Ashridge House

(42 reviews) 42 4.9
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 (42)

Autumn Wedding at Ashridge House
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By Sarah McQueen, on 16 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

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!

The most beautiful Autumnal Wedding
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By Alex & Laura Beeson, on 04 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2019

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.

All your wildest dreams come true at Ashridge!
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By Juliet & Woon, on 21 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

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.

Words cannot describe!
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By Lauren & Jonathan, on 02 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

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.

The Best Day Ever..........
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By Daniella & Oliver, on 09 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2019

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.

Amazing Wedding Venue!
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By Luke Kanczes, on 20 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

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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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
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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
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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).

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