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Last update: May 2024

Situated near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, WILDES INNS is a luxurious wedding venue known for its elegant facilities and picturesque surroundings. This award-winning getaway is perfect for couples who wish to exchange their vows amid Derbyshire's tranquil countryside. Brimming with style and sophistication, it has a classic-meets-contemporary quality that will surely delight your nearest and dearest. The staff cannot wait to realise the nuptial celebration you have always dreamt of at this romantic gem.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you are planning a small, intimate affair or a grand celebration, set against the backdrop of the rolling Derbyshire countryside, WILDES INNS has the perfect space for you.

Our beautiful Garden Ballroom is a refined and elegant setting for your wedding breakfast and speeches for up to 160 guests. Combining neutral tones with a variety of venue dressing options, the room provides the perfect canvas to tailor to your own requirements, with its mirrored bar and floor-length windows overlooking the serene Walled Garden, The Ballroom offers an atmosphere of understated luxury. Alternatively, the Sherwood Suite is beautifully draped to set the scene for a wedding for up to 120 guests. Photoshoots can be conducted on the manicured lawns, where the pergola and terrace can serve as your photo backdrops. For a more intimate setting, The Bowden Chapel offers is a beautiful space for a small occasion with up to 50 guests. With its panelled walls, crystal chandeliers and private bar it is the perfect space

Services Offered

The venue's dedicated wedding planners will be on hand to take care of the smaller details and help to remove some of the stress of organising such a special day. From delicious canap茅s to your formal meal, the hotel can produce a fantastic range of award-winning, delicious dishes. The mouth-watering food is sure to be an important and memorable part of your day. WILDES INNS has 69 luxurious bedrooms to accommodate your overnight guests. There are also 4 simply stunning bridal suites to choose from within most packages.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Stately home
Historic
Large hotel
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:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for WILDES INNS

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
98% recommend it
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Lauren Sent on 29/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding!

We had our wedding here on Sunday 14th April 2019. We had the best day we could have wished for and a huge thank you must go to Beth and the wedding team at this venue! They did an amazing job and nothing was too much trouble. All of our guests commented on the amazing food that was served for the wedding breakfast and also the lovely new d茅cor in the building. If we could do it all over agin, we would still pick Hotel Van Dyk every time!
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Amy Sent on 29/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding day

We both had an amazing day everything went perfect...thanks Lauren and everyone else who helped make our day special
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Dan Sent on 29/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of the year!!!!

We had our wedding here on the 7th April 2019. The hotel was absolutely brilliant. They are still having building work on the new hotel, but that didn't detract from our day. From start to finish the staff excelled. From bar to reception and housekeepers nothing was ever too much. The wedding coordinators worked efficiently to ensure all our needs were met and more. The ballroom was stunning and the hotels suppliers are fantastic (designs by Daykin and notts djs) we put a lot of trust in everyone and they delivered!!!! the best is what we got. From the bottom of our hearts....thank you!!! Dan and chris
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Chloe Sent on 13/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Venue

Tom and I held our wedding ceremony and reception here on Saturday 31st March 2018 and were not disappointed!

We had our ceremony in the Bowden Suite and wedding breakfast and evening disco in the Ballroom.

From the very start where we first met with Michelle the wedding and events manager enquiring about wedding packages and availability Van Dyk couldn't have been more attentive! This continued throughout our future meetings and visits to the open evenings and wedding fares Van Dyk offer to the public.

Michelle and her team were organised, friendly, helpful and the attention to detail was impeccable. It really shows how much the team love what they do! We saw Michelle as our friend and enjoyed getting to know her.

The day ran smoothly and on time, nothing was rushed. The team serving food and drink were friendly and professional, the room was decorated to perfection and the food was simply delicious. Our guests commented on the quality of the food to us!! We could not fault anything about the day!

The well kept grounds provided lovely areas for photographs, even though the weather was not so much on our side but did brighten up in the early afternoon! We also had some lovely photographs captured within the hotel too.

We stayed the night in the honeymoon suite which was well kept and luxurious, our parents and close family members stayed at the hotel too and said that the rooms were lovely as too was the breakfast!

