The Fox & Goose Inn on Pudding Pie Hill

£300 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are conducting viewings and weddings within the current government guidelines. Our Orangery and Private Terrace are ideal for intimate ceremonies and receptions when permitted. We have a special reduced mid-week rate Monday to Thursday for intimate ceremonies upto March 2021
Exclusive Bridebook Deal
Bridebook Couple Discount
Complimentary House Champagne
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Midweek Offer Available
Just £500
Pudding Pie Hill has the most breath-taking panoramic views of the Peak District and Derbyshire. A countryside venue licensed for ceremonies with a private function suite and Marquee / Tipi facilities
Pricing & Costs

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The most common venue hire price is for our Outdoor Ceremonies and Embankment and our Private Abbey Suite for £1650. Our all day Abbey Suite or Orangery hire charges are £750 Our Private Abbey Suite including late licence for an Evening Reception is just £300 Our Full Venue is included private for Monday to Thursday Weddings but the entire site including the whole of the Fox & Goose is £3000. This is often chosen for Autumn / Winter weekend weddings in preference to a Marquee or Tipi on the embankment in Spring & Summer months.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
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We have a fantastic Nibbles Menu to fill in gaps in the day - Derbyshire Tapas Canapes, Stonebaked Pizza Slices, Bacon or Pork Cobs & Chips, our Homemade Cookie Factory or evening a Cheeseboard & Wedding Cake Option at the end of the evening! Our 3 Course Traditional Wedding Breakfasts average at around £45pp. Our most popular choice is our Famous Hogroast Banquet which includes full BBQ, Salads, Veggie and Vegan Options. This can be served either for your Evening Guest or in place of a Wedding Breakfast and works out at under £25pp for 75 to 100 guests or more.

