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Our Wedding Day on 29th April 2017 was just perfect.

The most beautiful venue and setting. We had so many compliments, with some saying it was the best wedding and venue that they have ever been to. As you drive down the driveway it really is breathtaking. The marquee can't even be described as a marquee, it is so modern, bright and beautifully lit - even the toilets are great! Despite it being a freezing cold day, I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Andrew, Top Marques and Uppercrust were extremely helpful in the run up to the wedding, providing me with all the information I needed and allowing me to decorate the venue the day before, preventing unneeded stress for a control freak of a bride! Uppercrust, who we used for catering were excellent. They brought our wedding breakfast forward because everyone came inside so much earlier than expected, due to the weather. We have some absolutely stunning photos. Even photos of the speeches from inside the marquee, have the stunning scenery in the background. We loved that the venue was a complete, neutral blank canvas that we could make our own and that we could tailor our catering and entertainment to suit our wants and budget.

My husband and I, along with our family and friends, will have fond memories of our wedding day for years to come - thank you!

Kelly and Ryan

We had our Wedding at Osmaston Park on Saturday 26th August 2017 and it was an amazing day at the most beautiful venue! The weather was stunning, the views breathtaking and the whole experience for myself, my husband and our guests was just incredible!! Everything about the venue was perfect and our wedding suppliers helped make our day even more special with precious memories to share and remember for years to come! X

Andjelka and Nikolas

Hi Andrew,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for letting us hold our wedding at Osmaston!! We are so pleased we chose it for our wedding venue!

Everything about the day was perfect. All of our guests commented on the breath taking and stunning views and everything with all the suppliers was co-ordanated brilliantly and everything ran so smoothly!!

Also thank you for coming down at the end of the evening, we felt this was a very personal touch.

We would definitely recommend Osmaston to anyone who is getting married!

Kind regards

Mr and Mrs Sellers :-)

Henry and Kayleigh

If I had to conjure the most perfect, dreamlike, unspoilt location for a fairytale wedding then Osmaston Park is it. At our wedding in July everyone was blown away by the stunning setting and view of the park in all the different lights - from bright sun to dusk. What's amazing too is to be able to see the panoramic woods and lakes from inside the marquee because of the transparent sides. So many of our guests continue to tell us how they fell in love with this special and romantic place. There is something very magical about Osmaston.

Andrew and Top Marques were so helpful and supportive, both during the build up to the wedding and on the day itself. Everything ran smoothly thanks to the highly professional team there. It really was the best day of our lives. Thank you, thank you.

Laura & Leander

I am writing to thank you for all your help whilst we were organising our wedding at Osmaston Park on 28th May. When we started looking at wedding venues we scoured the whole of the East Midlands for the perfect setting for my wedding day; Osmaston was the first place we visited and it captured our hearts from that moment on. No other venue compared with the beauty and stunning location that Osmaston holds; we booked two years before my big day content in the knowledge that we had made the right choice. During our wedding planning we had the full support and help from the team at Osmaston who couldn't do enough to help with our enquiries and any concerns we had. When our wedding day finally arrived everything was just perfect the marquee and grounds looked amazing and we had a wedding day which will be remembered forever. Our guests were stunned by the location and we still have family and friends e-mailing us weeks later to say what a fabulous day they had. Both Anthony and I would like to say a huge thank you to you for helping make our dreams come true and for going the extra mile, even to the point of your own expense of putting a gate in by the mill building so I could use this location for my wedding pictures (which are spectacular). We can't say enough good things about Osmaston to do it the justice it deserves but it will hold a special place in our hearts forever as our amazingly perfect wedding venue.

Anthony & Ginette Clarke

When we initially started looking for our wedding venue we weren't entirely sure if we would find anywhere that suited our plans for the day. Our wedding day was always going to be slightly different starting with a church service then moving on to a reception venue where we were to hold a Hindu ceremony before the wedding breakfast. We viewed Osmaston Park the year before our wedding in the February, there was no marquee on the site at the time, but there and then we knew that it was the place for us. The location, approach, views and layout stole our hearts and we booked it straight away. We visited the site on a number of times in the run up to our wedding and were so pleased to see how the main marquee layout had been developed opening up the front to the view and the gardens to the front.

Top Marques were absolutely fantastic and Will couldn't do enough for us. As well as a number of changes to the main marquee they provided an additional marquee on the lower lawn area for the Hindu wedding ceremony including a stage and corner posts! No request was too much. On the day of our wedding the weather was beautiful and the venue was everything we dreamt it would be. We can't put into words how the venue really made the day so special. Every guest asked us how we had found Osmaston Park as they'd never been to a wedding at such a venue, it was stunning!

