Shendish Manor is the perfect birthday party venue for history buffs

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It’s fair to say that the country house known as Shendish Manor in Apsley has assumed no shortage of identities over its long history. While our current building dates back to Victorian times, the history of the site stretches back to the 13th century, when land in the area was granted to Ralf de Chenduit – and it seems that this beautiful spot in Hertfordshire has been very nearly ‘all things to all men’ (and women) ever since.

For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, for example, our building was in the possession of the Longman family of publishers, and it served as a British Army camp in the First World War.

The property was later purchased by John Dickinson Stationery and became a sports and social club. Then, when it was turned into a hotel and conference centre in the 1990s, yet another new chapter in its distinguished history began – leading to its present reputation as one of the finest options for birthday party hall hire in Hertfordshire.

A building with a great past, but which can also create future memories

While there is no shortage of practical reasons to choose Shendish Manor as your birthday party venue, including the ease with which it can be reached from London, Watford and Hemel Hempstead, we have to be honest: this is a venue for the heart, even more than it is for the head.

The Victorian splendour of the building itself, for instance, is almost unparalleled even by the many other fine historic venues in this most beautiful of counties. Much the same can be said for the 160 acres of surrounding parkland and formal gardens, and as for the suites in which you can hold your main birthday celebrations – well, they really do have to be seen to be believed.

Whether you fall in love with the Apsley Suite in our east wing with its elegant decor and sparkling chandeliers, or instead the timeless Manor House incorporating such marvellous original features as a Jacobean fireplace, sweeping staircase and high ornate ceilings, if you are a history buff, you will be more than grateful for having made Shendish Manor your choice.

Don’t compromise when it comes to birthday party hall hire in Hertfordshire. Choose the dream historic venue that also makes a lot of sense in ‘real life’ – Shendish Manor.
   

 

 

 

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