Ashridge House Venues in Hertfordshire

Ashridge House Wedding Venue


Magical Stately Home for Intimate & Grand Weddings

62 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Guests for a ceremony: 150

Guest Capacity (min / max): 90 / 400

Guests for sit down meal: 90 - 180

Space for more? (e.g. marquee): Yes

Accommodation Rooms: 190

Accommodation Capacity: 230

Features & Services

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

Preferential prices for accomodation

Licensed for fireworks with a trusted supplier

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Chapel on premises
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Outdoor Ceremonies
Receptions Only

Venue Setting

Countryside
Town
Woodland
Remote

Venue Type

Castles & Palaces
Stately home
Country House
Manor House
Mansion
College, School or University
Suitable for Asian Weddings
Suitable for Jewish Weddings
Intimate Venue
Outdoor Weddings
Historic
Walled Garden

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Bridal 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
Asian
Halal
Vegan

FAQs

Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

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

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?

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!

Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?

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.

Can we use our own caterers?

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.

What time does the reception need to finish?

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.

Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?

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.

Are fireworks allowed?

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.

Is confetti allowed?

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.

Are candles allowed?

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

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?

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.

About Ashridge House

Ashridge House is a spectacular, award-winning wedding venue in Hertfordshire, only 30 miles from London. Once a royal residency and steeped with over 700 years of history, Ashridge House is the dream wedding venue for your special day.

Licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 170 guests, couples can choose to exchange vows in a number of breath taking locations. The most popular choice is on the magnificent Grand Hall staircase, however if the sun is shining, using the South Terrace as your stage is a magical option as you can take advantage of the beautiful views of the gardens. The Victorian Fernery is another lovely space offering a more intimate feel for smaller weddings. We are also able to offer Anglian blessings in our Chapel.

Ashridge House has beautiful heritage function rooms perfect for each element of your wedding meaning that your guests will be continually wowed by their spectacular surroundings. Every room has its own distinct personality from the palatial marble fireplaces and opulent gold leaf adorned ceilings of the Lady Marian Alford Room to the original Austrian wood panelling of the Wyatt Room.

If you would like to share your special day with additional guests, we can host up to 210 guests in our largest space for formal sitdown dining and up to 400 for a reception. Our talented team of executive chefs offer an exciting range of menus and will cater for all dietary requirements.

Ashridge House has 190 ensuite bedrooms onsite, and all guests have complimentary parking so your guests can relax and make themselves well and truly at home.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ashridge House!

Customer Reviews

My daughter Rebeccas wedding was postponed this July and rescheduled for next year due to Covid. Her disappointment was huge, however Ella her wedding coordinator has excelled beyond her role and ensured the couple were reassured and given such important guidance and hope. Ashridge House have behaved with such professionalism and dignity. Thank you to Ella and the events team. From a very grateful “Mother of the Bride “ Maria Kemal

I cannot even start to express how grateful and how impressed I am with Ella and with the constant support she provided to my brother and sister in law in advance of the wedding, and to all and sundry over the wedding weekend. She remained a pillar of support and calm throughout, constantly available with helpful, kind words, advice and a never ending supply of tissues. I was floored by her ability to keep everything on track without being overbearing - instead she felt like one of the family, celebrating along with us. She was cheerful, upbeat and instantly likeable, with very clear organisational skills that made everything flow. She was a source of joy and strength that held the day together beautifully. Ella is an absolute gem and a a real credit to your team and venue. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone planning a wedding. Thanks for finding us someone who really made my brother's day sparkle.

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!

There really wasn't any competition when it came to choosing Ashridge House as the venue for our wedding. From the moment we arrived at the venue and met Katie (who later became our wedding coordinator) we knew that our day would be perfect. Everything was handled so efficiently throughout the planning process. Katie really was a shining star in the last 4-6 weeks before our wedding though. Her responses to emails were practically instantaneous, she asked pertinent questions on things we hadn't even considered and reassured us that everything would go smoothly. She was right! Ashridge was able to accommodate our large contingent of international guests and let us host a casual buffet dinner the night before the wedding, as well as a Chinese tea ceremony for my new in-laws. Every little thing we asked for was no problem at all. Our actual wedding day was a beyond perfect. Katie made sure that everything went smoothly and I didn't have to lift a finger. I didn't experience an ounce of stress! Ashridge House as a venue is beautiful, but what really makes it special are the incredible staff. I couldn't possibly recommend this place highly enough!!!

