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Tissington Hall

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Starting at £4,000
30 to 180 Guests

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Starting at £4,000
30 to 180 Guests

Tissington Hall is nestled in the middle of the picturesque Peak District National Park, an unrivalled location with beautiful country views. The historic 17th Century building is a fabulous setting for your upcoming wedding and can be hired for your exclusive use.

Tissington Hall is in a unique position of offering couples two distinctly different wedding options with the same stunning and historical background of the Hall and the service levels we are renowned for.

The popular Arboretum Pavilion is idea for larger spring and summer weddings, or for smaller, more intimate weddings we are delighted to introduce our newly renovated Carriage House, giving you a choice for whatever size of event you are planning.

If you choose to have your whole day with us, we can offer you a choice of excellent venues, all licensed for civil ceremonies. Our grand Main Hall’s spectacular original features, such as the ornate Jacobean fireplace, exude elegance and class. Another option is our East and West Drawing Rooms which boast stunning views of the lawns and Rose Garden or if the weather is clement you can marry outside under our cloisters. For a traditional church wedding, the Norman Church of St. Mary is just a short distance from the Hall.

Whether you hold your ceremony in the Hall or across the parkland at St Mary's, our venue offers the perfect reception locations. The custom semi-permanent marquee on site has been specifically designed to house a fabulous celebration in the gardens. The Arboretum Pavilion marquee offers gorgeous panoramic views across the parkland. It is finished to the highest standard with stunning crystal chandeliers and starlit ceiling which produce a relaxed, romantic atmosphere.

The Pavilion can accommodate up to 150 guests for Wedding breakfast and up to 200 for your evening reception.

For more intimate weddings, especially with the current restrictions in place, our stunning 18th Century Carriage House, that has been sympathetically restored, retaining many of its original features, is ideal for 15/30 people to have an incredibly special wedding reception. When larger numbers allow, it can accommodate up to 50 for your wedding breakfast and an additional 30 to join you for an evening party.

Our welcoming, professional team has over fifteen years experience of planning and hosting weddings and will use this expertise to ensure your day is perfect. A stunning venue with amazing photo opportunities, Tissington Hall is a perfect location for a memorable day.

  • Beautiful Jacobean property complete with 7 acres of private gardens
  • Unrivalled indoor and outdoor photo opportunities
  • Wedding team will help plan and organise your day
  • Bridal preparation suite available
  • Plenty of local accommodation in the nearby Georgian Market Town of Ashbourne (10 minutes distance)
  • Private home of the FitzHerbert family for the past 500 years

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In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
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Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
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Dance Floor
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Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

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Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted

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    Emily B. Married on 06/08/2021
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    Amazing day!!

    We feel so lucky to have got married at the new Carriage House at Tissington Hall. It was completely perfect....
    Lady Fiona and everyone involved on our wedding day were amazing and tried so hard to ensure we had a magical day...nothing was to much trouble and Fiona was always there when we needed anything!
    Thankyou so much from the bottom of our hearts.
    Mr&Mrs Gregory

    06.08.21
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    Olivia H. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Perfect day in the perfect venue

    I got engaged in April 2020, in the height of lockdown, and began to look for a wedding venue almost immediately. As soon as I saw Tissington Hall's website and photographs, I wanted to get married there at once.
    Within a day, I'd already had a phone call and a date pencilled in with Lady Fiona FitzHerbert. Lady Fiona was so responsive, and made sure I had all the information I needed about Tissington Hall. This included giving us multiple FaceTime tours of the hall and grounds, as we were all locked down. She never failed to go above and beyond to make sure our wedding planning was effortless from start to finish.
    As soon as we were able to, we visited the venue in person, and were blown away by the beautiful architecture, wonderfully maintained gardens and the quaint surrounding village, over which a lot of the wedding accommodation is spread. We knew (even more!) that this was the venue for us. To top it off, the beautiful church in Tissington, St Mary's, is just a few minutes walk from the Hall, making wedding planning even simpler - no need to organise transport for guests and more time to enjoy yourselves on your wedding day!
    Through all of the ups and downs of the pandemic, Lady Fiona was a rock, and was so professional in finding how to make our wedding day work, even with all the restrictions. We were entirely reassured that no matter what, we would have the perfect day at Tissington Hall, despite a date change and guest list shrink!
    We arrived in Tissington the day before our wedding, and immediately felt like VIPs. We had booked accommodation for close friends and family for the long weekend, and we all felt entirely at home and settled into the exciting days ahead.
    I got ready in the bridal suite, which was such a treat. The beautiful rooms were perfect for taking in the essence of the Hall in the build up to my wedding. It is such a beautiful backdrop for your wedding morning (and photographs!). Lady Fiona was already hard at work, managing all suppliers perfectly, so that I could relax into the day.
    The rest of our wedding day flowed perfectly, all thanks to Fiona's work behind the scenes (with her step count of 40,000!). Guests and suppliers were all in awe of the amazing venue. We couldn't have asked for a better surrounding for our wedding day. Tissington Hall's caterers performed excellently for both the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. We had our reception in the recently renovated Carriage House, which worked perfectly for our smaller guest list of 36. We were able to use the gardens in the glorious sunshine for our party, and the photos say it all about how perfect the whole day was.
    I will cherish the memories of our wedding day forever, and will forever hold a place in my heart for Tissington Hall and Lord and Lady FitzHerbert for allowing us to host our wedding day at their home. If you want an effortless wedding planning journey, a magical wedding day, and very very happy guests, book your wedding day at Tissington Hall. I haven't stopped smiling about our day (a month on!), and it is such a privilege to have Tissington Hall in all of our wedding photos.
    We've already booked a long weekend away in one of the Tissington Hall cottages as we cannot stay away!
    Thank you so much for the best day xxx
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    Maisie E. Married on 27/09/2020
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    Dream come true Covid wedding at the new Carriage House at Tissington Hall

