The Riding School, Calke Abbey


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This stunning rustic blank canvas full of charm. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, it’s hard not to be impressed by the baroque exterior as you approach from the driveway.
Set amongst over 600 acres of stunning Derbyshire parkland where deer and sheep roam free, you’ll find lots of hidden nooks amongst the estate; it really is a wedding photographers dream!
Inside the Riding School, high set windows bring the daylight in, and soft white drapes create an inviting space and more intimate areas for your guests to enjoy. With gorgeous exposed brickwork, antique characteristics and an old rowing boat resting in the large oak beams, The Riding School is without a doubt the perfect backdrop to your big day.
The Riding School is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships of up to 160 guests, meaning you can invite all of your friends and family along to see you say ‘I Do!’

The Riding School, Calke Abbey at a Glance

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Orangery Weddings
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Up to 160
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Up to 240
Set amongst over 600 acres of stunning Derbyshire parkland where deer and sheep roam free Full of rustic charm Delicious and flexible dining options No corkage fee Easily accessible with excellent parking, disabled access and baby change facilities Gorgeous exposed brickwork, antique characteristics and an old rowing boat resting in the large oak beams Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 6395Has AccommodationBridal Suite : No Bridal SuiteHistoricBarn View More
No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : DerbyNearest Airport : East MidlandsChurch Within Walking DistanceLandmarkUnique Wedding VenueIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedBartendingIn House CateringAsian CateringKosher CateringHalal CateringWestern European CuisinePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationDisabled AccessGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticRusticGarden OutdoorOrangerySame-SexWoodland View Less

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Jessica and Laurie
Perfect party venue
We can't wait to get married at The Riding School, it's a beautiful venue and everything is all in one room so you don't lose people to the bar!
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Natalie and Sam
Calke Abbey
Beautiful countryside venue.


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The Calke Abbey Estate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7JF

The Riding School, Calke Abbey

  • The Calke Abbey Estate
  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • DE73 7JF
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

Rebecca and Emma

We are thrilled that you have expressed an interest in hosting your wedding celebrations at The Riding School, Calke Abbey, it really is a stunning venue! If you do decide to host your special day with us, we have so many options for you to choose from and pride ourselves on being incredibly flexible whilst maintaining the personal approach that every individual couple deserves. You will be looked after by the dedicated Ivy House Weddings team from the minute you enquire, right through your planning process all the way to your wedding day. We understand that wedding planning can be incredibly overwhelming, and we strive to make planning your special day as easy as straightforward as possible for you so that you can relax in the knowledge that everything has been taken care of for you. We would love to be able to talk to you further about your plans. Rebecca and Emma x