Updated 3rd March 2021
THE BEST DERBYSHIRE WEDDING VENUES IN 2020
Are you searching for that perfect wedding venue? How exciting! There are so many awesome Derbyshire wedding venues – the hard part is figuring out the perfect one for you! Luckily for you we’ve compiled a list of the best wedding venues in Derbyshire.
Being lucky enough to live on the edge of Derbyshire for the past 5 years, and you can often find Amy and I exploring the rolling hills, paddling along the stunning rivers, or finding the next beautiful panorama to point my camera at! With the Peak District at its heart, it’s a stunning county to tie the knot. So check out our guide to the best Derbyshire venues below!
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BEST DERBYSHIRE OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUES:
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? We love tipi venues. Simple as that. Cuttle Brooke is the first of three venues on this list that use tipis from the awesome Sami Tipi. This is a stunning riverside location has panoramic views across the Derbyshire countryside and it the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.
Phone numbers: 01332 8060440
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? The 400 year old Elvaston Castle is a stunning venue, steeped in history, set in the Derbyshire countryside. Whilst the splendour of the gothic hall can accommate 60 for the service, The Old English Garden offers a beautiful space for an outdoor service and the secret garden offers plenty of space for a full side marquee to let the celebrations continue well into the evening!
How many guests can we have? 60 for an inside ceremony or up to 150 for an outside service
Phone: 01530 273879
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Eyam Hall has a couple of fantastic options for a service. Firstly, the Flagged Hall is full of character and 17th century charm – bathed in summer sunshine or cosy up with the warm of a real fire for a winter wedding. Alternatively, if you’re planning something outdoor, the ceremony in the garden could be the perfect choice for you – weddings can take place under the wedding pavillion facing your guests who will be seated under glorious sunshine on the lawn, or alternatively under a canopy if the weather is not so great!
How many guests can we have? Eyam Hall can accommodate 70 guest
Phone number: 01433 350055
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Situated in the tiny village of Mapperley on the edge of Shipley Country Park in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Mapperley Farm really feels like you’re out in the middle of nowhere. Yet, you can have a legal service in the ‘Byre’ barn or make use of the stunning outdoor space for a woodland or tipi service.
How many guests can we have? 499
Phone number: 07807 812 938
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Osmaston Park is stunning Derbyshire wedding venue perfect those wanting to make the most of the outdoor space because it has plenty of it! With beautifully kept gardens, lake and stunning views the marquee can make a perfect venue for those planning a large wedding (they have a capacity of up to 500).
How many guests can we have? Osmaston has a fully equipped marquee which can be extended to fit up to 500 guests.
Phone number: 01335 350279
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Priory Meadows is the second Sami Tipi wedding venue on this list. As the name suggests its an expanse of rolling hills and flower meadows in the Derbyshire countryside. It’s a wild, untouched and stunning spot for couples looking for something a little different and very outdoorsy.
How many guests can we have? Up to 150 guests.
Phone number: 01332 8060440
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? With it’s idyllic lakes and woodland settings it really is the perfect spot for those who love getting back to nature. They will provide everything you need for a tipi wedding, with tailored table and seating options, a fully serviced bar, and the freedom to choose your own suppliers, what more could you want from an outdoor wedding venue?
How many guests can we have? 80-160 seated guests (with space for up to 200 total guests in the evening)
Phone number: 0344 411 3460
8. THE HIDEAWAY
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? The Hideaway is the third and final venue on this list from Sami Tipi, and just like the others, it’s a stunning place to get married. This woodland and meadow wedding venue in Derbyshire is a perfect spot for a relaxed outdoor wedding. Camping at the venue is actively encouraged and we can see why! It’s the perfect way to make a full weekend of it and make the most of this woodland setting.
Phone: 01332 8060440
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? If you’re looking for a stunning Peak District wedding venue, Weddings on Pudding Pie Hill is simply stunning, with breathtaking views across the Peak District National Park and the venue also incorporates the historic Fox and Goose. With a number of options for different sized weddings, all the way up to a marquee or tipi wedding for 250 guests, it’s got something for everyone.
