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The Priest House

The Priest House

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Venue Details

Guest Capacity
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Venue Hire Price
£500 - £3000
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Venue Overview

Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derbyshire

Combined with its very own Grade II listed water wheel, opulent surroundings and contemporary style, complimenting the charm and romance of the English countryside setting, The Priest House Hotel is the perfect setting to say ‘I Do’ with your loved ones.


Our range of reception rooms are ideal for both intimate day affairs and larger wedding parties. We welcome couples who wish to have their ceremony in an alternate venue or you can hold your civil ceremony in one of our stunning suites.

As well as hosting the traditional wedding day, we also cater for other celebrations to mark the occasion, from canapés to evening receptions. Our dedicated wedding team are there to guide you along the way to create your perfect wedding day from the big elements right through to the little touches that can make the difference.


Indoor Ceremonies

With neutral decor in both ceremony rooms, you can be as decorative and imaginative as you would like with the suppliers and wedding team working alongside you to create the ceremony you have always wanted.


Picture Opportunities

Set within over 100 acres of its own woodland, gardens and meadows and with breathtaking views of the rolling countryside or the River Trent in every direction, the gardens and grounds at The Priest House are something of a fairytale. Watching the sunset over the river with the gardens lit up makes for a magical evening transformation. The Priest House is a truly magical setting to create memories that will last a lifetime.


Wedding Breakfast

We offer a broad selection of food and drinks packages to celebrate your wedding day – whether you are looking for a sit down meal, casual dining or an afternoon tea, we can create bespoke packages to suit your needs with our appetising menus.

Venue Type

  • Hotel
  • Country House
  • Gardens
  • Woodland


  • Classic
  • Waterside


  • Parking
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Civil License
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Ceremony

Meet the Dream Maker

Kat & Holly
Kat & Holly
Wedding & Events Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 14 reviews
Charlotte Constanzo
wedding on Sat, 18th of May, 2024
Well, what to say other than thank you so much... everything from start to finish was so easy, and the staff were so helpful. The wedding day was incredible, and we cannot thank the team enough for making everything run smoothly through the day. The food was also amazing, and every guest commented

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on how lovely it was, so 100% compliments to the chefs! We are so sad our day is now over and done, but we feel so lucky we will be able to go back to our incredible venue every year for our anniversary. Thank you so much for our special day.

Review submitted on Tue, 4th of June, 2024
Joanne and Liam Rumble
wedding on Sun, 5th of May, 2024
Honestly, it was the most incredible venue; the staff were all amazing, and the surroundings were beautiful. I felt so much at ease that the plan for my day was in safe hands and my gosh was it?! I seriously couldn’t have wished for it to look as beautiful as it did.! Everything ran so smoothly

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and I’ve had so many compliments about how relaxed and amazing the day was and how beautiful everything looked. Thank you so much

Review submitted on Wed, 22nd of May, 2024
Daniel Ramsden
wedding on Tue, 2nd of April, 2024
From the first initial visit , booking, to the actual day, we've been very happy and pleased. Everyone involved was very helpful and always had a smile. The whole wedding team was awesome, the food was gorgeous, front of house was always there for you with any questions and the atmosphere was

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The price was very good for the amount of numbers we had and if anyone asked us where to book we would 100% recommend priest house.

Thank you!!

Review submitted on Tue, 16th of April, 2024
Juliet & Alec Taylor
wedding on Sat, 2nd of December, 2023
We had our wedding at The Priest House Hotel on Saturday the 2nd December and it was the most perfect day in every way. Everything ran smoothly, Dean needs to be cloned as he was fantastic.

From our initial first meeting with Kat and throughout the whole process of planning, I can honestly say

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that everyone has been fantastic.

The setting is beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a beautiful dry day.

Hayley our photographer from Captcha Photography is the absolute best and I’m looking forward to seeing the wonderful photos she took.

Ciara from Take a Seat made sure the ceremony room looked like a Dream.

Richard the DJ from Stage 2 Events was brilliant and we will definitely be using them again.

I could not have asked for a more perfect day!

If you are looking for a beautiful venue with lovely staff that feel nothing is too much trouble then get in touch with Kat or Holly.

Thank you to all the staff at The Priest House for an Amazing day full of memories that we will live off forever.

Review submitted on Thu, 7th of December, 2023
Katie Marshall
wedding on Sat, 4th of November, 2023
5* in every way!

Where to begin?! Everything about the Priest House is just amazing. If you book this venue for your wedding, you won’t be disappointed!

We live in Castle Donington and had our ceremony at our church in the village, followed by a full day & evening reception at The Priest

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We wanted to keep everything local and were blown away when we visited the venue about a year ago - so much so we booked it there and then!

The location is obviously beautiful, the food is SO GOOD (like honestly, just amazing food!), and all the staff are just so brilliant. (Gluten free & vegetarian food was also really good according to my guests!)

All of my queries & worries prior to the wedding day were answered and responded to really quickly by the Weddings Team. Shout out to Holly & Kat, they’re brilliant!
Lauren is also just fantastic.

Our actual wedding day was everything we wanted and more.
Service by ALL staff, food, drinks, the rooms, even breakfast, all amazing!
The hotel is sparkling clean and all our guests had a really enjoyable night's stay too!

Suppliers wise, we made our own decorations, but the PH have regular wedding fairs to give you some inspiration!
We used the PH’s DJ - he was fab! Great communication prior to the day too.

If you’re looking for just the best ever photographer I can wholeheartedly recommend Captcha Photography by Hayley, in East Leake. Hayley knows The Priest House really well and her photos are just stunning! She’s also just the nicest person ever!

Everything on the day went off without a hitch, and we have the best memories to look back on.

I definitely think the PH is going to become one of the top wedding venues in Derbyshire!
Thank you guys, for everything!
Mr & Mrs Marshall xx

Review submitted on Mon, 20th of November, 2023

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£500 - £3000


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