Evening Wedding Reception and Bar



Evening Wedding Reception

This is a widely used term which most commonly refers to the ‘party’ element of the wedding day which kicks off at around 8pm when the DJ or band invites the Bride and Groom onto the dance floor for their first dance.

Evening Guests

Here at The Ashes your wedding reception takes place in The East Barn, the same fabulous barn in which your wedding breakfast was served. The barn is so spacious that we rarely have to drop any dining tables following your wedding breakfast and if you’ve chosen to invite additional evening guests to the wedding reception who were not present at the ceremony or for the Wedding Breakfast we’ll actually add more tables and chairs into the barn for them if appropriate.


Sound Solutions DJs at The Ashes

Evening Entertainment

Our wonderful polished oak dance floor is the perfect setting for your First Dance and wedding disco. You can choose what sort of evening entertainment you’d like. Couples often opt for a DJ or a live band but we’ve also enjoyed watching ceilidh dances, where the callers get everyone up dancing a jig. We’ve even been treated to a performance from the King himself, Elvis, a couple of times!

If you’re looking for some inspiration please visit our online Suppliers Directory for some great performers and contact details for our highly recommended DJs Sound Solutions.

The Bar

Our stunning Bar is open throughout your wedding reception until last orders at 11.45pm. Your guests are treated to an awesome view of the celebrations below from our glass fronted viewing balcony, they can settle into one of our cosy leather armchairs and enjoy a sociable chat over a very reasonably priced drink of their choice. We try to keep our bar prices in line with the local pubs and as we’re in Staffordshire that often means that guests up from London think we’ve added up wrong!


Great Selection of Drinks

Featuring draft ales, premium lager and Guinness on tap, the beer drinkers are well catered for whilst a selection of wines by the glass or bottle and a comprehensive choice of spirits, ensures that most tastes are catered for. For more information and bar prices, please visit the Food and Drink section of our website.

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