Countryside Charm

Wildhive Callowhall, Derbyshire

Whether it’s a drinks reception in the secret English Garden or a civil ceremony overlooking the stunning Peak District, Wildhive Callowhall, set on the edge of the Dove Valley near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, is the perfect setting for couples in search of a wedding venue amongst nature.

Nestled in ancient woodland and meadows, this elegant Victorian country house has several beautiful rooms and outdoor spaces suitable for intimate events and larger ceremonies.

With 15 individually designed house rooms, 11 Woodland Hives and two Treehouses, the hotel can accommodate up to 65 guests. There are also places to stay nearby for those needing extra accommodation.

If you want the feeling of being immersed in a natural setting, The Garden Room Restaurant (100 capacity) is ideal. With full glass windows, it’s bright, tranquil and offers a beautiful backdrop of the hills of the Peak District. It’s a great option for civil and religious ceremonies.

The sophisticated Dovedale Room (60 capacity) is adorned with lush, nature-themed wallpaper created by artist Melissa White. The room is a perfect option for an intimate occasion. 

For those who are opting for a more close-knit affair try the Library Room (capacity 10). The cosy space has a fire and stunning views of the grounds.

You’ll be in good hands with The Wildhive team, who have experience in planning and delivering the perfect wedding. They are at hand to help with the smallest detail – from assisting the men with their buttonholes to sourcing a hot air balloon to soar above the trees.

Those who book the venue’s exclusive package (from £30k) will have private hire of the entire hotel and 35 acres of Callow Hall, including the picturesque meadows and secret English Garden. You’ll also have the help of a dedicated wedding coordinator, Master of Ceremonies, floral arrangements plus food and drink options.

As wedding venues go, this place is elegant, unique and is sure to have your guests reminiscing about your Big Day for years to come.