Recommended Business List for Venue Hire

At Knockerdown Cottages we offer a “DIY” venue for hire so we encourage you to bring your own ideas and we will help you in any way we can by recommending one of our local businesses to make your ideas really come to life….


Greedy Pig Catering – These guys are just fantastic at what they do, their food is always delicious and their personal attention to detail stands out in everything that they do.  

Contact: Howard & Michele

T: 07917 611658 

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Knockerdown Inn – offering a wide range of home cooked meals for all celebrations; situated next door to Knockerdown Cottages site.

Contact: Bronya 

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Sweet-a-Fayre – For a little help…to sweeten up any event the team specialise in creating memories that will last a lifetime. Novelty Fun Food for any occasion, Sweets, Popcorn, Candy Floss, Nachos, Hotdogs, Waffles, Crepes, Ice Cream, Milkshake, Bubble Waffles, Chocolate Fountain 

Contact: Louise & Steve
T: 01246 559898 or 07790 467948
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Doves Delights – Dove's Delights offer our customers an ultimate grazing experience to include grazing platters, bespoke rustic cheese carts an industrial/rustic style ice cream cart and snacking solutions for your wedding or special event. We also have beautiful props for hire to add that finishing touch.

Contact: Julie & Mark

T: 07728 322 240

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The Maazi Indian Restaurant – Linda will tailor fit the menu and service packages according to the nature of your event.  

Contact: Linda 

T: 01629 56500  or 079604 99739

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The Rustic Crust Camille - Experience the authentic Neapolitan style (Fresh pizza from Naples), wood fired, hand pushed & hand tossed pizza. Served fresh from the fabulous converted Land Rover defender 'Poppy'. 

Contact: Camille & Ross

T: 07977 288150 

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Nigel’s Butchers (Ashbourne) – One of our local butchers, who can provide hog roasts, stir-fry’s, BBQs hot & cold Buffets or supply local meat for your own BBQ's

Contact: Nigel

T: 01335 342073 

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Rhubarb Kitchen - Based in Kirk Ireton, near Wirksworth, we make amazing and flavourful savouries, puddings and desserts. For home, work or for food businesses that don't have time to cook their own!

Contact: Lisa 

T: 07596 511615

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Wyes Waters Afternoon Tea - Based in Bakewell, enjoy an afternoon tea delivered to your event Afternoon Tea Delivery 

T:  07808 850334

Cake Designers

All Things Cakey! – provide bespoke cakes for all occasions. 

Contact: Rachel Maher 

T: 07886 568391    

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Tree House Cakes – Adrian makes fantastic looking cakes and they taste delicious. Adrian loves a challenge and will create a cake that marries seamlessly with your colour scheme and venue. Say I Do to cake. 

Contact: Adrian Ganderton

T: 07717 767596 

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Little Chelly Cakes – Alison specialises in creating buttercream wedding cakes that look and taste beautiful.

Contact: - Alison Wheeldon

T: 07725 528401

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Registrar & Celebrants

Bakewell Registrar – The team at Bakewell Registrar’s office are always on hand to help. 

Contact: Yvonne

T: 01629 535261 


Sue Dowell Celebrancy – Sue understands about finding the right celebrant to work with you and offers personalised ceremonies to meet specific needs.

Contact: Sue Dowell

T: 07956 227943 

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Idyllic Ceremonies with Louise – Louise understands that you want your dream to wedding the way you want it and where you want it and Louise will write a bespoke ceremony just for you. 

Contact: Louise Matthews 

T: 07854 887671

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Ceremony Designer and Celebrant – Cariad Personal Ceremonies. Not just a Celebrant but a Ceremony Designer who can use ANY space be it a room, a grass field or a conservatory.  Ali Fleming will take you through a journey where you start with a blank canvas through to your ceremony; fully choreographed unique ceremony all about you two. 

