You are warmly invited to our Open Afternoon on 20th May 2018, 2pm – 7pm.
You’ll find our wedding venue and guest house located between Hitchin, Herts and Luton, Beds. We have loads of free parking.
See you there!
Lodge Farm House is a Victorian guest house set in over 20 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, yet just a short journey from Luton.
It is hard to believe when you arrive at our beautiful B&B with its peaceful gardens overlooking the Hertfordshire countryside that it is situated only 4 miles from Luton town centre, and 2.5 miles from London Luton Airport! And yet we are never disturbed by any noise.
First the history bit – Luton began when the Saxons conquered Bedfordshire in the sixth century and created a settlement called a tun by the river Lea. It is recorded in the Domesday Book as “Loitone”.
The town went on to become immortalised in a 1970s Campari advert starring Lorraine Chase in which she was asked by Leonard Rossiter “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?” to which she answered: “Nah, Luton Airport.”
Luton Airport, went on to become the fourth largest airport serving London, and is a base for easyJet and Ryanair. We have many happy residents staying with us at Lodge Farm House before jetting off to sunnier climates from Luton Airport. We offer residents extended onsite parking at Lodge Farm House during their time away, so they can return with the confidence that their cars have been kept safe and not driven during their time away.
If it’s nature and the great outdoors that takes your fancy, we often suggest Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park. It’s a great family day out where you can get up close and personal with the animals, feed them, pet them and even cuddle them during their ‘Cuddly Encounters’ hands on sessions.
As well as the wide range of farm, zoo and exotic animals there are tractor and trailer rides, animal demonstrations, a mini fun fair, crazy golf and lots of outdoor play fun. For rainy days and when the kids just want to run wild there’s the heated indoor soft play centre and cafe serving hot meals and snacks, a selection of rich and warming coffees and a tempting range of delicious cakes and treats.
Their well stocked gift shop has a good range of gifts, toys and pocket money treats. Along with their award-winning poultry centre which stocks a vast range of livestock, feed and accessories, and friendly helpful staff are on hand to give you all the advice you need! (Luton LU1 4DG)
On hot sunny days, why not explore Wrest Park, an English Heritage site set in 92 acres of award-winning gardens with dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping views and woodland walks, Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Areas of the main house are also open to the public; a particularly nice touch is the library which is filled with period books. You have the option of taking a picnic or taking refreshments in the café, making use of the children’s play area, and exploring the hidden treasures in the archaeological stores. Events are run throughout the year providing great family entertainment. All the facilities are well maintained and there is plenty of hassle-free parking. (Luton MK45 4HR)
(This is a side of Luton that people don’t often hear about.)
This local museum offers free entry and is based in a 19th century Victorian mansion house devoted to local history including an extensive section of displays devoted to the Luton hat industry.
Wardown Park has a playground for small children, a refreshment pavilion, tennis courts alongside the wonderful museum & gallery, all set in a lush green parkland. For the bird lovers amongst you the park river is populated by a plethora of water fowl. Don’t forget your camera! (Luton LU2 7HA)
For all the shopaholics out there, you could choose to visit the Mall Luton; with so many shops all under one roof, you will be able to shop for all of the latest fashions and technologies. It has ample parking and restaurants available which all make for a great shopping experience. (Luton LU1 2HN)
We hope that has given you some ideas and food for thought for what is available to do during your stay with us at Lodge Farm House. However, with its warm atmosphere, lovely gardens, wonderful views and beautifully decorated comfortable rooms you may not want to leave the grounds of our wonderfully peaceful guest house!! We look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful guest house. See you soon!
As soon as you arrive at Lodge Farm House you will feel relaxed and at home in our beautiful, tranquil guest house. The accommodation is surrounded by well-established gardens and when the flowers start to bloom, and the smell from the jasmine arrives, it is transformed into the perfect setting for a romantic summer wedding.
Lodge Farm House is a classic Victorian country house, which has been tastefully decorated to complement its original Victorian features. You can enjoy some quiet time in our comfortable bedrooms, take a long soak in our roll top bath, enjoy a drink from the honesty bar or unwind by taking a gentle stroll in the grounds indulging in its natural beauty.
Lodge Farm House is a wedding venue like no other and often described by our new visitors as a hidden gem. We believe your wedding venue should be as individual as you are, and at Lodge Farm we give you flexibility and choice, offering bespoke wedding packages to suit your individual requirements for up to 200 guests. So, if you are looking for a summer wedding with a difference, Lodge Farm can provide everything to make yours one to remember!
