Award Winning Wedding Venue


The Ashes is an Award Winning Wedding Venue! Winning Best National Wedding Venue 2014 at the Wedding Industry Awards was just incredible and to have been voted Regional Winner for Best Wedding Venue West Midlands three years running is just amazing and…


You Made it All Possible

The Wedding Industry Awards are incredibly important to us, as it is only the Brides and Grooms who got married at The Ashes that can vote for us. For so many of them to have given us such glowing recommendations means the world to us.

The Ashes Barn Wedding Venue is a family owned wedding venue in the West Midlands and we never forget what an honour it is to welcome couples for their incredible day. Here’s just a brief overview of what our couples love about The Ashes:



Stunning Setting

Set in 50 acres of rolling Staffordshire countryside The Ashes features outstanding backdrops for your wedding photographs including The Country House, The Lake, The Pond, The Formal Lawn, The Coach House, The Old Stone Bridge and of course the near-panoramic views across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The Grounds


Rustic Barns

Couples can enjoy an intimate wedding ceremony in The West Barn, one of two Grade II* Listed wedding barns at The Ashes; licensed for weddings, this magnificent stone barn can seat up to 150 guests comfortably.

The Ceremony Barn


No Corkage Wedding Venue

It’s your big day and we believe you should be able to serve the drinks you love. The Ashes is a no corkage charge wedding venue; we give you the option to supply your own daytime drinks and we don’t apply a corkage charge.

Your Wedding Drinks


Fabulous Food

The East Barn at The Ashes is where you can look forward to enjoying a fabulous Wedding Breakfast. The Ashes works exclusively with one of the most respected independent caterers in the UK to ensure that your wedding food is remembered as one of the highlights of your wedding day.

Wedding Food


Exclusive-Use Wedding Venue

You are our sole priority on your wedding day, you enjoy exclusive-use of The Ashes and our focus is on getting everything perfect for you. It really does make a difference when you know that everyone at the venue is an invited guest. It makes it so much more relaxed for you and so much easier for your guests to mingle.

Exclusive Use Wedding Venue


We are absolutely delighted to be awarded the Regional Winner for Best Wedding Venue for the third year running, it’s incredible! We are always looking for ways to make getting married at The Ashes even more magical; our efforts are rewarded every time we see the joy on a bride’s face and it’s lovely that so many of our wonderful couples have taken the time to vote for us in these prestigious awards. Ben and Sarah Reeves – Owners of The Ashes


Founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, Damian Bailey said: “The Wedding Industry Awards really have become the gold standard for wedding excellence in this country and, as our regional award ceremony proved, the wedding industry in the West Midlands is packed full with passionate, innovative and committed suppliers. This our fourth awards and the standard of entrants was higher than ever,” continued Damian.

“It’s becoming harder and harder for our judges to pick winners from such amazing shortlists where everyone demonstrates such skill. It was great to celebrate everyone’s achievements and then party all night!”


The Wedding Industry Awards 2014

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The Ashes is the most perfect wedding venue and we still feel so lucky to have gotten married there. The venue itself is lovely but the real beauty comes from the owners and staff who are so flexible and unbelievably helpful, even when faced with our odd ideas! We can’t thank them all enough.
Comment from a couple who voted for The Wedding Industry Awards 2014

The Wedding Industry Awards – 2014




To read comments we received from couples . . .

Please follow these links to the wonderful (un-edited!) comments we received when winning the National Wedding Industry Award – Best Wedding Venue 2014:

What Our Couples Say Why Our Couples Booked

The Wedding Industry Awards – 2013


2013 regional winner

Comments 2013 Awards-un-edited

Wedding Industry Awards (4)

Taste of Staffordshire 2010 – 2013

We had the honour of attending the prestigious ‘Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards’ and The Ashes and our catering partners Jenkinsons received ‘BANQUETING AWARDS’ over this period.

Taste of Staffordshire 2012

Taste of Staffordshire 2010


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