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Knebworth is a spectacular historic house, home of the Lytton family since 1490. Set in 250 acres of attractive parkland just 28 miles north of London, this Gothic fantasy was transformed from its red brick Tudor origins by Edward Bulwer Lytton in 1843. There are few more romantic places in the British Isles to hold your event that at Knebworth House.

The romantic exterior of this 500-year old house, with its turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky, does little to prepare the visitor for what to expect inside. The gardens surrounding the house date back to the 1600’s with the present design landscaped in the Victorian and Edwardian times.

If you're looking for a classic dinner seating up to 60, a seminar of 100, or a wedding reception for 200 you've come to the right place.

Venues available to hire at this historic estate include:

Knebworth House's Jacobean Banqueting Hall, one of the most beautiful rooms in the country, has played host to guests from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II. You will be dining at the same fireside as Prime Ministers, artists, authors, philosophers, explorers, joining one of England's most illustrious guest books.

Also available are the Edwardian Dining Parlour, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and the Victorian Library of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, one of the 19th Century's formost novelists and statesmen.

Why not begin your evening on the sunken lawns of the formal gardens? This slendid backdrop provides a sumptuous setting for drinks, croquet and string quartets.

Knebworth House received its licence to host Civil Ceremonies in Dec 2007 for ceremonies up to 80.


Jacobean Banqueting Hall

Edwardian Dining Parlour

Victorian Library


Length 39ft / 12m 36ft / 11m 32ft / 10m
Width 25ft / 7.5m 21ft / 6.5m 21ft / 6.5m
Height 25ft / 7.6m 10ft / 3m 10ft / 3m

Conference and meeting capacities:

Theatre FP1: 100; BP2: 50 - 40
Cabaret 30 - -
Boardroom 30 - 15
Classroom 20 - -
U-Shape 30 - -

Wedding, dinner and reception capacities:

Dinner 60 - -
Dinner Dance - - -
Wedding Breakfasts 60    
Reception 200 across all three rooms


FP1: Front Projection; BP2: Back Projection



The Knebworth Barns are made up of two 400-year-old Tithe Barns, lovingly restored to create a unique setting, and is in walking distance to the House. The Barns seat up to 200, and are available for conferences, product launches, exhibitions, banqueting, themed occasions, and licensed for civil weddings. House tours available, incentive/coach parties welcome.

The Garden Terrace Barn has seating for 76 guests and during the Park's open season serves a variety of hot and cold snacks, freshly-prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes, tea, coffee and much more. During the Park's closed season the Garden Terrace Barn is available for private hire.

The Cobbold and Lytton Barns, completed in September 2011, are two brand new oak structures. Benefiting from their own private garden area and direct access into Knebworth Formal Gardens they are perfect for summer parties. They can also be used for exhibitions, wedding receptions, dinner dances, product launches, family fun days and so much more. The Lytton Barn is the perfect venue for private lunches, intimate dinners and is ideal for those smaller meeting requirements.


Manor Barn

Lodge Barn

Garden Terrace Barn

Cobbold Barn

Lytton Barn


Length 21.5m 23m 12m 20.3m 9.7m
Width 7.5m 9m 10m 9.7m 9.7m
Height 4.6m 4.6m 3m 2.5m 2.5m

Conference and meeting capacities:

Theatre FP: 180; BP: 100 FP: 100; BP: 150 - 150 80
Cabaret 100 60 30 90 36
Boardroom 60 40 20 40 30
Classroom 80 60 30 80 30
U-Shape 50 30 20    

Wedding, dinner and reception capacities:

Dinner 180 120 60 200 80
Dinner Dance 150 150 - 150 -
Reception 200 250 80 200 100
Civil Ceremony 150 180   180 80


FP1: Front Projection; BP2: Back Projection



The gardens at Knebworth House date back to the 1600's with the present design, landscaped in the Victorian and Edwardian times. They offer the beautiful setting for your treasured photographs with Knebworth House as a stunning backdrop.

The Knebworth House Garden Gazebo hosted its first wedding in the summer of 2003 and is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Garden Gazebo

Up to 180 guests

Sunken Lawn

Drinks reception for up to 800 guests

Rose Garden

Drinks reception for up to 180 guests

Knebworth is synonymous with live music. The Rolling Stones, Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams… over 100 major artists have played Knebworth festivals since their inception in 1974 in front of over two million fans.

The 250 acres of rolling parkland can also be used extensively for major public events and concerts for up to 125,000 guests, and of course, open air festivals.

Tower Lodge Field

35 acres Ideal for off road activities.

Church Field

12 acres In front of the house and beside the church.

Concert Field

35 acres Large space in front of the Barns.

Forex Field

35 acres Ideal for activities.

Front Lawn

6 acres Prestigious location for small concerts and traditional activities such as archery.

Mausoleum Field

35 acres Field on a slope.

Monument Field

35 acres Large tree lined private area. View of the house.

North Field

35 acres Private fenced area, ideal for large events and with great view of the House.

Novotel Field

51 acres Direct access from A1M. Ideal for overflow car parking.

Side Lawn

1 acre Situated to the side of the House. Ideal for marquee hire.