Bishop’s Stortford College is set just outside the picturesque town of Bishop’s Stortford, not far from London. Make your way down the majestic tree-lined drive and you’ll find yourself at the doors of our historic Memorial Hall and surrounded by lawns.

Our one aim is to help you create the wedding that you want and we take so much pride in everything we do for you. We’re here to help and advise, and show you the many ways that the College can work for your wedding.

We’d love to show you around this very special place so that you can experience its charm for yourself. In the meantime, we hope the following pages help you explore what we have to offer.

The Ceremony

Your Vows Your Way

On any wedding day, the ceremony is the most important element and, at Bishop’s Stortford College our Memorial Hall is a wonderful location to take your vows.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and seating up to 400 guests in splendid comfort. You’re invited to make the Memorial Hall your own, with decorations and details that suit your wedding style.

When you visit, we’ll take all the time you need viewing the grounds, so that you’re completely in love with the place that you choose for such a special moment.

Lavish Dinners to Marquee Celebrations

If any occasion called for a brilliant and utterly enjoyable party, it’s your wedding.

Bishop’s Stortford College is all set to host your celebrations that will be remembered for years to come. On sunny days, enjoy drinks and nibbles on our delightful Middle Green, or relax on the gardens, perhaps with some croquet or garden games for additional entertainment. Outside, you’ll also have your pick of locations for photographs and whilst the fountain is a brilliant backdrop, the steps of the Memorial Hall really can’t be beaten for classic couples’ portraiture.

If you’d prefer to stay indoors, the College has so much space that you’ll have plenty of room to mingle and enjoy yourself.

Feasting with friends and family is a suitably special way to celebrate your marriage. 

The College can work with caterers to accommodate everything from large, lavish wedding breakfasts to refined and intimate dinners in style. 

For your celebratory drinks, you’re able to serve anything from signature cocktails and fine wines to local craft beers and traditional champagne. We don’t charge corkage at the College so you’re welcome to arrange for your favourite tipple to be part of your day.

During the colder months, why not serve warming drinks to your guests and let them relax in the Wood Panelled Memorial Hall? The entrance to the Hall with its stone steps can accommodate any size of group photograph. Dinners and wedding breakfasts are always a highlight of any wedding and rightly so.

Marquee & tipi wedding venue Hire

Dance the night away

There are many reasons why couples choose to include a marquee in their plans. 

A marquee can give you precisely the right amount of space that you need for your wedding. Because you’ll be working with a marquee company who’ll design something just for you, it will perfectly fit both your guests and your plans. A marquee can be the perfect option for couples looking for a blank canvas on which to really make their wedding their own.

With plenty of space on the lawns to house all sizes or marquee, we’re able to cater for receptions both big and small.