Ashridge House

(28 reviews) 28 5
Ashridge Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
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About Ashridge House

Ashridge, Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

Steeped in history and nestled in a 190 acre estate in the Hertfordshire countryside, Ashridge House is the perfect venue for your wedding whatever the season.  

Our spectacular Grade I listed country house has a fascinating history spanning over 730 years. It started life in 1283 as a Benedictine monastery, and following the Dissolution it became a royal residence for the children of King Henry VIII. It then passed into the hands of the Egertons who became the Dukes and Earls of Bridgewater. This rather formidable and well-connected family retained ownership until after the First World War when it became The Bonar Law College. Today the world-renowned Hult International Business School and Ashridge Executive Education call it home.

Licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 170 guests, couples can choose to exchange vows in a number of breathtaking locations. The most popular choice is on the magnificent sweeping staircase overlooking the Main Hall, but if the sun is shining, using the South Terrace as your stage is a fantastic option as you can take advantage of the beautiful views of the Italian Gardens. The Victorian Fernery is another lovely venue that offers a slightly more intimate feel. The wedding ceremony, conducted by Dacorum Registrars, can be tailored to suit each couple. We are also able to offer Anglian blessings in our Chapel. 

Each element of your special day will be hosted in a different room meaning that your guests will be continually wowed by their spectacular surroundings. Every room has its own distinct personality ranging from the palatial marble fireplaces and gold leaf adorned ceilings of the Lady Marian Alford Room to the sophisticated wooden panelling of the Wyatt Room. All of the rooms interconnect so your guests can move easily between them creating a natural free-flowing feel to your day.   

If you would like to share your special day with more loved ones, we can host up to 190 guests in one room for a sit down formal dinner and up to 400 for an informal evening reception. Our creative team of talented chefs offer sophisticated canapés, wedding breakfast and evening buffet menus. They are able to cater for all dietary requirements so please just let us know if you have a particular theme or menu in mind.

We also have 190 ensuite bedrooms, leisure facilities and ample complimentary onsite parking meaning that you guests can make themselves well and truly at home and enjoy an entire weekend at Ashridge House. 

Lastly, you can rest assured that your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will attend to every last detail and ensure that your day runs smoothly from beginning to end. As you will be the only wedding party on your chosen day, you will be sure to create memories that you will treasure for a life time.  

If you would like to know more about hosting your wedding at Ashridge House, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

• Our talented team of creative chefs can cater for all dietary requirements. • Ashridge offers a range of different function rooms for your day, so no waiting for rooms to be turned around! • Dedicated wedding coordinator on-hand to help plan every detail and ensure smooth running of your day. • 190 ensuite bedrooms for your family and friends to book. • DATES STILL AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL 2019, please get in touch to hear about our late availability offer • Stunning gardens perfect for wedding photographs.

Facilities at Ashridge House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Ashridge House Location

Ashridge House, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

Ashridge Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
01442 841027
28 5

Ashridge House Reviews (28)

I am absolutely blown away!
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By Victoria Clark, on 24 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

I honestly do not know where to begin, I am absolutely blown away with how our wedding day went. All I can think about is how perfect our special day was and I already wish I could do it all again. I cannot thank Charlotte enough for making sure our day was completely flawless and she went above and beyond what I would have ever expected. Hayley thank you so so much for all your help leading up to the big day. You were always there answering my 1 million questions and offering advice and I will always be grateful for your hard work. The whole entire day we had so many of our guests come up to us and say it was hand on heart the best wedding they had ever been to. Of course, Ashridge speaks for itself as it’s just an incredibly beautiful venue which blew everyone away but it doesn’t stop there! Everyone was amazed at the food, the service, everything! We couldn’t blink without one of your lovely staff checking if we needed anything! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Ashridge House
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By Katie Stone, on 04 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

Our wedding was everything, and more, that we hoped for. Ashridge is the perfect setting and the team there are professional, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

