The Ashes Barns and Country House

£250 - £9,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A beautiful countryside setting, award-winning rustic and elegant style, with accommodation!
The Ashes Barns and Country House Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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*Exclusive Use *No Corkage Options *Dedicated Event Managers *Online Wedding Planner *Experience Event * Suppliers Directory * VAT *Essentials all included - For example, crockery, cutlery, glassware, white table linen, cake stand, cake knife, table number holders
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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All prices include VAT Jenkinsons, our in-house caterers offer various menu choices from relaxed to formal.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Cutlery included
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
The Ashes Barns and Country House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering
The Ashes Barns and Country House Full Description
As barn wedding venues go you can’t get more picturesque than The Ashes Barns and Country House. The fifty acre estate rests at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, within the borders of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. Amble up the mile long, tree-lined, private driveway through golden fields of corn and lush grassland, over a 17th century stone bridge and you begin to appreciate the charm of this stunning countryside wedding venue. Featuring a lake, a flagstone platform overlooking the majestic pond, formal lawns with blossoming landscaped borders, an intimate stone courtyard and the Grade II* Listed Country House as backdrops for your wedding; both you and your wedding photographer are sure to be inspired by the setting. The award-winning barn venue is available for exclusive hire, so you and your guests can enjoy all that the venue has to offer in a private celebration. Exclusivity is included in the venue hire charge and includes use of The West Barn, The East Barn, The Wedding Night Suite, The Dressing Room, the gorgeous grounds and gardens and much more. Onsite Accommodation! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to stay overnight with us in our collection of stylish, quirky and romantic wedding accommodation. We can cater for small, intimate occasions for around 30 or 40 guests and larger events with up to 150. The 17th century rustic West Barn is the perfect space for your ceremony. The charming Juliet Balcony gives the venue distinct character and the perfect space for musicians during the ceremony. Following your ceremony, The East Barn is a spacious banqueting hall for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Winner of the BEST WEDDING VENUE at the National Wedding Industry Awards 2014!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Events Team
Experience The Ashes Barns and Country House first hand, itʼs the best way to determine if weʼre ʻthe oneʼ! Book a viewing with one of our friendly Event Managers. If your heart misses a beat or you get butterflies in your stomach part way through the tour, then youʼll know weʼre right for you. We can't wait to welcome you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Matt & Laura
Happy couple married in June
June 2023
Poor management, beautiful venue.
Beautiful Venue visually, however poor management, who will lie to you. If you book your day with the Ashes and your day goes ahead as planned, I’m sure it’ll be perfect, however If there is something you need help that’s when the nightmares can begin. My partner has received wonderful news of pregnancy some time before our wedding date (February) 2023 and our wedding was meant to be in (June) 2023 The due date, and the complication with last pregnancy meant that the date was put at jeopardy, after calling the Ashes the lady whom I spoken with congratulated me and said sadly there’s not much we can do apart from cancelling and losing our 20% payment. Which was fair enough to us, though after then telling the woman we had paid in full (yes the full balance the day we booked the venue) she then said “oh in that case you will lose the entire amount.. This is 4 months until the wedding, and the ashes received over £4500 the very day we booked with them. NEVER PAY THIS VENUE IN FULL, As it may come back to haunt you later. So after explaining that wasn’t really fair and asking is there’s nothing that can be done, the woman was adamant that we either cancel and lose our money or stick with it. After getting nowhere I decided to find the email address of the main Group (the Ashes is part of a venues group) sending an email including a few different email addresses I could find, a complaint was sent. So after writing a complaint we have managed to get 8% of our money back, which is shocking, considering if we had not paid in full we would only lose 20% and we would have had 80% OF OUR MONEY STILL. Again to repeat the big lesson here is to never pay in full to this Venue/s In my complaint I suggested moving the wedding until 2024 stating this would be a good option and we could pay the extra, but no the ashes did not want to move the date whatsoever, they only stated they could move the date earlier in 2023! Doesn’t make sense since we even had offered to pay additional for moving the wedding to 2024. We were then told that if they managed to resell / move a wedding onto our date of June 21 then we would receive more of our money back. Now, knowing how rude the original lady I spoken to over the phone whom told me that we would not be getting a penny back 🙂 and was not helpful with even discussing possibilities / dates etc . I didn’t have much trust in the ashes telling the truth sadly, so