The Ashes

The Ashes opened in Spring 2008 and is owned Sarah & Ben Reeves operating as Ensarb Limited. The design, planning & restoration of the venue and setting up the operations took place between 2006-2008.

The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue is an incredible Grade 2* Listed exclusive use wedding venue in the country. Located in Staffordshire, West Midlands set in fifty acres of rural countryside at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, The Ashes Barn Wedding Venue offers a stunning and totally private location for your wedding in the Staffordshire Moorlands within close reach of Cheshire & Derbyshire, it enjoys the peace and tranquility of the surrounding unspoilt countryside. In line with The Ashes Wedding Venue’s exclusive use promise, the venue-hire price grants you exclusive use of the entire venue.


Winner of the BEST WEDDING VENUE at the NATIONAL WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS in London which took place at Bloomsbury Ballroom in January 2014.

The Ashes was also voted ‘BEST WEDDING VENUE WEST MIDLANDS’ in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Exclusive-Use Wedding Venue

Our Exclusive Use Promise means that on the day of your wedding the only people onsite at The Ashes are here at your request.  We do not operate a restaurant, spa or any other facilities which are open to the general public so you can enjoy having the whole place to yourselves all day. It really does make a difference when you and your guests know that everyone here is an invited guest.

It makes it so much more relaxed for you and so much easier for your guests to mingle.  They can approach each other and start a conversation with confidence, knowing that they share a common connection with the happy couple.  It’s always fun to find out how someone might know the bride or groom, there is often an interesting tale to be told!

You are our Top Priority

Every bride should feel special on her wedding day and having exclusive use of your wedding venue makes it feel truly special.  Not to stress any timid brides out there but you and your lucky fellow are the main focus of the whole day and having exclusive use of the venue means that not only are all your guests relaxed

but your Events Manager and all the catering staff are solely focused on ensuring your day is amazing.  We do not have to juggle the needs of several brides simultaneously, you are the sole focus of our attention and we have the time to ensure that everything is perfect for you and only you.

It’s your big day, why not ensure it’s your venue for the day too!


The Ashes
Leek Road
Staffordshire Moorlands

Telephone: 01782 502164



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