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The Whitworth Centre

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£400 - £1500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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This stunning Victorian Venue and grounds, steeped in history beauty and romance, all of which combine to create the perfect wedding location!
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You can tailor your requirements from ceremony through to reception utilising any combination of our suites, the price includes all furn...
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All menu options are locally sourced, cooked and prepared on site, by our chefs & cooks. £19.95 per person for a 2-course wedding brea...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
The Whitworth Building is a magnificent Victorian property and grounds which dates from 1890. founded and build by Lady Mary Louisa Whitworth the wife of renowned industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth, and is set within 10 acres of beautifully landscaped Parkland with ornamental ponds, bequeathed to the people of Darley Dale in perpetuity as a community, meeting and events centre, this charitable organisation has maintained the original ethos and ideals set out by the late Lady Whitworth while adapting to the changing needs of the local population. The Whitworth is easily accessible situated off the A6 along the main thoroughfare between Matlock and Bakewell in the historic and picturesque village of Darley Dale, nestled in the cusp of the Peak District National Park, a world heritage site, providing wonderful views of the surrounding valley. We host regular bridal fairs at the Whitworth which are full of experienced wedding planning professionals great contacts, services and amenities available in the area. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other couples and share ideas and tips on your big day. We can offer a myriad of different options from the intimate to the extravagant, from traditional to contemporary, Midweek or weekend, seasonal touches, casual or formal, hosting within the building or in marquees within the grounds. The Whitworth is dedicated to creating an unforgettable wedding that is the culmination of your unique celebration.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: liam coleman
Congratulations on your forth coming wedding, thank you for considering the Whitworth as a venue for your special day. We can provide beautiful grandiose suites & can accommodate most ideas that you have for your wedding day. The mature park & terrace can be used for reception drinks, photos & is a great space for you & your guests. We can build bespoke packages for you if you have specific ideas. If you would like to view, please let me know some suitable dates.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


Station Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ, England

Travel Notes

situated along the A6 nestled between Matlock Bath & Bakewell, in the Derbyshire Dales

Nearest Town

darley dale

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J28/29

Nearest Train Station

matlock bath

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Harry Potter themed wedding

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

clarify everything, you can never ask to many questions.

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

flash mob choir

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

beautiful, grandiose, adaptable, scenic, elegant.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

numerous photo opportunities, throughout the building and grounds, however the steps at the rear of the building leading into the park are a bridal favourite

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

All our Brides & Grooms are our celebrity guests

What is your venue's most unique feature?

the vaulted ceiling and balcony in the ballroom suite

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The community & charitable aspect

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10% discount on room hire