Nestled 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 wedding reception - all in one superb wedding venue in Darwin Forest.

Our unique and exclusive grounds include a private lake and babbling brook, as well as the charming, stone-built Darwin Hall, which has two large function rooms. The Hall interior has a classy multifunctional design, allowing you to create just the atmosphere and look you seek for your special day. This hall presents a unique, high quality wedding venue for entire weekend celebrations or midweek one day weddings to suit your needs here in the Darwin Forest.

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 cottages at Darwin Lake, each with modern interiors and many with recent design by our interior designers. These can accommodate groups from 16 to 110 guests, where you and your guests can all relax in the comfort of our beautiful surroundings for the duration of your wedding weekend.


Set amongst the rolling hills and pine forests above the Peak District 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 for your unique ceremony and wedding by the lake.

We offer our amazing wedding packages in a variety of size's up to 110 overnight guests, ideal for your superb Peak District Wedding.

Wedding packages provide bride and groom a 3 night weekend break and all the guests a 2 night stay with a late checkout on Sunday. We provide bespoke packages for weddings of any size; tailored to your exact requirements. For more information about bespoke packages and larger group prices, please contact our friendly team on 01629 735859 or email

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A Wedding at Darwin Lake

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Enquire about Darwin Lake as your wedding venue

To talk with a member of our friendly wedding venue events team about booking a wedding at Darwin Lake, please get in touch using this simple contact form with the year you are looking to get married.

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 and is a haven for walking, climbing, 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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