Donington Park Farmhouse

(11 reviews) 11 4.91
Melbourne Road Isley Walton Castle Donington Derby Leicestershire DE74 2RN
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About Donington Park Farmhouse

Melbourne Road, Isley Walton
Castle Donington, Derby
Leicestershire, DE74 2RN

Built in 1576 and hosting weddings since 1984 Donington Park Farmhouse was probably the first barn wedding venue in the country! Nestled in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside and enjoying plenty of outdoor space in which to enjoy spectacular views, this venue is truly something special.

Donington Park Farmhouse invite you to relax and enjoy a day that’s really rather magical - and a little bit different. If the idea of eating in original Pig Sties and dancing in a magnificent Threshing Barn appeals then we’re certainly the place for you. Your wedding reception can be as formal or as casual as you like; you set the tone and we’ll be right there with you. You may choose to have just your reception and evening with us or come here for the whole day. 

You can hold your civil ceremony in either the Hitching Room, for up to 80 guests, or The Threshing Barn, for up to 150.  Both spaces offer plenty of character and bags of potential to decorate and turn into something uniquely you.

The Barn is fully licensed and heated for all year round use and can cater for celebrations of all sizes, from small intimate gatherings to bustling parties of up to 300 guests. Deck the place with fairy lights, fill it with flowers or blow-up hundreds of balloons – this is your wedding venue and should match your vision! 

You’ll be treated to a range of delicious catering options and are invited to be as formal or as relaxed with this as you like. You can arrive at the venue as early as you like and you can dance until 1am. If you’re itching to start planning the party of a lifetime at Donington Park Farmhouse but have no idea where to start, you’ll also be given the services of a professional wedding co-ordinator who will guide you through the entire process.

If all of this sounds like what you’re looking for, contact us today to book a viewing. 

• The hotel has 19 lovely bedrooms, available to your guests at a discounted rate • Private and secure courtyard with outdoor seating, perfect for allowing younger guests to play safely • Fully heated & licensed for all year round use • Choice of two rooms for your civil marriage • 18th century brick & timber barn • Up to 160 for your Wedding Breakfast and up to 300 at night – or a lot less!

Facilities at Donington Park Farmhouse

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
Small Hotel
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Donington Park Farmhouse Reviews (11)

The Perfect Day, at a Perfect Venue
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By Georgina Prophet, on 02 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

Well what can we say! From our first look around, the meetings and planning to our wedding was such a pleasure.... We had the most incredible wedding day, made even more amazing by having such an incredible venue, with amazing staff...The comments we received on how perfect Donington Park Farmhouse was by our guests have been wonderful and everyone was blown away by it. We were lucky enough to have some beautiful sunshine throughout the day so guests could enjoy the lawn games we had for outside. The outdoor area is fantastic as it is enclosed and the children in our party could freely play without anyone having to worry. The afternoon tea was loved by all and again, guests have all commented on how nice the food was, the couple of little things we enquired about were sorted straight away. The evening food was also exceptional, and the kitchen staff were a pleasure and couldn’t do enough for us. A special thank you to Josie, we couldn’t have asked for more of a kind hearted and lovely person to help us to plan, prep and make our day run definitely went the extra mile to make sure everyone was having a perfect time! You made us feel so at ease during planning and showed real compassion and excitement for us that just added to our own excitement in planning our big day! Also thank you to Jack for continuing to make sure everything was perfect into the evening! We had an incredible day, we wish we could do it all over again! Georgie and Chris Prophet

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By Craig, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

We had our reception here. It was just so perfect. And the staff were great. Kayleigh was so lovely and helped us all the way through. Thanks everyone.

Well me and my wife got married here 17 years ago
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By Lee and Jayne Featherstone, on 02 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2017

Well me and my wife got married here 17 years ago and have never been back until my daughters wedding. Wow the place is still amazing the staff are the best who have worked there for years so they know how and what to do to make you feel great without them being in the way. Thank you to all the staff top banana! If anyone thinks of booking here for an advent don't not do it go for it you will have the best time one more daughter left so who knows maybe third time coming Lee and Jayne Featherstone xx

The Wedding I always dreamed of!
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By Krystal, on 02 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

We got married here on 29th July 2017.....after booking it 2 years in advance to make sure we got our date and everything was perfect, we were not disappointed. Emma and Kayleigh were excellent at communicating with me throughout the whole process and it ran so smooth on the day. Everyone acknowledged how beautiful the venue was, the rooms and the food. I know they had a lot of weddings that week but they were so organised.... I want to do it all over again! 5* all the way, the wedding I always dreamed of!!!

