Reputed to be the oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. Daniel Defoe writing in 1727 and staying at the hotel, said, "This is indeed a very special place." Which of course it is, even to this day. The Old Hall's mellowed walls and many ancient rooms reflect the pedigree of its rich past, yet providing every comfort, cuisine and high technology expected from the best hotels of today.
Surrounded by hills, hills and even more hills at the heart of England's beautiful Peak District, in the elegant Spa town of Buxton, just across a leafy Georgian square from one of the most exquisite Opera Houses in this country.
For larger weddings we suggest having your reception in our Restaurant overlooking the Pavilion Gardens and your evening function in the Orchestra Pit with its stone vault, bar and dance floor. - Maximum 90 Afternoon / 120 Evening
The Shrewsbury Room is ideal for a small wedding. This room overlooks the slopes through beautiful stained glass windows and is adjoined to the George Potter Bar - 40 Afternoon / 80 Evening
For a small family wedding the Cavendish Room or Talbot Room is perfect - 20 maximum
For your cake we have a silver cake stand and a sword to cut the cake.
The tables are set with white linen.
Directions by car:
40 minutes, M1/J24 Derby-Ashbourne-Buxton
40 minutes, M1/J28 Matlock-Bakewell-Buxton
40 minutes, M6/J19 Knutsford-Macclesfield-Buxton
30 minutes, M63 Stockport-Buxton
Directions by public transport:
By Rail - London via Stockport or Manchester to Buxton
By Air - 20 miles to Manchester Airport