So grateful we chose Ashridge!
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By Joanna Hetherington, on 16 May 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

We had an absolutely outstanding and magical wedding experience at Ashridge House in April this year . The wedding coordination and support from Hannah Williams at Ashridge from the point of booking our date right through to after the wedding has been exemplerary and above and beyond our expectations . Nothing has been too much for Hannah and the team at Ashridge and they supported and looked after our every need from the finest detail through to larger scale requirements which included 2 services a civil followed by a Chapel blessing at Ashridge - accommodating our guests a couple of whom are severely disabled - Ashridge is not only fully Accessible for the disabled ( including in the beautiful chapel and grounds ) it also unusually has several disabled rooms . We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding at a Ashridge , the surroundings and the house itself are amazing in all weathers we had rain and sunshine so photos inside and outside and they all look fabulous - Ashridge were excellent with our suppliers and creative with ideas and support for us and the wedding party throughout the planning . The food and historic location is the talk of the town - our guests have not talking about the wedding and how much they enjoyed the day and we were even treated to a historic talk about her estate by Hannah to our guests in the wedding breakfast - so grateful we chose Ashridge for our special and unforgettable day !

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By J&S, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

We can’t thank you guys enough for pulling our wedding day off so majestically. The people keep coming up to us to tell that it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to. The flash back to the day continues to move us!

Easter Sunday
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By Debbie Wilson, on 04 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2018

Our daughter and son in law got married at Ashridge House on Easter Sunday and we cannot thank the team there enough. We had the most amazing time. It is staggeringly beautiful there inside the building and outside, the gardens the stately home everything. Hayley the event manager was wonderful in every way. She was absolutely at our beck and call and always available when needed. She made herself fully accessible both in the run up to the day and right till the end. The staff were excellent, happy, helpful, willing and able. The wedding breakfast was sublime, hot when it should be hot temperature spot on. As Mother of the bride I had my anxieties but truly the wedding was flawless. I could not recommend the venue more highly. You are especially lucky if Hayley helps you to organise yours too. Thank you to everybody who made it magnificent. If there was one thing that could be improved it would be the breakfast buffet - the food in there was not hot enough on either morning. But as mentioned everything else was to perfection so we happily overlooked this. Thanks again to all at Ashridge House.

Mr and Mrs Bester 28.10.17
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By Cassie And Rob Bester, on 02 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

We got married at Ashridge House on 28/10/17. It has taken me this long to write a review because I’ve struggled to put into words how amazing this venue is. I cannot thank Hayley the wedding coordinator enough . With all the ideas she gave us in the planning to her calming presence on the day. I truly believe our day wouldn’t have been so perfect if it wasn’t for her. All the staff were so wonderful and amazing. Nigel was so accommodating with the food options we wanted for the kids at the wedding. The venue is breathtaking and all of our guests commented on how perfect the day was and how the staff were always there. I also thank them for the suggestions on vendors - Rebecca Marsala flowers and JustSmile for the DJ. Our day was perfect and I can’t thank Ashridge House and Hayley enough for making our day so memorable.

Mr and Mrs Richardson 27th May 2017
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By Mark and Rebecca Richardson, on 30 May 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

Our wedding at Ashridge was absolutely faultless! We fell in love with this beautiful venue 18 months before our wedding and the passion from each member of the wedding planning team really did show through, in every meeting we had. Nigel made some great suggestions to help make the day run smoothly and his flexibility when we wanted to organise the room to accommodate our numbers, was truely appreciated! Rebecca and I had a wedding that we will never forget and neither will our guests. We have had nothing but incredible feedback including: First rate food, service and organisation. This, together with the stunning architecture makes for the dream wedding and we can't thank them enough! We are gutted it's all over and wish we could do it all again!

Katie Hurrell, Senior Business Development Executive at Ashridge House responded to this review on 01/06/2017 09:42:02

Hi Mr and Mrs Richardson, I cant thank you enough for taking the time to write this review - we at Ashridge really appreciate it! I hope you are enjoying a married life somewhere exotic! Do feel free to pop in for a coffee and a cake anytime!

