Theobalds EstateCountry hotel with great facilities

15th century beauty

Dating back to the 15th-century, the Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire has had several former lives. It was the favourite country seat of King James I, a Georgian family home, a temporary retreat for Christopher Wren’s Temple Bar archway and a WWII military riding school and most recently one of Hertfordshire’s most luxurious and sought after hotels. In the heart of the estate is the mansion house that was built in 1763. The Grade II listed building marries towering turrets, elegant arched windows, and a warm red brick façade with 21st-century style to create a memorable setting for a range of meetings and events, as well as an ideal wedding venue in Hertfordshire. Surrounded by acres of fields, it is perfect for those looking to tie the knot with a country wedding theme. Looking out across the landscaped Italian gardens and the Hertfordshire countryside beyond, it is easy to forget that the Theobalds Estate is only 10 miles north of central London, and just minutes away from J25 of the M25. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel.


The bedrooms are set up to remove the pressures of daily life. A place where you can really switch off. From work, expectation, and information overload. No noisy TVs or boring desks. Just warm, well-crafted, and carefully considered rooms. There are plenty of rooms, some small and cosy, others large and light that are ideal for a family takeover or a friend’s sleepover. Whatever room you go for, you’ll get big beds and brand new Simba mattresses.

Celebrate your event with us 

In the 19th Century, one of the Theobalds Estate’s former residents, Lady Meux, a Victorian socialite, famously used to entertain an array of guests from King Edward VII to Winston Churchill. This tradition continues with a range of celebrations taking place from large, elaborate parties for up to 180 guests in The Ridings Barn, to smaller private dinners in The Boardroom, with its detailed oak paneling and bay windows overlooking the gardens. No matter the size, theme or occasion of your celebration, you can assure the team here at the Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt will be able to assist you in every way. 

Food and drink

At The Academy Restaurant and Temple Bar, visitors can expect a rich selection of seasonal foods with menus serving up a range of modern British cuisine, including English dinner & lunch, as well as an array of well-known and loved classics. In honour of the hotel’s rich heritage and reputation, the bar has been named after the fine stone arch, Temple Bar, which stood in the hotel grounds from 1887 – 2003. Originally sat between Fleet Street and The Strand, the arch was designed by Christopher Wren, and was transported to the Estate at former resident Lady Meux’s request. Today, guests can enjoy a range of beers and wines alongside a menu of classic dishes including deli-burgers and wood-fired pizzas.

Meeting Rooms 

Just 10 miles north of Central London and minutes away from J25 of the M25, the hotel offer one of the most convenient conference venues in Hertfordshire. The Theobalds Estate creates a real talking point for business and training events in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire with its 29 meeting spaces, 55 acres of grounds and a unique Academy. Full of original Georgian features and plenty of charm, a number of meetings spaces are available in the Mansion House including The Boardroom, with its detailed oak paneling and beautiful bay windows overlooking the gardens. Whilst The Lambton, with space for up to 80 guests, has French doors leading out to the Italian gardens. For larger events, with space for up to 180 guests, the Ridings Barn sits at the southern end of the Estate. A modern and light space, with a stylish barn conversion feel, there is also a pretty courtyard outside, an ideal for breakout drinks and dining. Enhanced with 21st Century features, each space also offers intuitive, smart technology, free, full coverage, superfast Wi-Fi up to 100 m from the hotel, nutritious food for well-being and a dedicated conference host.

A storied Wedding Venue

It’s difficult not to think about the history of the Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt as you sweep up the drive to this elegant redbrick mansion house. The grand architecture and elegance of the Theobalds Estate makes it not only one of the most sought after wedding venues in Hertfordshire but also England, with an array of our guests travelling from across the country to host their wedding at the hotel. Always popular with brides and grooms, weddings in the main house have an exclusive feel with access to the entire ground floor. Full of original Georgian features and charm, there are a number of spaces for both your ceremony and celebration. Other features include, two unrivaled wedding spaces, the Ridings Barn and outdoor courtyard or the Georgian Mansion. The hotel is set in 55 acres of parkland where beautiful Italian gardens create a unique spot for photographs. Theaobalds Estate is fully licensed for both indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies in Hertfordshire. 140 bedrooms for your guests. Wedding breakfast and party menus are curated by the Executive Chef team. Free parking for the wedding party is available onsite and a dedicated wedding team are on hand to help every step of the way, from first enquiry to the big day itself.

Country hotel with great facilities
Country hotel with great facilities

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    Country hotel with great facilities


    • 4 Star & 5 Star
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Family Rooms
    • Fitness Centre
    • Breakfast Included
    • Room Service
    • Twin Beds
    • Double Beds
    • Disabled Access