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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: April 2024

The Sitwell Arms is a romantic wedding venue sitting on six acres of beautifully landscaped property in Eckington, South Yorkshire. This former 18th-century coaching inn can be characterised by its quaint atmosphere, stunning surroundings, and attentive service in organizing your milestone day.

Facilities and Capacity

This incredible, private hotel enables you to welcome up to 200 loved ones to join in the celebration of your marriage. While this is a spacious venue perfect for large gatherings, the ambiance and soft interiors also lend themselves to a warming environment for intimate soirées, too. At The Sitwell Arms, you can enjoy a day tailored to you, with indoor and outdoor spaces available for your ceremony and reception. In the open air, you can say "I do" amidst colourful flower beds and greenery overlooking the lake. Snap photos and enjoy an English garden party-style cocktail reception under the sun before moving inside for the reception. Even here, guests can revel in scenic views through the area's large windows. A private hotel, this venue offers overnight accommodations in its 30 superb bedrooms.

Services Offered

A wedding coordinator will work with you to perfect the details of your big day. The in-house catering team will take care of the meal, delighting you and your loved ones with a decadent dining experience. There is ample space here for live music, a DJ, and a dance floor, as well as changing rooms for attendees. Hotel guests may also avail of the fitness centre and beauty services throughout their stay. The Sitwell Arms has disabled access, as well as ample car parking.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Historic
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Sitwell Arms Hotel

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205 reviews
100% recommend it
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Kerry
Kerry T. Sent on 18/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding day

Everybody from the wedding planners, waiters, reception, dj, hair and make up team and even the wedding suppliers at the sitwell made my day so special, they ensured everything ran smoothly accepted all requests they truly are amazing and the sitwell hotel is so beautiful. Thank you sitwell 20/03/2022
Alice
Alice D. Sent on 04/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing day at an amazing venue

We got married 31/12/23. Everything was done to perfection and we had amazing day even our guests commented on how fantastic the day was. There planes basically everything for us and took all the stress out of it. Fantastic experience
Helen
Helen C. Sent on 08/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Magical!!

We got married at The Sitwell Arms on 18/3/23 the whole experience was absolutely magical from start to finish, the day was more than we could have ever hoped for. The venue is beautiful, with a choice of modern, different size venue rooms to suit everyone's needs and budget, and the grounds and lake are absolutely gorgeous for photos. Sharon and the events team, but especially Sharon (absolute legend, this amazing lady) were incredible throughout and literally nothing was too much trouble, also throwing a massive shout out to John (night porter)and Beth & Beverley (bar & waiting) who were all phenomenal and really went out of their way to make our whole day just wonderful, they are a credit to this venue and our day just wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for them. I simply can't sing this venue's praises enough, everyone at our wedding commented on the amazing food and service, this place is incredible for the money, cannot believe we only paid what we did and we honestly couldn't recommend it enough
Sarah
Sarah H. Sent on 06/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Winter wedding package 2022

We got married here on the 26.11.22 after booking 18 months in advance after a virtual then in person viewing with Jo the MD , she was so lovely and helpful and we instantly new it was the venue for us and ticked all our boxes! We visited several of the wedding fairs and this really helped to plan our perfect day and use recommend suppliers. I stayed over the night before with my bridesmaids in the Renishaw suite ( 2 bed apartment) and was greeted by Conor and a bottle of Prosecco which was a lovely touch, we then ate in the restaurant and had a lovely meal before going back to the room to chill out. I also booked the Renishaw suite for my family the night of the wedding meaning on the morning of my wedding we didn’t have to check out and had use of the Renishaw suite and honeymoon suite which was an amazing huge space to have (would recommend doing this to any future brides!) We used the salon for our hair and make up and could not rate becks and Courtney higher also amazing being able to walk to the salon in your robes and not have all the chaos and mess in your rooms) We then got married in the Sitwell suite and had the lake access for photos, we had the winter wedding package with the full upgrade and found this amazing value for money against local competition. We also used Samui the stylist and paid extra to upgrade to all pampas decor which looked unreal! Every guest raved about the day and night food, our day food was served at the table onto plates which was a lovely touch, we had vegetable soup, full beef dinner and apple and cinnamon crumble with vanilla custard and roast pork cobs with all the trimmings for evening, the venue was amazing and assisting with children’s meals and dietary requirements. Conor was our wedding coordinator and kept me so calm when I really needed it ! Just before walking into the ceremony room Jo had popped down to see me in which was a lovely touch, All the staff where so lovely on the day and really felt part of our wedding constantly smiling, crying with the speeches and checking if we needed anything. I really can not rate the team high enough I feel like our wedding was everything I dreamed of, so a massive thank you to the team at the Sitwell, management, coordinators, servers, bar staff, kitchen and house keeping (who handled our request to put treat boxes in all our guests rooms) ! You all all helped make our day beautiful, Mr and Mrs McCartney
Sharon
Sharon C. Sent on 18/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding one in a million wedding venue

We married at the Sitwell arms in 2013. They made us feel so special and they still do as we are returning customers. They always go that extra mile. This place truly is the most amazing wedding venue. We would recommend it to anyone. Definately one in a million and we will never forget our special day
Michala
Michala M. Sent on 13/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue

