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Dunston Hall Estate is located just 15 minutes from junction 29/29A of the M1 and 10 minutes from Chesterfield Town Centre, which has a mainline station with direct routes to London and several other cities.
Our full address is: Dunston Hall Estate, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9RL.
Dunston Hall has it’s own entrance, which is a gated entrance off Dunston Road. This is separate to our Garden Centre and Bistro entrance and car park.
We would love to show you around and offer private viewings of the venue throughout the week, and at certain times during the weekend when we are not hosting a wedding or event.
Venue Hire prices start from £3,000 and vary depending on the length of your stay with us, the day of the week and season. Dates are subject to availability. Please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Dunston Hall Estate is an ‘exclusive use’ venue which means we only ever permit and host one event at a time. You will be the only couple getting married and using the Hall, The Stables and grounds and our experienced team of staff will all be dedicated to looking after you and your guests for your entire event.
To secure your booking at Dunston Hall Estate we ask for a deposit of £1,000 which will be deducted from your total package cost. Your remaining balance will then be due in two further instalments of 50% – one 6 months prior to your wedding day and the other 6 weeks before your big day.
Please note, we only accept payments by bank transfer.
Dunston Hall provides couples and their guests with a ‘home from home’.
Arrival takes place either at 12pm the day before your wedding or on your wedding day itself, dependent on the wedding package booked. Departure times are 12pm.
Sleeping 23, Dunston Hall offers ten luxury ensuite bedrooms including a Bridal Suite, two large reception rooms, a dining room, country kitchen, cellar with bar, beautiful landscaped gardens and two wonderful outdoor hot tubs.
Non-resident guests can explore plenty of superb accommodation in our local town and the surrounding villages.
Our rates are the same regardless of whether you hold your legal ceremony here, or off-site at a place of worship, or decide on a ceremony here conducted by a celebrant, family member, or friend. We are licensed for up to 80 guests for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. You are free to use the The Hall and The Stables just for your preparations, reception and overnight stay, with full access from 12pm on the day.
Please note that it is your responsibility to book the registrar for your civil ceremony and pay their relevant fees. The local register office and their contact details are as follows:
Derbyshire Register Office, Town Hall, Chesterfield, S40 1LP
Tel: 01629 533110 or 01629 533111
Seating in The Stables can be provided for up to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast. Any children that require either a chair or highchair for the Wedding Breakfast are counted as a guest. Babes in arms, who are unable to sit yet, are not.
Our Maximum guest numbers are 80 for the daytime and 120 for the evening. Ages 12 and under will eat from the Children’s Menu, ages 13 and above will eat the same as the Adult’s Menu.
We fully understand that the catering plays a vital role throughout the course of your wedding day. With our fabulous team of Dunston Hall Estate Chefs, all of your food requirements are taken care of. We can cater to all dietary requirements and our Chefs are well-informed about the special conditions that may need to be in place regarding certain allergies.
Dunston Hall Estate can supply all alcohol for your wedding day and has a comprehensive Wine and Drinks List. This includes Reception drinks, wine during the Wedding Breakfast and Champagne or Prosecco for the Toast.
We also have a well-stocked bar with a good selection of wines, spirits, lagers, cider, ale and soft drinks. We love to support local and have a number of locally made Gins and Ales to choose from.
Our bar accepts both cash and card payments.
There’s room for up to 120 total guests in the evening, so evening guests are welcome to join you for drinks and dancing to continue your celebrations.
After booking Dunston Hall Estate for a wedding, couples will be introduced to our fantastic Event Manager and Event Supervisor, working as a team with your Wedding Coordinator they will support, advise and guide you throughout your planning stages and look after you and your guests at your wedding.
Our Event Manager will run your day, coordinate our experienced team of staff and make sure everything goes smoothly. Your Wedding Coordinator will also be there to support you.
All food and drink consumed during the wedding day must be provided by us, however everything else is up to you. The Stables provides you with a wonderful backdrop upon which you can style and decorate as you wish. We only ask that nothing is permanently attached and can be easily removed at the end of the day. Of course, we’re more than happy to share some of our favourites, so if you’d like some inspiration, please take a look at our Recommended Suppliers. Please note that we do not formally recommend or receive any commission from the Recommended Suppliers and you are more than welcome to select your own.
