Where: South Staffordshire and close to M6 and M54.
What: A superb 18th Century mansion surrounded by an ancient moat which is in turn surrounded by mature parkland, walled gardens and open fields. There are several suites in the house you can use for smaller weddings and then there is a fully equipped marquee in the grounds that can take up to 650 guests.
Weddings: Three rooms/spaces are licensed for weddings including the circular, domed and unique Victorian glass and wrought-iron summerhouse next to the moat.
Who: The ever-helpful Alana is available to assist you on 01902 249247 or e-mail her on firstname.lastname@example.org
What: The Peak District Holiday Barn is exactly that – a large (but wonderfully cosy) self catering holiday barn. There is lots of room for guests to stay over and plenty of socialising space!
Where: The Peak District Holiday Barn is near to Tideswell in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. A great base for the adventurers among you.
Weddings: Not yet licenced for civil ceremonies, but a perfect place for pre and post wedding celebrations. Lots of ‘weddingy’ space – a lawned garden (ideal for a marquee), a BBQ area and even an outdoor pizza oven (yum!). The friendly folk next door also offer their camping facilities for extra guests.
From May 2018 there will be a dedicated wedding barn for 120 guests as well as a games room and facilities. We’re also very excited about the new wood burning Scandinavian hot tub for guests to use!
Who: The lovely 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
Where: In the wonderfully undulating countryside in deepest Worcestershire.. miles and miles from anywhere.
What: A lovely lawn next to a small lake both perched on the edge of a wide rolling green vista. Lots of space for your own marquee or Tipi, or the venue can organise one for you. The Medieval manor house lies behind you.
Weddings: Not licensed yet, but watch this space.
Who: Call Tanya on 01299 271832, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Set in quintessential English parkland, about 3 minutes from junction 19 of the M6.
What: A Georgian mansion overlooking a rural scene, with lakes, trees, sheep and more green.
Weddings: You can get married in one of two rooms and have your drinks and canapés in the Portico Room, or on the steps, or on the front lawn. You can then eat in your own marquee across the fields. No restrictions on who you use for catering either.
Who: Contact the administrator in the first instance at 01565 750151 or e-mail email@example.com,
Where: In a lush valley just west of Welshpool.
What: A wonderful, newly renovated mansion built in 1859, with 10 bedrooms, including a stunning bridal suite. There is even a boat you can use on the lake, a stunning walled garden and a cellar bar. You get exclusive use of the whole place for the weekend.
Weddings: The venue features several locations which are licensed for weddings.
Who: Julia Pugh will look after you from booking through to saying goodbye the day after. Highly experienced in all wedding matters and always calm, collected and uber-responsive. E-mail her at Julia@garthmylhall.co.uk or call 07716 763567.
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: Just outside historic Warwick in open countryside and on the banks of the River Avon.
What: Just the most amazing location for a marquee (or tipi).. the grade 2 listed house on one side; the Victorian Gothic church on the other (a Gilbert-Scott masterpiece); an avenue of lime trees with skippity lambs, sheep and horses safely on the other side of the ha-ha grazing the river banks; and open 18th century parkland on the fourth side. Tranquility personified.
Weddings: Get married in the church and stroll across the gardens and cherry orchard to the marquee. BLISS.
Who: Mrs Coton looks after bookings and will help you.. call her on 01926 624215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: In the midst of The Cheshire Plain.. 972 hectares of forest and woodland, teeming with birds, dragonflies, romance and peace.
What: A woodland clearing where you can create your own ‘wedding village’ with marquess, yurts or tipis.
Weddings: Not licensed for weddings, but what a place for your reception!
Who: Call Bob on 07916 151704 or e-mail email@example.com