Fab venues in Hertfordshire and environs

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Located in Harefield near the M25 The Big Collective is well positioned to provide creative services to events in central London and all over the South East – sometimes even further afield as demonstrated by a recent event in Slovenia. We are very fortunate to have several outstanding venues on our doorstep, ranging from unique historical buildings to places offering pure luxury and famous sporting connections.
We could not resist sharing the features of some places we really like. All are great backdrops for our top-quality Photo Booths and Interactive Products

Moor Park Golf Club

A stone throw away from our premises you will find Moor Park Golf Club and its superlative 17th Century Mansion. set amidst 300 acres of mature woodland in finest Hertfordshire parkland and featuring two championship style golf courses.

This magnificent venue, with its impressive grounds is an awe-inspiring location for any occasion, from weddings to corporate golf days, meetings and events for up to 250 attendees. The Mansion provides an outstanding and elegant setting that will exceed expectations, standing proudly within beautiful Capability Brown landscaped gardens, providing the most spectacular backdrop for your wedding photos. The extensive grounds and unique spaces also offer the ideal location for film shoots and product launches.

Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1QN
+ 44 (0) 1923 773146

Micklefield Hall

A little further away in Sarrat there is Micklefield Hall. Boasting lovely views and set in stunning grounds, it is an ideal setting for country house weddings or private parties from 50 to 200 guests. The outstanding facilities make the venue an exciting location for corporate fun days and team-building events. The house and grounds also offer a varied range of film location and photographic shoot opportunities, all conveniently located within the M25.

The listed Great Barn, with its original beams dating back to 1490, has a very impressive structure. Before the advent of modern farming, it was used as a threshing barn where sheaves of wheat were stored and threshed during the winter months.
The award-winning restoration was completed in 2014, where it has since been used for special events and weddings.
Interesting quirky features include a cloistered walkway, a garden room with an open log fire and a French fountain, making Micklefield Hall a genuinely unique venue.

Micklefield Hall, Sarrat Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6AQ
+44 (0)1923 778 898
NB: Micklefield Hall have an Open Day Sunday 15th April 2018 when you can view the Great Barn and gardens – please email abby@micklefieldhall.com to attend and receive your e-vite

Chenies Manor

Also very close to The Big Collective’s premises, just outside the Hertfordshire borders, lies the spectacular Chenies Manor, a beautiful and historic landmark with extensive, award-winning gardens, tucked away in idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside. With its rural location just outside the M25 and close to Pinewood and Warner Bros Studios, Tudor Grade I listed Chenies Manor is a superb location for film, photo-shoot, commercial and music videos.

Formerly known as Chenies Palace, it was owned by the Cheyne family who were granted the manorial rights in 1180. The manor remained in their possession until the end of the 15th century. The semi-fortified brick manor house which forms the core of the present-day structure was built by Sir John Cheyne in approximately 1460.

There are more historical ties with both Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I having visited the house on numerous occasions accompanied by their Courts.
The original manor house was extended in the 16th century by John Russell, later 1st Earl of Bedford, to whom the property passed through marriage.
In 1627, the 4th Earl of Bedford relocated the principal family seat from Chenies to Woburn Abbey. Chenies Manor then became a secondary home, occupied by relatives, later being let as a farm house.

It is now the perfect setting for weddings and parties from 90 guests in the Garden Room up to 230 guests.

Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Buckinghamshire WD3 6ER
Boo Macleod Matthews or Michele Flood
+44 (0)1494 762 888

Hunton Park

A little further from us, hidden away amongst 22 acres of landscaped gardens,
Hunton Park is another great venue for conferences, events or weddings.

Situated close to Watford and ideally located for the towns of St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Radlett and Borehamwood, Hunton Park offers an ideal location for business or leisure in stunning surroundings.

With a backdrop straight off a movie set, Hunton Park can cater from traditional weddings right through to colourful ethnic occasions.

