Built in 1574 to entertain Queen Elizabeth I, Castle Ashby is the ancestral home of the Compton family. The house has beautiful gardens and a notable Walled Garden which we are delighted to announce is being launched as an events venue.

The Walled Garden was built in 1868 by E W Godwin and was originally a kitchen garden. Today, it makes the most impressive events space: 4-acres in size, surrounded by 3 meter tall limestone walls crested with pantiles, large wooden gates that mark entrance and exit points, a beautifully mowed lawn that stretches from wall to wall, and views to the Italian Gardens that lie adjacent.

The Italian Gardens and Arboretum, which are in easy walking distance, are also available to hire and a walk or guided tour around them can make a lovely addition to an event.

With parking for 200 cars (and field parking for up to 1000 cars) and being easily accessible from the M1 and A45, the Walled Garden is an ideal location for all types of events including weddings, concerts, food festivals and fairs, to name but a few. Please get in touch if you’re interested in holding an event in the Walled Garden.


Castle Ashby Gardens are renowned for their beauty and what could be better than to hold your wedding reception in the spectacular Castle Ashby Walled Garden and have your wedding photographs taken in the beautiful Italian Gardens. Our expert events team is here to help you make your special day a perfect one. Please email weddings@castleashby.co.uk for more information.