Peak District Wedding Venues | The 9 Best Ones (According to me)

There are so many wedding venues in the Peak District, so if you don’t have an idea of what kind of wedding you want or where you want it, it can be a completely daunting experience. It can also be quite a laborious one if you’re not looking in the right places. Although I’ve only been doing this a few years, I’ve been to a fair few venues in my time and I have some favourites, okay they may be bias favourites, but I thought why not pop them in a little blog for you and there may be ones you’ve either never heard of, or just not seen dressed up for a wedding yet.

This one is all about wedding venues in the Peak District. Oh my GOODNESS I love the Peak District, how lucky am I that one of the most beautiful places is literally on my doorstep? There are some beautiful venues so here are my top 9, and if you’re in the process of planning your day hopefully it will bring you some inspiration. I’ve even got my own little rating system, hope you enjoy!

The Izaak Walton Hotel, Dovedale

The Izaak Walton Hotel Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : VERY! Although the inside where you get married is beautiful, nothing can beat THAT view for your ceremony and your drinks reception.

Photo Ops : Dovedale stepping stones is a very short drive away or a 15 minute walk away for plenty of opportunities, spoilt really.

Lighting : Outside is obviously fine and the inside is okay unless people hang out in the pub section, then the lighting is very low.

Entertainment : Plenty of space to provide your own lawn games and plenty of space on the dance floor for a band.

Food : The venue supplies it’s own food (which was a delicious BBQ type spread when I was there) but I bet you could get a food truck up there if pizza took your fancy.

Places to stay : The hotel itself has plenty of rooms and loads of places nearby.

Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Matlock

Peak District Wedding Venue Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : Yes! Although it’s a very simple venue, the inside might get a bit stuffy if it was to rain. It’s a great place to provide outdoor activities, especially the following day when you can do archery and climbing!

Photo Ops : A couple of places on the grounds but being surrounded by such beautiful landscapes it’s worth taking a short drive to somewhere with views.

Lighting : Very light!

Entertainment : Plenty of space to provide lawn games and plenty of next day activities provided by the Adventure Centre.

Food : Loads of tasty food provided by the Centre but I don’t see why you can’t get a food truck if desired.

Places to stay : Loads of rooms at the Centre, you could probably have your whole wedding party stay there and then they’re in the right place for activities the following day (if not too hungover).

Thornbridge Hall, Bakewell

Thornbridge Hall Wedding Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : Not really, although it would be a shame to not enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Photo Ops : Spoilt for choice within the grounds but also very nearby to beautiful Peak District views.

Lighting : Very light.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Provided by Thornbridge Hall and from what I’ve sampled it was just beautiful.

Places to stay : Places nearby in the surrounding villages.

Eyam Hall, Hope Valley

Eyam Hall Wedding Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : On the grounds and tipi, yes.

Disabled Access : Not really that well equipped for wheelchairs but it is possible.

Weather Dependent : Yes, the inside back up room isn’t the greatest for lighting, much better to be able to get married outside but you just can’t guarantee that!

Photo Ops : Spoilt for choice within the grounds but also very nearby to beautiful Peak District views.

Lighting : Outside and in the tipi absolutely fine but indoor ceremony room has very limited light.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Will need to get external catering in.

Places to stay : Plenty of places within Eyam or the surrounding villages.

Woodthorpe Hall, Sheffield

Woodthorpe Hall Wedding Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Yes.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : Not really, although it would be a shame to not enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Photo Ops : Spoilt for choice within the grounds but also very nearby to beautiful Peak District views.

Lighting : Fine!

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Will need to get external catering in.

Places to stay : Being on the outskirts of Sheffield there are loads of places to stay.

Losehill House, Edale

Losehill House Hotel Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : Not really, although it would be a shame to not enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Photo Ops : Spoilt for choice within the grounds but also very nearby to beautiful Peak District views.

Lighting : Plenty of light.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Provided by Losehill and from what I’ve sampled it was just beautiful.

Places to stay : You can stay in Losehill itself or plenty of places in the nearby villages.

The Maynard Arms, Grindleford

The Maynard Arms Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : Not really, although it would be a shame to not enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Photo Ops : The grounds are limited to places, however you are only a short drive from Padley Gorge and Burbage.

Lighting : Yes, plenty of light.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Provided by The Maynard and from what I’ve sampled it was just beautiful.

Places to stay : You can stay in The Maynard itself or plenty of places in the nearby villages but you are also quite close to Sheffield still.

Lazy Daisy’s, Sheffield

Lazy Daisy's Sheffield Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Yes.

Disabled Access : Yes.

Weather Dependent : I would say very here but the wedding I did here it rained about 90% of the day so I guess it’s just what you make of it!

Photo Ops : The grounds are limited to places, however you are only a short drive from other beautiful Peaks District places.

Lighting : Yes, plenty of light.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games and a band in the evening.

Food : Will need to get external catering in.

Places to stay : Being on the outskirts of Sheffield there are loads of places to stay.

Haddon Hall, Bakewell

Haddon Hall Peak District Wedding Venue

Dog Friendly : Only on the grounds.

Disabled Access : Not really that disabled friendly but not impossible.

Weather Dependent : Not really, although it would be a shame to not enjoy the beautiful grounds.

Photo Ops : Completely spoilt for choice with the grounds but also a short drive away from Peak District places.

Lighting : Yes, plenty.

Entertainment : Plenty of space for lawn games.