Knockerdown Cottages

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6th October 2019
Knockerdown Cottages Knockerdown Cottages, Knockerdown, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Knockerdown Farm, Ashbourne, DE6 1NQ
About Knockerdown Cottages
Knockerdown cottages and reception room is an idyllic setting for you to celebrate your wedding with close family and friends. Set with in the Peak District, surrounded by beautiful woodland and countryside. We are perfectly situated in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, within easy reach of the local surrounding areas of Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield.

Knockerdown’s reception room and accommodation offer comfortable and flexible surroundings, whatever the weather. Our reception room is beautiful decorated with high windows on two sides, allowing natural light to shine through, the reception room blends itself to any style including rustic, natural, modern and contemporary. One of our dedicated Wedding Planners will be on hand to make sure that your wedding day runs smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy your memorable day with close family and friends.

We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, and have the facilities for you to get married indoors or outdoors under our beautiful pagoda.

We offer:
“Do it Yourself Weddings”
Recommend suppliers list or source your own suppliers
Exclusive weekend weddings for easy set up
Mid-week weddings
On site accommodation for up to 90 guests
Flexible option, to bring your own drinks in for your guests to enjoy at your evening reception.

Knockerdown Cottages will have exclusive offers on the day for weddings.

https://www.facebook.com/KnockerdownWeddingsAndEvents/




Address
Knockerdown Cottages, Knockerdown Cottages, Knockerdown, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Knockerdown Farm, Ashbourne, DE6 1NQ
Testimonials

Eva & Josh

TRULY PERFECT!
Some of the highlights for us that stood out - The site couldn't have been cleaner! Prices were just right!, absolute joy and so so easy!, With our wedding being moved twice during covid - I couldn't have asked for a better service. One of the best services I have ever encountered!

Fiona and Justeen were welcoming, enthusiastic, positive, warm, friendly, supportive, assisting, knowledgeable, quick at responding and just an absolute joy for them to be a part of our weekend!, We chose Knockerdown due to the friendly staff, the beautiful outdoors and that it was a wedding event like no other.

I couldn't thank the team at Knockerdown enough. They made sure that me and my husband truly had the best wedding day/weekend of our lives. It was truly beyond perfection and it wouldn't have been possible without the team. This place is the best wedding venue anyone could ask for. Please do not look further, this is the place you NEED.

Married July 22

Penny Shields

lovely venue, wonderful team- nothing was too much trouble
We spent a whole weekend at Knockerdown- preparation on Friday (we decorated the whole site and did own flowers); outdoor wedding on Saturday, with reception and ceilidh; and family BBQ on Sunday. The team were very flexible re decorations and entertainment (which included a fire-eater!) and very efficient re putting out chairs etc. Justeen even managed to calmly smooth over a bit of in-law argument which threatened to erupt! Only suggestion for improvement was the outdoor PA system which I think hit a glitch on the day. Thank you for a wonderful wedding weekend and all your support and kindness

Jade & Asim

You were my Rock!
Thank You Fiona, there are no words to describe how amazing you are!! You were my rock, my sanity and we simple couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so much for helping make our day special... we will never forget you for all your help, Jade & Asim

Mr & Mrs Davidson

THANK YOU
To Fiona and the Knockerdown Team. Thank you for making our Wedding Weekend so special. We had an amazing day/weekend and wouldn't have been able to achieve it all without your support. All of our guests enjoyed their weekend and loved the wedding and cottages Love Mr & Mrs Davidson

