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Brocket Hall Estate, Brocket Hall - Exclusive Hire

Location pin

Welwyn, UK, AL8 7XG - 

  • Users

    Up to
    150 standing

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Brocket Hall is one of England’s finest stately homes, renowned Auberge du Lac riverside restaurant, Grade 1 listed accommodation at Melbourne Lodge and home to The Melbourne Club, comprising of two championship golf courses set in magnificent secluded 18th century parkland.

*PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION AND CAPACITIES OF EACH SPACE IN BROCKET HALL*

Please note that a daily Hall hire charge of £5,000 applies to all proposals. Additional food and beverage charges etc apply to all proposals.


THE BALLROOM:

With an original hand painted ceiling and a beautiful grand chandelier, the Ballroom at Brocket Hall is the perfect location for your next special occasion.

The Ballroom is one of the most breathtaking rooms in the Hall. The guests of today live and breathe a history and elegance that has been prominent for centuries. Dating back to the start of the 1760’s, the Ballroom has always been a significant part of the Hall with the grand ceiling half of the expense of the whole House.

At 60 feet long, 30 feet across and ceilings of 30 feet high, the Ballroom is a room with both grandeur in scale and in decor. The leading subjects in the ceiling, which was painted by Sir Francis Wheatley, depicts the twelve signs of the Zodiac. The Chandelier is by Perrys of Whitefriars, who went bankrupt in 1768, the year the House was completed. The fireplace is a Robert Adam and the mirror frames are all Chippendale, both original to the House.

In 1784 the Prince of Wales presented a portrait of himself, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, to Lady Melbourne. A copy still hangs at the end of the Ballroom. It departs from traditional portraits of the period in that the hindquarters of the horse on which the Monarch leans are somewhat more prominent than contemporary taste dictated. The Prince of Wales is said to be expressing a certain resentment towards Lord Melbourne, of whose Wife he was romantically engaged with.

The scene of the historical moment when Lady Caroline Lamb introduced the Waltz to England – the first time dancing included any sort of touching – the room has no shortage of interesting tales and important events. Take the opportunity to dine on the Prime Minister’s Table which was installed by William Lamb in anticipation of his elevation to the highest office in the land. Local legend tells of one year when Lady Caroline served herself, naked, from a large tureen for her husband’s birthday!

CAPACITIES:
BANQUETING - 150
CABARET - 90
PRIME MINISTERS TABLE - 54


THE BOARDROOM:

Available as a multi-functional space for our guests, the Boardroom is commonly used for meetings and conferences before being transformed into a truly special space for weddings. The Boardroom was traditionally used as servant quarters when the Hall was used as a private residence, whilst the toilets are in keeping with the past; they were the original wine cellars for the house and the toilets were designed to reflect this.

In addition to the Boardroom, we have adjoining space dedicated to hosting your meeting. The Warren Conference Suite includes three separate syndicate rooms for your privacy and comfort, and a breakout area in which to relax.

Once evening comes around, the Boardroom can transform into a stunning location for an evening reception, with the choice of a half or full length dance floor, easy access to a secluded garden terrace and the Boardroom bar, located in the Silver Room, named so because this is where the residents kept their silver collection.

CAPACITIES:
THEATRE STYLE - 150
U-SHAPE - 40
BOARDROOM - 46
CABARET - 64
CLASSROOM - 80


THE LIBRARY:

Occupying the bayed-out west end of the Hall, the Library has stunning views across the Estate from the Paine Bridge down to Auberge du Lac. It boasts spectacular Chippendale bookshelves – one of two that were created by the renowned designer. The rams head conceal a secret panel that was used to keep the racier volumes in the collection away from prying eyes!

Now used for wedding ceremonies, meetings and intimate dining events, the Library offers a lot of natural daylight in a bright and airy room. The Library offers a slightly more intimate experience to that of the larger spaces in the house, making it ideal for small drinks receptions and private Afternoon Tea.

Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the house, there is a not-so-secret door that provides access to the Ballroom. It is believed the blank space between the two rooms was designed so that the butlers could wait and appear immediately when summoned. The ceiling, like that in the drawing room, features a central painting roundel and painting reappears in the half circles at either end, while, in the corners elaborate wreathing frames slightly sunk panels each containing a tall figure in bas-relief.