asking the ashes via email if the day had been fulfilled they have said no every time. On the date we were supposed to get married, I rang the ashes asking if it’s ok to pop down and possibly thinking of booking with you as I’m in the area nearby currently (did not give my name / details) this was at around 10am So the women I spoken with stated I’m more than welcome to come have a look at the venue and would love to show me around today but would need to arrange an appointment as they have a WEDDING ON, now this of course wasn’t our wedding because like stated above we were not able to go through with due to medical reasons. So great, knowing that the ashes fulfilled our date we know we’d be getting our money back right? Contacting the Ashes regarding this, the very next day we were emailed back to say sorry there was no wedding and you would not be getting any back. So, one of them was lying and who? To our regret we couldn’t drive to the venue on the date and confirm this due to my partner being in hospital as we stated would be the case to the ashes. However the phone call I had with the lady in the morning made me feel confident since she told me there was a wedding on, surely the calls are recorded? Perhaps, we may take this further though just looking at our option and seeking legal advice. Don’t get me wrong some of the girls we dealt with I.e Libby and Tamara were lovely but they were admins whom couldn’t help with much sadly. It is the management team who soon become hostile and unhelpful should an issue arise. A simple warning about The Ashes Barns and the Best Day Ever group (ashes is part of this group)
Morgan & Robert
Happy couple married in April
May 2023
The most magical day of our lives
The Ashes barns was the most magical venue for our wedding, It has absolutely stunning views and the staff was amazing. They made sure everything was exactly how we imagined and was there throughout the day to make sure everything went to plan. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing on the day as everything was taken care of. From the decor to keeping the drinks flowing out to our guest. We couldn’t recommend this venue enough!
Anika & Dave
Happy couple married in November
February 2023
The most perfect day
Thank you so much to Helen, Francesca and the whole team at the Ashes. From the moment we first stepped into the stunning Barns right up until weeks after our wedding the support, warmth and attention to detail was incredible. Every detail was catered for and we even managed our dream of an outdoor confetti moment in November. We were incredibly lucky with the weather. Thank you so much for everything.
Mr & Mrs Cope
Happy couple married in September
September 2021
Thank-you so much!
Ellie and The Ashes Team, Thank-you again for all your hard work during & running up to our Big Day, You helped to calm us during the most stressful 18 months of our lives! Thank-you xx
Sarah & Michael
Wedding: September
September 2021
Sung your praises!
Dear Ange, Sarah had already "sung your praises" during the preparation for the wedding but as soon as Ian & I met you on the morning we felt we were in such good hands and you helped to calm any nerves which may have been creeping in. Your planning in advance and management on the day were so professional and seemless. We are so proud to host such a special celebration, with very best wishes.
Lindsie & Jordan
Happy couple married in September
September 2021
Couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else!
To Ellie, Thank-you so much for helping to make our special day possible and allowing it to run so smoothly. We had the most perfect day from start to finish and couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed and we couldn't be more grateful. All our love x
The Ashes Barns and Country House Location & Contact Details


138-140 Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9AX, England

Travel Notes

From the M1 Leave at J 23A (from the South) or J24 (from the North) and join the A50 for Stoke-on-Trent. Follow the A50 for approximately 40 miles and then at the large roundabout after passing Britannia Stadium on the left, take the third exit and join the A500 towards Stoke-on Trent. Continue on the A500 for approximately 2 1/2 miles, and then exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left. From the M6 north Leave at J16 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent. After approximately 7 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the first exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left. From the M6 south Leave at J15 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent. After approximately 5 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left.

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The Ashes Barns and Country House Press & Awards

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Shropshire Star

Bridebook Awards (3)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Do it your way!

Describe The Ashes Barns and Country House in 5 adjectives

Rustic, Romantic, Relaxed, Rural, Renowned

Where’s the best photo spot at The Ashes Barns and Country House?

You'll be spoilt for choice! 50 Acres of gorgeousness awaits!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Ashes Barns and Country House?

Yes but that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Wholegrain honey and mustard seed cocktail sausages - Yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hot roast pulled pork baps with apple sauce and stuffing!

What is The Ashes Barns and Country House most unique feature?

Our three Highland Cows, they just love to photo-bomb!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our genuine passion for making your wedding day dreams come true.