Woodthorpe Hall Weddings

About Us

Woodthorpe Hall is a private 17th century country house set in 2.5 acres of spectacular formal gardens in a very secluded corner of North Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District, but conveniently close to Sheffield (South Yorkshire), and Chesterfield (north Derbyshire). The team here at Woodthorpe Hall have been holding weddings since 2007 and bring a wealth of experience to support you to create your perfect day.  We offer the gardens as a venue for your special day, giving you the choice of marquee style, catering arrangements and any other service you may require. 

We no longer offer to hold a legal ceremony here, but we are able to offer an unusual purpose-made location for any non-legal ceremony in our Cider Press. This is a stone open fronted building incorporating a 19th century cider press still very much in use. 80 guests can be seated under a covered area with ample extra space for guests willing to stand.  Alternatively, couples may choose to have their ceremony in the Belvedere, an oak timber framed structure with stunning views of the house.

The gardens provide a superb backdrop for your photographs and can accommodate a marquee reception for up to 150 guests. We are also able to offer free basic camping space for any guests who wish to stay after the festivities. (This includes caravans/camper vans).

What We Offer

Our aim is to support you to arrange your day in whatever way you want and although we can advise on suppliers, the choice is always yours. We consider very careful and detailed planning is essential for the smooth running of your event and offer every assistance with this. Each event is individually tailored to your wishes and we are happy to accommodate any more unusual requests. In the past, we have hosted weddings with Chinese dragons, full brass bands, casinos and even Medieval reenactments. 

We hold events with exclusive use for you and your guests, allowing access during the previous week for preparations. As we are an outdoor venue, we open for weddings from May until September and we only hold 8 weddings a year to ensure that the garden always looks stunning.

Each wedding comes with the services of an experienced wedding coordinator to help with planning and 'behind the scenes' support on the day as well as 4 members of staff.  The garden is equipped with a sound system throughout so that your guests can enjoy the music and atmosphere while exploring the extensive grounds. Fairy lights and flaming torches, which are lit as the sun begins to set, give a magical feel to the gardens.

Should your guests need to rest their dancing feet, garden furniture provides comfort and beautiful views of the house.

Alongside this, luxury and disabled-friendly toilets, catering tents, fridges for chilling drinks and a wide selection of garden games are also included.


Reception only hire - £4500 (This includes all of the services mentioned above)

Ceremony and Reception hire - £5000 (This includes all of the services mentioned above plus a bespoke ceremony by a celebrant of your choice )

Need to know...

Venue Capacity - up to 150 guests

Catering - Couples are free to choose their own caterers

Marquee - Couples can choose their own providers, Sperry Tents, Tipis, Pod tents and Frame tents are all very popular

Bar - A bar and bar staff can be hired at additional cost (drinks are provided by the couple and all proceeds from bar sales are returned to the couple) and the bar is licensed to run until midnight.

Corkage - Woodthorpe Hall do not charge corkage

Child Friendly - Yes, children are very welcome and highchairs can be provided on request

Accommodation - The camping field is available free of charge

Transport - Minibuses and Taxis are popular, although we recommend ordering your taxis in advance.

Live Music - Yes, we love to have live bands but they need to have completed their final set by 11pm

DJs - DJs are very welcome too.  We do ask that they turn their music down to 'garden level' at 11pm, but the dancing can continue until midnight.

Silent Discos - We LOVE a silent disco and this means that guests can have their headphones on full blast past our 11pm cut off.

Venue closes - We close at 00.45


Thank you so so much for helping us to achieve our dream celebration. We are so enormously grateful for everything you did in the run up and on the day of our wedding and for your reassurance along the way, we really can’t thank you enough.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding at Woodthorpe Hall so special. We really did have the wedding of our dreams and feel so lucky to have had you host it. You really did go above and beyond which was so very much appreciated. We will be forever grateful for all your help in the lead up and on the day itself. We also extend our thanks to your team and your lovely family who did such an excellent job on the bar keeping the party spirit going.

Not sure this postcard is long enough to fit on just how grateful and wonderful we think you are. We can’t thank you enough from start to finish you and all your staff were perfect.

A very big thankyou to you both, your family and your staff for helping make the wedding of J and T so magical. We know your care and attention was a large part of making the day so successful and happy. Thank you so much for everything you did.

To Sue, Dick and the Woodthorpe team. As the parents of M and G we want to thank you for all you did to assist with their wedding last weekend. It was just perfect in every way thanks to your efficiency, help and thoughtfulness. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Thank you for all your hard work and endless support in making our day truly wonderful.

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday to make R and D’s wedding such a resounding success. Everything ran smoothly and the gardens and venue were beautiful. We really appreciate your efforts in making it a day to truly remember.

Contact Us

Address: Woodthorpe Hall, Fanshaw Gate Lane, Holmesfield, S18 7WA

Tel: 0114 2360134

email: woodthorpehall@gmail.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodthorpeGardenEvents/