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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Near Carsington Water in Derbyshire.
What: 16 stone-built cottages (accommodating up to 90 people) with facilities which include indoor heated swimming pool, children’s playground, a games room, sauna, spa, a meadow for outdoor activity and two big function rooms for a wedding reception. Turn this into your very own ‘wedding village’.
Weddings: Licensed for weddings.