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Shiningford offers complete privacy for your celebrations, in the most peaceful of surroundings. In a beautiful rural location, it has grounds for tipi or marquee weddings.
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Weekend hire includes accommodation for up to 35 people for 3 nights, along with use of the grounds for your marquee or tipi wedding rec...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
06:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
The fairytale venue of Shiningford is situated down a private tree-lined drive, just a stone's throw from Carsington Water. Shiningford is comprised of a large Manor House with 8 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms, The Tack Room with an additional 2 en-suite double bedrooms, and The Stables with 5 double bedrooms. The whole complex can sleep 34 guests, but has stunning grounds with space for a marquee or tipi to host your wedding reception for anywhere up to 300 guests. With exclusive use of Shiningford, you have the freedom to create your own special weekend, choosing caterers, marquee, flowers etc. We can help with recommended suppliers, but you are welcome to pick what is best for you, and we do not charge corkage. There are 3 possible spaces that you can put up a marquee, sperry tent or tipi, along with a field for guest car parking. Our weekend hire runs from Friday to Monday, giving you time to relax with your close friends and family, and enjoy the hot tubs and outdoor swimming pool. You can even extend your stay to a full week, for the holiday feel of a destination wedding without the expense and stress of travel. Shiningford is dog-friendly and has a children's play area, so everyone is welcome.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carla
If you are looking for a beautiful wedding that you can put your own touches on, Shiningford is for you. Set in picturesque surroundings, it provides the perfect location for a wedding. With three places for a marquee or tipi, you can plan the wedding of your dreams. Our Shiningford couples tend to want a relaxed outdoor wedding, with complete privacy and surrounded by countryside.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Andrew and Ceri
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Nothing was too much trouble
Thank you so much for allowing us to have our wedding at Shiningford. It's such a beautiful property & will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for all ...
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Clair and Peter
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Insanely perfect
We had the most incredible weekend at Shiningford Farm, I honestly cannot put into words how perfect the venue was. We got so many compliments for the venue on the day an...
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Lucy L.
Married in November 2018
March 2019
The friendliest and most efficient venue
Thanks for all your help so far, you've been amazing. I also wanted to add that you guys are by far the friendliest and most efficient venue we've dealt with. You wouldn'...
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Elin D.
Married in September 2018
March 2019
Definitely consider for your big day
SUCH a beautiful setting for our wedding a few weeks ago. We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable and fun place to stay for the weekend of our exciting event, and a...
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The Tolleys
Married in August 2018
March 2019
This is the perfect location
Wow – what an incredible weekend to have the wedding of a lifetime. We struck very lucky with the weather but even without that I’m still convinced it would have been ama...
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Amy S.
Married in June 2018
March 2019
Absolutely stunning
We recently held our wedding celebrations at Shiningford. The weekend was amazing and the accommodation was absolutely stunning. From when we booked the venue - all corre...
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Location & Contact Details


Carsington, Derbyshire, England

Travel Notes

Opposite the turning for Carsington Village, turn off by the sign for Sheepwash car park. Bear right and continue down the long tree-lined road, where you'll find the beautiful drive that leads to Shiningford.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Wirksworth or Derby

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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

Don't panic or stress if you don't have everything sorted 6 months in advance. We know lots of local suppliers and can help you turn things around in no time, so enjoy the process and go at your own pace.

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

Instead of a traditional altar to hold the ceremony in front of, one bride had the grand piano that she had learnt to play on as a child. Decorated with flowers it was gorgeously dramatic at the end of the aisle, and held a lot of meaning for the bride.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Scenic, beautiful, relaxed, rustic, charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Overlooking Carsington Reservoir

What’s your favourite canapé?

A classic scotch egg

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ice cream cookie sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The ability to choose everything yourself, to build your dream wedding! We have no constraints on the marquee/tipi, caterers or decorations. We don't even charge corkage!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How unique each wedding is that we host, since we don't force couples to conform to a cookie-cutter template. It is fantastic to see how different each wedding is, all tailored to suit the individual couple.