A Unique Wedding Venue
One of a kind.
Located on the banks of the picturesque River Wye, The Forge has been lovingly renovated with contemporary flair whilst paying homage to the building’s rich history. Original features, exposed brickwork and beams throughout will create a unique setting for your wedding.
Walk down the aisle in style. Our gorgeous 18th century Chapel has been lovingly refurbished with contemporary flair and an eye for detail. This jewel in our crown is complete with ornate carvings, colourful stained glass windows and a breathtaking vaulted ceiling. It seats up to 200 people for a wedding ceremony and 120 for the wedding breakfast. This light and elegant space is perfect for your wedding day.
The Manor Rooms
Get the party started in our Manor Rooms. A unique blend of rustic original features with shabby chic and industrial elements completing the mix. These 4 rooms effortlessly flow together into one elegant space and are perfect for mingling with your guests, drinking champagne and partying hard. Our styling is one of a kind among the wedding venues in Hereford so click here to book a viewing.
Relax in the shack. The ‘cafe feel’ of this bright and airy conservatory is perfect for interesting conversations, catching up with old friends and making some new ones. We can also convert it into a banqueting room for smaller, more intimate weddings.
Unwind in the courtyard sipping a cocktail. This area is great to mingle in the sun and provides a safe grassy area for children to play. It is almost completely closed in so parents can easily watch their children whilst still enjoying the wedding.
The Hidden Orchard
Take gorgeous photos in our hidden orchard. Surrounded by lush green hedges, and full of graceful trees that are laden with apples in the autumn. Fill your photo album with stunning photos you will never forget.
A Rich History
The Forge lies on the outskirts of Hereford on the banks of the river wye. Its rich history & heritage contribute to the unique character of the chapel and its surroundings.
You can party on the oldest dance floor in Hereford. The Manor Rooms date back to 1450 and were the official seat of the Mayor. Here he gave audience to the populace, made legal rulings and settled disputes in the medieval system of feudal government.
The building was greatly expanded in 1880 by a group of monks who used it as an orphanage to house & school 180 children (at the time it was called St Elizabeths). A few years later in 1887, a splendid red-brick chapel was built. Over the years, different sections have been added and redesigned so that today the building is an enchanting blend of old and new. We rechristened it “The Forge.” in 2013 and spend 2 years lovingly refurbishing the whole building, bringing it back to life again.