Exclusive Hire at The Fishpond

South Parade, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR
Darley Dale

About this space

The Ballroom is located upstairs and is licenced to hold up to 200 people, depending on your layout. The Fishpond and its Ballroom dates back to the early 1800’s where it was originally the stables for the neighbouring hotel. Early bus tours or “Charabancs” used to operate from outside our ballroom. In the early 1920’s The Fishpond was converted into a watering hole and the stable block transformed into a beautiful ballroom.

Today the Ballroom features a beautiful vaulted ceiling, log burner, private toilet facilities, a bar, and a wonderful wooden dance floor.

The Raft Dining Room floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. Its the perfect place to unwind or celebrate with friends and family. The Raft is very popular for wedding ceremonies, due to the oak beamed vaulted ceiling, but it works equally well for smaller wedding breakfasts and when hired in conjunction with the ballroom as an additional reception room.

Our beautiful dining room is available for exclusive hire and for private dining with groups of 12 or more. With a capacity of up to 80 people, depending on your layout it makes the perfect room for meetings, large gatherings, special dinner events, drinks receptions and weddings.

Adjoining the raft room is a beautiful terrace which benefits from the sun in the warmer months, making it ideal for post ceremony receptions and early evening gatherings.


Event offers and packages

Package per person

Bronze Wedding Package (£55 PP)-
Buck Fizz Welcome Drinks
Wedding Breakfast (Traditional Banquet)
Prosecco Toast Drinks
Munchies Menu
Exclusive Hire of the Ballroom, Raft & Terrace

Silver Wedding Package (£60 PP)-
Prosecco & Fruit Juice Welcome Drinks
Wedding Breakfast (Deluxe Banquet)
Prosecco Toast Drinks
Classic Buffet Selection
Exclusive Hire of the Ballroom, Raft & Terrace

Gold Wedding Package (£70 PP)-
Prosecco & Fruit Juice Welcome Drinks
Canapé Selection
Wedding Breakfast (Deluxe Banquet)
Prosecco Toast Drinks
Deluxe Buffet Selection
Exclusive Hire of the Ballroom, Raft & Terrace

Prices

Monday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Tuesday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Wednesday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Thursday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Friday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Saturday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP
Sunday
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Per day
14:00 – 1:00
from £70 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Bronze Wedding Package-£55 PP
Silver Wedding Package- £60 PP
Gold Wedding Package- £70 PP

Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 84

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
PA system / speakers
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Smoking Area
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

No smoking in the building
No BYO alcohol services

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day

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About The Fishpond

The Fishpond itself has everything a discerning couple could possibly need. From the moment you enter this cosy pub you are welcomed by the friendly team, who ensure that you and your guests are having a fabulous time.

Unlike other freehouse wedding venues we are a pub at heart, and this means that we remain open to other customers during all of our weddings. Many have commented that this actually adds to the vibrancy and atmosphere of the day, but if you prefer a quiet affair then our other multipurpose rooms offer complete privacy when needed.

Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music.


FAQ

Cancellations 60 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 60 days to 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 30 days are non-refundable.

At The Fishpond, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
  • Paid parking facilities are available nearby
At Exclusive Hire, you can host various events such as Drinks Receptions, Corporate Events, Social Parties, Clubbing / Night Out, Meetings, Dining, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Banquet, Drinks and Dining.

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

The Fishpond is located at South Parade, Matlock Bath, in the Darley Dale district of Derbyshire.


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