Weddings at Ashridge House

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A magical venue for your fairy-tale wedding

Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and home to his daughter, Princess Elizabeth I, Ashridge House is a spectacular Grade I listed stately home in leafy Hertfordshire, only 30 miles from London and surrounded by 190 acres of beautiful private gardens. With its Gothic architecture, grand, turreted façades and historic grounds, Ashridge House is the perfect backdrop to host your wedding day. Ashridge House is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests and can accommodate 210 guests for your wedding breakfast in one room. Find out more on hosting your dream wedding at Ashridge House by enquiring here.  


Weddings – Mr and Mrs Ekers

– What our clients say –

Whilst the beauty, character and history of the venue is breath-taking, it was the team at Ashridge House that truly made our decision for us. They could not have been more welcoming, kind, flexible and friendly. No ask was too much and they went over and beyond our expectations.
Mr & Mrs Ekers, September 2020 – Wedding
Weddings – Joni and Johan

– What our clients say –

Our wildest dreams came true it's all thanks to the entire team at beautiful Ashridge. Ashridge is pure magic and the staff will go the extra (ten) miles to make sure all your details are met. Our wedding day was one of the most seamless and effortless events we have ever planned. World class execution. Thank you Ashridge - you went above and beyond and every step.
Joni & Johan, 2019 – Wedding
Weddings – Belinda and Joshua

– What our clients say –

Where do I begin to express my absolute gratitude to you and all of the Ashridge staff? I have never worked with a more dedicated and professional body of people in all my career. The day was perfection in every way, everyone was gob smacked at the venue, quality of food and accommodation was amazing. Well done to you all. Thank you once again.
Belinda & Joshua – Wedding
Weddings – Katie Stone

– What our clients say –

Wonderful events team at Ashridge. Friendly, quick to respond and professional. It truly feels like you are receiving a bespoke service for your special day.
Katie Stone - Wedding

Your Bespoke Wedding

Everyone’s dream wedding is different and you’ll have an expert wedding coordinator on hand every step of the way to help you create it. With award-winning service and wedding packages that offer superb flexibility, we will help you make it not just the perfect day, but a truly personal experience too.

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The Ceremony

Each one of our nine elegant wedding reception rooms is licenced for civil ceremonies and each one offers something different. From palatial Italianate style, to art deco and impressive neo gothic, you’re sure to find the perfect space for your ceremony. You can also include a blessing in the magnificent chapel to complete the ceremony in traditional style.

Wedding couple on stairs at Ashridge House

Classic Weddings at Ashridge House

Take a virtual tour of a classic wedding experience at Ashridge House! Events Marketing Manager Natalie Halliwell-Jennings showcases classic weddings at Ashridge House revealing the perfect locations in the house for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception while sharing some house history along the way!

The Chapel at Ashridge House

The beautiful chapel at Ashridge House is a hidden gem, perfect for blessings and Christenings.  The chapel is not currently licensed for ceremonies however we are able to offer blessings, providing a romantic scene in which to set your day.

Sample wedding breakfast at Ashridge House

The Wedding Breakfast

Ashridge is known for our dedication to superb food made with seasonal locally sourced produce. So relax and let our talented chef create a choice of delicious and innovative fine dining menus to make your special day an unforgettably delicious one too. Our experienced sommelier, meanwhile, is on hand to help you find the wines to match and the perfect champagne to celebrate your day.

The Wedding Reception

From drinks on our beautifully manicured lawns to elegant indoor receptions, when it’s time for the party to start, Ashridge House has it all. We can help with live bands and djs, evening buffets, spectacular fireworks and more. Just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll create a bespoke day perfect for you.

Wedding fireworks at Ashridge House

The Accommodation

Our Brownlow Lodges are perfect for the extended bridal party to relax and unwind, with an additional 179 well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, there is ample accommodation for your wedding guests, so your loved ones can relax and enjoy our beautiful home. Ashridge House has 190 acres of private beautiful landscaped gardens to explore, including the Italian Gardens, the Rosary and the Sunken Garden, the perfect backdrop to your special day.

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