Words cannot express how absolutely wonderful everyone at Ashridge House has been from the moment of considering the venue for our special day. Everything and everyone needs to be congratulated on their orchestrated performance and seamless operations in making this day and all the days leading up to it and after, the most memorable, talked about, complimented day of our lives. From the Groundsmen as you drive up to this most beautiful and breathtaking venue, to the team that great you and thereafter all the amazing people that hold your hand, take you through this incredible journey and make you feel like you are the only wedding happening. From Krystal who initially sorted out the booking and kept a good eye on us and Rachel who become an absolute gem in managing and directing us with such great precision throughout the entire lead up and on the day........impeccable. The Operations Team led by Nigel are utterly spectacular with their Food & Wine Tasting, Attention to detail in all F&B requirements and the support they gave with this 5* cuisine and specialist wines, add to the memorable experience for one and all. Nothing can be faulted in the days experience and the lasting memories it has given to us all.

What can i say! This venue is a dream come true. From the moment you drive up to it, it takes your breathe away. For such a big venue, it has a intimate non intimidating feel. The staff there are extremely professional. All of our guests spoke highly of them. The food was phenomenal - something you would expect from a 5 star restaurant. Our journey would not have been what it was if it wasn't for out wedding coordinator, Rachel. She was great on the lead up to the big day but also on the day itself. Couldn't have done it without her. If you want a day to remember, this is the place to book.

The grandeur and beauty of Ashridge House leads to an expectation of the highest level of service, excellent food and drink and impeccable staff and I can truly say that this expectation was met at all times. The wedding breakfast was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Many, many guests have complimented the food. The waiting staff were attentive, efficient and friendly. The service was faultless. Paul & I would like to personally thank Magda, our waitress. Magda was so helpful, friendly & kind....just generally really lovely, please pass on our thanks to her. I really cannot praise everyone and everything enough. My biggest thanks go to you Rachel. Thank you, thank you, thank you......you have been wonderful. Always helpful, always honest, always reliable and always supportive. Being a little bit of a control freak I sometimes struggle let other people do their jobs 🤔, this was never the case with you Rachel, I had complete trust in you and you never failed to deliver. Both in the months leading up to the wedding and on the day itself you had everything under complete control. The day went without a hitch, you knew how we wanted everything and you ensured it was just right, even down to telling the registrar she couldn't move the table so that our flowers on the fireplace were seen! I have loved working alongside you Rachel to give Tayler & Michael their perfect wedding day. I truly cannot thank you enough.

Everything at Ashridge is amazing. Not just the incredible venue, but we were lucky enough to have Rachel help cooridinate our wedding not just on the day but in the weeks before. She did such a great job. The chefs are unbelievable - the food for 100 guests all came out perfect. We cannot fault a single thing on our day, including some staff on site that found us speakers at midnight to carry on the party. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Everything at Ashridge is amazing. Not just the incredible venue, but we were lucky enough to have Rachel help coordinate our wedding not just on the day but in the weeks before. She did such a great job. The chefs are unbelievable - the food for 100 guests all came out perfect. We cannot fault a single thing on our day, including some staff on site that found us speakers at midnight to carry on the party. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

What an incredible venue and team. We really did have the wedding of our dreams. A massive thank you to the Ashridge team for all of your support you were AMAZING ❤️

Ashridge House has been a dream wedding venue. The professionalism, attentiveness and thoughtfulness both Graham and I experienced whilst planning our wedding and on the day has been exceptional. Thank you to Rachel, our wedding coordinator, and to everyone involved. Elsa & Graham!

What can we say? Our wildest dreams came true on our wedding day and it’s all thanks to beautiful Ashridge, Kate Solomon our wedding co-ordinator and the entire Ashridge Team. This venue is pure magic and the staff will go the extra (ten) miles to make sure all your details are met. We cannot recommend Ashridge enough, and as crazy as this sounds - our wedding day was one of the most seamless and effortless events we have ever planned thanks to Ashridge, allowing us to enjoy simply being ‘engaged’ during the planning and soaking up every single second on the day. World class execution, Wish we could do every single second again. Thank you Ashridge - we will remember it for the rest of our lives and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. You went above and beyond and every step. Joni and Johan. (March 2019). It was effortless and seamless but I know how much work goes into such flawless execution.

