Weddings at Calke Abbey

A wedding portrait of a newly married couple in the Orangery at Calke Abbey

Nestled within 600 acres of country estate, rustic gardens and pleasure grounds, the Riding School at Calke Abbey is the perfect venue for a country-style barn wedding. Working with Ivy House Weddings, we’ll help you design your perfect day – from the décor to the menu, and everything in between. Find out how to enquire about weddings at Calke Abbey here.

Weddings in the Riding School  

Weddings at Calke Abbey take place in the Riding School, a grade II listed barn venue nestled within the picturesque 600-acre Calke Estate.  

With bare brick walls, exposed beams and original features, the Riding School is the perfect blank canvas to create a unique wedding that reflects your style. We’re licensed to host full wedding ceremonies so you can enjoy your full day at Calke Abbey, or you can choose the Riding School for your wedding reception. 

Floral table arrangements in the Riding School
Round tables set up for a wedding in the Riding School at Calke Abbey
Floral table arrangements in the Riding School

Planning your wedding 

We work with local wedding planners, Ivy House Weddings, to deliver unique weddings at Calke.  

With over 15 years’ experience in the wedding industry, Rebecca and Emma will work with you to make every detail perfect – from your first visit to the Riding School to your last dance at the end of the night.  

Visit the Ivy House Wedding website to find a range of packages, carefully crafted in partnership with local suppliers, or to discuss a bespoke wedding package to suit your style.

Booking your big day  

If you’d like to visit the Riding School, Ivy House Weddings host a viewing weekend every month to showcase the venue, alongside a selection of local suppliers. It’s a great opportunity to see the Riding School at its best and find plenty of inspiration for your big day.   

Weddings are available to book between May–July for spring-summer weddings, and Sept–Oct for autumnal weddings. There is still some availability for 2022 weddings, so if you’ve recently got engaged, why not come along for a chat? 

Calke's gardens make a stunning background for your wedding photos
A couple on their wedding day celebrating in the walled garden at Calke Abbey
Calke's gardens make a stunning background for your wedding photos

Catering and drinks  

Ivy House Weddings work with Derbyshire-based caterers Black Peppermint to create a bespoke menu designed with your tastes in mind. From formal dinners to laid-back sharing menus, Black Peppermint’s modern and creative approach means you’ll have full control over your wedding food.  

The caterers also provide a bar service for the full day, so you and your guests can stay refreshed and dance the night away.  

Start your wedding journey  

Ivy House Weddings are the first point of contact for wedding enquiries, so we recommend visiting their website, where you’ll find more information about weddings at Calke Abbey.  

You can also follow Ivy House Weddings on Facebook and Instagram to find more real wedding photos and inspiration. 

A wedding photos of a newly married couple walking towards the house at Calke Abbey, with a view of the house in the background

Ivy House Weddings

We work with local wedding planners, Ivy House Weddings, to deliver unique weddings at Calke Abbey. Visit their website to find inspiration, photography and to enquire about your wedding.