Thanks to you all at Osmaston Park for contributing to our wedding day being as fantastic as it was.

Gail & Sanjay Patel

We thoroughly enjoyed our Wedding Day at Osmaston Park. We couldn't have wished for a more beautiful setting, the scenery is incredible! The marquee also looked beautiful, and everyone we worked with to organise the day was very helpful. All our guests have said they had a lovely day. We are certain there is no better wedding venue in Derbyshire!

Emma & Daniel

After my husband's proposal in a beautiful village in the Peak District, we were keen to find a venue that would reflect our love for the countryside and allow us to create our vision of an English country garden themed wedding.

We looked at a number of venues online, with little actually offering us what we wanted. On the way back from an unsuccessful visit to our initial preferred venue, we decided to take a drive down the driveway of Osmaston Park to have a peek. As we had not made an appointment we could only get so far down the entrance before gates prevented us from getting any further. As soon as we started the drive down the mile road I was instantly hooked in. The views as you approach the park are absolutely breath taking, with the landscape appearing never ending. We got as far as we could go and I was desperate to see more.

We quickly arranged a viewing that same week and were greeted by the lovely Lady Philippa Walker-Okeover, whose friendly smile and kind nature we immediately warmed to. Taking the drive down the road to the park, again gave us goose bumps, but we were not quite prepared for how we would feel when we saw the park. On entering we were automatically met with the WOW factor. We drove in to the area where the marquee would sit and were faced with even more acres of beautiful greenery set above an expansive lake. From that moment we both knew this was the venue for us. The privacy, combined with the beautiful setting are just priceless. Although Osmaston house no longer stands, the venue is still steeped in character and history. The remnants of the outside area still withstand, with steps down to a fabulous pond with views across the lake - great for pictures.

The set up of Osmaton is perfect for what we wanted. The marquee meant we could dress the venue exactly as we wanted, and Osmaston were extremely accommodating. Usually, couples come to the venue the day before the wedding to dress the venue. I, however, wanted to be there on the Thursday before as we had so much to do. Lady Philippa and her husband Sir Andrew were more than accommodating in allowing us to do this. At the drop of a hat they were always on hand to open the gates for us whatever time we needed, for as long as we needed and nothing was too much trouble.

Whatever venue we chose we were certain that we wanted to be able to bring our own catreres in, something that most venues do not allow. Osmaston list a select number of preferred caterers on their website, one of whom happens to be my husband's aunty's catering business, Golden Goose. Again, this ticked a box for us.

On seeing the venue we decided that if possible we would like to hold our wedding over 2 days, with people coming back on the Sunday for a luncheon. Osmaston again were more than helpful in accommodating this. The venue was great as it worked brilliantly for a more formal feel on the Saturday and offered a relaxed atmosphere for the Sunday, with people playing games out on the lawn.

The marquee side of things is all handled separately by Top Marques Marquee Company, an extremely friendly family run business who can't do enough for you. With the vision I had of how I wanted everything to look, I had a lot of questions throughout about logistics. Top Marques were always on hand to give me a quick response, either in person or on the phone, and accommodated wherever possible. They even went as far as providing me with hay bails for seating outside! The marquee itself was stunning, by far the nicest I have seen. It was immaculate both inside and out and extremely spacious. We had 172 guests for the whole day, and despite the rain preventing them from being outside, the marquee provided a comfortable reception area that had enough space for people to be away from the tables. The guys from Top Marques were on hand first thing and last thing at night, and were even kind enough to taxi a few of the guests back to their hotel at night. They were back on site early Sunday morning to allow us to prepare for the next day.

They really are a great bunch of people, who made the whole process very stress free.Overall the venue really is a magical place, one of Derbyshire's hidden gems. Lady Philippa and Sir Andrew have a real passion for the park, obvious from how well looked after it is. Their aim is to make sure you are happy and will do whatever they can to ensure your day runs smoothly. They were quite clear that they were always on hand should wish to speak to them or visit the park. Their down to earth manner and warmth really made the whole process very easy.

Osmaston Park really does need to be viewed in person to appreciate the full extent of what is has to offer. If you want an original venue that really allows you to personalise your special day, then make sure you include it on your shortlist.

