Ashridge House – Services & Activities
Nestled within 190 acres of beautiful parkland in Hertfordshire lies the magnificent Ashridge House, a truly idyllic and romantic setting in which to celebrate your marriage. With an abundance of beautiful rooms to choose from, award-winning dining, bespoke packages and a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who understands that it’s the little details that make all the difference, we’re poised to plan everything to perfection. Just for you.
What sets Ashridge House apart from other venues is not only the exquisite House and gardens, but the wonderful team here who will go above and beyond to ensure your day is everything you wish for and more. From conception and planning to the stress free delivery on the day, you can be sure of relaxed professionalism, efficiency and attention to detail, with staff who genuinely care about you and your special day.
Many of the stunning State Rooms hold a civil ceremony licence for up to 120 guests, and offers a variety of settings in which to take your vows. From the wood panelled grandeur of the Wyatt Room and opulence of the Lady Marian Alford Room to the beautiful Hoskins Room, or perhaps the classical elegance of the Old Library or Repton Hall, there are beautiful original features and character in abundance.
There are also two idyllic settings within the grounds to exchange vows, on the South Terrace, or inside the Victorian Fernery. Drinks receptions can be held in any of the beautiful State Rooms or outside on the terrace, with picturesque views over the surrounding parkland and ample photographic opportunities.
As you would expect from a first-class wedding venue, there is award-winning dining to match. The talented chefs at Ashridge House have designed an exquisite menu for your wedding breakfast, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Whether you require a traditional three course meal, a stylish wedding buffet or fine-dining feast the team will ensure your dining experience is very special. Ashridge House can seat up to 180 guests for a wedding breakfast.
You can choose to dance the night away to a DJ, party to a rock band or a glamourous swing band, with space for up to 400 guests in total. We can even arrange a fantastic fireworks display to end your celebrations with a bang, before the bar closes at midnight and guests can then retire to one of the 190 en-suite bedrooms at Ashridge House.
All wedding bookings will enjoy the exclusive use of the State Rooms at Ashridge House, and would be the only wedding taking place at the venue that day (although please note there may be business meetings or conferences in the Business Centre).
Adult guests may also enjoy complementary use of the extensive leisure facilities at Ashridge House, including an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, squash courts, three all-weather tennis courts, a croquet lawn, 9-hole pitch and putt golf course and jogging and cycling trails with bike hire. Children under 16 years are permitted to use the pool with adult supervision at certain times by prior arrangement.
From the start of your planning process you will benefit from the services of a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, who will draw upon their vast knowledge to help you plan your big day. Packages at Ashridge House include table linen, a cake stand and knife, a dance floor, a table plan holder, and complimentary accommodation for the newlyweds on their wedding night. We can also assist with arranging every aspect of your stay, such as enhanced food and drink options, floral arrangements, firework displays, wedding transport, entertainment, spa treatments, and many more from our extensive preferred supplier list.
Ashridge House is well placed for a national or international guests list, located just 30 miles from London and close to the national motorway network and several international airports. The nearest train station is just 2.5 miles away at Berkhamsted and there is unlimited free outdoor parking at the venue.
With inclusive package prices starting from £170 per person, you can enjoy the romantic opulence of Ashridge House for less than you might think. Why not contact us today to arrange a viewing and to find out more…