Wedding Feedback

The following comments are taken straight from the guestbooks we keep. Verbatim.

Marie & Adam


We had the most wonderful wedding and the best weekend with family and friends!
Thank you so much Fiona and team at Knockerdown, you made everything run so smoothly.
Thank you to all the suppliers we used, you guys were incredible! Everything was seamless.

Adam & Marie Married March 2024

Jenny Reid


I celebrated my 40th birthday weekend at Knockerdown Cottages and it was perfect! Justeen and Fiona were incredibly helpful and responsive and took a lot of the pressure off. Thank you! We had exclusive use of the venue, with friends and family staying in the cottages. There were plenty of communal areas and things to keep the kids entertained! The facilities were brilliant - Brackendale room was perfect for a big party on the Saturday night, and the Carsington room for a more relaxed gathering on Friday. The location was also excellent - central enough for people travelling from all over England; lots of places to visit and things to do nearby, including a nice walk (or run!) to Carsington Water. Knockerdown Inn is just on the doorstep and we had a great Sunday lunch there. It was very safe and secure which meant everyone could really relax and let their hair down!

Jenny Reid 2nd March 2024


We had our wedding this weekend at Knockerdown, and the team went out of their way to make us feel welcome, comfortable, relaxed and v important! The cottages were perfect. Warm, well stocked, homely. The location is perfect. The pool was brilliant. Everything was just brilliant. I would not have a bad word to say about Knockerdown. If you're planning a weekend weekend. Book here. You will absolutely not regret it and you will have the most amazing memories.

Lou & Eddy married 25th Feb 2024

Mr & Mrs Smith

Thank you so much for helping us have the weekend we wanted (finally!) Justeen, Fiona and crew have all been amazing and
been so helpful with everything - they didn't even kick us out when we nearly burnt the place down!
Thanks so much!

Mr & Mrs Palmer

To Fiona and all the Team

Thank you for making our Wedding Weekend so wonderful and  for being such great support through all the mayhem. We finally did it! and it was perfect. 

See you in 10 years if not before 

Love Katie & Ian 

Mr & Mrs Beard

Thank you to all the team at knockerdown you guys were amazing keeping the day flowing even with the weather against us! We enjoyed every second of our day regardless ❤️

Weekend Wedding 22nd July 2023 

Mr & Mrs Palmer


We did it!!!!

3.5 years in the making, 2 different dates down the line, and finally, one very wonderful weekend, surrounded by friends and family, having the wedding we wanted, and the one that the C word had delayed.

So today, on our official second wedding anniversary, a very tired we are relaxing and maybe feeling a little bit sad that it is all over. But we have some lovely photos to remember it all with, and there is no way we could forget all the support and love we have had from everyone this weekend. ❤️

We can't thank you enough for all the help and support you have given us. The venue and all your staff have made it one of the best days/weekends of our lives. Sad it's over, but we'll be back for open weekends 😉 Thank you again ❤

Katie & Ian

Wedding Weekend 19th May 2023

Izzy & Josh

// Izzy & Josh \\
Wayyyyyyyyyy back in October I got to work with Izzy and Josh at the lovely Knockerdown Weddings & Events for this lovely autumnal wedding. Their colour schemes matched perfectly to the time of year.
Have you ever seen bird seed thrown at a wedding before? I hadn't but it made for some of the best confetti throw I've ever seen.
Izzy and Jsoh are also big kids so ofcourse there was a bubble machine being played with at the drinks reception.

Eva & Josh


Some of the highlights for us that stood out - The site couldn't have been cleaner! Prices were just right!, absolute joy and so so easy!, With our wedding being moved twice during covid - I couldn't have asked for a better service. One of the best services I have ever encountered!

Fiona and Justeen were welcoming, enthusiastic, positive, warm, friendly, supportive, assisting, knowledgeable, quick at responding and just an absolute joy for them to be a part of our weekend!, We chose Knockerdown due to the friendly staff, the beautiful outdoors and that it was a wedding event like no other. 

