Hertfordshire is one of the home counties located to the north of London and stretches up towards Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire in the north, Essex to the east and Buckinghamshire in the west.
Hertfordshire becomes more rural the further you move away from London and the north of the county and in particular the Herts/Essex border, is characterised by stunning villages filled with beautiful period architecture offering a huge array of wedding options and plenty of diverse accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Hertfordshire has a number of small and pretty towns including the historic market town and ancient Roman settlement of St. Albans, the attractive and popular Hitchin, a little further north, Buntingford which lies on the old Roman Road, Ermine Street, to the east of the county plus two of the world-famous Garden Cities, Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City.
It’s proximity to London has meant that Hertfordshire has always been a county of significance and wealth and this is reflected in the quality of architecture, the abundance of historic houses and stately homes many of which now function as approved venues, plus the added attraction of green space and beautiful landscapes. Whether you are looking for a rural backdrop or some urban grandeur, Hertfordshire has wedding and reception venues in abundance.
The Great North Road, the A1 runs through the middle of the county and it is also on the main train line from London to Cambridge so Hertfordshire has excellent travel links. Luton and Stanstead airports are 45 minutes drive to the west and east respectively and the southern part of the county borders the M25 so it is an easy destination to reach from all parts of the UK however you are travelling.
Hertfordshire combines the best of rural life with city quality and is a popular wedding destination choice for couples who want to get married near London but crave some green space. The county can offer virtually every kind of venue whether you are looking for grand Georgian architecture, a stately home setting, somewhere unusual like a Priory or an Abbey or a classic Tudor barn – just think of the all the photo opportunities!
Expect plenty of local cuisine opportunities when you are planning the menu for your Hertfordshire wedding as Hertfordshire remains a strongly rural and agricultural county with excellent produce from a range of suppliers plus access to the top chefs from London to cook it for you. As a destination for a wedding, Hertfordshire is pretty hard to beat in terms of quality, the sheer choice and variety of venues and the stunning locations. Add to this ease of travel, plenty of diverse accommodation for your wedding party plus five-star cuisine with a local flavour and it’s hard to imagine why you would want to plan your wedding anywhere else.