Heathy Lea is a unique and chic choice for an unforgettable wedding weekend in the heart of the Peak District. We offer you an intimate celebration with magnificent views at our "blank canvas" venue.


What is the venue capacity?

Heathy Lea is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 20 to 150 day and evening guests in one of two structures to host the all-important party, a Tipi or a Marquee.

How many do you sleep?

22/24 people depending on the combination of the number of people in beds etc. We have 5 Shepherd Huts and 4 Holiday Cottages.

Is there any corkage?

Not from us as a venue. You can bring all your own alcohol. If you book a bar company they will confirm if they charge any corkage.

When do we get the venue from?

Anytime from midday on the Friday for you & your suppliers. Departure of the venue & accommodation is 10am on the Monday.

When is / are the Marquee / Tipi (s) built?

We oversee the build of the Marquee/Tipi(s) which takes place on the Thursday, before your arrival on the Friday.

What is your involvement when we hire the venue?

You simply hire the venue from us & then you can build your own wedding with whatever suppliers you want (we do have a list of recommended suppliers). We then link in with the suppliers to let them know any logistics they need to consider when it comes to locations/power/water, give them directions & let them know about parking etc. We manage the guest check-in process, parking on the wedding day for guests arriving, letting the suppliers know where they are going & being on call throughout if the suppliers need anything related to the venue. We can recommend wedding planners to coordinate in advance & on the day.


We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception at Heathy Lea in May. It's the absolute perfect venue - beautiful views, space for our closest family to stay and enjoy the full weekend with us and the ideal blank canvas for us to bring our wedding vision to life. Sally and James were amazing hosts throughout the weekend, but especially on our big day they were superstars. They made sure everything ran smoothly and were gracious and kind to our guests and it was so reassuring to know we could trust them to deal with any last-minute hiccups. We weren't around for it, but we were reliably informed that they managed the 'end of the night' brilliantly; helping guests get taxis and find their way home safely. We've been left with the best memories, gorgeous photos and rave reviews from family and friends. We can't wait to come back and stay soon!

Eve & Nick

Our wedding was perfect. Sally and James made the whole experience personal and smooth sailing. We had Heathy Lea from Friday until Monday exclusively for us. We used all the accommodation on site and it was amazing to have the different options of the cottages and shepherd's huts! Me and Ron couldn’t have wished for more, we really felt that our unique creative wedding came to life at this venue and was all made better by our amazing suppliers and Sally and James in particular! We wish we could relive it all again, what a perfect venue, perfect people and perfect location! Thank you so much!

Sophie & Rob

My husband and I held our wedding here in September and had such a wonderful weekend, with many thanks to Sally and James. It was the only venue we saw and viewing it was really just a matter of ticking that box - from the photos online & surroundings we already both knew how perfect it was. There is barely a guest who hasn't commented on how stunning the venue was! The scenery is obviously amazing, but in addition, all cottages and the shepherd's huts were gorgeous - beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Additionally, Sally and James were such wonderful hosts for the weekend. Sally was crucial in ensuring everything ran so smoothly, - she kept the day on track, kept us calm, ensured we managed a loo break(!), and was so friendly and hospitable throughout the entire process since booking! Thanks so much! We'll be back!

Hermione & Tom

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