The Woodland Gardens

One of the most popular and longest standing wedding venues in Derbyshire, Makeney Hall have been working hard to be able to offer their brides an alternative setting for their wedding, out in the open and surrounded by the glorious Peak District. Here the wedding coordinator at Makeney Hall tells us all about their exciting new venture;

"The Woodland Gardens at Makeney Hall, for those couples who would like to combine the grandeur of the hall with the beautiful rolling fields around us, welcome to our outside ceremony area.

We think it’s so much more than just an outside ceremony area and to celebrate this we recently held an open week event to showcase our team’s hard work. We invited almost 30 suppliers to join us over seven days to dress our newly refurbished Milford Suite and have a sneak peek at The Woodland Gardens.

Idyllic Wedding Ceremony

Set amongst our fresh water ponds and mystical caves lies the structure, able to seat up to 100 people for the most idyllic wedding ceremony one could imagine. We think our guests should make the most of this setting and enjoy delicate canapes and the finest drinks amongst the trees and the view, then head on into the hall for a tasty meal and fine wine. Of course these are just our thoughts- we love to hear your ideas!

On day six of our week we held a fun shoot with local suppliers, Cathy from Boelle Events, Lou from The Greenery, Rachel and Clare from Beauty and the Brow and Saskia from Hair and Makeup by Saskia- all captured by the superbly talented Rick from Richard Gardner Photography. Botanical Themed and whimsical we just love the pictures Rick has captured- the very first images of The Woodland Gardens.”


Want to get in touch?

To enquire with us about The Woodland Gardens for your special day please contact their wedding team on 01332845703 or  email


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