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For the ultimate golfing holiday, look no further than us

You will doubtless have a lot of options when it comes to amazing golf holidays in Hertfordshire, so why should Manor of Groves be your own choice of venue?

Of course, our hotel's stunning green surroundings do provide quite the backdrop for teeing off... but there's also much more to our appeal to travelling golfers than simply that.

A world-class golfing green

Our 18-hole, par 71 course consists of 6,237 yards of immaculate greens and fairways, all set within lush parkland.

We welcome golfers of all abilities to our course, so you shouldn't feel put off if you are only just starting out with this sport - after all, you will probably be in good company as far as that is concerned!

Our resident PGA Professional and his team can offer advice and tuition on all aspects of golf, regardless of your skill level. Group lessons and clinics are also available, and will enable you to get even more out of your golfing holiday.

Left something at home?

Even avid players of the game sometimes forget to bring important equipment with them on their golfing break. Thankfully, our Professional Shop is here to help you if you do the same.

We stock a wide array of golf equipment, with clothing, trolley and buggy hire all possible - even gift vouchers are available. Oh, and high specification clubs can also be hired if need be.

Is a membership right for you?

If you plan to make frequent use of our golf course or do so already, you will most likely especially benefit from one of our memberships.

As a member here at Manor of Groves, you can gain access to exclusive rates and discounts, free lessons with our PGA Professional, social membership to both our gold and health clubs and membership to our Privilege Club, which offers discounts across the entire Manor of Groves site and at our sister hotel.

What about accommodation?

We do hope you will take advantage of one of our 80 stunning hotel rooms during your golf break with us.

Each room comes equipped with all of the features and facilities that you could conceivably including a multiple channelled LCD television, telephone, free Wi-Fi and much, much more.

If you have any non-golfers in your party, they can enjoy complimentary use of our Health Club – as well as our restaurant and bar.

For more information about our golfing breaks or Manor of Groves in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We work hard to make your golfing break not only unforgettable to experience, but also incredibly quick and convenient to book, so there really is no reason to dither if you would like to tee off on a stellar backdrop this summer. 

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Host a corporate meeting to remember at Manor of Groves 

Regardless of your work background or position in your company, you will want your meetings to be memorable – there’s no point in going through all of that planning, organisation and the meeting itself, only for everyone who attends to forget what it is you’ve all been discussing.

Does the above problem sound familiar? The meeting facilities here at Manor of Groves could be the answer you’re looking for.

As well as being one of the leading wedding venues in Hertfordshire, among other things, Manor of Groves is fully equipped to play host to meetings, conferences and other similar events.

A choice of rooms

The environment in which you host an event can make or break it - so it goes without saying that here at Manor of Groves, we have invested considerable time and money into our meeting facilities to ensure they cater for your every need

If you want your next meeting to be that extra bit more memorable, try hosting it in one of the many suites that Manor of Groves has to offer – each able to host a different number of delegates and each full of character.

We have three suites in our Manor House – the Colonnade, the Drawing Room and the Library, which are suitable for 120 delegates each.

However, if your meeting or event is to be of a larger scale, the Manor Suite (which is made up of the Masters, Solheim and Ryder suites) is suitable for up to 500 delegates. This contemporary venue is situated in the Exchange Building, which is also home to our boardroom, with its space for up to 16 delegates.

Fully equipped

Whatever room or suite you choose for your meeting here at Manor of Groves, it’ll come with both cabled and wireless internet access – on us, of course.

We also have an array of audio/visual equipment available to use, so if you have any queries about what we can and can’t provide, please enquire to us.

We also offer complimentary parking, including space for coaches.

Whatever meeting or event it is you are hosting or attending, here at Manor of Groves, we are seasoned at not only fully understanding our clients' wide range of needs, but also tailoring our services to meet them. Contact Manor of Groves today for more information.

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How to make the most of your golfing break with Manor of Groves

You may already be well aware that Manor of Groves is the leading choice of venue for golfing holidays in Hertfordshire – you may have even perhaps booked one with us already.

No matter how determined you are to get onto our green, there are a few tips and tricks you should be aware of regarding how to make the most of your golfing break with Manor of Groves.

Come prepared... but don’t worry if you don’t

Regardless of your experience and skill level, you’ll likely already have some awareness of what you’ll require to enjoy a fuss-free golfing holiday – be it clothing equipment, or anything else you may need.

No one is perfect, though. Even the most seasoned of golfers will occasionally forget a much-loved club, or even an appropriate shirt.

Thankfully, our Professional Shop here at Manor of Groves can provide you with everything you’ll ever require to have a successful game on our course.

We stock a wide range of stylish and affordable clothing that fits our dress code, as well as golf equipment, trolleys, buggies and even gift vouchers.

Don’t be afraid to learn something new...

Manor of Groves welcomes players of all skill levels onto our golf course, so don’t feel intimidated about joining in if you aren’t as experienced as another player in your party. Golf is a friendly and accessible game, hence why we expect a high standard of etiquette from anyone playing on our course.

Our resident PGD Professional and his team will happily offer assistance and advice on all aspects of your game, and can even offer one-to-one tuition or group lessons, so don’t be afraid to ask for help regardless of how skilled you are at golfing; it never hurts to learn something new, after all.

Make the most of a membership...

If you massively enjoy your time playing golf with Manor of Groves, which we are sure you will, you may wish to visit us again, whether occasionally or frequently.

If this is the case, you may benefit from one of our memberships. As well as receiving discounted rates, you’ll come across many other benefits including;

  • A free lesson with our PGA Professional
  • Social membership to both our Golf club and Health club
  • Membership of our Privilege Club, which offers discounts across the hotel and at our sister hotel

... and much, much more.