    Well I don't even know where to start with saying how wonderful our wedding was at Tissington Hall. It was a total dream come true!!

    We had originally booked to get married there on 2nd Oct 20 but due to covid restrictions had to move the date. 2 weeks before our wedding, the government announced the new changes so Fiona and her team magically moved our wedding forward for us so we were able to have 30 guests instead of 15. We got married in Tissington Hall on 27th Sep 2020 and had our reception in the newly converted Carriage House at Tissington.

    From very first booking Tissington, Fiona was absolutely amazing. Her communication with us never faltered, she met my every bridezilla demand (hopefully I wasn't too bad!) and every step of the way Fiona was always at the other end of the phone whenever I needed to ask anything.

    The actual wedding day was seriously a dream come true. Fiona recommended a local florist to us and I'm so glad she did. We used Passion Flowers, Derby and they were incredible.

    We were lucky enough to be the second people to have their reception in the newly converted Carriage House at Tissington. It was fab because I love old historical buildings whereas my husband prefers things a bit more modern and this venue was an amazing mix of the two styles. It suited us perfectly and for a small wedding of 30 it couldn't have been more perfect. Our meal felt like a feast. We had our tables in a horseshoe layout and it was so sociable and intimate. All our guests could see each other and we could interact with everyone in the room. It was decorated beautifully by the florist too.

    I really could go on and on about how magical and dreamy our wedding was at Tissington. It was the best day of our lives and thanks to Fiona and her team it all went without a hitch - despite the pandemic.

    If, like us, you've had to reduce your numbers to 30 or below - The Carriage House is the perfect venue. Intimate, relaxed and sociable are the 3 words I'd use to describe the venue.

    Our Tissington 'covid' wedding was perfect in every way! I wouldn't have changed a thing!

    *Photos by Natalie J Weddings*
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    Sarah S. Married on 23/05/2020
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    Amazing wedding at the Carriage House, Tissington Hall!

    We were originally due to get married on the 11th April 2020, with 100 guests for the drinks reception/wedding breakfast and 150 for the evening reception at the stunning marquee within the beautiful grounds of Tissington Hall.

    Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we were unable to go ahead with our wedding on the planned date and we rearranged our celebrations to the 26th September 2020. Lady Fiona and her team were incredibly helpful in transferring the booking and accommodation to the new dates. We had booked multiple guest houses and apartments within the Tissington estate for our relatives and there were no issues switching them to the new date.

    As the situation surrounding Covid-19 developed over the subsequent months, it became increasingly less likely that we were going to be able to have our celebrations as originally planned. The level of support we received from Lady Fiona and Sir Richard during this period was incredible. We received regular phone calls with each Government update, and they were both so eager for us to have our dream wedding. If we had any concerns, Fiona was always easily contactable.

    In the months leading up to the wedding we were concerned at how only having 30 guests would work with having the large Marquee for our reception. However, we needn’t have worried!

    Fortunately for us, Fiona had transformed their old carriage house into a wonderful brand new wedding venue whilst Tissington were unable to host weddings. The renovations made to the carriage house are stunning. The décor is beautiful and modern, whilst they have retained all of the original features, which give the venue its character and maintains its history. It is an absolutely perfect venue for a smaller wedding, and we would recommend it to those also considering having a smaller wedding.

    We are incredibly grateful to Lady Fiona and Sir Richard for allowing us to be the first bride and groom to have their wedding reception at the Carriage House. They were both attentive throughout the planning and setting up of the venue for our big day and on the day itself. We could not have wished for any more support from them and their team.