Planning my wedding currently and the team at ashridge are impeccable. Cannot wait for the big day.

Wow!! Absolutely amazing venue. Everything about Ashridge is incredible! The decor, the grounds, the food and drink, the people, just everything about the whole building is enchanting! Our wedding day here was the best day of our lives and everything was perfect. Thank you to all the staff that made the run up to, and our day so special and a very very special Thank you to our co-ordinator Kate Solomons! Kate was fantastic in absolutely everything and made our day so special and run seamlessly! Kate went the extra mile to make sure we and all our guests had the most wonderful day. Everyone was well looked after and had the most amazing time! We are truely greatful and thankful for everything Kate did for us. We have received so many compliments on how incredible our venue was!! Ashridge will always have a special place in our hearts!

DO NOT HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE! The venue is amazing but the event organising skills of staffs are so terrible. Our wedding coordinator, was so unorganised that she almost ruined my big day several times! For example: our wedding DJ was late for 40 min and we were really panicking. The funny thing is that when I asked **** whether she confirmed with all the suppliers especially DJ about arrival time, she was hesitant and said she should have done so and she needed to check her emails. I can’t believe my ears!! As a wedding coordinator, isn’t it your job to contact every supplier and make sure everything was ready ?!?!? Also, on my big day, **** has this weird/ rude/ “nothing to do with me “ attitude the WHOLE DAY. Everyone picked up her attitude, my dad, my husband, my bridesmaids and my in-laws. Everyone was like what’s wrong with her. Before we had our helicopter arrived, my husband asked **** whether she can gather all the guests to the landing place, her reply was “um um, I see what I can do”. The it reluctance shocked us. Isn’t it her job which she gets paid to do?! At the end, we needed to ask some of my friends and photographers to invite all the guests to the landing place. Also, after we took pics of cutting the wedding cake, the staff took the cake and cut them in the kitchen. After they cut it, they just quietly left it at the desert bar while all of us in a DIFFERENT room dancing !!!!! None of my guests had our wedding cake which has cost me a fortune! When I asked **** after wedding why no one tried to bring cake to the dance room to my guests, her reply was shocking: well, we don’t do that, it’s not in the wedding package. Wow! I mean is she stupid ?!?! Even if you can’t serve every guest a cake, just a little nice announcement to tell guests that all the cakes are cut and are ready in the cake room if they want any will be better than leaving the cake there quietly without telling no one! The whole day was full of her attitude and stupidness!! She almost ruined my big day!!!! And now I still didn’t get my refund back because she said she needs to look into some bills and then never gets back to me. I tried to make a complaint about her and no one picked up the phone. I left voice messages and my number and still no one rang me back. This venue is pathetic, beautiful but you don’t want your wedding to be done here unless you want to ruin your big day!

I honestly do not know where to begin, I am absolutely blown away with how our wedding day went. All I can think about is how perfect our special day was and I already wish I could do it all again. I cannot thank Charlotte enough for making sure our day was completely flawless and she went above and beyond what I would have ever expected. Hayley thank you so so much for all your help leading up to the big day. You were always there answering my 1million questions and offering advice and I will always be grateful for your hard work. The whole entire day we had so many of our guests come up to us and say it was hand on heart the best wedding they had ever been to. Of course, Ashridge speaks for itself as it’s just an incredibly beautiful venue which blew everyone away but it doesn’t stop there! Everyone was amazed at the food, the service, everything! We couldn’t blink without one of your lovely staff checking if we needed anything! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Our wedding was everything, and more, that we hoped for. Ashridge is the perfect setting and the team there are professional, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.

We cannot express in words how wonderful it was to have our wedding at Ashridge House earlier this year. The staff were absolutely incredible and worked tirelessly to make sure we had the most perfect day. Special mention goes to our wedding co-ordinator extraordinaire Hayley Whitaker who answered every question, listened to every request and supported us throughout the process. She was an absolute star both in the lead up and on the big day itself. We could not recommend Ashridge more highly to anyone wishing to have a more magical fairytale-like occasion.

