Since the 18th Century the Brocket Estate in Hertfordshirehas been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations.
Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates and which builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled.
Few other venues can offer such far reaching and magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from central London.
The enchanting 543 acre Brocket estate offers three different locations to hold civil ceremony weddings - Brocket Hall itself, Auberge du Lac and Brocket Hall Golf Club – collectively they offer three distinct locations, an extensive choice of rooms fitting the size and scale of almost every guest-list and a character all of their own.
For lovers of history and the elegance of a bygone era the grandeur of the Regency Hall,surrounded by the splendour of the Capability Brown inspired parkland, serves to provide the most beautiful and romantic backdrop for wedding ceremonies and the wedding breakfast. The magnificent Ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests and up to 250 guests for the evening reception and is available on an exclusive use basis only.
In addition to the grandeur of the ancestral home with its panoramic views of the enchanting Broadwater lake, the estate boasts two other wedding or special occasion venues, each offering its own unique identity and of course privacy. Auberge du Lac, formerly an 18th century hunting Lodge on the estate, and now a much acclaimed Michelin starred restaurant with a host of private dining rooms, a lounge, al fresco terrace and charming lakeside setting, can seat up to 62 guests, with a maximum of 100 for an evening reception.
The restaurant accommodates only one wedding on each day and gives the attentive personal service and exclusivity required to ensure an unrivalled bespoke experience. This is a wedding venue for aficionados of fine cuisine as all menus are created and directed by the celebrated Executive Chef Phil Thompson using only the finest ingredients.
The Watershyppes Clubhouse may appeal more to lovers of the royal and ancient game which fittingly overlooks the tranquil Broadwater Lake with views of the celebrated, par five, eighteenth hole with its charming ferry which carries golfers to their final destination.
This is no ordinary club and first class private dining facilities in the Oak Room - a stunning oak beamed room with picturesque views - is an ideal location for weddings comfortably accommodating 120 guests for a formal dinner and dance, 150 people for a cocktail buffet with dancing and 150 for the evening reception. On the other hand, the Piano Lounge, encapsulated in elegant and timeless surroundings, is perfect for a more intimate wedding, seating up to 26 people for a meal.
And for those that just can't bear to leave, the lavishly appointed 30 bedroom Hall with its sumptuous accommodation, antiques and works of art is available along with Melbourne Lodge, the 18th century former stables with its 16 luxury bedrooms which also overlooks the beautiful waters of the Broadwater, the 9th Green and Brocket Hall. The diversity of the three licensed wedding venues - Brocket Hall, Auberge du Lac and Brocket Hall Golf Club - provides elegant exclusivity in the immersive surroundings of the historic Brocket Hall Estate.