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The Manor Elstree

A charming Tudor mansion set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens, The Manor Elstree is the exclusive Hertfordshire wedding venue you’ve been searching for.


The Manor Elstree, Hertfordshire Wedding venue

Historical Tudor wedding venue in Hertfordshire

Full of character and charm, The Manor Elstree is situated on the outskirts of Hertfordshire with great access to the motorways and routes in and out of London. Sat on 10 acres of exclusive property and the old Tudor House that dates back to the 1540’s, The Manor Elstree offers quality and originality for our weddings.

Carefully designed landscaped gardens give this venue the edge when it comes to your dream outdoors wedding. With tiers to host different aspects of your wedding day, we will take your guests on a journey they won’t forget. Regal sun terraces are the perfect location to host your drinks reception during those warmer months, whilst our glass garden marquee takes prime position to dance the night away. And you can do all this with your loved ones whilst watching the sunset over London skyline.


The Manor Elstree is a romantic wedding venue set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens and secret woodlands with stunning views of the Hertfordshire countryside and Londons cityscape. The Tudor mansion expells warmth with open fireplaces, historical original features dating back to the 1540’s and is regally decorated with soft furnishing and elegant lighting. A licensed venue, we can host your civil ceremony with up to 160 guests in both outdoor and indoors spaces. We welcome religious ceremonies of up to 300 guests in our gardens or glass marquee.

Our Glass Garden Marquee is situated in prime position within our tiered gardens. Upon arrival, your guests will be taken on a journey through the Tudor mansion, onto the balcony sun terrace and down to the Glass Garden entrance lobby. Elegantly draped entrances will keep the main marquee space hidden from guests whilst they enjoy canapés at your drinks reception with a viewing deck overlooking the gardens and Londons cityscape. When the time comes, your guest will be taken through to the main marquee space to take a seat and await our couples entrance. A blank canvas for your wedding visions to come to life with 300 of your loved ones to soak it all up with.

And, with the perfect wedding venue comes an expert wedding team. Weddings with White Rabbit Events are created with our couples at the heart of everything. Your wedding is unique to you and we thrive on showcasing this in every aspect of your day. From working with only the best recognized suppliers in the business, to designing a faultless wedding itinerary- our couples are free to enjoy their engagement celebrations, stress free soaking up all the wedding love.

History of The Manor Elstree

Commander Sir Arthur Trevor Dawson, was the owner and first occupant of the “Edgwarebury House”. It was turned into a private country club in the early 1930’s and remained so until the late 1960’s. When it was then operated as a hotel with a fine restaurant. In 1989 a new wing with conference facilities and bedrooms were added, moving the hotel into its present status.

The building’s original features have been largely retained with several pieces throughout the hotel being of considerable age. The front door was originally part of the dungeons in Lewes Castle. As one stands in the entrance hall attention is immediately drawn to the outstanding features of the fireplace with Italian carved columns supporting the ornate mantelpiece. It is understood that some of the wood was actually from ships involved in the battle of the Spanish Armada. The beams and cornerstones have been used to decorate the ceilings in reception. The wooden panels in the Beaufort Room are believed to date back to the 1600’s. In the bar, there is a particularly fine set of old Gothic panels made from ships lockers. The fire place over mantel features some fine carving which frames a medieval Spanish painting produced on a leather “canvas”

Stay with us

For larger weddings, The Manor Elstree is the perfect Hertfordshire wedding venue with 49 suites situated across the main Tudor mansion and the contemporary wing for you and your guests. All suites are regally decorated inspired by Laura Ashley and are accessed via the main tudor house.

The Principle Wedding Suite, named Mayfair, holds prime position in the Tudor Mansion with views overlooking the gardens and Londons skyline. Oozing warmth and light, the Mayfair Suite is generous in space for a Bride and her bridesmaids, and equally a Groom and his Groomsmen, to get ready for the day ahead. With a fourposter bed, a comfortable seating area with two Chesterfield designer sofas and a large ensuite, we promise that space is something you won’t have to worry about on your wedding day.

Whilst the Principal wedding suite comes complimentary for our couple for the night of their wedding day, your guests can enjoy exclusive room rates in the remainder 48 suites.

We know that booking a wedding venue is the first priority for the majority of our couples. Without this, a wedding journey is difficult to begin. The venue holds such importance and should leave you and your guests instilled with memories to last a lifetime. We believe our exclusive venues can do just that.

White Rabbit Events offer exclusive wedding tours that are by appointment only. We trust that to find the perfect venue, you have to feel and be able to envision your day which can only be done in person. To book a tour and receive our brochure, please complete our Contact Form and one of our expert team will be in touch.