The Priest House by the River

£1,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
42 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
£400 Off
Bridebook Deal
only 8 weeks left
Seasonal Offer Available
Just £4500
Bridebook Deal
only 26 days left
Midweek Offer Available
Just £6000
Bridebook Deal
only 26 days left
Free Canapes & Ceremony room
£400 Off
A charming country house, stunning riverside setting and a licence to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships: we have all the right ingredients for that dream wedding.
The Priest House by the River Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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(price per head)

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Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included

(total price)

Prices Start At
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
The Priest House by the River Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Pet Friendly
Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
The Priest House by the River Full Description
- Set in a tranquil and stunning location on the banks of the River Trent, The Priest House’s history is a rich one that can be traced back almost 1,000 years. - Built around a mill tower with its very own water wheels, this 42 bedroom hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic, picture perfect wedding. - Come and visit our wedding team to see how we can help you plan the wedding of your dreams, offering small intimate weddings to large receptions from a range of packages to bespoke quotations for something a little more casual.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Antonia
Hi all! You have come across one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding in the East Midlands... right on the River Trent. The perfect place to get hitched and a pretty good wedding planning team too(!) I have been in the industry for 9 years now so know all the tips and tricks to plan the perfect wedding day. Get in touch, come and have a look!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Martin & Michaela
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
We had the greatest day
We absolutely loved it! We want to thanks absolutely everyone who helped both in the lead up and on the day. We had the greatest day and will be back for sure for food, compliments all round from our guests too.
Claire & Steve
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
We’d happily have the day all over again
We all had the most wonderful weekend, right back to the evening before as well. Every guest has said they had the most amazing time and how lovely the venue was. No one wanted to go home the next morning and we’d happily have the day all over again. Steve and I are planning to book a night in July.
Jenny & Martin
Happy couple married in April
June 2023
We had a wonderful day
Thanks so much. We had a wonderful day, and would like to say a special thanks to Dean and Lauren who really made our day fantastic from when they came on at lunch time.
Joe & Kerri
Happy couple married in April
May 2023
A great day
Thank you it was a great day, everyone had a lovely time! Thanks for all your help pulling the planning together. Everything went to plan and it all happened as it should have done! Dean was fab with our daughter Isla bless him and George was really great too, definitely a great young project manager in the making! We were already back for coffee the other day and the girls wanted to get married again! I’m sure we’ll be back for a dinner on the beautiful terrace soon.
Ady & Lorraine
Happy couple married in March
April 2023
The best decision we made
Thank you for making our day so special. Everyone in the hotel went above and beyond ensuring Ady & I were where we needed to be. Hats off to the catering and kitchen crew, the food was amazing! Everyone else helped us and our guests throughout their stay. We loved celebrating our day at the priest house and is the best decision we made. Thank you
Carol & Terry
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Exceptional Wedding
Thank you for helping us to produce an exceptional wedding. Our guests are still talking about it and mention that the Priest house was the perfect venue

Wedding Open Evening

18th January 2024
Our Wedding Open Evenings are available to showcase the beautiful spaces available, see our amazing venue set up for a wedding and meet our knowledgeable team. Booking essential

Priest House Wedding Fayre

25th February 2024
Join us on 25th February 12:00-16:00 for our wedding fayre, where a selection of our favorite local suppliers will be here exhibiting and ready to meet you to answer any questions Booking essential
The Priest House by the River Location & Contact Details


Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RR, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J24

Nearest Train Station

East Midlands Parkway

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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The Priest House by the River Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Priest House by the River?

All our weddings are great in different ways - I always build such an amazing relationship with the couples that I would not be able to choose!!

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

Just remember, it is your day. No one else's. Make the decisions that make you happy.

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

I love hearing peoples ideas on favours, whether its personalised m&ms, to diffusers & even homemade cake!! Love a good powerpoint from the best man though, cannot beat those funny memories!

Describe The Priest House by the River in 5 adjectives

Classy, Traditional, Picturesque, Fun, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at The Priest House by the River?

In front of the river... beautiful backdrop

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Priest House by the River?

Not at a wedding but Johnny Vegas popped in! And we got a glimpse of Keanu Reaves in our Millstream Bar!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Breaded Brie is my absolute fave! And our mini yorkshires with beef inside... yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Love a good antipasti board. Or a bacon cob depending on how many drinks you've had!!

What is The Priest House by the River most unique feature?

The listed building with our spiral staircase up to the bridal suite is always a winner. Perfect for photographs.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our committed team from the planners, to the chefs, to the waiting staff. We do everything possible to make your day what you dream of.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftBar Extension 2023
Bridebook Special OfferBook your wedding for 2023 for a complimentary Bar Extension until 1am