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Why Bring your Association Events to Hatfield House?

At Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, we know the choice of venue for association meetings, conferences and dinners is an important one.

We know it is important for you to have the right setting which enables you to communicate your message. That is why we offer meeting and event facilities to rival others whilst being set in beautiful historic surroundings. Hatfield House provides the perfect environment for meetings, conferences and dinners for up to 200 delegates.  By hosting your event at Hatfield House, you can be assured that our team will offer exceptional service, great food and event management support throughout. 

7 reasons to bring your Association events to Hatfield House

  1. Destination
    Located in Hertfordshire and set in beautiful historic surroundings.

  2. Main Plenary Room
    Depending on the size of the group, either the Old Palace or the Riding School can be used for the main plenary room. The Old Palace can accommodate between 120 to 200 delegates with the Riding School more suited to numbers between 40 and 120.

  3. Exhibition Areas
    The Old Palace offers the choice of the lower and upper solar rooms, the landing and also within the main meeting space (depending on numbers). Whereas the Riding School mezzanine level is the perfect space for exhibition stands and networking.  

  4. Organiser's Office
    Spaces available in the Old Palace include the lower and upper solar rooms as well as the landing area. The syndicate room in the Riding School creates an ideal organisers office.

  5. Breakout/Seminar Rooms
    Breakout areas include the upper and lower solar rooms, the Old Palace landing, 2 syndicate rooms in the Riding School as well as the mezzanine level. If available the upper level of the Coach House Restaurant can also be hired as an additional space. 

  6. Culinary Expertise 
    Refreshments and lunch will be served in the Old Palace at the back of the room whilst the mezzanine level in the Riding School is a great space to break out to.

  7. Added Value/Social Programme
    To enhance your event there is the opportunity to have guided tours of Hatfield House including its beautiful gardens. Elizabethan entertainers and musicians can also be arranged to meet and greet your guests and are available to provide a short introduction to the Tudor history of the Old Palace and its links with Elizabeth I.



There are number of hotels in Hatfield and surrounding area, many of which have preferential rates in place.  We also work with local coach / taxi companies to shuttle guests back and forward.  


  • 21 miles from central London
  • 7 miles north of the M25 (Junction 23); 2 miles east of the A1(M) (Junction 4)
  • Direct train route from London Kings Cross (20 minutes)
  • Hatfield train station straight opposite
  • 33 miles from London Heathrow airport and 40 miles from London City airport
  • Free car parking for 300


Local Area

  • Warner Brothers Studio (Leavesdon) – 12.5 miles
  • Knebworth House and Gardens (Knebworth) – 11 miles
  • Paradise Wildlife Park (Broxbourne) – 10 miles
  • St Albans Cathedral (St Albans) – 8 miles
  • Willows Farm – 7 miles
  • Mill Green Mill and Museum (Hatfield) – 1.5 miles


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