Wedding Info

Ashridge Great Barn

Ashridge Great Barn at a Glance

  • Wedding breakfast capacity of 140 people
  • Maximum capacity of 200 people
  • Outdoor and indoor ceremony spaces
  • 3 Day exclusive use hire
  • Civil ceremony licence
  • No corkage charges
  • 1am Limit for amplified music
  • On the day coordination included
  • Three nights accommodation for up to 6 people
  • Dog friendly
  • Camping available
  • Planning support included

Are you looking for a rustic venue with a difference? Where you can really personalise your special day and make it your own?

Enquire today to find out how we help bring your vision to life

The Ashridge Great Barn Ethos

Having held our family weddings here at the Great Barn, we believe that your wedding day should be bespoke and meaningful to you. We decided that we wanted to share the flexibility that we had planning our own weddings with others, to give to you the same opportunity to have the wonderfully personal and unique celebrations that we did.

At Ashridge Great Barn we give you complete flexibility; your caterer, your florist, it’s all up to you. It is your day after all! There is a level of support built into all hire packages but we can step up and help as much or as little as you’d like.  

Your wedding shouldn’t be stressed, rushed or shared.  Here at Ashridge Great Barn we only host a few exclusive weddings a year, the venue is yours for a full three day period. Take a full day to prepare, have a rehearsal dinner or get the professionals in whilst you catch up with family and friends.  On your big day, relax and enjoy your wedding knowing that everything is in hand.  The entirety of your special day is devoted to making your wedding dreams a reality.  Afterwards, spend a full day packing up or host a send off brunch, the choice is yours. 

With ample space for outdoor ceremonies, including the Magic Circle in the gardens and the Secret Glade in the woodlands, Ashridge Great Barn also has sprung wood dance floor, a fire pit and a ‘snug’ quiet area. The Barn itself is an airy building with an historical grandeur which retains a feeling of warmth and intimacy. The Barn looks just as stunning decorated with fairy lights and candles as it does dressed up with vintage bunting and rustic bouquets, allowing you to dress it up however you desire.

With space for up to 140 seated guests, a maximum of 200, and a cut off time of 1am, the Great Barn is a venue to remember and a beautiful space in which to make memories.​

Chat with the experienced staff about your wedding plans over tea and cake and explore the venue.

Fall in love with this idyllic corner of the Devon Countryside
Martin Nicholls
Martin Nicholls
Great venue,very well run ,camping available on site
Phil Bridges
Phil Bridges
Visited a couple of times, first was a very informative Bluebell walk. Second a 6 course 'taster' evening, very enjoyable. Probably the poshest loos in Devon, they think of everything!
louise hall
louise hall
We stayed at The Old Laundry for a week. It was lovely. Carolyn was very welcoming and friendly. Beautiful place. 100% recommend. Complete with resident 🦚 peacocks one of which we named Kevin!
Carey Thorne
Carey Thorne
A magical place for a wedding. Rural and rustic..we loved it. Many many thanks to Cat and her team for making Jenni and Matts wedding a huge success even though it rained.
Mannie and Me
Mannie and Me
Magical place, wonderful food, atmosphere, staff, location. Have attended two weddings here and look forward to more!
Scott Lawrance
Scott Lawrance
Amazing wedding venue, stunning barn & grounds for a perfect day! When we first visited Ashridge Barn we knew it was the wedding venue for us. Tea and cake on arrival, with a combination of relaxed atmosphere, stunning grounds and gardens (which we got to see in every season!) and the beautiful barn full of Devon charm. Simple enough for your own stamp but special enough not to need too much dressing to show it off. A huge plus was the ability for our guests to camp which kept the wonderful weekend going the following morning. All of our guests questioned where we found this little gem. Finally, we can’t comment on the venue without mentioning Cat. When we first met she described her team as can do people, which isn’t strictly true, there are can do people, and then there is Cat! From advising on table hire, short listing suppliers, providing foliage and last minute printing of forgotten readings. We even chose our rings based on her recommendation. Cat has the amazing gift of being 100% on hand whilst also being totally invisible. The smooth running of the entire day was down to her hard work and commitment to make it perfect for us. And for this we couldn’t thank her enough and will be forever grateful.