Upper House

Kinder Road, Kinder, Hayfield, Derbyshire, SK22 2LJ
01663 742229Quote: “WVIE”
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Upper House Weddings

Upper House weddings, view this stunning wedding reception venue in Derbyshire, including photos, wedding offers, wedding reviews and wedding fayre details.

Upper House is a historic castellated fortress set within the tranquil and intimate surroundings of 30 ares of private woodland. Standing alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park. The sweeping driveway to the front of the property drops away to a breathtaking view of Kinder Reservoir. These incredible surroundings create a truly outstanding backdrop for your special day.

Wrapped around a stunning central courtyard, Upper House comprises a Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, gardens & luxurious accommodation for up to 28 guests. It’s long history is truly fascinating, Upper House was the secret hideaway of the biggest industrialists, politicians, royals, authors and intellectuals from the the turn of the 20th Century, & later was where Agatha Christie came to devise her legendary plots.

Isolated in the 6,000 acre Kinder Estate in the North West of the Peak District in Derbyshire, Upper House feels a world away from anywhere. However the house is conveniently located from all amenities. The house is just a 45 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre and Airport; 28 miles from Sheffield and 50 miles from Chester.

This venue has been described as one of Britain’s hidden treasures & one of the wedding industry’s best kept secrets.

Wedding Venue Overview and Facilities

  • Total No. of bedrooms—12
  • No. of function rooms—2
  • Civil license—Yes
  • Civil Same Sex Marriage—Yes
  • Additional facilities—Stunning private grounds and views, which make for a perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs

Wedding Breakfast and Reception Guest Capacities

  • Wedding Breakfast—Up to 90
  • Evening Reception—Up to 130
  • Marquee Weddings—Up to 130

Wedding season availability

All year round


The house has a range of luxury guest bedrooms, including single, double and family rooms and several lounges and dining spaces for residents to enjoy over the weekend.

Directions by Road

Transport is provided to bring guests from Hayfield village to the venue's remote location by minibus. Residents and staff may park at the venue, and directions are provided. Upper house is just 25 miles from Manchester and Manchester Airport, 28 miles from Sheffield and 8 miles from Buxton. The house is within easy reach of the M67 near Glossop in the south, and the M1 and M6 motorways are less than an hour away.

Directions by rail

Considerable rail links to the surrounding areas and nationally from local stations in New Mills and Glossop.



Wedding offer(s) for 2017 or 2018

Between the months of November and January we are offering three day wedding events at a discounted price of £14,000 (which is normally priced at £15,000)



"Words really can’t express how thankful we are to you for making our wedding day so prefect. Upper House is truly wonderful and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for everything!"
Matthew and Victoria Hitchcock


"Having our Wedding at Upper House was amazing, it was the most incredibly beautiful venue in the most prefect of settings. Upper House were wonderful hosts, making us feel at home and nothing was too much trouble"
Gemma and Rich


"Upper House were a fantastic choice for us and our wedding, and were a class act throughout. The venue is grand and homely at the same time, a perfect mixture of traditional and beautiful, while being totally practical to entertain and accommodate big groups of people. Our guests absolutely loved every second and inch of the place. The people behind the house could not be better gate-keepers. Nicola and Paul helped us so much and were so insightful and professional about organising and running our wedding weekend. They are great people with a wealth of knowledge and ideas. We wouldn’t change a thing about our whole weekend in Hayfield because it really was the full package: our escape into a luxury country paradise. Our recommendation is to book it and not look back, you’re in good hands and you will never want to leave"
Amy and Danny


"Thanks to you, my family will remember this weekend forever! I will never forget it because it was the celebration of my wedding and we couldn't choose a better place to cherish our love and to spend time with our families."


"What a beautiful adventure! Thank you from our hearts for letting our dream wedding come true! Nic and Paul, you are nothing short of amazing! We love you! Upper House is simply perfect, its like staying in another world…..one of beauty, peace and adventure! Thank you!!!"
Victoria, JP & Max


"Dearest Paul & Nicky, From the moment we first met and discovered your beautiful home you have supported us and encouraged us to make our dream wedding come true. Thank you for all your ideas, help and inspiration. Most of all thank you for all your hard work over the last 12 years to capture the magic of this house and restore it to all of its glory. all of our guests have memories they will never forget. Everything came together in the most special way and you both played a huge part in this. I'm sure there will be many more occasions and unforgettable memories made in this house. Love and best wishes."


"Have all had a wonderful time - the house is utterly amazing, we feel like we have been on a holiday! Thank you so much"
Bev & Ian (Brides Mum and Dad)

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