Weddings at Knockerdown

The following pages will give you an overview of our very special self catering wedding and events venue based near Carsington Reservoir, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Exclusive Use of Knockerdown Wedding Venue includes all facilities along with wedding accommodation for up to 93 friends and family for a 3 night stay over a weekend or 2 night stay mid-week

Book a viewing  to see our wedding village. We are located approximately 6 miles from Ashbourne, very close to Carsington Water, on the cusp of the Peak District National Park. If you are unable to visit us in person then book an online meeting with one of our wedding coordinators. We will take you on a journey of all the wedding site has to offer. 

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Weddings at Knockerdown

Exceptional Wedding Venue

A truly unique destination wedding venue awaits you and your guests at Knockerdown. Fiona and Justeen welcome you to our wonderful countryside residence where you will find your every need catered for by our friendly and experienced  team, who are here to help you create your perfect day. 

Our highly experienced team are on hand to offer advice, support, recommend suppliers and local knowledge to help you create the big day of your dreams. You can appoint a caterer of your choice, choose your own entertainment, decorations, photographer, cake maker, and bring in your own drinks (no corkage fee weddings from us!).  Read our steps to planning your big day on this link. 

We can offer as much support as you need or if you are wanting a more laid back affair, with the freedom to enjoy the ‘DIY Wedding’ option, we can step back and let you enjoy the site exclusively for your use. 

Whatever your plans are the team at Knockerdown take great pride in providing couples, their families and guests with a  celebration that is truly unique, individual and unforgettable. 

Top table set up in BR

Your Wedding Ceremony

Bride and bridesmaids coming down the street

Say "I Do"

Getting married at Knockerdown means you can create a wedding day that is truly unique and special to you.

You can choose to hold your ceremony outdoors, in the meadow surrounded by far reaching views over rolling hills and open countryside, and we are fully licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies under the specially designed oak framed garden gazebo.

The outdoor gazebo includes a walkway providing a wonderful alfresco aisle, guests chairs and registrar table. You can even walk through the avenue of trees, down the meadow and to the gazebo to make for a truly stunning start to your ceremony.

With years of experience, we are super flexible, so no amount of inclement weather will spoil the day, the Brackendale Suite has plenty of scope to be turned into a beautiful space for an indoor civil ceremony complete with the all-important aisle.

The room can be easily reset and transformed for wedding breakfasts whilst enjoying reception drinks on the private terrace.

Our wedding planning team at Knockerdown are always on hand to help with your choice of styling, layout and decoration and each of these areas can be decorated as you wish to suit your style, beliefs and personality. We also have a wide variety of tried and tested suppliers who we will be able to provide you with everything you need to create your special day.

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Wedding Guest Accommodation For Up to 93 People

Once you have arrived, you and your guests can just park up, check in and relax for the duration of your stay.

Your  guests can choose to stay in one of our sixteen individually styled self-catering holiday cottages. We provide towels, linen, iron, ironing board and a hairdryer in each cottage.

Four of our cottages are dog friendly so you can even bring along your furry friends for a dog friendly wedding!

On site facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool , on site massage & treatment room, children’s play area, a communal games area and lots of grounds to explore. Our swimming pool, games room and communal areas are exclusively yours for your  weekend, meaning your guests can enjoy your wedding with a swimming pool and other amenities.  

Situated in an idyllic setting of rolling Derbyshire countryside Knockerdown is the perfect hideaway to bring your family and loved ones together for your special occasion. There is a great pub across the road which is dog and family friendly so perfect for anyone who fancies a bite to eat and a pint after arrival.

Knockerdown is 6 miles away from the charming market town of Ashbourne so if any of your guests need to pick up supplies or indeed want to explore the local area whilst they are here then Ashbourne is the perfect place to start!

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Bride & groom just married

A Wedding To Remember

Brackendale room set up for wedding reception

After the nuptials, its time to celebrate and at Knockerdown you can create a celebration that will be unforgettable.

We have a variety of options for you to use and enjoy. The large purpose-built Brackendale Suite is a large blank canvas which can be decorated as you wish to suit your style and personality. The suite comfortably seats up to 100 guests with a choice of formal or informal layouts to suit. The high windows on two sides, allow natural light to shine through and with a neutral coloured interior, it really lends itself to any style of wedding including rustic, natural, modern and contemporary.

The Brackendale Suite also boasts a lovely outdoor terrace area, which is perfect for an open air drinks reception.

Food and drink are a hugely important part of any wedding and our experienced team are hand to help you source the best caterers for your needs. Choose to have a formal three course meal or for a more laid back affair why not have a feasting table for guests to help themselves throughout the day. Hire in food trucks, hog roasts, pizza ovens or keep it really simple and provide your own delicious food. The choice really is all yours but don't worry our experienced team have lots of recommended local suppliers and will be happy to talk through your needs.

At Knockerdown we love a celebration and that of course means Fizz! We can offer a variety of spaces for toasting the happy couple and can provide drinks reception stations anywhere on site. The Wedding Garden Gazebo and Brackendale Terrace are both popular spots for fizz and canapes. We don't have a licensed bar at Knockerdown so we ask that you provide your own drinks, but you can bring as much as you like and there is no corkage charge from us.

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DIY Wedding Venue

Couples chose a DIY weddings due to costs and personal choice,  you can choose your own suppliers like caterers, DJ’s, florists, activities means that you can create your perfect day, unique to you.  

Knockerdown is a unique wedding venue where we can offer couples the opportunity to choose your perfect day with the flexibility and freedom of using outside suppliers like street vans and food vendors and personal handmade decorations made by your family and friends. You choose your day with a complete do-it-yourself approach to your blank canvas wedding. The Knockerdown wedding coordinators will be with you every step of the way and they can advise on tried and tested ideas such as street festival weddings to rustic style gazebo weddings and wedding breakfasts. 

We are proud to host same sex weddings, hand tying ceremonies and celebrant marriages and provide the blank canvas for you to let your imagination run wild and host the wedding that you imagined on the day you got engaged. 

We are a no corkage fee wedding venue and we do not insist that you use any of our suppliers or services. It is completely up to you how you decide to host your wedding. Decorate our street with flowing bunting, create your own bar on the back patio lit up by candles in jam jars,  or provide games rooms for the kids with entertainments. 

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Bride & groom in the swimming pool