Wedding Experience Event – The Ashes

We were thrilled to meet some amazing couples at The Ashes’ recent Wedding Experience Event.

The Wedding Experience Event is exclusively available to couples who have booked The Ashes and whose wedding date falls in the forthcoming months. The event offers a unique opportunity to fully appreciate the ambience and atmosphere of the venue full of people and dressed for a wedding.



You’ll get a real insight into how your wedding guests will experience The Ashes on your big day. It’s great for couples to be able to see the venue lit up for the evening and to immerse themselves in the experience.


For us here at Jenkinsons, the Wedding Experience Events offer us the opportunity to serve some of our new and innovative dishes, in addition to some classic favourites; you should find it much easier to plan your wedding breakfast menu having tasted a few of the options.


Your Invitation

You’ll get your invitation to this special evening event by email, directly from The Ashes. The event takes place at The Ashes and you can expect to enjoy the company of around 80 to 100 other excited individuals at the event.

The Bride and Groom get two complimentary places and wherever possible you’ll be given the option to invite up to an additional four guests for a nominal fee which gets added to your final catering invoice.

A Warm Welcome


Upon arrival at The Ashes you’ll be welcomed by their wonderful Event Managers who will give you a Tasting Pack which includes details of the dishes we’ll be serving on the day, The Cellar wines selected to accompany the dishes and contact details for all the preferred suppliers attending
the event.


Rediscover The Ashes

Before you’re invited to take your seats in The East Barn for the tasting, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and rediscover the beauty of The Ashes Venue. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by the variety of decorative suggestions placed by The Topiary Tree Florist; I love the way they decorate the dining tables with a different centrepiece on each, it’s fantastic.


Pick Our Brains!

The Ashes Events Managers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, as will our team of experienced Wedding Co-ordinators so it’s an excellent opportunity to pick our brains whilst you’re enjoying the ambience of The Ashes, a glass of bubbly and a canapé or two.


The Tasting

You can find out which table you’re seated at by consulting the Table Plan hung in the anteroom, just as your guests will on your wedding day. Once everyone is seated, the owner of The Ashes, Ben Reeves will say a few words to welcome everyone before we begin service.


Please appreciate that with around 100 guests to serve it is not possible for you to choose which specific dish you’d like to try. Our fabulous team of chefs select a range of dishes to inspire and delight you and your guests. We’ll cook three or four different dishes per course and serve at least one example of each dish to your table. You won’t know precisely which dish you’ll get but hopefully you’ve brought close friends or family who don’t mind sharing.


Our Wedding Co-ordinators will talk each table through the dishes as they are served and answer any questions you might have.

We’ll always prepare a vegetarian option at each course and any specific dietary requirements you may have will have been communicated to us in advance so that we can make any necessary substitutions.

The Experience

We’re sure that you’ll have a great time at your Wedding Experience Event. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience The Ashes full of excited people just as it will be on your wedding day; the warmth and ambience in this stunning venue is second to none.


Be Seduced

If by chance you’ve already chosen your wedding breakfast menu prior to the event but then try something that simply blows your mind, don’t worry! You can change your wedding breakfast menu up to 21 days before your wedding. Just get in touch and we’ll make the changes.


Thank you to Stott Weddings for the fabulous photographs.

For details of the preferred suppliers who attended the event, please click here.