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Overview

Ardington House is a Georgian masterpiece which we invite you to make your own for the most special of occasions.

Set in its own extensive gardens and parkland, Ardington House is a listed stately home, built in 1720 with an emphasis on perfect symmetry and natural light throughout.

Whilst remaining a family home, Ardington House offers a combination of classical grandeur and luxurious modern comfort, together with a housekeeping and events team to ensure your friends, family and colleagues can enjoy it in style.

The house is available to rent on an exclusive basis for weddings, corporate events, private parties, holiday hire and film location work. It is also available to visit on certain days in the spring and summer months.


Opening
Opening

2019

Monday – Wednesday throughout May & June.

Bank Holiday Mondays in April, May and August.

Hours of access: 11am – 3pm Last entry at 2.00pm.

 

 

Find Us
Find us

The South Oxfordshire village of Ardington is on the A417, between Oxford and Newbury off the A34 at Milton Interchange.

It is 75 minutes from central London, 15 minutes from Didcot Parkway train station and 25 minutes from Oxford and Newbury.

Didcot Parkway train station is 15 minutes drive from the House which has direct links from the North and South and is just a 40 minutes train from central London.

There is a local bus stop, the Wantage bus which stops at the top of the village itself (10 minutes walk from the House) which is accessible from Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage and Oxford city.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free
Field carpark.

Taxi

Go Green Taxi 01235 811100

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

£5 for adults

FOC for children

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome

Fun Facts
  • Once home to Lord Wantage, the first winner of the Victoria Cross at the Battle of the Alma (1854) for the Scots Guards in defence of the Colours, the House and village have links to the Crimea War which can be seen even today.
  • We are also situated just a few miles from the Ridgeway hills where King Alfred successfully fought back the Danes in 871 AD and we are just next to the market town of Wantage where the King is famously rumoured to have burned the cakes.

Weddings

Ardington House is an idyllic venue for weddings, we offer the House, formal gardens, parkland, river, Temple Island and a fully fitted marquee on an exclusive use basis.

This combination of both large indoor and outdoor areas set alongside a river provides an exceptional venue for any event. Included within the venue hire rate, we provide an elegant marquee with the capacity for up to 200 guests.

Ardington House is always offered on an exclusive basis, meaning that the House and grounds will be entirely for you and your party to enjoy on your big day or even a full wedding weekend.

Our Offer

  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Such a beautiful venue. We had an amazing time and couldn't have chosen a more incredible and picturesque venue to have our wedding. Thank you to the Ardington team.

Su Lin & Chris


Accommodation

Ardington House has 9 bedrooms and can sleep 18 guests.

Following an extensive refurbishment of the House we are certain that we offer the finest accommodation and this includes being looked after by our housekeeper and butler while you are here. Alternatively we can offer you the House on a private hire basis (not in conjunction with an event).

 


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Situated just one hour from London, 5 minutes from the A34 connecting to major motorways and 10 minutes from Didcot Parkway train station.

Ardington House is a great location for all to access yet on arrival you will feel as though you have completely escaped the hustle and bustle of busy work life.

We are surrounded by rural countryside and can offer a peaceful place for corporate off sites, private meetings, training days, company retreats or anything else you might have in mind.

OUR OFFER

  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

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