We had an absolutely outstanding and magical wedding experience at Ashridge House in April this year . The wedding coordination and support from Hannah Williams at Ashridge from the point of booking our date right through to after the wedding has been exemplerary and above and beyond our expectations . Nothing has been too much for Hannah and the team at Ashridge and they supported and looked after our every need from the finest detail through to larger scale requirements which included 2 services a civil followed by a Chapel blessing at Ashridge - accommodating our guests a couple of whom are severely disabled - Ashridge is not only fully Accessible for the disabled ( including in the beautiful chapel and grounds ) it also unusually has several disabled rooms . We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding at a Ashridge , the surroundings and the house itself are amazing in all weathers we had rain and sunshine so photos inside and outside and they all look fabulous - Ashridge were excellent with our suppliers and creative with ideas and support for us and the wedding party throughout the planning . The food and historic location is the talk of the town - our guests have not talking about the wedding and how much they enjoyed the day and we were even treated to a historic talk about her estate by Hannah to our guests in the wedding breakfast - so grateful we chose Ashridge for our special and unforgettable day !

We can’t thank you guys enough for pulling it off so majestically. The people keep coming up to us to tell that it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to. The flash back to the day continues to move us!

Our daughter and son in law got married at Ashridge House on Easter Sunday and we cannot thank the team there enough. We had the most amazing time. It is staggeringly beautiful there inside the building and outside, the gardens the stately home everything. Hayley the event manager was wonderful in every way. She was absolutely at our beck and call and always available when needed. She made herself fully accessible both in the run up to the day and right till the end. The staff were excellent, happy, helpful, willing and able. The wedding breakfast was sublime, hot when it should be hot temperature spot on. As Mother of the bride I had my anxieties but truly the wedding was flawless. I could not recommend the venue more highly. You are especially lucky if Hayley helps you to organise yours too. Thank you to everybody who made it magnificent. If there was one thing that could be improved it would be the breakfast buffet - the food in there was not hot enough on either morning. But as mentioned everything else was to perfection so we happily overlooked this. Thanks again to all at Ashridge House.

Our private lunch at Ashridge House was absolutely delightful! We absolutely love the beautiful venue coupled with the passion from every member of the Events team. Your professionalism really did showed through in every email encounter we had, and thus was truely appreciated! Heidi and I had a private lunch that we will never forget and neither will our guests. We received incredible feedback including: First rate food, beautiful location, service and staffs. This, together with the stunning landscape makes for any dream wedding and/or private lunch. Thank you very much Ashridge House!

So far the customer service at ashridge is spectacular and we cannot wait to have our wedding day there!

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.

Absolutely fantastic place with amazing staff. We had the most amazing wedding there

The best wedding I ever went to. Great building, catering, grounds, service, fireworks, even have deer grazing. Amazing!

The wedding I attended at Ashridge House was incredible. A truly beautiful setting. The food was delicious and the staff very accommodating. The fireworks added a special touch to the perfect day and night.

Exquisite fairytale setting, delicious food. All round amazing experience. I don't see how the wedding I attended here could have been bettered!

Beautiful wedding at Ashridge house for my son & daughter-in-law every detail covered beautifully, couldn't"t wish for a better venue, memories to treasure forever.

This was part of the letter my wife and I sent after our incredible wedding (I thought it speaks volumes more): Dear Ashridge We wanted to write you a letter to express our appreciation to you and your team at Ashridge. We feel incredibly privileged to have had our wedding in such stunning surroundings, we really couldn't of asked for anymore, we both think our day was utterly perfect. Our guests have all commented on just how incredible the house is as a setting for a wedding and just how brilliant the service, the food and all the staff were throughout the day. From the first moment when driving into the estate and seeing the house looming in the distance and then seeing the exquisite interior we knew Ashridge was the place we had to have. We looked at a great many other venues but none even came close in our estimations, and as if this wasn't enough the treatment we both received every time we came down before the wedding and on the day was way beyond all expectations. Both Nigel and Krystal were incredible, We cannot speak highly enough of them both. Nigel - who is an absolute gentleman and with amazing finesse imparted his knowledge of not only the food and wine but also the venue itself to help us make the best decisions regarding each element of the day. Krystal, with a meticulous eye for detail and immense efficiency accommodated each and every one of our (numerous) requests throughout the entire planning process resulting in a seamlessly smooth day. In short we cannot thank the Ashridge House team enough for everything, all of the hard work, the planning and also the hospitality that we have been shown. Ashridge House now has a special place not only in our personal history and our lives but also our hearts, we will be sure to return many, many times in the future.

They staff at Ashridge have been so helpful and accommodating. I can't wait for my wedding there in spring 2018.

