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7 Questions To Ask Wedding Venues in Derbyshire

7 Questions To Ask Wedding Venues in Derbyshire

Planning a wedding is time-consuming and, for some, can be quite stressful. And when it comes to researching and visiting wedding venues in Derbyshire, keeping on top of all the information you’re getting, and remembering to ask your own questions, can be a difficult juggling act. 

To make things a bit easier for you while you hunt down your dream venue, we’ve put together a list of 7 questions you can plan to ask while visiting and talking to wedding venues in Derbyshire

7 Questions For Wedding Venues in Derbyshire 

While you’re looking at wedding venues in Derbyshire, don’t forget that your wedding day is yours. And for that reason, asking questions is key to ensuring you don’t run into any problems along the way, or feel disappointed further down the line. 

What is included in your wedding packages? 

Wedding Packages in Derbyshire

Many wedding venues in Derbyshire offer ready-made packages to make planning your big day that bit easier. For example, here at The Lion Hotel, we offer a wide range of wedding packages to meet a variety of budgets. And all of these can be customised and changed up to meet your needs.  Many of these will include the use of a room for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, drinks, food, and a drink for the speeches.

It’s important to remember that no one wedding package is the same. And often they are flexible enough to add or take away anything you may not be happy with. That being said before you sign on the dotted line be clear with the wedding venue of exactly what is and what isn’t included. This will help you to keep on track with your budget and avoid any nasty surprises further down the line.

Can you cater for guests with specific dietary requirements? 

Wedding Breakfasts in Derbyshire

This may seem like an obvious question, but asking about dietary requirements and special menus can save you a headache later on. More often than not, wedding parties of all sizes include guests with specific dietary requirements, and it’s important to make sure the venue is able to accommodate them. 

For that reason, while you’re in talks with wedding venues in Derbyshire make sure you have all the details you need to ensure the comfort (and safety) of your friends and family. 

Is there a corkage fee? 

Wedding Drinks Packages in Derbyshire

While some wedding venues in Derbyshire may not allow you to bring your own alcohol, some may with the addition of a corkage fee. Along with a drinks package, you may wish to make bring along your own too. Again, knowing what the rules are and any additional costs in advance will help you stay on target with your budget. 

Is there room for a DJ or band? 

Wedding Dance in Derbyshire

Whether you’re planning on a full orchestra, rock band or singer-songwriter to help warm up your guests and get them on the dancefloor, make sure you find out what the capabilities of the venue are. This could include asking how much space is allocated for entertainment, whether there is a sound system, when the band or DJ can arrive to set up, and what time they can play until. 

Is confetti allowed? 

If you want confetti thrown on your big day, make sure you ask the venue in advance if this can be used. For some wedding venues in Derbyshire, confetti is prohibited due to health & safety or environmental concerns. If this is the case, be sure to ask if any alternatives are allowed and if not, make sure you tell your guests. 

What are the room rates for overnight accommodation? 

Wedding Venues in Derby

Many hotels and wedding venues in Derbyshire offer accommodation for guests. During your visit, be sure to ask how many rooms are available and the rates. This will help you to communicate this to your guests. For smaller venues, it’s also advisable to ask about local accommodation so you can help your guests prepare for the big day. 

Do you have a list of recommended suppliers? 

Many wedding venues in Derbyshire have a list of recommended suppliers that they work with regularly. Asking for this list can help save you time when planning other aspects of your wedding, such as photographers, florists, entertainers and more. For example, here at The Lion Hotel, we have a list of recommended suppliers that we share with our couples. We also have our very own Rolls Royce Corniche III Convertible or Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II available to hire so you can arrive in style! 

Speak To Us About Wedding Venues in Derbyshire 

Throughout wedding season and beyond, you’ll find our team always goes above and beyond to make special days even more memorable when you choose The Lion Hotel as your wedding venue in Belper. If you are planning your wedding and are currently looking at wedding venues in Derbyshire, then contact us today. Our Events Coordinator, Victoria Williams, can also be contacted by email at or by phone on 01773 824033. 


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Allergens and Intolerance

This website is to be used as a a best faith effort to inform you of our allergen and intolerance policy,  and may not be 100% accurate, or may be out of date at the time of reading, you should always advise your server on any dietary requirements, including intolerance & allergies. All our dishes are prepared in our kitchens where allergens are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that all our dishes are free from traces of allergens.

You must assess your own level of risk, based on your personal circumstances before consuming any of our food or drink.