Still raring to go with your next golfing holiday? Don’t hesitate to contact Manor of Groves for more information about how we can make your next Herfordshire golfing break the best one you have ever had. 

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What is there to do near Manor of Groves?

If you are a more regular reader of this blog or even a frequent visitor to Hertfordshire, you may have already heard about the amazing time you’ll have as a guest at Manor of Groves.

We reckon you’ll have a great time with us, whether you make use of the health club or golf green, take advantage of one of the best wedding venues in Hertfordshire or just enjoy a relaxing few days away.

But if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, we’ve compiled a list of the top attractions and things to do in the local area during your stay with us.

For the wild at heart...

Animal lovers won’t be stuck for something to do when they stay at Manor of Groves.

A 2.5 mile journey will take you to Pets' Corner. The much-loved attraction is free to enter, and highly entertaining for children and adults alike. There’s a wide range of animals to view, from cuddly farm animals to creepy-crawlies.

If you’re up for something a bit wilder, the Paradise Wildlife Park is approximately 10 miles away from the hotel. There’s the chance to watch an array of animals here, from big cats and birds of paradise to primates. You even have the opportunity to shadow a zookeeper for the day or feed a big cat.

If its pubs you’re after, you won’t be at a loss...

Our hotel restaurant and bar are world-class, but we totally understand if you want a change of scenery. The Rising Sun and The White Lion are both less than a mile away from Manor of Groves – both pubs are cosy, have friendly staff that are always willing to help, and serve a range of food and drink that’s bound to please all tastes.

Still haven’t seen anything you fancy?

Don’t fret. These are just a few of the things to do near the hotel. There’s also a wide array of nature reserves, a cinema and even a paintball field for you to enjoy.

For the chance to visit some of these attractions or travel further afield from your hotel, simply contact our team about booking a stay at Manor of Groves hotel today – you won’t be disappointed.

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Last-minute packing tips from Manor of Groves

Whatever reason it is that you wish to stay with us, whether you have heard that we are one of the best wedding venues in Hertfordshire or you simply wish to take advantage of our spa, making sure that you are properly packed and prepared is a must.

We would hope that if your stay with us is looming closer and closer, you would have the majority of your packing already done. If not, we have compiled a list of tips and advice to make packing seem like a breeze.

Love your lists

Lists are one of the easiest ways to stay organised in all aspects of life - even more so with packing. Before you pack, make three lists; ‘Things to do before I leave’, ’things I need to buy before I go’, and ‘things I need to remember to pack’. This will make the seemingly endless list of tasks much, much easier.

It’s also a good idea to start creating these lists a few weeks before you plan to start packing, so that you can add anything you forgot initially. Don’t forget to keep referring back to your lists throughout the packing process and to tick things off as you go.

Be ruthless

It can be tempting to over-pack, even if you are only having a weekend stay. It could be clothes, toiletries or electronics - we are all guilty of it from time to time.

When it comes to clothes, think practical. It can be tempting to take half your wardrobe, but think sensibly, and think about what activities you are likely to take part in during your stay, then pack accordingly. For example, if you are planning on spending the majority of your time with us in our state of the art health club or gym, there’s no need to pack five pairs of high heels.

Another timeless tip is to roll up your clothes instead of folding them – you’ll fit so much more into your case or bag. Opt for travel-sized versions of toiletries, and think about just how many gadgets and gizmos you will have to bring with you - it probably won’t be many, with our golf course and health club at your disposal.

Still, you may not need everything you pack...

As prepared as we imagine you are, you may not actually need to pack everything you plan to. The rooms at Manor of Groves all come equipped with a hair dryer, ironing station and many other features and facilities that may just reduce the amount you need to bring with you.

For more information on what Manor of Groves can offer you during your stay, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

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How Manor of Groves can make your stay that extra bit special

Every member of our team believes in doing the absolute utmost to make you feel more than welcome at Manor of Groves; be it that you’re here for a weekend getaway, or for your wedding day.

It’s the little things that count

Regardless of your reason for staying with us, we can provide a range of extras to make your time with us just that extra little bit special. Be it champagne, chocolates, or flowers, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself!

Dozens of discounts

Manor of Groves is one of the leading wedding venues in Hertfordshire. We think that everyone should be able to benefit from this, so we’ve devised a range of discounts and special rates to ensure that hosting your big day with us won’ t break the bank.

We offer complimentary parking, which includes space for a coach, as well as special bedroom rates for all of your guests.

Staying with us also ensures that you receive discounted golf green fees, as well as complimentary broadband, use of the health club, and parking.

Hosting a meeting or conference with us? We offer day delegate packages, complimentary parking (again, for coaches too), complimentary broadband, as well as providing you with audio/video equipment.

If you’re staying with us for business reasons, we can also offer VIP packages; don’t be afraid to enquire!

Everyone has the right to a luxurious stay

Material things aside, Manor of Groves aims to cater to guests of all needs and abilities. Be it that you or a loved one is less able, or has dietary requirements; our team will do everything in their power to meet these needs.

We have several rooms on offer for the less able, and every single one of the beds in our hotel are kitted out with hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets.

Our kitchen team are all highly experienced, and can serve amazing food that caters to a wide range of tastes and requirements. Please ensure that you notify us before and during your stay of any requirements or intolerances, no matter how minor they may be.

For more information on how the team at Manor of Groves can make your stay one to remember, get in touch with us today.

                                                                                  

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There’s something for everyone at Manor of Groves health club and spa

You’ll be happy to know that nearly everyone can benefit from one of the leading health spas in Hertfordshire here at Manor of Groves. Please remember that our spa is open to the public, but you must be a member or a hotel resident to use our health club.

A world full of fitness

Be it a quick workout or a weekend getaway you’re after, there’ll be something for you in our state-of-the-art health club.