Contact: Ali Fleming

T: 07961 668996 

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Spa Hair & Make Up

Knockerdown Treatments – a small friendly boutique offering a full range of Spa & salon treatments situated at Knockerdown Cottages 

Contact: Lisa & Laura

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Glo-Pamper –Experience luxury treatments at your self-catering accommodation 

T: 0207 096 0385 

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Viva Hair & Beauty – Getting married? From pre-wedding colours and cuts to bridal hair and makeup on the day. 

Contact: Kayleigh

T: 01335 346003 

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Carly HAIR Make-up & Beauty – Carly can provide pre-wedding colours and cuts to beautiful bridal hair and make up for your wedding day.

Contact: Carly Parkin

T: 01629 825557 or 07739339462

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Em’z Flower Boutique – Emily Specialises in bespoke wedding and event flowers to suit any style and budget. From Bouquets, Buttonholes, Centrepieces, Top Table Arrangements, Hair Flowers, Cake Flowers, Prop Flowers, to Church and Venue flowers. She has a large portfolio of wedding flowers available on her website for inspiration ideas. 

Contact: Emily Rimer

T: 07415 679458

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The Flower Shop Ashbourne – At the Flowershop of Ashbourne they love designing stunning wedding flowers 

Contact: Lianne

T: 01335 344171 

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Wedding Dress

Dressed4U – These girls are just amazing; they will help you all the way to find your perfect dress for your wedding day. They can also provide bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, mother of the bride and groom outfits.

Contact: Daniella Elliott

T: 07455 252727

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Lillie Rose Accessories

Bespoke Hair Accessories 

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Photography, Video, Film & Photobooth

Forever After Wedding Films & Marryokes – they see the breath-taking emotion and the carefully planned details that you want to remember. ​

Contact: Brett

T: 07849 971508

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Hue of Two Photography – This is a husband and wife duo, who love to capture honest emotions and heartfelt moments, offering the most natural approach to your celebration images. Chloe & Jake also provide a photobooth as part of your wedding photography package.

Contact: Chloe & Jake

T: 07786 015038 

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George Krousti Photography – George is passionate about taking pictures and loves capturing those just perfect moments which make memories.

Contact: George Krousti

T: 07882 063821 

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Andrea Palmer Wedding Photography – Andrea is professionally trained with over ten years’ experience in wedding photography, civil partnerships, portraiture and boudoir photography. Andrea loves the emotion of the day and being able to document and capture the joy of people’s faces which in turn make long lasting memories.

Contact: Andrea Palmer

T: 07894 719035 

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Gemma Yeomans Photography - chosen as a wedding photographer by many; mainly because couples love her work and quirky relaxed style which mirrors her personailty.  Gemma is a huge fan of capturing the moment so if you are looking for a photographer that will hunt for the Gruffalo with your children or get them to slide down a muddy hill in their best white shirt then Gemma is your photographer!

Contact: Gemma Yeomans

T: 07780 797643
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LJH Photography - as you can well imagine every dream wedding is unique and different to the next; so that's why Leigh offers varies set packages. Leigh offers a non intrusive, relaxed and fun professional service which includes "natural off the cuff" photos and of course the all important photos that tell a story of probably the biggest day of your life!

WINNER of ido magazine wedding award 2020.

Contact: Leigh Hemsil

T: 07460389171  
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Busography – Ross and Claire loved their bus so much that they wanted to be able to share it with you all, so they transformed their 975 Volkswagen T2 Microbus called Benji in to a mobile Photobooth. 

Contact: Ross Harrison 

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The Booth Guys – The booth guys offer a studio quality, professional Vintage Open Air Photobooth Service available to hire for weddings, parties and special events.

Contact: Liam 

T: 07412 911209

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Stylist and Prop Hire

Wedding Delights – Tina is a Qualified Wedding Planner and Stylist, providing a range of services including chair covers & sashes and a large selection of prop hire items.