The team were amazing and the day just flowed
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By Christie Starbuck, on 02 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2017

My husband and I got married here on 30 June 2017. We had so many compliments on how amazing the venue was, how nice the food and rooms were too. The team were amazing and the day just flowed special thanks to Kayleigh and Emma for all their hard work. We had the perfect day. I loved how we could dress the venue how we wanted, the venue was so relaxed and accommodating, we spent hours the day before at our leisure making it perfect, the morning after the wedding all our things had been carefully take down and put aside for us to take them home with ease. Just stunning, perfect and amazing. Thank you DPFH team from Mr & Mrs Starbuck ? xxx

We fell in love with the Venue instantly!
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By Emily, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017

Myself and my now husband got married here on Saturday 20th May. The day was perfect! Everything ran so smoothly. Kayleigh was always there to help but still left us to it. So many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. We all loved the food, the layout, the little quirks. It really was perfect! The weather wasn't great for us but at 6pm the sun came out and our photographer made use of the beautiful surrounding countryside to take some photos. It was the only venue we looked at because we both fell in love instantly! Thanks again for making our wedding day perfect. We'll be returning for a stay very soon. Emily and Edward x

As for the Barn.... Wow!!
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By Rachel, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2017

There are not enough words to describe how happy we are to have made that important decision to have our very special day at Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel. From the moment I arrived on Thursday afternoon (day before the wedding) until we checked out on Saturday everything was perfect and ran smoothly. Even the whole booking process ran smoothly and Kayleigh was absolutely amazing and very patient as we really didn't what we wanted but she guided us through everything. All the other staff were amazing too especially on the day of the wedding. The food was perfect and was very yummy. The accommodation was perfect and helped me relax. And as for the Barn....Wow!! So thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day absolutely AWESOME AND PERFECT!!

Beautiful Barn Venue
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By Laura & Mark, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Feb 2017

We had the most amazing and beautiful wedding here on the 25th of Feb, it is the perfect venue, we had our breakfast then a ceilidh and hog roast, the food was delicious, the venue stunning and most importantly the staff were fantastic, so helpful, accommodating and friendly, thank you!

Rustic and Informal
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By Susan, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Dec 2016

My husband and I were married here last weekend. It is an absolutely gorgeous venue. We had the wedding that we wanted, rustic and informal (but lovely enough to make our day extra special) all the guests loved the venue and the food, highly recommended. The bedrooms are lovely too! We were very very lucky to get an amazing sunset just after our ceremony, I can't wait to see our official photos!

Thank you so much Park Farm!
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By Sam, on 08 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Nov 2016

Yesterday (26/11/16) was the most wonderful day of mine and my now husbands life and a great deal of what made it so wonderful was the excellence of this venue! Thank you for being so flexible with food requests, and overall for the tasty food! The hog roast was AMAZING!! All of the staff were amazing but Kayleigh, Jack and Tom made the day run so smoothly! I could not recommend this beautiful venue enough! It is truly a unique wedding venue and all of my guests commented on how magical it looked! The rooms were fantastic and the breakfast was delicious! We will always hold Donnington Park Farmhouse in our hearts for providing us with the most perfect wedding day we could have wished for! With all the thanks in the world - The New Mr and Mrs Bourne!

A lovely, unique, personal venue with stunning views
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By Margery G, on 31 May 2006

Our wedding was fantastic and the Barn was a perfect place for Darrell and I to be creative! There is enough room to spread out and we had the choice of eating our wedding breakfast in either the Bar area or the Pig-sty. We choose the Bar area as we felt the Pigsty was to large and impersonal. We had our civil ceremony in the Hitching Room which was lovely and cosy. The food was fantastic, we were a little worried at first but we were pleased and suprised with the outcome. We managed to offer our guests the choice of 2 starters and mains (but this was only after we asked if this could be done). In the evening we had a BBQ and a Barn Dance. The only down side is the cost of the rooms to stay over. They are a little pricey and we think the Bride & Grooms room should have been included in the price. Great day and a great venue!!

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