Rustic Barn Wedding Venue
The Ashes Barns
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.
From lush lawns with verdant borders, the idyllic pond and lustrous lake, apple orchard and bramble hedges to wilder things…wheat fields, bubbling brooks and starlit vistas, youʼll be overwhelmed by the variety of magical spaces within the grounds.
The Grade II* Listed Country House with its formal lawns and landscaped borders; rustic stone barns and Coach House also act as stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs.
Getting Ready on Your Wedding Day
Exclusively yours from 10.30am on your wedding day, your private Dressing Room is the ideal place for you and your immediate wedding party to apply all those final touches as the anticipation and excitement builds.
Conveniently located within The South Courtyard of The Ashes Barns, you’ll find a spacious, well lit and gorgeously decorated dressing room, with an abundance of power points, mirrors and make-up stations, not forgetting a sweet Emma Bridgewater tea set for that calming brew.
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.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Your drinks reception is the perfect time for you and your wedding photographer to capture some stunning images of your wedding day.
We welcome (biodegradable) confetti at The Ashes Barns and this is the time to throw it! Your photographer might also suggest a little time away from your guests during the drinks reception to capture some beautiful shots of just the two of you.
If you're planning a cosy winter wedding, we'll serve your delicious winter drinks inside our stunning oak framed rustic barn.
The East Barn
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 which features warm natural stone, a polished oak floor and original timber beams.
We'll set out the perfect number of chairs and tables; you decide if you'd like a straight or a round top table for your first meal as a married couple!
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.
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to stay overnight with us in our cute and quirky collection of stylish onsite accommodation.
Please take the time to visit our Accommodation webpage; you’ll find full details, prices and information on how to book this truly unique wedding accommodation, which includes the magnificent Country House!
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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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 & Event Management Services price (many of which are chargeable extras at other venues.)