Our three tier, fully air-conditioned gym is chock full of the latest in fitness technology. If swimming is your thing, we have a 20-metre indoor swimming pool for you to take advantage of, as well as a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for when you are done.

We also have a team of friendly, experienced personal trainers and teachers who host a wide range of lessons including aerobics, Zumba and swimming lessons for the little ones.

Looking for something a bit more relaxing?

If you are dying to wind down after a busy day or week, our spa will be perfect for you.

We implement an array of Dermalogica products and treatments into our list of treatments. Dermalogica is the brainchild of the International Dermal Institute itself, so you’re bound to benefit from the finest quality products with results to match.

As well as a whole host of innovative facials designed to tackle specific skin concerns, there’s massages and other body treatments, manicures/pedicures and a choice of packages available from us for both men and women.

Why choose Manor of Groves for your next spa break?

You could just nip along to a standard spa or you could indulge yourself in a stunning hotel spa situated within 150 acres of lush Hertfordshire countryside.

Every single one of our 80 bedrooms will cater to your hospitality needs, with our hotel also being suitable for families and children.

Manor of Groves is also the ideal setting for your next big event, be it a wedding, birthday or meeting/conference.

For more information about what it's like to stay at Manor of Groves and to take full advantage of our extensive range of services, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

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Trust Manor of Groves for a distinctive golfing break  

Manor of Groves should be your first port of call when you are looking at golfing holidays in Hertfordshire. Although many people book with us on the strength of our state-of-the-art, par 71, 6,237 yard course, we have so much more to offer when it comes to golf breaks.

A world-class golfing experience regardless of skill level

If you are more on the inexperienced side, don’t be deterred from using our facilities. Our PGA Professional and his trusty team are always available to offer you guidance on all aspects of the game. Tuition is available regardless of your golfing experience, and can be arranged on a group or one-to-one basis.

Left something behind?

Our Professional shop stocks a range of the latest equipment and golfing attire. From there, you can also hire buggies, trolleys and high-specification clubs.

If you fancy some downtime, or want an exquisite way to wind down or start your day, our clubhouse The Viewing Gallery offers a spacious lounge and bar, as well as gorgeous views over the 1st tee and 18th green.

But we're more than just a golfing resort

Not a fan of golfing? Don’t fret - there’s much more to do during your stay with us. If you or a fellow guest don’t fancy taking to our stunning golfing green, our health club and spa are also available for use. Just a few of the facilities on offer include a 3-tier gym, a 20-metre indoor swimming pool and a wide array of spa treatments, including Dermalogica skin care treatments.

If you’ve had a bit of a hectic weekend, why not relax in one of our 80 stunning and spacious bedrooms? Every room comes with a LCD television, complementary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

As well as weekend breaks or short stays, we can even cater to weddings, meetings and other special events. With its comfortable and luxurious bedrooms, well-equipped meeting rooms and suites, strong nearby transport links and free on-site parking for 200 cars, we couldn't think of a better Hertfordshire hotel to make the focal point of your event than ours.

If you wish to enquire about a golfing holiday with us or have any other query about staying at Manor of Groves, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and professional team today.

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Dining with a difference - just one of the things on offer at Manor of Groves

We may be famed as one of the best wedding venues in Hertfordshire, as well as one of the best health clubs, but did you know about our world-class dining, too?

Regardless of whether you are only staying with us for a short time or you are hosting a special occasion with us, we believe that every single one of our guests deserves to be treated to the best dining experience possible.

A world of choice

Our La Brasserie restaurant offers a wide range of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our executive chef and his trusty team use only the freshest ingredients, including local produce and produce that has been personally grown and tended by themselves.

The menu is complemented by a choice of the finest wines, while the Atrium Bar opposite the restaurant serves a host of beverages, cocktails and liqueurs.

Planning or attending an event?

Be it a wedding, a baby shower or a birthday, one of our banqueting suites can provide the perfect backdrop for the best in private dining. You will still be treated to the same exquisite cuisine from our chef and his team, but you will have much more control over the food that is served.

Our fine dining is for everyone

We aim to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Regardless of how long or why you are staying with us, you should contact us in advance if any member of your party has allergies or other requirements, however minor. 

Our team will try their hardest to cater to your needs, but please be aware that like any other restaurant, some unavoidable cross-contamination can occur. Nonetheless, regardless of your tastes, no matter how simple or refined, there will be something for you here at Manor of Groves.

We are based within 150 acres of lush Hertfordshire countryside, yet we are also easy to reach from all major transport links. Be it for an overnight stay, a weekend golfing or spa break or the wedding of your dreams, please contact our team today for more information on staying with Manor of Groves. 

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Your perfect wedding backdrop? It could be our hotel 

Are you planning a wedding in Hertfordshire? It’s vital that you don’t underestimate the importance of getting the venue right when you are looking for somewhere to say your vows. Opt for a poor quality venue where the hospitality isn’t up to scratch or the setting just doesn't provide that all-important magic, and you may regret your choice forever.

Manor of Groves can provide you with everything that you need on your wedding day - and then a bit more. The venue is located within acres of picturesque parkland, while the building itself offers a fantastic fusion of the old and new that keeps guests coming from across the United Kingdom and overseas. Your own guests certainly won't want to leave in a hurry!

We can provide you with the use of charming gazebos that allow you to commit to your partner 'al fresco' if you wish. All of our banqueting suites are fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, and you can count on our wedding co-ordinators to do everything in their power to ensure your big day is a success. We will do our best to ensure that each one of your wishes and requests is granted (within reason!), so why not get in touch with us today if you are looking for a stunning wedding venue and wish to learn more?

We can assist you whether you are interested in holding a small and intimate event or something more lavish. Do you wish to bring in your own caterers? Then our contemporary Manor Suite could be the ideal match. However, we can also help if you would rather ask us to provide mouth-watering, top-class cuisine. We can even offer special room rates to your guests.

