The historic Ware Priory offers a venue steeped in atmosphere with period architecture dating back to medieval times. The Priory Hall features gothic stone arches, stained glass windows and has the remnants of a Victorian Trompe-l’oeil. You enter through the Jacobean front door at the corner of the old cloister arcade and then, after the ceremony, meet your guests as newly-weds through a beautiful wisteria archway before entering the Priory Gardens.
For more intimate ceremonies there is the Hadsley Room, with its late-medieval roof beams and crown post roof. The room boats a 14th Century refectory table, which is believed to be a survivor from the original friary. Our Conservatory offers a bright spacious interior with an intimate atmosphere at night. Large French windows open on to the gardens with access to the River Lea, where wooden bridges access the Priory Island.
If you are looking for the ideal spot for photographs then we have several to choose from: arriving at the front of the Priory with your wedding car, signing the register in front of the stained glass windows in the Priory Hall or using the 14th Century refectory table in our late-medieval Hadsley Room. There is confetti time under the wisteria archway or several idyllic spots in the gardens and by the river.
29 Oct 2021
I would like to thank the fantastic team of the Priory for hosting such a wonderful day. The staff was just wonderful. Thank you for taking care of my Son…
28 Aug 2021
The food was great, the service was amazing, your security was so friendly, the bar was so quick, Kat you were just brilliant with everything and everyone had nothing but…
20 Aug 2021
Firstly, thank you to you and your team for all your hard work on Friday. I have received some lovely comments about the venue, service and food. I’d certainly recommend…
17 Oct 2020
Our day was simply perfect, thank you so much to you all for helping it happen. Special thanks to Terry and Carl for helping our day to be wonderful. He…
Paula and Simon
5 Oct 2019
Thanks for all your hard work to make our day so special. From our first meeting at The Priory with Kat, and also Kerry, we felt so comfortable in your…
31 Aug 2019
Thank you for all your help, support and hard work at the weekend. The day went so well, coordinated beautifully by you and Macy. Guests commented on how smoothly the…
Laura and Rooster
8 Feb 2013
Neither of us can think of a way that anything could of gone better, the day truly was amazing. We know that even though it was our day nothing would…
David and Gian
1 Sep 2012
Thank you all so much for all your help. Our wedding was such a great success, it was amazing!! Lots of compliments on the food, the venue and the whole…
Paul & Emma Bryant
3 Aug 2012
Thank you for making our day so special, we have had so many compliments about how great the day was. It was better than we had ever imagined.
Amanda and James Argent
17 Sep 2011
The venue, food and service were absolutely fantastic and without exception our guests were very impressed – we have had so many compliments to be passed on to you. Thank…
Keith and Kim
8 Jul 2011
I would like to say a very big thank you to you all for looking after us all. Thank you from the kind lady who greeted us and helped handing…
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