Ashridge House are a fantastic wedding venue, everything you need is all in one place and it's beautiful! What more could you want. Incredible food, helpful and friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.

If you are thinking of marrying here, just do it. We had such a fantastic day which is all down to the planning of Hayley and Hannah and Nigel and his team. Their sterling efforts made it all go much more smoothly than I ever thought possible. They worked really well with all our suppliers even those not yet on their preferred suppliers list like Tony Poole Discos and Cakes@karenanna.co.uk All the guests loved the whole day, the food was gorgeous and the setting of course is stunning. If you want a venue that is glorious looking, where staff work really hard to make your day special, then it has to be Ashridge.

Thank you for making my Mums wedding such a special day. Wedding coordinators Hannah and Haley were just amazing and sorted everything. The food and wine was first class. The DJ Tony Poole was just fab. I would highly recommend this amazing venue it was truly magical.

Overall our day was very successful and a big thanks to the whole team at Ashridge. All of the staff were helpful and friendly, and helped our day go smoothly. A great venue, the food was liked by the guests and overall everything was well executed. Good help from Ashridge directing our suppliers and chasing them up on our behalf on the day. There were a couple of minor things which got missed (beers during the reception, garden games), but they weren't noticed and were minor anyway. The venue has pretty much everything you could want in a venue, with good accommodation on site as well. It's a splendid and beautiful setting which guests of all ages thoroughly enjoyed.

Jeff and I would like to say a bigggggggggg THANK YOU to both of you! Everything went exactly as I wanted it! Thank you for all efforts and time you put into this, the wedding wouldn't happen without you! All our guests kept saying how impressed they were with Ashridge's beautiful venue. From the bottom of our hearts, we really appreciate what you guys have done, it was truly one of the most unforgettable memories we have in our lives Lucy & Jeff, 2017

We got married at Ashridge house in 2015 and our friends and family still speak about the amazing venue now! Not only did we get stunning photos both inside the house and in the beautiful gardens but the staff were amazing on the lead up to the big day and the day itself.

We were married at Ashridge on the 29th May 2016. We feel incredibly privileged to have had our wedding in such stunning surroundings, we really couldn't of asked for anymore, we both think our day was utterly perfect. Our guests have all commented on just how incredible the house is as a setting for a wedding and just how brilliant the service, the food and all the staff were throughout the day. From the first moment when driving into the estate and seeing the house looming in the distance and then seeing the exquisite interior we knew Ashridge was the place we had to have. We looked at a great many other venues but none even came close in our estimations, and as if this wasn't enough the treatment we both received every time we came down before the wedding and on the day was way beyond all expectations. Both Nigel and Krystal (both members of the Ashridge management) were incredible, We cannot speak highly enough of them both. Nigel - who is an absolute gentleman and with amazing finesse imparted his knowledge of not only the food and wine but also the venue itself to help us make the best decisions regarding each element of the day. Krystal, with a meticulous eye for detail and immense efficiency accommodated each and every one of our (numerous) requests throughout the entire planning process resulting in a seamlessly smooth day. In short we cannot thank the Ashridge House team enough for everything, all of the hard work, the planning and also the hospitality that we have been shown. Ashridge House now has a special place not only in our personal history and our lives but also our hearts, we will be sure to return many, many times in the future. In short I cannot recommend Ashridge House enough as a wedding.

I married my husband at Ashridge House on 11/2/17, after 2.5 years of planning. It really was the most magical amazing day, complete with snow that we had dreamt of! Each and every staff member at Ashridge were amazing, making the day perfect for us in every way. Prior to our day the event team dealt with all our suppliers (we had quite a few!) in a seamless way, taking a lot of the stress off me, and on the day everything ran so smoothly. We couldn't have had a more amazing day and are so greatful for Ashridge as the staff for making our dream day come true.

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and it was all thanks to Katie, Carlos and their teams. From the moment we booked our wedding, to the day itself, Ashridge staff were so helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. We knew that we wouldn't have to worry about anything on the day, as they had everything totally under control. Almost a year on, we still have comments from friends and family about how wonderful the day was - the location, the decor and the food! Thank you again for making our wedding so special.

Ashridge was the perfect venue for our wedding weekend. It is an absolutely stunning location, and all of our guests were blown away by the quality of service, and the friendly and welcoming staff. The day itself could not have gone more smoothly, and we cannot express how grateful we are to everyone there, particularly Helen, Krystal and Nigel.

