Knockerdown Cottages (Gainsborough Retreats)


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Knockerdown Cottages offer a beautiful countryside location for holidays, celebrations & events. We can offer space & accommodation to suit almost any special occasion....

Knockerdown cottages and reception room is an idyllic setting for you to celebrate your wedding with close family and friends. Set with in the Peak District, surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside. We are perfectly situated in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, within easy reach of the local surrounding areas of Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield.

Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or having a grand celebration Knockerdown’s reception room and accommodation offer comfortable and flexible surroundings, whatever the weather. Our reception room is beautiful decorated with high windows on two sides, allowing natural light to shine through, the reception room blends itself to any style including rustic, natural, modern and contemporary. One of our dedicated Wedding Planners will be on hand to make sure that your wedding day runs smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy your memorable day with close family and friends.

We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, and have the facilities for you to get married indoors or outdoors under our beautiful pagoda.

We offer:
“Do it Yourself Weddings”
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Exclusive weekend weddings for easy set up
One day weddings
Mid-week weddings
On site accommodation for up to 90 guests
Flexible option, to bring your own drinks in for your guests to enjoy at your evening reception.

Knockerdown Cottages will have exclusive offers on the day for weddings.

Knockerdown Cottages (Gainsborough Retreats) at a Glance

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DIY & SELF CATERING WEDDING VENUE LICENSE FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR CEREMONY COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 90 GUESTS ONSITE (Independant) SPA - with indoor heated pool and sauna BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL!... Or hire a novelty bar. STUNNING PEAK DISTRICT SCENERY FROM THE CEREMONY ROOM Pricing Category : AffordableMinimum Price : 2000Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 100Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 100Has AccommodationSleeps No Of People : 90 View More
Wedding Contact : Fiona BuxtonNumber of People In Team : 8No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Ashbourne Nearest Airport : East Midlands Airport Nearest Motorway : M1 approx 20 milesNearest Train Station : Cromford Station approx 6 miles Derby Station approx 15 milesUnique Wedding VenueAffordableCeremony LicenceBYOB PermittedSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationBridal Changing FacilitiesExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceSpa OnsiteGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsGarden Outdoor View Less

Current Promotions

Exclusive Promotion:

2020 Day Package-FREE function room access the day before your wedding, extra night FREE in your cottage & choose Butlers Pantry Derby for your catering, they will offer FREE canapes MINI Package-FREE cottage for the wedding couple for 2 nights (in addition to the 12 guests staying this package), if you choose Butlers Pantry Derby for your catering, they will offer FREE canapes. T & C's apply

Top Wedding Tips

If you book a wedding with us we provide a Wedding Coordinator to help plan your special weekend...

Your "Weekend Retreat" where you have the joy of greeting all your family and friends the day before your Special Day....

Your very own DIY Wedding Village where your neighbours are your family and friends...

Real Weddings

Knockerdown Cottages (Gainsborough Retreats) Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Jo and Ed
Knockerdown Cottages (Gainsborough Retreats) Real Weddings
Fabulous Fun Weekend
The Real Wedding of
Louisa and Rachael


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Knockerdown Cottages, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NQ

Knockerdown Cottages (Gainsborough Retreats)

  • Knockerdown Cottages
  • Ashbourne
  • Derbyshire
  • DE6 1NQ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Fiona Buxton

I am Fiona the Events Manager for Gainsborough Retreats and over the 7 years I have worked within the company I have been involved with holidays, events, networking along with many other jobs. Quite a lovely variety of jobs and I think the best job is seeing the happy couple walk down the isle off to pastures new :-) Hope your job keeps you entertained!!!