We had our wedding here 14 years ago. From the moment we decided to have our wedding here up to the actual day was dealt with by professional and considerate staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The grounds are excellent for your wedding photos.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this venue to family and friends for their future wedding
Donna
Donna C. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our Covid Wedding

Due to Covid, we had to change our wedding date 3 times. The staff were very knowledgeable and reassured us each time. Our wedding organiser was professional and made sure everything ran to time without making us feel rushed. Before the wedding we met to discuss how we wanted our day to go and any special needs/requests. These were all met with positivety and a can do attitude. Nothing was too much. The hotel catered for our every need and coordinated everything brilliantly.
On the wedding day, the food was delicious and plentiful, providing good vegetarian options. Many of the guests commented on how good it was. The venue provided easy access for a disabled guest and has some great areas for photos, both inside and out. The extra props, like the light up letters, were a bonus. Fantastic value for money, especially for a wedding.
I would highly recommend The Sitwell for a wedding venue. It will always have a special place in our hearts.
Sally-anne
Sally-Anne H. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Magical memories

From the moment we spoke to bex I just knew our day would be magical, nothing was to much trouble, everything explained in detail, I honestly thought because we had chosen a wedding sale package that it would be very basic.. Oh my was I wrong, you get so much in the package, we had the best day ever, it was set up beautifully, food amazing, great staff, beautiful gardens, I would definitely recommend The Sitwell Arms Hotel.
Claire
Claire S. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding, the perfect wedding day

One word sums up our wedding in August 2016 - outstanding! Everything was perfect, the meticulous attention to detail from Jo-Anne Oldfield the MD of the Sitwell Arms, who also co-ordinated our wedding, nothing was too much trouble. The food and all of the staff were amazing, our wedding guests are still talking about our day there, six years later! A day we will never forget.
Paula
Paula D. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent day beautiful venue

Our wedding was very well organised by our wedding planner and everything went to plan. Beauitful venue , food was excellent and all the staff were friendly.
Sue
Sue C. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

From start to finish our wedding day was perfect, from the planning, support and organisation on the day, the venue was stunning, the day went without a hitch, every little detail was taken care of,everything flowed without me having to worry about anything, The staff never stopped and were present throughout,to assist, guide and ensure the most perfect day, we can't rate this venue high enough , Amazing, professional and fun Thankyou
Amy
Amy W. Sent on 11/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

Beautiful venue
Scenery is stunning. Inside is beautiful
Staff were lovely, accommodating and informative
Had the most amazing wedding. It was perfect from start tk finish
Clare
Clare T. Sent on 11/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful support for our Covid wedding

Jo-anne was there through out our wedding planning, helping and supporting us especially when COVID hit and our plans were in the air. We went ahead with a smaller ceremony as restrictions eased a little.
An amazing experience from staying the night before the wedding to the morning after.
Nothing was too much trouble, everything went so smoothly, food and drink was fab.
A truly memorable experience x
Kerri
Kerri E. Sent on 11/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

Had the best experience, wedding in Apr 22 couldn’t have been any better venue, food hospitality just amazing couldn’t have asked for more. Made our day perfect ❤️
Mr And
Mr And M. Sent on 14/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best day EVER!

Had to write this review straight away, the morning after our wedding. We can not recommend the Sitwell highly enough, a truly lovely venue with fabulous gardens and lake, the photos are going to look great. But what makes this place exceptional are the staff. Every question is answered, every need is attended; our day ran like clockwork. My wife and I cannot thank Laura and her team enough, we didn’t have to worry or think about a single other thing apart from enjoying our day. The food is gorgeous, and there’s plenty of it, the bar prices are good. Every single guest commented on how fantastic everything was.
If you want a really good venue and a care free day you can remember for ever, this is the place. Spectacular!
Laura, thank you, we will remember how special and welcoming you made our wedding day forever. Brilliant!
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15 Jun
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Thousands of happy couples have said "I Do" at their lovely hotel and you can too!

VIP Wedding Showcase 11 am - 5 pm

15 June 2024 - 16 June 2024

Join The Sitwell Arms Hotel, Derbyshire VIP Wedding Showcase to view this spectacular award-winning wedding venue and see first-hand what magic they can bring to your special day.

For the VIP Showcase weekend only, there will be wedding deals like never before! Every couple who attends an appointment with a Wedding Coordinator at the VIP Showcase will receive a free upgrade!

Meet the experienced weddings team & recommended suppliers who will guide you through creating your perfect day. Be the first to see the brand new 2026 wedding packages and prices.

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Come along to view the stunning hotel dressed for a wedding, including the beautiful function rooms & Honeymoon suites, the six acres which includes the lake, rose orchard garden and fountain. You will also have the opportunity to marry outside for the first time at The Sitwell Arms Hotel!

They really are one of Derbyshire's premier wedding venues, offering quality facilities at real value for money. Once you view you will understand why The Sitwell Arms Hotel are so popular!

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Date: From 15/06/2024 to 16/06/2024 Schedule all day
Place: Station Road, Eckington, South Yorkshire

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Station Road S21 3WF Eckington (South Yorkshire)
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