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Knockerdown Cottages

£2000 for a package
Up to 100
42 Bedrooms
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Knockerdown Cottages offer Exclusive or Part Use hire accommodation and stunning countryside location to make the start of your married life a weekend you and your guests will never forget.
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
Knockerdown Cottage Pricing - Are you looking for a Day Wedding, Mini Weekend Wedding OR a 3 night Weekend Wedding? Just remember when v...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Wedding Village
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Spa On-Site

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
knockerdown Cottages Situated in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Derbyshire countryside, beautiful lakes, and stunning backdrops - a wedding at Knockerdown Cottages is a breath of fresh air for you both from the moment you arrive into the courtyard to the last farewell down our picturesque driveway. The unique tranquility and attractive location of our venue is what couples love when they visit us. We accommodate for almost any wedding - guests will experience a dream wedding unfolding as our team work closely with the wedding party to ensure a perfect celebration is imagined, created and brought to life. From large parties for up to 100 guests with ceremony, marquee, catering and reception, to small intimate gatherings with cottage accommodation. We have the space and staff to accommodate for all wedding requirements just the way you both have planned - so they can have a great time while we do all the hard work. Our team will help to book local suppliers who we recommend for catering, decorating and entertainment needs - allowing for a stress-free, memorable wedding. There are plenty of areas for your guests to enjoy their freedom and admire the views. A ceremony in our plainly decorated Brackendale Room allows for a versatile backdrop where personal touches can be added to reflect a theme. The wedding breakfast can be held inside our events room with live music, fairy lights, table planners and caterers. The entertainment in a marquee/tipis and party in our Brackendale Room with DJ and ambient lighting - with a buffet to devour. For parties staying over a weekend, guests will naturally treat Knockerdown Cottages as ‘home from home’ - having the flexibility to come and go from their cottages, visit neighbours, the Spa, swimming pool, local attractions and hunt for the secret gate to the country pub! We can organise exclusive hire of the entire wedding site with no wedding couple hot on your tail!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona
We encourage you to bring your own ideas and make your day or weekend wedding dreams a reality. Ask your friends and family to help you, choose your own band, entertainment, decorations, food and drink to really make your guests feel special. We will help in any way we can or recommend a local business to make your ideas really come to life. We look forward to hearing from you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Jade & Asim
Married in November 2018
December 2018
You were my Rock!
Thank You Fiona, there are no words to describe how amazing you are!! You were my rock, my sanity and we simple couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so much for h...
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Jo & Ed
Wedding: September 2016
December 2018
The perfect day 🙂
On the 17th September 2016… A very early start for us! Driving through Derbyshire , round skinny country lanes, through tiny little towns, and finally arriving at Knocke...
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Lucy & Ben Edmundson
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Making our weekend become a Fairytale
Love to Justeen and all Knockerdown Family for making our weekend become a fairytale, thank you so so very much.❤❤❤🎉
Mr & Mrs Shepherd
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Fiona is THE BEST, wedding planner
I can highly recommend this venue and I’m sure my family and friends would too - we got married here on Saturday and had the most perfect weekend! My only regret is that ...
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Mr & Mrs Eagles
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Whole Team at Knockedown
And a huge thank you to Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown for making sure that everything ran so smoothly behind the scenes! It was a real pleasure working with you...
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Mr & Mrs Forryan
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Thank You So Much
Thank you so much for all your help at the weekend. I don’t think there was a single thing that Sarah was disappointed with and you really made a huge contribution toward...
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Location & Contact Details


Knockerdown, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NQ, England

Travel Notes

Knockerdown Holidays Cottages is situated near to Carsington Water Reservoir just outside of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Cromford. Matlock Bath. Whatstandwell. Derby is the 'main' train station

Nearest Airport

East Midlands Airport

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

As we are a DIY Wedding Venue, absolutely all of our weddings have been so unique in theme and style so it is impossible to compare! All our wedding couples bring their creative flair to dress the site in their own individual way, every week we walk into the Wedding Room and it looks like a completely different room to the week before.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

To fill in and check off all the questions on the information gathering forms for your event coordinator/wedding planner - when all of the points are ticked off, all parties will feel stress free and your special day will run as smooth as clock work!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love to see all the different table decorations and favours revolving around the theme of the Wedding, there have been some wonderful and quirky ideas seen on the tables. We also love all the 'extra' entertainment guests bring in like a Pop Up Movie Screen, Blow Up Rodeo, Photobooths, Novelty Bars... the sky really is the limit at Knockerdown Cottages.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning. Unique. Elegant. Similar to "A Midsummer's Night Dream" Fairytale

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Through the Avenue Of Trees or taking a romantic stroll down Badgers Walk.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

A Politician, and a Radio One DJ.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything by our recommended caterers made from all local produce.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Tucking into a treat from The Pudding Room opposite Knockerdown Cottages.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our wedding ceremony/reception room has stunning views of the Derbyshire Peak District through landscape conservatory style windows.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our personal touch and close relationships we build with all our guests.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountSpecial Offer - Book an Exclusive Use Hire Package in 2020 and spread your deposit over the first 3 months of booking valid until 31st March 2019
Bridebook Special OfferIf you choose a 60/90 Weekend Package then we offer a Spa Package for up to 5 guests on arrival day in the Brackendale Day Spa at Knockerdown Cottages