WeddingVenues WeddingVenues
Wedding venues near me
Wedding Locations

Wedding Offers Wedding Events

List your venue

Woodthorpe Hall

Woodthorpe Hall, Fanshawe Gate Lane, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire

About Woodthorpe Hall wedding venue

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.

Additional details:

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


Woodthorpe Hall Features

Minimum guests50
Maximum guests150
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersYes
Venue type: Country House, Manor House, Marquee

Woodthorpe Hall Location

Woodthorpe Hall
Woodthorpe Hall, Fanshawe Gate Lane, Holmesfield
S18 7WA
Map of Woodthorpe Hall
Expand map

Directions to Woodthorpe Hall

We are about 12 miles from the M1. Chesterfield junction 29 from the south. Sheffield junction 33 from the north.


4 Reviews:
Add review

Showing the 4 best reviews for Woodthorpe Hall:


Family member

Our Sons wedding

What a fantastic place for a wedding, we had our Sons wedding here I can see why they fell in love with this place , plenty of space to wander around for 120 guests, the owers and staff made us all feel so welcome a good...

View full review…

September 2019.
Wedding Guest

Wedding Guest

Jamie Bettles's Review

We got married at Woodthorpe Hall and the entire experience from viewing the venue to clearing up after the event could not have been more perfect. The owners, Dick and Sue, are wonderful, helpful and will go above and beyond to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. The...

View full review…

July 2013.
Wedding Guest

Wedding Guest

Deborah Dixon's Review

our daughter got married 28 th July what a fantastic place could not of got anything better many thanks for letting us have the pleasure of your lovely grounds and a big thank you for your help and support Deborah Richard...

View full review…

July 2012.
Wedding Guest

Wedding Guest

bridget jones's Review

we have booked our wedding for 2010, and it is the perfect place for us, it is local, the owners are very friendly and helpful, it is a very beautiful place and with views over the countryside and we could not find better, so top score from us, bridget....

View full review…

September 2008.

Find more wedding venues near me