Mr & Mrs Phipps

Thank you so much. We both love you all.
I honestly don't have the words for how grateful I am for all the suppliers that made our day fabulous. I'd like to start with Knockerdown Weddings & Events Fiona and the gang, you are absolute angels and I could not have wished for a better day. Thank you! Our hard work payed off with the decoration but it would have been nothing without Chloe Stubley and her gorgeous woodwork, go check her out on etsy! (Bully's workshop) Little Bear Crafts as always Hope your crochet skills are amazing, so much so that everyone knocked your pumpkins and took them home! Stitch It & Fix It made our gorgeous bunting and I cannot wait to see the professional photos of our confetti tunnel! When thinking about our first dance, we wanted something elegant yet simple Rendezvous For Dancing Charlotte was an amazing instructor and we can't wait to join the group lessons! Thank you so much to Kelly Bryan for my gorgeous hair do, felt like a princess all day. I can't go without saying, Cupid Connections my dress was absolutely stunning, thank you so much for altering the length, it was the perfect length for running around a field with a pupper! Have you noticed my beautiful bouquet and autumn flowers? Hannah Allsopp your floristry skills made our wedding beautiful. Richard Gardner Photography you are the most sweetest photographer ever, thank you for dealing with my brothers shenanigans in the morning and for just rolling with everything we threw at you! As you all know, mine and wills relationship runs on food so it's fitting that The Butler's Pantry - Derby Limited made us a gorgeous two course meal with multiple options and that Dove's Delights provided our beautiful cheese and ice cream carts. You were both amazing to work with and I literally wanted to steal those mouse cheese knives. Our night couldn't have been anything without our entertainment, Halo Events UK your photo booth was hilarious and the memories I have with the photo book are priceless, MRC Entertainment UK Mark! You were awesome my friend! The mix was amazing, the lights, the atmosphere, I'm so happy how well it all worked out! Lastly to all my family and friends who helped by either making over 80 cupcakes or painting 79 rocks, or reading a poem whilst crying your eyes our or flouncing down the runway to shania twain, or just being there to let me moan about wedding planning, you are my world and yes the day went by so quick but the memories are here forever From Mr and Mrs Phipps.

Mr & Mrs Phipps

ABSOLUTE GEM!
ABSOLUTE GEM! Fiona, you are an absolute gem. I had no worries on my wedding day at all. Not one bit. Everything, right down to the signs on the doors to the complimentary prosecco in our rooms was just amazing. Thank you all at Knockerdown for the best weekend ever, it feels like a dream that I want to live over and over again. If you're thinking about your wedding in Derbyshire, don't look anywhere else. Married Sept 21

Amy & Will

Everything was lush
You will not regret booking with Fiona, Justeen and the rest of the amazing staff at Knockerdown. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful, the cottages were like a mini honeymoon before the honeymoon! Everything was lush, little treats such as prosecco in the room on wedding day, signs up wishing us luck for the big day, the rustic decor and the support needed! It was just all so lovely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Fiona, you made our day magical. Married Sept 21

Elan- Mai & Adam

Simply a perfect weekend
We just want to give another huge thanks to Justeen, Fiona & the whole team at Knockerdown for helping us put together what was simply a perfect weekend for not only ourselves but also our guests. We could not think of a single thing that could have gone better and this is due largely in part to the team and their tireless efforts that weekend. Thank you. Not only did we feel the venue offered a high level of quality in terms of the finish of the cottages and the surrounding environment but after meeting Justeen and Fiona we felt assured and confident that everything we required for our big weekend would be handled with a care and attention to detail that meant we could relax a little and enjoy it ourselves along with our guests.

Mr & Mrs Day

We had an amazing day!
Fiona, Justeen and the Knockerdown Staff We wanted to Thank-You for all the help you provided for our Wedding. We had an amazing day and hopefully you were able to enjoy yourselves too, or at least the extra cake. All the best for the future weddings Lots of Love Charlie & Tim Day xxx

Lucy & Aaron

We had a Ball!
To Justeen A Little note to say Thank You so much for all you did to give Lucy and Aaron a perfect weekend. You have a fantastic venue and we all had a ball. With love & thanks Jill & Keith x

Mr & Mrs Roome

We are truly so thankful for everything you have done for us!
A MILLION & ONE THANKS To Justeen & Fiona, Where do we begin!! What a rollercoaster, but you guy's have been there to support us every step of the way! You've made it a stress free, relaxed & most enjoyable experience for all of us! We will recommend you to every Bride/Groom to be! All of your hard work has never gone unnoticed xx We are truly so thankful for everything you have done for us! 100 times THANKYOU we'll never forget you all and how special you've helped it all to be!! All our love Sam & Cara MR & MRS ROOME Married July 2021

