Upper House Hayfield

(8 reviews) 8 5
Kinder Road Kinder Hayfield Cheshire SK22 2LJ
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About Upper House Hayfield

Kinder Road, Kinder, Hayfield
Cheshire, SK22 2LJ

Upper House is a unique hunting lodge turned wedding venue hidden under Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. With a Medieval Great Hall dating from 1430, an original wayside Inn and a stunning central courtyard, Upper House has a long tradition in hosting select gatherings designed to delight and entertain. Beautifully restored for weddings, you have all the comforts of a contemporary venue fused with the features and romance of a medieval ambiance.

Facilities and capacity

This national treasure is available for exclusive private hire for the whole weekend. It specialises in exquisite smaller weddings for up to 44 guests, and hosts a limited number of larger three day wedding celebrations for up to 130 people.The castle can accommodate up to 28 guests in unparalleled luxury and spectacular surroundings. There are four licensed ceremony spaces, two in the House and Hall, and two outside licensed spaces beneath the Clock Tower in the courtyard and the Solstice Tower overlooking Kinder Reservoir.

Services offered

Upper House only hosts a few larger celebrations a year, and you can be assured of the staff's full attention and assistance leading up to your event. In order to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable weekend for everybody:

  • Events are fully catered from the moment of your arrival
  • Two large bespoke tipis are included for hosting your wedding feast
  • Couples and their suppliers are supported throughout the planning process
  • Access to the property is available the week prior to your event


From arrival brunch, to welcome suppers, five course wedding feast, sumptuous afternoon tea and farewell breakfasts, The Upper House Bijoux and Halcyon wedding packages provide the ultimate in weekend hospitality, supplied by a choice of the finest caterers in the North West. All meals are served in a choice of stunning kitchen and dining areas.

There is a fully stocked bar in the original wayside Inn, plus a delightful bar in the Woodstore, available for your signature drinks, bespoke Kinder Cocktails, or preferred real ales, as you require. With a wine cellar of over 75 wines, all wines and bubbles can be ordered in advance for all parts of your stay. Upper House also includes their own carbonated and still Kinder spring water as complimentary, served in bespoke glass bottles.


After 400 years as the home of the family Kinder, the house was then host to The Knights Hospitalier before becoming the estate of the Mayor of Manchester who entertained friends and family there including Prince Albert, Prime Minister Disreali, Mary Augusta Ward and Agatha Christie.


Nestled in 30 acres of woodland and with licensed shooting grounds and the exclusive fishing and sporting rights to Kinder Reservoir, the estate enjoys total privacy in a wild moorland setting in the heart of the 6,000 acre National Trust Kinder Estate.

• Weekend events spanning three days • Exclusive use available of the House, Great Hall and Grounds • Can cater for up to 130 guests • Stunning location on Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park • Licensed for civil ceremonies in three spaces • Medieval Banqueting Hall with ante room and Original Wayside Inn

Facilities at Upper House Hayfield

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Upper House Hayfield Reviews (8)

The most amazing day
Venue Service

By Victoria Howard, on 18 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

We had the most amazing wedding day here in May. Honestly, 5 stars isn't enough. When we first visited Upper House we were blown away by how beautiful the venue is and also by the amazing views. The venue is immaculate and there are so many stunning details which you notice each time you visit. Our guests had an amazing time here and we have had so many lovely comments about our day. Georgia, Nicola and Ellie couldn't do enough for us throughout the planning process and also throughout the day itself. It was very refreshing to meet owners of a venue that genuinely want you to have the best day and make you feel so welcome. This venue is not your typical 'wedding factory' which is extremely rare and a unique find. If you are thinking of visiting Upper House we are sure you will absolutely love it. Please also bear in mind there is limited availability throughout the year so book to view sooner rather than later as dates will book up quickly. Thank you for everything Georgia, Nicola & Ellie. We will have to come back and visit one day. Mr & Mrs Howarth

Best day of our life!
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By Lisa and Paul, on 30 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017

We got married at Upper House and it was an amazing weekend. Upper House is tastefully and beautifully restored, you couldn’t find a better setting for a wedding. Staying the weekend really enhanced our wedding because it’s difficult to get a chance to speak to everyone on the wedding day. Both Nicola and Georgia were really helpful and added the perfect finishing touches to the best day of our life.

