Introduction

In the heart of the Amber Valley lies Makeney Hall tucked away amongst beautiful countryside.

We have a variety of inside areas available to you to say your precious vows in, including our newly refurbished Conservatory and Lavinia’s Suite. However, it’s our outside ceremony area, The Woodland Gardens, that is our most sought after wedding location at the hotel.

Set within 6-acres of stunning landscaped gardens and steeped in 18th Century history, Makeney Hall is as idyllic as it sounds. With a number of areas that are perfect for your wedding celebration - you’ll be spoilt for choice!

The Milford Suite is our largest suite and a blank canvas to create your individual wedding. The beauty is, it will compliment any colour scheme, from pastel palettes to bold colours. It can hold 140 day guests and 250 evening guests. The Milford Suite enjoys independence from the Hotel with its own grand entrance, bar, beautiful courtyard and 19 bedrooms for your nearest and dearest to retire to.

Criteria

The Need to Know
Ceremony Capacity
170
Breakfast Capacity
170
Reception Capacity
250
License for Marriage
Yes
Catering
Yes
Bar
Yes
Onsite Accommodtion
Sleeps 46
Child Friendly
Yes
Pet Friendly
Yes
Late License
1am
Exclusivity
Yes
Glamping
Yes
Marquee and Tipi
No
Bridal Prep Room
Yes
Gardens and Grounds
Yes

Outside Ceremony

The Conservatory and Lavinia’s Suite lend themselves to natural themes and lovers of the outdoors, and those who wish to immerse themselves in the true history of Makeney Hall. This stunning, adaptable suite accommodates 64 day guests, or 140 guests in the evening. The clean, fresh, wood panelled Lavinia’s Suite, with chandeliers and a grand fireplace, compliments the more formal ceremony beautifully, and when combined with use of the open and airy Conservatory, offers a wealth of choices. Both rooms are licensed for a Civil Ceremony.

Our outside ceremony area, The Woodland Gardens is truly special, and our personal favourite; we hope you will feel, like us, it could be the perfect setting for your special day. Keep reading and let us tell you more…

 

Chatting about your wedding

Our room hire prices vary depending on your wedding date. We would love to discuss every aspect of your special day, so pop in for a chat and we’ll create a bespoke proposal for you. Contact the team today to arrange a visit either by e-mail at weddings.makeney@shlhotels.com or call us on 0330 390 0492.

Reviews

Feedback on Makeney Hall Hotel

  • Elissa Brown
    18/07/2016

    Our wedding was on the 9th July at Makeney Hall. It was the most special day of my life and the staff were amazing. I would like to especially thank Chloe and Sam who prevented me from having a melt down! The food and drink were great. The grounds are beautiful and we had our photographs taken at the outside ceremony area which allowed our guests to sit and chat when they were not needed. Our bridal suit was beautiful, and our guests were pleased with their rooms as well. I would recommend Makeney Hall to anyone to get married. Thank you again to all the staff at Makeney Hall xx

  • Susan Smith
    05/12/2016

    My husband and I got Married in the Milford Suite at Makeney Hall on 4/12/2015 and it was amazing! We were not just confined to that one area, we used the gardens and the drawing room with the log fire too which made for some beautiful wedding photos. The staff were brilliant and any issues were solved easily. They will go that extra mile for you - I pointed out a couple of marks and tiny bit of damage on a wall in the Milford Suite and they ended up not only repairing the wall, but freshly painting the whole room for us too! The staff were on hand throughout the day, making sure everything was set up beautifully and running smoothly. The food was lovely too. We can't thank them enough for everything they did for us and we would, and already have, recommended Makeney Hall to friends. Thank you to all the staff at Makeney Hall for helping to make our day special :)

  • Carrieann and Gareth
    30/09/2017

    We both just wanted to say thank you very much for everything you did for us on both the wedding day and leading up to the wedding. You were very helpful and friendly and we’re so glad you were there to help us through. Everything was perfect and everyone has said how amazing the day was and how beautiful everything looked. The food was amazing and the room was stunning it was everything I’d imagined and more.
    I feel very sad that it’s now all over. I thoroughly enjoyed planning it all and we both loved the day, it flew by so fast. We both wish we could do it all over again.

  • Lisa and Roger
    28/08/2017

    We just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding day so amazing. You were so attentive, even though I wasn't relaxed at the end, I couldn't have done it without your help.
    We had so many complements about the food. The gin bar was amazing even though Roger and I only had 1! We were too busy mingling! Everyone enjoyed the day. Roger played piano in the end, which was amazing. Thank you for getting us ready at the last minute. It was a perfect day .

  • Ellen and Rob
    28/10/2017

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and support that made the wedding run so smoothly!
    Can't wait to see all the photos!

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