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Megan F. · Married on 31/07/2021
Beautiful, friendly, supportive DIY venue
We knew Ashridge Great Barn was the place for us as soon as we toured the grounds with Cat. We instantly connected with its rural and wild beauty and knew that Cat and team's easy-going nature would be exactly right for us. Some things that drew us towards Ashridge were: the fact that we could choose whichever suppliers we wanted and have our day exactly as we wanted it; the fact that Cat and team have an excellent 'black book' of trusted suppliers which can be used as a starting point in your search; a variety of possibilities for the marriage ceremony itself - we chose to be married at a local church, but there are loads of great options all over the grounds; the grounds: beautiful, varied, colourful and full of nature all year round; the amazing rustic barn which is just gorgeous and comforting even before you start decorating it; the fact that we were able to stay on-site for a couple of days before the wedding and really spend time making sure we were ready and prepared; and the relaxed atmosphere - after viewing lots of 'stiffer' venues, we really felt at home at Ashridge and able to begin to let our creative planning juices flow!
Our planning process was a little longer than most couples' (due to Covid) but despite this, communication with the wedding team at Ashridge stayed regular and always supportive and helpful.
In the few days we spent at Ashridge before, during and after the wedding, the team could not do enough for us. They worked so hard to make sure our visions were realised, and on the day of the wedding, we felt completely able to relax and enjoy it, as the Ashridge team kept an eye out for suppliers who were on their way and helped make sure the day ran as close to the schedule as weddings can.
In all, we had a dream wedding - We would do it all again, at Ashridge, in a heartbeat!
Sent on 12/08/2021
The Ashridge Great Barn's reply:Hi Megan,
Samuel L. · Married on 17/07/2021
Wonderful wedding venue
After all of the Covid challenges we've just – finally! – had our wedding at Ashridge Court and it was truly wonderful. The main thing to say is that Cat is incredibly helpful, flexible, responsive and accommodating to help make sure you have the day you always wanted the way that you want it. For those looking for a DIY and rustic country wedding, the site is perfect to be able to let your imagination run and truly make the space and the day your own. And it's set in such a lovely and secluded part of Devon, you really feel transported away from it all into the countryside and that you are in your own private space. The glade is such a beautiful and intimate setting for a wedding, the gardens are a great drinks reception space, and then you have the HUGE barn that's ideal for a meal and a party. What's more you're less than an 1hr from Devon's lovely beaches if you want a bit of a relaxed day afterwards with guests. Would also recommend looking into Eggesford Barton as a great nearby accommodation option for guests (e.g. Bride & Groom's family, Bridesmaids and Groomsmen). We and our guests had an absolute blast and would definitely recommend it to anyone.Sent on 03/08/2021
The Ashridge Great Barn's reply:Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host your wedding and be part of the amazing day that you put together!
Sonia L. · Married on 12/06/2021
Beautiful and relaxed wedding venue
Ashridge have been so fantastic! We booked the venue in February last year and then had to ask them to rearrange the reception to next year, because of the pandemic. Instead we had a small ceremony outside in the garden. They were so understanding and helpful about rearranging, which really took the stress out of it. The ceremony in the garden was so lovely and it was such a beautiful setting. All of the photographs look fantastic, with the flowers and tall trees in the background. We did most of the arranging with Cat, who is the magic combination of relaxed and organised. When Cat went on maternity leave we dealt with Jo, who was also fantastic. We couldn’t think of a nicer place to get married, and can’t wait to have the big do next year in the barn.Sent on 27/06/2021
The Ashridge Great Barn's reply:It has been an absolute pleasure to host your wedding - very much looking forward to seeing you all again next year!
Scott · Married on 28/09/2019
Amazing wedding venue!
Amazing wedding venue, stunning barn & grounds for a perfect day!Sent on 21/11/2019
When we first visited Ashridge Barn we knew it was the wedding venue for us. Tea and cake on arrival, with a combination of relaxed atmosphere, stunning grounds and gardens (which we got to see in every season!) and the beautiful barn full of Devon charm. Simple enough for your own stamp but special enough not to need too much dressing to show it off. A huge plus was the ability for our guests to camp which kept the wonderful weekend going the following morning. All of our guests questioned where we found this little gem.
Finally, we can’t comment on the venue without mentioning Cat. When we first met she described her team as can do people, which isn’t strictly true, there are can do people, and then there is Cat!
From advising on table hire, short listing suppliers, providing foliage and last minute printing of forgotten readings. We even chose our rings based on her recommendation. Cat has the amazing gift of being 100% on hand whilst also being totally invisible. The smooth running of the entire day was down to her hard work and commitment to make it perfect for us. And for this we couldn’t thank her enough and will be forever grateful.
Ellie · Married on 18/08/2018
An Incredibly Special Place
If you are looking for a beautiful, rustic barn and gorgeous grounds with the freedom to do your day your way, Ashridge is the place for you. Aside from the stunning venue, Cat was amazing both in the lead-up to the day and the weekend itself; she was very helpful in suggesting suppliers but equally happy to listen to and support our ideas. We loved the fact that she was happy to have our dog there on the day and there were lots of gorgeous props for us to choose from to help with the decoration. Nothing was too much trouble and we can't thank her enough for making our wedding day truly the best day out of lives. Thank you!Sent on 22/01/2019
Katherin R. · Married on 06/08/2017
Beautiful rustic barn
It was amazing to count on people like The Ashridge Great Barn team, they were very helpful and with professional staff that made everything easier for me and my husband, they also suggested me more things we could do or even places we could go with our guests. Apart from the fact that the view was unbelievably beautiful, we enjoyed the place and even our photographer and guests fell in love inmediately with the venue. Thank you very much from the bottom of our heart for making our special day even better.Sent on 02/02/2018
The Ashridge Great Barn's reply:Thanks for your kind words Kata - we really enjoyed hosting your wedding. It was so beautiful! Thank you for choosing the Ashridge Great Barn for your special day.