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On since 2023

Last update: February 2024

If you are looking for a pub and restaurant turned dynamic wedding venue, dive into The Fishpond in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. This exciting location has served various purposes in the past, including stables in the early 1800s, a hub for bus tours or charabancs travelling to Chatsworth and Dovedale, and a hotel and bar in the early 1920s. Now, the setting functions as a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy local ales and delectable dishes, as well as hosting celebrations of love.

Facilities and Capacity

The Fishpond is a warm and welcoming venue for your ceremony and reception, with friendly yet professional staff who strive to exceed expectations and cater to every need. The original 1920s ballroom has been transformed into a contemporary space that can hold up to 150 guests. Beautifully refurbished with teal wooden panelling, a plush velvet couch, and a vaulted ceiling, your nearest and dearest will be in awe when they step inside. The ballroom is versatile and spacious; it can be decorated to suit your aesthetic and set up in any layout you desire, from civil ceremonies to evening dining and dancing. The Raft is ideal for more intimate gatherings or as an addition to the ballroom for couples with an extended guest list. It has a stunning oak-beamed vaulted ceiling and an adjoining terrace overlooking the pond and waterfall. It can be a sunny space for your beloveds to indulge in some pre-dinner bubbles or for picturesque photos with your photographer.

Services Offered

If you decide to host your wedding at The Fishpond, not only will you receive excellent service from dedicated servers and staff, but also self-contained private bars, table linen, staging blocks, lighting, and an audio system. Their packages include a complete set-up for the festivities, but if you would prefer to add your own special touch to the décor and design, you are more than welcome to do so. The Fishpond is conveniently situated 20 minutes from the M1 in the heart of Matlock Bath, where there is an abundance of lovely places for your friends and family to stay.


The chefs at The Fishpond only use the finest sustainable and seasonal ingredients to create mouthwatering menus, with bread, pizzas, and desserts from their own on-site bakery. From artisan plates to pub staples, the Head Chef expertly weaves the modern and traditional into each dish. The bar has a variety of house lagers in the fridge and ales and stouts on tap, from well-known favourites to local secret brews. They also boast a superb collection of wines to suit all palates and an extensive range of spirits to make signature mixed drinks and classic cocktails.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant

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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
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204 South Parade, DE4 3NR Matlock Bath (Derbyshire)
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