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The place to stay & celebrate your wedding

Celebrate your marriage with family & friends over a weekend in Derbyshire. Exclusive use of our superb wedding venues,
ShiningfordHollywood House and Standlow, gives you the opportunity to design your perfect wedding weekend. Be inspired and realise your dream wedding!

Take a look at Tom & Ellie’s wedding at Shiningford

“Thanks for all your help so far, you’ve been amazing. I also wanted to add that you guys are by far the friendliest and most efficient venue we’ve dealt with. You wouldn’t believe the delayed, standard responses we’ve received that don’t come close to answering our questions. Given the amount of money changing hands it’s surprising, so dealing with you has been a pleasure.” 


Exclusive Use  |  No Corkage Charge  |  Self-Catering
Ashbourne Self Catering specialise in hiring luxury wedding venues in spectacular locations in Derbyshire. You can make your special event a weekend to remember, and not just a day. All our venues are luxury self-catering properties in Derbyshire, that give you the freedom to design and plan your own wedding day.

You can choose your own caterers, and we don't even charge for corkage! Pick whatever caterers, entertainment and decorations reflect your wedding theme. The spacious grounds allow you to choose between a Marquee, Tipi or Yurt, based on your preference. We are still on hand to help with supplier recommendations, and will even provide a wedding coordinator to ensure that your day runs smoothly.
Standlow and Shiningford create a perfect backdrop for the bride & groom to create their special wedding weekend.

Both are luxury self-catering wedding venues with plenty of space for a marquee or tipi.

Shiningford sleeps 34, and Standlow can sleep up to 52 guests.

If your guest list is more intimate, indulge in Hollywood House and soak up the glitz and glamour!

Hollywood House sleeps 40, but can dine up to 90 at the wedding breakfast.

A perfect day


I cant believe that it is 2 weeks since we were in Derbyshire! I would like to thank you for Standlow! We had the most wonderful time – the time in Daisy Cottage was perfect for all that had to be done for Bill & Lizzie’s wedding and as for High View Grange Farmhouse – well that was truly amazing, family & friends arrived safely and the oohs and aahs rang around everywhere from the brilliantly equipped games room, the beautifully decorated & appointed accommodation, the view – in fact everything was perfect. We are reasonably acqainted with self catering accommodation both in the U.K and abroad but nowhere comes near to Standlow – I am aware that the occasion was particularly happy but its wonderful success was in small part due to the quality and warmth of your wonderful venue.

Wedding Party staying at Standlow



Standlow - "The Place To Stay and Celebrate"

. Unique wedding venue
. Freedom to create the wedding you have always dreamed of
. Stunning rural Derbyshire location
. Luxury accommodation for up to 52 guests
. Grounds available for a marquee, tipi or yurt of your choice, to seat up to 250 guests
. Two hot tubs
. Huge games room with two full-size snooker/pool tables, to keep all ages entertained
. Exclusively yours for the whole weekend

Hollywood House - "Memories That Last a Lifetime"

. Sleeps 40 guests
. Glitz and glamour with themed bedrooms
. Large dining conservatory
Shiningford - "A Fairy Tale Venue"

. Luxury accommodation for 34 guests, plus grounds and parking for wedding celebrations of up to 250 guests
. Exclusive private setting in 5 acres of manicured gardens
. 3 spectacular tipi, yurt or marquee areas
. Overlooking Carsington Water
. Two large hot tubs
. Outdoor swimming pool

Freedom to to create your own personal weekend, with no corkage charge!
"An idyllic setting which makes us want to come back time and time again!"

Complex of Luxury Self-Catering Cottages, spacious farmhouse and dining barn with hot tub. Situated in 7 acres and accommodating up to 52 guests, Standlow is the perfect venue for weddings & large gatherings. Standlow Lane, Kniveton, DE6 1QZ.

"Stunning venue with swimming pool and hot tubs, at the side of Carsington Water"

Shiningford is situated in its own grounds of 5 acres, with swimming pool and 2 hot tubs. Shiningford can accommodate gatherings of up to 34 guests. Shiningford Lane, Carsington, DE4 4PS

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

A very special wedding

” After a call to yourselves we were introduced to Shiningford. Still in its infancy as a wedding venue you accommodated our visit at very short notice. Believing the creative and imaginative plans you wanted to make we took a gamble …..
Low and behold everything (and more) you stated would happen DID! Because of that we had an incredible stay at Shiningford. Words cannot describe how much of an amazing place this is. From greeting our weekend guests in the courtyard, enjoying a BBQ on the Friday night, a fresh morning swim followed by a warm jacuzzi. A full day of celebrating Saturday through to sober Sunday with the fires blazing and a chance to really soak in the warmth the house provides – This really was a dream house, not just for ourselves but everyone staying with us.
Thank you ever so much for creating such a memorable part of our wedding celebrations, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay.”
Comments from our very first wedding at Shiningford

Caterers in the area

Need some help with catering? Try these tried and tested local services.

Civil Ceremony Venues around Derbyshire

Many of the village churches will now undertake weddings, regardless of your residential address. This includes the picturesque church in Kniveton. If you would prefer a non-religious venue, however, then maybe these will appeal to you.

Entertainment during your stay

Make your time at our venues even more memorable with a choice of unique entertainment.

Want a tea party or a bartender with a difference?

Not sure of the best way to cater for your guests?
Try one of these local suppliers to take the worry out of your stay.

Local suppliers for that extra space

Standlow & Shiningford can accommodate a marquee, tipi or yurt.

Local taxi companies

Many of these companies can offer minibuses or small coaches to help with larger numbers. They should all be booked in advance.
Remember with our venues Shiningford & Hollywood House, full size coaches cannot get access

Wanting to travel in style?

Whether you require a vintage car, limousine or 1950s double decker bus, follow the links to find the right mode of transport.

Memories may not be enough!

Record your special day
Wow – what an incredible weekend to have the wedding of a lifetime. We struck very lucky with the weather but even without that I’m still convinced it would have been amazing!
I think a mention to the house keepers must be made here as they treated us with such kindness and flexibility, they even brought us ice creams whilst we were busy doing wedding preparations – absolute legends!! This is the perfect location if you think one day for a wedding just isn’t long enough! We had the most memorable 3 days and we are already planning a reunion weekend! If you want to create your own dream wedding, then this is the place to book. Thanks for the best weekend ever…it will go down in history!!!!
The Tolleys - 07.07.18 xx