As a family owned and operated independent business, our couples, their guests and their chosen suppliers experience a real family-feel atmosphere. We don’t have a head office or investors to answer to and as such we can be incredibly flexible in how we manage each wedding. We are real, friendly people with a desire to serve and a sense of humour.
We are a longstanding team and we know how to work well together, in an industry with notoriously high staff turnover our team is constant and reliable. We work tirelessly behind the scenes so that weddings run smoothly and effortlessly – something supplier visitors regularly comment on.
During the planning stage all four of our wedding co-ordinators are on hand to answer your queries and nearer the wedding one of us will be allocated to you. This allows for a close relationship in those crucial final weeks and its comforting to know that the person you’ve planned the day with will be there and in charge on the wedding day itself.
Our wedding team has won awards two years running in The Wedding Industry Awards North West region and Great Northern Wedding Awards.
Our Modern Day Ethos
Walk through to the reception area of Ashfield House and you’ll see the original servants’ bells that adorn the back of the walls. They’re a great symbol of our aim to ‘’serve with integrity’. It is our ethos that runs through everything we do.
Meet the Team
Katie not only owns and operates Ashfield House, but works day to day in the business as a wedding coordinator. Katie has a keen eye for detail, trends and looks to add luxury to the everyday. She is super observant and draws inspiration for her latest creative endeavors in the everyday. She watches how we live our modern-day lives and adapts habits and on-trend quirks for the wedding industry.
Hugely creative, when not inspiring couples with her latest ideas or keeping them relaxed as they head towards their big day, you’ll find Katie behind the camera, sewing machine or with paint brush in hand. She’s either creating something new and exciting for Ashfield, or redesigning the interior of her house, again, for the 10th time!
Carol is the longest serving member of our team, having been part of Ashfield House for almost 15 years. She knows everything there is to know about our beautiful venue. She started off serving breakfast and proved herself to be incredible at weddings – the rest is history! Couples love her and trust her – she has such a wise and calming nature and is an absolute perfectionist.
Her hands-on approach is clear to see and she loves what she does. She has an incredible memory and can recall wedding details and couples years and years after! She is our human wedding reference book.
Amanda is our newest recruit to the wedding coordinator team, joining us in 2017 – a year after her “’ultimate dream wedding day” at Ashfield House.
Having recently been married at Ashfield House, Amanda has real-world experience that our couples love and trust. She has a caring and genuine demeanour and loves to take the time to get to know couples, understanding the need to weave the various aspects of your love story into your very special, very personal wedding day.
Josh came to use from a Royal Navy College where his experience was organising events in a very formal setting. His cheerful personality and his love of people helped him fit in right away.
People adore him, he loves his couples and he really cares. He is meticulous owing to his military background and is responsible for what we call our ‘pre-flight checks’ before weddings to make sure everything is in place and perfect.
In our reception area you may notice the trophies that sit in the mirrored cabinet. These were very much a huge surprise but a beautiful reflection of the dedication of our team who pull out all the stops to create your unforgettable day.
We have won or been shortlisted in the following awards in 2017:
The Wedding Industry Awards 2017
Best Wedding Venue (Town and City) – National UK Overall Winner
Best Wedding Venue (Town and City) – North West Region
Best Events Team – North West Region
The Wedding Industry Awards 2018
Best Wedding Venue (Town and City) – North West Winner / UK Finalist (TBA Jan 2018)
Best Event Team – North West Winner / UK Finalist (TBA Jan 18)
The Great Northern Wedding Awards 2018/18
Most Innovative Business – Winner
Best Independent Business – Winner
Best Venue – Finalist
Forward Ladies UK Women in Business Awards with HSBC 2017
Regional Finalist – Katie Street, co-owner of Ashfield House
Wigan Business Awards 2017/18
Finalist – Small to Medium Enterprise
Finalist – Something to Shout About
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