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 stunning wedding venues in Derbyshire. Our 3 wedding venues are luxury self-catering properties in the Derbyshire countryside, which give you the freedom to design and plan your own wedding day.

You can make your special event a weekend to remember, and not just a day, with a typical hire of 3 nights. With exclusive use and the accommodation included, you can make the most of the time with your friends and family.

We have no corkage charge or restrictions on caterers. Pick the food, entertainment and decorations that reflect your wedding theme, allowing you to have a unique and personal wedding weekend. We can provide a wedding coordinator, to help you find the right suppliers for your big day.
We have two venues that offer beautiful outdoor gardens for a marquee or tipi wedding reception. Standlow and Shiningford provide the opportunity for a DIY wedding, as you can put your personal touch on everything. We provide the accommodation, gardens and grounds for the wedding reception, and you can take it from there, or ask our wedding coordinator for advice.

Although Shiningford sleeps 35 and Standlow has accommodation for 41-51, they are suitable for wedding receptions of up to 100-250 people.

If your guest list is more intimate or you are looking for a quirky and unusual wedding venue in Derbyshire, take a look at our third wedding venue, Hollywood House. This is our indoor wedding venue, with a civil licence so that you can hold the ceremony and wedding reception in the same place.

Hollywood House sleeps 40 in uniquely themed bedrooms, but can dine up to 90 at the wedding breakfast. As an indoor reception venue, Hollywood House is also available for winter weddings.

A perfect day

When you know…you know!

First venue we ever visited and we chose it. Never saw another venue after that, we just knew it was the one!

Thank you so much for all your help and support during our wedding planning at Shiningford.

It has been a challenging year with the pandemic, and you have always been there for us with reassurance and quick email replies. From the start of our wedding planning journey we have appreciated all your help and advice.

Thank you!!

– feedback from a Summer 2021 wedding at Shiningford

Photographs courtesy of Indigo & Violet



All of our venues offer exclusive use, with no corkage charge!

Shiningford - "A Fairytale Venue"

. Luxury accommodation for 35 guests, plus grounds and parking for wedding celebrations of up to 250 guests
. Exclusive private setting in 5 acres of manicured gardens in the Derbyshire countryside
. 3 spectacular tipi, yurt or marquee areas to hold the wedding reception
. Freedom to create the wedding you have always dreamed of
. Two large hot tubs
. Outdoor swimming pool
Standlow - "The Place To Stay and Celebrate"

. Stunning rural Derbyshire location
. Accommodation for up to 51 guests
. Grounds available for a marquee, tipi or yurt of your choice, to seat up to 250 guests
. Three hot tubs
. Games room with two full-size snooker/pool tables, to keep all ages entertained

Hollywood House - "Memories That Last a Lifetime"

. Unique wedding venue in the Midlands
. Sleeps 40 guests and can dine 90 at the wedding breakfast
. Glitz and glamour with themed bedrooms
. Large dining conservatory
. Suitable for winter weddings

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
"Space, fire pits, games room and the freedom to enjoy it"

Complex of self-catering cottages, country farmhouse and dining barn with hot tubs. Accommodating up to 52 guests, Standlow is the perfect venue for corporate events, large gatherings & family holidays. Standlow Lane, Kniveton, DE6 1QZ.

"Leave the world behind"

Shiningford offers large group accommodation for up to 35 guests with a swimming pool. Shiningford Lane, Carsington, DE4 4PS

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!

Caterers in the area

Need some help with catering? Have a look at 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.

Mobile bars and skilled mixologists

Choose from a provided drinks package or have bartenders to serve your drinks.

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!

The extra touches to make your wedding photos perfect!

Extra touches for the big day

Here are some reliable suppliers for extra wedding services