We are now fully booked for all available dates in 2019 and 2020, so (except in the unlikely event of a cancellation) it should be understood that any enquiries will be assumed to relate to summer 2021 or beyond.
Please note that, as we are a private house, we are restricted to a limited number of events. We are happy to answer enquiries for summer 2021 but there is no further availability before then.. Cancellations are rare, but do occasionally happen, and any dates which become available will be published here. Do let us know if you wish to be offered a cancelled date. We offer Saturday dates only from mid May to early September. If you wish to send an enquiry, please ensure that it is for a Saturday date in summer, and it is helpful to indicate the year/ month which interests you.
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)
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 hold events with exclusive use for you and your guests, allowing access during the previous week for preparations.
Our aim is to support you to arrange your day in whatever way you want, and we consider very careful and detailed planning is essential for the smooth running of your event. We offer every assistance with this. Each event is individually tailored to your wishes and we are happy to accommodate any more unusual requests.
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 or our new purpose built oak Belvedere. The ciderpress is a stone open fronted building incorporating a 19th century press still very much in use. 80 guests can be seated under a covered area with ample extra space for guests willing to stand.
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)
With respect to our neighbours, we can no longer allow the use of fireworks, and we ask that bands and disco's finish by 11.00pm but allowing music to continue at garden level through our own system till midnight.
If you wish to send us an enquiry, it would be helpful if you could indicate what year you are considering and what is your preferred month if known.
We can send or email a list of recommended suppliers on request for marquee hire, catering, live music, photography, flowers, transport, bar facilities etc..
Type of Cuisine:
All your choice