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Shiningford – A fairytale wedding venue

Take a peek at one of our stunning 2018 Shiningford weddings or discover more details in our brochure.

Ashbourne Self Catering specialise in the hire of luxury, no corkage wedding venues in Derbyshire. You have the freedom to create your own special wedding weekend, choosing the caterers, marquee/tipi and decorations. We can help with recommended local suppliers, but you are welcome to pick those perfect for your wedding style. So whether you are looking for a relaxed garden party or a formal summertime ball, Shiningford can suit your wedding celebrations.


* Exclusive Use
* No Corkage Charge
* Self-Catering
The fairytale venue of Shiningford is situated down a private tree-lined drive, just a stone's throw from Carsington Water. It offers complete privacy for your wedding celebrations, in the most peaceful of surroundings. Located in the Midlands, it is easily accessible for guests from across the UK, while remaining remote enough for a personal wedding celebration.

Shiningford is comprised of a Grade II listed Manor House with 9 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms, The Tack Room with an additional 2 en-suite double bedrooms, and The Stables with 5 en-suite bedrooms.
The whole complex can sleep 35 guests, and accommodation is included in the 3 night wedding package, so that you can spend plenty of quality time with your family and friends.
"We've just had our wedding here and what an incredible location! We had a pool party on the Sunday which was unbelievable and the accommodation was perfect for the occasion. Would recommend to anyone for absolutely any event"
Wedding September 2017

"Most fantastic venue for our special celebrations. The whole family spent the weekend with us, couldn't have been better. Can’t believe it's all over. Thank you Ashbourne Selfcatering for all your help."
Wedding July 2016
The price for a wedding celebration at Shiningford is between £8,000 - £11,000, which includes:

- 3 night weekend hire with exclusive use of the venue
- The choice of 3 areas to place a marquee, tipi or sperry tent for a wedding reception for up to 250 guests
- Self-catering accommodation for up to 35 guests
- Two hot tubs & an outdoor swimming pool available for the residing guests
- Beautiful gardens and orchard that can host a blessing and drinks reception
- No corkage charge or limits on the catering choices
Hang the bunting, roll out the red carpet and sprinkle some magic! You can have your dream wedding and be inspired by our local suppliers to create your perfect day. Whether traditional or casual, Shiningford can provide the wedding venue for you to add your personality to the special day.

Choose your ideal caterer - street food, hog roast, ice cream van?
Bring in a horsebox bar, pitchers of Pimms, or just BYOB - we do not charge any corkage fee, which can offer a huge saving on your wedding day.

Fairground theme, wedfest theme, fancy dress theme? Shiningford offers the grounds for a marquee or tipi wedding reception that can be decorated to your exact requirements.
Amongst the wildlife and flora, Shiningford is the perfect choice for a beautiful outdoor wedding. Surrounded by Derbyshire countryside, your guests will feel like they are having a relaxing weekend away, with no rush to be in and out in one day.

Shiningford is situated at the side of Carsington Water, 4 miles from Ashbourne. In the central location of Derbyshire, Shiningford is easily accessible for guests from all over. There is a field for car parking, and we have nearby holiday cottages should your guests require additional accommodation.

Summer or winter, the venue provides a great backdrop for your event. We also offer reduced rates on midweek packages, for Wednesday or Thursday weddings.

Local suppliers for that extra space

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

Shiningford wedding videos & pictures

Take a peek at our fabulous wedding celebrations at Shiningford

Caterers in the area

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

Civil Ceremony Venues around Derbyshire

Choose between the picturesque village churches, local registry offices, or have a personal celebrant conduct your outdoor ceremony.

Want a food van or 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.

Fun tea parties & other ideas

Not wanting a conventional caterer? Here are suggestions for something different.

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

Memories may not be enough!

The extra touches to make your wedding photos perfect!

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