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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Steeped in history and once residence to King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Prince Edward,

you and your guests will be royalty for the day!

Each chapter of your day will reveal a striking new backdrop with our interlocking heritage rooms, providing a seamless flow, as your day unfolds.

Complete with a blend of romantic gothic and Italian architecture, original chandeliers, marble fireplaces, opulent gold-leaf adorned painted ceilings, 190 acres of landscaped gardens and our breath-taking staircase to complement your style.

Wedding planning journey

You will be assigned a personal Wedding Coordinator to help with all the venue planning, who will also be there on the big day, working tirelessly behind the scenes, to ensure your vision comes to life!

So you can rest easy knowing that you are experienced and friendly hands.

Morning of your day

You and your Wedding party can get ready and relax in one of our Heritage rooms

Your ceremony, civil or religious

Licenced for civil ceremonies for up to 180 of your family and friends on our breath-taking staircase

Why not say ‘I do’ in our stunning garden settings –

South terrace, Italian gardens, Rose gardens, Herb gardens and many more…

The Ashridge House Chapel is available for your Christian blessing, conducted by our Reverend or your own officiant if required

Our capacity

We have various options for your sit-down meal, ranging from 40 guests to 280 guests

If your guests' numbers are above 280 then a marquee can be constructed on our lawns

Stay with us

We have 190 bedrooms onsite, perfect for you and your guests to rest your heads at the end of an amazing day

Our Gardens

Set within 190 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens, perfect for your all-important photos

Getting here

Only 30 minutes from London via car and train

Complimentary parking onsite

**Awards**

Hitched Wedding Award 2023

Guides for Brides Highly Commended Winner 2023

International Wedding Awards UK Wedding Venue 2023

Guides For Brides 2018 Winner

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:

Swimming pool
Fitness centre

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Elephant baraat permitted
Horse baraat permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples

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60 reviews
Eve Harrow
Eve H. Sent on 25/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue of dreams!

My now husband and I chose Ashridge as it is very close to our hearts: we live 10mins away and we got engaged on the estate. It was a no-brainer for us, not only our local wedding venue but also because it's the most beautiful house with stunning gardens, and the wedding team is incredible. We were sold when we were shown around the venue by the wonderful wedding executive Annabel, and by chance our anniversary date was newly available. So we knew it was meant to be. The team at Ashridge are the most diligent, professional, friendly and responsive group of people. They took care of all our needs, regularly putting in catchups the entire run up and made the entire wedding planning process easy. The food tasting was delicious and the food on the day was the best many of our guests had ever had at a wedding - it was beyond amazing. The team on the day, from security to the reception, to accommodation and of course, Annabel and the wedding team were phenomenally helpful and careful to ensure we had the most fantastic day. We can't recommend Ashridge highly enough. It was the absolute wedding of dreams, and we will cherish our photos and videos which will immortalise it forever!
Heather
Heather P. Sent on 13/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fairytale wedding venue

My husband and I got married at Ashridge in October and it was breathtaking. The venue is already stunning and with very few extra decorations it took ours and our guests breath away. They accommodated all our requests and it really felt like our wedding the way we wanted it. I don't drink so they provided elderflower presse and mocktails which were great. All our guests loved our venue and the staff both during planning and on the day were spectacular. The process was simple to book and the planning meetings were fun and organised. Our day was perfect.
Sophie Harknett
Sophie M. Sent on 22/07/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Outstanding venue, food and service

My husband and I recently got married at Ashridge House on 3rd July 2022. We booked Ashridge House after our previous wedding venue cancelled on us due to Covid and I can honestly say it was meant to be. We had looked at 11 venues previously and had no idea what we would do. We assumed Ashridge House would be too expensive so didn't book to view previously. Ashridge House are so upfront with costs and make it easy to work out unlike so many other venues with adding tax corkage a venue fee and catering fee etc. It's absolutely stunning venue. Our guest were blown away! The food was exceptional also and all the staff are just so wonderful and know exactly what they are doing. It's first class! Ashridge House holds so many memories for us and I recommend anyone to go and check it out - you'll fall in love!
Owen
Owen L. Sent on 21/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing place for a magical day

A stunning venue, steeped in history. The house and grounds make for beautiful photos and coming down the staircase makes for a magical and unforgettable start to your marriage. Lovely and helpful staff, delicious food, and able to personalise things to your taste. We even had a golf day then BBQ with games the night before in the conservatory (however as it's a listed building i wasn't allowed for my grooms people to breathe fire as we passed them - fair enough). Accommodation on site for hundreds is a secret superpower to make things easy for you and guests too. So many guests have said they'll never forget our wedding.
Michelle
Michelle F. Sent on 21/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Day

