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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Mother’s Day Lunch or Afternoon Tea, 26th March

Celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 26th March by making it an extra special occasion by treating Mum to either a delicious Three Course Lunch or a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea.

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Need to book a meeting or conference?

Book your conference with us and get a great saving with our “1 in 10 delegates goes FREE!”. See the offer for more details....

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Ware Priory Wedding Fayre, 22nd January

Our next wedding fayre is Sunday 22nd January from 11.00am - 4.00pm. Free entry, free parking and free prize draw. Read on for more information...

Special Offers

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Complimentary chair covers for your Ceremony

Book your wedding ceremony and reception with us by 28th February and we will provide chair covers and floor standing candle holders, to mark the aisle, for FREE!