Mayflower Place is the perfect venue for any occasion, big or small. For more than 100 years, it has served as a venue for social gatherings since it was built on the instruction of Countess Cowper in 1910.

For the past four years, Filip and Šárka, with their two children, have been the Mayflower Place's caretakers, chefs, hosts and event specialists. They are available throughout the year to cater for a wide range of bespoke events.

"We love this place, we are passionate about seeing people share their special and important moments here, and work hard to make sure everyone leaves satisfied with their time here." - Filip

The Perfect Venue for any Occasion

Weddings at Mayflower Place

Weddings >

Receptions for up to 160 guests, with a menu of your choice

Funerals at Mayflower Place

Funerals >

Secular services held in the main hall

Anniversaires at Mayflower Place

Special events >

Birthdays, anniversaries, any chance to celebrate

Lunches at Mayflower Place

Christenings >

Get family and friends together to welcome the new arrival

Christmas at Mayflower Place

Christmas parties >

The perfect mid-winter venue for a very merry get together

Christmas at Mayflower Place

Lunches >

Enjoy a daytime gathering. From buffet BBQ to sit down meal

Wakes at Mayflower Place

Garden parties >

Have a social event with afternoon tea and all the trimmings

Meetings at Mayflower Place

Meetings >

From prizegivings to Annual General Meetings

Weddings at Mayflower Place

Our main, wood-panelled, historic hall has a stage area and can accommodate up to 160 people. Our cosy, classy bar has an open fire, wood panelling and overlooks our beautiful garden and grounds, with views across to Panshanger Park.

We prepare all food on site ourselves, and can prepare a barbeque, buffets, or three-course meals - we work with you to design a menu that is right for your guests.

We have ample parking space, we can recommend florists, musicians, photographers, and ensure our champagne is well stocked; everything you need to mark your special day. We are well equipped to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible, and is a day to remember.

Funerals at Mayflower Place

The tranquility of our surroundings and expansive well-maintained gardens offer an ideal setting for to host the final farewell for your loved one.

The main, oak-panelled hall can accommodate up to 75 mourners, in comfortable chairs that can be flexibly arranged. The hall can be decorated with flowers and photographs.

You will not be rushed or hurried through the ceremony. Readings, poems, music and tributes can be shared in the comfort of the hall, with refreshments available before and after the ceremony. Recorded or live music can be arranged and there is a classically voiced digital organ available if more traditional music is required.

We offer full catering facilities, which enables you and the guests to stay for the funeral reception or wake. Afternoon Teas or a fully catered buffet are available, and there is also a licensed bar.

We have qualified funeral directors and celebrants available to assist at the time of need.

Special Events at Mayflower Place

Celebrate significant birthdays - from the first to the 100th! - at Mayflower Place, with plenty of space to put live bands or even a bouncy castle. Food is prepared on site by our in-house chef and we provide options to meet everyone's needs.

Commemorate your wedding 10, 20, or 60 years later with a classy celebration at Mayflower Place. We can recommend florists, musicians, photographers, and ensure our champagne is well stocked; everything you need to mark your special anniversary.

We provide a bespoke service, tailoring the venue, food, timing and costs to suit your requirements.

Corporate Hire at Mayflower Place

We help you plan and host a range of formal or informal events from off-site meetings to film locations, team away days to long lunches as you farewell colleauges.

Mayflower Place's quiet surroundings, ample parking and Jacboean architecture make it the perfect location to inspire and encourage corporate teams and work colleagues - away from all of the distractions of the office.

We provide a bespoke service, tailoring the venue, food, timing and costs to suit your requirements.

Freemasonry at Mayflower Place

Mayflower Place is also a Masonic hall. The hall was bought by the East Herts Lodge No.3748 from the heirs of the Pansangher estate in 1954, and has been used as a Masonic meeting place since 1956. It now hosts many local Masonic Lodges and orders of Freemasonry, each meeting several times a year.

If you would like to find out more about freemasonry in Hertfordshire please follow this link to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire.

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How To Find Us


Mayflower Place, 1 Mayflower Close, Hertingfordbury Rd,
Hertingfordbury, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LG, UK

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+44 (0) 1992 505 747