Here at Manor of Groves, we have provided the ideal backdrop for couples from all walks of life. We always work tirelessly to beat our clients’ expectations and give them a magical experience that they will never forget.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay fully up-to-date with what’s happening at Manor of Groves. The venue can easily be reached from various motorways and airports, and free parking for up to 200 cars is available. Talk to us today if you think Manor of Groves could be the ideal location for your nuptials and the associated celebrations.  

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For a holiday with a difference, why not try a golfing break?

Manor of Groves is one of the leading providers of golfing holidays in Hertfordshire. With a golf course and a hotel as stunning as ours, how could we not be?

More about the course

Our golf course, with a par 71, 6,237 yard layout, is of professional quality, splitting into two through 150 acres of lush parkland. The front nine weaves in and around our majestic manor gardens, while the back nine has wide, sweeping fairways that stretch out over the picturesque parkland.

Besides the course, there’s a whole host of extras on offer.

If you are unsure of where to start, we can supply you with example competition formats and tailor our golfing facilities and services to your needs. We also have a PGA professional and his trusty team on hand to offer you advice. Should you feel the need for it, tuition can even be arranged on a group or one-to-one basis.

It doesn't even matter if you forget to pack something or need to make a last-minute purchase, as our Pro Shop is well-stocked with all of the stylish golfing clothes, gift vouchers and other golf-related items that you could conceivably require. Expert custom fitting for clubs is also available, and buggies, trolley  and high specification clubs can be hired.

There is also our clubhouse to savour, “The Viewing Gallery”. As well as giving you amazing views over the 1st tee and 18th green, our homely lounge and bar can provide you with much-needed refreshments.

Golfing memberships are available for those who plan on making repeat visits to our fantastically challenging and stimulating course.

What about the hotel?

The typical golfing break here at Manor of Groves consists of a stay in one of our luxurious twin or double bedrooms, a hearty breakfast to set you right for the day, a three course dinner served in our La Brasserie restaurant and, of course, a round of golf with all of the extras.

If members of your party aren’t feeling up to golf, our Health Club is also available to use, at no extra charge!

With a stunning range of rooms, dining and leisure activities, Manor of Groves is truly one of the most appealing hotels in Hertfordshire. Rooms are available right now for regular stays, weddings and golfing breaks, so don't hesitate to contact our friendly and professional team for more information. 

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Why you should sign up for a health club membership with Manor of Groves

Manor of Groves plays host to one of the leading health and fitness clubs and spas in Hertfordshire. Our health club and spa may be available to non-hotel residents or those who are only staying for a few days, but if you are planning on making regular trips to use our facilities, a membership will benefit you greatly.

Our memberships are rather flexible, despite the name! A range of packages is available, including 'Over 60s' and 'full peak' memberships. For companies, corporate membership can also be arranged. No matter which package you choose, there is no yearly contract; you only have to give three months notice if and when you decide to leave.

There are various other benefits to our health club membership packages here at Manor of Groves. First of all, you get unlimited access to our 20m swimming pool, which also offers various Aqua exercise classes, swimming lessons for children and adults and a cordoned off 'Fast Lane' for more confident swimmers.

You will also gain access to our 3-floor Techno Gym suite, a full induction into it and six weekly reviews with our qualified gym instructors. Also on our team of qualified professionals are our personal trainers, who can offer you training sessions for an additional cost.

More than 35 inclusive classes take place each week, including Aerobics, Boxercise, Fit Ball and Pilates. You’ll gain access to these, as well as access to our Spa, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi, all when you invest in a membership with us.

Also included in the membership are two free guest passes per month (worth £20), a social membership to both the health and golf club, a membership with our Privilege club, and a range of discounts across the site and at our sister hotel, including 10% off Dermalogica treatments.

Feel free to contact us for more information on what our health club memberships can offer you.

The hotel is situated within 150 acres of lush Hertfordshire countryside, but it is still easy to reach from major motorways and airports. With a wide range of rooms, a stunning golf course and our health club and spa, Manor of Groves is ideal for a golf break, weddings or a getaway, for whatever period of time you wish.

Just contact our friendly and helpful team for more info on the complete range of health club memberships available at Manor of Groves, befitting what is truly one of the leading health amenities and spas in Hertfordshire. 

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A Manor of Groves wedding really is a memorable one 

Everybody wants their big day to be memorable, and a wedding at Manor of Groves really is as memorable as it gets! We truly believe that this is one of the most stunning wedding venues in Hertfordshire.

Manor of Groves is situated in the gorgeous Hertfordshire countryside, but is still close to major transport links. We offer parking for approximately 200 cars (and space for coaches), while Stanstead Airport is about 10 minutes' drive away. The hotel is also surrounded by 150 acres' worth of stunning parkland.

We understand that your choice of venue can greatly affect your big day, for both the ceremony and the reception. Here at Manor of Groves, we give you a lot of options for both.

The ceremony itself can be performed in various venues: one of our two outdoor Gazebos or in one of our banqueting rooms, with all being fully licensed.

For the reception, our Manor Suite is a good option for those with a large number of guests. With its stunning glass conservatory overlooking the Oriental Garden, this venue can hold up to 400 guests. If you are bringing a smaller party with you, our beautiful Georgian Colonnade room can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Catering can be provided, with many dining tastes (kosher, Asian, Greek and Italian to name a few) firmly in mind. If you would rather find your own catering, we also offer venue-only hire.

If you or your guests need to stay for the night, we offer special rates on all of our rooms! We also offer luxury add-ons such as champagne and chocolates, for the perfect finishing touch to your big day.

We also have a dedicated team of wedding co-ordinators who can assist you with your planning to ensure that your big day is absolutely perfect.

