We had a wonderful time at the Hargate Hall venue open day earlier this month. Hargate looked beautiful with our twinkly lights on show, flowers adorning the staircase and our apartments bursting with ideas and decorations. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it, we’ve summed up the top ten reasons why you should have your dream DIY wedding at Hargate Hall.

We can also offer private appointments and show rounds (subject to availability) for you to see our beautiful venue, contact us today to book your tour.

Hargate Hall

  1. Freedom!

We know you have chosen a DIY wedding because you would like the freedom to build the dream wedding you’ve always imagined. At Hargate we let you take control. You have the freedom to style and plan the perfect DIY wedding in your very own country house.

  1. No set supplier list.

As part of our DIY ethos, we let you make the decisions. We don’t have any restrictions on the suppliers you use. We can help recommend some, but we believe the best DIY weddings are the ones you build. Because of this, we don’t force any packages or suppliers when you book your DIY wedding with us.

  1. No curfew or wedding shut down time.

Within reason, if you want to party until 1am, 2am or even if your dancing feet last out until 3am – you can keep the party going. We don’t have carriages at midnight, we let you set the times for your wedding or event. (Please note; the marquee is only a dining room, no amplified music can be played in the marquee.  This is for the benefit of our neighbours).

  1. We sleep 77 Guests!

We are one of the largest accommodation-based DIY wedding venues in the country. There is space for all of your best friends and close family members to stay over and turn your wedding into a weekend party.

  1. Friendly and supportive owners.

Hargate Hall is a family business and we treat all our wedding couples as part of the family. We pride ourselves on providing 5* service.

  1. Beautiful gardens and great photo opportunities. 

The Hall is a traditional building steeped in history, built in 1899. This large country house is situated in over seven acres of grounds and looks out onto the picturesque views of the Peak District. Because of this, it has so many perfect photo opportunities.

  1. Get married outside.

We have so many options for the location of your ‘I do’.  The tennis pavilion and oak gazebo are also licensed for weddings. If you would like to plan an outdoor ceremony, then please speak to us today.

  1. No corkage.

We don’t charge any corkage for your wedding drinks. You can bring as much or as little alcohol as you like and serve it how you wish. Alternatively, we do offer a paid bar service, or we can provide serving staff to serve your drinks, if you wanted some extra help.  New for 2020 we are launching our horse box bar! Get in touch today for more information.

  1. We care passionately about the environment and the Peak District National Park.

We are proud to be holders of the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark and we are doing out bit to be sustainable.


  1. Supplier Discount.

Peak District Events is offering 10% discount for on the day DIY wedding coordination. This is ONLY for Hargate Hall couples. Do you love the idea of everything above, but you are worried about how your day will run? Or are you worried about who will manage your suppliers whilst you’re busy getting married? Then this could be a perfect solution you! For more information please see their website.


There are so many great reasons to get married at Hargate. We would love to hear from you if you can add some more to our list!