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Knebworth House & Barns Events

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About this venue

Knebworth House & Barns, featuring a grand 500-year-old house and 250 acres of parkland, is an ideal option for everything from team building days and training to conferences and exhibitions.

The lavish, historic surroundings are a beautiful setting for a wedding or gala dinner. The banquet hall has hosted Queen Elizabeth I & II, Prime Ministers, authors and more, so your guests will be joining one of England’s most illustrious guest books. Meanwhile, conference delegates and wedding guests alike will be blown away by the cuisine served, as well as the Knebworth hospitality.

Event Spaces

Knebworth House & Barns provide plenty of space, lovely views and full audiovisual facilities for planning your perfect event.

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    Knebworth House Jacobean Banqueting Hall

    Capacity: 200

    A stunning room that’s used to hosting the most VIP guests, from Queens to Prime Ministers. Ideal for gala banquets, lavish wedding receptions, and exhibitions.

    • Blackout
    • Exhibition Space
    • Natural Daylight

    Lodge Barn

    Capacity: 250

    With a large patio area, this lovely barn is ideal for summer parties or receptions.

    • Blackout
    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space

    Manor Barn

    Capacity: 200

    A beautiful large, restored barn perfect for meetings, dinners, exhibitions, indoor activities and much more.

    • Blackout
    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space

    Knebworth House Victorian Library

    Capacity: 40

    Grandly designed library that’s ideal for small receptions or additional conference space.

    • Natural Daylight
    • Unique Space

    Cobbold Barn

    Capacity: 200

    Oak framed barn with a garden, bar, and direct access to Knebworth’s formal gardens. Ideal for conferences, exhibitions, team building, dinners and more.

    • Bar
    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space

    Lytton Barn

    Capacity: 100

    Oak framed barn with direct access to Knebworth’s formal gardens. Ideal for seminars, presentations, team building, dinners and more.

    • LCD Projector
    • PA System
    • Exhibition Space

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Knebworth House Jacobean Banqueting Hall 200 100 30 30 30 30 60 200
Lodge Barn 250 150 40 30 60 60 120 250
Manor Barn 200 180 60 50 100 100 180 200
Knebworth House Victorian Library - 40 15 - - - - 40
Cobbold Barn 200 150 40 - 150 90 200 200
Lytton Barn 100 80 30 30 - 36 80 100

Location

Knebworth House & Barns is situated just off junction 7 of the A1 motorway, 28 miles north of London.

Travel

  • Knebworth 1.3 Miles
  • A1(M) JCT 7 1 Miles
  • Car Parking: Onsite (500 spaces)
  • London Luton Airport 6.9 Miles
  • Nearest electric car charging: Tesco Broadwater Stevenage, SG2 8DT, 2 miles

Address

Knebworth House, Barns & Park, Old Knebworth Ln, The Estate Offices - Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX

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    Ways to be Well

    Our nutritionally designed menus have been created by incorporating a holistic approach to nutrition and wellbeing with a focus on how they can support both physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Christmas Delegate Package Prices from:
    £55.00

    Christmas at Knebworth House

    Knebworth Barns would be delighted to host your 2022 Christmas Party. Our Barns are set on the stunning Knebworth House estate, the perfect backdrop for your festive celebrations.

  • Event Packages Delegate Package Prices from:
    £36.00

    Event Packages

    Whether you're booking a meeting, conference or private celebration, Knebworth House is the perfect venue

Accreditations

  • Good To Go England

    This venue has been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ UK industry mark, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business can demonstrate they are following the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

  • Beam Blue Terms Of Ethics Logo

    This venue is a member of beam, formerly the HBAA, meaning quality assurance for event bookers. It champions best practice, ethical working and sound commercial judgement.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

  • Green Accredited Venue Logo Resize – 1@2X

    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

Knebworth House & Barns meeting rooms regularly host all kinds of business events and activities. The spaces on offer cater easily for training, team building, board meetings and scaling up to exhibitions and product launches.

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Conference rooms

The Knebworth House & Barns conference venue features the 16th century Lodge and Manor barns, Lytton barn and Cobbold barn with its own private garden. You can enjoy natural daylight, audiovisual facilities and private bars when planning proceedings in the Knebworth House & Barns conference rooms.

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Weddings

Book your wedding reception at Knebworth House & Barns, where the space is tailor-made for a stunning fairy-tale union, with an industry-leading catering team already on site to spoil your guests.

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Catering

Restaurant Associates

Restaurant Associates are proud to work with some of the UK’s most iconic and unique venues, from Tudor castles to contemporary art galleries. Their food philosophy is underpinned by their commitment to championing sustainability through seasonal menus and ethically sourced British produce. They deliver everything from intimate receptions to grand dinners, parties, exhibitions, conferences and meetings, and believe in making every event extraordinary.  

Find out more: www.restaurantassociates.co.uk

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Sustainability

This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.