Welcome to Ware Priory

Ware Priory is one of Hertfordshire’s premier wedding and conference venues and is where the past and present unite. If you are looking for a venue steeped in atmosphere with period architecture dating back to medieval times, or a modern and spacious venue with all the latest hi-tech facilities, then Ware Priory is for you. Set in seven acres of picturesque riverside gardens, it is the perfect place for a romantic wedding and an equally inspirational venue for a conference or meeting.

Ware Priory was founded in 1338. It is a building that has, for 700 years, served as a focal point for the community and the town of Ware. In turn it has been a friary, a house and a convalescent hospital and now serves as both the offices of Ware Town Council and as a venue for weddings, conferences, events and banqueting.

Ware Priory itself is a Grade I listed building which has a distinctive choice of individual character rooms named after significant people in the history of the building. Painstakingly restored in the mid-1990s, some of the original building materials, including wattle and daub, stonework and Victorian murals have been uncovered and preserved as features of interest.

Adjacent to Ware Priory is Fletcher’s Lea. Built in 2006, it offers a bright and contemporary atmosphere for any event or function. It hosts weddings, exhibitions, conferences, Product launches and concerts and can also be used as a 220-seater cinema.

The tranquil surroundings of both buildings, situated within seven acres of picturesque riverside gardens, provide a beautiful and relaxed setting for any event whether it be a traditional, historical or contemporary one.

Ware is in East Hertfordshire, four miles from the county town of Hertford. It is served by the A10 and A414 and is only a 15-minute drive from both the M25 and M11.

For events and activities promoted by Ware Town Council please click here

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Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Ware Priory

Enjoy an award-winning Afternoon Tea at Ware Priory on Sunday 3rd July, between 2.30pm - 5.30pm, for £17.50 per person. Find out more here....

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Refurbished Ware Priory Lido Opens

Saturday 28th May heralds the opening to the public of the newly refurbished Ware Lido, a refurbishment made possible by the generous donation of GSK. For opening times, admission prices other important information read on.

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Ware Priory Open Evening, 19th July

Ware Priory will be hosting a Summer Open Evening on Tuesday 19th July from 5.30pm. FREE ENTRY - come take a look around and meet our Events Teams.

Special Offers

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Our Christmas Wedding Offer

If you book your wedding day with us in December 2016 or December 2017 our wedding gift to you will be …

TWO FREE Wedding Breakfasts for you, the Bride & Groom, as part of your Wedding Reception AND a complimentary room at Hanbury Manor on your wedding night*

This offer […]