WEDDINGS AT KEDLESTON HALL
Kedleston Hall is truly one of the most beautiful venues in the British isles and certainly a very special place for that perfect day, both for you and the people that you wish to share it with.
Is there any wonder that in 2006 & 2007, Kedleston Hall experienced a taste of Hollywood magic when film crews selected the property to film a range of stunning scenes for the period blockbusters The Duchess and Pride & Prejudice, both starring Keira Knightley?
Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships
Whether for an intimate wedding of 40-50 family and close friends or for larger gatherings of up to 120 guests, Kedleston Hall is one of the finest Uk wedding locations. It is able to elegantly hold both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.
Approached through the breath-taking Marble Hall, an impressive aisle awaits a Brides’ dream moment as she enters The Saloon. This stunning setting is perfect for your ceremony, with its beautiful domed ceilings, Italianate decorations and paintings of roman ruins.
Conducted in front of an impressive outlook onto stunning rolling countryside, the ceremony has a traditional and simple layout, surrounded by exquisite gilt trimmings, Ionic door frames, a fine collection of artwork and stunning antique furniture. It genuinely creates an unforgettable location for your special day.
During the ceremony (which lasts for approximately 30 minutes dependent on the format, readings and music) we will then invite you to use either the Library or the Dressing Room for a private legal signing of the register. Exposing you to more breath taking surroundings, this is a great vantage point for your photographer to capture the perfect but intimate moments.
Leading out onto the South Lawns, you’re celebrations can continue with a drinks reception and lawn games. You will find an endless array of different backdrops in which to be photographed within this venue. A mixture of rustic charm with a contemporary elegance will give your photographer ample locations to suit your personality and style in which to capture those magical moments.
With a policy of one wedding a weekend, we can also promise exclusive use of the hall (only) on a Friday too. This means that on your wedding day the only people within the hall (on a Friday) are there at your personal invitation.
Throughout your stay you can enjoy great facilities unlike anywhere else. Our dedicated Wedding Event Team will work with you to plan your day to perfection and ensure your day is exactly how you always imagined it to be. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our team will be on hand to advise and guide you along the way.
Whether you wish to marry with us at Kedleston Hall or are considering a wedding ceremony elsewhere, you can continue your celebrations with a sumptuous wedding breakfast and an amazing evening reception at Kedleston Hall instead.
Kedleston Hall offers a unique wedding reception venue with a variety of different options.
Set amidst 800 acres of rolling Derbyshire countryside, our beautiful 16th century country house and grounds offers magnificent views and home comforts that are ideal for creating special memories with your loved ones in a warm and inviting environment.
If raucous music and dancing isn’t your thing, for a smaller and less formal affair, Caesars Hall and the Great Kitchen are both fantastic settings for you to wine & dine with a quieter, more intimate number of guests. However, no fine dinning experience is complete without music and so you can create a really touching atmosphere with live performances from string quartets, trios or duos, a classic guitar or harpist, or small vocal arrangements etc.
If ‘in doors’ isn’t for you, then you are able to make the most of the venue as a whole and can choose one of six stunning areas for the positioning of a Marquee or Tipis. You can easily enjoy the incredible views of Adam’s Bridge overlooking the hall whilst dancing the night away or enjoy the back vista whilst sipping champagne in the summer house. It’s up to you?
All of our marquees and tipis can be superbly dressed to be even more striking with your own wedding style, that is personal to you. Likewise, they can be just as easily left to look handsome with no decoration at all, leaving the surrounding natural beauty to do all of the talking. No matter what your taste or theme, our marquees and tipis can be easily arranged to suit you and to comfortably seat up to 300 of your guests too. No wedding is too big or small, unusual or traditional for Kedleston Hall!
“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