CAPACITIES:
THEATRE STYLE - 50
U-SHAPE - 16
BOARDROOM - 20


THE DINING ROOM:
Enjoy a private dinner in the same intimate room used byroyalty. Intimacy and scandal are never far away in the House; theDining Room conveniently features portraits of the youthful Lady Melbourne and her secret lover, Lord Byron, who hangs opposite her. The portrait by Hudson above the fireplace is Sir Matthew Lamb who was the builder of the house. Another portrait is Florence, the 1st Lady Brocket.

Situated on the North-East side of the Hall, the Dining Room offers views and access to the Well Lawn for al fresco dining and outdoor activities.

CAPACITIES:
THEATRE STYLE - 70
U-SHAPE - 16
BOARDROOM - 20
CABARET - 40
CLASSROOM - 40
BANQUETING - 50


THE WARREN SUITE:
The perfect business hub for your conference or away day. The Warren Suite is one of the latest additions to the house, offering you a complete office space for your conference or business meeting.

With a large communal area, the unique Glass Office and 3 individual syndicate rooms, the Warren Suite offers the ideal space for any situation. The Glass Office is the perfect spot for your event organiser or executive assistants, with views of the whole suite. The 3 individual syndicate rooms offer the opportunity to work alone in peace and quiet or as break out rooms away from the rest of the group.

- SYNDICATE ROOM 1 - 8 PAX IN A BOARDROOM SET-UP
- SYNDICATE ROOM 2 - 8 PAX IN A BOARDROOM SET-UP
- SYNDICATE ROOM 3 - 8 PAX IN A BOARDROOM SET-UP
- THE GLASS ROOM - 10 PAX IN A BOARDROOM SET-UP


THE FAMILY DINING ROOM:
Perfectly suited to a more secluded dining affair, the Family Dining Room offers diners the elegance of the Georgian architecture in a more relaxed environment. With a selection of bespoke menus to chose more, spoil your guests with an indulgent feast or a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea.

The room looks onto the Well Lawn at the side of the house, which is a popular choice in the summer months to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

CAPACITIES:
BANQUETING - 20

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 150

Dining

Dining

up to 150

Theatre

Theatre

up to 150

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 46

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 64

Classroom

Classroom

up to 80

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • tuesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • wednesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • thursday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • friday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    0:00 - 24:00

Price type: Per guest
  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

  • from £115 per guest

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Telephone

Telephone

Print/Scan/Copy

Print/Scan/Copy

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Whiteboards

Whiteboards

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

In the unfortunate circumstances that you have to cancel your confirmed booking at any time prior to the event, the cancellation process is as follows: a. In the event of a confirmed booking being cancelled at any time, the initial deposit is non-refundable. b. In the event of a confirmed booking being cancelled within six (6) months of the event date, Brocket Hall (Holding) Limited will endeavour to re-let the date(s) reserved, and if successful we shall refund an appropriate proportion of your 2nd deposit. If we are unable to re-let the date(s) reserved, all payments made are also non-refundable.

Location

Reviews

  • Pascale Atkins

    September 2022

    Brocket Hall is a magnificent building. Attending as part of a conference I can recommend the location, the food, and the professionalism of the staff. I can imagine it would make a wonderful wedding venue

  • Anita Walkowska

    December 2021

    Thank you for truly amazing experience during Digitalis Christmas Due! We all felt like Kings and Queens here, at Brocket Hall 🥰 The venue is absolutely stunning, the staff dedicated and fully focused on delivering the best ever experience, the rooms kept in immaculate condition... I hope to visit the venue again at some point!

  • Mark Howson

    April 2023

    Two fantastic courses at Brocket Hall the Melbourne and the Parmeston both first class. The venue is just as classy, one of my favourite locally. Golf facilities are superb.

  • Christina Gleeson

    August 2023

    An amazing time, an amazing venue for a wedding. Thank you so much to the staff who made it all happen.

  • Mahault Albarracin

    October 2023

    Staff was very nice, but there was no way to launder clothes, difficult wifi, and there were flies in every room (really lots of them), along with massive spiders