Our hotel also offers a range of leisure activities to entertain you if you decide to stay with us for a few days more.  Our health club, for instance, offers a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, steam room, spa, and much, much more, while for the sportier types, we can offer a state of the art golf course.

To begin planning your dream wedding, contact the team at Manor of Groves today.

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Secure the perfect backdrop for your Hertfordshire wedding

If you've been researching wedding venues in Hertfordshire but are yet to find anything suitable, help is at hand. Manor of Groves is one of the region's most elegant and picturesque wedding venues, and we've provided the backdrop to all sorts of wedding ceremonies over the years.

What sets us apart from the rest isn't just our exceptional facilities, it's the way that our team goes the extra mile to deliver the magical day that you require. Our wedding co-ordinators have years of experience to draw upon and are never happy until you and your guests have enjoyed a five-star wedding day and night to remember.

We offer various quality facilities to couples wishing to say their vows in style. These include two fantastic gazebos, ideal for anyone wishing to enjoy their nuptials al fresco. We can also offer beautiful banqueting suites, as well as mouth-watering catering. Manor of Groves is a favourite among local wedding photographers.

Our Manor Suite is ideal for anyone wishing to bring in their own caterers, although we can provide you and your guests with a wondrous culinary experience if you do wish to leave the food to us. We have robust relationships with a number of the region's most reputable food suppliers.

Here at Manor of Groves, we have the flexibility to cater for the widest range of needs. Manor of Groves is fully equipped to host your wedding and reception, so whether you wish to dine and celebrate your new status here, having already tied the knot elsewhere, or would like to say your vows here too, we can help. Your guests are almost guaranteed to be enthralled by our special rates – we can save them the hassle of booking somewhere else to stay, which would probably leave them more out of pocket as well. 

Parking for up to 200 cars is available. Manor of Groves is situated just ten minutes from Stansted Airport, and we are close to various motorways. All bedrooms have internet access and satellite TV alongside various other fantastic facilities. Why not place your booking today to avoid disappointment and secure your place in the busy Manor of Groves calendar?

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The ideal Hertfordshire wedding venue

Are you planning a wedding in Hertfordshire? Are you interested in saying your vows in an idyllic setting, at a venue run by caring, reliable and highly experienced team members? Then why not take a look at Manor of Groves? Here at Manor of Groves, we have years of experience behind us when it comes to overseeing fabulous, magical weddings. We always listen closely to what our clients have to say in order to provide them with the perfect wedding experience and consistently go the extra mile to beat our clients' expectations.

Manor of Groves is synonymous with picture-perfect architecture, glorious grounds and fantastic facilities. Why not talk to us about using our gazebos today if you are keen to enjoy your nuptials in an outdoor setting? The building also plays host to elegant banqueting suites, fully-licensed for civil ceremonies. We can cater for you whether you are planning a lavish celebration or something more laidback and low-key.

You can even use our contemporary Manor Suite if you would prefer to sort your own catering. Whatever your preferences are, you can count on us to deliver the quality service that you require. Located within 150 acres of stunning countryside, Manor of Groves is one of the region's most talked about and popular wedding venues. It is wise to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you are eager to learn more, as our diary does fill up quickly thanks to our excellent reputation.

You're welcome to contact us whenever you like if you have any questions about marrying at Manor of Groves. You can choose from a series of special packages, and what's more is that your guests will be able to take advantage of extremely generous room rates, all of our rooms coming complete with internet access alongside satellite television.

Manor of Groves can be reached from a number of airports and motorways with ease, and we can accommodate up to 200 cars. You can even put your wedding nerves to one side on the morning of your big day by partaking in a round of golf at our acclaimed 18-hole course! So don't wait any longer to get in touch with us about organising a wedding day that will last long in your memory, for all of the right reasons.  

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Helping you to create the perfect big day

Are you planning a wedding in Hertfordshire? It's vital that you get the venue right if your nuptials are coming up, so that you can avoid making a decision that you will always regret. If you are interested in venues located in the middle of epic rural scenery, complete with stunning architecture and exceptional customer service, the Manor of Groves will be an ideal match to your requirements.

We have the experience and expertise needed to deliver the ultimate wedding experience, and you can count on our team to go the extra mile to make your big day a success. Here at Manor of Groves, we can bring you the services of passionate, knowledgeable and reliable wedding co-ordinators who, having managed so many other couples' big days, are well-versed in making a wedding day one to remember for all of the right reasons.

Facilities on offer include two popular, fully-licensed gazebos that are perfect if you would like to say your vows in the open air – and even more perfect if you are specifically planning a summer wedding! We can also give you access to exquisite banqueting suites. We always listen closely to what our valued clients have to say in order to deliver the perfect service and help them create to a magical day for themselves and their guests.

Our grounds are a photographer's dream, and there are also various options available when it comes to catering. We have robust relationships with some of the region's most reputable food suppliers, but just to show that we also value your wish for flexibility, you can bring your own caterers in if you opt for our stylish and contemporary Manor Suite.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity if you have any questions about holding your ceremony and/or reception at Manor of Groves. We offer a vast range of packages designed to suit a wealth of needs and what's more is that we can also offer very special rates for your guests, providing them with the convenience of staying on-site at a great price.

We can also provide parking for up to 200 cars. The venue is located just ten minutes away from Stansted Airport and we can easily be reached from various motorways. Each bedroom comes complete with a host of quality facilities, such as Internet access and satellite TV. It's best not to leave it too late to book your wedding venue, so why not secure your spot in our diary today?  

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Play golf in a picturesque setting

Manor of Groves is the ideal backdrop for golfing holidays in Hertfordshire. Don't believe us? Well, just ask the golf lovers who travel from across the UK and beyond to take advantage of the exceptional facilities that we have to offer at our country house hotel. Alternatively, you could simply phone us to ask about all of the aspects of our establishment that could make your stay extremely memorable.