Contact: Tina Rimer

T: 07915607955

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Skye Blossom Wedding Hire – Emma offers bespoke rustic décor and prop hire made by her.  Emma prides herself of quality over quantity and only takes on one wedding per week,

Contact: Emma Lound

T: 07761668889

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Party Evolution – provide the drapes, fairy lights and ceiling centre piece ideas for the Brackendale Suite at Knockerdown Cottages

Contact: Justeen & Fiona


Brochure -

Rent for Your Event – Luxury prop & décor hire based in Derby. Specialising in handmade flower walls. elegant backdrops, beautiful arches and stunning Party Props!

Contact: Jenna 07525 462796 Adam 07377 424226

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Rustic HireFrom beautiful folding tables made from reclaimed oak, vintage folding chairs from Chicago, to a bar made from Georgian pine and mahogany – they have everything you need to party in style!

Contact: Sales 07484 136524

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Garden Nurseries

Paradise Nurseries and Water Garden Centre –

Contact: Brian Spencer

T: 01538 722566 or  07860 666653

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Love Bus In The PeakDamian offers a VW wedding car hire service, with his vintage VW split screen campervan who he calls Daisy it’s defiantly his pride and joy and having the opportunity to “share the joy” is his aim, if you would like a head-turner vehicle you and your guests will adore then Daisy is the right choice for you.

Contact: Damian Jilavu

T: 01246 556834 or 07415894488

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BSP Executive CarsJuggy offers you a journey to remember during your chauffeured driven ride on your wedding day, he wants to help you create them lasting memories, there is a range of vehicles to choice from.

Contact: Juggy

T: 0115 978 2931 or 0792 978 2931

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Music & Entertainment

Scorpion Event Solutions – a creative and fresh thinking approach to lighting, audio systems, DJ entertainment and event decor. Scorpion have a large inventory of equipment for hire and experienced teams to help create the perfect result for your event. 

Contact - Edd Stanton 

T: 01283 712006 or 07788 592059 

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Digisound Entertainment – Scott offers a professional DJ service and has been in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. Scott can also provide light up love letters, Mr & Mrs letters and a beautiful 8.5ft tall light up love heart. 

Contact: Scott Hicklin

T: 01246 239418 or 07988 059434 

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The Summertime Kings - an exciting four piece 50’s Rockabilly band from King’s Lynn. This new authentic group perform well known hits from artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Shakin’ Stevens along with any of your requests. They will travel around the country 

Contact: Adam Tucker

T: 07960 030753


Sophie Sax - Available to add a little extra sparkle to your event either with some smooth jazz sax or more contemporary and upbeat music. Able to wander through the guests to bring them into the party, if required.

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Activities, Arts & Crafts

MisterEY Entertainment – Eddie is a great entertainer; he can entertain and be-dazzle your guests with a magician and phenomenal close-up magic. Memories are not expensive. They are Priceless! 

Contact: Eddie Young 

T: 079707 45926 

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The Crafty Hen – Award winning crafty party workshops, perfect for a whole range of celebrations to create memories and keepsakes with friends. Enjoy from the comfort of your holiday cottage. Suitable for all abilities and any group size.

T: 0330 122 9436

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Inflatamania – pride themselves at being the best bouncy castle hire company in your area! 

T: 07853 134119 

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Derwent Pursuits – Adventure Education; see what they can provide to make your event a great success!

Contact: Pete 

T: 07831 840233

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Travel Consultant

Travel Counsellor – Katie is a very successful Independent Travel Counsellor located in Chesterfield. Start planning a truly magical honeymoon with the help of the experts. Whether you want a white sandy beach in Mauritius, a road trip across the USA or an Icelandic adventure – Katie can make your dreams a reality. 

Contact: Katie Styring 

T: 07515 472530 or 01246 660 006

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Drinks and Mobile Bar Hire

Drinks Now Event BarsChris offers Mobile Bars for any Event, including Weddings and Corporate. Chris has a range of bars available including a themed Gin bar, a Peroni bar, a Cocktail bar and a range of Rustic bars. They can supply bar only or a bespoke package to suit your requirements with Real Ale, Beer Kegs and Cider, as well as a wide range of spirits.