We have been holding weddings at Lodge Farm House for nearly 5 years now and had a great number of photographers visit and work at our venue. Many comment on how picturesque it is and remark at the vast amount of beautiful photo opportunities that are available in the guest house and around the grounds which allows them to make beautiful wedding pictures that will last a lifetime!
We will work closely with you and our trusted local suppliers to source a structure that suites your requirements. We can also recommend a great local caterer that can provide you with delicious food choices using fresh, seasonal ingredients for you and your guests to indulge in and enjoy.
Every wedding is unique at Lodge Farm House wedding venue. We invite you to personalise your chosen structure and the stunning grounds to reflect you as a couple the day before your wedding to ensure that you have the time to make everything perfect for you and your guests.
Our drinks options are endless; we will work with you to ensure all your favourite tipples are sourced and available on your big day for your guests to enjoy on the terrace, with the wedding breakfast and for your toasts. Not forgetting our onsite bar, the ‘Tipsy Pony’ which is opened at a time of your choice and well into the evening, creating a great party atmosphere for all to enjoy.
When the sun goes down the gardens at Lodge Farm House are filled with fairy lights and flickering candles on the walkways, creating a magical romantic space for your evening celebrations. Whether you choose a DJ or a live band for your evening entertainment you and your guests will be able to party the night away at Lodge Farm with exclusive use of the facilities.
Our romantic summer venue can be booked from April to October. As you will be aware summer is the most popular time to hold a wedding, and your dream venue should be booked well in advance so why not book a viewing to experience the delights of Lodge Farm House first hand, we can’t wait to meet you and show you around!
For additional details please contact us by Contact Usemail or call 01462 768229. We lok forward to discussiong your special day with you.
It is a wedding venue like no other; we believe your wedding venue should be as individual as you are, and at Lodge Farm we give you flexibility and choice, offering bespoke wedding packages to suit your individual requirements for up to 200 guests.
An Event Manager will be available to answer any questions you may have and to help plan your day, ensuring everything runs smoothly.
You will have exclusive use of Lodge Farm House and the grounds including B&B accommodation for yourselves and 12 guests on your special day.
You have the freedom to choose the size and type of structure you would like to host your wedding in, whether that be a traditional marquee, tipi or open structure, the choice is yours.
You will be given access to the grounds and your chosen structure the day before your wedding to personalise it as you wish, reflecting your style and personality, making it a truly individual experience.
Flexibility is given exclusively to you and your guests to stay at Lodge Farm House the evening before your wedding if required.
Your catering requirements; your choice, we will provide you with details of our quality, preferred suppliers who offer varied catering options whether that be a traditional, silver service sit down meal, posh BBQ, buffet or canapes.
Our ‘Secret Garden’ provides the perfect setting for you to make your vows under our stunning Victorian arbour in front of your family and friends.
The ‘Tipsy Pony’ bar and bar staff are included, as well as optional drinks packages to accompany your wedding breakfast.
There is also free on-site parking available for 50+ cars.
We charge a one-off fee of £3,450 which includes exclusive use of our grounds, full event management for your wedding day and use of our award-winning accommodation.
Your wedding date can be secured for a £500 deposit so, what are you waiting for? Have the wedding you have always dreamed of at Lodge Farm House! We look forward to meeting you and showing you our wedding venue like no other.
Additional details can be found at our Wedding web page or telephone us on 01462 768229.
Rosie and Marcus chose Saturday 15th July to hold their wonderful wedding at our beautiful countryside location. It seemed very fitting that the couple chose Lodge Farm House as their wedding venue, as Marcus is an Equine Vet. With our working livery on site and horses available for photo shoots it was the perfect choice!
Rosie and her bridesmaids checked in at Lodge Farm Band B on Friday afternoon and spent time with their event manager Laura from Kingfisher catering ensuring that everything was in place and planned to perfection.
The 3-hat tipi structure was decorated and personalised ready for the big day. Thanks to Richard and his team from Country Tipis for setting up such a stunning structure so professionally. The fire pit made for a stunning feature within the structure and a real talking point.
Celebrations started early with Rosie, her parents and her 3 gorgeous bridesmaids enjoying a home-cooked meal cooked the evening before their ceremony in the relaxing dining room at Lodge Farm House. Prosecco corks were popped and everyone enjoyed an evening of conversation in anticipation and excitement for the special day ahead.
Following a good night’s sleep in their comfortable rooms at our award-winning guest house, the morning started with breakfast and lots of coffee! Then the hair and beauty ladies from the Amore Salon in Hitchin worked their magic on the bride and bridesmaids, making them even more beautiful than they naturally are.
