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.

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Latest News

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Classic Christmas Parties for 2017

We are now taking bookings for our Classic Christmas Party Nights this December. It's £47.50 per person and includes a festive glass of bubbly on arrival, a three-course dinner, with crackers and party boxes for every table, and then dancing until late!

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Ware Priory Open Evening, Tuesday 20th June

Ware Priory's Summer Open Evening will be on Tuesday 20th June, from 5.30pm – 9pm. A great opportunity to see what our venue can offer as one of Hertfordshire's premier event venues. Entry is FREE but this is a ticketed event to manage numbers.

Special Offers

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Complimentary Overnight Stay for Bride & Groom

Hold your wedding with us this November, or between 2nd January and 31st March 2018, and our Wedding Gift to you will be... A room for your wedding night at Hanbury Manor.

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Complimentary chair covers for your Ceremony

Book your wedding ceremony and reception with us by 31st May and we will provide chair covers, and floor standing candle holders to mark the aisle, for FREE!