How many guests can we have? They have room for smaller weddings of 40, all the way up to an outdoor/tipi wedding for 250 guests.
Phone: 01246 566335
10. THE HURT ARMS
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Set in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside The Hurt Arms is a beautiful combination of rustic and contemporary. Complete with a private bar, exposed brickwork and beautiful natural lighting from the floor to ceiling windows, The Hurt Arms truly is a beautiful location for a wedding.
How many guests can we have? This charming venue has capacity for 70 guests for the wedding service and it can accommodate 120 in total for the evening.
Address: Derby Rd, Ambergate, Belper DE56 2EJ
Phone number: 01629 534888
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THE BEST PUB, MILL AND BARN WEDDING VENUES
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Bentley Brook has several amazing options for a ceremony, from The Travellers for smaller intimate weddings, The Dovedale Suite for weddings of 110 and all the way up to an outdoor ceremony of up to 250. So Bentley Brook could in fact appear in the ‘Best Derbyshire Outdoor Wedding Venues’ section above. It’s run by a fantastic team, and what they don’t know about organising a wedding simply isn’t worth knowing – so why not go and check them out!
How many guests can we have? Up to 250 guests
Phone number: 01335 350 278
Why do we think it’s an awesome Derbyshire wedding venue? Donnington Park Farmhouse is a beautiful seventeenth century farmhouse with a series of elegant brick and timber barns. They’ve been hosting weddings since 1984, so if you’re looking for a relaxed, barn wedding venue then what these guys don’t know isn’t worth knowing!
How many guests can we have? Up to 150
Phone number: 01332 862409
3. HAARLEM MILL
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Haarlem Mill is something a little different. Set amongst a glorious rural backdrop this former cotton mill combines urban industrial chic with luxury, comfort and style. With it’s exposed red brick, wooden beams and industrial touches is the perfect backdrop for more modern or traditional couples. They’re also incredible flexible and if you’ve got something extra special in mind they’ll be sure to bend over backwards to make it happen!
How many guests can we have? Anything up to 150 guests.
Phone number: 01773 532532
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? The moment I read that all their weddings support their onsite Dovedale Animal Sanctuary I knew I already loved this venue! Goats, alpacas, horses, chickens, sheep and other farm animals, are all onsite and can be included in your wedding day photos – how exciting. It’s a real blank canvas venue, they have the infrastructure in place and the expertise to create your wedding your way.
How many guests can we have? Anything from 60 to 140 guests.
Phone number: 01335 310 367
Why is it on our list of awesome Derbyshire wedding venues? Stretton Manor Barn is an exciting new secluded wedding venue in the Derbyshire countryside and with it’s amazing 8 meter bifolding doors naturally linking the indoor and outdoors it’ll really feel like you’re part of that countryside. With an outdoor terrace, wedding services can also be conducted outside, if the weather permits! It’s a truly stunning new developed and I can’t wait to see it in full use during a wedding!
How many guests can we have? 30-150
Phone number: 01246 511 676
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? One of the first things you read on The Riding School at Calke Abbey’s website is that it’s a ‘rustic blank canvas full of charm’. I think that pretty much sums it up perfectly! Set amongst 600 acres of stunning Derbyshire parkland the 18th century barn with it’s exposed brickwork, antique characteristics and impressive oak beams, it’s there to adapt and make suit your wedding plans.
How many guests can we have? Up to 240 guests.
Phone number: 01332 585 121
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Situated along the banks of the River Derwent, The West Mill is a historic wedding venue which has been lovingly restored to it’s former glory, maintaining many of it’s original features. The mill itself offers lots of beautiful spaces including; The Cotton Quarters, the licensed ceremony room for 160 guests; The Gallery, the perfect spot for relaxed reception drinks; The Breakfast Room, the bright airy space for a wedding breakfast and the The Spinning Room a dedicated evening reception space. They also provide overnight accommodation for 18 adults and 5 children. This exclusive-use venue really does have it all!
