outside in ST ALBANS

St Albans is an enchanting city nestled in the heart of Hertfordshire.

Here, history mingles with modern vibes, creating a delightful blend of old-world charm and contemporary energy. From the majestic St Albans Cathedral, a testament to its medieval past, to the ancient Roman remnants in Verulamium Park, this city is a treasure trove of stories and culture.

Wander through its lively streets filled with charming shops, bustling markets, and inviting eateries, each offering a unique local experience. Embraced by beautiful green spaces and a vibrant arts scene, St Albans has a welcoming community spirit and a rich heritage.

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weddings in ST ALBANS

Outdoor weddings in St Albans and its surrounding areas offer a picturesque and enchanting backdrop for couples seeking a romantic celebration amidst nature's beauty. With stunning venues nestled amid the lush green landscapes, such as sprawling gardens, historic estates, and scenic parks, couples have a whole host of options to exchange vows in a truly idyllic setting.

Imagine saying "I do" amidst the blossoming flowers within the elegant grounds of a country house, like Beaumont Hall, a Georgian, Grade II farmhouse where the charm of the outdoors seamlessly intertwines with the elegance of the historic setting! Or a farm seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but a stone’s throw from really excellent transport links.


Around St Albans, there are various accommodation options catering to different preferences and budgets.

Hotels: St Albans offers a range of hotels, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, and budget-friendly options like Holiday Inn Express, Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre, and Sopwell House Hotel.

B&Bs: There are charming B&Bs in the area providing cozy stays, such as Ardmore House Hotel, Avalon Lodge Bed and Breakfast, and White Hart Hotel.

Self-Catering Accommodations: Visitors can also find self-catering apartments and holiday homes for those seeking more independent accommodation options. AirBnB is a great place to start if your guests are looking for a short stay.

Nearby Towns: Additionally, nearby towns like Hemel Hempstead, Watford, and Hatfield offer their own selection of accommodations, providing more choices within a short distance from St Albans.

Whether you prefer the convenience of staying in the heart of St Albans or exploring nearby areas for accommodation, there are several options to suit various tastes and preferences.


These options offer convenient access to the whole country.

St Albans is served by two train stations:

St Albans City Station: This station is situated in the city centre and operates services on the Thameslink line, providing connections to London St Pancras International, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, and other destinations.

St Albans Abbey Station: Located closer to the northwest part of the city, this station operates as the terminus of the Abbey Line, running services to Watford Junction, connecting with London Overground services and other destinations.

These stations offer convenient transportation links, connecting St Albans to various parts of London and other areas in Hertfordshire.

St Albans is also situated near several major roadways, including motorways and A-roads.

Motorways:M1: The M1 motorway runs to the east of St Albans and provides a direct link to London to the south and the Midlands and North of England to the north.

A-roads:A414: This road connects St Albans to Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, and Harlow, serving as a key east-west route in Hertfordshire.A1081: Running through St Albans, this road connects Luton to the north and Hatfield to the south.A5183: This road links St Albans to Watford and Hemel Hempstead in the southwest direction.


We work on a 100 miles radius from our base near Hitchin, Hertfordshire. If you have a space, a venue or a location in mind, let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen. Also, worth checking out our venues page to see some of our favourite spots.

venues we love

Choose your perfect place near St Albans

We are exclusive partners at these venues so know they work perfectly for tipi and sail cloth events.

If you have another space, a venue, or a different location in mind, let us know and we can do what we can to make it happen.

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Beaumont Hall
A beautiful Georgian, Grade 1 Farmhouse provides the perfect backdrop for your event. The gardens of this charming tipi venue and stuning accomodation are secluded, so your event would be completely bespoke and more importantly, just for you and your guests.
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Lodge Farm
This idyllic property, features delightfully peaceful gardens, a picturesque Victorian pagoda, an elegant 7 bedroom B&B and wonders at every turn. It's stunning location offers the perfect canvas for you to create the tipi wedding of your dreams.
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Vanstone Park, Our home
Our home. We have curated everything you'll need for your perfect tipi celebration with options to customise too. As we’re based here you can come and take a look around to get the sense of a tipi space.
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Brook Farm
Part of the Theobalds Park Estate, once owned by King James I. Now a family owned farm, celebrations are held next to a beautiful lake with a walkway to an island giving the wow factor that we all secretly want on our big day. The surrounding woodland allow you and your guests to enjoy tranquil views and soak up its beauty in the great outdoors.

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Are you wondering how you could get married outdoors close to St Albans?

You might know exactly the kind of outside wedding you’d like or just where you’d like to get married or maybe neither! It might be you just know that something under cover outside is your vibe and our team of outdoor event experts are here ready to help. We’re on WhatsApp if that’s easier.

Our tipis or sail cloth marquees make the perfect backdrop for your special day, whatever the time of year. The differences between them and the benefits of one over the other are mainly aesthetic. Tipis are more enclosed which can feel more intimate and cosy. Sail cloth marquees open at the side allowing for that view of the countryside. It is England though, so transparent sides are there if the weather isn’t dry!

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Tipis are a cosy and weatherproof setting for your wedding, offering the best of indoors and outdoors. The great thing about tipis is that they can be customised for any event size - by linking tipis, we can accommodate over 600 guests, but also create much more intimate celebrations too. Just the one tipi is perfect for small weddings. The sides can be lifted to create an open sheltered space. By doubling the amount to two, it allows room for a dance-off, a rustic bar area or a cosy lounge. The vibe of a tipi can be really relaxed, enhanced by rustic furniture, fire pits and woven flooring. The natural tan of the canvas and wooden pole structures means they blend seamlessly with any setting, which makes the Hertfordshire countryside a great location to hold your ceremony or reception / after party. All kinds of wedding themes are possible because you’re not limited to what is already there in a permanent venue. The canvas really is blank!

Capacity : From 70 to 600 Guests
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stretch tents

Stretch tents provide an excellent canopy solution for intimate gatherings or ceremonies. Their distinctive design, featuring open sides, creates a versatile ambiance, perfectly suited for your special day. These tents are flexible enough to be set up as independent structures, offering a customizable space. The addition of lighting and flooring enhances the atmosphere, turning the tent into a warm and inviting environment. Their adaptability makes stretch tents a fantastic option for those in search of a versatile and interactive space that seamlessly caters to different event styles and the unique needs of a wedding celebration.

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celeste marquee

The Celeste Marquee proves to be an incredibly versatile and adaptable option for outdoor weddings, thanks to its flexible sizing choices. Spanning from a modest 1-pole structure to an expansive 5-pole arrangement, this marquee caters to a wide spectrum of event requirements. Its adaptable nature effortlessly accommodates transitions from smaller, intimate gatherings to larger celebrations hosting up to 600 guests, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a venue that easily adjusts to the size and scale of their wedding celebration. Whether it's an intimate affair or a grand-scale event you’re planning close to St Albans, the Celeste Marquee offers a solution for both flexibility and capacity, ensuring a customised and accommodating space for any wedding occasion.

Capacity : 100 to 600 Guests
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sailcloth tents

Sailcloth tents have a translucent fabric, naturally creating a romantic atmosphere for a dream wedding overlooking the Herts countryside.

Aurora Sailcloths are quite new in the UK market and we are proud to be one of the first outdoor event specialists to stock them. Would you like to be one of the firsts in this location to have your wedding under one? They are unique because they have a double pole down the middle and are 18 metres wide. With extra space you have all kinds of different layout options available to you.

The Aurora is so flexible as it comes in lots of different sizes which allows for more space and configurations. Two poles is the base version, going all the way up to six poles which means much larger celebrations and wedding receptions of up to 600 people can be catered for or small gatherings which are more cosy and intimate.

Capacity : From 200 to 600 Guests
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St Albans has a registry office known as the St Albans Register Office. The St Albans Register Office is typically the place where couples can legally marry or form civil partnerships in the area.

St Albans Cathedral is a grand and historic setting for your vows, and there are a range of other churches and religious buildings locally as well as a number of other licensed venues, including St Albans Museum + Gallery, Sopwell House, St Michael's Manor Hotel, The Noke, Putteridge Bury, The Old Albanian Club and Ardmore House Hotel.

Our nearby exclusive venue, Lodge Farm, also hosts licensed ceremonies.

Blessing and Celebrant-led Ceremonies

Many couples choose a quieter affair for their actual vows and a blessing / celebrant-led ceremony at one of our venues.

It's possible to have two celebrations either on the same day or not!