A wonderful venue that Viva Live Music regularly works at is Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. We are delighted that we have been a preferred supplier at the venue and always look forward to working there.
Hatfield House is a unique venue: not only does it have a very strong history, but has a breathtaking approach for guests and a truly memorable WOW factor as they arrive. The venue is less than half an hour from Central London: in fact the mainline train station is opposite one of the entrances to Hatfield House, and it has different spaces available for a variety of corporate events.
For some time, the Old Palace has been a favourite venue for weddings: even my cousin was married there! But this is a perfect location for corporate events and DMC dinners. Event planners are always looking for DIFFERENT venues, and what is offered at Hatfield House, is certainly DIFFERENT!
The Old Palace was the childhood home of Elizabeth I and it was here that she succeeded to the throne. As you can see below, the banqueting hall is truly breathtaking and it is straightforward to dress the space and create a unique atmosphere. however, it is flexible enough to have a banqueting area, and also a dance area with a band. In addition, at the far end of the hall, there is a bar, which in the winter has a log fire for a Quintessentially British atmosphere.
Viva Live Music have provided live bands, for after dinner entertainment, musicians for background music during dinners and also our Tudor Experience where guests meet Henry VIII and his new bride Anne Boleyn who are visiting Henry’s hunting lodge at Hatfield.
Hatfield House has other spaces available: across the Palace courtyard is The Old Riding School. This is a refurbished space: perfect for conferences with state of the art AV equipment in house as well as break out rooms and mezzanine space for smaller groups. Many of Hatfield House’s corporate clients use this space for a conference during the day and guests move to the Old Palace for a gala dinner.
I always consider HOW guests arrive, as part of the venue experience. In the case of Hatfield House, guests walk along a medieval lane before seeing the breathtaking views of the Old Palace – and in fact the Jacobean Hatfield House in the distance too. This cannot fail to impress and excite your guests! So I recommend you consider Hatfield House as a possible venue for your event – whether it be a conference, dinner or incentive event. More details from Alice Sibley. and part of the Lime Venue Portfolio and Elegant Wedding Venues.