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Darwin Lake

Darwin Lake,Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor, Matlock, Derbyshire

About Darwin Lake wedding venue

Nestled away in the heart of the Peak District, Darwin Lake is a truly magical wedding venue in Derbyshire. Licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, it’s the perfect place to exchange your vows and hold your reception - all in one superb venue.

Our unique and exclusive grounds include a private lake, as well as the charming, stone-built Darwin Hall, which has recently been redesigned to include two large function rooms (with the flexibility to increase to 3 when required). The Hall interior has recently been designed by our interior design architects and presents a unique, high quality venue for your special day.

The hall – which can seat up to 130 people on either floor - sits adjacent to the lawns, which can easily support a large marquee. These run down to the lake and babbling brook.

We also have 17 quaint, four-star, stone-built cottages at Darwin Lake. These can accommodate groups from 30 to 110 guests, meaning that you and your guests can all relax in the comfort of our beautiful surroundings for the duration of your wedding.

Set amongst the rolling hills and pine forests above the quaint village of Two Dales, Darwin Lake is three miles from Matlock and just 25 miles from the M1. Our enchanting grounds and contemporary facilities can be booked throughout the year.


Darwin Lake Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests150
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barNo
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersYes
Venue type: Hall

Darwin Lake Location

Darwin Lake
Darwin Lake,Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor
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Directions to Darwin Lake

Our picturesque grounds can be found just outside the village of Two Dales, around 3 miles from Matlock. You can reach us easily by car and train, with the M1 only 25 miles away and Matlock train station in close proximity.

If you are using Sat Nav you may get directed to Matlock Farm Park. You need to pass this on your left hand side and keep going to the triangular junction (do not turn down the drive marked private on the right before the junction). You then need to go straight ahead and you will see Darwin Lake on your right-hand side after approximately 50 metres.

From Matlock
At the roundabout in Matlock, take the A6 signposted Buxton Manchester. Continue along this road for just over 2 miles turning right onto the B5057 signposted Chesterfield and Two Dales.
Continue on this road (it’s quite steep and twisty in parts) for 2 miles, be on the lookout for a small crossroad where you turn right onto Jaggers Lane (if you reach Darwin Forest Country Park on the left, you have gone too far). Darwin Lake is situated 200yds on the left.

From Chesterfield
Leave the town on the A632 towards Matlock. After approximately 4 miles, turn right onto the B5057 towards Two Dales. Continue on the B5057 for approximately 3 miles (very straight road in parts), eventually passing Darwin Forest Country Park on the right.
At the 1st small crossroads after Darwin Forest, turn left onto Jaggers Lane, signposted Farley and Hackney. (If you start to descend down Sydnope Hill, you have gone too far).
Darwin Lake is situated 200 yards down Jaggers Lane on the left.

From Bakewell
Leave the town on the A6 towards Matlock. This road will take you through Rowsley past the Grouse & Claret Public House on the left and into Darley Dale (approximately 6 miles in total).
In Darley Dale turn left onto the B5057 signposted Two Dales and Chesterfield. The Royal Bank of Scotland and a chemist will be directly in front of you.
Stay on this road (all uphill, twisty and narrow in parts) for about 2 miles until you reach the top of the hill. Soon after you will come to a small crossroads at which you need to turn right onto Jaggers Lane signposted Farley and Hackney.
Darwin Lake is situated 200 yards down Jaggers Lane on the left.

Parking at Darwin Lake
For those driving out to us, parking couldn’t be simpler. Our Holiday Village includes lots of private space for you to safely leave your vehicle whilst you’re staying with us.


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