I couldn't thank the team at Knockerdown enough. They made sure that me and my husband truly had the best wedding day/weekend of our lives. It was truly beyond perfection and it wouldn't have been possible without the team. This place is the best wedding venue anyone could ask for. Please do not look further, this is the place you NEED.

Married July 22

Ljh Photography

Ljh Photography & Studio 

An Amazing venue ands even more amazing staff xx

Tracey-Jayne (Bride's Mother)

An absolute fabulous weekend from start to finish. Justine the wedding coordinator and team couldn't have been any better if they had tried. They were there when we needed them and not in your face the rest of the time. I know Justine was brilliant in helping Lee & Becki plan their wedding and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is just fantastic, and the cottages were first class not your 'typical' self-catering properties. They were spotless and so well equipped even down to the smallest of details. If you're looking for a DIY first class venue, I would highly recommend Knockerdown, you won't be disappointed! Tracey, the brides mother. 🙂

Mr & Mrs Warren-Crossley

We’ve just come back from our weekend wedding at Knockerdown Cottages and there aren’t enough words to say how perfect it was. Our wedding coordinator Justeen went above and beyond a million times over, during the two years leading up to the wedding and over the whole weekend itself. We can’t thank her and the team enough for helping us create such a fun and special weekend.

Having most of our guests be able to stay on site was really important to us, as well as the option to choose all our own suppliers and decorate as we wanted to. Knockerdown provided all this in a beautiful location which made it an easy choice.

All of our guests keep telling us how incredible the venue was, and how friendly and endlessly helpful the staff were. We're so impressed and so pleased we chose Knockerdown for our wedding. We can’t wait to come back for a visit!

Eva & Josh


Me and josh just want to say a massive thank you to Fiona, Justeen and the Knockerdown team. Our wedding exceeded the vision we had and more and had the best day/weekend of our lives and it is all down to you guys.

 It was literally perfect! 

Thank you so much, Josh and Eva x

Married July 2022

Mr & Mrs Middleton


To Fiona, thank you for all of your help & patience over the last few years

Rachel, Jack & Amber

Married June 22

Mrs & Mrs Jeffreys


Big shout out to some of the people who made this weekend so special. Knockerdown Weddings & Events Knockerdown Cottages was the perfect location and Fiona Buxton was the best wedding coordinator we could have asked for.

GEMMA YEOMANS PHOTOGRAPHY we can't wait to see the photos. Thank you for being so chilled and capturing exactly what we wanted.
Amanda at Gorgeous Gorment Grub provided the most delicious food in Eric the food van! I can't tag but they are on Facebook so look them up if you're local!
Ralph from THE BLUES DAWG created the perfect atmosphere and really got the party started before DJ Phil took over.
I would recommend all of these fabulous people to everyone. Thank you all for being part of our special day xxx

Mrs & Mrs Jeffreys (Liz & Chelsea)

Married June 22

Mr & Mrs Poyzer


To all the team at Knockerdown, Thank you so much for helping us achieve our dream wedding!

Everyone had such an amazing time. Your support and advice was invaluable.

Much Love

Ange & Thom Poyzer

Married May 22

Mr & Mrs Davidson


To Fiona and the Knockerdown Team. Thank you for making our Wedding Weekend so special. We had an amazing day/weekend and wouldn't have been able to achieve it all without your support. All of our guests enjoyed their weekend and loved the wedding and cottages


Mr & Mrs Davidson

Married October 2021

Mr & Mrs Capernaros

Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making 20th July 2019 a day that we'll never forget.

You're all wonderful & we had the time of our lives!