The grounds of Lodge Farm House were buzzing with activity, with everyone involved providing all the finishing touches to ensure everything was in place. Claire from Heaven Flowers added a great splash of colour with her amazing flower display at the front of the structure.
Everyone was ready and polished to perfection in their beautiful dresses, carrying beautiful bouquets and all very happy and excited to get the wedding started!
The vintage car arrived in good time to transport the bride, her bridesmaids and her very proud father to Christ Church in Hitchin.
Once the ceremony had taken place, the wedding party returned to Lodge Farm House with their guests to enjoy reception drinks of Prosecco and beers on the terrace and lawns. Before making their way into the beautifully decorated tipi for the wedding breakfast and speeches photographs were taken in the stunning grounds by Belle Momenti Photography, creating special memories to treasure.
The couple enjoyed a 3-course meal provided by the wonderful staff at Kingfisher catering. The smoked salmon starter, rump of lamb main and trio of desserts looked amazing. Guests commented on how delicious the food was, so again we would like to give a shout out to Laura and John from Kingfisher for making it all happen so effortlessly.
James McGuire Musician provided live music throughout the day and a disco which went on throughout the evening allowing everyone to enjoy the party, singing, dancing and celebrating with our happy newlyweds Rosie and Marcus.
We would like to take this opportunity to give huge congratulations & best wishes to Rosie & Marcus the new Mr & Mrs Bennett from everyone at Lodge Farm House guest house!!
Getting engaged is so exciting and romantic, then the wedding planning begins!
Weddings have been a fabulous part of our countryside venue for over four years and during this time, we have hosted nearly 50 weddings, each one completely bespoke and unique! Along with our team of passionate and dedicated suppliers, we absolutely love turning our couples wedding day dreams into reality.
Lodge Farm House specialise in exclusive weddings for up to 200 people. We work together with our couples and our trusted, local suppliers delivering wonderful weddings at our sensational Hertfordshire location.
Every wedding at Lodge Farm House is unique. From your ceremony choice to the structure type you choose, to how you personalise the space to reflect you as a couple. We are at hand to ensure that everything is taken care of with passion and dedication to seamlessly deliver the wedding of your dreams.
Some couples can find the task of starting to plan their wedding beyond daunting. So help is at hand here at Lodge Farm House where we have put together some top tips to help make sorting out the finer details of your special day that bit easier….
We hope that these top tips help you achieve the wedding you have been picturing since your engagement, and your guests enjoy a great day, filled with happy memories that they will never forget.
And bear in mind here at Lodge Farm House we can fully event manage your day, taking away the stress and strain of planning and juggling various suppliers.
If you would like the contact details of any of our wedding suppliers, or more information about our wedding venue please get in touch. We’d be delighted to meet you and show you around Lodge Farm House and our stunning grounds set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside!
Sam & Jonny held their fabulous wedding celebration for their lovely friends and family at Lodge Farm House on Saturday 3rd June. They couldn’t have picked a better day for it, the sun shone down on them all day and into the evening. Conditions allowed their photographer to take some amazing photographs with the stunning backdrop of our countryside venue, (between Hitchin and Luton). Some wonderful memories for our happy couple to treasure forever.
Sam & Jonny chose a gorgeous traditional marquee for their structure which they beautifully decorated and personalised on the day before their wedding. They displayed bunting, colourful balloons, wild flowers, vintage props and sweet treats creating a wonderful area to celebrate their special day.
Sam, her beautiful bridesmaids and family members chose to stay the night before the wedding at our guest house where they enjoyed a home-cooked meal that evening in our relaxing dining room. This was freshly cooked and served by Maria from Lodge Farm House with love.
Maria has worked closely with the couple since first taking their wedding booking back in April ’16 to ensure the celebrations over the entire weekend went without a hitch.
A full English breakfast was served on the morning of the wedding. Following breakfast, Lodge Farm House became a hive of activity with the bride and bridesmaids having their hair and makeup done in the stunning surroundings of our intimate wedding venue.
Once ready and dressed in their finery they then made their way over to Campton village where Sam & Jonny were married in the historic village church. The first wedding ceremony to be held in the church for many years; making it especially memorable.
The couple returned to Lodge Farm House in a glorious vintage car as Mr & Mrs Burton, a glass of fizz was waiting for Sam, and a Malibu & coke for Jonny…. apparently one of his favourite tipples!
Reception drinks and canapes were served in front of Lodge Farm House in the spectacular sunshine before making their way into the beautifully decorated marquee for the wedding breakfast and speeches. The speeches sounded hilarious with everyone belly laughing throughout.
