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With 55 en-suite rooms, civil ceremony licence and a wide range of party and conference facilities, Hitchin Priory is one of the leading bed and breakfasts, wedding venues, party venues and business meeting venues in the area.

Whether you are searching for one of the finest bed and breakfasts, wedding venues, party venues or conference facilities in Hitchin, Hitchin Priory offers the very best of all worlds.

Hitchin Priory was originally a Carmelite Monastery for 222 years from 1317 to 1539, and later the home of the Delme Radcliffe family for 415 years from 1548 to 1963.

Hitchin Priory has been most carefully restored and now provides an ideal combination with the character and style of its elegant past matched with every modern facility, offering great flexibility of use.

The location, situated in the heart of the charming market town of Hitchin, combined with 19 acres of privately owned garden and parkland make Hitchin Priory the ideal venue for your conference, wedding or special occasion.

Hitchin Priory boasts 55 en-suite, individually styled bedrooms available for private B&B, or to accommodate your conference delegates or wedding guests.

Two bars are available for use by guests, the Cocktail bar opens up onto an outside terraced area. Guests can also relax and enjoy a drink in the cellar bar, which offers a good range of beers, wines and spirits in comfortable old world surroundings, this bar is fully air conditioned and also incorporates a pool table.


Conference Facilities at Hitchin Priory

Hitchin Priory is delighted to offer 16 charming, individually styled meeting rooms which vary in size with a maximum theatre style capacity of 90. All have natural daylight and an excellent range of conference facilities and modern equipment.

Our Day Delegate package includes:

  • Unlimited tea and coffee with morning biscuits and afternoon homemade cakes
  • 2 course hot and cold buffet lunch served in our elegant Delme restaurant
  • Conference room fully equipped with pads, pens, mineral water, cordial and sweets
  • Data projector and flipcharts
  • On-site conference technician

Our 24 Hour package includes all detailed above plus:

  • 3 course dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Full English/continental breakfast

We are proud of our excellent customer service and flexibility. We listen to your needs and build a personally tailored meeting package to suit you.

Our rates are highly competitive and are flexible depending on the time of year, day of the week and business levels.


Weddings at Hitchin Priory

Hitchin Priory is set in 19 acres of magnificent gardens and parkland nestling on the River Hiz, incorporating a captivating history, grand fireplaces, original beams and stunning banqueting halls. As one of the finest wedding venues in the area, it is a truly fabulous setting for your perfect wedding catering for 40 to 300 guests.

We are also delighted to offer a contemporary, elegant and spacious marquee from May to September.

Hitchin Priory is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 90 people, conducted in the splendour of the main house with elegantly decorated, beautifully appointed reception rooms for smaller weddings.

Your wedding breakfast can be served formally as a sit-down meal, or informally, buffet-style with many different menu options available.

In the evening, you can enjoy dancing to a band or disco in the Atrium of the main house or a disco in the Marquee.

We offer our Bridal Room to the Bride and Groom with our compliments and have 54
further en-suite bedrooms for your guests.

Our experienced wedding planner will be with you every step of the way from initial enquiry to your wedding day itself, ensuring that when you choose Hitchin Priory - one of the leading wedding venues in the area - your day is perfect from start to finish.

Very competitive inclusive wedding packages are available in off peak months.


Did you know?

That as well as well as offering superb wedding and conference facilities, we are also delighted to take bookings for:

  • Bed and Breakfast rates from £40*
  • Christenings
  • Funeral receptions
  • Dinners
  • Lunches
  • BBQs
  • Proms
  • Dinner Dances
  • Balls
  • Afternoon Teas
  • Parties

*subject to availability



Hitchin Priory is located just 3 miles from junction 8 on the A1(M), or 10 miles from junction 10 on the M1. London Kings Cross is 30 minutes away be train and Luton Airport is a 15 minute drive away.

Please remember to mention The Best of Hitchin when contacting Hitchin Priory - one of the finest bed and breakfasts, wedding venues and party venues in the area, with a wide range of leisure, catering and conference facilities.

© The Best of Hitchin

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In June 2014, said about Hitchin Priory

We attended a friends christening party at the priory at the weekend - what a fantastic venue! The staff were very attentive and the afternoon tea was of a really high standard. Would highly recommend!

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In February 2012, said about Hitchin Priory

Have attended a number of events at the Priory - it's a hidden gem as it is so close to the centre of Hitchin. They can cater for many different events and the staff and management are really helpful.

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In February 2012, said about Hitchin Priory

I attended a bestof Hitchin networking event here and thought it was a beautiful venue. The grounds are lovely. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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In January 2011, said about Hitchin Priory

Such a lovely building, beautiful grounds, and this is where I had my first job after uni.

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In February 2010, said about Hitchin Priory

I have used Hitchin Priory for meetings, exhibitions and events They have a high standard of service and full range of facilities – conference rooms, catering, accommodation, IT equipment etc They are excellent to deal with – good level of personal service. Keith Hoskins - Town Centre Manager

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In February 2010, said about Hitchin Priory

Lovely venue with really good facilities

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In February 2010, said about Hitchin Priory

I went to the best of hitchin meeting last monday and was really impressed with the surroundings and ambience. The staff couldn't do enough for you and it was a totally relaxed evening. Looking forward to future function there.

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In February 2010, said about Hitchin Priory

We held our best of hitchin networking evening here on Monday night with over 80 guests. Del and the staff at Hitchin Priory couldn't have been more helpful. The evening went so smoothly and we had many guests commenting on how nice the venue was. We are looking forward to using the facilities for some workshops during the year. Thanks again!

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Hitchin Priory Continues as Wedding, Conference and Hotel Venue

Hitchin Priory Continues as Wedding, Conference and Hotel Venue

  • 8th August 2013
  • Author: Keith & Louise Yexley

Thierry Viatge, General Manager of Hitchin Priory confirms that The Priory will continue to trade as normal and that all existing and future bookings will be honoured.

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Priory Picnic basks in the sunshine

  • 1st July 2012
  • Author: Hilary R

Hitchin Festival has begun!...

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    Hitchin Priory
    Tilehouse Street

    SG5 2DL
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