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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 11 reviews
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
Dawn Pember
wedding on Tue, 10th of October, 2023
Thank you so much for a lovely time at the Priest House. All the staff were very attentive, the food was lovely, all our guests really enjoyed helping us celebrate our wonderful day. After we married in Nottingham, we met all our guests at the Priest House for a celebratory drink and delicious

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buffet. Thank you once again for make our day unforgettable. Best wishes from Mr and Mrs Stephen Pember.

Review submitted on Tue, 24th of October, 2023
Elaine McLaughlan
wedding on Sat, 30th of September, 2023
From the first day of meeting the events organisers to the day of the wedding, everyone was absolutely amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. On the morning of the wedding, I met Dean, what a lovely man and he made sure everything ran smoothly and it did.
The Priest House is perfect for any

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occasion. We would recommend this venue every time
The venue was perfect. The wedding breakfast was absolutely delicious. All the guests really enjoyed the food and wines.
We can't praise and thank the team enough.
Thank you all
Elaine & Pete McLaughlan

Review submitted on Mon, 9th of October, 2023
Andrew Hibberd
wedding on Thu, 3rd of August, 2023
The wedding at The Priest House was a beautiful and hassle-free day. The venue is truly in an amazing setting - what a beautiful venue and surrounding area.

Upon arrival, parking was quick and easy. The venue was different, an experience in itself being inside a beautiful piece of architecture.

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It was stunning! It was very well organised and a very chilled environment. Loved it!

We would like to thank you and your staff for all the wonderful work you did. The day was absolutely perfect for us all. Apart from laying on the perfect weather, we found that from the moment we arrived that you were on hand to help and guide us through the day. The arrangements for the ceremony, champagne reception, the meal, and the evening went without a hitch. The food was delicious and the service throughout impeccable.

There are always stresses and strains before these occasions, but all our fears were gone and we are all looking back on the most perfect day. Please do give our sincere thanks to all involved in such a splendid result!

Review submitted on Mon, 4th of September, 2023

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
£500 - £3000


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