Upper House, Derbyshire

£16,000 - £27,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
12 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Upper House is a beautiful wedding venue with accommodation set in the magnificent rural setting of Kinder Scout, in the Peak District National Park.
Upper House, Derbyshire Pricing & Costs

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Arrival is from 10.00 Friday until departure at 13.00 on Sunday. You may wish to add activities to your weekend on this arrival day, perhaps with a shooting experience in our licensed woodland grounds, or a walk on Kinder from the doorstep. Or guests can simply relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the surroundings and make the most of the house and of course, the company on this special weekend together. Guests may enjoy a sumptuous dinner on the terrace overlooking their private Reservoir, or in the house dining room. Guests can retire to their luxury bedrooms at their leisure, and find our complimentary Kinder Spring Water at their bedsides, luxury towels, slippers and bathrobes, alongside Bath House dispensables in all of the stunning bathrooms on the Friday before the big day on the Saturday. The Wedding Day may then begin in each of the five resident kitchens within the house itself, allowing you to get ready for the day ahead at your own pace and in complete privacy. Artisan teas and coffees are available to help yourselves to. Now its time to bring everyone together in the Entertaiment spaces to enjoy your special celebrations, your dedicated wedding co-ordinator will help you plan your special day throughout your booking process. Say goodnight to your non resident guests at 12:30a, and why not carry on the party in the house. The finally enjoy a leisurely morning post wedding with a 13:00pm check out on the Sunday.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Guest accommodation included
Upper House, Derbyshire Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Upper House, Derbyshire Full Description
Upper House is a historic castellated fortress set within the tranquil and intimate surroundings of 30 acres of private woodland. Standing alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. The sweeping driveway to the front of the property drops away to a breath-taking view of Kinder Reservoir. These incredible surroundings create a truly outstanding backdrop for your special day. Wrapped around a stunning central courtyard, Upper House comprises a Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, gardens & luxurious accommodation for up to 28 guests. It’s long history is the truly fascinating, Upper House was the secret hideaway of the biggest industrialists, politicians, royals, authors and intellectuals from the the turn of the 20th Century, & later was where Agatha Christie came to devise her legendary plots. Isolated in the 6,000 acre Kinder Estate in the North West of the Peak District in Derbyshire, Upper House feels a world away from anywhere. However the house is conveniently located from all amenities. The house is just 45 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre and Airport; 28 miles from Sheffield and 50 miles from Chester. This venue has been described as one off Britain’s hidden treasures & one of the wedding industry’s best kept secrets.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Georgia
Welcome to Upper House, if you have any questions or would like to book a viewing, please contact us on: email: [email protected] Telephone: 07973781513 Thank you!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Chris and Jini
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Worth every penny!
Had the most amazing wedding here. Worth every penny.
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Best day of our life.
We got married at Upper House and it was an amazing weekend. Upper House is tastefully and beautifully restored, you couldn’t find a better setting for a wedding. Staying the weekend really enhanced our wedding because it’s difficult to get a chance to speak to everyone on the wedding day. Best day of our life.
Victoria and Gavin
Happy couple married in May
May 2018
Honestly, 5 stars isn't enough!!
We had the most amazing wedding day here in May. Honestly, 5 stars isn't enough. When we first visited Upper House we were blown away by how beautiful the venue is and also by the amazing views. The venue is immaculate and there are so many stunning details which you notice each time you visit. Our guests had an amazing time here and we have had so many lovely comments about our day. Georgia, Nicola and Ellie couldn't do enough for us throughout the planning process and also throughout the day itself. It was very refreshing to meet owners of a venue that genuinely want you to have the best day and make you feel so welcome. This venue is not your typical 'wedding factory' which is extremely rare and a unique find. If you are thinking of visiting Upper House we are sure you will absolutely love it. Please also bear in mind there is limited availability throughout the year so book to view sooner rather than later as dates will book up quickly. Thank you for everything Georgia, Nicola & Ellie. We will have to come back and visit one day. Mr & Mrs Howarth
Stephanie and Mark
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
Dream Venue!
Myself and Mark would like to firstly say a huge thank you again to the lovely team at Upper House. Nicola, Georgia and Paul, from the start you were a huge help and easy to work alongside before and on our wedding weekend. I felt a massive sense of sadness when we left, I think it was because I knew I wouldn’t be coming up to Upper House anymore to visit the beautiful venue and plan my dream weekend. We as a family had a truly amazing time and are so lucky to have celebrated our day at Upper House. As a family we talk all the time about coming back and staying for the weekend. We will be back, we promise! We would love to hear have any events and open days … any excuse to come and visit Upper House again as we are so in love and always will be with our dream venue.
Mark Wilcox
Wedding: July
July 2016
Exceptional service and attention to detail.
Nicola, Georgia and Paul. I would like to thank you for your invaluable assistance during our stay at Upper House for Alix’s wedding weekend. I have never stayed anywhere in the world where my needs were met before I even knew I had them. Exceptional service and attention to detail. The house was stocked with every item we could of needed over the weekend. Our guests raved about the House and were very disappointed to have to leave on the Monday morning. With your assistance Alix’s wedding became the fairly tale experience I wanted for my daughter and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house during the ceremony. Thank you for your incredibly hard work. Best Regards, Mark Wilcox.
Sue and Shaun
Happy couple married in December
June 2016
It was all that we wanted and more!
Thank you for everything that you did behind the scenes and centre stage to ensure that all our guests had a wonderful time, the extra journeys you made to and from the village, the decorations, the fires, the flowers, the trees! The house and grounds looked amazing and people have not stopped talking about the ‘amazing venue’. The weekend was such fun and staying in the beautiful house for that duration gave both our families a lovey opportunity to unwind, relax and enjoy each others company. Shaun and I have so many fantastic memories and our wedding day, it was all that we wanted and more! Thank you for all your hard work – it did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We would be honoured to ever have opportunity to sing your praises and can’t wait to come back for a family weekend away. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so complete and totally magical. Sue and Shaun Penton.
Upper House, Derbyshire Location & Contact Details


Kinder Road, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 2LJ, England

Travel Notes

We will share directions and also have created a handy 'Guest Guide' for you to send out with your invites.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 and M60

Nearest Train Station

New Mills or Glossop Station

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Upper House, Derbyshire?

Every wedding we host at Upper House is spectacular ... it would be too hard to choose the best!

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

Have the 1st look of the spaces before your guests come into the room! You want to enjoy a moment to appreciate all the hard work that has gone into those spaces

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

Each guest had received an Agatha Christie Book as a wedding favour! The reason this was a nice touch is that Upper House used to be the residence of Agatha Christie's sister. Agatha Christie used to stay here often on holiday and we find a lot of references in her books to the surrounding areas (Miss Marple being one of them) and Upper House.

Describe Upper House, Derbyshire in 5 adjectives

Secret hideaway, historic, magical, grand and fun!

Where’s the best photo spot at Upper House, Derbyshire?

Overlooking the reservoir at sunset!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Upper House, Derbyshire?

Yes! ... but not spilling the beans!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Cheshire beef pie with a Guinness shot by Vanilla In All Seasons

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Stone baked Pizza's!

What is Upper House, Derbyshire most unique feature?

Great Hall.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The dedicated team that work very hard to ensure every wedding is beyond perfect!

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