Holding Your Dream Wedding at The Priest House Hotel, castle donington

Newly wed couple in front of a stunning sunset at the Priest House Hotel

a guide from a priest house hotel wedding photographer

Are you dreaming of a truly magical and romantic wedding day? The Priest House Hotel, a hidden gem nestled in the enchanting countryside of Castle Donington, Derbyshire should be on your shortlist. With its breathtaking views, historic charm, and first class service, The Priest House Hotel is the perfect venue to celebrate your love and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Newly wed couple hugging and looking at each other with a stunning sunset in the background at The Pries House Hotel

The Perfect Setting for Your Special Day

The Priest House Hotel combines the best of both worlds – its picturesque surroundings and its contemporary elegance. With its Grade II listed water wheel and beautiful interiors, the hotel exudes a sense of timeless beauty and sophistication. The rich history of the venue provides a unique backdrop for your wedding, creating an atmosphere that is both grand and intimate.

a Variety of Ceremony Options

Wedding rings and personalised ring box ready for a wedding at the Priest HGouse Hotel

Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair, The Priest House Hotel offers a range of ceremony options to suit your preferences. Exchange your vows in one of our stunning suites, each with its own unique charm and character. The Garden Suite, with its beautiful exposed beams and fairy lights, provides a bright and spacious setting for ceremonies of up to 100 guests. Alternatively, the Riverside Suite offers breathtaking views of the River Trent and can accommodate up to 120 guests, providing a truly romantic backdrop for your special moment.

Picture Perfect Opportunities

The Priest House Hotel is surrounded by over 100 acres of enchanting woodland, gardens, and meadows, offering endless opportunities for stunning wedding photos. Capture the magic of your day with breathtaking views of the rolling countryside or the picturesque River Trent. Whether you prefer a romantic sunset backdrop or a charming garden setting, the grounds provide the perfect canvas for your love story to unfold. As a Priest House Hotel wedding photographer I am always looking for different locations where I can capture a truly unique photo of you on your special day, not only capturing your love but the atmosphere of the hotel and the day.

Newly wed couple under a tree lit with fairy lights at the Priest House Hotel

Exquisite Dining

Your wedding breakfast is an opportunity to indulge in delicious cuisine and create lasting memories with your loved ones. The Priest House Hotel offers a variety of dining options to suit your taste and style. The Terrace Room, with its direct access to the outside terrace and stunning river views, is perfect for smaller, more intimate celebrations. For larger wedding parties, the Garden Suite provides a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to have your private bar open for all your guests. Our talented team of chefs will work closely with you to create a menu that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

Newly wed couple walking through confetti at the Priest House Hotel

An Unforgettable Reception – Celebrate in style

The Priest House Hotel offers a range of reception options to ensure that your evening celebration is one to remember. The Garden Suite and Terrace Room can accommodate up to 150 guests, providing the perfect space for dancing, photo booths, and food service. Alternatively, the Riverside Suite offers a more intimate setting for up to 150 guests, with its own private bar and breathtaking views of the river. Our experienced team will work with you to create a personalised reception that reflects your style and ensures a night of joy and celebration.

Newly wed couple in from of a stunning senet at the Priest House Hotel


After a day filled with love and festivities, retreat to one of our 42 individually designed bedrooms, each offering a unique blend of comfort and elegance. For the ultimate romantic experience, indulge in one of our three beautiful honeymoon suites, with stunning views and luxurious amenities. The Priest House Hotel also offers the opportunity for your wedding party to stay the night before, allowing for a seamless and stress-free start to your special day.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits

As a Priest House Hotel wedding photographer I would love to capture the story of your day at this fantastic venue, working with the experienced team at the hotel I can ensure that the reflection of your love and the celebration of your unique story will be captured, to cherish for many years.

To find out more about this amazing venue and their wedding packages have a look at their website:

The Priest House Hotel Weddings

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Looking forward to hear from you and learning more about the plans for your special day