Whether you marry in the local All Saints Church or further afield, Ashover is an idyllic setting for the perfect country wedding reception near Chesterfield.
The Amber Hall is the perfect size for a wedding, easily seating 150-160 people for a sit-down meal using refectory style tables. Using 5ft diameter (152cm) round tables, 130 - 140 people can be seated comfortably. For the evening reception, up to 200 guests can be accommodated for dancing and a buffet supper. If more space is required for welcome drinks, entertainers or to lay out a buffet, the Rattle and Fabrick rooms can also be hired.
The Amber Hall has double doors leading to the outdoor patio, which extends into the village green, which can be used for reception drinks, a BBQ/ hog roast or even an ice cream van. If required, you can hire an external marquee to cover the patio area, creating even more space for your guests.
If you are having a summer wedding, you may catch a local cricket match being played out on the village green, adding to the ‘country wedding’ feel. Any children attending your wedding will have plenty of room to run around on the field and will love the children's play park which is situated right next to the centre.
Good quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen are available for a small charge (follow the link for more information).
If you love the idea of a ‘fairytale’ wedding, why not add a fabulous marquee lining? The lining is fitted inside the Amber Hall by J & CA Fisher Marquee Hire who can also provide matching chair covers and sashes.
If you want to be creative and have a 'DIY' approach to decorating the room, we can provide ceiling ropes from which you can hang bunting, fairy lights and paper lanterns (please see photos in our gallery). We can also recommend local decorating firms who hire out chair covers, ornaments and lighting. They are plenty of plug sockets down each side of the room to plug in any additional lighting (although the centre's electrical system is protected, we do require any electrical items to be PAT tested).
The Amber Hall has a fully built-in audio-visual system which includes microphones for speeches, a CD player for background music, a plug in point for phones or tablets using a headphone jack (you'll need an adapter for newer Apple devices) and a projector with a 3m wide screen for photographic image presentation. Its stage is a perfect platform for a band, DJ or wedding singer. Professional stage lighting can also be hired.
We have a list of local wedding suppliers, including caterers, decorating firms and entertainers, who have been recommended by previous guests and/or are businesses we have worked alongside for many years.
Whoever you employ to provide catering, they will find all the appliances required in the fully-equipped kitchen to whip up a mouth-watering wedding meal.
The bar is fully staffed by volunteers and can be opened at times to suit your requirements. Wine and Champagne can be provided by the centre, or you can supply your own for a small corkage charge.
If you have any questions or require assistance in planning your big day, please contact us and we shall be more than happy to help. You can also see our blog for tips, information and advice about planning the perfect wedding.