Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement! Let us introduce Lea Green Centre as an ideal wedding venue…

The below information will help to give you an idea of what to expect from a wedding at the centre however you will have the flexibility to organise the day how you would like to. Our team are on hand to answer any queries you may have and we would be delighted to welcome you to the centre to show you around the site and talk about your requirements.

We have answered some frequently asked questions here. 

More about our 25 acre site

Lea Green is steeped in history with the first buildings on the site dating back to 1761. The main house was doubled in size in 1895 and now provides a variety of spaces for celebrations and accommodation. Previous visitors to the centre include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the England World Cup winning team of 1966.

You’ll be welcomed onto the impressive 25 acre site via our private driveway to reach the main house and there are lots of areas to explore for photo opportunities on the day including more intimate moments in the woodland circle or group photos on the lawn with the main house as a backdrop.

There are good transport links to Lea Green Centre with the M1 under 10 miles away and access via the A6 from Derby and Belper. There are regular bus services and railway stations at nearby Cromford, Whatstandwell and Ambergate.

Take a look at some photos of recent weddings in our online gallery here.

Your wedding ceremony

We have a civil ceremony licence which covers three areas within the centre: the oak panelled main lounge with open fireplace and staircase for a grand entrance, the dining room and the conference room with original architrave ceiling detail. We also welcome symbolic ceremonies which can be held either indoors or outdoors.

You can get married here any day of the week, subject to availability.

Couples will need to book a registrar through Derbyshire County Council within the Amber Valley region.

Other spaces on-site that can be used on the day include: chill out yurt, potting shed and cottage. 

Your wedding reception

You can hold your wedding reception in the dining room and/or meeting room, both are suitable spaces for a buffet or a band/dj setup. We have also found marquees to be popular on the lawned area adjacent to the dining room, where the doors can be opened for access.

As an example, your guests could be welcomed into the main lounge before seating for the ceremony in the dining room and then reception in a marquee or have the ceremony in the conference room and host the reception in the dining room. 

Catering

Our in-house team are able to provide catering for the day in the style of a wedding breakfast buffet or you are welcome to arrange your own catering.

Please view some sample menus below:

Guest accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options for your wedding party including private hire of the whole house, bedrooms within the main house and cottage and glamping. We also have on-site accessible accommodation in the form of a single story bungalow Meadow Lodge. There is plenty of parking on-site and we welcome assistance dogs.

Make full use of our facilities

Try something different and book some activities for your wedding party to take part in post ceremony. Our high and low ropes courses are popular as are buggies and we’ve even had a bride on the zip wire! We can also arrange for some team games to be laid out on the lawn.

We have a large soft play facility on-site in our sports hall which is ideal for children aged 3 years and over.

What have people said? 

“Thank you for all your hard work in preparing Lea Green for our special day. The help you gave us setting up and on the day.” Lee-Anne and James, bride and groom.

“What a lovely place to have a wedding. Thank you so much for making the day so special and for looking after all of us. You have left us with many memories.” Andrew & Liz, parents of the groom.

“We are so pleased we chose Lea Green for our wedding reception. From the off, the staff were friendly, professional and open to all our ideas. Lots of preparation was done before the day and everyone at Lea Green worked tirelessly to make sure our day ran perfectly. The building and grounds at Lea Green speak for themselves. Beautiful Derbyshire countryside and that striking building, which is beautiful inside and out; what more could you want? Adding activities to the day after our wedding was a fantastic added bonus. Our guests absolutely loved the ropes courses and it allowed us all to get together in the fresh air the next day.” Caroline, bride

“Everything went exactly as we wanted. Every member of staff was absolutely superb, and it was so lovely to be surrounded by such brilliant people. Lea Green was absolutely loved by everyone who came to the wedding and the day after was such good fun.” Michael, groom 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements…

Please call us on 01629 534561 or email leagreen.admin@derbyshire.gov.uk The team are available from Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm and we can accommodate a visit to the centre outside of these hours.

You can also complete the below enquiry form:

Wedding enquiry form