Our golf course is home to pristine fairways and greens and is equipped to provide you with exhilarating, varied and richly satisfying play - the par 71, 6,237 yard layout being ideal for both serious and casual golfers. Two nine hole loops are available, with the front nine stretching around our picture-perfect manor gardens, while the back nine feature glorious fairways sweeping out over gorgeous parkland. Why wait any longer to get in touch if you are ready to book your next golfing break?

Just ask our knowledgeable and friendly staff you require assistance in making the most of our facilities. An in-house PGA Professional can talk you through the course and give you valuable tuition on either a one-to-one or group basis, and you can even obtain golfing equipment, trolleys, clubs and buggies for hire from our Pro Shop. Why not relax with a well-deserved drink in our Viewing Gallery clubhouse after your session? The clubhouse offers fabulous views of the countryside around it and incorporates a modern, comfortable and spacious lounge.

You can reach us with ease from all the local airports and motorways. We are located in some of the most fantastic countryside in the region, just ten minutes away from Stansted Airport. Once you and your guests arrive, you will find some 200 car parking spaces.

Whether you are coming to us for a spot of golf, a wedding, business event, party or anything else, you can count on us to deliver an exceptional experience. Our staff know the local area inside out and can direct you to some of the most interesting attractions in the region.

There are 80 well-equipped bedrooms to choose from here at Manor of Groves, including Executive and Four Poster rooms with elegant marble bathrooms. Each room has broadband internet, satellite TV and ironing facilities. You can even use our first-class Leisure Club free of charge during your stay. Why not talk to us today about staying at our hotel and teeing off on our highly rated 18 hole Championship Golf Course? 

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Make Manor of Groves your beautiful wedding venue

If your nuptials are coming up but you're yet to decide on a venue, why not see what Manor of Groves has to offer? Here at Manor of Groves, we've provided the perfect backdrop to all kinds of weddings, so if you need to book a picture-perfect wedding venue that fuses the classic and contemporary together to wondrous effect, take a look at our beautifully restored Georgian manor house and grounds.

Choose Manor of Groves, and it isn't just a stunning backdrop that you'll benefit from - you'll also receive exceptional service from dedicated wedding coordinators and first-class facilities that will ensure all concerned are able to enjoy a day to remember. It's no wonder that we're the first choice for weddings in Herfordshire.

We have two fantastic outdoor gazebos that are fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, thereby giving you the option to say your vows al fresco. Each one of our prestigious banqueting suites is also licenced for civil ceremonies. You can count on us to help make your day truly unforgettable.

We will ensure that all of your requests are carried out, whether you are interested in holding a large celebration or something more modest and low-key. If you do decide to head down the self-catering route, you can hire our modern Manor Suite – although we can also provide you with mouth-watering cuisine if you would prefer us to look after the food.

You can get in touch with us at any point if you have any queries about holding your wedding at Manor of Groves. A number of special packages are available, so talk to a member of our team today if you have any specific requests in mind. Your guests will surely be more than satisfied with the special bedroom rates that we can offer them.

Our hotel is situated within 150 glorious acres of countryside and can be easily reached from various motorways and airports. Parking for 200 cars is on offer, and we're only 10 minutes away from Stansted Airport. Talk to us today to find out more about our Manor Suite, gazebos and Colonnade Room.

All of our bedrooms come complete with an array of facilities, including satellite TV and internet access. You and your guests can even enjoy a round of golf before proceedings begin at our 18-hole course - so why not drop us a line today to learn more? 

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Enjoy golf in exquisite settings

Whether you're a passionate or casual golfer, you'll find all the facilities you require at Manor of Groves. We can offer pristine greens and fairways, having ploughed a significant amount of investment into the par 71, 6,237 yard layout that attracts guests from far afield. There are two nine hole loops on offer, with the front nine weaving around our picturesque manor gardens and the back nine offering epic fairways that stretch out over idyllic parkland. We can offer you everything that you require if you have been scouring online for golf holidays in Hertfordshire.

Our Viewing Gallery clubhouse offers cinematic views and consists of a spacious, comfortable lounge, bar and Pro Shop, the latter stocking high-quality golfing equipment and trolleys, buggies and high-spec clubs for hire. We have a PGA Professional on hand who can offer you in-depth advice on making the most of the facilities and provide you with expert tuition, whether you need it on a one-to-one or group basis.

Manor of Groves is located within some of the most picture-perfect countryside that the Hertfordshire region has to offer. We can be easily reached from the local motorways and airports, and you won't struggle to find anywhere to park, thanks to the 200 spaces that we offer. You can reach us in just ten minutes from Stansted Airport.

The hotel has the ideal set of facilities for a wide range of events, including weddings, business meetings and parties. Our staff are always on hand to assist and advise, so whether you are visiting the area, looking for venues to host your celebrations or simply wish to escape the stresses of modern life for a day or two, you can count on us to deliver the quality of experience that you require.

Our venue plays incorporates 80 bedrooms, which all come complete with the exceptional facilities that you would expect from a high-end hotel. We can offer Executive and Four Poster bedrooms that come complete with marble bathrooms, while all bedrooms feature ironing facilities, broadband Internet and satellite TV. Guests are welcome to use our state-of-the-art leisure club for free during their stay for no extra charge. Our 18 hole championship golf course is another one of several facilities that keep guests coming to us time and time again.

So, why wait any longer to get in touch with our team here at Manor of Groves? 

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Dermalogica products are available at Manor of Groves 

Not many health spas in Hertfordshire have been accredited as a Dermalogica skin care centre, but Manor of Groves is one of them. Dermalogica is a world-renowned skin care company, and products are only available at specifically appointed skin care and skin treatment centres like the one at Manor of Groves. Here’s why we’re thrilled to be able to make their products available for our guests.

