The Ashes & Grounds


The Ashes is one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the country. The fifty acre estate rests at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, within the borders of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. Home to Alton Towers and world famous potteries including Wedgwood, Moorcroft and Emma Bridgewater, this remarkable county borders Derbyshire, Shropshire and Cheshire and offers a wealth of attractions for your visiting guests.

In line with The Ashes wedding venue’s exclusive use promise, the venue-hire price grants you exclusive use of the entire venue.
You are welcome to supply your own drinks for both your Drinks Reception and your Wedding Breakfast and in line with our ‘no hidden extras’ policy there is no corkage or service charge applied.

Surrounded by glorious countryside the natural beauty of The Ashes is enhanced by the venue’s thoughtful landscaping. While your guests enjoy some refreshments in the stone flagged North Courtyard, your wedding photographer can be inspired by any number of stunning backdrops to help make your photographs spectacular.

The formal lawn at the front of the magnificent residence offers a sweeping view over the glistening lake and into the distance, with ample opportunity to use the features of the incredible Grade II* Listed country house as an interesting and stylish background.

Set within the grounds, The Pond’s woodland setting makes for more ethereal images, with the dappled sunlight caressing The Sweetheart’s Bench sitting beside it. While the Courtyards of this charming venue, are the perfect setting for group shots.

The North Courtyard

Please take a 360 tour of the North Courtyard.

The Formal Lawn

Please take a 360 tour of The Formal Lawn.

The Grounds Gallery

Please click on the top of the images to explore the fabulous grounds at The Ashes


  • The Grounds & Gallery
  • The Dressing Room & Gallery
  • Civil Ceremony Barn & Gallery
  • Stott
    Drinks Reception & Gallery
  • Wedding Breakfast Barn & Gallery
  • Evening Reception & Gallery
  • The Country House - The Ashes Barns
    The Ashes Accommodation
  • What's Included
  • Award Winning Venue
  • Take a 360 Tour



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