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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The catering for Ware Priory is undertaken exclusively on our behalf by Seasoned 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.
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.