The hotel is a stunning contemporary design, opened in 2004 on the site of the former Hatfield Lodge Hotel, with unlimited free parking, and comprises 53 beautiful bedrooms, Outside In restaurant and Talk Bar, and eight main banqueting rooms suitable for smaller and larger parties from 10 to 300 people.
The Beale family have owned and actively run the hotel through three generations since 1964, and Beales Hotel has the highest AA quality rating of any four star hotel in Hertfordshire.
Over the past 46 years, we have hosted many smaller and larger barmitzvahs, batmitzvahs, weddings, wedding anniversary celebrations, and birthday parties. Numerous testimonials are available on our testimonials page.
The hotel offers the fantastic facility of exclusive ground floor use on Sundays, with the hotel kitchen facilities being released to your choice of Kosher outside caterer from 11am on Sunday morning. The Buckland Suite is one of the largest single spaces in Hertfordshire, with room for a great party, space for dancing on the sprung dance floor, and a dedicated bar and terrace. Reception drinks can be held in the nearby Salisbury suite, and access for all your guests to the banqueting rooms and to the beautifully designed Ladies and Gents WCs is simple and straightforward with no steps to be negotiated.
If you would like further information, please speak to our dedicated Simcha co-ordinator, Amy Tregidgo, who will be delighted to assist you with dates, show rounds, menu tasting, and event planning.
Meetings & Events Sales Manager
T: 01707 288 502
We enjoyed our stay very much and thought the hotel was very nice - would definitely stay again if an occasion arose.
Very nice staff and facilities
Wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team to help make Alex's Barmitzvah party a real party to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything was fantastic, everyone had a great time and commented on how lovely and helpful the staff were. We really did take over the hotel including the car park with the kids entertainment outside! Felt like it was our hotel for the day! I will miss not coming in and seeing everyone - trying to think of a reason to have another party there!
I would recommend your venue to anyone wanting to make a function. The food, the staff, the décor, the setting, the parking - all perfect.
Thank you so much for the care, attention and excellent service we received in arranging our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party. From the initial planning meeting, through to the menu tasting and final meeting your friendly faultless communications and attention to detail resulted in the evening being a great success and a memory to cherish forever. Our friends and family are still saying what a wonderful evening they had and what a perfect venue we all enjoyed for our Simcha. We would highly recommend Beales of Hatfield to anyone for their special occasion.
Sam Fidler - BM
Both of the bar mitzvah parties went really well and our guests really enjoyed the food and service at the hotel.
Please pass on our thanks to all involved, your staff were all very helpful.Kind Regards
I am sorry it has taken so long to get back to you regarding our function. I hope you are well.
Thank you so much for all your help in ensuring our B’nei Mitzvah for Benjaminand Ella went so smoothly. We received many comments from our guests on the high quality of the food and the efficient and unobtrusive service provided by your staff. The food was delicious and very well presented and all your staff were helpful . We really had a perfect evening and could not fault it in any way.
Some guests even said it was the best party they had ever been to ( and that is from people who have probably been to too many of these occasions!)
Your patience and flexibility were greatly appreciated, especially because of our large numbers and numbers of children. There was more than enough space for everyone and it was the perfect venue.
Many thanks to you and your team
Natasha Deitschback to top
24th October 2010
I am sure that Charlotte and Jonathan will express their appreciation about their wedding when they return from their honeymoon.
From our perspective, my wife and I want to say how much we appreciated the way in which the wedding arrangements were handled by the Hotel. I know that there have been a couple of changes in personnel since Charlotte first contacted the Hotel but have to say that the people involved have always been friendly, helpful and professional.
On the day itself, you conducted the wedding event itself, from the reception through the meal and for the rest of the evening, in the same manner i.e. friendly, helpful and professional.
All of the staff provided an excellent service; we were particularly impressed with the speed and efficiency shown when providing an alternative starter and main vegetarian meal for two of our guests; also the way in which the waitress waited to take away the packaging from the kosher meals.
We are continuing to get feedback from our guests, all of it very positive and very impressed with the Hotel.
Thanks and very best wishes.
Laurie Lichmanback to top
Sunday 6th June
I’m pleased to report that my client Stacy Green (mother of Elissa for Sunday’s Bat Mitzvah function) has advised she’d been very happy with the hotel & how the function had ran.
Thank you to all of those who’d been on hand yesterday to oversee the arrangements with the outside caterer. Stacy is sure we had left a lasting impression with other guests which is fantastic.
Meetings & Events Sales Coordinator
I just thought I would drop you a line, to say how delighted we were with how Sunday went.
You, Kieran and the whole team were very obliging and it was an absolute pleasure working with you all . Thank you for being so willing and pleasant to deal at every moment of the schedule and for ensuring the evening's complete success.
Please also pass on our thanks to the chef, who produced a mouthwaterinly delicious feast!
I know that we spoke on the phone yesterday but I also wanted to send you an email just to thank you for all of your hard work in making Charlie’s Bar-mitzvah such an amazing success.
We had a fabulous evening. Everything ran like clockwork, the room looked fabulous and the food was delicious and many, many of our guests commented on how terrific it was.
It was a pleasure dealing with you. You were really efficient and particularly patient, putting up with my many phone calls, particularly in the last few days before the event, putting my mind at rest each time.
We will certainly be recommending the hotel as an ideal venue to friends looking for a perfect place for their functions.
We wish you all the best of birth of your baby and thank you again for helping make our whole weekend so memorable.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to John and his team and everyone in the kitchen for all their hard work on Sunday. The Batmitzvah went really well and we have received dozens of compliments on the party atmosphere, food and the venue. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of our friends decided to hold their functions at Beales.
Hilary and Geoff Chaplin
Re: Prince function on Saturday 10th January 2009
I have just received a phone call from Sharon Prince who had her son's Bar mitzvah here on Saturday 10th January. She said everything was perfect, all her guests have been calling her saying how wonderful the evening was.
Sharon has asked me pass on her thanks to John for looking after them so well, also Mike, the food was perfect. She will be sending a letter in to thank everyone.
Thanks, never got to thank you personally for the Batmitzvah of Jessica, we really had a great day, thanks to your hard work Warmest Wishes
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