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.
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:
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.
Reviews for Upper House Hayfield
Recommended by 100% of couples
Victoria Howard · Married on 19/05/2018
The most amazing day
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.Sent on 18/06/2018
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
Lisa and Paul · Married on 07/10/2017
Best day of our life!
We got married at Upper House and it was an amazing weekend.Sent on 30/01/2018
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.
Seamus and Ruth · Married on 09/09/2017
We got married in September 2017 and all through the process both Georgia and Nicola were immensely helpful and organized.Sent on 30/01/2018
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.