    We are extremely lucky that we are able to celebrate our wedding again at Tissington next year. We look forward to having another amazing day, but this time sharing the experience with many more guests.
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    Rachael M. Married on 10/08/2021
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    Wonderful venue, wonderful staff and communication

    My new husband and I cannot recommend Tissington Hall highly enough! Our experience from our first viewing of the hall in March 2020 to our wedding in August 2021 was outstanding. The hall itself is beautiful and whilst being a wedding venue the fact that it is still a family home shines through, making it all the more special. Lady Fiona, Sir Richard and all the Tissington team made us feel welcome guests, before, during and after our wedding.

    We had numerous meetings with Fiona over Zoom, WhatsApp and via phone calls. We were planning our wedding during the uncertainty of Covid and she reassured us at every turn that if it was in her power she would get us married in 2021! The flexibility and kindness that was shown to us was remarkable during a very trying time. Fortunately we only had to move our wedding date once but this was made as easy on us as possible and we are incredibly thankful that this was the case.

    The day itself was perfect in every way. The Hall where our wedding ceremony was held looked beautiful and Caroline our wedding co-ordinator took care of all of our needs, whisking us away for a quick 5 minutes of ‘alone time’, after the ceremony and providing us with glass after glass of Prosecco before organising our confetti shot!

    The grounds looked stunning for our drinks reception and photo opportunities and the marquee was full of laughter and twinkled from the moment we stepped in for our wedding breakfast and throughout our evening reception, to the end of our night. Sir Richard was a particular favourite with our friends as he escorted them via torchlight to their carriages at the end of the evening!

    My husband and I spent a relaxed night in the sumptuous bridal suite; again everything you could possibly think of was provided! The following morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Herbert’s tea rooms and collected our belongings from the marquee. Sir Richard and Lady Fiona wished us well as we left and we came away with huge smiles after our fantastic day. We would recommend Tissington as a wedding venue to any couple.
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    Hannah P. Married on 29/05/2021
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    Smaller wedding at Tissington Hall 29/05/21

    We got married on 29th May 2021, which was our original date having reduced our numbers down from 85 to 30. We had the most wonderful day celebrating with our family and friends!

    From when we first booked our wedding at Tissington Hall the team were always on hand to help with the organisation and planning of our big day. Fiona could not have been more supportive when we decided to change to the Carriage house with reduced numbers. I really cannot recommend the team at Tissington Hall highly enough, no request was too much and Fiona really pulled out all the stops to help create our perfect day!

    Having a smaller 'covid' wedding ended up being just right for us and the Carriage house was the perfect location for our reception. Bursting with character, it is a modern, intimate space ideal for smaller weddings. We loved having more time to spend with each guest and Croquet on the lawn was a hit with a mini tournament taking place!

    We ended up getting married outside in the stunning gardens and the sun even came out for the ceremony and drinks reception. Helen at Upper crust caterers who work with Fiona were fantastic, creating a bespoke menu for us and the food was raved about by all the guests. Fiona made our florist and photographer, both had not worked at Tissington Hall before, so welcome.

    We look back on our wedding as being the most perfect day, so thank you to Fiona and the team for making it possible!
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    Lauren G. Married on 08/08/2020
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    Tissington Hall...simply stunning!

    Where do we begin...this venue is everything you can imagine and so much more! We looked around many other venues in the local area and instantly fell in love with Tissington Hall and everything about it - the venue, the grounds, Lady Fitzherbert and her staff, The Carriage House, the food and the attention to detail are amongst the best possible.
    We were due to have a large wedding in the Pavilion at Tissington Hall, but due to Covid, this couldn't go ahead. We moved it from August last year to June this year and Lady Fitzherbert and her team did the most incredible job at making our new date as perfect as could be.
    We held our reception in The Carriage House, which has been refurbished during lockdown and it is a stunning venue for an intimate wedding. We had 30 guests rather than the 200 we had planned and would honestly do it again in a heartbeat. Having a smaller wedding had never crossed our minds previously, but were so glad that we did! The Carriage House has a dining room, bar area and other rooms which have a modern yet rustic feel and everyone commented on just how beautiful it was.
    Lady Fiona and her team were incredible at ensuring our day was exactly as we had hoped. Her attention to detail is exceptional, but combined with her relaxed and flexible approach, she was an absolute dream to work with.
    I cant recommend Tissington Hall enough....we just wish we could do our day all over again!
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    The most magical day ever!

    After planning our wedding for the summer of 2020 and after the unfortunate events of COVID we were left without a venue or date after the collapse of our previous wedding venue.

    Upon the recommendation of our wedding photographer, we were then introduced to Lady Fiona Fitzherbert who was beyond amazing.

