s gallery for larger weddings, you will really be living the dream. And if your dream is to get married in an outdoor space but don’t want to risk the weather, the Summerhouse is the perfect compromise.
Whether you’re planning a large event or small, intimate family day, Shendish Manor’s breath-taking architecture and exquisite gardens will provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding and make you believe yours is a fairy tale romance. So, you can either have a smaller wedding in the Manor House or hire the Apsley Suite for a larger number of guests.
I’ve successfully entertained as a wedding magician in Hertfordshire at the majority of the county’s most prestigious stately homes and country houses. So, Contact me today and I will help you add an extra sprinkle of magic to your wedding day.
The best magician I have ever seen, producing fire one moment then a block of ice the next. AMAZING.
Unbelievably, bloody brilliant, astonishing magic.
I don’t know whether to be amazed or to just burn you at the stake.
It’s truly baffling.
All I can say is just WOW.
OH MY GOD! How is that possible?
Outstanding magic. A magnificent eye catching performance.
Tonight I witnessed real magic happen right before my very eyes.
I was captivated from start to finish, exceptional entertainer.
One of the finest purveyors of the magical arts I have ever seen.
Utterly Mind Boggling Brilliance.
My ring vanished and appeared in a walnut. Miracles do happen, I’ve witnessed it.