Mr & Mrs Wain

THANK YOU!!
Fiona, Justeen & all of the Knockerdown Team! We could not have wished for a better venue or a more supportive team of people! Your support, kindness & generosity in this past 18 months has been second to none and has made what could have been an extremely stressful and difficult time, into a process that has been enjoyable and exciting for us all. You all have worked so hard to ensure that our day would be able to go ahead as we'd hoped and we could not be more thankful! I have no doubt that we'll be back to Knockerdown in the future - maybe for someone else's wedding!? We'd certainly recommend you! We hope you are able to put your feet up & have a well earned break at some point this year! THANK YOU AGAIN, take care Mr & Mrs Wain! xx Married July 2021

Mr & Mrs Stannard

Express our sincere thanks
Dear Fiona and all the Knockerdown Team, My husband and I would like to express our sincere thanks to you, your excellent team and the company for facilitating the wedding of our daughter Alexandra & Joshua last weekend. From our first meeting you listened to what Alex & Josh envisaged for their wedding, and worked hard with them to achieve their vision. Always available by telephone, email or Microsoft Teams, you patiently answered questions and accommodated changes of plans due to covid restrictions. You kept us informed and up to date every step of the way. I know Alex & Josh felt that you helped them relax when stressed with any set back that covid restrictions/lockdown imposed - therefore taking the weight off their shoulders. You must deal with plenty of couples planning their wedding but you made them feel special. The venue was perfect and you all worked so hard to make all our requests "work". It meant for us that the weekend was relaxing stress free so we could really enjoy every moment. You even organised great weather!! Everything from the reception room, gazebo and field, the drinks reception area; to the posters in the toilets were perfect and many of our guests commented on what a perfect venue. We cannot thank you all enough for enabling us to have a belated but very welcome wedding weekend. Please pass on our thanks to all the team and to the directors of the company. Keep doing what you are doing to help dreams come true! I truly recommend Knockerdown... With thanks Val & John Stannard Married July 2021

Alex & Josh

BEST VENUE
Fiona, Justeen & all of the Knockerdown Team! THANK YOU!! We could not have wished for a better venue or a more supportive team of people! Your support, kindness & generosity in this past 18 months has been second to none and has made what could have been an extremely stressful and difficult time, into a process that has been enjoyable and exciting for us all. You all have worked so hard to ensure that our day would be able to go ahead as we'd hoped and we could not be more thankful! I have no doubt that we'll be back to Knockerdown in the future - maybe for someone else's wedding!? We'd certainly recommend you! We hope you are able to put your feet up & have a well earned break at some point this year! THANK YOU AGAIN, take care Mr & Mrs Wain! xx Married July 2021

Cassie & Tom

THANK YOU for helping us get to this day!
To Fiona, THANK YOU for helping us get to this day! You've made a stressful experience (pandemic etc) a lot more tolerable and you have been so helpful throughout. Lots of love Cassie & Tom xxx Married June 2021

Hue of Two

BEAUTIFUL VENUE
BEAUTIFUL VENUE Knockerdown Cottages is such a beautiful venue – the large open areas are perfect for groups images and for the guests to mingle , which is the best for candid shots (our favourite!). Throughout the day was filled with a calm, professional but relaxed atmosphere. It really seemed like your own private land where you can fully focus on your guests without disturbance – the perfect day 🙂 Thank you to Jo & Ed once more for making us such a huge part of your special day and Thank you to Fiona at the venue– see you soon! Hue Of Two x (Photographer)

Lucy & Ben

FAIRYTALE WEDDING!
To Justeen and all the Knockerdown Team, Thank you so much for making our day extra special it truly was a fairy tale wedding! And thank you Justeen for keeping me sane. Love to all thanks again. Mr & Mrs Edmundson (Ben & Lucy) xxxxxxxx

Mr & Mrs Edmundston

Making our weekend become a Fairytale
Love to Justeen and all Knockerdown Family for making our weekend become a fairytale, thank you so so very much.❤❤❤🎉

Mr & Mrs Forryan

Thank You So Much
Thank you so much for all your help at the weekend. I don’t think there was a single thing that Sarah was disappointed with and you really made a huge contribution towards that.