    Before we knew it, we had a date penciled in for 2021, a meeting scheduled for when we could visit after the first initial lockdown and when we finally got to visit the venue, we just fell in love instantly and knew this was meant to be.
    Both Lady Fiona and Sir Richard Fitzherbert were brilliant in their communication, both with multiple phone calls or Facetime tours of the venue and we were always made to feel very special and looked after, which after our disappointed with our previous venue was extremely reassuring.

    The venue itself and surrounding village is simply magical, from the stunning grounds and beautiful architecture. We decided to opt to get married at St Mary’s church in Tissington which is only a short walk opposite the venue, which was lovely on the day of the wedding as we got some lovely photos of the procession walking from church to venue and was hassle free in terms of guest transport.

    The reverend of St Mary’s is Reverend Carolyn McDonald who like Lady Fiona was amazing from day 1 of meeting her on the church zooms to meeting in person and made the whole experience and planning so simple.

    With lockdown ending and restrictions lifting, we were introduced to Caroline who would be supporting Lady Fiona as our wedding co-ordinator. I think everyone needs a Caroline in their life, she is a burst of energy and joy and made the run up to the big day seamless.

    As for our wedding day, it was simply magical from start to finish and the memories will live with us forever. Tissington Hall, church and village will now hold a very special place in our hearts and we feel extremely lucky that we were able to have our wedding here.

    We are extremely grateful to Lady Fiona, Sir Richard, Reverend Carolyn McDonald, Caroline and Upper Crust Catering for helping us organise and cater such an amazing day.

    It was such an honour to be married on these beautiful grounds, thank you again Lady Fiona and Sir Richard for inviting us to use your wonderful home for our special day.

    Best day ever!

    Abbie & David xxx
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    Mr Married on 19/10/2019
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    Start to Finish, Amazing!

    Dawn, We couldn't have had the smooth running wonderful wedding day we did without you! From the start to finish - you were AMAZING!!
    With All Our Love!
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    Helen Married on 28/09/2019
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    Dawn, Karl & I just wanted to say a huge Thank-you for all your help with Laura and Will's wedding day.
    The whole day was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and we'll have wonderful memories to treasure for ever.
    Best Wishes
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    Lisa Married on 30/08/2019
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    Lovely, Happy Day! Extra Special

    Dear Dawn,
    I wanted to write and Thank-you for all your hard work in helping to ensure Charlie & Rebecca's wedding went so smoothly.
    It was such a lovely, happy day and we really appreciate your professional and personal approach to all the little details. Your friendly manner and unobtrusive handling of the whole occasion, both the day before and on the day itself, was perfect and meant that we had every confidence that all would go well, as it certainly did!
    Please thank all the background staff as well, Tissington Hall is a stunning venue, but it is the people running the event that make it extra special!
    Warm Wishes & Many Thanks
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    Rebecca Married on 30/08/2019
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    Beautiful & Memorable Day

    To Dawn,
    Thank-you so much for helping us create such a beautiful and memorable day. We loved every second of our day and it couldn't have been more perfect. You were so helpful the whole way through and we will miss planning with you.
    We hope to see you again soon and will definitely be returning to Tissington very soon. Enjoy the flowers, we hope you love them.
    Lots of Love
    Mr & Mrs Caldicott ( Rebecca & Charlie )
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    Amy Married on 12/07/2019
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    Stunning House and Grounds, Amazing Day!

    All the team at Tissington Hall.
    Thank-you so much for making us all feel so welcome and for providing such a stunning house and grounds for our Wedding!
    We had the most amazing day, everything was just perfect for us!
    Our guests also had a wonderful time and we have had so many fantastic comments on how beautiful the house, grounds and location was.
    We also loved out time staying in the village, as did our families and everyone we met was so friendly. Thank-you again for all your hard work and efforts in making our day so memorable, we all really appreciate it!
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    Lisa Married on 22/06/2019
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    Unforgettable Day!!

    Dear Dawn, Just wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for everything you did to help us on the 22nd June, and during the pre-wedding planning. Your incredible advice, experience and insights really helped the day to run smoothly and without any stress! from helping me with my dress to co-ordinating our guests, we really appreciate and are grateful for everything you did to create a truly unforgettable event. All The Best
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    Becky Married on 28/04/2019
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    Magical and pure perfection

    absolutely stunning venue, we knew the moment we looked around that this was where we wanted to hold our wedding,we didn't need to look further.
    From the fantastic Hall, to the beautiful gardens to the amazing marquee, everything is just so magical. It really does have everything.
    Not only that but the wedding coordinator louise is fantastic, she's professional, friendly and accommodating. from pre-wedding to on the day, nothing was too much trouble and it really put us at ease,
    having two autistic kids, the prospect of having the big day we wanted and for them to be part of it was tricky. But Louise came up with lots of ideas and solutions which meant it was possible and we are very grateful for that.
    Absolutely everything flowed beautifully and it was a perfect day, one we will always look back on with great memories.
    so thank you

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