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By Seamus and Ruth, on 30 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We got married in September 2017 and all through the process both Georgia and Nicola were immensely helpful and organized. Being able to tailor every aspect of the wedding appealed to us massively. Your coordination and organisation over the whole weekend was instrumental in making it a perfect wedding. The grounds and surrounding mountains are beautiful, Hayfield is a great little town. I could not imagine a more perfect weekend.

A fairytale weekend which we will cherish forever!
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By Frazer & Helen, on 30 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

Nicola, Georgia and Paul Thanks so much for helping make our wedding day so perfect! Upper House is an amazing wedding venue and we enjoyed every minute as did all our guests, we didn't stop getting comments on how outstanding the grounds are. We only looked at one venue and didn't need to look anywhere else as this had the full package. We really did have a fairytale day which we will cherish forever! Many Thanks Frazer & Helen

Our dream venue!
Venue Service

By Stephanie and Mark, on 31 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2016

Myself and Mark would like to firstly say a huge thank you again to the lovely team at Upper House. Nicola, Georgia and Paul, from the start you were a huge help and easy to work alongside before and on our wedding weekend. I felt a massive sense of sadness when we left, I think it was because I knew I wouldn’t be coming up to Upper House anymore to visit the beautiful venue and plan my dream weekend. We as a family had a truly amazing time and are so lucky to have celebrated our day at Upper House. As a family we talk all the time about coming back and staying for the weekend. We will be back, we promise! We would love to hear have any events and open days … any excuse to come and visit Upper House again as we are so in love and always will be with our dream venue.

A weekend spent making fabulous memories!
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By Leanne and Kye, on 31 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2016

Being a house it meant we could hire the whole thing from the Friday to the Monday, there were rooms for our bridal party to stay so not only was it just our wedding it was a whole weekend spent making fabulous memories with our dearest friends. It just had everything, the Hudson family who own Upper House are awesome, they have worked so hard on restoring the house, it’s so beautiful, it is one of Derbyshire’s historic hidden gems. Having no phone signal was an added bonus to the weekend, no one was sat looking on their phones, everyone was so relaxed and enjoyed each others company. Thank you for the best weekend ever!

A weekend we will never forget!
Venue Service

By Jennifer and Pete Ashton, on 07 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 28 May 2016

We got married at Upper House in May 2016 and it was the most amazing weekend we could have wished for. From start to finish Nicola, Paul, Georgia and all the staff and companies they recommended were 5*. We loved the fact that the wedding, catering and whole weekend could be built around what we as a couple wanted and not dictated to by hotel. Our family who all stayed for three days all bonded in this time and it was lovely to have a big BBQ the next day so we could relax and socialise even more without having to rush and leave the venue. All of our guests said it was an amazing place and the best wedding they had ever been to, which was definitely because of the fantastic organisation of the team. If you are thinking it is a lot of money to spend just think what you get for that money instead of one day/night elsewhere! Hopefully events are still running here in the future, and we can't see why they wouldn't, (it's so well organised) as we so want our 10year anniversary to be at Upper-house it's that great x Upper house is truly a hidden gem which we are so pleased we found x

The most amazing weekend of our lives!
Venue Service

By Jess and Lee, on 18 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2016

Thank you so much to Nicola, Paul and Georgia at Upper House for the most memorable weekend of our lives. Our family are still over the moon with our wedding weekend. The fact we were able to come as much as we wanted in the months/weeks leading up to our wedding, made the whole experience so relaxing. Once we arrived on the Friday morning everything was in place for our wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment... meaning we could relax the whole day before the wedding, not many people can say that! The accommodation was prefect for both our families, so thank you so so much! The best weekend that we will never forget!

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