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Number of Guests Included
We create the perfect bespoke package for you. With our flexible approach the style and flow of your special day is totally in your hands. Whether it is a full traditional day including and indoor or outdoor Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast and Hogroast Banquet or just an Evening Reception with one of our Supper Menus we have many options to choose from.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Our venue incorporates the historic Fox & Goose Inn, one of the oldest hostelries in Derbyshire with an abundance of charm and character. It was presented to the Monks of Beauchief Abbey in a license granted by Richard II in 1392. We have maintained some of our original features which are still visible throughout the venue, making it one of the most historical and idyllic venues in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas for your wedding day. For those of you who don’t want to miss a moment of our beautiful surroundings and stunning views, not only do we have the Abbey Suite, the Orangery and the Priory Room, we have the perfect setting on Pudding Pie hill for an intimate occasion or a spectacular Marquee or Tipi wedding for up to 250 guests and anything in between. We understand that Marquee weddings may traditionally be held during the warmer months, but our facilities and impeccable attention to detail allows couples and guests to enjoy the surroundings whatever the weather may be. Our marquee is framed by our impressive woodland area and enjoys the benefit of its own outside seating area, with our manicured lawns, a sublime spot for your guests to enjoy the views of Derbyshire and when the evening draws in you and your guests will be blown away by the most breath-taking sunset. Every Marquee wedding can be tailored to suit your personal tastes and vision for your day, because after everything, it is YOUR day. You and your guests will be the Crowning Point of Pudding Pie Hill.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Craig Lynch, Proprietor
Thank you for taking the time to view our venue. We offer a personalised service to couples who would like to create their own special day and can offer 3 guarantees : 1. Panoramic Views of the Peak National Park to create stunning memories. 2. Exclusivity - you will be the only bride and groom at the venue on your day. 3. The very best attention from my team at all times.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Cheryl & Alan Maddison
Married in May 2021
June 2021
Perfect day to remember
We could not have asked for a more perfect location to celebrate our special day with our family and friends. The staff at the Fox & Goose went out of their way to ensure our day was just as we wished for. Nothing was too much trouble for them, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The meal was gorgeous with plenty for all to enjoy. We would highly recommend this venue as a perfect location to enjoy a perfect day.
Married in October 2019
December 2020
Best Night of our Lives
Just got married here at the weekend. We had decided on this historic coaching inn after checking out various alternatives across the East Midlands, having ruled out anywhere we'd already been to a friend's occasion at. We agreed on this place almost immediately after walking through the door, in part because of the cosy atmosphere and very welcoming staff. The gorgeous views across to moorland and down across the town of the Spire-ites, over to Bolsover Castle and beyond to the Trent Valley were what really swung it for us.The staff and owner could not have done more to make our day & night special. A change of wedding planner between us booking and the event made us a little nervous at first, but Louise, her replacement, did a cracking job of making sure everything ran smoothly. The DJ also ensured he played a mix of absolutely everything we and our guests wanted, from the usual soulful wedding stuff, indie and hip hop tracks from our formative years, to blazing D&B. Seems almost superfluous to say, thanks everyone at the F&G for helping to make this the best night of our lives
Jasmine & Tom
Married in September 2019
September 2019
A Fairytale Wedding!
My husband and I got married here and it was a truly magical day. A lot of this was down to Lynne our wedding co-ordinator and the friendly team at The Fox and Goose. From the moment we chose the venue, we were made to feel very welcome whenever we came for leisure or wedding prep purposes. Lynne made us feel comfortable and confident about our special day. She helped to make us feel relaxed by answering all our questions big and small. The day before we left her with all of our carefully prepared decor which she used so well to create 'our' wedding and even added her own touches that gave it the 'wow' factor. She really was our Fairy Godmother - she even went beyond the call of duty by redesigning my dress for the first dance. Fox and Goose is a wonderful venue , I would recommend to any bride and groom. It has stunning views, delicious food and most importantly a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Katharine & Paul
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Absolutely Faultless
We had our wedding at the F&G on Friday - it was fantastic! We fell in love with this beaut venue perched upon Pudding Pie Hill. Our guests did too - especially loving the view downhill towards town whilst enjoying their welcome drinks. Lynne was fantastic before, during and after. Approachable and honest. She has this way of turning your ideas into a reality - however odd you think they may be. I was an absolute mess on the day, I have never felt as nervous or as on edge, Lynne was there every step of the way. I can't thank her enough. Any questions I had on the run up she answered quickly and easily which is what every bride needs! The food was also delicious! Everyone loved the hog roast and accompaniments. They also drew many compliments. The organisation was spot on and everything was handled professionally. The staff make this place, everyone is so friendly. Shout out to Tristan who helped us out on more than one occasion. The venue is a quaint delight, the staff spot on and the food amazing. We could not have asked any more of the Fox and Goose. We will be back for food and drinks. Thank you xx
Katie & Darryl
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Wedding of the Year!
Two of my best friends held their wedding here on August 2nd 2018! The wedding was amazing! Lynne did a wonderful job of organising the day and the team that looked after us all on the day were also incredible and could not do enough for us! A beautiful venue, wonderful views, brilliant staff and the food was also excellent. Thank you to all involved for all your hard work. Would highly recommend this venue!
Married in August 2019
December 2020
Staff were Brilliant
Attended one of the best weddings here in August it was in a teepee and the food was fantastic and the staff were brilliant
Location & Contact Details


Wigley , Derbyshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1, Junction 29

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We had a Wedding in April 2018 where 2 local paramedics got married. A few months before the wedding the Brides dad suffered a cardiac arrest and the groom did CPR until the ambulance arrived and saved his now Father in Laws life. Their wedding was a local news story as her dad was able to walk her down the aisle. It was a very emotional and beautiful day and was actually on the local news. I still stay in contact with this couple.

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

Always make sure you listen to your hearts and do what you want to do, not what everybody else thinks you should do.

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

Homemade cake pops for every guest..... the bride spent hours making 100's of cake pops.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Scenic, Rural, Versatile,

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Up on the hill with breath-taking views of the Peak District

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Pulled Pork Nacho

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chip Butties

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Panoramic Views

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How our wedding business is expanded over the last few years.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferChampagne