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Ashridge House

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Ashridge House

tel:- +44 1442 841107
fax:- +44 1442 841 010
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Ashridge House :-
Venue type - Historic Building

Guests rooms available: 190 bedrooms

Garden suitable for marquees: No

Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes

Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Steeped in history and nestling in a 190 acre estate in the Hertfordshire countryside, Ashridge sets the scene for your wedding perfectly.

Venue special features: Licensed for civil marriage/partnership ceremonies for up to 110 guests, couples may exchange vows on the sweeping staircase, or with beautiful garden views from the South Terrace. Each element of your special day will be hosted in a unique room, providing that special "wow!" factor every time a door opens.

Venue History: This spectacular country house has a rich history spanning over 700 years. Once a monastery for Benedictine monks, it became a residence for the children of King Henry VIII, and then passed into the hands of the Dukes and Earls of Bridgewater, finally to become the home of Ashridge Business School.

Wedding Trivia:
Brightly colored veils were worn in ancient times in many parts of the world and were considered a protection against evil spirits Greek and Roman brides for yellow or red veils (representing fire) to ward off evil spirits and demons. At one time, Roman brides were completely covered with a red veil for protection. In early European history, with the advent of arranged marriages veils served another purpose - to prevent the groom from seeing the brides' face till after the ceremony was over. Brides began to wear opaque yellow veils. Not only could the groom not see in, the bride could not see out! Therefore, the father of the bride had to escort her down the aisle and literally give the bride to the groom. Nellie Custis, the daughter of Martha Washington, is credited with wearing the first lace veil.

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