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.