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The Riding School, Calke Abbey

Ticknall, Derbyshire View map Visit website
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Starting at £6,975
Up to 240 Guests


Starting at £6,975
Up to 240 Guests

The Riding School, Calke Abbey is a countryside wedding venue located in the heart of Derbyshire, England. Set amidst 600 acres of picturesque parkland, the historic manor house that shares it's location in Ticknall dates back to the eighteenth century. From the moment they arrive, guests will be transported to a bygone era of glamour and elegance at Calke Abbey. The manicured gardens, fragrant flowers, and unique greenhouses are just some of the scenic highlights on the grounds of this estate. The Baroque exterior of the main house is the ideal backdrop for wedding photographs. Receptions are held at The Riding School, which has everything you need to plan a special celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Civil ceremonies can be held within the Grade II listed Riding School or you can organise a church wedding in the on-site chapel. Ivy House Weddings presents The Riding School barn for upscale events for up to 240 people. This rural haven has been reimagined to a high-end finish while also retaining its original equine charm. This space features exposed red-brick walls, oak-wood beams, and elegant white drapes. Large windows allow natural light to seep in throughout the day. Whether you envisage a rustic and relaxed soirée or a sophisticated gala, this room can be curated to reflect your tastes. Taditional style seating and tables are provided, and the acoustics are perfect for live entertainment. Loved ones can enjoy a laid-back reception of canapés and bubbles or experience an evening of formal fine dining. This splendid destination is home to an authentic auricula theatre where you can stop by for portraits and group photos throughout your big day. When dinner is done and the cake has been cut, a night of dancing and partying awaits. This is a wheelchair-accessible venue and there is ample parking for your guests’ convenience.

Services Offered

An in-house team of coordinators oversees the smooth running of wedding events at Ivy House Weddings. They will collaborate with you to ascertain your vision, theme, and colour scheme. Expert chefs are on hand to create a wedding menu that reflects your wishes. From casual sharing platters to refined seated meals, they customise each course accordingly. You can connect with a member of the team today and begin planning your dream day.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Civil Ceremony Licence
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
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:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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