Ware Priory is one of Hertfordshire’s premier wedding venues and is where the past and present unite. If you are looking for a venue steeped in atmosphere with period architecture dating back to medieval times, or a modern and spacious venue with all the latest hi-tech facilities, then Ware Priory is for you. Set in seven acres of picturesque riverside gardens, it is the perfect place for a romantic wedding.
Ware Priory is a Grade I listed building dating back to 1338. It has been restored to a very high standard and offers a traditional and historical space for your special day. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, each with their own charms and styles. Fletcher’s Lea – our much larger modern day function room – stands in the grounds of Ware Priory and offers a bright and contemporary atmosphere. It’s Riverside Suite directly overlooks the River Lea providing a truly unique backdrop. Both the main Ware Priory Building and Fletcher’s Lea have white, high walled exteriors providing a grand first impression. The entrance to Ware Priory is through a heavy studded wooden door into the flag stoned reception. There are many historical features including arched windows, interesting stonework and pretty planters and hanging baskets adorn the space. At the back of the building, there is a wisteria archway from the building into the grounds. Fletcher’s Lea has a main entrance and 4 glass doorways along the side of the building. It also has a decking area at the rear that overlooks the River Lea. The 7 acres of riverside grounds are perfect for photos, drinks receptions, barbeques and garden parties. There are lots of romantic spots overlooking the river including the 2 bridges that cross the inlet of water leading to our island. The island itself has its own bandstand. The gardens offer well kept lawns and beds containing many trees and plants that bloom at differing times of the year, ensuring that there is always a colourful and interesting outlook. There is much wildlife by the river including white Aylesbury ducks, swans, geese and squirrels.
Ware Priory, High St, Ware SG12 9AL