The highest standards

Dermalogica was founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, a British skin care therapist. While she was being trained, Jane found that there was an unmet need in the skin care market – people needed a line that was free from irritants, with everything used selected and recommended by professional skin care therapists.

Today, Dermalogica continues to use only the finest ingredients that are all taken from natural, eco-friendly sources before being packaged in recyclable containers. Products remain completely free from toxins and other irritants, ensuring that they are gentle on all skin types and perfectly safe to use on a regular basis.

An extensive product range

Dermalogica products are available for both women and men, as well as for all skin types. As they are designed by dermatologists, a wide range exists to ensure that all manner of skin problems can be treated.

Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or highly sensitive skin, Dermalogica has a product that can help your skin health improve over time. There are even different types of product to meet each need. If you prefer skin gels or face masks to traditional creams, Dermalogica will still be able to help.

The advice of experts

The beauty therapists at Manor of Groves can provide professional advice concerning the use of Dermalogica products, a service that is mirrored by the company itself. 

The Dermalogica website includes a face mapping feature that allows users to determine their specific skin problems, meaning that they’ll be able to come to us knowing exactly what type of product they need. It’s always a pleasure to be able to provide someone with a quality product that they couldn’t find at other health spas in Hertfordshire.

For more information about our selection of Dermalogica products and treatments, just contact one of our team members today.

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Why are wedding venues in Hertfordshire so popular? 

Couples often search for wedding venues in Hertfordshire, and there are plenty of options for them to choose from. When you take a look at the advantages of the area, it isn’t hard to understand why Hertfordshire is such a perfect place for the big day.

Close to London

Your special day can’t ever be quite as special if too many family members and friends aren’t able to get to the venue. This is why the proximity of wedding venues in Hertfordshire to London is so important.

Most trains pass through London – and nearly all international flights arrive there - so it’s easy for guests to grab a connection that will quickly speed them into the heart of Hertfordshire. Major motorways also come through the county, so it’s easy to get to wedding venues by car.

Stunning scenery

Despite their close distance to the crowded hustle and bustle of Central London, wedding venues in Hertfordshire benefit from outstanding natural beauty. As part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, the county features designated areas of beautiful English countryside.

If you desire a picture-perfect wedding venue, the softly rolling hills and majestic parklands of Hertfordshire make a fitting choice. The backdrop to your ceremony and celebrations will make you wonder why you ever considered any other location.

Abundance of period buildings

It isn’t just in the present that Hertfordshire’s proximity to London and outstanding natural beauty proved attractive. These advantages also meant that plenty of aristocratic families built large estates in the area, and these now make some of the finest wedding venues in the country.

Manor of Groves is one such venue. Set within breath-taking grounds, it provides two charming outdoor gazebos and two banqueting suites in which couples can tie the knot. The Colonnade Suite holds up to 150 guests and features original neoclassical tiled flooring, a glass façade opening onto the grounds, and even a sweeping outdoor staircase. The Manor Suite accommodates up to 500, and showcases a magnificent oriental garden and a spectacular entrance hall.

Even among other premier wedding venues in Hertfordshire, Manor of Groves stands out as superior. To start arranging your celebrations, simply contact one of our team members today. 

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What are the advantages of golf holidays?

Manor of Groves is home to an 18-hole golf course that attracts visitors from right across the country. Many of them come on golf holidays to Hertfordshire just to experience it, opening themselves up to a number of benefits.

Play a new course

Variety is the spice of life, and taking a dedicated golf holiday allows you to add some to your enjoyment of the game. Most players will only regularly play on one or two courses, and even the very best courses can become unexciting if one never plays elsewhere. Being able to play a few rounds on an entirely new course is always a welcome change, with the soil, grass, air conditions and local vegetation all helping to create a new experience.

Improve your game

An additional benefit of playing on a new course with its own differing conditions is that you will be able to sharpen up your game. Instead of playing on the same holes that you’re used to, you’ll need to make an effort to gauge the new environment in order to play at your best. You’ll also be able to benefit from the suggestions of new players, and, when you take your golf holiday to Hertfordshire at Manor of Groves, the advice of a PGA Professional.

Meet new people

More than any other sport, golf gives players the chance to relax and converse, whether that’s while they’re actually playing or while they’re enjoying themselves in the clubhouse. It’s simply a very social game, and playing on a new course means that you’ll be able to meet a whole new set of people. This means more than being able to find a fresh partner for your next round - it’s also a great way to establish on-going friendships.

Introduce someone to the game

Golf is easier to get into than most other sports, but plenty of people still put off giving it a go. If you have a friend or significant other who hasn’t had the chance to start, then a golfing holiday in Hertfordshire might be just the ticket. They’re unlikely to be Tiger Woods by the end, but it’s a great way to combine a welcome mini-break with an introduction to the green.

Playing in a new area is one of the best reasons for taking golf holidays in Hertfordshire, so contact Manor of Groves today to book yours. 

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The benefits of Manor of Groves' Boxercise classes

Access to our Boxercise classes is one of the most rewarding benefits of our health club in Stortford. A fast-paced program that incorporates shadow boxing, skipping, push-ups and other boxing-inspired exercises, this is a class that sharpens your mind, tones your physique and helps release the stress of modern life. Here’s how signing up could improve your whole body.

Intense workout

Perhaps more than any other class, boxercise works your entire body. You will use quick-paced hooks, swoops and upper cuts to keep changing the direction of attack, working your shoulders, arms, and back while tightening your core to maintain balance. You also need to use your glutes and hips to pivot and ground yourself.

