What: The Peak District Holiday Barn is exactly that – a large, yet cosy self catering holiday barn that is suitable for intimate weddings. The barn sleeps up to 24 guests in 6 bedrooms and features a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge for socialising.
Where: The Peak District Holiday Barn is near to Tideswell in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. A great base for exploring, walking and climbing!
Weddings: Not yet licenced for civil ceremonies. The barn is a great venue for pre and post wedding celebrations. There are lawned gardens for a marquee, a BBQ area and even an outdoor pizza oven and fire pit for weddings with a difference. We have lots of contacts for all of the ‘DIY’ wedding equipment that you may need – portable loos, generators etc. There are also camping facilities at the farm next door to facilitate extra guests!
Who: Amanda and Mark will help to make sure that you have everything you need for your intimate wedding. You can get in touch by calling Amanda on 07525 051226 or mark on 07791667027, or email email@example.com
Wedding venues in Derbyshire
Barn Wedding Venues
What: Darwin Lake is a breathtaking exclusive wedding venue set in 10 acres of natural woodland. The perfect setting for a weekend or mid-week wedding break with accommodation for up to 110 guests on site. This beautiful village includes a private lake and lawns, the charming Darwin Hall and 17 four star, stone built cottages – all wonderfully decorated and each named after local, historical landmarks. Make sure you head to the lake to watch the sunrise and sunset it’s truly magical.
Where: Hidden away in the very heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District, with rolling hills and pine forests. Just three miles from Matlock.
Weddings: They are licenced for civil wedding ceremonies and have two large function rooms within Darwin Hall, which can seat up to 130 people on either floor. You never have to leave!
Who: Maurice will make sure that you have everything you need for your mini wedding holiday. You can get in touch by calling 01629 735859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What: Somersal Cottages is the perfect rural retreat for a whole weekend of wedding fun! This venue has ample garden space for a large marquee or Tipi wedding, with accommodation for around 80 guests in 31 bedrooms. For smaller weddings, they can comfortably seat up to 40 guests without the need for a marquee.
Arrive at the venue on Friday afternoon, celebrate your wedding day on the Saturday and carry on the celebrations on Sunday with a lazy brunch or BBQ before returning home. This self catering venue allows you to do things your own way, in true Independent Wedding style.
Where: The cottages are situated in the small countryside village of Somersal Herbert in Derbyshire. Just a short stroll away from Somersal Church.
Weddings: Not licenced, but just a short walk away from the beautiful St Peter & St Blaise Church, or 15 minutes from Ashbourne Registration Office.
Who: Bridget will do all she can to help you with the preparations and planning for your wedding weekend. You can get in touch with her by phone: 01283 840252, or email: email@example.com
Web: Somersal Cottages website: www.holidaycottagesderbyshire.uk
What: Portland House c1870 is a gorgeous gentleman’s residence. This TripAdvisor ‘Excellent’ rated house features 12 bedrooms, as well your very own bar room for intimate weddings of up to 24 guests. You can keep your guests in check with the ‘Downton Abbey’ servant bells and organise your intimate wedding just as you’d like it.
Where: Perfectly positioned on the edge of Matlock Bath in the Peak District. With breathtaking views of ‘little Switzerland’ outside, you’ll want to make this wonderful wedding break last as long as possible.
Weddings: Not licenced – yet. But a wonderful venue for a weekend wedding with lots of beautiful places to marry nearby.
Who: For more information about this small wedding venue in Derbyshire, get in touch with Juliet on 01629 734414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: Portland House c1870 website: www.portlandhouse1870.co.uk
Where. In deepest Derbyshire, near Matlock, near the M1, but in lush, green, rolling countryside of the Amber Valley.
What. A wonderfully modern, flexible village hall with a professional manager (Amy) and a very warm welcome. There is a huge cricket field at the back and wonderful views of trees, fields etc.
Weddings. The village hall makes a perfect reception venue with all you could need as part of the price.
Who. Contact Amy on 01246 590005.
www. Go to www.ashoverparishhall.co.uk
Where: perched halfway up the amazing Manifold Valley in the deepest depths of darkest Derbyshire.. superb views.
What: The Snook family have converted their stone farm complex into an idyllic holiday hide-away, and are now offering a marquee site that fits neatly into the complex as well. Lots of wonderful accommodation for the wedding party and a level, dry marquee site with power and water.
Weddings: Not licensed – – yet!!
Who: Contact Chris or Liz Snook on 01298 84530
Where: In the lush lower Trent valley in the village of Egginton, which is between Burton on Trent and Derby, easy for the A38 and M1 etc.
What: Historic Egginton Hall has sweeping grounds and a lake and makes the perfect setting for a marquee wedding. It also has cottage accommodation nearby sleeping 52 people. Exclusive use for your wedding.
Weddings: An outdoor summer house by the lake is licensed for weddings.
Web: Go to www.gainsboroughretreats.co.uk
Where: In the rolling hills south of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
What: Large private manor house with huge courtyard. You hire a suite of dedicated wedding rooms for the weekend and you get 4 self-catering suites thrown in. As a bonus you also get lots of superb lawns, 2 walled gardens and the exclusive use of an external hot tub!
Weddings: Licensed for weddings and with lots of great spaces for you to play with. You hire the place for the weekend and then paint your own perfect wedding onto a blank (but very striking) canvas.
Who: Contact the ever-helpful owner Andrew Bailey on 01335 343432 or e-mail him at email@example.com