Award Winning Wedding Venue

Best 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 Barns 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

About The Wedding Industry Awards

"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." 

“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!” Founder of The Wedding Industry Awards - Damian Bailey.

We Fell In Love With The Ashes Barns

"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



As soon as we saw the ashes, we knew is was The perfect venue. The staff are very friendly and professional and the passion they show for weddings is very clear . We had the dream wedding and all our guests were amazed at the beauty of the location and detail added to make the barns a perfect venue.” - Voting Couple

The Wedding Industry Awards 2013


“If I was to describe our wedding in one word, it would be “perfect”. That’s down to the Ashes and the event managers. Their help throughout the planning process and the service they delivered on the day were absolutely wonderful. As a bride, I felt looked after and special (that’s how it should be!)” - Voting Couple

Taste of Staffordshire 2010 – 2013

We had the honour of attending the prestigious ‘Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards’ for a number of years, where The Ashes Barns and our catering partners Jenkinsons won a number of excellence awards.

A truly magical venue, amazing very personable customer service, staff made us feel very special and understood how important the day was to us. On day staff were so efficient but inconspicuous so the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. No other venue could come close, such an unforgettable experience” Happy Couple