Contact: Chris Gascoigne

T: 0114 2134981

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Gray Shepherd Eventsa fully personalised & professional mobile bar service that specialises in providing bespoke hire packages for any event including weddings, birthdays, corporate events, christenings, launch parties and festivals. All of our packages are tailored to fit your vision and expectations. ​

Contact - Tara & Rachel

T: 07513 873295 (Rachel) & 07779 713453 (Tara) 

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Wedding Delights – Can provide bars, fridges, accessories and staffing if you are considering providing your own drinks for your guests.  

Contact name: Tina Rimer

T: 07915607955

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Worth Brothers Wines – local winery for supplies and wine tasting events 

Contact: Tim

T: 01332 825704 

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Majestic Wines Ashbourne – Retail chain specialising in wine by the case as well as bottles, beer & spirits, & tasting counter. 

Contact: Sales

T: 01335 347045 


Marquee & Furniture

Marquees of Distinction Ltd – Richard provides a bespoke marquee service based on reliability and attention to detail. The marquees are the modern, modular Clear span design which means no centre poles or guide ropes. Richard also supplies wooden tables and benches.

Contact: Richard Pointon

T: 01455 292623   M:  07835002560

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Knockerdown Cottages - Pop up party marquee/gazebo tent 8m x 4m for hire at the venue at a cost of £300.00. No decor or floor just a shell for you to decorate as your own. Space could be used for a bar area, fun tent or simply an extension to the Brackendale Suite for extra space.

Contact: Fiona or Justeen

T; 01629 540525

Bellows Glamping and Events - Glamping - Treat your guests to a night under the stars in one of the luxurious  bell tents. Bell tents can accommodate up to 6 guests and they include all the luxuries your guests would love. Play Tent - filled with cushions, beanbags and traditional games. Chill Out Tent - great space for your guests to relax in, filled with cushions, beanbags and blankets.

Contact: Helen or Alex

T: 01283 343 714

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Small Print CompanyChris & Hannah are all about and love letterpress, they provide beautiful wedding stationery which is printed on a rare 130-year- old Squintani Model no. 6 treadle press, using papers chosen for their consistent high quality. 

Contact: Hannah Barker  

T: 07806 782109  or 07948 266652

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Lorna Boyer DesignLorna makes beautiful custom wedding stationary; she is passionate about your wedding as you are. Lorna loves design and illustration and what better way to show it.

Contact: Lorna Boyer

T: 07546035156

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Wedding Planning Services

Wedding Delights – If you are looking for some help with planning your wedding then Tina is a Qualified Wedding Planner and offers a selection of wedding co ordinating packages. 

Contact: Tina Rimer

T: 07915607955

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Child Minder

Sweetheart Nannies – Sweetheart Nannies delivers professional, qualified childcare at any event, on any day, in any venue. 

Contact: Ami

T: 07769 905385 

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Dog Chaperone Service

Doggie Wedding Daycare – Providing Doggy daycare, we can be your doggy's plus one for the day. They will be with them every minute throughout the day and evening! They will be on hand whenever you need them, to bring your doggy to you, perhaps for your ceremony or for them all important memorial photographs or any moments you would like your dog to share.

Contact: Tina Rimer

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Wedding Insurance

hdlcommercial - Commercial and Personal Insurance

Jo is an Independent Insurance Broker who began her career in insurance after working mainly in the public sector. After working for a diverse brokerage with a range of clients for several years, Jo took her skills and expertise and invested them into HDL Commercial. Her focus remains on getting it right for her clients; making sure policies meet their needs when they really need them. Her experience makes her personable, friendly and honest, but most of all, experienced and readily able to assist you with all your insurance needs.

Contact: Joanna Beaty

T: 07798 757807

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