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How To Plan Your Peak District Wedding - The Definitive Guide

Whether you're hiring a wedding planner or not - it’s widely known that planning a wedding can sometimes feel overwhelming.

We’ve seen it first-hand; many happy couples (and their guests) enjoyed their big day at Stancliffe. From our experience, weddings are a magical day to cherish for a lifetime when planned well, and we want to help you plan your wedding to perfection.

If you are a bride—or-groom-to-be, here are our top tips to help your Peak District wedding go perfectly and remain as stress-free as possible.

Bride and groom infront of wedding venue

Create and manage your wedding budget

Set your wedding budget. Before making any decisions about your Peak District wedding, you need to decide your target budget because it will be an essential factor for many of your wedding decisions.

A wedding pro tip by Lynn Easton (founder of Easton Events) is to be honest about your budget and allow up to 10% for surprises (e.g., setup and breakdown fees, custom cocktails, envelope stuffing, and more).

Stancliffe Hall wedding guests

Manage Your Peak District Wedding Suppliers

DIY wedding décor items may save you money while also adding a unique personal touch to the wedding. Nonetheless, don't go overboard, or you'll find yourself with more work than you can handle! Favours, welcome bags, and other DIY crafts may all be done ahead of time. Professional assistance is advisable for items like wedding flowers and meals.

We see many frustrated couples that don’t realise the full scope of costs a wedding involves. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favourite suppliers here at Stancliffe. A best practice is to consider at least a handful of alternatives to confirm that the wedding day partners understand your wedding ideas and can operate within your target budget.

Alternatively, you can book a chat with a wedding planner to help you organise the wedding and save money. One top tip is that rectangular wedding invitations will save you money on postage because many mailing services’ machines can’t process square-shape letters. At the same time, others prefer RSVPs and let guests answer through email. It is up to you, but we are here to help!


· Check our recommended suppliers..

· Contact suppliers.

· Save your favourites.

· Prioritise what you need the most and then add wedding extras if the budget allows it.

Dining area with floral services

Find your perfect Peak District wedding venue

The must-know best practices when it comes to selecting your wedding venue include:

· Speaking with your wedding planner for assistance.

· Determine if your wedding vision fits the wedding space.

· Think of budget allocation.

· Know guest count.

· Consider guest experience.

The Peak District is known for its bucolic landscapes and cultural buildings full of British heritage history. Also, the majestic manors, stately homes, and lovely barns make it the ideal marriage setting for a perfect and memorable wedding day.

Here at Stancliffe Hall, we are fortunate to be in such a privileged location - a stone’s throw from the Peak District. This makes Stancliffe Hall an idyllic Derbyshire wedding venue like no other. What’s more, we’re committed to truly bespoke experiences to add your personal touch to the wedding. This Peak District wedding venue is home to licensed ceremony rooms as well as fantastic extras such as a billiards lounge, relaxing snug lounge, and a spa sanctuary with jacuzzi to finish the day in luxury. Moreover, don’t you worry, when booking the wedding venue you are guaranteed exclusive use of all facilities for your big day.

Wedding guests in spa


We see many couples stressing about everything going perfect and to the letter. However, it is all about cherishing the journey - you’re getting married! Take wedding planning as an opportunity for self-discovery, creativity and collaboration. We think that wedding planning shows how couples communicate and listen to each other, directly reflecting what their happily ever after will look like.

If an iconic, smooth, and stylish wedding with your personal touch is what you are after. Stancliffe Hall is the perfect Peak District wedding venue for your unique “I do”.

We hope these tips come in handy when planning your big day. If you’d like to know more about Stancliffe exclusive Peak District wedding venue, do not hesitate to contact us– our friendly staff will be happy to help.

Bride and Groom in garden



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