The food was supplied by our preferred suppliers Kingfisher Catering who never fail to disappoint. A gorgeous posh BBQ was served to the guests at their tables accompanied by some lovely fresh salads and potatoes. Absolutely yummy! Thanks again to Laura and John from Kingfisher for their wonderful food and professional service.
Throughout the day and evening, many guests commented on the beautiful wedding venue and the stunning setting. The ‘Tipsy Pony’ our converted horse trailer bar was admired by many of the wedding party. The guests went on to dance the night away to the sounds provided by Disco Nyts one of our favourite local mobile disco, DJ, sound and lighting hire companies.
As the night went on Lodge Farm House grounds became illuminated with the hundreds of tiny, fairy lights in the trees and bushes making the whole area look completely magical! Just one of the touches provided by Lodge Farm House to make any event special.
Everyone at Lodge Farm House guest house would like to wish the new Mr & Mrs Burton all the luck in the world as they begin married life together on their honeymoon in Singapore and Bali!! We hope you have a wonderful time and that you come back to visit us soon at Lodge Farm House.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the happy couple for the great review they posted, it is very much appreciated…
‘My husband and I had our wedding at Lodge Farm on the 3rd June and it was the most amazing day! The venue is absolutely stunning. Maria, Laura and the team are all lovely and worked so hard to make it such a special day for us. We stayed the night before the wedding too, it felt really homely and Maria made us feel very welcome. Thank you for giving us a day to cherish forever!
Love Sam & Jonny x’
If you would like the contact details of any of our wedding suppliers, or more information about our wedding venue please get in touch. We’d be delighted to meet you and show you around Lodge Farm House and our stunning grounds set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside!
Saturday 27th May was all about Sarah & Dom’s wedding! Time has certainly flown since the happy couple decided to hold their wedding ceremony at Lodge Farm House back in July ’16! Since confirming their booking with us at our beautiful countryside venue it’s been full steam ahead with the arrangements to make it a day to remember.
Sarah & Dom chose a 3-hat tipi structure supplied by the lovely Richard from Country Tipis which was efficiently built in the grounds 2 days before the wedding; giving everyone involved plenty of time to decorate and personalise the structure before the big day.
Sarah and her beautiful bridesmaids chose to stay the night before the wedding at our guest house; giving them all a chance to relax and enjoy the comfortable rooms, the honesty bar and the full English breakfast on the morning of the wedding before getting ready in the stunning surroundings of our intimate wedding venue.
Sarah & Dom married in historic St Mary’s church in Hitchin before returning to Lodge Farm House with their family and friends. I am sure that you will agree the bride & her bridesmaids looked stunning….
Guests enjoyed reception drinks in the sunshine before for making their way into the beautifully decorated tipi for their wedding breakfast and speeches. Everyone agreed that the food supplied by Kingfisher Catering was amazing, so we would like to give a shout out to Laura and John from Kingfisher for making it all happen so effortlessly.
The guests were bowled over with the beautiful venue, grounds, funky tipi structure and especially the Tipsy Pony; the converted horse trailer which was a big hit with all the wedding party!
All that is left to say is huge congratulations & best wishes to Sarah & Dom the new Mr & Mrs el-Beih from everyone at Lodge Farm House guest house!!
We hope that you had a wonderful honeymoon in Cuba and many thanks for the lovely review that you posted on TripAdvisor and Dom’s lovely mum Fiona posted on Facebook (as below)!
‘If you’re looking for the perfect venue to create your own wedding then look no further!
From the first time we drove through the gate we both knew we wanted to have our reception at Lodge Farm. It is a peaceful, intimate and deceptively large venue. The kids loved playing in the garden and so did the adults! The views are stunning, the terrace is pristine and the house is beautiful. And we’re only talking about the outside. Inside, the rooms are well appointed, each decorated sympathetically and with a warmth and charm that Maria herself exhibits in abundance.
Maria is a delightful, welcoming and magnanimous host. We both felt that she had genuinely invested in making our day the best one of our lives so far. She was always on hand during the lead up to the wedding and also last minute for the inevitable bits and pieces. Nothing was too much trouble. Also, breakfast is awesome!
If you thought that Lodge Farm looks beautiful during the day, rest assured that you will be amazed come the evening! Our guests could not fault the setting, the service and the welcome they received. Laura (event manager who works with Maria) works tirelessly to ensure that the day runs seamlessly. Her calm manner, good humour and practicality mean you can put your complete trust in her to give you the wedding that you asked for.
We cannot recommend Lodge Farm highly enough and we will hold it in our hearts always. 5 stars without a doubt. There are not enough superlatives!! Thank you so very much Maria, Laura and all of the team.” Dom & Sarah
“My son Dom & his lovely new wife Sarah had a fairytale wedding reception here on 27 May 2017. The house and gardens are beautiful and the tipis from Country Tipis were just right. We had a fun day on 26th dressing the tipis and tables.
