Elvaston Castle is a truly spectacular venue based in Derbyshire. Steeped in history, the story of this venue is simply fascinating.
Created by many hands as a haven for a family line, turned by circumstance into a sanctuary for two lovers and transformed into an escape from ‘everyday life’ for thousands; this continually evolving, miniature world reveals countless glimpses of its long history.
The castle stands at the heart of the estate, overlooking a landscape ranging from majestic conifers and woodland to formal topiary and rock work which inspired so many historic estates. Slightly worn at the edges, this homage to romantic Gothic fantasy still has the power to inspire and surprise with its gleaming gilt and dramatic painted interiors.
Some of the grandeur of Barron’s experimental design has been eroded by happy, running feet and generations of exploring hands; the growing power of the Stanhope family has waned, but their enduring creation of fantasy and escapism is still felt throughout the house and grounds.
Fully licenced to hold weddings both inside the stunning Gothic Hall and also within the gardens, this venue will not fail to wow.
Set within the grounds of Elvaston Castle, the English Garden is the perfect hideaway for wedding ceremonies. With its gorgeous Pagoda licenced for the ceremony itself, your guests will have the perfect view of the happy couple making their vows. Once the ceremony has ended, treat your guests to a glass of bubbly and welcome canapes in the stunningly fragrant Herb Garden area, filled with plants, trees and shrubs which bloom in colour and smells, making it the perfect spot for your initial gathering, allowing the guests the chance to mingle.
Moving next to the Secret Garden, this walled and completely private area is the ideal location for your marquee, whether it be a Tipi, a traditional marquee or something more spectacular, the space is just perfect for your summer wedding. The area is closed off to the public for your special day and with parking on site, it is the ideal venue for your big day!