Ashridge House

(36 reviews) 36 4.89
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; Ashridge was the Hunting Lodge of King Henry VIII, a maternity ward and a ladies finishing school. 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 venue 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. • Stunning gardens perfect for wedding photographs. • Ashridge House is not available for dry hire or the use of External Caterers

Facilities at Ashridge House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
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 Reviews (36)

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By Verity Gaeta, on 09 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2019

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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By C KENT, on 12 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

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 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.

Incredible Venue, amazing Team, perfect Wedding
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By Anna-Lena Easton, on 23 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

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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By Hayley Curran, on 15 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

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!

Fairytale venue
Venue Service

By Elsa Demain-Griffiths, on 19 May 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

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!

World class
Venue Service

By Joni and Johan Rasmusson, on 17 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

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).

Absolutely amazing venue
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By David & Janine, on 19 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2018

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!

Venue Service

By Shirley Wen, on 22 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2018

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!

I am absolutely blown away!
Venue Service

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!!!!

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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!
Venue Service

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!

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