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 Lea Green however you will have the flexibility to organise your 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 venue to show you around the site and talk about your requirements.

We have answered some frequently asked questions here. 

Discover our 25 acre picturesque site on the doorstep of the Peak District

In a stunning location near to Matlock and Matlock Bath sits Lea Green, available for civil weddings and partnerships, vow renewals and receptions. Steeped in history the site dates back to 1761 and previous visitors include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the England World Cup winning team of 1966.

You’ll be welcomed onto the impressive site by a private driveway where you will find the grounds provide a host of opportunities for your photographer to capture lasting memories of your special day. Standout locations include the on-site woodland area and impressive 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 here

A bespoke experience 

Our team will tailor everything from the ceremony room layout to the menu to your individual requirements. 

Our civil ceremony licence offers a host of options for the marriage ceremony to take place and we also welcome symbolic ceremonies which can be held either indoors or outdoors. Choose from:

  • The oak panelled main lounge which features an open fireplace and staircase for a grand entrance (ideal maximum capacity 70) 
  • The dining room provides a light and airy impressive space (ideal maximum capacity 70)
  • The conference room has an original architrave ceiling detail and is ideal for more intimate ceremonies (ideal maximum capacity 40) 

Couples will need to book a registrar through Derbyshire County Council within the Amber Valley region. You can get married here any day of the week, subject to availability.

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

Let the celebrations begin!

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 attending the ceremony in the dining room and the reception in a marquee. Another option is to 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 your special day or you are welcome to arrange your own. If you do choose Lea Green for your catering you are welcome to sample some of your chosen dishes when planning your wedding.

We can tailor a variety of food options for the day which could include a traditional 3 course wedding breakfast, afternoon tea or a picnic on the lawn. Evening options to choose from include a hot or cold buffet or a bbq.

We cater for all dietary requirements so rest assured if you have guests who have gluten free or dairy free diets.

“Thanks for producing the Gluten free options. It was very good to be catered for in such a clear, direct and accommodating way.“

We can provide tables, chairs, linens, plates, limited glassware and cutlery. Chair covers and decorations are not provided and need to be supplied if you would like these.

Please view some sample menus below:

Guest accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options for your wedding party including: bedrooms within the main house, private hire of the whole house and glamping for something unique. 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 and we can arrange for some team games to be laid out on the lawn. 

We have a large soft play facility on-site suitable for children aged 3-11 years which is ideal for couples inviting families to their celebrations. 

All activities must be booked in advance of your wedding day. 

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 

“We wanted a venue where we could have the ceremony and the do in the same place. I really can’t praise the team enough. They helped our day run so smoothly and it was a fantastic venue which made the whole thing so memorable. The fact that we could, in essence, do what we wanted to ‘dress’ the venue and set it all up was great. Staff were open to our ideas and helped us with suggestions. We used the dining room for the ceremony, set out as we wanted. The staff then did a fantastic job of changing the room around to accommodate tables for our meal, in less than an hour. It looked fantastic. Throughout the evening they quietly and efficiently walked around ensuring there were enough chairs for people, topping up the tea/coffee etc, clearing plates. They were polite and friendly to everyone and extremely professional.” Bo, bride 

“To have the wedding at Lea Green meant so much to us both as we have both spent a great deal of our lives here and the staff at Lea Green are like our family. Lea Green is also such a unique venue that no one we know has used before. The surrounding area is beautiful and we loved the idea of a laid back, countryside wedding. The staff at Lea Green are also amazing and we knew they would be so lovely to work with and help make our day extra special.” Lianne and Dean, bride and 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 viewing of the venue outside of these hours. You can complete an online enquiry using the form below: 

Wedding enquiry form

If you already know that you want to book Lea Green for your wedding day, please secure your chosen date with our downloadable booking form: