Money Saving Tips


If you’re dreaming of barn weddings but are anxious about the cost, you needn’t be; here’s some top tips for maximising the impact of your rustic barn wedding at The Ashes while minimising the outlay!



Consider a Mid-Week Wedding

Barn weddings at The Ashes are simply amazing, the venue is stunning and it’s just as beautiful on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday as it is on a Saturday.

You’ll get exactly the same amazing barn wedding venue and high level of service whichever day of the week you book; nothing changes other than the wedding venue hire price, which is considerably less for a mid-week wedding.

Click on the image to open the Gallery


Supply your own Drinks

The Ashes is one of the few venues for barn weddings that operates a no corkage policy. You can supply all your own daytime drinks and we won’t charge you any corkage fees. That is a fortune saved right there!

Not only are we keen to save you money but we want you to have a stress free wedding with us too, that’s why we offer you the option to take advantage of our connections and source incredible, discounted-drinks through The Ashes Cellar. You’ll save money and save yourself the hassle of dropping all the drinks off at the venue the day before the wedding.


Click on the image to open the Gallery


Go Minimal

When it comes to decorating, The Ashes is already one of the most attractive barn venues for weddings; with stunning natural stonework and gorgeous oak beams throughout both Grade II Listed Barns you can be sparing with your decoration without it ever looking underdressed.

Opting for flowers that are in season is the most cost effective way to maximise the impact of your floral arrangements and don’t forget, any decorations you provide for the ceremony barn can be moved over to wedding breakfast barn during the drinks reception, so you get double the use out of them!


Click on the image to open the Gallery


Stun Guests without Blowing Your Budget

Your wedding guests will really look forward to the wedding breakfast. Quite often they’ve had an early start and a few drinks by the time they take their seats for this celebratory meal and they’ll be ready for it.

Our exclusive catering partners have been catering for barn weddings with us since we opened in 2008; they’re experienced, inventive and excel in serving up sensational dishes your guests will rave about for months after your wedding.

Why not stun your guests by adding an unexpected course, perhaps an incredible Amuse Bouche to awaken their taste buds as guests take their seats, or a stunning sorbet course between the starter and the main course.

You’ll be amazed at what little impact these extra courses have on your catering price per head, in sharp contrast to the impact they have on your guests’ enjoyment of your wedding.


Click on the image to open the Gallery


Come and see for yourself.

We hope you’ve found these money saving tips useful. We’d love to welcome you to The Ashes for a viewing.

We’ll show you around the venue and chat through all the many items and services included in the venue hire price.


Thank you to Joe at One Little Daisy Photography for the wonderful photographs.

One Little Daisy