Country venues

The Sopwell House Hotel

01727 750408, Set in 12 acres of picturesque Hertfordshire parkland, Sopwell House, once the home of Lord Mountbatten, combines a Georgian country house hotel with contemporary features and warm, friendly service. All of the banqueting suites have now been stunningly refurbished including the striking St Albans Suite which sits up to 330. With a selection of the top kosher caterers, together with elegant surroundings and beautiful gardens, really make Sopwell House a truly memorable setting for your simcha.

The Grove

01923 296059 or 296037, The planners at The Grove ensure that your dream wedding, large or small, becomes reality. Their five-star service will support and inspire you. The ballroom takes 480 guests and kosher caterers are welcomed.

Runnymede Hotel

01784 220960, Standing beside the Thames, the Runnymede Hotel is one of the prettiest riverside venues, just minutes from Heathrow. The team at Runnymede organise the reception, dinner and even the mailing of your wedding invitations, to ensure that everything flows like a dream. The hotel has a number of preferred kosher caterers.


  • Country life

    By Simon Barry

    Berkshire has a new opulent kosher venue at Coworth Park, a country house hotel and spa in Ascot that is part of the Dorchester Collection.

    The hotel is now offering a 12,000 sq ft semi-permanent marquee in its extensive grounds, overlooking its polo playing fields, in 240 acres of countryside.

    The marquee has been fitted with a dedicated kosher kitchen similar to that at the Dorchester itself. Tony Page is its exclusive kosher caterer.

    The marquee can seat 300 people for lunch or dinner, or 250 for a dinner dance.

    The hotel offers special wedding packages, including a free night for the bride and groom holding their wedding held in the marquee.