£199 - £249 pp
Up to 180
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

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£199
Maximum Price
£249
Minimum Number of Guests
90
• 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

Overview

Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
400
No. of Bedrooms
190
Sleeps No. of People
2
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Yes

Venue

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
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: Bryher Fuller Wedding Sales Manager
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! Bryher and the Wedding Team at Ashridge House x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
9
Reviews
(13)
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Mr & Mrs Georgiades
Wedding: August
August 2022
Wow!!!! What an amazing day. It was incredible
Wow!!!! What an amazing day for us all. It was an incredible. The service provided by yourself was impeccable. The day ran so smoothly due to the rigour and high expectations that the staff at Ashridge House adhere to. The continual comments from all our guests have a common thread saying the quality of the food was delicious, the service from the staff was professional and the endless attention to detail on everything was always picked up. Ashridge House has provided the bride and groom and all their guests with an imprint of complete splendour that will never be forgotten. It really was truly memorable We are forever indebted to all your hard work in making this dream come true for our daughter and our son in law
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Mr & Mrs Teeter
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
World class!!!
World class!!! I could not imagine having our wedding any where else. We are beyond grateful for the experiences that you provided to us and our guests.
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Mr & Mrs Harknett
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
Perfect. Perfect in everyway.
Perfect. Perfect in everyway. The stunning house and grounds, the staff and coordinators, the food and drink. Our guests and us were blown away
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Kate & Brent Kirkman
Wedding: March
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.
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Mr & Mrs Ekers
Happy couple Married on September
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!
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Katie Stone
Happy couple Married on September
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Berkhamsted

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 / M1

Nearest Train Station

Berkhamsted

Nearest Airport

Luton Airport and London Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

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 Spectacular Castle (although not strictly speaking a castle!) Heritage Fairy Tale

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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