Best wishes 

Mrs & Mr Capernaros

Helen & Tony Widdowson

Thank you so much for helping organising the wedding for us for our special weekend, It really made our weekend special having everyone with us and being able to spend the whole weekend together. Everyone loved the complex 

Mr & Mrs Phipps

I honestly don't have the words for how grateful I am for all the suppliers that made our day fabulous. I'd like to start with Knockerdown Weddings & Events Fiona and the gang, you are absolute angels and I could not have wished for a better day. Thank you! Our hard work payed off with the decoration but it would have been nothing without Chloe Stubley and her gorgeous woodwork, go check her out on etsy! (Bully's workshop) Little Bear Crafts as always Hope your crochet skills are amazing, so much so that everyone knicked your pumpkins and took them home! Stitch It & Fix It made our gorgeous bunting and I cannot wait to see the professional photos of our confetti tunnel! When thinking about our first dance, we wanted something elegant yet simple Rendezvous For Dancing Charlotte was an amazing instructor and we can't wait to join the group lessons! Thank you so much to Kelly Bryan for my gorgeous hair do, felt like a princess all day. I can't go without saying, Cupid Connections my dress was absolutely stunning, thank you so much for altering the length, it was the perfect length for running around a field with a pupper! Have you noticed my beautiful bouquet and autumn flowers? Hannah Allsopp your floristry skills made our wedding beautiful. Richard Gardner Photography you are the most sweetest photographer ever, thank you for dealing with my brothers shenanigans in the morning and for just rolling with everything we threw at you! As you all know, mine and wills relationship runs on food so it's fitting that The Butler's Pantry - Derby Limited made us a gorgeous two course meal with multiple options and that Dove's Delights provided our beautiful cheese and ice cream carts. You were both amazing to work with and I literally wanted to steal those mouse cheese knives. Our night couldn't have been anything without our entertainment, Halo Events UK your photo booth was hilarious and the memories I have with the photo book are priceless, MRC Entertainment UK Mark! You were awesome my friend! The mix was amazing, the lights, the atmosphere, I'm so happy how well it all worked out! Lastly to all my family and friends who helped by either making over 80 cupcakes or painting 79 rocks, or reading a poem whilst crying your eyes our or flouncing down the runway to shania twain, or just being there to let me moan about wedding planning, you are my world and yes the day went by so quick but the memories are here forever
 Thank you so much. We both love you all. From Mr and Mrs Phipps.

Married Sept 21

Amy & Will

You will not regret booking with Fiona, Justeen and the rest of the amazing staff at Knockerdown. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful, the cottages were like a mini honeymoon before the honeymoon! Everything was lush, little treats such as prosecco in the room on wedding day, signs up wishing us luck for the big day, the rustic decor and the support needed! It was just all so lovely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Fiona, you made our day magical.

Married Sept 21

Image by Richard Gardner Photography

Mr & Mrs Phipps


Fiona, you are an absolute gem. I had no worries on my wedding day at all. Not one bit. Everything, right down to the signs on the doors to the complimentary prosecco in our rooms was just amazing. Thank you all at Knockerdown for the best weekend ever, it feels like a dream that I want to live over and over again. If you're thinking about your wedding in Derbyshire, don't look anywhere else.

Married Sept 21

Elan- Mai & Adam

We  just want to give another huge thanks to Justeen, Fiona & the whole team at Knockerdown for helping us put together what was simply a perfect weekend for not only ourselves but also our guests. We could not think of a single thing that could have gone better and this is due largely in part to the team and their tireless efforts that weekend. Thank you.

Not only did we feel the venue offered a high level of quality in terms of the finish of the cottages and the surrounding environment but after meeting Justeen and Fiona we felt assured and confident that everything we required for our big weekend would be handled with a care and attention to detail that meant we could relax a little and enjoy it ourselves along with our guests.

Mr & Mrs Day

Fiona, Justeen and the Knockerdown Staff

We wanted to Thank-You for all the help you provided for our Wedding. We had an amazing day and hopefully you were able to enjoy yourselves too, or at least the extra cake.

All the best for the future weddings

Lots of  Love 

Charlie & Tim Day 



To Justeen 

A Little note to say Thank You so much for all you did to give Lucy and Aaron a perfect weekend. You have a fantastic venue and we all had a ball. 