Mr & Mrs Eagles

Whole Team at Knockedown
And a huge thank you to Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown for making sure that everything ran so smoothly behind the scenes! It was a real pleasure working with you all...Sue

Mr & Mrs Shepherd

Fiona is THE BEST, wedding planner
I can highly recommend this venue and I’m sure my family and friends would too - we got married here on Saturday and had the most perfect weekend! My only regret is that we can’t do it all over again 💔amazing venue and staff - Fiona is THE BEST wedding planner - absolute star! Adam Shepherd 😍

Jade & Chris

We have loved this weekend
To Justeen, Dave and the team at Knockerdown Cottages Thank you for all your help throughout Wedding Planning and during our special day. We have loved this weekend. All our love Mr & Mrs Angell-Jones 29th - 02nd July 2018

Kay & Andy

A Weekend to Remember
Fiona & the Knockerdown Team Thank you for making our day so Special, you`ve helped so much and made this weekend a weekend to remember. Looking forward to coming back in future years to relive it all again!!! Love Kay & Andy x 22-25th June 2018

Amy Unwin

Amazing Weekend
We just want to say a massive thank you again to you and everybody who helped on Saturday! We couldn't have done it without your help and you've been brilliant right from the start! :) Thanks again for everything! Many Thanks, Amy and Cameron 20-23 April 18

Mr & Mrs Fitzsimons

Huge thank you again Fiona to you and the Knockerdown
Knockerdown Wedding Weekend 10th March 2018 Just wanted to say a huge thank you again Fiona to you and the Knockerdown Team for helping us with our wedding. It was honestly the best day of our lives, and all our guests have said such great things about the venue. We'll be sending our thank you cards soon, but honestly I can't thank you all enough. All our love Mr and Mrs Fitzsimons :) xxxxxxx

Joanne & Edward

The Eccles Experience
To Everyone at Knockerdown Cottages Just a little card to say a HUGE THANK YOU ! for making our wedding day so special - we had the most incredible weekend and we couldn't have done it with all your generous help & support! Thank you so much - we hope to come back and visit for a family holiday in the future Love from Eddie & Jo xxx

Mr & Mrs Fellows

The beautiful but relaxed ambiance of Knockerdown
"Thank you for all your help with the wedding, it was truly a special day (and weekend) which we got to share with all of our family and friends. The beautiful but relaxed ambiance of Knockerdown made it the prefect location for us to get married. The flexibility and freedom to choose who, what, when and where to do everything meant we could tailor the wedding to suit us. We would not have changed a single thing!" Nick & Rachael Fellows, Celebrating their Wedding at Knockerdown Cottages, April 2016

Tracey-Jayne



An absolute fabulous weekend from start to finish. Justine the wedding coordinator and team couldn't have been any better if they had tried. They were there when we needed them and not in your face the rest of the time. I know Justine was brilliant in helping Lee & Becki plan their wedding and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is just fantastic, and the cottages were first class not your 'typical' self-catering properties. They were spotless and so well equipped even down to the smallest of details. If you're looking for a DIY first class venue, I would highly recommend Knockerdown, you won't be disappointed! Tracey, the brides mother.

Mr & Mrs Warren-Crossley


We’ve just come back from our weekend wedding at Knockerdown Cottages and there aren’t enough words to say how perfect it was. Our wedding coordinator Justeen went above and beyond a million times over, during the two years leading up to the wedding and over the whole weekend itself. We can’t thank her and the team enough for helping us create such a fun and special weekend.

