Peak District Weddings & Parties
Bakewell Town Hall offers all you need for the perfect Peak District wedding. We believe that you should concentrate on enjoying yourself, so we can take care of everything you need. Whether you would like a beautiful wedding breakfast with all the trimmings, an intimate meal, or an informal buffet, we can accommodate receptions of up to 110 people. Our small team will be with you from your initial enquiry to the end of your big day. We offer a personal service, with clear pricing and no hidden charges.
We have three ceremony rooms to choose from, all dating from the 19th century, to add a historic backdrop for your special day. They range from our Council Chamber holding 20 guests, the Court Room Gallery seating up to 60 right through to our Assembly Room Theatre with everything you need to entertain up to 110 guests- 160 for dancing. We house the Registrars on-site, and you should contact them in the first instance for a wedding ceremony. See our wedding FAQs.
The finishing touches…
We offer a simple, inclusive wedding package that covers all the basics. This includes all room hire charges, the use of the stage and catering kitchen, bar and bar staff, tables and chair hire, leaving you free to concentrate on your in-house catering options and room decoration. We offer the option of adding a chair dressing package to our basic service. The Town Hall has its own catering kitchen, recently fitted out to the highest standards. We offer in-house catering, providing a creative range of options from beautiful buffets to sit-down meals, all carefully prepared and served by our catering team. We also provide a wine list of locally-produced, award-winning wines and beers. We can even supply our world-famous Bakewell Puddings!
We pride ourselves in sourcing our products locally, so you can enjoy a stylish Derbyshire wedding in the heart of the Peak District. With beautiful locations for your wedding photographs nearby, Bakewell Town Hall offers a good value, quality setting for your perfect Peak District wedding. We are proud to be Made in Derbyshire.
How do I book a wedding ceremony?
Talk to the Registrar, who will discuss availability, price and the legal requirements for your ceremony. Call them on 01629 812261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm getting married elsewhere- can I have my reception here?
Yes. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we’ll be happy to help make your day special.
Can you take care of our catering?
Yes! We offer in-house catering exclusively. Our catering manager will work closely with you to ensure your catering requirements make your day.
We'd like to decorate the room ourselves- can we?
Yes: you are welcome to decorate and set up the room how you like. You are welcome to do this on the day, however if you require access to the rooms the evening before a charge of £150 is required.
Can we bring our own food, fizz and wine?
No: We offer exclusive in-house catering. Our catering manager will work with you closely to cater for your tastes and budget. We are happy to track down wines and fizz of your choice with our wine merchant.
Can we bring our own entertainment?
Yes: You are welcome to bring along a band or a DJ. They will need to bring their own sound equipment.
How many guests can we accommodate?
Up to 110. Our round tables each seat 8 people. The room can accommodate 10 tables comfortably, along with a cake table, a present table, and two long tables for catering. If you plan to have dancing after your meal, we will clear away the central tables to accommodate your guests. We can set the room out with long banqueting tables, if you need to accommodate more than 80 guests, up to a limit of 110.
Do younger guests need ID?
Yes: Please remind guests 25 and under to bring along ID if they wish to buy or consume alcohol.
Can we view the facilities and meet with you?
Yes: we encourage it. Please also ask your caterer to make an appointment to view the kitchen facilities.
Can we be married in the same room as the reception?
No: The law states that food and drink cannot be served one hour before or after a wedding ceremony.
Our inclusive wedding reception package includes the following:
- Hire of the Assembly Room Theatre, and stage (to midnight). A small quiet room is also available for conversation or for small children.
- A cash bar with one or two bar tenders depending on the size of party;
- Tables, table cloths and chairs, and up to 3 high chairs;
- Room set-up
- Catering kitchen with fridge, freezer, warming oven and gas hob, bain marie, filter coffee machine, and crockery and cutlery.
Price £2200 plus catering options from £11.95 per head.
(price fixed for receptions until 31 December 2022)
Dressing a room to impress…
We can provide a chair dressing service to make sure that your celebration is beautiful. We lay out tables and chairs to suit your event, and dress them elegantly with covers and sashes. Tables are supplied with crisp, white cloths- you just supply the table centres of your choice.
Chair Dressing Fee: from £2.50 per chair for chair covers and sashes.
Whether you’re joining us for a special celebration, or holding a business event, we offer a range of drinks and refreshment packages to suit all tastes. Our speciality is locally-sourced food and drink, and we are spoiled for choice in Derbyshire with scores of award-winning breweries and three (3!) vineyards. We also can provide a bar for your guests to purchase beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and tea and coffee for no additional charge. With a selection of local ales, wines and popular spirits, we can make your event go with a bang.
Tea, coffee and water package.
Freshly-made filter coffee, quality tea and chilled water £1.00 per person.
Mineral water still/sparkling 330ml £1.50
Biscuit selection £1.00 per person.
By the glass
Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 125ml £2.50 175ml £4.00
Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 125ml £2.50 175ml £4.00
By the bottle
Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 £14.00
Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 £14.00
Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Spumante £19.50
Thornbridge Brewery Jaipur IPA (5.9 ABV) 500ml £3.50
Bradfield Brewery Brown Cow (4.2 ABV) 500ml £3.50
Bradfield Brewery Farmers Blonde (4 ABV) 500ml £3.50
Bradfield Brewery Farmers Pale Ale (5 ABV) 500ml £3.50
Bradfield Brewery Farmers Stout (4.5 ABV) 500ml £3.50
Stancill Sheffield Pilsner (5 ABV) 330ml £3.20
Becks Vier (4 ABV) 330ml £3.00
San Pellegrino Lemonade / Orangeade 330ml £1.50
Coke / Diet Coke 200ml £2.00
Schweppes Orange Juice £1.50
Still mineral water 330ml £1.50
Sparkling mineral water 330ml £1.50
Orange Squash/ Blackcurrant / Lime £0.50
Smirnoff Vodka 25ml £2.50
Jamieson’s Whisky 25ml £2.50
Gordon’s Gin 25ml £2.50
Archer’s Peach Schnapps 25ml £2.50
Bradwells Ice Cream
Velvety Vanilla 125ml tub £1.50
Double Chocolate 125ml tub £1.50