With love & thanks 

Jill & Keith x

Mr & Mrs Peace

The absolute perfect venue for our Wedding !!!! (our guests were already looking at availability to rebook for another future family event on the evening of our Wedding !!) - we wanted our Wedding to be special, pretty unique and memorable both for us and all our guests. We didn't want our event to be a 'just tear off the top and add water' type event, almost exactly the same as every other wedding we'd been to, mostly very traditional. While they were all absolutely brilliant Weddings, and while we had fun at every single one of them we wanted ours to feel different. So, while we did visit some larger, more mainstream and traditional hotel-type venues it really didn't take too long for Knockerdown Cottages to be our first choice. The opportunity to hold an outdoor garden party-type event in a private setting exclusively booked for our guests over a relaxed full weekend met our ideal scenario 100%. Knockerdown Cottages is located pretty much right in the centre of England, in rural Derbyshire just outside the south eastern border of the Peak District national park and about 20mins north west of Derby. As our families live all over the UK this was perfect for us as it shared out any travel requirements as fairly and evenly as possible. All of the cottages have been beautifully updated during 2020/21, there is plenty of space both inside and out to entertain guests, and the other facilities (while small) including a spa, swimming pool and games room were exactly what we were looking for. To top it all the expert wedding planning support, general event advice and flexibility (a start from 'yes' mentality) offered along our journey from our very first visit right through to our final checkout as a newly married couple was second to none from Fiona, Justeen and absolutely everyone we encountered. The only thing nobody had sufficient control over was the weather, but that turned out well for us too fortunately and the indoor entertaining spaces available at Knockerdown would have meant our event would have been great even if the weather had limited our use of the lovely outdoor space. If you're dreaming up any kind of event of the type I have described, and this part of the UK is do-able then save yourself time and effort and just book with Knockerdown Cottages, with ample supporting suppliers with connections to Knockerdown in the local area just look no further.....have fun !!!!!!

Mr & Mrs Roome


To Justeen & Fiona, 

Where do we begin!! What a rollercoaster, but you guy's have been there to support us every step of the way!

You've made it a stress free, relaxed & most enjoyable experience for all of us!

We will recommend you to every Bride/Groom to be!

All of your hard work has never gone unnoticed xx

We are truly so thankful for everything you have done for us!

100 times THANKYOU we'll never forget you all and how special you've helped it all to be!!

All our love Sam & Cara MR & MRS ROOME

Married July 2021 

Mr & Mrs Foster

To Fiona,

THANK YOU for helping us get to this day!

You've made a stressful experience (pandemic etc) a lot more tolerable and you have been so helpful throughout.

Lots of love 

Cassie & Tom xxx 

Married June 2021

Mr & Mrs Wain

Fiona, Justeen & all of the Knockerdown Team!


We could not have wished for a better venue or a more supportive team of people! Your support, kindness & generosity in this past 18 months has been second to none and has made what could have been an extremely stressful and difficult time, into a process that has been enjoyable and exciting for us all.

You all have worked so hard to ensure that our day would be able to go ahead as we'd hoped and we could not be more thankful! 

I have no doubt that we'll be back to Knockerdown in the future - maybe for someone else's wedding!?

We'd certainly recommend you!

We hope you are able to put your feet up & have a well earned break at some point this year!

THANK YOU AGAIN, take care

Mr & Mrs Wain! xx

Married July 2021

Mr & Mrs Wain

Dear Fiona and all the Knockerdown Team, 

My husband and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you, your excellent team and the company for facilitating the wedding of our daughter Alexandra & Joshua last weekend.

From our first meeting you listened  to what Alex & Josh envisaged for their wedding, and worked hard with them to achieve their vision.  Always available by telephone, email or Microsoft Teams, you patiently answered questions and accommodated changes of plans due to covid restrictions. You kept us informed and up to date every step of the way. I know Alex & Josh felt that you helped them relax when stressed with any set back that covid restrictions/lockdown imposed - therefore taking the weight off their shoulders. You must deal with plenty of couples planning their wedding but you made them feel special.

The venue was perfect and you all worked so hard to make all our requests "work". It meant for us that the weekend was relaxing stress free so we could really enjoy every moment. You even organised great weather!!

