FAQs & Help

We have tried to make this site as easy to navigate as possible. Our contact details are on the top banner on all the pages of this site.

We are located at the west end of Ware High Street, less than 5 minutes from the A10, and 15 minutes from both the M11 and M25. Ware Station is a 10 minute walk away.

Yes we can cater for ceremonies from 5 guests to 220 guests.

Ware Priory does not have a license for outdoor ceremonies, but the Priory Gardens are available for drinks and photographs immediately following your ceremony.

Yes, unfortunately we cannot do this for you. The Licensed Registrars for Ware Priory can be found at The Hertford Registry Office on telephone 0300 123 4045 or by email at hertford.registrars@hertfordshire.gov.uk

You will find the maximum capacities for each for room under Venues & Rooms [link to Venue & Rooms] but as a guide the maximum seated capacity for the Priory Hall is about 100, the Conservatory 100 and for Fletcher’s Lea 160. For evening receptions, numbers can increase to 100, 140 and 220 respectively although there will be a limited number of tables.

The catering at Ware Priory is managed exclusively by Seasoned Events, so you will not be able to use outside caterers for your wedding. However, Seasoned are very flexible and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements.

Ware Priory cannot guarantee there will be only one wedding on our Estate on your wedding day, however we allocate a minimum two-hour gap between ceremonies/sittings to ensure that there is no cross-over of wedding parties. Each wedding party will have a dedicated function manager who will look after you from start to finish, your own private bar area and restrooms along with allocated areas of the grounds for drinks reception and group photos. If you want to have Ware Priory Estate exclusively for your wedding then additional charges will be incurred.

We no longer allow chocolate fountains but we suggest you consider a Sweet Cart as a great alternative. We can either provide that service for you, put you in touch with an outside supplier or you can create one of your own.

Yes, although if you would like to have this unique aspect on your wedding day you will need to arrange for them yourself.

We have space for 55 vehicles, and these are allocated on a first-come, first-saved basis. Alternatively, there is a pay & display car park adjacent to Ware Priory in Burgage Lane. This is free from 6.00pm.

Yes, confetti throwing is permitted although we do not allow confetti bombs.

Only large candles are permitted and only then with the express permission of Ware Priory. We do not permit the use of small candles, t-lights or other naked flames to be used.

Yes, although fireworks displays are restricted to the Priory Island. There are specific terms and conditions that apply.

Yes, although it is placed on the Priory Island and therefore is best suited for hot and cold buffets, barbecues and hog roasts.

Ware Priory can offer separate rooms or you can have the same room for two or three elements depending on your requirements. If you are to use one room for two or more parts of your day then we will need to allow for changeover. This is best discussed with our events team who will help you through the planning if you opt for this.

Yes, we will be able to make one of the conference rooms available.

If you provide the elements you require for display 48 hours before your wedding ,Ware Priory will set them up for you. You, or any outside suppliers you are using, can have access prior to your wedding but this must be arranged with the caterers.

No, we would expect there to be sufficient time between events to allow them to set up nearer to time.

Yes, you can have a conference room to use as a crèche, although a charge may apply.

Our home page provides a brief overview of the Ware Priory Estate together with a ‘virtual tour’. At the foot of the page you will find our Privacy Policy together with some Frequently Asked Questions. We also post our most recent news stories and special offers on the home page.

If you are looking for information on our two venues or the rooms contained therein, then you will find these on the Venues & Rooms tab on the top of every page. By clicking on the designated tab, you will see the rooms available within each venue.

There is also a 360 degree ‘virtual tour’ available which allows you to view all the rooms either by clicking the menu or by following the arrows positioned on the screen.

If you are interested in having your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, ceremony and wedding breakfast, evening reception or all of these elements at Ware Priory, then you can finds all the relevant information you require by selecting weddings in the drop down box.

If you are looking for to host a Party, a Christening or Naming Ceremony or are looking to hold a Celebration of Life event then click the Functions tab. Select the function from the list on the menu to the left of the screen.

Ware Priory offers a series of conference packages that can be held in the historic Ware Priory, or our contemporary building Fletcher’s Lea. Both venues have complimentary Wi-Fi available to guests and a comprehensive list of items can be found under each heading. Menus for conferencing packages can be found in the Catering section of this site.

This section lists our most recent news and special offers. Past news items and some older special offers will appear on the menu to the right of the page.

The catering for Ware Priory is undertaken exclusively on our behalf by Hamptons Catering. A comprehensive list of sample menus for all our events can be found on this page. The menus open up in new windows as pdfs and can be printed off at your convenience. The sample menus, and prices therein, are subject to change and you are advised to contact the caterers, via Ware Priory, before making a firm booking.

This section lists some useful contacts to assist you when planning your event. You are not obliged to use these suppliers, but they are provided to ease the burden when making your plans!

The gallery provides of the photographs used on this site to enable you to get a general feel for the venues, rooms and gardens that form the Estate at Ware Priory.

No, Ware Priory is not a hotel. However we do have preferential rates with local hotels and these can be supplied upon request. We can also supply you with a list of firms to organise your travel arrangements.