Information for Hargate Hall wedding guests
This page is to help provide any information you may need if you have been invited to a wedding at Hargate Hall.
We hire Hargate Hall out for weddings, parties and holidays entirely on a self catering / self organised basis. So any questions relating to what will be happening over the wedding weekend, timings etc will need to directed to the wedding couple, or any other person they may have nominated.
Staying at Hargate Hall
The wedding couple organise who is staying at Hargate Hall and what the costs of this will be. For those staying on site you can find full details of the accommodation by visiting our self catering apartments page. If you are not able to stay here, don’t worry, there are lots of self catering properties and a B&B within 5 miles of Hargate Hall. Have a look at visittideswell.co.uk and www.visitbuxton.co.uk
If you are staying on site, and would like to add some nights before or after the wedding then please contact us. You will need to know which apartment you will be staying in. We can then see if that apartment is available, and give you an idea of cost.
We can get around 45 cars in the car park. To achieve this all vehicles need to be parked side by side on both sides of the car park (i.e. herringbone), rather than nose to tail. When the car park is full, please park on the verge on far side of the road. This keeps the driveway and entrance clear and safe, as the road is 60mph.
Food , Meals and drink
We do not provide any food. food and meals may be being provided by the wedding couple, or you may be self catering. For this you would need to check your invite. There is a bar area in the entrance lobby, but again this is not stocked by us. Bring your own, we don’t charge corkage! There are supermarkets in Buxton, which is 5 miles away, or in Tideswell which is 3 miles away.
Each apartment has a few coffee, tea and sugar sachets in it as well as a pint of milk in the fridge (Friday arrivals only for the milk). There is also a coffee and hot chocolate vending machine in the entrance lobby
There is no public transport that goes passed us (or within 1.5 miles). If you are arriving by train, then you will need to get a taxi, or perhaps one of the other guests will pick you up.
Arrival and departure times
Refer to your invite for any variations on this, but generally the earliest arrival time is 4pm on the Friday and departure is 10am Monday. We ask that on departure, beds are stripped, dishes washed up and put away, and rubbish cleared, and things generally left tidy as you found them.
We accept well behaved dogs. There is a charge of £30 per dog for the duration of the stay. Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times and not left unaccompanied in the apartments. There are free range hens on site and often lambs in the fields all around.
Heating and electricity
The apartments all have £1 coin operated electricity meters (apart from Ashbourne which runs on 50p coins)which run all the heating, power and lighting within each apartment. Please make sure you have some £1 coins, particularly in the winter months. The communal areas and some of the ground floor apartments now have radiators linked to the main boiler.
All doors into the hall have 3 steps. We have a portable ramp that can be put down to enable wheelchair access. Within the hall most doorways are easily wide enough to accommodate wheelchair users. For anyone staying i would recommend that they have the Welbeck apartment (check with the wedding couple!) as this is all on the ground floor and has a wetroom.
Other things… (the Dos and Don’ts)
Amplified or loud music is not permitted outside
Eating and Drinking is not permitted in the ceremony room for 1 hour before or during the ceremony.
Fireworks and Chinese lanterns are not permitted.
Candles are not permitted indoors or in the marquee.
Any decorating must be done without the use of sellotape, BluTack, staples, nails etc that will damage the paint and woodwork
In the summer months we provide picnic blankets for use outside. there are also picnic tables and benches. Please do not take indoor furniture outside or use throws and blankets from the beds (it has been done!!)
Confetti – biodegradable confetti if fine for use outside.
Towels – Please bring you own towels and toiletries. If you are a guest from overseas ask the wedding couple to pre-order towels from us free of charge due to aircraft luggage constraints.
Please respect out neighbours by keeping the noise to a minimum outside, particularly in the evening.
And finally…. We want you to have a fantastic time so if anything is not quite right in you apartment, then please let us know, so we can sort it.