Weddings & Parties

Bakewell Town Hall offers all you need to make your big day. 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.

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 table cloth hire, leaving you free to concentrate on your catering 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. You are welcome to bring in your own caterers or we can point you in the direction of some fantastic local caterers to suit a range of budgets. 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. 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 bakewell.registrars@derbyshire.gov.uk.
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?
We recommend a number of local caterers who, depending upon availability can cater to your requirements. You are most welcome to bring along your own caterers. Use of the Catering kitchen is included in your package. You will need to arrange serving staff (if required) with your caterer, and provide napkins and tea towels.
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 fizz and wine?
Yes:You are welcome to bring your own wine or fizz for which a £5 corkage charge is made. You need to bring your own flutes and arrange for service of wines with you caterer.
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.

Straight-forward pricing..

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 £1500

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.

Pricing.

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.

Wines

By the glass

Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 125ml £2.50     175ml  £3.50

Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 125ml £2.50    175ml £3.50

By the bottle

Sierra Grande Merlot 2013 £14.00

Sierra Grande Sauvignon 2013 £14.00

Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Spumante £19.50

Bar prices

Bottled Beers

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

Budweiser (4.8 ABV) 330ml £3.00

Peroni (5.1ABV) 330ml £3.20

Minerals

San Pellegrino Lemonade / Orangeade 330ml £1.50

Coke / Diet Coke 200ml £1.50

Schweppes Orange Juice £1.50

Still mineral water 330ml £1.50

Sparkling mineral water 330ml £1.50

Orange Squash/ Blackcurrant / Lime £0.50

Spirits

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

 

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