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Ashton Lodge Country House

Ashton Lodge Country House

Refurbishment of an Edwardian country house wedding venue

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The Wigley Group


Nicol Thomas




Six months

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Ashton Lodge Country House is an Edwardian country house set in Warwickshire village Stretton-under-Fosse, and has been part of The Wigley Group since it was acquired in 2018 for £1.35 million.

The site retains many of its period features and is currently operated by The Venue Group, which specialises in managing and operating rural wedding venues across the UK.

Wigley invested in a refresh of the historic property and its grounds in 2021, to help kick-start its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over a period of six months, around £350,000 was spent on the property to provide a number of external repairs and improvements.

This included a new oak-framed glass entrance, a new barbecue and undercover cooking area, an extension of the existing kitchen facilities, and a new oak-framed gazebo to cater for outside wedding ceremonies.

Other external improvements included roof repairs, replacement windows to achieve a more consistent approach throughout the building, alongside both internal and external redecoration.

This helped to improve Ashton Lodge’s offering by elevating the facilities and improve, in particular, the outdoor experience, alongside a new refreshed look.