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De Vere Latimer Estate

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Latimer, Chesham, HP5 1UG - 

  • Users

    Up to
    250 guests

A very special venue for a very special day.
De Vere Latimer Estate is located within 30 private acres in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Buckinghamshire.
The very secret, 18th century mansion house has one of the most attractive views over a chalk stream in the Chess valley, rich in wildlife and with a long and fascinating history dating back to Roman times.
Built to impress, in the 19th century it became the property of Charles Compton Cavendish who, in 1858 became Lord Chesham of Chesham, and following a £7m refurbishment, your wedding day will be an experience that you and your guests will remember forever.
Surprisingly it is only located five minutes away by car from Chalfont and Latimer station which is on the Metropolitan tube line, offering direct links to Baker Street and BR’s Chiltern line connecting into London Marylebone.
All weddings are tailored to your needs thanks to our experienced team offering excellent customer care, being on hand every step of the way to help create your most perfect and memorable day.
Do check our special offers and our Open days.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and making your dream day a reality.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 250

Theatre

Theatre

up to 250

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 250

Space rules

Cancellation policy

100% refundable 1 day before the event

Location

Reviews

  • Sanjeev Manjania

    May 2024

    Went to the bar last night was a bit busy and there was only 1 person behind the bar to manage. Jasmine handled all customers with a lovely smile so i never minded the wait. Weldone Jasmine hope to see you soon ! P.s we enjoyed the cycling back home!

  • Luke Whitt

    May 2024

    We had a wonderful stay at Latimer Estate. Service and room was 10/10. Bradley on the hotel bar made our stay absolutely amazing and was so friendly and welcoming we’d definitely return!

  • Will S

    May 2024

    Rooms are decent enough and well appointed but I do imagine the experience is somewhat better when you aren't lumped into the overspill building which is, sadly, an extremely echoey building where footsteps/doors/running water sounds are magnified tenfold, and also has no air conditioning or heating (both stays so far the heating has been off for the entire stay with no apparent way of turning it on). It's a bit of a disappointment when everything else is so nice about the place.

  • David W

    May 2024

    Location is superb, just a few mins drive to chalfont and latimer tube station which takes you into central London in 55 mins. We were booked at the annex but still checked in at the main house as it was not clearly signposted (there is a second building to check-in further up the hill). Although check-in is at 3pm, and we arrived at 3.15, we were told the room was not ready and we should therefore go up the hill to check-in there. Despite check-in being from 3, the lady then said, excitedly that we were "lucky" that a room was actually ready and booked us in - made us smile that it was the customer who was lucky that they could check-in on time. The room itself had an awful smell as soon as we walked in, and lingered throughout our stay - smelt like drains perhaps from the bathroom- we put up with this by opening the windows/door and by leaving on the noisy extractor fan in the bathroom when we left for dinner. Otherwise room was small but modern and had an amazing view of the gardens, just beautiful. Bathroom very small but clean. The only issue were the toilets rolls were wet and we had to ask for new. Cleaning staff must have known about this - horrible to be honest. We booked dinner at 1838 restaurant which is connected to the main house. Greeted well and sat in their small summer house. Drinks and meals are very expensive and therefore reasonably expectations on quality of food and service are therefore raised. We had the cod which I enjoyed but it wasn't worth the amount of money being charged. This was delivered to us with mussels of which most were closed- not great. The side of chips at £6, just outrageous - you can see them throwing them in to a deep fryer, just basic. The staff were all very inexperienced to say the least. Once instance where a chap dropped glasses and plates on the adjacent table, mess everwhere, took ages to clean and then gave up and put a horrible yellow cone (to accompany people eating very expensive meals - awful). Same staff gave us dessert menus and then abandoned us for 20 mins. Had to call one over to order. Another 30mins and nothing arrived. Asked to cancel and bring the bill, at which point the manager apologised and offered the deserts in the house- this was fantastic from him to be fair. He explained how busy they were and was genuine. Finally, despite being in the annex, even with windows closed, we had to endure what felt like being in the middle of a nightclub until 1am. The music from a party at the estate was awful, as was all the shouting from guests - called reception and they confirmed it was the hotel and a function and would go on to 1am. In summary, great location, beautiful grounds, the main house us splendid,parking is free. However, most people are booked in the annex up the road and definitely not the main mansion. Do contact reception straight away should there be awful smells in your room. Bear in mind the possibility of parties running late into the night. We would strongly recommend against dinner at the hotel although breakfast was very good. The swimming pool also seemed to be open late.

  • Mark Hurrell

    May 2024

    De Vere Latimer Estate was in a excellent location with lovely views but for us it was 3 nights of hell !! Let me explain, When booking the £200 a night stay it was perceived we were staying in the old house but on arrival we were put into another building which had a long noisy corridor with rooms over the top, Room was very small, Bathroom could only fit one thin person in at any one time ! Then when it came to sleeping the people other the top of us walked around the room for about 4hrs keeping us awake until until about 2am!! As the floor was wooden you heard every footstep with doors slamming!! Breakfast was included but was utterly hellish trying to get it as there were hardly no staff to accommodate us ! I looked forward to swimming But pool was tiny & was absolutely packed the three times I tried to go, Gym had about six outdated machines which looked like they had seen better day's Tried to book the restaurant but was told even though I was staying there couldn't fit me in even though there were empty table's, I think the staff were on customer prevention duty !! I've stayed in a lot of hotels but for us this has to be the worst of them all, The block we were put into reminisced a travel Inn but if it was at least we would've had a good night's sleep as they have concrete floors ! At the third of the price ! If you are thinking about staying make sure you are staying in the actual house