Everything from the reception room, gazebo and field, the drinks reception area; to the posters in the toilets were perfect and many of our guests commented on what a perfect venue.

We cannot thank you all enough for enabling us to have a belated but very welcome wedding weekend. Please pass on our thanks to all the team and to the directors of the company. 

Keep doing what you are doing to help dreams come true!

I truly recommend Knockerdown...

With thanks Val & John Stannard

Married July 2021 

Mr & Mrs Hope

To All the Team at Knockerdown

Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend so special!

It was perfect in every way  and everything we hoped it would be.

Your hard work and dedication in the build up and on the day itself was greatly appreciated!

All our guests commented on how brilliant the accommodation is and how beautiful the outdoor ceremony was

Huge Thank You again!

Mr & Mrs Hope

Married May 2019

Ian & Karen Whittle

To Fiona & The Knockerdown Team

Just a short note to say that it's brilliant to be back again, celebrating our first anniversary here in the Bonsall cottage. We can't believe it's been a year already - time flies!

It's been a busy year for us too, as on 28th December we had a son named Milo. It's so nice to return here as a family now and we look forward to returning again

Married February 2015

Mr & Mrs Angell-Jones

To Justeen, Dave & the Team at Knockerdown Cottages

Thank You for all your help throughout our wedding planning & during our special day. 

We have loved this weekend

All our love 

Mr & Mrs Angell- Jones

Married June 2018

Mr & Mrs Twyford

To Fiona & Team

Many Thanks for your help!

We had a wonderful weekend


The Twyford & Blunt Clan!

Married June 2019

Crystal & Amy

Just a little note to say Thank You for all your support. It means so much to us both that we can have our wedding this year. We are honestly so thrilled with how everything has fallen into place. We wouldn't want to tie the knot anywhere else - we love Knockerdown and we love you! We think you're super and we're so appreciative of all your hard work.

Thank You 

Crystal & Amy x

Married July 2016

Mr & Mrs Morgan

To Fiona 

Thank You for everything!

You helped make it special!

lots of love

Lee & Shelley

Married April 2015

The Goodbartons

Dear Fiona,

Just to say thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding weekend just perfect

Love Helen & Dean

Married October 2015

Mr & Mrs Eccles

To Everyone at Knockerdown Cottages

Just a little card to say a HUGE THANK YOU ! for making our wedding day so special - we had the most incredible weekend and we couldn't have done it with all your generous help & support!

Thank you so much - we hope to come back and visit for a family holiday  in the future

Love from Eddie & Jo 


Married September 2016

Sarah & David

To Fiona & The Team

Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for helping to make "Wedding Village" the perfect base for our wedding. We had a magical weekend.

Lots of love 

Sarah & David

Married June 2017

Annette & Jonathan


for your wonderful kindness and love on our "Wedding day"/Wedfest

We are forever grateful that you shared our wedding with us, Memories which will last a lifetime.

All our love

Annette & Jonathan xxx

Married June 2019

Kay & Andy

Fiona & The Knockerdown Team

Thank You for making our day so special, you've helped so much and made this a weekend to remember.

Looking forward to coming back in future years to relive it all again


Kay & Andy

Married June 2018

The Gregorys

Thank You so much for your support before and on our big day!

The weekend went better than we could have ever dreamed for and you played a big part in making that happen


The Gregorys xxx

Married in  October 2016

Claire & Andrew


Congratulations to my best friend Claire and her hubby Andrew. It has been an amazing weekend Fiona was lovely and helped Claire and Andrew out every step of the way especially on there big day. I would definitely recommend knockerdown cottages for a wedding weekend. It as been truly magical. You couldn't wish for better. We will be all returning again and I know we all can't wait 😍 . Thanks for helping there big day go without a hitch xxx"A wonderful and enjoyable stay - THANK YOU! 

Married July 2017

Mr & Mrs Forryan

Thank You So Much

Thank you so much for all your help at the weekend. I do not think there was a single thing that Sarah (Bride) was disappointed with and you really made a huge contribution towards that.

