If you are interested in a country wedding in Derbyshire, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant mansion house wedding venue.
Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If it has always been a dream of yours to get married in a picture gallery or orangery before heading to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in Derbyshire could be the perfect wedding venue for you.
As mansions and country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with stunning decor like roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the bonus of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.
With many country houses in Derbyshire being set in stunning grounds you will find plenty of options for stunning wedding photography. Many mansions have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, with many wonderful features like lakes, flower gardens and distinctive fountains and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.
When having a wedding in the country it will not only mean that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The stunning views and composed countryside surroundings make your wedding in Derbyshire a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Country house hotels and mansion house wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
- You want an outdoor element to your reception
- Light and airy spaces appeal to you
- You want a variety of locations for your photos
- You need a small amount of luxury accommodation
Country House and Mansion Wedding Venues in Derbyshire - Frequently Asked Questions
What would it cost to have a wedding in a mansion house venue?
As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! An extravagant budget isn't essential to get your own mansion in Derbyshire for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. A wedding in winter is the perfect fit for a mansion, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.
Can I hire a country house in Derbyshire for the wedding weekend?
Many country house wedding venues and mansions will offer you venue hire on an exclusive use basis. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want a truly luxury getaway for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the optimal choice for your wedding weekend. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in Derbyshire using our venue filters.
What style of wedding dress is fitting for a mansion house wedding?
Mansion houses in Derbyshire come with plenty of original features, such as beautiful artwork, glistening chandeliers and impressive decor. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Vintage details and classic fabrics like lace are perfect too, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream mansion in Derbyshire on Guides for Brides.