The Day - The marriage of Beth Caroline Draper and Simon Hardy

Well the day will soon be upon us, when we have to put aside our nerves and rush headlong into this unifying bond that is marriage. I'm sure there should be a famous quote added to this page but I can't think of one right now.


The Venues

The day will begin at 4pm with the official civil marriage ceremony, this has a limitation of 40 guests imposed by the registry office. We hope those who have been invited to the ceremony will join us at the registry office, and those who we have regrettably had to leave out will join us at the reception venue later in the day.


Wedding Ceremony

The civil ceremony will be held at: The Garden Room, Dacorum Register Office, The Bury, Queensway, Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, HP1 1HR and will start at 4pm on the 26th June 2004


The Bury, Queensway: A grade II listed building built around 1790. A replacement for the original Manor House of William Ginger, a prosperous local attorney, its land once included the present Dacorum College and Gadebridge Park.


Hemel Hempstead can be reached via J8 of the M1, the A41 and the A4146 (Leighton Buzzard). Multimap Link



The reception will be held at:  Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire,. HP4 3AH and will start at 6:30pm on the 26th June 2004


The traditional speeches and cake cutting will be held once the wedding ceremony guests have arrived at the reception. This will mark the end of the formal proceedings for the day and the start of the celebrations. Food will be provided for all guests in the form of a BBQ and a free bar will be available (although donations to the school fund would be appreciated). Entertainment will be provided by the traditional wedding disco and we also hope to have a live band murder some of your favourite tunes. We encourage parents to bring the children with them, and hope to provide some activities to amuse the younger guests.


Local directions - from the A41 :Take the Chesham turnoff from the A41 ( Berkhamsted bypass ).  Take the first exit from the roundabout heading towards Berkhamsted town.  At the next roundabout, take the second exit and you will see the school approximately 200 yards on the right.

Local directions - from the town High Street : From the High Street go up Chesham Road ( Swan Centre is on the corner ) for approximately half a mile.   The school is on the left.

From further afield: Ashlyns School is situated in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK.   MultiMap Link


Accommodation and Transport

We are more than aware that many guests will need to travel, and it is assumed they will provide their own transport or make their own arrangements. Likewise some may choose to stay in the local area following the reception. To aid you in our plans, below is a list of some local hotels and local taxi firms so you can make your own arrangements as you see fit.

Hotels near Berkhamsted

Hotel Location Contact Guide Price
Premier Lodge Kings Langley - WD4 8BR 0870 9906372 60
Watermill Hotel Hemel Hempstead - HP1 2RJ 01442 349955 50
Bobsleigh Inn Bovingdon - HP3 0DS 01442 833276 60
Ramada Jarvis Redbourn - AL3 01582 792105 120
Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead - HP2 4UA 0870 4009041 70
Heritage The Crown Amersham - HP7 0DH 0870 4008103 70
Travel Inn (A41 Services) Bourne End - HP1 2SB 0870 2383309 45

Local Taxi numbers

See the Yellow Pages: