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Weddings and special events

Set in the magnificent Hertfordshire countryside, our seventy acre estate, showcasing Moore’s iconic sculpture, makes us one of the region’s most distinctive wedding venues.

Our 16th century, traditionally timbered Aisled Barn is decorated with unique Moore tapestries, and is set amongst our beautiful sculpture gardens, which provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. For more intimate celebrations, we can also offer two contemporary spaces in our newly redeveloped visitor centre, Dane Tree House. These sleek, modern rooms have stunning, panoramic views over the gardens and are ideal for a summer evening reception.

At the Henry Moore Foundation we offer dedicated in-house wedding planning for your day. We know that your wedding is as special and unique as our venue, so our event planner Jules, is on hand before and during your wedding, to ensure your day is perfect and no detail is overlooked.

Our venue hire includes exclusive use of the Aisled Barn or Dane Tree House event room and shared use of our gardens and grounds with our visitors. Both venues are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and can be transformed into atmospheric settings for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. The barn can accomodate up to 120 guests for a wedding ceremony or reception.

“The whole occasion went perfectly. All our guests loved the venue itself, the room looked beautiful and worked just right for our small gathering, the gardens lovely and even the weather behaved right on cue - with a brief refreshing shower just as we distributed the umbrellas ( I don't know how you managed to organise that one!) Thank you too for taking an active involvement in the proceedings throughout, and acting as unofficial photographer. We look forward to seeing some of the results. Anyway thanks again and we look forward to visiting again soon to relive the memories.”

Simon and Giulia

7 August 2018

If you hire the Aisled Barn you can really make the most of our stunning grounds with a dramatic marquee or tipi, providing extra space for your wedding breakfast and evening relaxation.

Our trusted caterers, will work closely with you to provide a tailored menu for your guests to savour. Please contact our weddings team for sample menus and details of pricing.

“Holding our wedding reception at the Henry Moore Foundation was an incredibly special and unique way to celebrate our marriage amongst friends and family. From the very first phone call to the wedding day itself, Jules and her team were supportive, helpful and integral to planning and managing our big day. They took on board what we wanted and chipped in with their own ideas to create a celebration that was personal to us. The sixteenth century barn, tipi and gardens made for a wonderful backdrop to our eating, drinking and partying and the whole evening passed without a glitch thanks to the team's meticulous organisation. We could not be more grateful for all they did for us!”

Sonali and Daniel

19 August 2017

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Sonali and Daniel's reception, 19 August 2017
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