The Setting

The Ashes Country House Barn Wedding Venue is an exclusive use wedding venue set in 50 acres of rural countryside at the foothills of the Peak District National Park. The Ashes offers a stunning and totally private location for your wedding, located in the Staffordshire Moorlands, the venue is within close reach of Cheshire and Derbyshire.

The Vibe

This award-winning wedding venue enjoys the peace and tranquility of the surrounding unspoilt countryside. Their Exclusive Use Promise means that from 11am on the day of your wedding the only people onsite at The Ashes are here at your request. It makes it so much more relaxed for you and so much easier for your guests to mingle, knowing that you have sole use of this beautiful location.

Conveniently situated within The South Courtyard is the Bridal Suite, this elegantly furnished cottage is available for the Bridal party to use from 10.30am on your wedding day as a private bridal suite in which to get ready. Comprising two spacious rooms, en-suite shower room and a couple of full length mirrors, it is the perfect place for the Bride and Bridesmaids to get dressed prior to the ceremony and apply those finishing touches!

The West Barn is licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, the many beautifully set mullioned windows flood the barn with natural light while the high ceiling and exposed beams draw your eye up to The Juliet Balcony, the perfect place for a string quartet to play during the ceremony.

The sweeping arch of The Coach House offers an idyllic setting for an outdoor style wedding and offers a unique twist on weddings in gardens. The Bride & Groom have the option to make their vows under the elegant old stone archway whilst their guests and loved ones bear witness from the formal lawn.

With its impressive stone archway entrance, opening into the anteroom and generously proportioned banqueting hall, The East Barn at The Ashes is the perfect barn for wedding celebrations.

At The Ashes, the one supplier you are tied into using are the caterers who offer a very flexible service. Menus are designed to give you some inspiration but are not the full extent of what they are able to do, so come with your ideas and the team will happily discuss what they can offer for your wedding day.

You are welcome to bring in any other supplier and the venue are more than happy to make recommendations should you wish. The Ashes have a Supplier’s Directory on their website which features their highly recommended companies.