No, we have round tables, as well as rustic wooden chairs for you to use in The Stables at no additional expense, along with chivari chairs for your ceremony. We have limited storage here, so any additional items you may want to bring in would need to be checked with us first.
In short, nothing! You will have an opportunity to drop-off the day before, where you can bring your after-party drinks to go in our big fridge overnight, go through any last minute questions with us, and hand over any styling items. For example, you’re welcome to show us how you would like the table settings to look, and we’ll lay them all out for you. We want your experience to be as stress free and calm as possible, so please do utilise us!
We have some hurricane vases and LED pillar candles, gold candelabras, log slices and some other accessories, including an easel that you are welcome to use.
Unfortunately, fireworks are not allowed at our venue due to our location. We only allow dried petals outdoors for those confetti moments.
There are several options for music – the most popular is to hire a DJ or a live band for your evening reception.
We have a resident DJ to look after you who have years of experience in the industry, we can send you further details. You can also choose a live band to play at your wedding and the acoustics in the The Stables are fantastic.
You are also welcome to put your own playlist together and we can play this through Spotify for which we have a sound system available. We can take care of your ceremony music as well as background music during the Wedding Breakfast.
Yes, we have a wireless microphone and our sound system inside The Stables. These are available for you to use for your speeches. Please ask us if more detailed information is required.
Last orders at the bar will be called at 11:30pm, the bar will close at 11:45pm and all music must have stopped by 11:59pm. All of your non-residential guests must have departed by 12:30am, we ask that all guests are respectful of our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum. You and your overnight guests can retire to The Hall and enjoy a private party as late as you like.
Absolutely not! The tidying up of the venue once you and your guests have left is all part of what we do and we have a great system in place to gather all of your decoration and belongings from your day and safely store them until you are ready to take them with you on your departure.
We have tried to make the Hall and the Stables as accessible as possible, with portable ramps and accessible toilets for your wedding guests. However, as we are working within the restraints of listed properties, unfortunately there is no lift facility to the upstairs bedrooms in The Hall for overnight guests. Please note that a gravel path leads from the car parks to The Hall and The Stables, and to and from our ceremony room.
Our couple’s dog would be welcome to attend the daytime celebrations, in the Garden Room and outdoors only, if they’re well behaved in social situations and kept on a lead at all times. However, dogs are not permitted inside The Hall, so unfortunately we’re unable to accommodate them overnight.
As we’re a small team, we have to manage our time effectively, and work within a fixed time frame to ensure the business runs as smoothly as possible. This means the earliest check in time we can accommodate is 9am, subject to availability, and there is an additional charge for early check in. Unfortunately, we don’t have any flexibility when it comes to check out times and all residential guests must have departed by 12pm. We can also accommodate an extended stay to include the night before or after, subject to availability, please just ask for more details.
Our bedrooms sleep a total of 23 guests, as Room 2 has a bunk bed with a single on top and double on the bottom, and Room 7 has an additional day bed which provides two single beds. If you need to accommodate any additional children, please speak with us and we will confirm what rooms would be suitable. We have a travel cot that you’re welcome to use for children up to 2 years old. From 2 to 12 years old we can provide a pop up bed with additional bedding to set up in the bedroom. From 12 years old they will need to be allocated one of our bed spaces. We ask that children aren’t left unattended in any of the bedrooms and are supervised at all times.
Residential guests can park in the Hall car park overnight. As space is limited, your additional wedding guests can park in our Events car park, which is accessed at the rear of our Garden Centre and Bistro car park. There is a lit gravel path which leads guests to The Hall and The Stables. Please note that our car park is locked when the wedding reception ends, and opening again at 9am the following morning.
Couples invest a considerable amount of money into their wedding day and we always advise looking into the various insurance policies on offer. On rare occasions couples can be faced with unforeseeable circumstances or may find they need to cancel their wedding.
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