The Riding School at Calke Abbey, is a stunning exclusive use wedding venue based in Derbyshire. As a no corkage wedding venue with plenty of options to get creative and personalise your day, this is a rustic blank canvas set amongst over 600 acres of Derbyshire parkland where you may even spot a deer or sheep or two! This 18th Century building is steeped in history and with its high set windows, exposed brickwork, antique characteristics and white drapes, is a truly inviting and intimate space to celebrate the biggest day of your life.
Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships of up to 160 guests, The Riding School is an idyllic setting to say ‘I Do’. Whether you’re celebrating with a full day at Calke Abbey or moving on to a reception elsewhere, a dedicated member of the Honeysuckle & Castle team will be on hand throughout the day to help make it a magical and memorable experience.
Following on from your ceremony, you can invite loved ones to enjoy a wedding feast prepared by Black Peppermint Food Company. Menu choices range from a formal three-course dinner to a relaxed ‘sharing style’ main course. Guests can be seated on a number of round tables seating up to 12 people per table, or on longer banquet tables for up to 24 per row - the choice is completely yours! As your loved ones enjoy the Wedding Breakfast, the other half of the Riding School will be transformed into the ultimate dance floor for you to party the night away, with a capacity of 240 for your evening reception.
As the day draws to a close or even the night before, why not take advantage of the beautiful estate cottages? There are five Holiday Cottages privately set within the Calke Abbey estate which sleep from 2-14 guests. This will give you the perfect opportunity to explore the local area, discover the history of Calke Abbey and enjoy a weekend getaway with your nearest and dearest.
To find out more or to visit, contact the team today.