Ashridge House is an absolutely stunning venue! We married here in August 2014 and still constantly look back at the amazing day that we had. Us and our guests were blown away by the beauty of the house and the surroundings. The first day I went to visit the venue I knew I had to get married here. Everywhere else that we'd visited (many venues) paled in comparison. I need to also mention the fantastic team at Ashridge who worked tirelessly to ensure we had a day to remember. From the fantastic chefs who produced exquisite food for our guests to the professional waiting staff who looked after our guests needs seamlessly. Not forgetting the fantastic Catering Manager, Nigel, who also doubled as a Master of Ceremonies. Our wedding planners Helen and Krystal were on hand throughout the day making sure everything ran smoothly, leaving no stone unturned in creating the perfect atmosphere in line with our specifications. Ashridge House is a true hidden gem that will always have a special place in our hearts!

I got married in Ashridge House in August 2015 and they have given the best service. Really happy with the staff. Very friendly and helpful. They really looked after us.

Ashridge (and Katie) were great and got my really organised during the planning process. The day itself went seamlessly and I really enjoyed getting ready there. The staff serving dinner and drinks were lovely and v helpful. My husband's disabled grandma commented on this in particular.

A stunning venue! Hall makes the ceremony. Had a perfect day due to care and attention to detail of every member of staff .

I got married here in November 2015 and it certainly was an amazing day. Such a beautiful location and the interior of Ashridge House is truly breathtaking. The staff were exceptional and the wedding planners there are truly a credit to the industry. Once you have viewed this venue you would not want to get married anywhere else.

The best in the business for Customer Service. They aren't helping me every step of the way! Especially Katie Hurrell.

Faultless in every way.

We couldn’t have wished for anything more from our wedding day. Ashridge is an absolutely amazing venue and every single element of our day went above and beyond expectation. We really couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough.

The most amazing place to get married!

From start to finish our co Ordinator Katie and the rest of the staff made Our dream wedding day came true having it at Ashridge with every detail We planned followed through smoothly & efficiately staff were professional above & beyond. We Couldn't thank them enough. Thankyou so much to you all :)

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.

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.

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.

"All the guests were overwhelmed by the beauty of the house and gardens, the fantastic catering and the impeccable service received from everyone concerned throughout the whole day. A friend described the wedding as feeling "lavish yet relaxed" and we would wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment. Even though the setting was grand the event formal, there was a sense of warmth about the occasion which came from you and the other staff appearing very much in control, while at the same time remaining discretely in the background."

Ashridge has proven to be the perfect venue for us. Not only are the venue and grounds themselves gorgeous, we know we have been demanding in the details (food, wine, timings, etc) and Ashridge provided service with a smile and a lot of flexibility from the first day we met.

Ashridge house were absolutely amazing with all aspects of our wedding day. Could not have wished for a better venue. Our wedding coordinator, Sally, and the staff at Ashridge listened to everything we wanted and went above and beyond to make our dream day come true.

I married here in June 2015. I cannot express my true gratitude for the staff. Nothing was too much trouble, from waiting staff to security to our amazing wedding planner. The venue was the bonus dream setting but the attention to detail particularly from our planner Sally was perfect. Any disasters on the day were well managed and we were unaware of them (there were a couple created by external influences!). I cannot recommend this amazing venue enough

Ashridge is truly magical from the minute you drive into the grounds.The setting is stunning, the house is amazing! The staff and wedding planner Sally is very obliging, nothing is any trouble.Food excellent all leads to a truly wonderful day ! Which we had for our son and daughter in laws wedding .

"We wanted to say a very big thank you to you for all your work in making Tim and Charlotte's wedding day so special. It was a truly magical day. I know at times we/they must have driven you mad during the past few months. Thank you for being so patient and accommodating. So many guests commented not just on how beautiful Ashridge is (and of course the weather also helped - how lucky were we), but how nice, helpful and friendly all the Ashridge staff were. Do please pass on our thanks to the Ashridge staff. Your personal contribution to the detail and thinking required to make this a wonderful day not just for Tim and Charlotte, but both sets of parents and all the guests, was really appreciated."

"I would like to make sure that you receive our families' grateful thanks and full admiration for what you and your team accomplished at my daughter Kim's wedding. 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 - quite frankly Jean is a star. 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 and particularly by Jean."

"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."

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Ashridge House

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS