Knockerdown Cottages

£16000 - £17000 for a package
Up to 100
42 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
As of Monday 12th April 2021 we are excited to announce that we are now OPEN to do Show Rounds
An idyllic county wedding venue set within the Derbyshire Peak District…
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
Knockerdown Cottage Pricing - Are you looking for a 3 night Weekend Wedding? Just remember when viewing our prices, please bear in mind that our Exclusive package includes cottage accommodation at the venue for all of your guests, which means that your guests also get a weekend retreat in the Peak District. TOP TIP - The majority of our wedding couples charge their guests for the weekend accommodation to recover the package costs - so we would advise you to charge approx £150.00 per person for up to 90 guests, which then means you would only pay from £2,500 for "Your Wedding Village" for the weekend (assuming you have 90 paying guests).
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Wedding Village
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Knockerdown Wedding Village Knockerdown cottages and reception room is an idyllic setting for you to celebrate your wedding with close family and friends. Set with in the Peak District, surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside. We are perfectly situated in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, within easy reach of the local surrounding areas of Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield. At Knockerdown Cottages Wedding Village, we truly understand the meaning of “weddings” and how to celebrate them, we want to offer you the whole wedding experience, from the moment you have your show around, throughout your wedding planning journey and on the day of your wedding. Knockerdown Cottages Wedding Village offers a blank canvas, ideal for couples who want to include their own personal touches, to show their unique vision on their wedding day and with flexibility. Knockerdown’s reception room and accommodation offer comfortable and flexible surroundings, whatever the weather. Our reception room is beautifully decorated with high windows on two sides, allowing natural light to shine through, the reception room blends itself to any style including rustic, natural, modern and contemporary. One of our dedicated Wedding Coordinators will be on hand to make sure that your wedding day runs smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy your memorable day with close family and friends. We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and have the facilities for you to get married indoors in our reception room or outdoors under our beautiful garden gazebo. Don't forget we now have 4 dog friendly cottages!!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona Buxton
We encourage you to bring your own ideas and make your wedding dreams a reality. Ask your friends and family to help you, choose your own band, entertainment, decorations, food and drink to really make your guests feel special. We will help in any way we can or recommend a local business to make your ideas really come to life. We look forward to hearing from you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Melanie & James
Married in December 2019
April 2020
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'll be back to visit again!! love Mel & James
Jade & Asim
Married in November 2018
December 2018
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 couldn't 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
Lucy & Ben Edmundson
Married in October 2018
April 2020
Making our weekend become a Fairytale
Love to Justeen and all Knockerdown Family for making our weekend become a fairytale, thank you so so very much.❤❤❤🎉
Mr & Mrs Forryan
Wedding: September 2018
April 2020
Thank You So Much
Thank you so much for all your help at the weekend. I don’t think there was a single thing that Sarah was disappointed with and you really made a huge contribution towards that.
Mr & Mrs Forryan
Married in September 2018
April 2020
We Had dinner at the pub on Friday, Curry for our wedding Breakfast (and left overs on Sunday evening) and BBQ on Sunday Afternoon. WE loved every minute. Fiona and the Gainsborough staff we AMAZING! Can`t recommend you all enough. Now just need to find an excuse to do it all again.
Mr & Mrs Eagles
Wedding: August 2018
April 2020
Whole Team at Knockedown
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
Location & Contact Details


Knockerdown, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NQ, England

Travel Notes

Knockerdown Holidays Cottages is situated near to Carsington Water Reservoir just outside of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Cromford. Matlock Bath. Whatstandwell. Derby is the 'main' train station

Nearest Airport

East Midlands Airport

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Press & Awards

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Derbyshire Life

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

As we are a DIY Wedding Venue, absolutely all of our weddings have been so unique in theme and style so it is impossible to compare! All our wedding couples bring their creative flair to dress the site in their own individual way, every week we walk into the Wedding Room and it looks like a completely different room to the week before.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

We have a tick list waiting for you with all the questions you will need to answer to run your event - when all of the points are ticked off, all parties will feel stress free and your special day will run as smooth as clock work!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love to see all the different table decorations and favours revolving around the theme of the Wedding, there have been some wonderful and quirky ideas seen on the tables. We also love all the 'extra' entertainment guests bring in like a Pop Up Movie Screen, Blow Up Rodeo, Photobooths, Novelty Bars... the sky really is the limit at Knockerdown Cottages.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning. Unique. Elegant. Similar to "A Midsummer's Night Dream" Fairytale.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Through the Avenue Of Trees or taking a romantic stroll down Badgers Walk.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

A Politician, and a Radio One DJ.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything by our recommended caterers made from all local produce.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Tucking into a treat from The Pudding Room opposite Knockerdown Cottages.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our wedding ceremony/reception room has stunning views of the Derbyshire Peak District through landscape conservatory style windows.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our personal touch and close relationships we build with all our guests.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferLow Deposit of £750.00 terms and conditions apply