Food & Dining at Ashton Lodge Country House
To make the most of our beautiful rural setting at Ashton Lodge, we have teamed up with highly acclaimed local event caterers, The Chopping Block, to provide our wedding catering.
The catering at your wedding or event is, of course, vitally important. We at Ashton Lodge are committed to ensuring that our clients have the freedom to choose the menu they want for their wedding, with the very best quality of ingredients, and excellent service, for a reasonable cost.
The Chopping Block’s aim has always been to make the food the highlight of any event, rather than just something to satisfy an appetite. They want their food to not just taste great but to look great, and to be served by friendly staff who share their passion and the kick that they get out of doing a job well. Their style is all about ‘The Best of British’, and we can guarantee mouth-watering menus and show-stopping presentation for all their weddings, regardless of size or scale. Quite simply, they are all about you – and making your wedding special.
Headed by executive chef Martin Brown, the team all have expertise, passion and flair for creating fabulous menus to make you the perfect host. Martin’s team have been trained in a number of Michelin starred restaurants.
We just wanted to thank you all for your kindness, support and patience over the last few months.
We credit the marriage we are able to have now, to you. Throughout the process, especially the ceremony, we appreciate every time you put our minds at rest, reached out to see how we were and did everything you could to make our marriage a reality.
The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect. You made us feel so warm and welcome, on a day that could have easily been distant and clinical. All of our guests agree that your genuine smiles and positivity made the ceremony what it was, a celebration. We can't fault your handling of the pandemic, you have all been incredible. So thank you.
We cannot wait to party hard next march!
Megan & David (6th July 2020)
Myself and Michael got engaged In November and wanted to find a venue for a strict time period when Michael’s brother was over from Australia in 6 months time. Luckily we came across Ashton Lodge and noticed they used the same catering as my sister two years previous. The food at my sister’s wedding was stunning, and we knew having such a short amount of time to plan we could trust them. We fell in love with ceremony room and marque straight away (it was dark so hadn’t yet seen how lovely the grounds were) also the room where we got ready was just so special and I loved we could all get ready together there. Sarah was very helpful throughout the whole process always there to answer any questions we had big or small.
When it came to the day, I felt so at home at Ashton Lodge and we could decorate everything how we wanted and added our own special touches. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was, and how wonderful the food was. Natalie was brilliant, calm but also completely ‘on it’ just the right combination to make sure the day ran well but kept us chilled and happy. The head of the bar (I’m so sorry I can’t remember her name) was excellent too. Everything was taken care off.
We loved our wedding at Ashton Lodge and would fully recommend this venue and their team to any couples looking.
Lots of love
The McIntyres (8th June 2019)
Fabulous venue for our daughter’s wedding!
Ashton Lodge is a quintessential English Edwardian house in the the most idyllic setting, something a little different. It has class but remains warm and friendly.
The day couldn’t have run more smoothly from moment we arrived until we all left the next morning thoroughly refreshed from a very relaxed sleep in a superb room and well fed with a traditional English breakfast.
The staff were discreetly ensuring all the bride and grooms wishes were carried out to perfection and were both professional and friendly too.
I think we would all love to do it again! Thank you all for the adventure!
Richard & Jan Cole
Our daughter celebrated her wedding day at Ashton Lodge on 11th May. What an amazing venue. Lucy and Tom couldn't have wished for a better day. All the staff went out of their way to ensure that everything was perfect, even mowing the lawns on the morning of the wedding ensuring the grounds were immaculate. The marquee looked fabulous and the size of the venue was just perfect for hosting all their family and friends. The canapes and wedding breakfast were beautifully presented and were enjoyed by all. The overnight accommodation was excellent and guests appreciated the cooked breakfast the following morning. A special mention to Mel who was very welcoming and did a wonderful job of ensuring that everything ran so smoothly so all the guests had a very happy and memorable day. If you are looking for a wedding venue that offers the opportunity for a fabulous day then look no further than Ashton Lodge. Our thanks to the whole team at Ashton Lodge. Liz and Graham
Me and my husband celebrated our wedding day here on the 17/11/2018. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing day. The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning. Our guests couldn’t stop complimenting the place. Everyone worked really hard the make our day special and they really did. I can’t thank them enough. Thank you so much for making our day one we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Mr and Mrs Edgington x
On behalf of myself, Julie; my husband David and Rebekah & Gilmour......the happy couple;
I would just like to say a very sincere thank you to all staff at Ashton Lodge for making the Wedding day so very special.
Your staff worked tirelessly and went above and beyond. We all loved the venue from the start and enjoyed many set up evenings and planning meetings.......we thank you for attention to detail. The day went really well with many positive comments amongst our guests.
From the organisation; the running of the bar; the setting up of the Candy Counter for us; to the extensive cleaning up into the early hours........we are very grateful to you all.
The breakfast set up for us the next morning was lovely, varied and well appreciated!!
It is a beautiful venue in a gorgeous location and my daughter Rebekah says that she will always be glad she chose Ashton Lodge.
Our memory of the day will always be special thanks to your committed team. You will be well recommended!
Please thank everyone so much who worked on the 15th September 2018 and helped make the day run smoothly snd so special for us.
Thank you so very much........
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you very much for providing a lovely venue for our wedding day. The day was perfect and thanks to all the staff the day ran smoothly and no one was left stranded at the end of the night. We are so glad we chose Ashton Lodge for our special day.
Kelly & Graham