Ashridge House / Nick Rutter Photography

Ashridge House Wedding Venue with Historical Charm

Ashridge House / Nick Rutter Photography


Ashridge House, an award-winning wedding venue steeped in a wealth of historic charm.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

Just like myself Ashridge House appreciates and understands that no two weddings are the same.

As an award winning wedding planner, my point of view being simply because no two couples are the same.


Ashridge House has an extremely flexible approach to weddings with wedding packages that can be tailored to suit each couple’s individually.

Alternatively, you may also hire this luxury wedding venue on a Dry Hire basis giving you complete freedom to choose your own caterers. Ideal if you are wishing to have Kosher or Asian catering to reflect your multi-cultural wedding.

You & your guests will be continually wowed by its spectacular surroundings.

Each room has its own distinct personality from palatial marble fireplaces, opulent gold leaf adorned ceilings to original Austrian wood panelling.

Ashridge House / Nick Rutter Photography

Every wedding needs to have a relaxing, natural flow to it and Ashridge House certainly delivers this from the moment your guests arrive at the Great Hall with its stunning staircase. To reception drinks and dining in beautiful heritage rooms to finally dancing the night away.

Although Ashridge House has a wonderful team of experienced & dedicated Wedding Coordinators who will most certainly look after all of your wedding venue requirements. Having a wedding planner like Weddings By Mary to expertly work alongside the team to plan every single other detail of your wedding; from florists, photographers, music, invitations, guest management (the list is truly endless) ensures a seamless & stress free Full Wedding Planning experience for you both.


Then they will most certainly fall in love with this quintessential English countryside wedding venue. Which some will say looks like a palace. And they would be right. It was once a royal residence to King Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth I.

On arrival guests will emerge from the tree covered road to witness its Gothic architecture, grand, turreted façades and historic grounds all overlooking an expansive common. Which if you’re a Harry Potter fan is where the Quiddich World Cup was filmed & also within the surrounding woods.

Ashridge House / Nick Rutter Photography
Ashridge House / Nick Rutter Photography


With 189 rooms & lodges on site, including a new bridal suite being unveiled in the coming months. You will be able to accommodate each and every single guest.

With time to take a little pre wedding day dip in the swimming pool. Or be tempted by the jacuzzi and sauna. If so inclined there’s also a gym, jogging trail, tennis courts or even the chance to hire bicycles to roam the cycle paths.

Although Ashridge House is only 30 minutes from London with great transport links guests can arrive prior to the wedding relaxed, and ready to enjoy a weekend wedding and celebrations.


Choose my Multi Wedding Day Planning service and I’ll also take care of planning a formal rehearsal dinner.

Or perhaps you’d prefer something more informal with a welcome party the night before the big day.

Ashridge House offers couples the perfect setting for a wedding filled with love & romance. Whether you’re seeking one unforgettable day or a weekend of celebrations to create ever lasting cherished memories.

With the added bonus to making your own little piece of history in this most charming of historical wedding venues.

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Images of Ashridge House captured by Nick Rutter Photography

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I’ve spent most of my life in the wedding & events industry. Helping couples in love to celebrate in style is something I adore and am hugely proud of being able to do.

At the very heart of my job is a love of people. A chance to connect with couples is one of my favourite parts. Being a wedding planner means being able to balance the detail-focused organisation and expert problem solving with the chance to have a good chat and a laugh with couples over a cuppa or a glass of fizz.

Mary x