Our House, is your house.
On the day of your wedding you will effectively take over our house! The layout of the house creates a lovely ‘flow to the day with our Grand Hallway at the heart of the house and all of our rooms branching out from here. Big enough to feel grand but not so big you lose the atmosphere, our layout isn’t a series of small rooms where guests can get lost.
We think it’s the little details that turn our house into a home; we always have candles and fresh flowers in our hallway and our ‘’working’ areas are as far from corporate as can be. These details mean you don’t need extensive venue dressing to create a beautiful wedding. However, if your style is ‘’more is more’, our shelves, tables, nooks and crannies can be populated with your own details to make Ashfield House truly yours for the day.
As well as the Reception and Ceremony rooms, our Music Room is small but perfectly formed and very useful indeed. Off the Grand Hallway, this versatile space can be used to serve evening food, entertain kids, host a photobooth, or even use it to house our well-loved Ashfield House coffee bar for after dinner drinks.
We work hard each year to update our stylish interiors and keep everything perfectly maintained during our annual January shutdown. The impeccable design doesn’t stop at the main rooms, we spend time giving each area its own unique personality. Our Music Room is currently adorned with palm leaf wallpaper, our baby change area is home to a turquoise unicorn head, the reception desk has its fascinating servants bells and the toilets are really nice!
The History of Ashfield House
Ashfield House is bursting with intriguing stories from its past. Built in 1755, the country house has enjoyed extensions and renovations to restore the heritage of the house and retain a nod to its history.
The term ‘’Wigan Pie Eaters’ was coined on the doorstep here as Wigan miners asked the mill owner who lived here at the time for their jobs back. Miners from Leigh said they were “”eating humble pie” and Wiganers became known as pie eaters ever since.
In 1993 in conjunction with the famous Barkers Restaurant in Wigan, Ashfield House was granted permission to begin work to turn it into a luxury hotel and restaurant.
By 2007, under the ownership of local businessman Mel Street, Ashfield House was earmarked for sale to be turned into apartments, then the recession hit and there was uncertainty of the development proceeding.
Katie Street, daughter of Mel Street, visited Ashfield House and could see the potential in the period house as a wedding venue. With no prior experience, Katie quit her corporate job and embarked on her career in the wedding industry, successfully turning Ashfield House into the award-winning, respected country house wedding venue it is today.
Built on an ethos of ‘’serving with integrity’ Ashfield House delivers a very personal service to all couples looking to get married here. Katie’s own creative spirit and the family-feel of the team has ensured that Ashfield House looks and feels grand, yet is a home from home, warm and charming place.
Ashfield House is a warm and welcoming, privately owned, exclusive wedding venue in Standish; bordering Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
In recent years our House has enjoyed a magnificent renovation to create a beautiful blank canvas for weddings.
Ashfield House, Ashfield Park Drive
Tel: 01257 473 500