Ardington House | Oxfordshire County Council

Ardington House

Ardington House with reflection

One of our approved venues, which can be used for marriages and other civil ceremonies.

Location and special features

The private family home of the Baring family for 80 years, Ardington House, built in 1720, is Oxfordshire's Baroque masterpiece. The house is exclusively yours, a perfect setting for ceremonies, indoor or outdoor, receptions of any size.  Enjoy your ceremony beneath the famous imperial staircase or under the temple on the island in the lake.  Relax in the atmosphere of the oak dining room, a favourite of poet laureate John Betjeman. Mingle with your guests in the glorious gardens and parkland

Rooms and capacity

  • Imperial Hall (80)
  • Oak Room (80)
  • Drawing Room (50)
  • Portico (6 under cover, other guests outside)
  • Island Temple (6 under cover, other guests outside)


  • Car parking
  • Cloakroom
  • Confetti allowed
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room
  • Exclusive use of venue
  • Gardens
  • Heating
  • Honeymoon suite
  • In-house wedding planner
  • Licensed bar
  • Listed building
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Outdoor ceremony option
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Play room for children


Ardington House OX12 8QA Wantage

Tel: 01235 821566
Fax: 01235 821151


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