We would highly recommend this hotel as a fabulous wedding venue. Michelle and her team created a stress free, very special day for us with memories we will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Hotel Van Dyk for making our special day perfect! We shall be back soon!
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Natalie Sent on 29/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for everything you have done for us leading up and on our big day. Everything ran so smoothly we had the best day of our lives. You were so kind & professional nothing was too much trouble, we really appriciaited it. Natalie & Tom Stringwell - Married at Hotel Van Dyk 20th April 2014.
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Natalie Sent on 29/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for everything you have done for us leading up and on our big day. Everything ran so smoothly we had the best day of our lives. You were so kind & professional, nothing was too much trouble, we really appriciated it. Natalie & Tom Stringwell - married at Hotel Van Dyk on 20th April 2014
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Megan Sent on 29/09/2014
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue for our Wedding

Thankyou so much for putting on a beautiful venue for our wedding, it was absolutely perfect. The Ballroom looked stunning, the food was excellent and your expertise made our day run perfect from start to finish. We had lovely comments from our guests all day! We couldn't of wished for anything better. Once again, Thankyou so very very much.
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Amy&Mark Sent on 10/08/2013
4 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding reception venue

Me and my hubby had our wedding reception here on 1 June 2013 and were not disappointed!
From the very start when we were merely enquiring about our booking Natalie (wedding coordinator) couldn't have been more attentive! This continued right up until the actual day- very impressed! She was organised, friendly and had a great attention for detail.
The day ran smoothly and on time. The girls serving cocktails and food were friendly and professional, the room was decorated to perfection, the food-oh my goodness where do I start...AMAZING...especially the duck starter, beef and Yorkshire puddings-all our guests commented on the quality of the food to us!!
We could not fault anything about the day!
Our parents and a few other guests stayed at the hotel and said that the rooms were lovely as too was the breakfast!
We would highly recommend this hotel as a fabulous wedding venue. The hotel is nicely decorated and well maintained, the staff are attentive, the food is very good and the grounds whilst relatively small provide a great backdrop for photos!
Thank you Hotel Van Dyk for making our special day perfect! We shall be back for food soon! :)
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Sherrell Sent on 13/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning top class venue.

We originally picked Hotel Van Dyk due to on-line recommendations and the fact they only hold one wedding per day. We did not want our day to feel part of a production line. I knew we made the right choice after our first meeting with Angela & Natalie. From the very start they were professional & courteous, not raising an eyebrow with some of the wacky things I wanted. We had a taster meal that helped us decide our wedding breakfast. The day itself went perfect, run in a professional & friendly manor. The room for the ceremony was just stunning, we were married in the ballroom. They helped source tablecloths to match my colour scheme to make sure it was just as i wanted it. The wedding breakfast itself was divine, every guest commented on the quality. No cold food, they did well with serving 65 guests. The day flowed perfect we had a evening buffet for 150 & a dessert buffet. Again the food was gorgeous! Oh we opted for bottles of grolsch as welcome drinks as I thought that's what my guests would prefer these were also followed by the most tasty canap茅s ever! The bridle suite is very lush! Even the breakfast next day was gorgeous! Every detail was perfect & what we wanted. I would highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue to anyone. We will be returning for both meals and hopefully the odd night stay! Thank you all for the hard work!
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Lauren & Brandon
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Events

14 Jul
Open Door

Come and visit their award winning resort and see Sherwood Suite dressed up in full wedding style. Entry is free and their wedding team will be available to answer any questions you may have.

They look forward to seeing you there!

Date: From 14/07/2024 to 16/07/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 20:00
Place: Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
21 Jul
Open Door

Come and visit their award winning resort showcasing some of the best wedding suppliers around Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Entry is free and the wedding team will be available to answer any questions you may have.

They look forward to seeing you there!

Date: From 21/07/2024 to 21/07/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 16:00
Place: Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
01 Sep
Open Door

Come and visit their award winning resort and see their Sherwood Suite dressed up in full wedding style. Entry is free and their wedding team will be available to answer any questions you may have.

They look forward to seeing you there!

Date: From 01/09/2024 to 03/09/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 20:00
Place: Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Map

Worksop Road S43 4TD Chesterfield (Derbyshire)
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