A unique Derbyshire countryside venue. The bare brick walls, exposed oak beams and romantic draping create a stunning blank canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams.


Is the Riding School licensed for wedding ceremonies?

It sure is! We are able to host civil ceremonies and partnerships, blessings, humanist ceremonies and vow renewals within the Riding School. We also have a church on site!

Is the Riding School corkage free?

It sure is! With our guidance, you are able to provide the alcohol for your reception drinks, table wine and toast drinks.

Can we bring our own catering team?

We have a small selection of catering partners for you to choose from. They are all beyond amazing and will work with you to create a bespoke menu of your dreams! They also offer really incredible food options for your evening reception.

What is the capacity at the Riding School?

Wedding Ceremony: 160 Guests Wedding Breakfast: 160 Guests Evening Ceremony: 240 Guests

Do you provide a wedding planning service?

We are so much more than just a fabulous wedding venue! With a wealth of knowledge, we are thrilled able to offer a full bespoke wedding planning service both at the Riding School and externally.


‘...With Rebecca and Emma’s help our big day was perfect in every way and everyone had a fantastic time! We couldn’t recommend them enough as someone you can rely on to make your big day exactly what you want. They have got such a big heart and I don’t know what we would have done without them!’

Laura & Lee

Thank you so much for making our wedding dreams come true. You are both the absolute dream and have been amazing to work with. We already can’t wait to come back and visit you as Mr and Mrs Fast. You have both been truly amazing throughout the whole process and I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. The day was absolutely perfect, and I mean perfect! I don’t think anything even went wrong and if it did you didn’t let it be known! Honestly we had the BEST day and that’s all thanks to you! Our guests absolutely loved it. Anyway thank you so much for truly creating the best day of our lives!

Jodie & Tony Fast

Thank you for planning our beautiful wedding.... Our Ivy House Ladies, Emma & Rebecca. Thank you so, so much for all that you have done for us and our very special day! You've made the whole process so easy, seamless and with minimal stress - for that I am extremely grateful.

Ellis & Tom

We can’t quite put into words how grateful we are for all of your hard work, emotional support, kindness, dedication and patience in helping to build our dream wedding. We had the BEST day of our lives, and it would not have been the same without the two of you. You’ve been absolutely incredible from start to finish and we had complete trust in you to create the most magical day for us both. We will never forget how brilliant you guys were throughout and we are so happy that we chose the Riding School and that Ivy House were responsible for our wedding. Thank you for looking after us each step of the way, reassuring us and answering (Milly’s) eight million questions and queries. Lots of love and all the best for the future. You guys deserve every success!

Milly & Kane

To Rebecca & Emma Thank you so much for your help and guidance in coordinating a wonderful wedding for our daughter Sarah and son-in-law, John. It was a truly memorable occasion. Arranging to open the coach house was greatly appreciated by our family members, it meant a lot to them and it was very thoughtful of you. Our sincere appreciation

Mandy & Mike Coult

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