East Midlands Wedding Venues That Allow Self Catering

Here at the Alternative Wedding Group we strongly believe that all brides (and grooms) should get to eat the food that represents them on their big day. We do not believe in sacrificing cultural (or preferential) food choices for the sake of having a nice venue. Food is such an integral part of many cultures that compromising is just not an option.

With that being said, we want to highlight some of the best venues in the East Midlands that allow you to fulfill your food choices on your big day.

Hargate Hall, Derbyshire


If you want exclusive use of a venue to marry, party and sleep, Hargate Hall in the Peak District is the perfect choice. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Derbyshire countryside, the large property can sleep 77 people as it comprises of a number of self-contained apartments and private rooms. This means your guests can stay overnight to continue the celebrations overnight. Whether you want to get married in the Main Hall or in a marquee in the grounds, there is plenty of choice. Not only does this venue allow you to bring your own food, but you can also bring your own alcohol.

Goosedale, Nottingham *Star Pick*


If you would like to combine history with modernity Goosedale is the perfect choice. The site dates back the 17th century and is set within over 100 acres of beautiful and awe inspiring grounds. They have 3 exquisite rooms with stunning décor to hold your reception and civil ceremony. There are various breathtaking sites around the grounds to take the most stunning wedding pictures. Goosedale allows external caterers.

NB: One of our founders got married at this venue so it comes highly recommended.

The Atrium, Nottingham


If you are dreaming of an exceptionally large wedding, then checkout the Atrium in central Nottingham. The venue can accommodate intimate weddings of 25 up to large scale productions with 2000 guests. Built in 1927 and inspired by Buckingham Palace, it boasts glass-domed ceilings and a sweeping staircase, perfect for stunning wedding shots. They also allow outside catering.

If you know of any other great venues in the East Midlands area that allow you to bring your own catering, please drop us a line at hello@thealternativeweddinggroup.co.uk 

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