Wedding Feedback

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

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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