Unlike weightlifting, you will be moving at speed, so muscle building is combined with endurance. That makes this both a resistance and cardio routine, perfect for toning your arms, abs, and legs while also making you faster and fitter.

Improved coordination

Do you ever notice how boring it is to run on a treadmill, sweat it out on a cross-trainer or pump your legs to jelly on an exercise bike? That’s because those are completely static activities – they do nothing to engage your brain.

Boxercise is quite the opposite. You need to react quickly to a sequence of movements while also perfectly timing each action. This kind of exercise doesn’t just strengthen your body, it also fully engages your mind. Hand-eye coordination, reaction times and agility are all improved, so you’ll be training your brain at the same time as you’re burning calories and building muscle.

Stress relief

Boxercise is tough, but it’s also incredibly cathartic. You punch as hard as you can, punch again and then punch some more. This makes it a great physical routine, but it’s also a perfect way to relieve the stresses of modern life. If you have had a bad day, just come to your Boxercise class to punch it out.

Releasing all of that pent up aggression allows you to rid yourself of negative emotions. You will go home feeling completely de-stressed, as well as on a natural high from the intense workout.

Manor of Groves' diverse range of exercise classes is just part of what makes us the leading health club in Stortford. For more information concerning what’s on offer, or to hear more about our Boxercise classes, just contact a member of staff today.  

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Say your vows against a wonderful backdrop

It is wise to aim high when you are choosing a wedding venue, so if you’re not happy to settle for second-best, take a look at what Manor of Groves has to offer. Manor of Groves is regarded as one of the most elegant, well-facilitated venues in the Hertfordshire region and our staff are renowned for going the extra mile to deliver a magical experience. The venue blends the classic and contemporary to wonderful effect and our team can cater for you, no matter what your needs and requirements are. When it comes to wedding venues in Hertfordshire, Manor of Groves sets the standard.

We are able to offer two extremely popular outdoor gazebos, so if you would rather say your vows outdoors, this can be easily arranged. Our team will be on hand to help you at every stage, working tirelessly in the background to ensure your day is a success. All of our banqueting suites are licensed for civil ceremonies, while our staff have vast experience in overseeing wedding ceremonies. We’re passionate about helping people to organise magical, unforgettable wedding celebrations.

We can cater for you whether you’re planning a large gathering or something more intimate. You can get in touch with us at any time if you have any queries and can either arrange your own catering or dine on our mouth-watering in-house cuisine. We have long-standing relationships with some of the most revered caterers in the Home Counties, so if you do leave the food to us, you won’t be disappointed.

A number of special packages are on offer, allowing us to cater for a vast spectrum of needs. There’s on-site parking for as many as 200 cars and your guests will be able to save money via our heavily-discounted room rates. All bedrooms include satellite TV and broadband and your guests will even be able to practice their golfing skills on our acclaimed Championship course.

There really are few things more important to your wedding than the venue, and there are few things more important to us here at Manor of Groves than weddings. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Manor of Groves team if you would like to hear more about our picturesque grounds and enviable facilities.

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Unquestionably one of the best health spas in Harlow 

With so many other health spas in Harlow, what reasons are there to choose Manor of Groves' own such facility? Well, for those living in or travelling through this area on the border of Essex and Hertfordshire, the main priorities from a health club are much the same as they would be anywhere else - and here at Manor of Groves, we're proud to confirm that we tick all of the essential boxes and then some.

Whatever your reasons for seeking the services of a health spa, your needs will almost certainly be catered for at our establishment. You can take advantage of it as a resident of one of our hotel rooms, or if you are in the locality often enough, you can become a member. Either way, you'll benefit from superb facilities encompassing a steam room, saunas, spa, solarium, Jacuzzi, air conditioned Technogym, sun terrace and 20 metre indoor swimming pool.

The benefits go far beyond those fine bits of equipment, however. We wouldn't be one of the most acclaimed health spas in Harlow if we weren't also such leading providers of Dermalogica treatments, including the likes of full body aromatherapy massages, luxury manicures, luxury pedicures, relaxing back, neck and shoulder massages and underarm and eyebrow waxes. Nor do we skimp on the treatments for men, sports manicures and pedicures and tension busting scalp and full body massages all being offered for the not-as-fair sex.

We really do believe in helping you to both look and feel as good as new, and that principle extends to the many fitness activities that make up our packed studio timetable. You might join us for a pool-based class such as Aqua, or take on one of our high-impact workout sessions like Advanced Circuits or Boxercise. Balance and stability classes can also be booked, including the likes of Pilates and Hatha Yoga, while if you're in the mood for a dance-based workout, Zumba will do you just nicely. Finally, Fitball and Body Blast are among our various in-demand aerobic workout sessions.

Had you given up on finding a health spa in Harlow that really did have it all - such as qualified gym instructors able to provide weekly reviews, or a Privilege Club offering discounts at an associated hotel? When you opt for Manor of Groves, you really do get all of these advantages and more, as part of what we feel to be easily one of the most complete health spas in Harlow. 

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What should you expect from a health club in hotel? 

With the summer approaching, many of us may be suddenly regretting that soon-abandoned New Year's resolution to get fit - but there's no need to worry, as there's still plenty of opportunity over the coming weeks and months to make a massive step towards better health and fitness.

One thing that we would always recommend that you do, is join a health club or gym. Here are a few things that you should look out for in such a facility, and which are present in our very own health club in hotel here at Manor of Groves.

A wide range of facilities

Wouldn't it be great to be able to join a health club that has everything, from a steam room, spa and Jacuzzi to a 20 metre indoor swimming pool?

Yes, we can offer all of these here at Manor of Groves, alongside saunas, a solarium, aerobic studio, sun terrace and cutting-edge three-tier air conditioned Technogym, to say nothing of the fact that we are also an accredited Dermalogica skin c

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