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Ardington House

Ardington House

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Ardington House

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  • 18th century manor house found near Wantage
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Exclusive use with all weddings
  • Marquee comes with all hires as standard
  • Hire from £4000 - transparent pricing structure
  • 9 bedrooms on site - can sleep 18 guests
  • Renowned prefered caterers
  • can bring your own caterers for an additional fee

Situated on the cusp of the North Wessex Downs, just a stone's throw from Wantage and Didcot, this grade II*-listed house is dedicated exclusively to events, meaning you wont have to share your wedding space with other hotel guests. Coming with a gorgeous marquee in the gardens with all packages, take advantage of a great balance of indoor and outdoor spaces at Ardington House.

Ardington is also licensed to host civil ceremonies, which means you can celebrate all aspects of your big day under one roof. Either get married in the hall inside the house for up to 60 guests or outside on the fantastic Temple Island for up to 200. The house even has nine bedrooms and is able to sleep up to 18 guests on site.


Built around 1720, this 18th century manor has the prestigious grade II*-listing, denoting a building of architectural and historic merit! Likely built by Thomas Strong, Junior of Oxford for Edward Clarke, the estate was eventually purchased by Lord Wantage, who was one of the founders of what would become the British Red Cross Society.


Ardington House is an exclusive use venue, which means you will have the whole place to yourselves on the day.

Civil Ceremonies

You can get married with registrars in the house in the gorgeous Imperial Hall, where up to 60 guests can be seated and watch your marriage!

House ceremony capacity - 60 guests

Or you can tie the knot outside in the middle of the venue's lush lake, on Temple Island, where you tie the knot under the stunning domed temple.

Temple Island ceremony capacity - 300 guests

Marquee Receptions

Your formal wedding breakfast and evening reception will take place in the luxury marquee that is erected in the grounds. This comes fully furnished, with a stocked bar and bar staff provided, leaving you to organise personal details such as decorations.

Marquee capacity - 200 guests (more permitted, contact the venue for more information)


Catering at Ardington House is carried out by external company, Barton Events, who have been working with the venue for over 10 years. The experienced and extremely talented group have no problem with catering for well over 200 guests, and regularly work with Michelin-starred establishments. They are able to offer anything from simple rustic food all the way to impeccable fine dining.


This exclusive events venue even has bedrooms on site. The recently refurbished 9 bedrooms can sleep up to 18 guests, and even come with the services of a butler and housekeeper. Cost to hire all the rooms is £2200 inc VAT.

To find out more about the venue, click the enquiry details above and below this listing.

Ardington House
OX12 8AQ
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