Completely wonderful
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By Mr & Mrs Hurrell, on 25 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 05 Nov 2016

Our wedding in November 2016 at Ashridge House was absolutely perfect. From my research, Ashridge was the clear winner as there are different rooms for each part of the day. Our coordinator, Charlotte was lovely and very helpful, providing advice and ideas throughout the process. She set all of our favours and table names out on the day and liaised with our suppliers for us! The food at Ashridge really is fantastic, and this was something that all the guests commented on. The service was flawless and all staff were also really friendly, from the waiters to the receptionists, nothing was too much trouble. All staff seemed genuinely happy to be working there! Throughout the whole process there was a very flexible, professional and personal approach. I can’t recommend Ashridge House enough, it’s a hidden gem and is certainly worth the journey.

Perfect venue
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By Mr and Mrs Beynon, on 26 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016

We feel so lucky to have held our wedding reception at Ashridge in October. We absolutely fell in love with it on first viewing, but did the obligatory comparison visit to many other venues before committing. In our opinion, no where even came close. We were so fortunate to have Katie as our co ordinator. Nothing at all was too much trouble - she was always on hand to offer advice or to bounce ideas off, as well as promoting us when we should start thinking about different parts of the day. On the day itself, as the bride, I can honestly say I felt no stress at all - Katie and the team had absolutely everything under control and made sure the whole day flowed seamlessly. One thing we loved most about Ashridge, aside from the undeniably beautiful setting, is the exclusivity - knowing you are the only wedding not only that day, but that week, made it feel even more special. Katie suggested a perfect flow for the day, utilising several of the beautiful rooms, and ensuring we had a grand entrance down the magnificent staircase! Food is very important to us - my husband is a Michelin chef. This is where Ashridge continued to amaze us. During our menu tasting, the chefs took the time to speak to my husband, ensuring the menu was perfect. Absolutely every guest commented how amazing the food was. During our entire reception, through to the evening, every staff member was faultless. Katie continued to manage the day through to the evening reception, and I cannot thank her enough for how well this was done. If you are considering Ashridge as a potential wedding venue, please do not hesitate at all.

Wedding photography at Ashridge House
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By Spotyphoto, on 22 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 16 May 2015

I was very fortunate to have clients who chose Ashridge House as a wedding venue for their wedding. As a professional photographer working with couples in one of the most important, stressful and fast paced days of their lives feel that this location gives them the peace of mind and assurance that their wedding day will be a fantastic one, which sure makes my work easier. From the moment you walk through the doors the environment is spectacular and gives you a feel good fairytale feeling - exactly what you want to feel like on your wedding day. I was impressed by the fantastic and well maintained grounds that offered a variety of photo opportunities, especially for the very important bride and groom photo-shoot. The central staircase is absolutely stunning, with perfect natural light and looks like a scene out of the movies and I am so glad that the couple chose to have their civil ceremony here as the images I captured during their ceremony are some of the best I have to date. A big thanks to the staff, that was very professional, accommodating and polite and made sure that everyone was well looked after. This will always be one of my favourite wedding venues and hope to have other opportunities to shoot weddings at Ashridge House and deliver stunning photos to my wonderful clients.

Incredible wedding venue!
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By Mr & Mrs Watts, on 02 Jul 2016

Ashridge House exceeded our expectations and went over and above to ensure we had the most amazing wedding day. The venue itself is so impressive and the staff were extremely professional, they made every effort to ensure the day ran smoothly. Our guests also could not stop talking about the food - it was exquisite! Special mention to our wedding coordinator too who was so helpful and friendly, not sure what we would have done without her!

Fairytale Wedding Venue
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By Caroline Copp, on 27 Jun 2016

Fantastic and well organised staff made our planning plain sailing and our day smooth and special.

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