Of all the wonderful counties that make up the UK, Derbyshire is perhaps one of the best suited for playing host to unique, romantic weddings that will have guests swooning and couples feeling as if they’re in their own personal fairytale. At Kemp & Kemp Catering, we’ve had the pleasure of catering countless Derbyshire weddings, and we never fail to be swept up in the romance, drama, and whimsy that they undoubtedly offer in bucket-loads.
If you’re more practically-minded, however, and not so easily swayed by talk of atmosphere and romance, you’ll be pleased to hear that Derbyshire has the winning hand in terms of practicality too. With easy access via motorway, train and even air, the county is ideally situated in the middle of the country so that – no matter where your guests are travelling from – they are guaranteed an easy journey. With such great travel connections, a rich and vibrant history, stunning venues and breathtaking scenery, there really is so much to love about Derbyshire.
There are so many stunning, unique venues in Derbyshire that you really are spoilt for choice! Whether you’re on the hunt for somewhere steeped in history, somewhere in the wilderness to immerse yourself in nature, or something with a more modern twist, Derbyshire has it all. Boasting internationally adored heritage stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall, Hardwick Hall and Calke Abbey, it’s no wonder that film and TV productions can’t get enough of the Derbyshire fantasy. From countless Jane Austen adaptations to (most recently) even a Mission Impossible, the county has been home to its fair share of star studded productions, and it’s easy to see why!
Your Derbyshire wedding is your chance to be the star of the show, to bring your own fairytale to life and kick off your happily every after! Looking for some inspiration? Why not consider a light-filled orangery to allow you to soak up the natural surroundings – without risking the rain! Decorate with lanterns for a summer evening celebration or fairy lights for a cosy, winter wonderland wedding. Or, if you’re looking for something more stately, you could indulge in a grand celebration in the grounds of one of Derbyshire’s pristine country estates, such as Osmaston Park near Ashbourne or Locko Park near Derby, where you can feel like royalty for the day – we’ll cheers to that!
If grandeur isn’t your style, we encourage you to dive into Derbyshire and explore all that it has to offer. There are so many stunning, independent venues tucked away in the glorious countryside that it is easy to grab yourself a hidden gem! We don’t believe in strict, set wedding packages, (package A or package B? No thanks) and we love it when our couples go independent on their big day; building their perfect wedding from the ground up, complete with all the suppliers they’ve been dreaming of. There’s no better place to do this than delightful Derbyshire; we can certainly attest to it being home to a truly unique, brilliant and friendly family of the very best wedding suppliers in the country (ourselves included, of course)!
From rolling green hills to enchanting forests, from sparkling reservoirs to lush fields and everything in between, Derbyshire really does offer up the perfect idyllic backdrop for any country wedding. With the jewel in its countryside crown, of course, being the fabulous Peak District. With pristine landscapes for miles around, the Peaks are the ideal setting for a breathtakingly romantic ceremony – and will undoubtedly ensure your wedding photos are absolutely show-stopping! Why not take a trip to the dramatic Stannage Edge and have your very own Pride & Prejudice-worthy moment? Or head to Dovedale stepping stones for a romantic, watery photoshoot? Or even start the party ahead of the Big Day with a stag or hen do adventure in the great outdoors?
Whether you’re celebrating in a marquee atop a blustery mountain, in a quaint village hall, at a glamorous glamping ground, or at the grandest of country estates, we can top off the day with your dream wedding food. Allow us to wave our wonderful culinary wand and conjure up flavourful feasts to enchant and delight you and your guests! We specialise in good, honest food – tailored to your specifications – and made using only the freshest, finest ingredients.
Our friendly service, seamless organisation and sumptuous flavours often leave our couples, and their guests, decreeing that it’s the finest food they’ve ever tasted, just take a look at some of our testimonials, the proof is in the pudding, so to speak!
If you’re planning your dream Derbyshire wedding, get in touch today! We’d love to chat and discuss how we can help make your fairytale wedding a reality.
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