- Capacity: Ballroom: 380
- Spaces: Auberge Du Lac, Melbourne Lodge, The Ballroom, The Bedrooms, The Billiard Room, The Dinning Rooms, The Library, The Morning Room, Two Championship Golf Courses
- Facilities: Audio, Conferencing, State of The Art, Visual
- Events: Anniversaries, Barbecues, Dinner Parties, House Parties, Outdoor Dining, Parties, Themed Weekends, Weddings
- Decor: Antique Furnishings, Fine Architecture, Oil Paintings
- Availability: Available All Year
- Recognition: A Member Of Prestigious Venues
Brocket Hall lies within the magnificent parkland of the 543 acre Brocket Hall Estate. Built in 1760 it has been the home to two British Prime Ministers and a favourite country retreat of royalty. Situated in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, just 22 miles from the centre of London, Brocket Hall offers some of the finest conference and private entertainment facilities in the United Kingdom.
Brocket Hall is one of England’s finest stately homes with a long and intriguing history. Its fine architecture, oil paintings and antique furnishings make Brocket Hall the ultimate destination for both corporate and private events, all of which can be combined with golf on two of the South of England's finest Championship golf courses and Palmerston Golf Academy.
Situated in 543 acres of mature parkland, affording stunning views over the Broadwater Lake, Brocket Hall is only 45 minutes from central London and close to all international airports. Being available on an exclusive use basis only, providing excellent meeting, incentive and entertainment facilities to include weddings, their guests are able to meet and relax in a completely discreet environment, where traditional Butlers look after every need.
No other can claim to have been the home to two British prime ministers, played host to George IV and witnessed the infamous Lady Caroline Lamb introduce the Waltz to England in their Ballroom. Brocket Hall prides itself on standards of excellence. No less than you would expect from somewhere that has entertained kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers for over 300 years.
The Brocket Hall which is known today, was built by renowned architect James Paine for the owner, Sir Mathew Lamb in 1760. However, the Hall stands on the site of two predecessors, the original of which was built in 1239.
Sir Matthew's son became the first Lord Melbourne, largely through the efforts of his wife who was a mistress of the Prince Regent, later George IV, who was a frequent visitor to Brocket Hall. The Prince gave his mistress a gift of a Reynolds painting which hangs in the ballroom and created the Chinese suite of rooms - known as the Prince Regent Suite - which are still used by residential guests today.
The second Lord Melbourne proved to be more of an individual, going on to become Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, with whom he struck up a close friendship. Victoria herself was another monarch who often stayed at the Hall. On the death of Melbourne in 1848, the Hall passed to his sister who was to marry Lord Palmerston. Palmerston went on to become Prime Minister and was to die in somewhat bizarre circumstances at Brocket Hall, allegedly involved with a chambermaid at the time. More recently Baroness Thatcher spent time at the Hall where she wrote her memoirs.
It is fitting that Brocket Hall today should once again be used for this original purpose, and a pleasure to offer such a remarkable venue to its visitors.