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Ashridge House

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Menus from £195
80 to 400 Guests

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Menus from £195
80 to 400 Guests

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!

  • Our talented team of creative chefs can cater for all dietary requirements.
  • Ashridge House offers a variety of period function rooms for your special day; no waiting for rooms to be turned around!
  • Dedicated venue coordinator on-hand to help plan every detail and ensure the smooth running of your day.
  • 190 ensuite bedrooms for your family and friends to book.
  • 190 acres of beautiful private gardens perfect for your wedding photographs

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Lilly H. Married on 26/08/2020
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    Dream Wedding

    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. 

    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! 

    Review by the new Mr & Mrs Ekers :)
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    Sarah Married on 02/11/2019
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    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!
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    Alex Married on 20/10/2019
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    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.
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    Juliet Married on 12/10/2019
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    All your wildest dreams come true at Ashridge!

    We had the most incredible experience with Ashridge House. From the moment we first arrived at the venue and met Katie (who ended up being our amazing wedding coordinator), we knew that getting married here would make our wedding perfect. We couldn't be more right. Throughout the planning process we were guided adeptly by the Ashridge events team. Katie, our wedding coordinator, was the biggest shining star as we came to the final 4-6 weeks before the big day - she provided instantaneous responses, pertinent questions on things we hadn't even considered and reassurances that everything would go smoothly. We were so impressed by how invested/dedicated she was to making sure our wedding was perfect.

    Ashridge also did an incredible job accommodating our large contingent of international guests. We arrived the day before to have a casual buffet dinner with everyone who'd flown in from abroad or was part of the close bridal party. Ashridge also let us use a room for a Chinese tea ceremony, which made the entire experience for my new in-laws so much more special. We also had a chance to meet Katie for our final run through. She was patient and understanding with me, the bride (being somewhat flustered after having to transport my wedding dress through the rain from London) and made sure that I was happy with the plan for the day.

    Our actual wedding day was perfect. We had so much space to get ready, everything happened without me having to lift a finger. I didn't experience an ounce of stress and was just able to enjoy the entire experience, knowing that Ashridge were taking care of all the logistics.

    I couldn't possibly recommend this venue highly enough.
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    Lauren Married on 28/09/2019
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    Words cannot describe!

    What can i say! This venue is a dream come true. From the moment you drive up to it, it takes your breathe away. For such a big venue, it has a intimate non intimidating feel.
    The staff there are extremely professional. All of our guests spoke highly of them.
    The food was phenomenal - something you would expect from a 5 star restaurant.
    Our journey would not have been what it was if it wasn't for out wedding coordinator, Rachel. She was great on the lead up to the big day but also on the day itself. Couldn't have done it without her.
    If you want a day to remember, this is the place to book.
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    Daniella Married on 22/09/2019
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    The Best Day Ever..........

    Words cannot express how absolutely wonderful everyone at Ashridge House has been from the moment of considering the venue for our special day.
    Everything and everyone needs to be congratulated on their orchestrated performance and seamless operations in making this day and all the days leading up to it and after, the most memorable, talked about, complimented day of our lives. From the Groundsmen as you drive up to this most beautiful and breathtaking venue, to the team that great you and thereafter all the amazing people that hold your hand, take you through this incredible journey and make you feel like you are the only wedding happening. From Krystal who initially sorted out the booking and kept a good eye on us and Rachel who become an absolute gem in managing and directing us with such great precision throughout the entire lead up and on the day........impeccable.
    The Operations Team led by Nigel are utterly spectacular with their Food & Wine Tasting, Attention to detail in all F&B requirements and the support they gave with this 5* cuisine and specialist wines, add to the memorable experience for one and all. Nothing can be faulted in the days experience and the lasting memories it has given to us all.
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    Luke Married on 14/09/2019
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    Amazing Wedding Venue!

    Ashridge is truly the most amazing wedding venue! Before booking we viewed many different venues, and none came close to the grandueur of Ashridge - it had many of the key features we were looking for; accommodation on site, different rooms for each part of the day, the option for ceremony and reception at the same venue (and even a chapel at the venue, if you so wish). Ashridge really was by far the perfect wedding venue. We had nothing but compliments from our guests on the day and afterwards about the food, the setting, and the level of organisation - the staff couldn't have been more helpful, and Rachel our wedding co-ordinator did an amazing job, both on the day and in the many weeks and months leading up to it. Thank you Ashridge for a wonderful wedding day!
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    Verity Married on 24/08/2019
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    Incredible!

    We cannot begin to explain how fantastic our wedding day was at Ashridge House. A stunning venue, and the chapel is so beautiful!!

    We have had no end of compliments on the whole day, everything ran so smoothly from start to finish. Our coordinator, Rachel, made everything so easy and stress free and nothing was an issue.

    The food was great, with some saying it's the best wedding food they've had (especially the evening fish & chips!)

    Will never be able to thank the team enough for all their hard work, and making our day extra special!

    Thank you everyone!!
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    C Married on 10/08/2019
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    Outstanding

    The grandeur and beauty of Ashridge House leads to an expectation of the highest level of service, excellent food and drink and impeccable staff and I can truly say that this expectation was met at all times.

