Ashridge House

(22 reviews) 22 5
Ashridge Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 1NS
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View from the Italian Gardens 3
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Anglican blessings can be given in our Chapel 5

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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 setting 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 canapé, 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! • The level of service provided is second to none! • 190 ensuite bedrooms for your family and friends to book.

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
22 5

Ashridge House Reviews (22)

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.

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.

The best day of our lives
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By Mr and Mrs Thomas, on 04 May 2016

We got married at Ashridge house Sunday 1st May 2016 and i can honestly say that it couldn't of been more perfect. From start to finish Chloe Painter our wedding co-ordinator was amazing, she was so professional and really grasped the understanding of exactly what we wanted. The staff at the venue on the day were totally on point. They couldn't of done enough for us . We were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants a fairytale wedding. It will be the best decision you will ever make. It was for us. Thank you to everyone at Ashridge but especially the lovely Chloe. We will cherish our wedding memories at Ashridge forever.

Our perfect wedding day
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By David and Katie Webster, on 19 Aug 2013

Ashridge House was an absolutely stunning venue. The staff were professionals of the highest standard, and could not have done more to make our day completely wonderful. As it should have been, our wedding day was by far and away perfect, with every minute detail covered, from the setting, the layout, the assistance in planning, the floral arrangements and the food. The staff were friendly, genuinely happy to be a part of the big day, and dedicated to making this the happiest day of our lives.

Perfect, perfect, perfect!
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By Nicola Benson, on 18 Apr 2013

Can say no more than that - the perfect venue for an amazing wedding. The food was delicious, the venue stunning and the service was second to none. A fabulous wedding day for our daughter that we will remember forever for being perfect!

The day far exceeded our expectation
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By Vicky & David Jenkinson, on 07 Feb 2013

"Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for making our day run so smoothly. We have received so many compliments not just for the amazing venue but for the fantastic service received. The day far exceeded our expectation and we feel you went above and beyond to ensure our day run smoothly and was stress free for us." October 2012

'It was a complete triumph for all of us'
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By Tony Orsten, on 25 Jan 2013

Please accept our families' grateful thanks and full admiration for what you and your team accomplished at my daughter Kim's wedding on 22 December 2012. It was a complete triumph for all of us and particularly the bride and groom and their guests. Your staff and all of the Ashridge personnel were exceptional and our guests were hugely impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the wedding - which we are obviously delighted about. My wife and I were particularly struck by the skill, care and diligence of our 'planner' at Ashridge, Jean Klotz. Jean was a constant friend and confident to Kim and Simon and they really did have complete confidence in her from the first meeting to the day itself. Quite frankly Jean is a star. I don't normally feel strongly enough to write about someone in particular, but in this case I really must say a huge thank you to Jean not only for her work, but her terrific attitude and calming influence on all concerned, which left us to really enjoy and appreciate the wedding, even though we were the hosts - not something that often happens to me! So from all the Orstens and the Brays, please accept our grateful thanks and appreciation of a truly superb event, beautifully planned and executed by Ashridge.

The perfect wedding venue.
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By Rachel and Andrew Pullen, on 13 Mar 2011

I can't recommend Ashridge highly enough. All of the staff are friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. In particular our wedding co-ordinator Carly was extremely efficient and had everything running smoothly with no fuss. The venue itself is stunning and it was great having the whole place to ourselves and that all our guests were able to stay on site.

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