Ashdown Park Hotel has all the attractions of a remote country retreat, yet it enjoys excellent transport links and is within easy reach of London. Visitors to the hotel are immediately struck by the elegant neo-gothic architecture of the entrance and the high airy ceilings. The hotel’s comfortable lounges look out onto sweeping lawns and offer the perfect spot for an informal meeting. The discreet and ever attentive staff are on hand to help in every way possible. When planning a corporate event or personal celebration, location, ambience, flexibility and stimulating environment are all major considerations. This is a venue that enjoys all of these qualities in abundance.
The Ashdown Park Hotel event spaces include fully equipped meeting rooms of varying sizes, lawns and a pavilion. The impressive Richard Towneley conference room can host up to 160 in theatre style while private dinners for 40 can be hosted in the Jacob Henniker room. Consequently the hotel can effortlessly host both a large or small events.
For company events such as an incentive trip, a host of imaginative themed evening entertainments can be organised such as a casino night, masked ball or outdoor concert. With nearby woodland trails and extensive open spaces, the hotel can also organise a range of sporting activities. These include off-road racing, laser shooting, assault course contests and team building exercises. For golfers, Ashdown Park boasts a challenging par 3, 18 hole course, a driving range and a putting green.
Each of the hotel’s 106 bedrooms and suites are unique. Named after different species of trees found on the estate, the suites are large and luxurious offering glorious views of the parklands and Ashdown Forest beyond. The hotel’s Anderida Restaurant has received two AA rosettes for the quality of its fine cuisine and wine list. The elegant atmosphere, panoramic views and innovative menus combine to create a memorable experience for all who dine.
The exclusive on-site Country Club has an impressive range of facilities. The club features an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room as well as an award-winning beauty spa.
Weddings at Ashdown Park are no less than spectacular. Civil ceremonies can be held in the Lady Brassey room or in the summer, outdoor weddings take place in the Summerhouse. The manicured lawns and surrounding woodland also create an idyllic backdrop for wedding photography. In addition, the magnificent converted chapel is arguably one of the most unique wedding venues in the country. Complete with the original organ and a vaulted ceiling, this is a spectacular location for a wedding in the English countryside.
My wedding at Ashdown Park Hotel
My husband and I married at the venue July 4th 2015. Anyone else fortunate enough to have experienced their wedding at this venue will know exactly what we mean when the level of service, attention to detail and breathtaking surroundings render you speechless and supersede all expectations. We will remain in awe forever!!
The Astonishing Ashdown Park Hotel
Where else can you receive first class highly attentive (but unobtrusive) service, stunning buildings, majestic rooms, beautiful grounds and maybe even glimpse a roaming deer. Combining the best bits of the formal and relaxed ‘British’ traditions and sensibilities. And all without needing the budget of the super-rich? Take a stroll around the grounds, venture into the Woods and take tea on the terrace and you’ll understand why a wedding here is truly unparalleled.