    The wedding breakfast was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Many, many guests have complimented the food. The waiting staff were attentive, efficient and friendly. The service was faultless. Paul & I would like to personally thank Magda, our waitress. Magda was so helpful, friendly & kind....just generally really lovely, please pass on our thanks to her.

    I really cannot praise everyone and everything enough.

    My biggest thanks go to you Rachel. Thank you, thank you, thank you......you have been wonderful. Always helpful, always honest, always reliable and always supportive. Being a little bit of a control freak I sometimes struggle let other people do their jobs ??, this was never the case with you Rachel, I had complete trust in you and you never failed to deliver. Both in the months leading up to the wedding and on the day itself you had everything under complete control. The day went without a hitch, you knew how we wanted everything and you ensured it was just right, even down to telling the registrar she couldn't move the table so that our flowers on the fireplace were seen!
    I have loved working alongside you Rachel to give Tayler & Michael their perfect wedding day. I truly cannot thank you enough.
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    Anna-Lena Married on 13/07/2019
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    Incredible Venue, amazing Team, perfect Wedding

    My Husband and I got married 1,5 weeks ago at Ashridge House.
    And I am so sad, the wedding is already over and the planning completed.

    It was an absolute delight from the moment of contact to plan this wedding with the lovely team of Ashridge House.

    We’ve had an incredible day and met incredible, dedicated, and such hard working people there.

    The Venue is so beautiful, the food absolutely delicious and the Team and all the staff so attentive and friendly.

    Please don’t look further, if a romantic wedding with breathtaking gardens is what you’re looking for.
    You’ll have an amazing day!

    Thank you to everyone at Ashridge House who made this weekend so unforgettable!
    We will soon come back for a visit.

    Many regards
    Chris & Anna
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    Hayley Married on 06/07/2019
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    Perfection

    Everything at Ashridge is amazing. Not just the incredible venue, but we were lucky enough to have Rachel help coordinate our wedding not just on the day but in the weeks before. She did such a great job. The chefs are unbelievable - the food for 100 guests all came out perfect. We cannot fault a single thing on our day, including some staff on site that found us speakers at midnight to carry on the party. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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    Elsa Married on 20/04/2019
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    Fairytale venue

    Ashridge House has been a dream wedding venue. The professionalism, attentiveness and thoughtfulness both Graham and I experienced whilst planning our wedding and on the day has been exceptional. Thank you to Rachel, our wedding coordinator, and to everyone involved. Elsa & Graham!
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    Joni Married on 16/03/2019
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    World class

    We found Ashridge on Hitched!

    What can we say? Our wildest dreams came true on our wedding day and it’s all thanks to beautiful Ashridge, Kate Solomon our wedding coordinator and the entire Ashridge Team.

    This venue is pure magic and the staff will go the extra (ten) miles to make sure all your details are met.

    We cannot recommend Ashridge enough, and as crazy as this sounds - our wedding day was one of the most seamless and effortless events we have ever planned thanks to Ashridge, allowing us to enjoy simply being ‘engaged’ during the planning and soaking up every single second on the day.

    World class execution, Wish we could do every single second again.

    Thank you Ashridge - we will remember it for the rest of our lives and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. You went above and beyond and every step.

    Joni and Johan. (March 2019).
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    David Married on 14/10/2018
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    Absolutely amazing venue

    Wow!! Absolutely amazing venue. Everything about Ashridge is incredible! The decor, the grounds, the food and drink, the people, just everything about the whole building is enchanting! Our wedding day here was the best day of our lives and everything was perfect. Thank you to all the staff that made the run up to, and our day so special and a very very special Thank you to our co-ordinator Kate Solomons! Kate was fantastic in absolutely everything and made our day so special and run seamlessly! Kate went the extra mile to make sure we and all our guests had the most wonderful day. Everyone was well looked after and had the most amazing time! We are truely greatful and thankful for everything Kate did for us. We have received so many compliments on how incredible our venue was!! Ashridge will always have a special place in our hearts!
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    Shirley Married on 07/10/2018
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    Do not have your wedding here!

    The venue is amazing but the event organising skills of staffs are so terrible. Our wedding coordinator is so unorganised that she almost ruined my big day several times! For example: our wedding DJ was late for 40 min and we were really panicking. The funny thing is that when I asked her whether she confirmed with all the suppliers especially DJ about arrival time, she was hesitant and said she should have done so and she needed to check her emails. I can’t believe my ears!! As a wedding coordinator, isn’t it your job to contact every supplier and make sure everything was ready ? Also, on my big day, She had this weird/ rude/ “nothing to do with me “ attitude the WHOLE DAY. Everyone picked up her attitude. Before we had our helicopter arrived, my husband asked her whether she can gather all the guests to the landing place, she rejected us and told us that guests can see the helicopter through the window. At the end, we took off by ourselves and no guests were there. Also, the staffs took our wedding cake and cut them in the kitchen. After they cut it, they just quietly left it at the desert bar while all of us in a DIFFERENT room dancing !!!!! None of my guests had our wedding cake which has cost me a fortune and effort! Even if they can’t serve every guest a cake, just a little nice announcement to tell guests that all the cakes are cut and are ready in the cake room will be better than leaving the cake there quietly without telling no one! This venue is pathetic, beautiful but you don’t want your wedding to be done here unless you want to ruin your big day!

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