£6500 - £11000 for Venue Hire
Up to 300
16 Bedrooms
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Shiningford offers complete privacy for your celebrations, in the most peaceful of surroundings. In a beautiful rural location, it has grounds for tipi or marquee weddings.
Pricing & Costs

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Weekend hire includes accommodation for up to 35 people for 3 nights, along with use of the grounds for your marquee or tipi wedding reception for up to 300 people. Off-peak pricing is £6,750-£8,750, while peak season weekends are between £9,000-£11,000. Midweek weddings from £6500 for 2 nights.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
06:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
The fairytale venue of Shiningford is situated down a private tree-lined drive, just a stone's throw from Carsington Water. Shiningford is comprised of a large Manor House with 9 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms, The Tack Room with an additional 2 en-suite double bedrooms, and The Stables with 5 double bedrooms. The whole complex can sleep 35 guests, but has stunning grounds with space for a marquee or tipi to host your wedding reception for anywhere up to 300 guests. With exclusive use of Shiningford, you have the freedom to create your own special weekend, choosing caterers, marquee, flowers etc. We can help with recommended suppliers, but you are welcome to pick what is best for you, and we do not charge corkage. There are 3 possible spaces that you can put up a marquee, sperry tent or tipi, along with a field for guest car parking. Our weekend hire runs from Thursday to Sunday/Monday, giving you time to relax with your close friends and family, and enjoy the hot tubs and outdoor swimming pool. You can even extend your stay to a full week, for the holiday feel of a destination wedding without the expense and stress of travel. Shiningford is dog-friendly and has a children's play area, so everyone is welcome.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carla
If you are looking for a beautiful wedding that you can put your own touches on, Shiningford is for you. Set in picturesque surroundings, it provides the perfect location for a wedding. With three places for a marquee or tipi, you can plan the wedding of your dreams. Our Shiningford couples tend to want a relaxed outdoor wedding, with complete privacy and surrounded by countryside.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Tom & Jo
Married in July 2021
August 2021
You have always been there for us
Dear Carla & the team, Thank you so much for all your help and support during our wedding planning at Shiningford. It has been a challenging year with the pandemic, and you have always been there for us with reassurance and quick email replies. From the start of our wedding planning journey we have appreciated all your help and advice. Thank you!!
Andrew and Ceri
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Nothing was too much trouble
Thank you so much for allowing us to have our wedding at Shiningford. It's such a beautiful property & will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for all of your help in the months & days leading up to the big day - you helped keep us calm & nothing was too much trouble. We really appreciate it.
Clair and Peter
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Insanely perfect
We had the most incredible weekend at Shiningford Farm, I honestly cannot put into words how perfect the venue was. We got so many compliments for the venue on the day and since, it was just insanely perfect for everything we wanted. Thank you for helping make our day as incredible as it was!
Lucy L.
Married in November 2018
February 2019
The friendliest and most efficient venue
Thanks for all your help so far, you've been amazing. I also wanted to add that you guys are by far the friendliest and most efficient venue we've dealt with. You wouldn't believe the delayed, standard responses we've received that don't come close to answering our questions. Given the amount of money changing hands it's surprising, so dealing with you has been a pleasure.
Elin D.
Married in September 2018
February 2019
Definitely consider for your big day
SUCH a beautiful setting for our wedding a few weeks ago. We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable and fun place to stay for the weekend of our exciting event, and area for all our guests to be in for the weekend. Definitely consider for your big day - only had a few photos back so far and they are looking incredible!
The Tolleys
Married in August 2018
February 2019
This is the perfect location
Wow – what an incredible weekend to have the wedding of a lifetime. We struck very lucky with the weather but even without that I’m still convinced it would have been amazing! I think a mention to the house keepers must be made here as they treated us with such kindness and flexibility, they even brought us ice creams whilst we were busy doing wedding preparations – absolute legends!! This is the perfect location if you think one day for a wedding just isn’t long enough! We had the most memorable 3 days and we are already planning a reunion weekend! If you want to create your own dream wedding, then this is the place to book. Thanks for the best weekend ever…it will go down in history!!!!
Location & Contact Details


Carsington, Derbyshire, England

Travel Notes

Opposite the turning for Carsington Village, turn off by the sign for Sheepwash car park. Bear right and continue down the long tree-lined road, where you'll find the beautiful drive that leads to Shiningford.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Wirksworth or Derby

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

I can't choose, we've had so many stunning weddings, each personalised to the individual bride and groom.

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

Don't panic or stress if you don't have everything sorted 6 months in advance. We know lots of local suppliers and can help you turn things around in no time, so enjoy the process and go at your own pace.

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

Instead of a traditional altar to hold the ceremony in front of, one bride had the grand piano that she had learnt to play on as a child. Decorated with flowers it was gorgeously dramatic at the end of the aisle, and held a lot of meaning for the bride.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Scenic, beautiful, relaxed, rustic, charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Overlooking Carsington Reservoir

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

We have hosted a gold medal winning Olympian!

What’s your favourite canapé?

A classic scotch egg

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ice cream cookie sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The ability to choose everything yourself, to build your dream wedding! We have no constraints on the marquee/tipi, caterers or decorations. We don't even charge corkage!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How unique each wedding is that we host, since we don't force couples to conform to a cookie-cutter template. It is fantastic to see how different each wedding is, all tailored to suit the individual couple.