Having most of our guests be able to stay on site was really important to us, as well as the option to choose all our own suppliers and decorate as we wanted to. Knockerdown provided all this in a beautiful location which made it an easy choice.

All of our guests keep telling us how incredible the venue was, and how friendly and endlessly helpful the staff were. We're so impressed and so pleased we chose Knockerdown for our wedding. We can’t wait to come back for a visit!

Mr & Mrs Middleton

THANK YOU

To Fiona, thank you for all of your help & patience over the last few years

Rachel, Jack & Amber

Married June 22

Mrs & Mrs Jeffreys

BIG SHOUT OUT!

Big shout out to some of the people who made this weekend so special. Knockerdown Weddings & Events Knockerdown Cottages was the perfect location and Fiona Buxton was the best wedding coordinator we could have asked for.

GEMMA YEOMANS PHOTOGRAPHY we can't wait to see the photos. Thank you for being so chilled and capturing exactly what we wanted.
Amanda at Gorgeous Gorment Grub provided the most delicious food in Eric the food van! I can't tag but they are on Facebook so look them up if you're local!
Ralph from THE BLUES DAWG created the perfect atmosphere and really got the party started before DJ Phil took over.
I would recommend all of these fabulous people to everyone. Thank you all for being

Mr & Mrs Poyzer

THANK YOU

To all the team at Knockerdown, Thank you so much for helping us achieve our dream wedding!

Everyone had such an amazing time. Your support and advice was invaluable.

Much Love

Ange & Thom Poyzer

Married May 22

Mr & Mrs Davidson

THANK YOU

To Fiona and the Knockerdown Team. Thank you for making our Wedding Weekend so special. We had an amazing day/weekend and wouldn't have been able to achieve it all without your support. All of our guests enjoyed their weekend and loved the wedding and cottages

Love

Mr & Mrs Davidson

Mrs & Mr Capernaros

Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making 20th July 2019 a day that we'll never forget.

You're all wonderful & we had the time of our lives!

Best wishes

Justeen & the whole team at Knockerdown

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making 20th July 2019 a day that we'll never forget.

You're all wonderful & we had the time of our lives!



Helen & Tony

Thank you so much for helping organising the wedding for us for our special weekend, It really made our weekend special having everyone with us and being able to spend the whole weekend together. Everyone loved the complex

Mr & Mrs Phipps


I honestly don't have the words for how grateful I am for all the suppliers that made our day fabulous. I'd like to start with Knockerdown Weddings & Events Fiona and the gang, you are absolute angels and I could not have wished for a better day. Thank you! Our hard work payed off with the decoration but it would have been nothing without Chloe Stubley and her gorgeous woodwork, go check her out on etsy! (Bully's workshop) Little Bear Crafts as always Hope your crochet skills are amazing, so much so that everyone knicked your pumpkins and took them home! Stitch It & Fix It made our gorgeous bunting and I cannot wait to see the professional photos of our confetti tunnel! When thinking about our first dance, we wanted something elegant yet simple Rendezvous For Dancing Charlotte was an amazing instructor and we can't wait to join the group lessons! Thank you so much to Kelly Bryan for my gorgeous hair do, felt like a princess all day. I can't go without saying, Cupid Connections my dress was absolutely stunning, thank you so much for altering the length, it was the perfect length for running around a field with a pupper! Have you noticed my beautiful bouquet and autumn flowers? Hannah Allsopp your floristry skills made our wedding beautiful. Richard Gardner Photography you are the most sweetest photographer ever, thank you for dealing with my brothers shenanigans in the morning and for just rolling with everything we threw at you! As you all know, mine and wills relationship runs on food so it's fitting that The Butler's Pantry - Derby Limited made us a gorgeous two course meal with multiple options and that Dove's Delights provided our beautiful cheese and ice cream carts. You were both amazing to work with and I literally wanted to steal those mouse cheese knives. Our night couldn't have been anything without our entertainment, Halo Events UK your photo booth was hilarious and the memories I have with the photo book are priceless, MRC Entertainment UK Mark! You were awesome my friend! The mix was amazing, the lights, the atmosphere, I'm so happy how well it all worked out! Lastly to all my family and friends who helped by either making over 80 cupcakes or painting 79 rocks, or reading a poem whilst crying your eyes our or flouncing down the runway to shania twain, or just being there to let me moan about wedding planning, you are my world and yes the day went by so quick but the memories are here forever
Thank you so much. We both love you all. From Mr and Mrs Phipps.

