£1950 - £3250 for Venue Hire
Up to 116
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
This stunning Victorian Venue and grounds, steeped in history beauty and romance, all of which combine to create the perfect wedding location!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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You can tailor your requirements from ceremony through to reception utilising any combination of our suites, the price includes all furniture to accommodate your guests, dressing of the tables and chairs and organza sash of your colour choice.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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All menu options are locally sourced, cooked and prepared on site, by our chefs & cooks. We can tailor to your requirements and are happy to devise unique menus to your taste
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

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


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
The Whitworth is a magnificent Victorian property and grounds which dates from 1890. founded and build by Lady Mary Louisa Whitworth the wife of renowned industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth, and is set within 10 acres of beautifully landscaped Parkland with ornamental ponds, bequeathed to the people of Darley Dale in perpetuity as a community, meeting and events centre, this charitable organisation has maintained the original ethos and ideals set out by the late Lady Whitworth while adapting to the changing needs of the local population. The Whitworth is easily accessible situated off the A6 along the main thoroughfare between Matlock and Bakewell in the historic and picturesque village of Darley Dale, nestled in the cusp of the Peak District National Park, a world heritage site, providing wonderful views of the surrounding valley. We can offer a myriad of different options from the intimate to the extravagant, from traditional to contemporary, Midweek or weekend, seasonal touches, casual or formal, hosting within the building or in marquees within the grounds. The Whitworth is dedicated to creating an unforgettable wedding that is the culmination of your unique celebration.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Kim Launert
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding, thank you for considering The Whitworth as a venue for your special day. We can provide beautiful venue spaces & can accommodate most ideas that you have for your wedding day. The mature park & terrace can be used for reception drinks, photos & is a great space for you & your guests. We can build bespoke packages for you if you have specific ideas. If you would like to view, please let me know some suitable dates.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Andrea & George
Happy couple married in October
February 2022
The best day ever!
hank you so much for all your help and support to create THE BEST DAY EVER! You went above and beyond to make everything run so smoothly. We are all very grateful!
Nik & Dan
Happy couple married in June
July 2021
Our day was absolutely magical!
Our day was absolutely magical. After a whole lot of stress and having to postpone our day thanks to Covid, Melissa and the team were incredible. The wedding breakfast was delicious, everything we needed was sorted for us and our day was just perfect. The weather even held out so that we could get loads of photos in the grounds as well as the beautiful building. We loved every minute of it. Thank you so much to Melissa for making it happen!
Julia & David
Wedding: November
July 2021
Thank you!
Thank you for helping to make Emily and Jacks' day so special. All your hard work was much appreciated. All the best for your future events.
Rosemary & Simon
Happy couple married in September
July 2021
It was all that we wanted it to be!
We wanted to say a special 'Thank you' to you for making our Silver Wedding Party special: it was all that we wanted it to be. The food was great and your team were extremely helpful- quite a few guests said so too! Everything was perfect and The Whitworth is a super venue!
Rameesa & Matt
Happy couple married in July
July 2021
Super flawless!
Wanted to write you a postcard to thank you for everything you did for us on our special day. All the guidance and care was appreciated and made it super flawless. We are on our honeymoon on the isle of Arran after climbing Ben Nevis on the Monday after the wedding.
Carly & Ben
Happy couple married in June
July 2021
Everything was perfect!
Thank you so much for everything you did, not only on our wedding day but in the run up to it as well. The rooms, the food, organisation and everything was perfect! Thank you!
Location & Contact Details


Station Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ, England

Travel Notes

Situated along the A6 nestled between Matlock & Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dales

Nearest Town

Darley Dale

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J28/29

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Harry Potter themed wedding!

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

Clarify everything, you can never ask too many questions.

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

Flash mob choir

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, grandiose, adaptable, scenic, elegant.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Numerous photo opportunities, throughout the building and grounds, however the steps at the rear of the building leading into the park are a bridal favourite

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

All our Brides & Grooms are our celebrity guests

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The vaulted ceiling and balcony in the ballroom suite

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The community & charitable aspect