What Does Exclusive And Non-Exclusive Use Include?
We offer a range of hire options ranging from non-exclusive to a total exclusive use.
Non-exclusive use would give you private use of your chosen function room, however other events or wedding could be taking place in any of our function areas as well as bar and lounges. Initially only 8 bedrooms are allocated to the wedding party (Bridal suite complimentary the other 7 bedrooms are not included in the price), 6 months prior to the day, subject to availability the remaining 8 bedrooms will be released.
Exclusive use means nothing else takes place at Offley Place in the house or grounds from 12pm on the day until midnight.
*Please note exclusivity fees are in addition to the non-exclusive venue hire fees. Included within exclusive fees price you have all 16 bedrooms to allocate to your guests for the night of the wedding. If guests pay for their own rooms £2,025 will be deducted from the exclusive fees venue hire price.
What is your venue capacity?
The house is licensed to hold 120 guests in total. The conservatory can seat 82 on round tables, if you chose to have a long top table the capacity is reduced to 78. The conservatory and restaurant combined can comfortably seat 118 all on round tables. There is a divide between the two rooms, however with the double doors open and large sash windows these rooms blend seamlessly into one. The wall that divides the two rooms is the original brick of the 17th century manor house. Our new Hester Ballroom can seat 250 guests.
Can We Bring Our Own Caterers?
All events in the main manor house are catered for by our kitchen. Please speak to the wedding team about external catering options, but yes we do offer a dry hire option.
Do You Offer Corkage?
No, we do not offer the option of corkage, however, the team have worked very hard to ensure we can provide you with the finest quality wines at reasonable prices.
What Time Does The Bar Close And Music Finish?
Last orders on the bar are at 11:30pm and music is licensed until 12:00am. The bar will re-open at 12:30 for residents only and will close again at 2am.
What furniture is included?
When you book in-house all tables and chairs come as standard. This is either our Chivari Chairs which come with 'Offley-green' seat pads, alternatively we have chairs suitable for you to bring in your own chair covers. All table linen and napkins are included. For dry-hire weddings, you will need to source your own furniture or hire it from us- subject to availability.
Is parking available?
There is plenty of free parking available for your whole wedding party. Cars are left at the owner's risk.
What time can my guests check in and what time is the Bridal Suite available from?
The Bridal Suite is available from 12.30pm on the day of your wedding. Subject to availability the bridal party may stay the night prior and have therefore have the bridal suite earlier, we can advise of availability 3 months before the wedding. Check in is officially 2pm, however our dedicated housekeeping staff endeavor to get your rooms ready as early as possible. This is dependent on how busy the hotel was the night prior.
When Is Check Out And Breakfast?
Check out is 11am and breakfast is served from 8am until 10am in the restaurant and conservatory. All room rates include breakfast.
From what time do my suppliers have access?
Suppliers such as florists, cake suppliers, venue decorators, chair cover suppliers, musicians and master of ceremonies etc have access to the house from 10:30am. Photographers, videographers and hair and make up artists are permitted early access when agreed with the wedding team.
Is your venue accessible for disabled guests?
We have wheelchair access to the house, however we do not have any bedrooms on the ground floor.
What Registry Office should I contact?
Offley Place is covered by Stevenage Registrars. If you are planning on holding your civil ceremony with us you will need to contact the registrars before we confirm any bookings with you. We charge a ceremony room hire fee which is separate from any additional fees the registrars may charge.
Stevenage Registration Office
Tel:0300 123 4045