Osmaston Park

Osmaston ParkWhere: Between Ashbourne and Derby.

What: A huge stately estate with everything apart from the big house.. so think sweeping lawns, ornamental lakes, perfect terraces etc. etc.

Weddings:  A huge marquee has been erected on the site (and is included in the price). Its sited where the big house was, so the views across the lake and the woods are world-class, and will take your breath away. Its not licensed for weddings but Ashbourne Town Hall is only 3 miles away.

Who: contact enquiries@osmastonpark.co.uk

Web: www.osmastonpark.co.uk

Locko Park

locko park derbyshireWhere: Just east of Derby.

What: Another magnificent, privately-owned stately home in landscaped ancient parkland with stunning views and lakes.

Weddings: Two rooms licensed for weddings with space for marquees for your reception. The venue only ever accepts one wedding on one day, so the site is exclusive to you.

Who: Nina Grant may be telephoned on 01332 662785, or e-mail her on nina.grant@lockopark.co.uk

Web: www.lockopark.co.uk

Meynell Langley

Where: A superb country estate in southern Derbyshire, Near Kedleston, between Ashbourne and Derby.

What: Big house in landscaped deerpark and views that go on forever.

Weddings: Two ancient and characterful rooms within the house are licensed for weddings. You then have an amazing flat lawn to the side of the house for a marquee.

Who: Contact Helen Meynell on 01332 824815

Web: www.meynell-langley.co.uk

Knockerdown Cottages

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.

Web: www.gainsboroughretreats.co.uk

Woodthorpe Hall

woodthorpe hallWhere: North Derbyshire (close to Sheffield)

What: Private seventeenth Century country house on the edge of the Peak District in North Derbyshire.

Weddings: Woodthorpe Hall is set in a large colourful garden on the edge of the Peak National Park near Sheffield.
Ceremonies are conducted in the ciderpress with covered seating for 80 guests.
The beautiful gardens can host a marquee reception for up to 150 people and there are fantastic locations for photographs.

Who: Contact the owner, Dick Shepley on 0114 236 0134 or e-mail him at shepleys2001@btinternet.com

Web: There is no dedicated website for this venue.

Shingingford

shingingford derbyshireWhere: Derbyshire Dales over-looking Carsington Water, see pic.

What: A marquee area, 5 acres of lawns, no noise restrictions, parking, luxury accommodation for 34 people, 2 hot tubs… space, space, space.

Weddings: Not licensed, but what a reception venue!

Who: Call Julia 01335 346864 or email her on Julia@pmwproperty.com

Web: www.ashbourneselfcatering.com

Foremark Cottages

foremark cottagesWhere: Perched on a ridge in South Derbyshire, Near Repton.

What: Tucked away up a lane lies the isolated Medieval Church of St. Saviours, surrounded by open fields and undulating countryside. Just beyond, and in the shadow of the church lies a secluded complex of barns, out-houses and workshops, all tastefully restored to form a self-contained ‘wedding village’ with huge barn for a magnificent wedding breakfast (for 150) and great accommodation for up to 30 people.

Weddings: Site not licensed, but its a short stroll (through a romantic orchard) from St. Saviours Church, Foremark.

Who: Contact Greg Hanson on 01283 707471 or email him on foremarkcottages@googlemail.com

Web: www.foremarkcottages.co.uk

Hire (and transform) a Village Hall.

hire and dress a village hallVillage Halls can make great wedding reception venues and often have kitchens your caterers can use as well as water, power, toilets, tables and parking. To find a hall in your area try www.hallshire.com

What you save on hire charges can be put into hiring a professional hall dresser (and the catering!).

We know a few excellent venue stylists who can transform a village hall or a scout hut. The picture to the right shows what  ‘Debonair Venue Styling’ did to a scout hut for a wedding client.

They are at  www.debonairvenuestyling.co.uk or call 01922 649399 or e-mail them at    info@debonairvenuestyling.co.uk.

We also know Abigail Cunningham of Pumpkin Events, another passionate venue stylist with a great team behind her – go to www.pumpkinevents.co.uk or call 0800 046 1027 or e-mail her at abigail@pumpkinevents.co.uk

Debonair Venue Styling and Pumpkin Events DON’T just transform Village Halls either. They work in marquees, stately homes – indeed they can utterly transform any space you wish.

Kemp & Kemp customers who have booked their wedding catering qualify for preferential rates with Debonair Venue Styling.

Kemp & Kemp Catering

kemp and kempWedding catering that features food that is always homemade by us. We make everything from scratch with nothing brought in or ‘from frozen’.

Karen Kemp is an inspired, passionate cook, heavily influenced by Nigel Slater, with more than a little ‘River Cafe’, some early Jamie and plenty of fresh Delia.We don’t do ‘Package A, Package B’ style catering because we believe it is important to design your food around you, your venue and the season.

We can work at every site listed on this website and will travel 75 miles from our base in Stafford. Marquee weddings are a speciality too.

No Corkage, No Set Menus – Just sensational food with exceptional service. 

The Wedding Industry Award Winners ‘Wedding Caterers of the Year‘ for the West Midlands in 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017! 

Call 0800 6444566 or visit www.kempandkempcatering.co.uk