Micklefield Hall is a family run business with over 21 years’ experience of hosting weddings, parties and events. Managed and run by Jamie and Anna Rankin, who still live in the Georgian Manor House, Micklefield Hall has been a family venture, ensuring every event is made to feel personal and very special. Micklefield Hall conjures up a mix of total privacy, exclusivity and efficiency which, when combined with a truly magical setting, makes the perfect country venue. The Manor House itself was built in 1740 and in the latter part of the 18th Century, it was redesigned by one of the foremost architects of the Regency era, Sir John Soane, best known for designing the Bank of England, No.10 Downing Street and Dulwich Picture Gallery. The Great Barn at Micklefield, was originally built in 1580 and was used as a threshing barn. It was sited at Micklefield Green, just half a mile away and moved to Micklefield Estate when the manor house was built in 1740.
The dedicated Micklefield Grounds team, care for the 350-acre estate, with sustainability and biodiversity at the heart of everything they do. With historical records dating back to 1260, when the land was originally obtained for the Abbey of St Albans, a truly majestic oak tree, hidden away in Micklefield’s parkland, dates back 650 years. The romantic temple area, nestled in front of the circular pond and under the 450 year old oak tree, was a romantic gift from the previous owners of Micklefield, Mr Thomas Meadows Clutterbuck, to his beloved wife. This space is totally unique and offers couples a magical setting to get married in. The Manor House and Great Barn look out over the magnificent gardens and rolling lawns and on a clear day you can just see the arch of Wembley Stadium. Many people are surprised at just how close Micklefield is to London, situated just two miles from the M25 Chorleywood exit (j18), with most of the 350 acre estate within the M25 ring.
Jamie & Anna Rankin
Anna & Jamie have been holding weddings and events at Micklefield Hall for over 21 years. Renovating the Great Barn was always their ambition, and this has proven to be very popular since it was completed in October 2014. Their philosophy is to work with the best people and the best suppliers (who all care as much as they do) to ensure that every bride’s wedding day lives up to her expectations and every celebration is executed with style. And they STILL love seeing those smiling faces on wedding days.
After graduating with a degree in English Language & History, Abby joined the Micklefield Hall team as their first designated Event Manager in 2015. She has seen the venue grow from strength to strength. Striving to make each of her couples feel special and, together with her attention to detail and staff management skills, means that your special day goes off without a hitch.
Lauren joined the team in May 2019 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a 1st in Event Management. She has thrown herself into life at Micklefield and we feel lucky to have found her! Lauren is our drinks expert and meticulously coordinates our bar and drinks packages.
Operations & Event Manager
After completing her degree in Anthropology and International Relations, Annabel worked in the events industry in London. She explored finance, household recruitment & complementary medicine before returning to world of events at Micklefield in 2022. She is married to Max Rankin with two sons, Freddie & Caspar.
Grant has a wealth of knowledge on all things Micklefield! Having worked on the estate for over 32 years, Grant ensures the gardens and grounds are in tip-top condition for the weddings & events. In addition to managing the farm and the woodlands, Grant also looks after the extensive building maintenance programmes. Together with his amazing team, they always make sure that the whole Micklefield estate looks fantastic all year round.
Sam has been at Micklefield since 2016. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of maintenance and machinery and is a key member of Grant’s team.
Julie has been at Micklefield Hall since 2010 and knows absolutely everything about weddings and the venue. Julie manages anything relating to admin in the office, from your initial enquiry through to ensuring that ALL is in place for your wedding or event. Unbelievably efficient, endlessly patient and always smiling and calm, she is the glue that holds the team together.
Business Development Manager
Jennifer is the newest member of the Micklefield office team and brings with her skills and expertise on how to keep our venue one of, if not the best, in Hertfordshire. After graduating in 2009 with a degree in Psychology & Neuroscience, Jennifer has worked within the charity sector. Having managed many large events, Jennifer leads on corporate events at Micklefield Hall and anything to do with systems, contracts and marketing.