Lucy & Tom Smithson

Thank you so much to Andrew and all of the team at Osmaston park. Our wedding day was perfect. Anyone considering having their wedding reception here should definitely book without a doubt. Beautiful surroundings, friendly staff. Absolutely brilliant in every way.

Sarah & Daniel Cruise

When we first saw Osmaston Park we knew immediately it was where we wanted to get married. It is the kind of idyllic setting that you always imagine for the biggest day of your life. The staff were excellent in all arrangements, eager to get things done and help us out. The photos from the day look magnificent and the mixture between stone ornaments and architectural features and the natural beauty of the lake, woods and fields made for a stunning backdrop. We will never forget the exceptionally romantic atmosphere travelling down the tree lined avenue in a horse drawn carriage. The marquee itself is a splendid structure and the way it had been set up made it feel the perfect size for the number of guests we had, not too imposing and not too cosy - just right.
Many thanks again for your help in organising a perfect day!

Ed & Michelle Roberts

A bride''s father''s perspective - really good value for money. From a financial point of view this site beats all others. I wanted to buy my own wine and champagne in France - direct from the vineyards - and hotel sites don''t like that sort of cost saving. And because you have complete control over food, drink, music, flowers and decorations, the Osmaston site gave us great opportunities to save money, and put my daughter''s personal stamp on the reception and believe me, she had a lot of ideas! What''s more, we were able to adapt on the day to the weather if we wanted to move the party outside, we could. The whole thing was incredibly professional and the staff created an evening that none of us will ever forget. But our self-help approach made this event all the sweeter for the financial savings we could make by bringing some of our own things along like a wedding cake for exampleso we were able to provide the family touch to make it a unique day for the bride and groom without paying commercial rates for so much of what makes a good wedding into a great wedding. Yes, it''s a bit more work for the family, but well worth it. Many thanks to you all.

Charles

The best day of our lives! We had our wedding reception at Osmaston Park last summer and it couldn''t have been more romantic. The location was exceptional with wonderful views from the pretty terraces. The team at Osmaston park were so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process and they put us in touch with everything we needed to make the day as special as it was. We feel so lucky to have found this hidden gem - Thank you Osmaston!

Philippa

We would thoroughly recommend Osmaston Park for anyone thinking of a wedding reception venue. The setting is tranquil, very beautiful and so romantic! The marquee is spacious with wide windows looking out over the magnificent views of the park and lake and the interior light, airy and well furnished. Everyone concerned including the Estate itself, the marquee staff and the caterers worked hard and succeeded in making it a wonderful day.

Allison & John Wright

It was the first place we viewed when planning our wedding, and no other place compared after that.. The views are absolutely spectacular, and the peacefulness coupled with the privacy makes the day truly special. We both enjoyed every moment of it, everybody was very helpful and we want to thank them. Lovely classic English countryside at it's best, and with the ability to decorate the site to your own style, it makes everything so personal to the couple. Thank you very much, we had a fantastic time!

Rebecca & Charles

Thank you and all the team for the amazing experience we had whilst planning our wedding at Osmaston. From our first viewing on a very frosty day in January we completely fell in love with the park and it's breathtaking beauty. We received so many awe-struck comments on the day from guests and have since recieved letters all of which enthused about the stunning setting. Needless to say our photos are spectacular!

Everyone we met during the planning process was so helpful and warm; there was no question too stupid or request which couldn't be fulfilled. The team at Top Marques were fantastic, efficient and friendly. We used Big On Taste for our catering and were delighted with their high standards and amazing food. Being able to supply our own Champagne and wines as well as dress the marquee as we wanted allow us to really personalise our big day. 
In short everything was perfect and we cannot thank you enough for helping to make our day so special. 
With our very best wishes

Lizzie & Bill Latham

Wow! What a venue! We had our wedding at Osmaston Park in September and it was just perfect. The views from the magnificent marquee overlooking the lake were spectacular, as were the immaculate grounds . We had many a guest who were just lost for words from the beautiful views and the fantastic marquee. It was so nice to be able to make our own personal stamp inside the marquee and a special thank you to the Naylors who run Top Marques (UK) who were just fantastic! A very special thank you to Sir Andrew who was a diamond! He was so friendly , accommodating and helped us organise everything perfectly. We also had a fantastic catering team (Fiona Herbert) who we thoroughly recommend, in that not only did she produce 5 star food but helped us throughout with the running of the day.
All in all we would thoroughly recommend Osmaston Park as the best venue in Derbyshire for a wedding!