Mr & Mrs Forryan

Married in September 2018

Jade & Asim

You were my Rock!

Thank You Fiona, there are no words to describe how amazing you are!! You were my rock, my sanity and we simple could not have done it without you. Thank you so much for helping make our day special... we will never forget you for all your help, Jade & Asim

Married in November 2019

Hue Of Two


Knockerdown Cottages is such a beautiful venue – the large open areas are perfect for groups images and  for the guests to mingle , which is the best for candid shots (our favourite!). Throughout the day was filled with a calm, professional but relaxed atmosphere. It really seemed like your own private land where you can fully focus on your guests without disturbance – the perfect day 🙂

Thank you to Jo & Ed once more for making us such a huge part of your special day and Thank you to Fiona at the venue– see you soon!

Hue Of Two x (Photographer)

Kay & Andy


Fiona & the Knockerdown Team

Thank you for making our day so Special, you`ve helped so much and made this weekend a weekend to remember.

Looking forward to coming back in future years to relive it all again!!!

Love Kay & Andy x

Married June 2018

Jade & Chris Angell-Jones


To Justeen, Dave and the team at Knockerdown Cottages

Thank you for all your help throughout Wedding Planning and during our special day. We have loved this weekend.

All our love Mr & Mrs Angell-Jones

Married July 2018

Alix & Adam


I can highly recommend this venue and I’m sure my family and friends would too - we got married here on Saturday and had the most perfect weekend! My only regret is that we can’t do it all over again 💔amazing venue and staff - Fiona is THE BEST wedding planner - absolute star! Adam Shepherd 😍

Mr & Mrs Shepherd

Married July 2018

Jade & Chris


Hi Justeen, thank you for your warm welcome and brews etc last Saturday (30 June). Knockerdown cottages is a lovely place and setting and you and your team run it well. All went well with the hog roast, Jade and Chris were pleased with it. Thank you again Lizzy.

Lizzie Kemp

Married June 2018

Amy & Cameron


We just want to say a massive thank you again to Fiona and everybody who helped on Saturday! We couldn't have done it without your help and you've been brilliant right from the start! :)

Thanks again for everything!

Many Thanks,

Amy and Cameron 

Married  April 2018

Mr & Mrs Hopkins


I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Fiona for all the help she gave, honestly she is a super star!! It was truly one amazing experience to be part of my best friends wedding at Knockerdown and having Fiona there was perfect! It really is a beautiful place and I can't wait to go back!! Thanks again xxx 

Mr & Mrs Hopkins

Married July 2017

Mr & Mrs Fitzsimons

Knockerdown Wedding Weekend

Just wanted to say a huge thank you again Fiona to you and the Knockerdown Team for helping us with our wedding. It was honestly the best day of our lives, and all our guests have said such great things about the venue. We'll be sending our thank you cards soon, but honestly I can't thank you all enough.

All our love

Mr and Mrs Fitzsimons :) xxxxxxx

Married March 2018

Amanda Unwin


Would recommend this venue to any couples looking to hold their wedding there, amazing weekend x 

Amanda Unwin

Married April 2018

Ellie & Alex Beveridge


To Everyone at Knockerdown Cottages, (Especially Fiona)

YOU made our Wedding day PERFECT & we could never thank you enough.

I hope our Wedding Party wasn't too rowdy & we`ll cross paths again one day.

Ellie & Alex xx

Married September 2017

Mr & Mrs Eagles


And a huge thank you to Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown for making sure that everything ran so smoothly behind the scenes! It was a real pleasure working with you all...Sue

Mr & Mrs Eagles

Married August 2018

Ben & Lucy Edmundson

​Making Our Weekend Become a Fairy Tale!

Love to Justeen and all Knockerdown Family for making our weekend become a fairy tale, thank you so so very much.❤❤❤🎉

Lucy & Ben

Married October 2018

Melanie & James

Blown Away!

Thank you so much for all your help & support for our wedding. We have been blown away by your willingness & nothing is too much trouble approach. We will be back to visit again!! love Mel & James 

Married in December 2019

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