Kelmarsh Hall

kelmarsh hallWhere: In rolling empty Northamptonshire countryside but nice and close to the M1 and the A14. Very central if you have guests coming from across the UK.

What: Classic stately home set in fantastic grounds and gardens all with a uniquely feminine character.

Weddings: Fully licensed for weddings. Kelmarsh allow external caterers such as Kemp & Kemp Catering to work at the site (mention this upon enquiring). We delivered our biggest wedding ever at Kelmarsh (240 guests).

Who: Contact Jill Doughty on 01604 686543 or write her an e-mail at weddings@kelmarsh.com

Webwww.kelmarsh.com

Yeldersley Hall

yeldersley hall derbyshireWhere: 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 info@yeldersleyhall.co.uk

Web: www.yeldersleyhall.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

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.

Gawsworth Hall

gawsworth hall cheshireWhat: A superb example of a Cheshire ‘black and white’ Tudor manor house. When you book you get exclusive use of the wonderful modern gardens set within the undulating earthworks of an Elizabethan garden.

Where: Deepest Cheshire… rolling farmland, North of Congleton.

Weddings: Licensed for weddings, and you can choose a range of ways to use this pristine property. Site your marquee on the camomile lawn, under the trees, between the string of Medieval lakes and the exquisite village church.. peace, tranquillity, bliss.

Who: Contact the irrepressible Elizabeth Richards on 01260 223456 or e-mail her on gawsworth@btinternet.com

Web: www.gawsworthhall.com

Blakesley Hall

blakesley hallWhere: In the northern suburbs of Birmingham.

What: Late sixteenth century timber framed farmhouse built by Richard Smalbroke who was from a local merchant family.

Weddings: The Hall and Barn (both ancient) are licensed for weddings, but you need to find a separate reception venue.

Who: Anne-Marie Hayes books weddings and she can be phoned on 0121 464 2193 or e-mail her on anne-marie.hayes@birmingham.gov.uk

Webwww.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blakesley

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