Ashridge House

Ashridge, Berkhamsted (Hertfordshire) HP4 1NS Map · Telephone · Website
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About Ashridge House

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
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Ashridge House Fernery Outside
Ashridge House Fernery Outside
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Ashridge House
View from the Italian Gardens
View from the Italian Gardens
Ashridge House Italian Gardens and House
Ashridge House Italian Gardens and House
Ashridge House Couple Main Staircase
Ashridge House Couple Main Staircase
Ashridge House Main Staircase Ceremony
Ashridge House Main Staircase Ceremony
Anglican blessings can be given in our Chapel
Anglican blessings can be given in our Chapel
Ashridge House Couple
Ashridge House Couple
Ashridge House Gardens
Ashridge House Gardens
Ashridge House South Lawn
Ashridge House South Lawn
Ashridge House Grand Hall Ceremony
Ashridge House Grand Hall Ceremony
The Lady Marian Alford Room
The Lady Marian Alford Room
Ashridge House Staircase decorated
Ashridge House Staircase decorated
Ashridge House Fireworks
Ashridge House Fireworks
Ashridge House Galleries
Ashridge House Galleries
Ashridge House South Lawn
Ashridge House South Lawn
The weather vane in the Main Hall's ceiling
The weather vane in the Main Hall's ceiling
Ashridge House Wyatt Room Evening Entertainment
Ashridge House Wyatt Room Evening Entertainment
Ashridge House Grand Hall Ceremony
Ashridge House Grand Hall Ceremony
String quartet
String quartet
Ashridge House Wedding breakfast
Ashridge House Wedding breakfast
Ashridge House from the east
Ashridge House from the east
Endless beautiful photograph locations
Endless beautiful photograph locations
The Loggia
The Loggia
Cheers!
Cheers!
The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden
Oak planted by Queen Victoria
Oak planted by Queen Victoria
A grand entrance!
A grand entrance!
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Ashridge House 45
Stunning gardens and grounds
Stunning gardens and grounds
View of the Chapel
View of the Chapel
Speeches in the Lady Marian Alford Room
Speeches in the Lady Marian Alford Room
The Ante Room
The Ante Room
Guard of honour
Guard of honour
190 acres of gardens to chose from
190 acres of gardens to chose from
Balcony of Main Hall
Balcony of Main Hall
A fireworks display is a fitting finale
A fireworks display is a fitting finale
Midnight at Ashridge House
Midnight at Ashridge House
Throwing the bouquet
Throwing the bouquet
First dance in the Wyatt Room
First dance in the Wyatt Room
Ashridge House Wedding Couple
Ashridge House Wedding Couple
The whole estate is truly beautiful
The whole estate is truly beautiful
Ashridge House Wedding breakfast
Ashridge House Wedding breakfast
Ashridge House Italian Gardens
Ashridge House Italian Gardens
Ashridge House Old Library Ceremony
Ashridge House Old Library Ceremony
Ashridge House Lady Marian Alford Table Set up
Ashridge House Lady Marian Alford Table Set up
Ashridge House Lady Marian Alford
Ashridge House Lady Marian Alford
Ashridge House Ante Room Cake
Ashridge House Ante Room Cake
Ashridge House Repton Hall
Ashridge House Repton Hall
Ashridge House Fernery Ceremony
Ashridge House Fernery Ceremony
Ashridge House Fernery Outside
Ashridge House Fernery Outside
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Ashridge House
View from the Italian Gardens
View from the Italian Gardens

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Recommended by 100% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value for Money 4.9
  • Response time 4.9
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    Sarah McQueen · Married on 02/11/2019

    5.0
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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!

    Sent on 16/11/2019
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    Alex & Laura Beeson · Married on 20/10/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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.

    Sent on 04/01/2020
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    Juliet & Woon · Married on 12/10/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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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.

    Sent on 21/10/2019

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Ashridge House FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Chapel on Premises
    In the Country
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Outdoor License
  • 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:
    Swimming Pool
    Fitness Centre
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted

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