Amy & Will


You will not regret booking with Fiona, Justeen and the rest of the amazing staff at Knockerdown. Not only is the venue absolutely beautiful, the cottages were like a mini honeymoon before the honeymoon! Everything was lush, little treats such as prosecco in the room on wedding day, signs up wishing us luck for the big day, the rustic decor and the support needed! It was just all so lovely. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Fiona, you made our day magical.

Married Sept 21

Mr & Mrs Peace

The absolute perfect venue for our Wedding !!!! (our guests were already looking at availability to rebook for another future family event on the evening of our Wedding !!) - we wanted our Wedding to be special, pretty unique and memorable both for us and all our guests. We didn't want our event to be a 'just tear off the top and add water' type event, almost exactly the same as every other wedding we'd been to, mostly very traditional. While they were all absolutely brilliant Weddings, and while we had fun at every single one of them we wanted ours to feel different. So, while we did visit some larger, more mainstream and traditional hotel-type venues it really didn't take too long for Knockerdown Cottages to be our first choice. The opportunity to hold an outdoor garden party-type event in a private setting exclusively booked for our guests over a relaxed full weekend met our ideal scenario 100%. Knockerdown Cottages is located pretty much right in the centre of England, in rural Derbyshire just outside the south eastern border of the Peak District national park and about 20mins north west of Derby. As our families live all over the UK this was perfect for us as it shared out any travel requirements as fairly and evenly as possible. All of the cottages have been beautifully updated during 2020/21, there is plenty of space both inside and out to entertain guests, and the other facilities (while small) including a spa, swimming pool and games room were exactly what we were looking for. To top it all the expert wedding planning support, general event advice and flexibility (a start from 'yes' mentality) offered along our journey from our very first visit right through to our final checkout as a newly married couple was second to none from Fiona, Justeen and absolutely everyone we encountered. The only thing nobody had sufficient control over was the weather, but that turned out well for us too fortunately and the indoor entertaining spaces available at Knockerdown would have meant our event would have been great even if the weather had limited our use of the lovely outdoor space. If you're dreaming up any kind of event of the type I have described, and this part of the UK is do-able then save yourself time and effort and just book with Knockerdown Cottages, with ample supporting suppliers with connections to Knockerdown in the local area just look no further.....have fun !!!!!!

Mr & Mrs Roome

A MILLION & ONE THANKS

To Justeen & Fiona,

Where do we begin!! What a rollercoaster, but you guy's have been there to support us every step of the way!

You've made it a stress free, relaxed & most enjoyable experience for all of us!

We will recommend you to every Bride/Groom to be!

All of your hard work has never gone unnoticed xx

We are truly so thankful for everything you have done for us!

100 times THANKYOU we'll never forget you all and how special you've helped it all to be!!

All our love Sam & Cara MR & MRS ROOME

Mr & Mrs Hope

To All the Team at Knockerdown

Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend so special!

It was perfect in every way and everything we hoped it would be.

Your hard work and dedication in the build up and on the day itself was greatly appreciated!

All our guests commented on how brilliant the accommodation is and how beautiful the outdoor ceremony was

Huge Thank You again!

Mr & Mrs Hope

Married May 2019

Crystal & Amy

Just a little note to say Thank You for all your support. It means so much to us both that we can have our wedding this year. We are honestly so thrilled with how everything has fallen into place. We wouldn't want to tie the knot anywhere else - we love Knockerdown and we love you! We think you're super and we're so appreciative of all your hard work.

Thank You

Crystal & Amy x