Wedding Venues in Derbyshire

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

We go 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 plan your wedding, guiding you through the preparations and working closely with the both of you to create the day you have always dreamed of.


Facilities & Capacity

The Lion Hotel in Belper 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.

Arkwright Suite Dressed For A Wedding At The Lion Hotel

Wedding Canapes


Wedding Menus & Drinks Packages

We have a flexible range of menus to choose from for you big day. This includes a choice of canapés, a 3 course wedding breakfast, additional courses (such as sorbets, cheese boards, etc), as well as buffet options and a dedicated children’s menu.

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



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

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Newlyweds outside The Lion Hotel


Location & History

Belper 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 It Extra Special

Over the years, we have forged close links with several wedding suppliers across the region, including photographers, florists, care 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 Our Wedding Coordinator Today

Of course, when choosing wedding venues in Derbyshire you want to have a tour around and see if the venue feels right for you… I would be more than happy to show you around The Lion Hotel and discuss your plans further! You can do this simply by contacting me (Victoria Williams – Events Co-ordinator) on 01773 824033 or by email

Office: Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT      Telephone: 01773 841380

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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.