How many guests can we have? 40 – 160
Phone number: 01332 229 029
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Torr Vale Mill is a Grade II Listed industrial cotton mill on the banks of the River Goyt in Derbyshire. It is a truly unique venue, oozing with original architecture and they really do wear their heritage with pride. The building itself has been lovingly restored and retains all the original features but combines them with modern touches and luxuries – it really is the best of both worlds.
How many guests can we have? Anything up to 1000!
Phone number: 01663 741753
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HOTEL AND COUNTRY HOUSE WEDDING VENUES
Why is it on our list of awesome Derbyshire wedding venues? The Cathedral Quarter Hotel is one of Derby’s best wedding venues. The Grade II listed building has been lovingly redesigned, creating the perfect mix of charm with modern luxury. From an intimate 25 guest wedding in the enchanting ‘Galleries’ room, to the luxury of the ‘Opulence’ room or even hiring the entire Cathedral Quarter Hotel for the ultimate extravagant wedding day. For those looking for a hint of luxury in the Derby City wedding, this could be just the spot for you.
How many guests can we have? Intimate gatherings of 5 all the way up to the opulence of 150
Phone number: 01332 546 080
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Set in the historic Kedleston estate, this stunning Georgian property has been lovingly transformed into an idyllic location for a wedding. With gorgeous natural light and picturesque views of the Debyshire countryside, The Orangery is a stunning spot for a wedding or for a more intimate affair, there is the Restaurant which will accommodate 50. With plenty of luxurious accommodation on sight for you and your guests to retire to at the end of the night, this place really does have everything you need for a Derbyshire wedding.
How many guests can we have? They can host up to 50-70 guests.
Phone number: 01332 585121
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Shottle Hall is an exclusive use, family run wedding venue in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The Hall is set in the heart of the Ecclesbourne Valley estate and can cater to intimate gatherings of 16 all the way up to 90 guest weddings, if you’re looking for something a little larger the Coach House Marquee can hold up to 150 guests for the service and up to 250 in the evening. The Estate itself makes a stunning spot for wedding photographs with incredible views of Peak District making this a favourite venue for a Derbyshire wedding.
How many guests can we have? 20-250 guests.
Phone number: 01773 550 577
Why do we think it’s an awesome venue? Built way back in 1609, Tissington Hall sits in the heart of the Peak District and is a picturesque spot for a wedding. The venue has been in the family for over 400 years is one of only 300 houses in the country thought to be owned by descendants of those who built it. The Hall is licensed for civil services as is the East Drawing Room, and if the weather permits they even have a stunning outdoor venue to host your wedding service. If you’re looking for a venue full of charm, character and splendour this could be the place for you!
How many guests can we have? 30-150
Phone number: 01335352200
Why is it on our list of awesome Derbyshire wedding venues? We love an exclusive use wedding venue, and at Losehill House Hotel and Spa they offer you 24 hours exclusive use of the venue. So you can host your venue in the amazing Orangery, have a drinks reception on the lawns followed by a wedding reception in the Orangery and then in the evening the party can really begin over in the lounge bar and Orangery. As if this wasn’t good enough, you can top it all off with over 50 guests staying the night and a swim or dip in the hot tub in the morning before you head out as a married couple.
How many guests can we have? 120
Phone number: 01433 621 219
Why is it on our list of awesome Derbyshire wedding venues? The Peak Edge Hotel, is located on the edge of The Peak District National Park, it is an outstanding venue with stunning countryside, a beautiful Orangery and you can even (weather permitting!) get married outside!
How many guests can we have? 10 -250
Phone number: 01246 566 142
Why is it on our list of awesome Derbyshire wedding venues? Yeldersley Hall specialises in bespoke weddings, that is your wedding just how you want it! They offer grand country house weddings on an exclusive use basis at a, with great on-site caterers for the day and the flexibility to bring in your own suppliers to make everything else, just how you want it.
How many guests can we have? 80
Phone number: 01335 343 432