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.