Wedding Venues in Derbyshire

Are you looking for a wedding venue in Derbyshire?

The Lion Hotel is one of the most charming wedding venues in Derbyshire. A landmark building in the historic town of Belper, it truly is a unique setting for your big day.

This wedding venue is brimming with character and traditional charm is located on the doorstep of the Peak District and is well-known for its warm welcoming atmosphere. Put simply, it’s an unforgettable destination for your big day!

Our dedicated, experienced and friendly team goes above and beyond to make sure your wedding day is everything you dreamed it would be. From use of our dedicated suites to food and drinks packages to suit all budgets. We will help you to plan your wedding by guiding you through the preparations and working closely with you to create the day you have always dreamed of.

Wedding Venue Facilities & Capacity

The Lion Hotel in Belper, Derbyshire is a fully licensed wedding venue, equipped with a choice of two suites for the solemnisation of marriage and civil partnerships.

The biggest of the two spaces, The Arkwright Suite, is ideal for larger wedding receptions of up to 70 guests for your civil wedding or partnership and 120 guests for an evening reception.

Or, for a more intimate atmosphere, The Strutt Suite can seat up to 40 guests for a civil wedding or partnership, and up to 30 guests for the wedding breakfast.

You can learn more about the type of drinks, food and stays we offer below.

Arkwright Suite Dressed For A Wedding At The Lion Hotel

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Wedding Menus & Drinks Packages

We have a flexible range of menus to choose from for your big day. This includes:

  • a choice of canapés
  • a 3 course wedding breakfast
  • additional courses (such as sorbets, cheese boards, etc)
  • buffet options and a dedicated children’s menu

We also offer a range of special drinks packages to keep your guests hydrated throughout the day and ensure they always have a drink in hand to toast the happy couple!

Wedding Venue Accommodation

Our stunning Derbyshire wedding venue has 22 luxurious bedrooms available for you and your guests to enjoy on your big day. Recently refurbished, our accommodation is furnished in a rustic style surrounded by beautiful 18th century architecture alongside all the mod-cons you would expect from a modern hotel.

All of the convenience and cleanliness, as well as the character!

We have a range of rooms to choose from, including family rooms, all of which include an en-suite bathroom, television, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, ironing board, wardrobe, fresh, cosy towels and complimentary toiletries.

Please feel free to speak to our staff if you have any specific requirements.

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Newlyweds outside The Lion Hotel

Venue Location & History

Belper, Derbyshire is a historic market town located in the Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site, famous for its cotton mill history. Perfectly picturesque, our 18th century hotel is bursting with charm and character and surrounded by breath-taking views of the Peak District.

Make Your Wedding Day Extra Special

Over the years, we have forged close links with several wedding suppliers across the region, including photographers, florists, car hire companies and cake makers.

We aim to provide everything you need to enjoy an amazing experience that you will remember for a lifetime, and unlike other wedding venues in Derbyshire, we want to make sure everything falls within your budget.

Wedding Suppliers At The Lion Hotel

Speak to Your Reliable Wedding Coordinator Today

When it comes to browsing wedding venues in Derbyshire or wherever you’d like to marry, you’ll want to have a tour around the grounds to get a real feel for the venue. It’s important to visualise how your day will look while imagining yourself at this beautiful venue strutting around having the time of your life with your loved ones!

Our very own Events Coordinator, Victoria Williams, is more than happy to show you around The Lion Hotel and the surrounding grounds, all while answering any questions you may have!

You can contact Victoria via phone or email, and you can find her at our office in Derbyshire (Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT).

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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.