The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue


Inspiring Countryside Setting

As barn wedding venues go you can’t get more picturesque than The Ashes. 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 a Grade I Listed Manor House as backdrops for your wedding; both you and your wedding photographer are sure to be inspired by the setting.

The Grounds


Getting Hitched at The Ashes Wedding Venue

Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day

Exclusively available for the Bridal Party on your wedding day, The Old Dairy at The Ashes is the perfect place to apply those finishing touches, enjoy a cheeky glass of bubbly with your bridesmaids and prepare for that epic walk down the aisle!

Spacious and well lit, The Old Dairy features an ensuite bathroom, comfortable sofa and armchair, a full length mirror, extra-high coat hooks for the most important dress you’ll ever wear and an Emma Bridgewater tea set for that calming brew.

Bridal Preparation Suite


Tying The Knot

Choosing historic barn wedding venues certainly adds a touch of magic to your ceremony. The West Barn is the oldest structure at The Ashes; a 17th century Grade II* Listed rustic barn with all the warmth and charm you’d want for the setting of your lifelong promises to each other.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and comfortably seating up to a 150 guests, The West Barn features a fantastic aisle, original mullioned windows, a Juliet Balcony for your musicians and stunning exposed oak beams.

The Ceremony Barn

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Following your wedding ceremony, guests can raise a glass to your happiness at your drinks reception held in The Grounds, which gives you an opportunity to work with your wedding photographer to capture those unforgettable images before inviting guests to join you for your wedding breakfast.

Held in The East Barn, your wedding breakfast is a celebratory feast of your choosing, enjoyed in the mesmerising setting of this stunning Grade II* Listed wedding barn. Featuring the warm tones of natural stone, a polished oak floor, original timber beams with the perfect number of chairs and tables set beautifully for you it magnifies the joyful ambience of your celebrations.

Wedding Breakfast Barn


Celebrate in Style!

Barn wedding venues rarely offer clients the luxury of having a wedding barn so large that it can accommodate all your guests for the wedding breakfast, house an awesome dancefloor and a seriously cool bar with viewing balcony overlooking all the action below.

The East Barn at The Ashes is ideal for your wedding day celebrations because everything you’ll need to celebrate in style is inside this amazing barn and because no one has to relocate, you don’t lose any of the party atmosphere that’s built up during the meal.

Evening Reception Barn


Take a Look Around

Explore, dream and imagine yourself at The Ashes Barn Wedding Venue; take our virtual tour or watch our breathtaking video to get an idea of what The Ashes has to offer.

Take a Tour

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Our Complete Wedding Service

Book your wedding at The Ashes and take advantage of our comprehensive approach which includes a phenomenal number of items, planning tools and services which make up our complete wedding service.

Visit the ‘What’s Included’ page on our website for full details of everything we include in our venue hire price (many of which are chargeable extras at other venues.)

What's Included

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Award-Winning Barn Wedding Venues

The Ashes was Voted Best Wedding Venue (West Midlands) 2013, Best Wedding Venue (National Winner) 2014 and Best Countryside Wedding Venue (West Midlands) 2015 in the Wedding Industry Awards. It is such a spectacular achievement for us as it’s only the Brides and Grooms who got married at The Ashes that can vote for us.

Award Winning Wedding Venue


Exclusive-Use Barn Wedding Venues

It’s your big day, why not ensure it’s your venue for the day too!

Every bride should feel special on her wedding day and having exclusive use of your wedding venue makes it feel truly special. From 11am on your wedding day the only people on site at The Ashes are your invited guests and our discreet staff, all focused on getting every detail perfect for you.

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