Nestled away in the heart of the Peak District, Darwin Lake is a truly magical wedding venue in Derbyshire. Licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, it’s the perfect place to exchange your vows and hold your reception - all in one superb venue.

Our unique and exclusive grounds include a private lake, as well as the charming, stone-built Darwin Hall, which has recently been redesigned to include two large function rooms (with the flexibility to increase to 3 when required). The Hall interior has recently been designed by our interior design architects and presents a unique, high quality venue for your special day.

The hall – which can seat up to 130 people on either floor - sits adjacent to the lawns, which can easily support a large marquee. These run down to the lake and babbling brook.

We also have 17 quaint, four-star, stone-built cottages at Darwin Lake. These can accommodate groups from 30 to 110 guests, meaning that you and your guests can all relax in the comfort of our beautiful surroundings for the duration of your wedding.

Set amongst the rolling hills and pine forests above the quaint village of Two Dales, Darwin Lake is three miles from Matlock and just 25 miles from the M1. Our enchanting grounds and contemporary facilities can be booked throughout the year.


Book Darwin Lake for a Wedding

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Visiting The Peak District

The stunning Peak District National Park remains one of England’s top tourist attractions. A place of outstanding natural beauty, it includes seemingly endless places to explore for outdoor activities like walking, caving, hiking and cycling. From picnics in tranquillity, to hikes across demanding terrain, there is something to satisfy every taste here. Nestled outside the village of Two Dales, our Holiday Village at Darwin Lake is the perfect base from which to explore it all.

  • Covers more than 555 square miles
  • Brings more than 22 million visitors each year
  • Stretches into Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Staffordshire
  • Great for outdoor activities
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