The day itself was joyful and went without a hitch and the immediate families stayed in the house (all included in the price) afterwards & were treated to a delicious full English the next morning. We have wonderful memories of a very special day.
Maria, her wedding coordinator Laura and Ian from Kingfisher Caterers listened to what the happy couple wanted and helped them achieve it to perfection. I can’t recommend them all highly enough. A big thank you to them all.” Fiona, Dom’s mum.
Lodge Farm House BandB is set within the beautiful rolling Chiltern Hills; formally recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty since 1965, covering 324 square miles of countryside including our own county of Hertfordshire and local Bedfordshire.
The area provides our guests with access to some of the finest landscapes in the country and to many wonderful woodlands, countryside walks and cycle paths. Pegsdon Hills, Barton Hills National Nature Reserve and Sharpenhoe Clappers are all gems of our local area. Swathed in wildflowers in spring and summer, offering stunning viewpoints over the rolling Chiltern hills.
The Chilterns Cycleway is a 170-mile circular cycle route taking in the best of the Chilterns scenery passing through Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire with some of the best landscapes in these counties. The route is mostly on-road, following minor roads, with just a few sections following towpaths, surfaced cycle lanes and bridleways.
There are lots of options for splitting up the cycle route into shorter sections and exploring a bit at a time. Shorter options that could be considered whilst staying with us at Lodge Farm House include the Great Offley to Whitwell route (5 miles). This section is on country lanes which pass through local farmland, then down from King’s Walden to the river at Whitwell. This route is undulating as there is a long hill between King’s Walden and Whitwell so make sure that you take advantage of your full English breakfast at our bed and breakfast to set you up for the day and give you the sustenance you will need for the journey ahead!
For the keen birdwatchers amongst you, you may be interested to know that it is also one of the best places in the UK to see and admire red kites. These magnificent birds of prey were re-introduced to the area over 20 years ago and can often be seen in all their splendour gliding above our beautiful guest house. The red kite reintroduction has proved to be one of the greatest conservation success stories of the 20th century and you could experience these amazing birds from the grounds of our beautiful bed and breakfast.
If you enjoy a pub crawl, and frankly who doesn’t, you can enjoy walks from our local village pubs. The Three Springs Walks all begin and end at the Red Lion pub, in nearby Great Offley. You will have the pleasure of being able to explore green tranquil landscapes of ancient hedges, sunken lanes and small woodlands all the way. The long and short circular routes of the Three Springs Walk take you through some of the loveliest countryside of the northern Chilterns near Hitchin.
Alternatively starting and finishing from the nearby Lilley Arms, a 300-year-old former coaching inn, the Chalk Hill Walk gives a choice of a 2 or 5-mile walk, both starting and finishing at this pub.
No need to feel guilty about indulging in a pub lunch and enjoying your favourite tipple when completing these beautiful countryside walks, you will deserve them!
After experiencing the delights of the countryside, return to Lodge Farm House guest house where you will be able to explore our beautiful gardens, have access to our gorgeous lounge area where you will find comfy sofas, lovely views and an honesty bar. It’s the perfect space for relaxing before retiring to your comfortable bedroom.
So, as you can see there are many reasons to make Lodge Farm House B&B your choice of accommodation when visiting Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire. Situated in the beautiful landscapes of the Chilterns our guests have a wealth of activities and sights to experience, taking in the English countryside at its best.
Whether staying for work or pleasure we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Having worked closely with Richard from Country Tipi’s for over a year now. We absolutely love putting their Tipis up in the beautiful grounds here. The multi-level garden is ideal to fit their 3 tipi triangle set-up like a glove, check out the photograph above!
Set within the beautiful rolling Chiltern Hills and only 3 miles away from the historic market town of Hitchin, you’ll struggle to find a better connected rural location. Lodge Farm House offers various packages to suit different budgets, including use of the B&B during your wedding. There is even a beautiful secluded secret garden for you to hold your ceremony in. We’ve just held one of our first weddings of the season: the fantastic wedding of Ricky & Jess, The new Mr & Mrs King. Check out some of the beautiful shots from the hugely talented D&A photography below:
We also run our own converted horsebox bar called the Tipsy Pony, which has a wide selection of great drinks. As of two weeks ago we now offer the option to link the bar to the Tipis using a custom joining kit to keep it sealed if required. Get in touch with Maria via email on email@example.com or 01462 768 229 for further information about the venue and B&B.