“There is no finer county in England than Derbyshire.”
So wrote Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice.
If Derbyshire’s a good enough setting for Jane Austen’s immortal love story, then it’s surely the perfect setting for a wedding.
And when it comes to Derbyshire wedding venues, you’re truly spoilt for choice.
Here are 10 of the most beautiful wedding venues in Derbyshire, but this list is by no means exhaustive! Get in touch if you know of any gorgeous venues that didn’t make the list.
The West Mill is a magnificent former industrial mill dating back to the early 1800s. The mill was restored and converted into a beautiful wedding venue, positioned in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Derwent and the waterfall over the historic weir.
An impressive Tudor-style mansion. Built in 1835, Cressbrook offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with all the comforts of a gracious country home. If you’re looking for a setting that’s both spectacular and secluded, look no further – and the house provides a beautiful backdrop for photos.
In the house or the converted stables, Chatsworth makes an exceptional location for weddings. Set in 1000 acres of stunning parkland in the heart of the Peak District, Chatsworth is the pinnacle of elegance and excellence.
It was also used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy, in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. And if it’s good enough for Mr Darcy…
Whether you want an intimate ceremony or a larger celebration, a grand indoor spectacular or a stunning outdoor affair, Kedleston Hall offers something for everyone. The Hall itself has two beautiful reception rooms, while outside, the natural beauty of the surrounding gardens provides the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, with a choice of six locations for marquees or tipis. The team also has a one wedding per weekend policy. This means that the venue will be all yours, allowing you to decorate as much or as little as you like.
Farmhouse Hotel claims to be the first Barn Wedding Venue in the country, having hosted barn parties since 1984. A popular choice, barn venues are quirky but elegant. If the idea of eating in converted pig sties doesn’t put you off, you might have found the perfect wedding venue!
The home of a local entrepreneur, Butterley Grange offers intimate dining for guests in the extravagant Versace inspired dining room with food prepared by Master Chef of Britain, Stephen Harrison. The ceremony can be held within the elegant ivory bandstand in the 15 acres of gorgeous grounds, which include a serene water-lily pond.
If you want something a bit different to the usual church or hotel based wedding, Treak Cliff Cavern might be for you. The romantically candlelit cave makes for an intimate setting and a truly unforgettable ceremony.
The gardens of Blackbrook are licensed as well as the house. Can you think of anything more wonderful than an outdoor ceremony at the height of summer in the Derbyshire countryside? But if the weather doesn’t hold up, or if you’d prefer an indoor ceremony, the beautiful terrace room looks spectacularly romantic draped in flowers, lanterns or candles.
Allowing all couples exclusive use of the hotel for 24 hours, Losehill House make every part of the day special. Host your wedding in the beautiful Orangery, with a champagne reception on the lawns followed by a stunning wedding breakfast. Taking you right up to the morning after, they also offer a dip in the hot-tub and a freshly prepared Derbyshire breakfast before you leave.
Set in an intimate yet breathtakingly romantic ballroom, Amalfi is elegance itself. Every detail is finely tuned. It’s a nod to the glamour of the past with a strikingly modern touch.
The Venue Makes The Wedding
Of all the many things needed to make a wedding happen, few things are more important than getting the venue right.
But once you’ve found the ideal venue, why not have a social media wedding?
The West Mill – http://thewestmillvenue.com/
Chatsworth House – https://www.chatsworth.org/weddings-and-hospitality/weddings
Kedleston Hall – http://www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk/kedleston-hall-weddings/
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel – http://theweddingcommunityblog.com/a-donington-park-farmhouse-wedding-photographed-by-hba-photography/
Butterley Grange Mansion – http://www.weddingvenues.com/news/competition-winners-autumn-wedding-21115