The Crescent was built between 1779 and 1789 by renowned designed John Carr of York.
Its purpose was to put Buxton on the map as an elite spa town, on a par with Bath. The Fifth Duke of Devonshire intended it to become a principle attraction and centrepiece for visiting the spa town. The Crescent was comprised of two hotels and six lodging houses. In the 1970's one of the hotels was bought by the Devonshire Royal Hospital as a geriatric annex before being taken over by the Derbyshire County Council. In 1989 the Crescent closed its doors and is now at the centre of a renovation project.
The hotel is a fine example of 21st century style mixed with ancient and classical architecture, joining together to create an exquisite hotel and wedding venue.
Behind the Crescents curved façade you will find a selection of lovingly restored function rooms. These include the 18th century Ballroom, known as The Assembly Rooms. These have been restored to their former beauty and perfectly showcase the breath-taking original features such as the intricately painted ceilings and pillars.
The Assembly Rooms
Wedding Breakfast - 120 guests
Evening Reception - 180 guests
Areas licensed for Civil Ceremonies:
The Drawing Room
The leisure facilities include a traditional, yet modern spa with an original thermal pool fed by the mineral water from a nearby ancient spring at St Ann's Well. The rooftop pool, indoor pool, sauna, steam and ice rooms are the perfect way to relax pre or post wedding, along with sampling the pampering treatments on offer. There is also a beauty salon onsite - ideal for the bridal party to get ready, the morning of the wedding.