Shiningford – A fairytale wedding venue

Take a peek at one of our stunning 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 just want to say a huge thank you to you ALL for your beautiful venue that gave us the most spectacular day!! We can't have done it without you! Thank you for everything - including all the postponements and anxieties last year about even going ahead!"
Wedding September 2021

"Thank you for all your help and support in us planning our dream wedding at Shiningford. It truly was the best weekend in the perfect location. Thank you for being patient and understanding during the ups/downs of wedding planning during a pandemic. We hope to come and stay again in the future."
Wedding July 2021

"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 £7,250 - £12,950, 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 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? 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.

Street food vans & other ideas

Not wanting a conventional caterer? Here are suggestions for something different. N.B. Remember to hire a generator for any food vans so they have external power.

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!

Extra touches for the big day

Here are some reliable suppliers for extra wedding services

Explore and Book your unforgettable experience with us today!