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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Donington Park Farmhouse is located in Isley Walton, Derbyshire, and has been hosting wedding celebrations since 1984. Set amidst the scenic surroundings of Derbyshire's renowned countryside, this spectacular venue is home to eighteenth-century barns and outdoor event spaces. Here, enveloped in countryside charm and rustic refinement, you can celebrate your special day in a relaxed style.

Facilities and Capacity

Donington Park Farmhouse is suitable for wedding events of all styles and sizes. You can host a civil ceremony in the Hitching Room, surrounded by 80 loved ones. The Threshing Barn holds 150 guests for larger gatherings. Both rooms are distinctive and ambient and can be transformed with decor to match your theme and color scheme. The brick and timber barn is available year-round, with heating facilities for guests' comfort. Whether you desire an intimate micro wedding or a grand reception for 300, this versatile barn can be curated to match your wishes. You can decorate the space with lights, bunting, signage, and more to make it truly your own.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Donington Park Farmhouse wants to make each couple's special day and the journey towards it an enjoyable experience. They offer customized wedding packages that allow you to decide what services and products you need. Your in-house coordinator can offer a list of trusted suppliers to make your job that bit easier! Myriad catering options range from casual buffets and grazing plates to formal seated meals, and more. A sample of locally sourced produce includes Venison from Deer Park and beef reared on the on-site farm.

Accommodation

This 20-acre estate is home to 19 luxurious and cosy guest rooms, complete with timber ceiling beams, brick walls, and inviting interiors. A private and secure courtyard with outdoor seating provides the perfect spot for guests to mingle and children to play safely. This venue is easily accessible via the M1, M42, and A50, and East Midlands Airport is just a five-minute drive away.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Barn
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Donington Park Farmhouse

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
46 reviews
99% recommend it
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Chelsea
Chelsea L. Sent on 26/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Accommodating Venue!

Amazing venue, gorgeous and brilliant staff! Super accommodating when things needed fixing up or shifting after a bit of family drama! The ladies who looked after us were amazing and the staff working the event were amazing too!!
Sally
Sally F. Sent on 10/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Rustic November Wedding

From our first meeting to see the venue we fell in love with it, we had seen a few venues prior but Donington Park Farmhouse was perfect, exactly the kind of venue we were looking for. A warm rustic country feel, a large enough venue but still managed to feel cozy.
Very quick communication throughout the process, we had a few meetings with the venue leading up to the date. The ladies were amazing, we went with questions but before we had chance to ask, the answers were already provided which was brilliant. Very detailed and they would go through the running order of the big day for me so nothing was forgotten.

The venue is beautiful with fairy lights and the outdoor courtyard was fantastic for family photos. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone was very happy with it. One thing we would say, for the evening service, there was enough food for everyone but most of the day guests didn't choose to have any, if we were to go through it all again we would probably reduce the amount of food to save on waste and money.

One issue, was being able to decorate the venue, you cannot get into the venue until 10am to decorate and guests can arrive from 12pm so it鈥檚 a tight deadline. We had decorators and friends handle this, but if you are doing this yourself it is a mammoth task to undertake. It wasn鈥檛 until the week before that I was informed you can potentially access the venue the evening before, by this time we had already hired decorators.

Cannot fault the venue or staff at all, service and standards were excellent.
Alex
Alex B. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Day!

We had around 3 months to plan our wedding day and the staff were great every step of the way! Very professional and one of the bonuses of this venue was the amount of onsite accommodation which was great for our older and further afield guests.


Sophie
Sophie G. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We had the perfect day. Everything was how we expected it to be and more!

We had the most beautiful wedding day at Donnington Park Farmhouse. All the meetings before the wedding were very professional and all communication was amazing, right up to our special day. Everything ran really smoothly, even with our 2 year old daughter and 6 year old little boy. Our daughter has a cows milk intolerance and there were plenty of options for her and nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were very professional from start to end. Our guests were very well looked after. The meal we chose was delicious and many of our guests said the same. We were made to feel very special for the whole day and everything was thought out and well planned. The venue is absolutely stunning and so many of our guests commented on this. We didn't need many decorations for the venue either, as it is so beautiful anyway. The rooms were lovely and had everything we needed as a family and for all our guests and the breakfast in the morning was absolutely delicious! We had the most amazing time and it was everything we wanted for our wedding day and so much more. We couldn't have wished for a better day and we will cherish it forever.
Maxine
Maxine H. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The dream wedding I always wanted

Donington Park Farmhouse were an absolute dream to work with from start to finish. Nothing was too much of an ask and I felt in such safe hands on the day. Everything just went so smoothly which meant we could spend the day enjoying ourselves. Thank you to all the hardworking staff!
Samantha
Samantha Sent on 09/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect atmosphere created by exemplary staff

We had our wedding at Donington Park Farmhouse in June of this year and couldn鈥檛 have chosen a better venue. The staff clearly have pride in their work. Special mention to Alicja, Josie, Millie and Amber who all were absolute angels during the planning and on the day. The venue has such a relaxed atmosphere, but is still very elegant. You have exclusive access to the various spaces in the barn, which our guests really appreciated seeing as we had both the ceremony and reception at the venue. The natural features and decor of the barn meant little decoration was required on the day. The wedding breakfast and evening food were both excellent (we particularly recommend the cheeseboard), as was breakfast the following morning in the hotel. Couldn鈥檛 have asked for more!
Emily
Emily Sent on 04/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutley Perfect

We had our wedding here on the 17th September and I cannot fault the venue or the staff at ALL. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, we didn't have much budget for decor but the venue is absolutely gorgeous, we didn't miss it.