We were looked after by the staff at Ashridge from the start of our wedding planing to the Completion of our Wedding Day.
The day its self was perfect with every detail taken care off.
Thank you to all the staff at Ashridge :)
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Daria Sent on 24/12/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fairy-tale wedding

Ashridge house is a beautiful, magical venue that will make you feel like you’re in a fairy-tale. Not only the international guests, but all the locals too were in absolute awe of the place. The team at Ashridge make the whole event go so smoothly and perfectly timed, that it leaves you and your guests in admiration of their professionalism.
The food is delicious and was appreciated by a very international crowd with some guests that are hard to impress.
The whole day felt like perfection and beyond our wildest dreams.
If we could do it all over again, we absolutely would choose Ashridge 100 times again!
J
Jiggar V. Sent on 21/03/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Proposal at Ashridge

Although, this was for a proposal rather than a wedding. Everything went smoothly thanks to Bryher's hard work and attention to detail. She was brilliant from start to finish.
Bryher really helped organise and surprise my then girlfriend and now fiance by going through all details, sending clear updates via email and putting a clear plan together.
Bryher and I also organised a walk-through beforehand and discussed any changes adjustments. These were clearly documented and I felt I was always in good hands.
Bryher also liasied directly with the photographers and florist, saving me having to worry about this side.
Very well organised and I highly recommend working with them and Ashridge house.

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Hari Sent on 25/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every penny! MAGESTICAL

The history, the impressive wow factor, and that it had the amount of rooms we needed ONSITE. We fell in love with it instantly! ALL the staff were amazing and just went above and beyond!

‘The food was’ Just scrummy!!!!! ‘The experience was’ Simply magical! Fairy tale
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Mark O. Sent on 19/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Faultless venue

Absolutely superb experience from start to finish. Setting is stunning, the staff are incredibly helpful in ways we hadn't even considered, and the value is really quite excellent too.
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Georgie W. Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

My magical fairytale wedding come true!

Wow. Wedding of our absolute dreams and It doesn’t stop at the breathtakingly beautiful venue, which gets me every time I see it! The team, the food, the chef, the ceremony, just everything, was perfect. We had a black-tie autumn wedding and spent 3 days celebrating at Ashridge and the team couldn’t do enough for us. They made us feel so special, we had a bespoke 5 course wedding breakfast which we designed with the head Chef Paul and our guests still are still talking about the quality of the food and cocktails now. Importantly for us, Ashridge had enough guests rooms and lodges for our full wedding party (100 people) to stay and the chapel and the many rooms in the house meant we could have our full wedding there with no-one needing to travel anywhere. The SPA was an added bonus for all the guests to use over our 3 days and the lodges are lovely for the bridal party and family to stay together. It really was my fairytale dream wedding come true. (And I’d dreamt of that for 36 years ;)
We were allocated Bryher as our wedding coordinator and my goodness she’s so good at what she does- down to the smallest details. We got married on staircase - I’d asvise anyone to do the same- your guests will have never, And will never,’see anything like it again. Magical indeed. Thank you Ashridge, so much!
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K Buckley Sent on 21/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

We had the most perfect wedding day imaginable at Ashridge. Everything we needed was thoughtfully supported and taken care of, our coordinator was helpful and knowledgeable and the day-of staff couldn’t have been nicer with us and our guests. Our guests loved the gardens and historic feel - oh and the food was incredible.

(Photo credit David Wickham, Modern Vintage Weddings)
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Catherine C. Sent on 06/12/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

The most magical day

The venue of dreams!
It was truly a magical day and every member of the Ashridge team worked hard to make it as special as possible. Our guests raved about the venue and we all felt swept up into a fairytale.
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Maria Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Daughters Wedding At Ashridge House

Wow!!!! What an amazing day for us all. It was just incredible.
The whole day ran so smoothly due to the rigour and high expectations that the staff at Ashridge House adhere too.
The continual comments from all of our guests have a common thread; saying the quality of the food was delicious, the service from the staff was professional at all times and the endless attention to detail on everything was always picked up.
Ashridge House provided the Bride and Groom and all their guests with a lasting imprint of complete splendour that will never be forgotten.
It really was truly memorable
We are forever indebted to all your hard work in making this dream come true for our daughter Rebecca and our son in law Alexis
Thanking you
Maria and Salim Kemal {Mother and Father of the Bride)
30th July 2022


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Rebecca G. Sent on 06/12/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Fairy tale wedding

Incredible venue, classic fairytale setting & the every member of staff from start to finish were fantastic - couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
Only reason we marked down slightly was we felt the bar manager was slightly inflexible with our requests & over priced but couldn’t fault the food & beverage team otherwise!
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Stephanie Sent on 06/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

The venue itself is beautiful, the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating and overall it was an amazing experience and I couldn’t have picked a better place to have my wedding
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