The Venue

The 17th Century fortified house and gardens provide a magical backdrop for a wedding; and once the formalities are over, the Victorian barn is the ultimate place to celebrate.

Fortified House

Aswanley is a garret tower house set in extensive grounds with a seventieth century arched gateway and well. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can take place in the gardens at Aswanley.

Blank Canvas Victorian Barn

Our barn is spacious and versatile, and can be personalised with the tiniest of touches. It consists of a series of interconnecting rooms with the fireplace room at the centre.

You can have your wedding ceremony indoors in front of the fireplace or in the ballroom; our outdoors in front of the barn or in the gardens. You’ll have a choice of spaces for your reception drinks too – the river terrace, gardens, or in front of the fire all serve up a perfect setting.

Off the fireplace room is the dining room, a long barn that can seat up to 154 people to dine banqueting style. For larger parties, the ballroom dance floor can be used for up to 250 people.

Extensive Grounds

The gardens and surrounding landscape provide a variety of backdrops for your wedding, from the garden ponds and stream, to the banks of the River Deveron and woodland beyond.

The ultimate space to celebrate

Aswanley has all the space you need to throw the biggest party of your lives. You’ll love the reasonable bar prices and best of all you can be as noisy as you want! The large wooden doors separating the fireplace room and dining room can be left closed until you’re ready to wow your guests. When it comes to dancing, the ballroom is the ideal space for a ceilidh. There’s no awkward hour of waiting for the room to be ‘turned around’ after dinner – in fact, with only arches separating the ballroom from the dining room, guests can easily watch the dancing from their seats.


‘Thank you so much for providing the most perfect location for our wedding. Aswanley is an absolute hidden gem – a blank canvas that can be turned into anything you want it to be”. Victoria & Ewan Lyle