Welcome to The Priory

The Priory is a beautiful, peaceful, and unique venue which is now available for 31 wedding bookings per year. Owned and run by John and Ann Hope, The Priory is an exclusive use wedding venue set in the scenic Hertfordshire countryside.

Offering couples a relaxed and contemporary atmosphere in which to hold their wedding, our historic barn at The Priory is licensed for all civil ceremonies. Individuality and personal touches add to the magic of the space here, so couples are invited to create their dream wedding and we will support you to make sure you enjoy every moment of your special day.

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The Venue

The Priory’s 16th century Tithe Barn accommodates up to 180 guests and can be utilised for both ceremonies and receptions. When you make a booking with us, the barn as well as its surrounding landscaped gardens are entirely yours on that date.

Take a Look

Join us on an aerial tour and picture your perfect day at The Priory

Testimonials

  • We fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it and John was very accommodating in working with us to bring everything we wanted in on budget. The food on the day was outstanding and all of our guests without exception have said how delicious their meals were.
    Sarah-Jane Hand, London
  • Our wedding here was absolutely amazing! Karen and John were an absolute pleasure to deal with every detail was perfect and even better than we had imagined! Worth every penny and we had the best day of our lives, we can't thank you enough - a stunning venue with 5 star service and staff.
    Leanne Irons, Leighton Buzzard
  • My husband and I had our wedding here and it was fantastic. The staff have been faultless throughout and the food was the some of the best we had ever tasted - not just our opinion but many of the guests too. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
    Heidi & Mark Jenkins, St Albans
  • A fantastic wedding venue! We had the most perfect day that will never be forgotten at this beautiful venue with all the fantastic staff. People often make special mention of how fantastic the food was.
    Jess Bishop, London
  • I am a regular supplier of live music here and both the venue and staff are wonderful. They go the extra mile every time and make each event very special.
    Sam Lewis, Hitchin
  • The venue was stunning with so much attention paid to detail. The food and drink were excellent and many guests commented on how well presented and tasty the whole meal was. Well done chef et al.
    Colin & Sandra, Winsford
  • The day was everything we wanted and more - we could do it all over again tomorrow! The food was scrummy - as I knew it would be, the service fab and the day flowed so well. Thank you so much.
    Gemma & Jack McCormack
  • We honestly had the most perfect day ever on the 31st May and wanted to thank you both so much for everything. Everyone loved it and have been commenting on how amazing the venue was and how delicious the food was! Everything was perfect from start to finish and I couldn’t have wished for anything more. Also a special thank you for the beautiful frame you have given us, it is the nicest gift ever and we can’t wait to display it in our home.
    Emma Liddell
  • Thank you so much for everything this weekend! It really was the perfect venue for us and you were all so amazing with everything! Honestly we couldn’t of asked for anything more. Also thank you so much for our lovely gift! We love it so much and will be going straight up in our home!
    Sinead Gibson
  • Our wedding here was absolutely amazing! Karen and John were an absolute pleasure to deal with every detail was perfect and even better than we had imagined! Worth every penny and we had the best day of our lives, we can't thank you enough - a stunning venue with 5 star service and staff.
    Leanne Irons