Knebworth House

Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY International: +44 (0) 1438 813 825
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One of England's most beloved stately homes

Let Great British history be your host to this historic country house

Set just 28 miles north of London in the heart of rural Hertfordshire, the first thing you notice about Knebworth House is its Gothic architecture. Step inside and from the looming drama of the 1400s you leap into opulent settings from across the eras – an Edwardian drawing room, a Victorian study, a Jacobean banqueting hall and 16th century barns. From weddings and conferences to major concerts and outdoor events, each step is a journey through time. And our skilled catering team can craft you a banquet that would be considered exquisite at any point in history.

Venue Facts

  • The 19th Generation of the Lytton Cobbold family live in Knebworth House
  • Known worldwide as Britains largest musice venue
  • Knebworth House ground floor available for exclusive hire
  • Two suites of barns built to create a stunning courtyard area
  • 250 acres of rolling parkland
  • 23 acres of formal gardens including sunken law
  • 11 marquee sites
  • Civil ceremonies license including garden gazebo

Set in 250 acres of stunning parkland, Knebworth House has been the home of the Lytton family for over 500 years. Located just 28 miles north of London and accessible from major road links, this Gothic fantasy is steeped in history and provides a unique venue for meetings, outdoor events, launches, conferences, dinners, weddings and so much more. Each generation of the Lytton family has left behind a part of its character and thus the House is an extraordinary encapsulation of 500 years of British history. A walk from room to room is a journey back in time, through an Edwardian drawing room, a Victorian study, a Jacobean banqueting hall and beyond.

In addition, the lovingly restored 16th century Tithe Barns along with the newly built oak structured Lytton and Cobbold Barns are just a short walk through the beautiful gardens. Also known in recent years worldwide as one of Britain’s largest music venues, having hosted 18 major concerts since 1974, Knebworth is available for outdoor events of any size and has 11 marquee sites.

Welcome to Knebworth!
Thank you for sharing our home - its past, its present and its future.
The Hon. Henry Lytton Cobbold
 

Location

By Road: Situated near stevenage in North Hertfordshire on the A1 Motorway, the entrance is direct off Junction 7 and easily accessible from most areas of the UK. Only 30 miles north of London, 15 miles from the M25.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is 2 miles away at Stevenage with direct trains from Kings Cross.

By Air: 30 miles from Heathrow, 25 miles from Stanstead, 75 miles from Gatwick and 15 miles from Luton.

 

News

Knebworth gives early Christmas gift to party bookers (17 Oct 2016 )
Incentives on Christmas Party bookings at Knebworth House on all confirmed bookings before the end of the month.
A garden of herbs (21 Jun 2016 )
Sowing the seeds for summer menus
Knebworth welcomes the class of 2016 (28 Oct 2015 )
Prom packages now available at Knebworth House.
Knebworth welcomes wedding belles (24 Sep 2015 )
Knebworth House hosts wedding event for brides and grooms to be.
Back to the 80s this Christmas at Knebworth (15 Sep 2015 )
80's Christmas party ideas at Knebworth House
New head chef at Knebworth House (22 Aug 2013 )
Sodexo Prestige have this month appointed Charlotte Obia as the head chef of conference and banqueting at Knebworth House, Park and Gardens in Hertfordshire
 

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Capacity

 Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Dinner Dinner
Dance
Reception
 KNEBWORTH HOUSE
Jacobean Banqueting Hall 100 20 30 30 60 - 200*
Edwardian Dining Parlour - - - - - - 200*
Victorian Library 40 - 15 - - - 200*
 16TH CENTURY TITHE BARNS
Manor Barn 180 80 60 100 180 180** 200
Lodge Barn 150 30 20 60 120 180** 200
Garden Terrace Barn - 30 20 30 60 - 80
Marquee Site - - - - 6000 8000 10000
 LYTTON AND COBBOLD BARNS
Lytton Barn 80 30 30 36 80 - 100
Cobbold Barn 150 80 40 90 200 150 200

*In three rooms
** In two rooms

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