Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and home to his daughter Princess Elizabeth I, Ashridge House is the dream wedding venue for your special day. Ashridge House is a spectacular, award-winning wedding venue in leafy Hertfordshire, only 30 miles from London and surrounded by 190 acres of beautiful private gardens.
Licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 170 guests, couples can choose to exchange vows in a number of breath taking locations. The most popular choice is on the magnificent sweeping staircase overlooking the Grand Hall, however if the sun is shining, using the South Terrace as your stage is a magical option as you can take advantage of the beautiful views to our private gardens. The Victorian Fernery is another lovely venue offering a more intimate feel for smaller weddings. The wedding ceremony, conducted by Dacorum Registrars, can be tailored to suit your special day. We are also able to offer Anglian blessings in our Chapel.
Ashridge House has beautiful heritage function spaces perfect for each element of your wedding meaning that your guests will be continually wowed by their spectacular surroundings. Every room has its own distinct personality from the palatial marble fireplaces and opulent gold leaf adorned ceilings of the Lady Marian Alford Room to the original Austrian wood panelling of the Wyatt Room. All function spaces interconnect so your guests can move easily between the rooms creating a natural flow to your day.
If you would like to share your special day with additional guests, we can host up to 210 guests in our largest space for a formal sit down dinner and up to 400 for a reception. Our talented team of executive chefs offer an exciting range of menus and will cater for all dietary requirements; please do let us know if you have a particular theme or menu in mind.
Ashridge House has 190 ensuite bedrooms onsite, and all guests have complimentary parking so your guests can relax and make themselves well and truly at home.
You can rest assured that your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will ensure the venue is prepared to the finest details on the day and ensure your wedding flows smoothly from beginning to end, helping you to create magical moments you will treasure for a lifetime.
If you would like to know more about hosting your fairy-tale wedding at Ashridge House, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly events team.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ashridge House!
COVID Safe Weddings at Ashridge House
Ashridge House is a COVID Safe wedding venue, following all Government Guidelines. Please note all guests will have their temperature taken on arrival.
43 Reviews for Ashridge House
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lilly H. · Married on 26/08/2020
After having to cancel our dream wedding in Sicily due to the global pandemic, we were devastated and didn’t think we’d find any venue in the UK that we’d love as much....BUT then we came across Ashridge House which turned that all around.Sent on 02/03/2021
Whilst the beauty, character and history of the venue is breathtaking, it was the team at Ashridge House that truly made our decision for us. They could not be more welcoming, kind, friendly, and flexible. No ask was too much, and they went over and beyond all our expectations. They helped bring our vision to life and created the most perfect wedding day. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
A special thank you to Natalie Halliwel-Jennings (Events Sales & Marketing Manager) and Ella Robjant-Boyd (our wedding planner) at Ashridge House for all your hard work and dedication to make our dream wedding happen!
To anyone considering getting married somewhere unique and beautiful, we cannot recommend Ashridge House enough!
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Sarah · Married on 02/11/2019
Autumn Wedding at Ashridge House
We got married at Ashridge House a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing. The venue is absolutely stunning, the food and service top notch, and our wedding coordinator Rachel was fantastic. Our guests are still commenting on how great everything was and we can't stop reliving the day. There are a good number of rooms available to use throughout the venue, all closely connected but each one slightly different, and we moved from one to another throughout the day which kept everything very fresh. It felt like the food and drink was flowing non stop, and with the assistance of Rachel everything on the day ran to perfection. I was such a relaxed bride on the day as a result of this and was really able to enjoy myself. Thank you Ashridge House!Sent on 16/11/2019
Alex · Married on 20/10/2019
The most beautiful Autumnal Wedding
From the moment we set eyes on Ashridge we fell in love with the venue, the beautiful staircase, its amazing grounds, and the stunning Lady Marion room. The staff were so welcoming and helpful, Rachel assisted us every step of the way and was so organised and relaxing to be around, everything that you need in the build up to your wedding. On the day everything came together and the Ashridge team brought our wedding to life and we are eternally grateful, and would highly recommend.Sent on 04/01/2020
We are offering special bespoke intimate wedding packages for Spring 2021.
To hear more or to arrange an appointment to view our magnificent venue and discuss all that Ashridge House has to offer please contact our Wedding Sales Team on 01442 841 027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate the return of weddings, we cordially invite you to our virtual wedding fair. You will be able to meet our passionate wedding team who will be sharing their expertise on weddings at Ashridge House, from an intimate ceremony to a grand fairy-tale wedding!
On the day you will be able to view a virtual tour of our beautiful ceremony and reception spaces, meet our Chef and have a live chat with a member of the wedding team, all from the comfort of your armchair!
If you would like to attend our virtual wedding fair, please register at via the upcoming events page at ashridgehouse.org.uk
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