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Darwin Lake
  • All-inclusive wedding venue in the Peak District
  • Unique, four-star destination for your celebrations
  • Ten acres of remarkable grounds
  • Private lake and woodland for stunning photographs
  • Indoor and outdoor licensed areas
  • Two large and contemporary function rooms
  • Stunning accommodation for up to 110 guests
  • Civil ceremony licensed
  • Variety of wedding packages available
  • Available for bookings throughout the year

If you are looking for a picturesque location to host your dream country wedding, look no further than the stunning Darwin Lake. With exclusive grounds and its own private lake, this setting is the perfect backdrop for those all-important photographs.

The venue offers a magical backdrop for your special day with its luxurious lake and outstanding exposed stone hall, acting as the ideal blank canvas for your DIY wedding. Providing bespoke wedding packages for all couples, budgets and sizes, this is a wonderful setting to say your 'I dos'.


Darwin Lake is a charming venue in the heart of the Peak District, offering a remarkable backdrop for your wedding. With its stone built hall boasting two large function rooms and 17 contemporary cottages to accommodate your guests, Darwin Lake offer facilities for all wedding sizes.

Set within ten acres of natural woodland, these unique grounds offer you and your wedding guests the ultimate exclusivity.


The Hall

Split into two large function rooms across the bottom and top floor, The Hall is neutrally decorated to adapt to any wedding theme or style with a charming exposed stone exterior. An additional third room can be made available if required.

The hall sits adjacent to the lawn, providing the perfect spot for a marquee if you are planning on having a large celebration.

Ceremony capacity - 130 guests
Wedding Breakfast capacity - 130 guests
Reception capacity - 160 guests


The outdoor space at Darwin Lake is an ideal scenic location to hold your wedding celebrations. With stunning views across the lake and the option to pitch a large marquee, this is a prime location for a summer wedding.

Whether you are hoping for a classic country celebration or a casual alfresco style wedding, the lakeside is naturally diverse and picture-perfect.

Ceremony capacity - 200 guests
Wedding Breakfast capacity - 135 guests
Reception capacity - 200 guests


Darwin Lake can provide catering services upon your request for your celebrations. As well as this, each accommodation cottage has a kitchen where food can be made by your guests.


Darwin Lake proudly offer 17 luxury four star stone cottages for you and your guests to relax in for the duration of your wedding celebrations.

All the cottages are styled with modern interiors, with some including sofa beds for additional guests. This peaceful setting is an idyllic location for you to relax before and after your special day, with tasteful décor and fully-stocked amenities.

If you are interested in holding your wedding at Darwin Lake, please click the buttons below or to the side of this listing to find more information.

Darwin Lake
Jaggers Lane
Darley Moor


  • Sana

    I had my wedding at Darwin Lake on Wednesday and stayed for 3 nights, a night before and after the wedding with the guests! It was one of the most magical days of my life! I could not ask for anything more! The venue, hall and accommodations were all amazing. Everybody who joined us there had an amazing time. I would like to thank all the staff for all their hard work and effort in making sure everything went smoothly on my big day.

  • Steph

    We had our wedding at Darwin Lake and it was absolutely amazing! All of our guests loved the cottages and commented how well decorated and equipped they were. It was the super location for a DIY wedding and meant that all our guests could stay on site - perfect when you have kids. Thanks Darwin Lake for a wonderful wedding weekend. Hope to be back again in the future!

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