We got married at Makeney Hall on 19th April - Easter Weekend. The staff did everything possible to make our marriage go with only a single hitch, Wedding planner Liz Fletcher and MC Paul deserve particular praise for the planning and the scheduling on the day respectively but we found all the staff very helpful. The food was superb for the wedding breakfast, the evening buffet, midnight Bacon cobs & the breakfast the following morning. The rooms are spacious and although maybe lacking a few amenities regular travellers may miss (a fridge, ironing board etc) they more than make up for it in rustic character with feature baths & a four poster in the bridal suite. We had a total of 40 guests staying the night at Makeney and although some of the rooms varied in size and facilities all who stayed enjoyed the food, atmosphere & service without a single complaint - Kerry and the staff had ensured all our guests travelling up on the day could check in early (to great credit and relief) as our wedding ceremony took place at 2pm (the usual check in time). In fact lots of our guests (120 in total) complemented our 'perfect' choice of venue.
All we can say is thank-you to all involved and if you are thinking of booking Makeney for your special day get in early as our wedding was one of four in consecutive days over the Easter period.
Mr & Mrs Nightingale
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makeney Hall Hotel is a magnificent Victorian country mansion, situated in the heart of Derbyshire, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. Only eight miles from Derby and two miles from the flourishing market town of Belper, the hotel enjoys the most tranquil surroundings. The grandeur of the hotel setting combines with the warmth and attentiveness of our staff to make each guest feel at home and really special. From the informal Cocktail Bar to the elegant oak paneled dining room with an impressive oak fireplace, you’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. All of our 45 bedrooms are decorated in a warmly traditional style whilst the superior rooms have a period elegance this is in keeping the hotel’s heritage. With some of the most beautiful parts of the country on its doorstep, this hotel is also the perfect place for guests looking simply for a leisurely break in a truly hospitable environment. Picturesque grounds, impressive architecture and excellent cuisine make this hotel the perfect setting for a relaxing short break or other special occasions. As well as stunning scenery and marvelous walking trails, Derbyshire and the nearby Peak District are home to some of the country's finest stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For a family day out, enjoy a visit to Alton Towers or take in the delights of the local market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. Makeney Hall offers Free WiFi Internet Access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makeney Hall Derby
- Hotel Makeney Hall
- Makeney Hall Hotel Belper, Derbyshire