The Riding School

from £6,975
Ivy House Weddings are proud to present; The Riding School. An exclusive and unique Grade I listed venue nestled within 600 acres of stunning Derbyshire parkland on the Calke Abbey estate.
from £6,975
  • Venue hire and use of 600 acres of spectacular grounds and gardens including the enchanting orangery for photographs
  • Professional, experienced and knowledgeable event managers to support you through your planning process
  • Full set up and co-ordination of your special day
  • A joint, one year National Trust membership

Package prices vary and can be tailored to suit each individual couple, their tastes and budgets. The option to not book a package is also available.

The Riding School is corkage free and an extensive drinks package is also available.

For a personal quote please contact the venue and mention Coco
Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 160
  • Dinner Capacity : 160
  • Standing Capacity : 240
  • Licensed for Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : In-house
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : Sleeps 28
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : No
  • Late License : 11pm
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact venue for late availability and exclusive offers
Contact Details
The Riding School
DE73 7LE

The Setting

The Riding School is situated within the picturesque and historic Grade I listed, Calke Abbey estate in the stunning Derbyshire countryside. The venue is surrounded by unique courtyards, incredible grounds complete with free roaming sheep and cattle. The exquisite gardens and the enchanting orangery lend themselves to be the perfect backdrop for your incredible wedding photographs.

The estate is within easy reach of the M1 motorway and is only a short 15 minute drive from East Midlands Airport.

The Vibe

With its bare brick walls, exposed oak beams and stunning original high windows that allow the natural light to pierce through, the Riding School is an utterly unique wedding venue and is the perfect blank canvas to start planning the wedding of your dreams.

The Riding School is such a versatile space that suits every style, if you are looking for a rustic feel for your day or you are searching for a little piece of country glamour, maybe you’re a dreamy boho chic couple or you want to go all out with over-the-top florals, chandeliers, sequins and neon signage the Riding School is the venue for you!

There is nothing better than welcoming excited guests to the Riding School ready to see the happy couple say I do and for the couple, knowing that every last detail has been taken care of by their experienced event managers means that they can relax and enjoy their special day with their guests.

The happy couple say I do under the high windows surrounded by their nearest and dearest and can then enjoy an abundance of delicious canapés and fizz to celebrate. A flurry of confetti follows as the couple disappear to explore the grounds and gardens with their photographer. With a stunning backdrop at every turn, the gardens will leave you spoilt for choice. The gardens boast a spectacular orangery and quirky greenhouses. Walls are lined with an abundance of wisteria and the manicured boarders are always alive with fragrant flowers. The incredible, original auricula theatre is the only one of it’s kind in the country and no matter what the season is always the perfect backdrop for a photo or two.

A huge cheer will erupt as the couple return to join their guests for the speeches and a delicious wedding feast that has been designed especially for them by their talented in-house catering team.

As the day passes, it’s time for the evening guest arrival, the cutting of the cake, and the romantic first dance before everyone dons their dancing shoes and parties the night away!

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from £6,975