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Wedding: The Hertfordshire venue that's one of the UK's best for a winter wedding

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Every woman dreams about special and magical wedding. Here in Hertfordshire this is possible, as we have a venue for this occasion that has been named one of the UK's best. As December is the most popular time of year to propose in the UK, with almost a third of Brits popping the question then, with the majority of engagements in this month.

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Exclusive user data from leading wedding planning website has revealed that December is also the most popular when it comes to organising a wedding. Google Trends data shows online interest in ‘wedding planning’ peaks in January, as newly-engaged couples begin the process themselves

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To help the newest cohort of engaged couples stay within budget during this cost of living crisis, the experts have also pulled a list of their favourite wintery wedding venues that would be perfect for an off-season wedding - including Hertfordshire's own Hatfield House.

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The latest National Wedding Survey uncovered that the average cost of a wedding in the UK last year was £17,300, with the majority of that going straight to the venue where the average cost was £7,600.

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The spectacular Jacobean hall of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire sits at the end of a winding driveway. Built in 1497, the Old Palace is brimming with history and Queen Elizabeth I even spent her childhood here.

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There are two venues at Hatfield House; the Palace for up to 200 guests and the modern Riding School for up to 110.

It’s the Old Palace where couples looking for the perfect winter wedding venue should turn. Tapestries adorn the walls, adding character and keeping out the cold, while warm lighting adds a cheering glow to the original brick walls and impressive portraits.

The Old Palace is the perfect setting for a grand reception with up to 220 guests. For slightly smaller occasions, the modern Riding School can accommodate up to 100 people. Both venues are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, so you can hold your whole day of celebrations in one beautiful location.

The sales team at Hatfield House will walk you through the various wedding packages on offer. They hope to help you find the right services to fit your vision for the day, whether you've envisioned an intimate gathering or a grand soiree. This can include the award-winning in-house culinary team taking charge of your wedding breakfast and reception.

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