The Riding School at Calke Abbey, is a unique barn wedding venue in Derbyshire that is sure to impress and inspire your guests, perfect for your wedding or special event.

We at Honeysuckle & Castle are proud to exclusively offer the stunning Calke Abbey. A unique hidden treasure set within six hundred and four acres of historic Derbyshire parkland. At Calke every building has a story to tell with beautiful walled courtyards and distressed paintwork at every turn. The old Riding School is no exception, full of charm, character and quirky features this beautiful space is the perfect blank canvas for you apply your own style and personality.

An old rowing boat resting in the spectacular ceiling beams along with light streaming through the large high set windows creates an inviting and interesting  space for you and your guests to spend your special day. White drapes create intimate areas whilst still maintaining a light and airy feel.

The Riding School is licensed for up to 240 guests, however we would recommend a maximum of 160 guest for your Civil Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast, with the allowance of extra guests for your Evening Reception.

Calke Abbey also offers some spectacular locations for photographs including the walled meadow and gardens, the romantic glass Orangery with its domed ceiling, and the house itself. We have some of the oldest trees within the grounds which create stunning and dramatic backdrops for truly unique photographs.

We offer a variety of options within the Riding School and you may hold as much or as little of your day with us as you wish. Complete full day packages are available including your civil Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast and Wedding Reception. Alternatively you are welcome to hold your ceremony only followed by photographs within the grounds or join us later on to continue your celebrations with a Wedding Breakfast & Reception.

 You will also have a dedicated member of the Honeysuckle & Castle team on hand from the very beginning, throughout the exciting planning process, and on your wedding day itself to help make your day a magical and memorable experience.

Why not stay longer and continue the celebrations, explore the local area, discover the history of Calke Abbey and stop in our Holiday Cottages. The four Holiday Cottages, sleep from 2-14, are idyllically and privately set within the Calke Abbey estate with a home from home feel.

Please contact us for our 2018 availability.

Ladies we would just like to say a massive thank you for all your help and support before and on our big day, it wouldn’t have gone as perfect as it did without you!

We truly did have the best day of our loves…the venue, the timings, the flowers…everything was perfect. It was great to work with you all, all our love, Mr & Mrs Preece x

Emma & Joff