Hunton Park Hotel, Essex Ln, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8PN
+44 (0)1923 277700

Shendish Manor

Ideally located near Watford very near the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour is Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course where Victorian splendour meets modern design. Set in 160 acres of parkland and formal gardens, the excellent road and rail links close by ensures that this West Hertfordshire venue is the perfect choice whether visiting the area on business or just for your pleasure.

The superb conference and banqueting facilities are second to none. A choice of styles and size of rooms is available from 2 – 400 delegates. The diverse array of events held at Shendish Manor include meetings, seminars, networking events, product launches, gala balls, award ceremonies, team building days and exclusive private dinners. If you are planning a special birthday celebration, anniversary meal, commitment ceremony, baby shower, christening, or wedding they have a choice of size of rooms and styles. It is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the area with its striking architecture and exquisitely scenic grounds.

Shendish Manor, London Road, Apsley, Herts HP3 0AA
+44 (0) 1442 232220

Ashridge House

Another venue with great historical connections is Ashridge House. Set in 190 acres of gardens, Ashridge House is majestically nestled in National Trust woodland in the rolling Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire. The history of Ashridge dates back over seven hundred years from an Augustinian monastery to the Business School today.

Ashridge House is both the perfect setting for your perfect wedding day, as well as a world-class conference venue, ideal for meetings, training and events.

This stunning location is home to both historic period rooms and contemporary spaces, all of which lead onto exquisite landscaped gardens.

The turreted exterior of the Grade 1 listed mansion makes a lasting impression and the magnificent interconnecting function rooms provide an elegant setting for weddings. The palatial Lady Marian Alford room, decorated in beautiful Italianate style, or the art deco inspired Repton Hall, can be transformed for sumptuous wedding dining experiences. The stunning cantilevered staircase that majestically winds its way around the Main Hall is the preferred location for many civil wedding ceremonies.

The range of flexible meeting rooms can accommodate up to 250 people for conferences, training, meetings and events.

Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
+44 (0)1442 841027

The Grove

For pure indulgence look no further than The Grove, a luxury five-star hotel, set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside near Watford.

The former home of the Earls of Clarendon is now a championship golf resort, award-winning spa and unique venue for meetings, weddings and celebrations. With three restaurants including Colette’s in the heart of the 18th Century mansion a Walled Garden with urban beach and something quirky around every corner, the venue. restored to stunning effect, fuses contemporary design and original period architecture with exceptionally caring and professional service.

The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, Watford WD3 4TG
+44 (0) 1923 807807

Stoke Park

Not too far from The Big Collective, in Buckinghamshire and only 7 miles from London Heathrow, there is magnificent Stoke Park, set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, lakes, historic gardens and monuments, and combining a five-star experience with a friendly atmosphere.

Providing the traditions of an exclusive club and the best of today’s sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities, as well as being the location for a number of famous films, Stoke Park provides an amazing setting for all types of events, whether a family gathering, a special party with close friends, a Wedding, a private lunch, a romantic candlelit dinner for two (followed by a memorable night in one of the sumptuous bedrooms, of course) or just some recent good news, if something is worth celebrating then it’s worth celebrating in style.
Stoke Park also hosts corporate events including golf days, tennis and spa days, day and 24-hour conferences, awards and gala dinners, incentive and team bonding days and Christmas parties.

Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG
+44 (0)1753 717171

Watford FC

Finally we are just a few miles away from Watford Football Club.

As well as enjoying the Club’s football exploits (well, some of the time) we think Watford FC is the ideal venue for conferences and events, with state of the art facilities!
Whether planning a corporate meeting, a Christmas party, a special birthday or celebrating your engagement Watford FC offers a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests – whether you are a football fan or not!

With a capacity of up to 300 delegates and function rooms perfect for conferences, meetings, training days, parties, weddings and much more, Watford Football Club is
a venue not to be missed! Including 8 purpose-built suites, 19 executive boxes, The Captain’s Bar, the Gallery and the iconic Sir Elton John Suite.

Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road, Watford, Herts WD18 0ER
+44 (0)1923 496 000 (opt 3)