Pan & Leigh

Dear all, we (both families) would like to thank you! as a wedding venue for such a fantastic day, from the time that we arrived at Osmaston Park to the last moment we all left we can not remember a better place for anybody getting married and the beautiful setting, the grounds and marquee, the service from the staff made the day a memory it will take years and years to forget. As it was only a week ago we are all still on a high and now the photographs are being printed we are reliving every moment. So please pass on my thanks from the bottom of my heart to the staff and caterers the grounds men/security and yourselves you all made it go so well and we will recommend you to any body thinking of making the plunge, Also we stayed at a local hotel close by and this made it so easy for guests to commute back and forth so Again thank you all so much.

Peter & Elizabeth

Words at times cannot truly express our feeling. We can honestly say that we were speechless when we visited the site. Osmaston Park was the first and only venue we viewed because it was love at first sight. We both immediately knew that this was the place we wanted to get married. The location provided romantic scenery and some difference to the norm. Everything about Osmaston gave us that unique feel, we did not think twice about booking. The grounds and marquee provided the perfect surroundings. The pictures that we have of our big day are amazing. All our guests could not stop complimenting on how beautiful the setup is. What more could we have possibly asked for?

Many thanks go to Top Marquees (UK) (esp. Will) for going above and beyond their call of duty to make our day that extra special. Organising things with them certainly helped to calm those nerves and ease any issues that can occur when preparing for any event let alone a wedding.

Not enough praise can go to Sir Andrew. From the first meeting we had with him until the wedding day he was very helpful. With every request, email, question and query you accommodated us in ways we cannot describe.

Everyone who attended our wedding had a fantastic day. 
Thank you so much for the PERFECT day.

Tatenda & Farirai Zata

Our wedding at Osmaston Park was the most amazing day of our lives. We were lucky enough to get a sunny day which made the stunning setting even more beautiful. Our guests were so impressed with the views and very much enjoyed spending the day drinking Prosecco on the lawns.

When we were looking for venues we knew we had found our place when we first came down the drive. The view over the valley and the lake is unbeatable and provides a romantic and elegant backdrop for the photographs. Which people have said "Look like something out of Hello Magazine!"

The Marquee is very well presented and maintained with the dance floor and starlight ceiling perfect for after the sun goes down.

We had a ceremony at Ashbourne Town Hall and the drive to Osmaston was so pretty and a chance for us to have a little time on our own before we met up with our guests.

Thank you to Sir Andrew and the staff at Top Marques for all your help. Wish we could do it all again next year!

Laura and Richard

Thank you so much to Sir Andrew and all the staff at Top Marques for all their hard work, you have been absolutely amazing! We had the most incredible day and the beautiful venue and marquee just made it even more special. Everyone we dealt with was so supportive and friendly even when we were hounding them with questions and requesting lots of information.

We fell in love with Osmaston Park as soon as we saw it, even though it was knee deep in snow! In fact we didn't even bother to keep our other venue appointments! All our guests were speechless at how gorgeous it all looked on the day and Maisam and I and our parents are so very grateful at the level of care, attention and patience that the team provided. You really did put our minds at ease throughout the whole planning process and it is a real credit to you that you provide such a high standard of customer care.

Thank you again for allowing us to have such a stunning location as our venue and we only hope we can come back one day for another special occasion!

Maisam and Azin Tehrani

Thank you to Andrew and all the team at Osmaston Park. The location is absolutely beautiful, we could not of chose a nicer place to have our wedding, no other venue we visited compared to Osmaston. All our guests commented on the stunning setting and views across the park. We would thoroughly recommend Osmaston park to anyone looking for a wedding location in Derbyshire.....amazing!!

Nicola & David

The first time I saw Osmaston park I was absolutely amazed. No other venue compared, the views and venue are just perfect and you get it all to yourself. The pictures have the incredible view in the background and the children had space to run around. We had a lot of comments throughout the day and since about the venue and I'm so glad we had the wedding there as it just made the day more perfect. Andrew and Will were both very helpful and friendly. The marquee is perfect for creating your own personalised wedding.

We went with Big on Taste as the caterers and the food was delicious and they let us create our own menu. It rained slightly in the evening, but there is enough space in the marquee that it made no difference. I'm still in shock that I got to celebrate the day in such a beautiful place. The day was simply perfect and Osmaston definitely made it unforgettable! :)

Katy & Jon

We came across Osmaston Park by accident and immediately fell completely in love with it. We knew straight away that we wanted to have our wedding reception there.

Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of. It was sunny for most of the day and we loved sipping sparkling wine on the lawns and posing for photos with the stunning backdrop of the lake and wood behind us. Even a thunder storm and heavy rain in the afternoon didn't spoil our day as we used the time to sit in the beautiful marquee and have our delicious wedding breakfast. As we finished our meal the weather cleared up and left a beautiful mist over the lake and rainbow above the trees.

If we were to do it all again we would not hesitate in booking Osmaston Park.

Our sincere thanks to Sir Andrew for supporting us with exploring all our ideas and for helping us to create our dream day at Osmaston Park

Alexandra and Nicholas

After searching for wedding venues long and hard we came across Osmaston Park........search over! Even though we first visited on a damp, foggy day we just knew this was the venue for us. Previous venues had tried hard to sell themselves but Osmaston Park with it's stunning views and setting sold itself. On our first ever visit to the unspoilt village of Osmaston we passed a beautiful little church, perfect for the ceremony and only two minutes away!!! Sir Andrew made us feel most comfortable from start to finish and answered any questions we had promptly, from this we knew everything would be perfect. Our guests were more than impressed to say the least and the sun setting after a warm, sunny mid septembers evening finished our day with the most amazing photograph opportunities ever.

Osmaston Park.......look no further.
With all our thanks to Sir Andrew and Lady Phillippa.

Iain and Lisa Ward

I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful wedding reception at Osmaston Park. We all loved our day at my son Tom's wedding on 18th July. I wonder if you know how much the setting meant to two landscape architects and families who enjoy the beauty of natural surroundings. As the guests turned the corner in our wedding coach they were blown away by the beautiful scenery. It was truly something different, immediately delightful and everyone felt relaxed and chilled. During most of the free time from the wedding the guests sat outside watching the evening light change as the sun set over the trees and river. We all decided that this sight would be spectacular in all weathers and seasons. It was a very safe environment for children as they could let off steam in the naturally protected terrace area which had lots of fun slopes and soft grass and the parents could watch perched on the low walls with a glass of wine. It is just what you dream about as parents especially when you are trying to get them through the formalities of a wedding!!

The marquee was set in the footprint of the old house. Although we weren't sure about having a marquee in the first place it turned out to be the best decision we made as it was spacious, light and airy and looked beautiful with the dance floor decorated with fairy lights. The fantastic thing about it was being where the house was it was set high on the hill with the original terrace which was superb for drinks and had the best views.

All the wedding teams and especially Andrew and Will worked hard and seamlessly to ensure that everything went smoothly and every guest was catered for - nothing was too much trouble.

If you want somewhere different and beautiful for a special occasion Tom's wedding guests down to the last man and very probably child would very happily recommend Osmaston Park.

Liz Beck

We recently got married at Osmaston on 6th October and couldn't have wanted for a more perfect location, view, party atmosphere and personal feeling the venue allows - personal both in what we were allowed to do with the marquee to make it feel like 'our own' venue, and personal in regards to the bespoke contact you have with the people who are helping put your day together (Sir Andrew, Will from Top Marquees etc).

They were all on hand throughout the planning process to make sure everything went as we wanted it to, and it was a lovely touch at the end of our night to see Sir Andrew there to ask if everything had gone okay and to congratulate us. From start to finish we felt very looked after and that everyone wanted us to have the best day possible, the way we wanted it; and we did!

We first saw the venue as just a field on a cold January morning before the marquee was erected and, even as a field, we were totally convinced that it was the location for us. None of the formality and the restrictions of a hotel, no-one for miles around except who we invited, the pure silence of the countryside until your music gets going, and the most stunning view over the lake you could imagine - akin to the view at any of Derbyshire's stately homes.

We would recommend the venue to anyone. Our wedding was everything we could have wished it to be and more and our guests certainly said the venue had the 'wow' factor.

Many thanks again Sir Andrew and Lady Philippa

Jenni and James Grainger

We came to see Osmaston Park just to give us an idea about the styles of venues and really weren't looking to have our Wedding in Derbyshire. We drove through the stone entrance, surrounded by nothing but rolling hills, beauty and animals! It was perfect and we asked you to see if the date was available whilst we stood in front of you!

Will at Top Marquees and Sir Andrew allowed us to make our day so personal, always on hand to ensure that the planning went smoothly and our day was the best it could possibly be. Thank you so much,

We would reccomend Osmaston Park to anyone, It really is the most stunning, personal and idillic venue.

Theresa and Rob