The Setting

Upper House is a unique hunting lodge turned wedding venue hidden under Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park.

With a Medieval Great Hall dating from 1430, an original wayside Inn and a stunning central courtyard, Upper House has a long tradition in hosting select gatherings designed to delight and entertain.

Beautifully restored for weddings, you have all the comforts of a contemporary venue fused with the features and romance of a medieval ambiance.

Isolated in the 6,000 acre Kinder Estate in the North West of the Peak District in Derbyshire, Upper House feels a world away from anywhere. However the house is conveniently located from all amenities. The house is just 45 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre and Airport; 28 miles from Sheffield and 50 miles from Chester.

The Vibe

Style of Venue

Wrapped around a stunning central courtyard, Upper House comprises a Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, Tipi, Stretch Tent, Gardens and Luxurious Accommodation for up to 28 guests. This Castle’s long history is truly fascinating, Upper House was the secret hideaway of the biggest industrialists, politicians, royals, authors and intellectuals from the the turn of the 20th Century, and later was where Agatha Christie came to devise her legendary plots.

Facilities & Capacity

This national treasure is available for exclusive private hire for the whole weekend. It specialises in exquisite smaller weddings for up to 44 guests, and hosts a limited number of larger three day wedding celebrations for up to 130 people.

The castle can accommodate up to 28 guests in unparalleled luxury and spectacular surroundings. There are four licensed ceremony spaces, two in the House and Hall, and two outside licensed spaces beneath the Clock Tower in the courtyard and the Solstice Tower overlooking Kinder Reservoir.

Upper House is part of Derbyshire’s Accessible Derbyshire scheme and publish their disability statement on their website. They provide Changing Place facilities, or disabled toilets for guests free of charge, Disabled care assistants receive all meals and drinks free of charge for the duration of the wedding. Guide dogs are welcome and they dedicate a member of staff to Next Generation Text services for the sight impaired. They have disabled parking spaces. They train staff to meet the needs of sensory sensitive guests or dementia sufferers and offer peaceful spaces for guests to retreat to. Their wheelchair access statement contains all measurements and photos of the access points and they provide ramps. They also have ground level accommodation and ground level ceremony spaces and entertainment spaces.

Services Offered

Upper House only hosts a few larger celebrations a year, and you can be assured of the staff’s full attention and assistance leading up to your event. In order to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable weekend for everybody:

  • Events are fully catered from the moment of your arrival
  • Two large bespoke tipis are included for hosting your wedding feast
  • Couples and their suppliers are supported throughout the planning process
  • Access to the property is available the week prior to your event


From arrival brunch, to welcome suppers, five course wedding feast, sumptuous afternoon tea and farewell breakfasts, The Upper House Bijoux and Halcyon wedding packages provide the ultimate in weekend hospitality, supplied by a choice of the finest caterers in the North West. All meals are served in a choice of stunning kitchen and dining areas.

There is a fully stocked bar in the original wayside Inn, plus a delightful bar in the Woodstore, available for your signature drinks, bespoke Kinder Cocktails, or preferred real ales, as you require. With a wine cellar of over 75 wines, all wines and bubbles can be ordered in advance for all parts of your stay. Upper House also includes their own carbonated and still Kinder spring water as complimentary, served in bespoke glass bottles.