What Ardington House say about their wedding venue
Ardington House is a fantastic Georgian country house and the home of the Baring family, the founders of the famous merchant bank.
Ardington House is a private home which opens its doors for your exclusive use.
Ardington House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and receptions, from an intimate reception in the house to a full dinner and dance using a marquee in the grounds.
For functions in the House alone, the main rooms can accommodate 150 standing guests. Seating capacity is 56 guests. Larger parties can be catered for in the Marquee.
The House is set in beautiful gardens and grounds, including a picturesque lake which in the evenings is flood lit along with the House.
Address: Ardington House, Ardington, Oxon,OX12 8PY
Wedding venues nearby: Friars Court, Barnsley House, Stone Barn, Eynsham Hall, Blenheim Palace.
What I think of Ardington House as a wedding venue
I’m sure this venue is somewhat a secret. I’ve photographed a couple of weddings at Ardington House over the past few years and each of them have been really enjoyable.
Maybe it’s because the registrars in Oxfordshire allowing photography throughout the wedding ceremony!
Perhaps it’s the charming little village you drive through to get to this tucked away wedding venue? It’s certainly got it all when you arrive though.
Ardington House has the option for an indoor wedding (smaller numbers advised), or an outdoor wedding ceremony on the cute island, with it’s ‘temple’. I think this is the main draw that couples have to this wedding venue.
You can even take a little rowing boat along the river….now that’s a cool way to arrive at any wedding (assuming you don’t fall in!).
For couples with elderly guests, or guests in wheel chairs you will need to get them across teh main lwn and down to teh island, so be aware of those logistics!
Parking on site is adequate for the kind of numbers it caters for…….the number of toilets though is perhaps in need of looking at!
For your wedding breakfast there is a marquee on site to use, or I if you have a smaller guest list, inside the main house would work beautifully.
With regards wedding photography at Ardington House there are several options, using either the architectural nature of the house itself, or the grounds surrounding it.
If you are considering a wedding at Ardington House and like the photos you’ve seen, please contact me for a chat.