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.


Where's the best photo location 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!

Is Ashridge House a sustainable venue?

Yes! Ashridge House is a sustainable venue and is accredited to ISO 14001, which ensures that we consistently find ways to reduce our carbon footprint, save energy and raise awareness. We choose to accredit to this certification because we want to show our level of commitment to protecting the environment.

Why is Ashridge different to other venues?

The history of Ashridge is very special, 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, luckily she was released unharmed!

Describe Ashridge House in 5 adjectives.

Romantic Historic Castle (although not strictly speaking a castle!) Spectacular Charming Impressive

Is there accommodation onsite?

Ashridge House has 190 ensuite bedrooms onsite, and all guests have complimentary parking so your guests can relax and make themselves at home.


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!

Review by the new Mr & Mrs Ekers

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