£195 - £225 pp
Up to 200
190 Bedrooms
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Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII, Ashridge House is the dream wedding venue for your special day. Set in 190 acres of beautiful private gardens and only 30 miles from London.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
• Exclusive use of a ceremony, reception, dining and evening reception room plus a private sitting room for the couple • One glass of Prosecco or Bucks Fizz per guest as a welcome drink • Three course wedding breakfast followed by tea, coffee and petit fours (supplemental charges may apply to certain menu options) • Half a bottle of house wine per guest • One glass of Prosecco or Bucks Fizz per guest for toasts • Unlimited still and sparkling mineral water • Tables • Chiavari chairs • White table linen and white linen napkins • Easel to display your table plan • Table number stands • Cake stand and knife • Wooden dance floor • Complimentary stay in a Brownlow Lodge for the couple on their wedding night with Champagne and chocolates • Preferential accommodation rates for guests • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator to assist with onsite planning • Recommended supplier list • Three course wedding menu and wine tasting for the couple
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and home to his daughter Princess Elizabeth I, Ashridge House is now licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 150 guests, couples can choose to exchange vows in a number of breath taking locations. The most popular choice is on the magnificent sweeping staircase overlooking the Grand Hall, 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 to our private gardens. The wedding ceremony, conducted by Dacorum Registrars, can be tailored to suit your special day. We are also able to offer Anglian blessings in our Chapel. Ashridge House has beautiful heritage function spaces 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. All function spaces interconnect so your guests can move easily between the rooms creating a natural flow to your day. If you would like to share your special day with additional guests, we can host up to 210 guests in our largest space for a formal sit down dinner 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; please do let us know if you have a particular theme or menu in mind. Ashridge House has 190 ensuite bedrooms onsite, and all guests have complimentary parking so your guests can relax and make themselves at home.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Natalie Halliwell-Jennings
Thank you for considering Ashridge House for your special day! If you would like to know more about hosting your fairy-tale wedding at Ashridge House, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly events team. We look forward to welcoming you to Ashridge House! Natalie and the Events Team at Ashridge House x


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kate & Brent Kirkman
Wedding: March 2021
March 2021
Just the most incredible wedding venue
Ashridge House is our favourite wedding venue to shoot. It is absolutely stunning and offers incredible backdrops and spaces ALL year round - with no need to worry about the weather... The events team are also very friendly, efficient and helpful and all the weddings run smoothly and on time. It is also perfectly suited to aerial drone work as it is a stunning building set in the most incredible gardens and grounds.
Mr & Mrs Ekers
Married in September 2020
March 2021
To anyone considering getting married somewhere unique and beautiful, we cannot recommend Ashridge House enough!
After having to cancel our dream wedding in Sicily due to the global pandemic, we were devastated and didn't think we'd find any venue in the UK that we'd love as much... but then we can across Ashridge House which turned that all around. 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. They helped bring our vision to life and created the most perfect wedding day. We couldn't have asked for anything more. A special thank you to Natalie Halliwell-Jennings (Events Marketing Manager & Ella Robjant-Boyd (our wedding planner) at Ashridge House for all your hard work and dedication to make our dream wedding happen! To anyone considering getting married somewhere unique and beautiful, we cannot recommend Ashridge House enough!
Katie Stone
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Ashridge House
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.
Stephanie & James
Married in May 2018
November 2018
Mr & Mrs Head
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.
Joanna Hetherington
Married in April 2018
November 2018
An unforgettable day
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 !
Debbie Wilson
Wedding: April 2018
November 2018
Easter wedding at Ashridge
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.

Virtual Wedding Showcase at Ashridge House

15th July 2021
We cordially invite you to our virtual wedding showcase on Thursday 15th July 2021 from 7.30pm-8.30pm, please register here:https://www.ashridgehouse.org.uk/virtual-wedding-fair/
Location & Contact Details


Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS, England

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our postcode in Google Maps and then follow the Hult Ashridge signs through the forest until you reach our beautiful stately home.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 / M1

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Luton Airport and London Heathrow

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is so special and unique, so we don't have a best wedding to share. We love getting to know our couples and it's such a privilege to be part of their special day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relax and enjoy your special day, try and be present as it will be over so quickly and you will want to remember every precious moment.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We had doves released at a recent wedding, that was pretty special!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique * heritage * castle (although not strictly speaking a castle!) * spectacular * charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our Harry Potter staircase! The staircase in the Grand Hall was the inspiration behind the moveable staircase in the Harry Potter movies!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We often have high profile guests at Ashridge House, we are always very discreet though!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Hard to choose as our chefs are so talented, Salmon tempura with wasabi and lime mayonnaise is one of our favourites though!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Left over wedding cake! Yum!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The site dates back to 1283, when it was a monastery founded by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, in 1539 Ashridge became a royal residence to King Henry VIII and his children. The young Princess Elizabeth I lived at Ashridge, until she was arrested and sent to the Tower of London!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Ashridge is a truly unique and beautiful venue, it is very special and unlike any hotel or other venue, with its own heritage and charm.

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