Here at Honeysuckle & Castle HQ we are immensely proud to have the breathtaking Kedleston Hall in our exclusive portfolio. Well known for it’s awe-inspiring Robert Adam architecture and grandeur and set among acres of rolling parkland, the view from every window is like a painting in all seasons. It really is no wonder why our very own Helen chose Kedleston for her own big day, here she talks us through just some of the reasons why.
“The grounds and views from any direction around the hall are truly breathtaking “
Set amongst 800 acres of grounds and beautiful English parkland there are plenty of lovely walks to take within the Kedleston Estate and the surrounding area. We can’t think of anything better than a brisk walk with friends and family across this beautiful landscape. With plenty of hidden corners to discover, the grounds are a great place for little ones to let off some steam, not to mention the amazing photo opportunities. We particularly love the view of Adam’s Bridge from the hall with the boathouse beyond.
“Kedleston is a photographers dream”
We have been lucky enough to work with some very talented photographers at Kedleston Hall but they often tell us how pleased they are to be photographing such a spectacular venue. We love to see their individual take on the setting and with so many outdoor areas from the rolling grounds to the secret garden feel of the south lawns, as well as the simply jaw-dropping interiors, originally designed to impress, photographers are spoiled for choice.
“The exclusive feel of the hall appealed to us”
Kedleston is closed to the public on Fridays when ceremonies take place at the hall. This creates a feeling of exclusivity with only the grounds 0pen to the public. The gorgeous Saloon with it’s domed ceiling, the Library or the elegant Drawing Room and the truly magnificent Marble Hall are available to use during your guest arrival, ceremony and for photographs in complete privacy.
“Kedleston isn’t a ‘conveyor belt’ wedding venue”
Certainly not your average wedding venue and with a limited number of weddings taking place each year, Kedleston Hall weddings are unique and individual to the couple with so many options to personalise your day. There are six possible sites amongst the grounds for a tipi or marquee so you can choose the backdrop to your celebrations. Helen & Lee chose plot number six which is situated at the back of the hall behind the beautiful South Lawns which were perfect for the drinks reception and lawn games.
“We loved the contrast between the grand space of the Saloon for our ceremony and the fun relaxed feel of our tipi reception”
The interiors of the hall are decadent and lavishly decorated with paintings and intricate plasterwork. Your guests can feel the sense of grandeur as they make their way up the sweeping staircase and into the incredible Marble Hall, with its towering pillars. The choice is yours, perhaps you would like to continue the grand feel with a traditional elegant marquee reception, or alternatively a more quirky relaxed celebration in a tipi. If your looking for the banquet without the traditional partying afterwards, Ceasars Hall can be used to host intimate wedding breakfasts.
“Kedleston has been the location for several Hollywood blockbusters”
In 2006 and 2007 Kedleston was the backdrop to both Pride & Prejudice and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightly. It was then used again for the Hollywood remake of The Legend of Tarzan in 2016, although we barely recognised the new dark and mysterious Kedleston.
“We wanted bespoke catering”
Depending on the style you dream of for your wedding feast, whether that’s a lavish banquet or relaxed street food inspired, stone baked pizzas, or authentic Asian cuisine, we have a selection of very talented caterers who all offer bespoke tailor made catering options inspired by you and your day.
“We’ve visited Kedleston many times over the years and loved that we could return time and time again as a family”
You can find out more about weddings at the fabulous Kedleston Hall and see some more real wedding eye candy here.
Images by Oehlers Photography