The staff are incredible. Right through to the caretaker(I think he was but I didn't catch his name!) - I could not fault them. Every single member of the team were incredible, bar staff, kitchen staff all amazing. We had Millie as our wedding coordinator on the day and what a lovely lovely lady she is. Always checking in with us, helped fix my dress, made sure everything ran amazingly.

The food was absolutely to die for. All our guests absolutely loved it and commented that they didn't expect the food to be that good.

Our hotel room was gorgeous, room 11 I believe. I did hear some grumbles from our guests in the older rooms, however - it is a farmhouse so I wasnt worried and I love the quirkiness!

I really cannot fault anything about the place. Apart from it's all over!

I would very very highly recommend the farmhouse as a wedding venue, we absolutely loved it and wish we could relive it!
Stephanie
Stephanie F. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most magical day of my life

Our wedding day was on 6th September 2023 and was one of the most magical and best days of my life.
Donington park Farmhouse was the first wedding venue we looked at after deciding to get married after being together for 27 years!
We decided to look no further as this venue for us was perfect in every way.
From the very first moment meeting our wedding coordinator we felt safe in the knowledge we had made the right choice.
Nothing was ever too much trouble, Alicja and her team were so accommodating and always available to answer our questions very quickly.
The venue itself is a beautiful place to get married. We chose the Threshing Barn for our ceremony and it was magical with the stage at the front and our choice of piped music through the sound system. The decor was done for us by Sylvia at the Rustic Corner and she did an amazing job throughout.
Outside, for confetti, photographs, canapes, etc. there is a beautiful courtyard which is a sun trap and also lit up in the evening with festoon lighting.
Our wedding breakfast was in the Pig Sties and I can't praise the food enough... it was absolutely delicious, everyone commented how nice it was.
Bar staff and waitresses were lovely and very efficient.
The grounds are great for couple photographs and lots of nice features to capture the perfect shots.
We were very lucky and had one of the hottest days of the year and captured the beautiful sunset shots across the road by the old rustic barn and overlooking Breedon Church in the distance.
The bedrooms were spotlessly clean and well cared for. Air conditioning was a godsend too. Breakfast the morning after was excellent. I just wish we could relive the whole day again!
Niall
Niall Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Donington Park Farmhouse is an absolutely beautiful venue and was perfect for us! The venue is completely flat access which was amazing for our guests with wheelchairs. Our wedding was so relaxed and everything went smoothly, we got married in the threshing barn and had a casual dining option where people sat where they liked. The food was amazing. The co-ordinators were absolutely wonderful, even going the extra mile to escort me and the bridesmaids from my room with umbrellas because of the rain! The bedrooms are beautiful and the breakfast the next morning was also great. We can't thank the team enough for making our day so magical, we would definitely recommend Donington Park Farmhouse!
Jenny
Jenny A. Sent on 02/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Star service

We had the most perfect day a bride could wish for. The venue Donington Park Farmhouse were faultless. The staff were amazing going above and beyond to make the day perfect. We has no complaints to make throughout the day, it was perfect. Definitely worth every penny! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone
Hannah
Hannah G. Sent on 19/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

our amazing wedding venue

We got married here yesterday 18.08.23, our day was truly amazing! The staff were so helpful throughout the whole planning process and could not do enough for us all on the day. What a beautiful venue, all of our guests couldn鈥檛 stop telling us how amazing it was! Would 100% recommend this venue to anyone.
Lisa
Lisa T. Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Most perfect day

What a perfect day.

The venue is gorgeous, just what we were looking for. So unique and so many places for gorgeous photos. The outside space was amazing but the area I fell in love was the Threshing barn, it just takes your breathe away as soon as you walk in.

The team were brilliant. Always responded quickly and on the day nothing was too much trouble. They made sure the day ran smoothly and we didn鈥檛 need to worry about anything, so we got to enjoy it all. We also had so many compliments about the food which was perfect and such great quality.
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Natasha L. Sent on 21/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond from start to finish

Every single member of staff from the get go, were just incredible. No question was too silly and I was never made to feel like I was being a bit 'extra'. So the pre-amble to the wedding involved some rescheduling on our part as well as the usual organising. Despite what you'd think would be stressful (having to move wedding dates), the whole team made it incredibly easy. On the day, the service was just as excellent. The venue was exactly what we envisioned and honestly, if in 20 years we were to renew our vows, we had such a magical day that I'd want to do it there all over again.
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Gaynor R. Sent on 13/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just wondeful

Such a calming venue for what could be a stressful day. Staffs all amazing and attentive. Our wedding day so special and we have our venue to thank for this. Would highly recommend x
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Abby B. Sent on 10/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day Ever!

We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything more for our wedding day - from start to finish it was all Perfect! So much good feedback from all of our guests too!
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Donington Park Farmhouse Real Weddings

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Jess & Tom
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Melbourne Road DE74 2RN Isley Walton (Derbyshire)
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