The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire for Wedding Groups

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Romantic venue sleeping 27 with reception facilities for up to 250, near historic Hitchin and the Chilterns

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, sleeps 10-27 in 10 bedrooms.

The Dower House….A very special place for your very special day!

The Dower House is an exclusive private events venue set in the idyllic surroundings of the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire border, and is ideal for small to medium size intimate weddings of up to 60 guests in the house or 120+ guests in a marquee or tipi.

If you are tired of impersonal hotel “production-line” weddings – which also cost a fortune – then taken a look at The Dower House ...

A good wedding has been said to have four essential elements: love; friends and family; a romantic location; and someone to make sure the whole thing runs smoothly.

At The Dower House, we let you bring the first two ingredients, and we are fantastic at providing the third and fourth!

The Dower House offers a unique setting, and the flexibility to have your own very personally unique and distinguished wedding reception.

We have preferred suppliers we can suggest who can be relied on to cater for all your choose what you want, and therefore you control your budget. If you are looking for an individually unique wedding, we can make it happen! From cake to flowers, from photographer to live music of whatever kind you most enjoy -The Dower House can arrange everything for you - all against the backdrop of a stunningly romantic country house in the Chiltern Hills.

You will have exclusive use of the house, gardens, and ample parking. All your suppliers will have time to set up, while you’ll have plenty of time to relax with family and friends.

And if you or any of your party arrive feeling stressed... we have brilliant life coaches available to deal with that too!

Because our mission is simply to help you to have and enjoy the best day of your life.


3 ovens, 10 electric hobs, dishwasher, and microwaves. There is a utility room with washing machine, dryer and larder with fridges and freezers.
Large classic dining room suitable for up to 26 dining. Also the Sitting Room can hold 50 people for more formal dining.
A classic English drawing room used for formal dining, training, and business meetings. Attached to the drawing room is a large conservatory.
There is a TV and HIFI system provided.
Good mobile reception, and free internet access.
Table tennis, small snooker table, keyboard, guitar and board games.
Central heating, electric heating and open fireplaces.
10 spacious bedrooms, for double or twin. 4 of the bedrooms can easily take 3 single beds. Can sleep 27 people.
Duvets, linen and towels are included.
5 bathrooms with shower, bath and toilet and a shower room.
Please phone to discuss your mobility requirements.
Cots and high chairs are available on request.
Spacious garden set in 2 acres.
We do not have a pool.
There is ample parking available.
No smoking in the house.
Sorry, no pets.


Enjoy walking in the Chiltern Hills and the Barton Spring Nature reserve. Bird watchers, walkers and cyclists will all find something worth a visit.
The small town of Barton–le-Clay is 1 mile away which has a supermarket, bakery and post office. 5 miles from the historic market town of Hitchin.
Local supermarket 1 mile away as well as a bakery. Safeways, Sainsburys and Tescos 5 miles.
The Raven, 100 yards and other pubs in walking distance.

Booking Information

Accommodation prices on request. We cater for most requirements and will work out a competitive price depending on your particular requirements.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Civil Licence
Wedding Planner
Marquee Space
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

United Kingdom
Hitchin 5 miles, Harlington 5 miles and 15 mins from the M1. From Hitchin: 35 mins from Kings Cross.
At the church 2 times a day.
Luton, Stansted & Heathrow.

Rental Rates

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Dee Shipman

Joined us: 2014
+44 (0)1462 442 955
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