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Ashridge House Weddings

Historic, Magical Stately Home and Gardens for Weddings

Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted

£19,710 - £24,660

350 guests

93 reviews

Historic venue

Multiple function rooms for both ceremonies and wedding receptions

Intimate and grand wedding experiences available

Secret staircase for grand entrances into the Main Hall

190 acres of grounds and gardens to explore

Licensed for outdoor weddings

Prices & Key Facts


Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £22,000

Price Range: £19,710 - £24,660

£24,660.00 for a Summer Wedding with minimum numbers of 90

Hire Price Range: £15,000 - £22,000

Per Person Price Range: £199 - £254


Guests for a ceremony: 180

Guest Capacity (min/max): 90 / 350

Guests for sit down meal: 90 - 280


Accommodation Rooms: 189

Accommodation Capacity: 380

About Ashridge House

Experience Ashridge House, an award-winning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, just 30 miles from London. With over 700 years of history as a former royal residency, it offers licensed ceremonies in the Manor and gardens. Choose from multiple spaces, with an indoor capacity of 280 and a marquee option for larger functions. Accommodation is available for your guests, making it the perfect venue for your special day.

Step into history at Ashridge House, once graced by King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, and Prince Edward. Feel like royalty as you make unforgettable memories on your special day. Each part of your day at Ashridge House will present a beautiful new setting as you move through our interlocking heritage rooms. Ashridge House features a captivating blend of romantic gothic and Italian architecture. With original chandeliers, marble fireplaces, and opulent gold-leaf painted ceilings, it provides a stunning setting for your special day. The venue's 190 acres of landscaped gardens and breathtaking staircase add an extra touch of elegance.

Wedding planning journey
During your wedding planning journey, a dedicated Ashridge House Wedding Coordinator will be assigned to you. They will assist you with all the venue planning and will be present on the big day, working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring your vision to life. With experienced and friendly hands guiding you, you can relax knowing that every detail is taken care of.

Morning of your day
You and your wedding party can relax and prepare in one of our charming Heritage rooms.

Your ceremony, civil or religious
We are licensed for civil ceremonies, accommodating up to 180 guests on our stunning staircase. You can also exchange your vows in our beautiful garden settings, such as the South terrace, Italian gardens, Rose gardens, Herb gardens, and more. The Ashridge House Chapel is available for Christian blessings, led by our Reverend or your chosen officiant.

Our capacity
We have various options for your sit-down meal, ranging from 40 guests to 280 guests. If your guests numbers are above 280 then a marquee can be constructed on our lawns.

Stay with us
We have 190 bedrooms onsite, perfect for you and your guests to rest your heads at the end of an amazing day.

Getting here
Located only 30 minutes from London via car and train, we also have complimentary parking onsite.

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed

Chapel on premises

Humanist / Celebrant weddings

Outdoor Ceremonies

Receptions Only

Venue Setting





Venue Type

Castles & Palaces

Stately home

Country House

Manor House


College, School or University

Suitable for Asian Weddings

Suitable for Jewish Weddings

Intimate Venue

Outdoor Weddings


Walled Garden

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies

Honeymoon suite

Guest rooms

Orangery Or Marquee

Dance floor

Live music permitted

Discos permitted

Fireworks permitted

Wedding coordinator

Onsite car parking

Licensed bar

Wedding packages

Bespoke weddings

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers

BBQ & Hog Roasts




Contact & Location

Ashridge House

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, HP4 1NS, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Wedding couples will have exclusive use of their function rooms for their special day.

Ashridge House has a number of licensed rooms for civil ceremonies for small weddings from 20 guests up until grand weddings of 170 guests. There are lots of beautiful heritage rooms to choose from!

Ashridge House is fortunate to have one licensed outside area for civil ceremonies. Couples can exchange vows on the South Terrace whilst overlooking the private gardens of the estate.

Our talented team of executive chefs offer an exciting range of menus and will cater for all dietary requirements; please do let us know if you have a particular theme or menu in mind.

Both music and bar close at midnight, however if the couple decide for an optional upgrade to continue celebrating until 1am there is an additional bar extension fee.

For indoor entertainment there are no noise restrictions, however because the House is located in a rural area outdoor entertainment is limited and options can be discussed with your wedding co-ordinator.

Both House and grounds are listed at Ashridge House, therefore we work with one licensed Firework display company who work with couples on designing their own firework display to wow their wedding guests. Fireworks can be viewed from the South Terrace and because of local residents we kindly ask couples to have their fireworks completed by 9pm.

Confetti is allowed, however confetti can only be thrown inside the venue and must be bio-degradable. Our wedding coordinators can recommend some great suppliers for confetti.

Because Ashridge House is a listed venue no candles are allowed, including lanterns.

Ashridge House has over 100 ensuite bedrooms, and 11 of these are the Brownlow Lodges which are used mainly by the principal wedding party. The couple tends to stay onsite in one of Brownlow Lodges where they can then enjoy a farewell breakfast in the Main House with friends and family the next morning.

There are 11 Lodges & 179 En-suite bedrooms at Ashridge House.

Our Sustainability Commitments

Our sustainability priorities encompass carbon emission elimination, efficient water usage, waste reduction, sustainable sourcing of food and commodities, and preserving the wildlife in our gardens. Our chefs, trained in sustainable food practices, use fresh herbs and vegetables from our garden. We prioritize seasonal and locally-sourced meat, fruit, and vegetables from nearby farmers. Our fish is sustainably sourced, and our tea, coffee, and bananas are Fairtrade. Additionally, we have worked with a local school and scout group to replant our orchard, ensuring a supply of apples, pears, cherries, and plums for our kitchen. We have beehives in our gardens and work with local beekeepers to produce our own Ashridge honey. Our gardens also feature nesting boxes for bats, including the old Ice House, and are a habitat for nesting Red Kites, once endangered in the UK. In fact, our trees are home to Hertfordshire's most successful breeding pair. Ashridge House, as part of EF Education First, shares the company's commitment to offsetting global carbon emissions. Through our Hello Zero initiative, our goal is two-fold: to achieve carbon negativity annually from 2021 onwards and ultimately become historically carbon neutral. This means removing all the carbon emissions we have ever generated, directly or indirectly, since EF's founding in 1965.