Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 60)

THE HIDDEN HIVE 03444 113 460 | Surrounded by enchanting woodland and idyllic lakes, The Hidden Hive is a laid-back venue located in the Derbyshire National Forest. With three giant tipis and a chill-out area all linked together to create the ultimate space, it’s no wonder why the venue is so popular. Solid wooden flooring and twinkly lights throughout the tipis give the whole place that cosy and intimate feel. The chill-out area consists of Chesterfield sofas, armchairs and a fire pit to create a serious ambience. There’s also outdoor seating for those warm summer nights as well as an indoor/outdoor bar. The venue is incredibly spacious yet has the rare ability to feel intimate. It’s the perfect place for couples to let their imagination run wild – whether they want to host festive-style celebrations or elegant and understated soirées. No matter what, lovebirds will have vast space and open fields perfect for lawn games. Say “I do” in The Honey Bee Barn with 150 loved ones. The new ceremony structure boasts views across the open fields and forest with gorgeous rustic features. The main tipis are the perfect location for receptions with 120 people. The team works with the brilliant Black Peppermint Food Co and several other street food vendors for all catering needs. Regarding the rest of the gang, pairs will be free to choose their own suppliers! For those who need a helping hand to get started, the staff has met some fantastic wedding friends over the years and would love to provide lovebirds with a recommended list of suppliers. After the celebrations, couples and their guests can retreat to the campsite next door. Some stylish glamping pods are available at the Beehive Woodland Lakes campsite adjacent to the exclusive wedding venue. Happy campers can even pitch their tents too! OSMASTON PARK 01335 350 279 | Situated in 3,000 acres of Derbyshire countryside on the edge of a quintessentially English village, Osmaston Park is a private venue that provides a stunning backdrop to weddings. Guests will love the pictureperfect views over the surrounding lakes, woodland and parkland areas. The venue doesn’t have a civil ceremony licence, but couples can have celebrant-led blessings outside surrounded by the stunning scenery. The team offers an alternative space if the British weather is an issue. The silk-lined marquee can be tailored for receptions with 50 to 500 people. With fairylights and chandeliers that create a romantic atmosphere and the chance to decorate the space to match any theme, couples are sure to create their dream day. The team will provide all the tables and chairs, a dancefloor and a bar area for the ultimate celebrations. Lovebirds can use the lawn during summer for reception drinks, bouncy castles and games. 22