The Ashes Barns and Country House

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Up to 150
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A beautiful countryside setting, award-winning rustic and elegant style, with accommodation!
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
8
Sleeps No. of People
22
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
Full Description
As barn wedding venues go you can’t get more picturesque than The Ashes Barns and Country House. The fifty acre estate rests at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, within the borders of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. Amble up the mile long, tree-lined, private driveway through golden fields of corn and lush grassland, over a 17th century stone bridge and you begin to appreciate the charm of this stunning countryside wedding venue. Featuring a lake, a flagstone platform overlooking the majestic pond, formal lawns with blossoming landscaped borders, an intimate stone courtyard and the Grade II* Listed Country House as backdrops for your wedding; both you and your wedding photographer are sure to be inspired by the setting. The award-winning barn venue is available for exclusive hire, so you and your guests can enjoy all that the venue has to offer in a private celebration. Exclusivity is included in the venue hire charge and includes use of The West Barn, The East Barn, The Wedding Night Suite, The Dressing Room, the gorgeous grounds and gardens and much more. Onsite Accommodation! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to stay overnight with us in our collection of stylish, quirky and romantic wedding accommodation. We can cater for small, intimate occasions for around 30 or 40 guests and larger events with up to 150. The 17th century rustic West Barn is the perfect space for your ceremony. The charming Juliet Balcony gives the venue distinct character and the perfect space for musicians during the ceremony. Following your ceremony, The East Barn is a spacious banqueting hall for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Winner of the BEST WEDDING VENUE at the National Wedding Industry Awards 2014!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vikki
Experience The Ashes Barns and Country House first hand, itʼs the best way to determine if weʼre ʻthe oneʼ! Book a viewing with one of our friendly Event Managers. If your heart misses a beat or you get butterflies in your stomach part way through the tour, then youʼll know weʼre right for you. We can't wait to welcome you!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(92)
Nicola & Craig
Married in February 2020
February 2020
From the get go we knew we were in safe hands!
Hi Matthew, We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our amazing wedding day. From the get go we knew that we were in safe hands as The Ashes Team are just so professional. Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day. We appreciate every single thing. From you helping to fasten button holes onto the wedding party, making the day run smoothly and to being there last thing at night. We couldn't have wished for more and wouldn't change a minute of it (well it would be nice to do it all again next week, lol). Lots of love from Nicola and Craig X
Magdalena & Martyn
Married in February 2020
February 2020
We loved the highland cattle too!
Hello! Thank you to the entire team at The Ashes for the most amazing time on our wedding day. We’ve loved every minute of it, the organisation has been great, and it was so nice that we didn’t have to worry about the little details on the day e.g. the placement of all the decorations etc. Everything looked spectacular and we couldn’t have faulted anything. All our guests and families commented on how fantastic and beautiful the venue was - we had a lot of fans of your highland cattle as well! We also wanted to personally thank Jayne who made sure the day ran smoothly and the way we’ve envisioned it. She’s done a great job and was so pleasant all the way through our planning. We can't thank you enough - there’s not a single thing we’d have done differently (apart from perhaps getting less alcohol, but we’re stocked for good few months!!!). Best wishes, Maggie & Martyn
Jay Jay & Sam
Married in January 2020
February 2020
You are all so lovely and helpful!
To Lisa and The Team, Thank you so much for all of your help. You are all so lovely and helpful! Love from the new Mr & Mrs Massey. (Jay Jay & Sam - 14/01/20)
Lauren & David
Married in December 2019
March 2020
Lisa was amazing!
Our wedding at The Ashes was well organised and (relatively!) stress-free from the beginning. From our look around, to booking, to our planning meeting and the day itself, the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with every aspect of the day. The friendliness of staff really stood out and made us feel relaxed during the whole process. We received the guidance we needed and recommendations of local suppliers, many of which we used for our wedding. It was so lovely to enjoy the planning process despite us getting married fairly soon after getting engaged. The venue was beautiful and we really could not have asked for anything more. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and well-presented. They went out of their way to ensure certain requests on the day which was very much appreciated. Lisa was amazing - very helpful, always around but not too much and always close by if needed. She very much put our minds at ease and helped our day to run smoothly. We had a lot of positive comments about the venue too. Thank you all for making it such a special day and one that we will remember for the rest of our lives! Lauren & David
Lauren & Dave
Married in December 2019
February 2020
We wish we could do it all over again!
Lisa, Thank you so much for everything you did prior to and during our wedding day. You made everything so easy and really helped us to feel relaxed during a stressful but fun time. You even helped clean my dress, nothing was too much trouble. We loved meeting you, thank you for being amazing. We wish we could do it all over again! Love from Lauren & Dave. xxx
Fran & Leroy
Married in December 2019
February 2020
Please pass on our thanks to Jenkinsons, the food was amazing!
To Jayne and The Ashes Team, We would like to thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day ever and for ensuring that everything ran like clockwork. Your venue and team are simply amazing and all of our guests commented on what a beautiful day it was. Please pass on our thanks to Jenkinsons, the food was amazing! Best wishes, Fran & Leroy
Location & Contact Details

Address

138-140 Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9AX, England

Travel Notes

From the M1 Leave at J 23A (from the South) or J24 (from the North) and join the A50 for Stoke-on-Trent. Follow the A50 for approximately 40 miles and then at the large roundabout after passing Britannia Stadium on the left, take the third exit and join the A500 towards Stoke-on Trent. Continue on the A500 for approximately 2 1/2 miles, and then exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left. From the M6 north Leave at J16 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent. After approximately 7 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the first exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left. From the M6 south Leave at J15 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent. After approximately 5 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left.

Nearest Town

Endon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A53

Nearest Train Station

Stoke-on-Trent

Nearest Airport

Birmingham or Manchester

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FAQ
(8)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do it your way!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, Romantic, Relaxed, Rural, Renowned

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

You'll be spoilt for choice! 50 Acres of gorgeousness awaits!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes but that would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Wholegrain honey and mustard seed cocktail sausages - Yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hot roast pulled pork baps with apple sauce and stuffing!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our three Highland Cows, they just love to photo-bomb!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our genuine passion for making your wedding day dreams come true.