Weddings

The Lion Hotel is one of the most charming

wedding venues in Derbyshire. A landmark

building in one of Derbyshire’s most historic

towns with the Peak District on its doorstep,

it is a unique setting for your big day.

 

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding, and thank you for considering The Lion Hotel as your venue.

The Lion Hotel is brimming with character and traditional charm, offering the warmest welcome and a modern approach, The Lion Hotel is an irresistible setting to celebrate your wedding. Our aim is to provide you with a completely flexible service and our experienced team will work closely with you to ensure all of your requirements and ideas are taken care of.

Preparing for your wedding should be one of the most exciting experiences of your life and there are many ways to make your day really special. We aim to provide everything you need to enjoy an amazing experience on your wedding day and we understand that the little things can make a big difference to your celebrations.

 We will help you plan for your big day, guiding you through the preparations and working closely with you to create the day you have always dreamed of.

 I would be more than happy to show you around The Lion Hotel and discuss your plans further, please do not hesitate to contact myself if you have any questions or would like to meet with myself.

 I wish you all the best with your wedding preparations and the future.

 Kind Regards

 Michelle Hemming

Events Co-ordinator

01773 824033

events@lionhotelbelper.com

 

We have a choice of two rooms at the hotel which are available for weddings:

The Arkwright Suite

Our main suite ideal for wedding receptions of up to 80 guests for the wedding breakfast and a civil wedding or partnership and 120 for an evening reception.

The Strutt Suite

A more intimate room can seat up to 50 guests for a civil wedding or partnership or 35 guests for an intimate wedding breakfast.

 

Licensed for Weddings and Civil Partnerships

The Lion Hotel is a fully licensed establishment for the solemnization of marriage and

civil partnerships. You can have a choice of our two function rooms in which to say your vows;

The Arkwright Suite or The Strutt Suite these can cater from 20 – 80 guests for a civil wedding or partnership.

Before confirming a date with us here at The Lion Hotel, you must telephone and check the availability of the Registrar.

Contact details for the registrar are:

Register Office

Market Place

Ripley

DERBYSHIRE

DE5 3BT

Telephone: 01773 841380

All costs relating to the attendance of the Superintendent Registrar must be paid for in advance, direct to the Registrar.

 

Package (1)

What is included?

3 course wedding breakfast for 40 guests

  • A glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • A glass of house wine with meal
  • A glass of sparkling wine for toast
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Evening buffet for 75 guests
  • Evening reception room hire 7pm – midnight
  • Disco and dance floor
  • 1 King bedded room for the happy couple including breakfast
  • Cake knife
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator

£2799.00

 

 Package (2)

What is included?

Sole use of the Courtyard and Secret Garden

  • 3 course wedding breakfast for 50 guests
  • A glass of sparkling wine on arrival
  • A glass of house wine with meal
  • A glass of sparkling wine for toast
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Evening buffet for 100 guests
  • Evening reception room hire 7pm – midnight
  • Disco and dance floor
  • Bridal Suite for the happy couple including breakfast
  • Cake knife
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator

£3799.00

Package (3)

What is included?

Sole use of the Courtyard and Secret Garden

  • Sit down buffet for 80
  • A glass of house wine with meal
  • A glass of sparkling wine for toast
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Evening buffet for 100 guests
  • Evening reception room hire 7pm – midnight
  • Disco and dance floor
  • Bridal Suite for the happy couple including breakfast
  • Cake knife
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator

£3799.00

 

   Menu

 To Start

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, finished with gaufrette potatoes

Cream of Vegetable Soup, garnished with fresh herbs

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup, finished with roasted baby vine tomatoes

Assiette of Exotic Fruits, assortment of fruits dressed with a passion fruit coulis and finished with a raspberry sorbet

Confit of Duck, set onto a sweet potato pomme puree, dressed with redcurrents and finished wild berry jus

Chicken Liver Pate, classic homemade chicken liver pate, accompanied by a petit farmhouse loaf and finished with a port and red wine jelly

Rustic Fishcake, homemade smoked salmon and potato rosti fish cake completed with a green mango and chilli salsa

Chestnut and Field Mushroom Basket, finished with a tarragon and Madeira sauce

To Follow

Silverside of Beef, roasted silverside carved and presented with hand cut roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire pudding and finished with a rich gravy

Braised Beef, heel of beef slow cooked in Guinness, red wine, wild mushrooms and garlic, finished in its own reduction accompanied by a horseradish dumpling

Pan Seared Chicken Breast set onto a garlic and bacon champ potato, accompanied with a white wine and grain mustard reduction

Chicken Supreme, tomato and mozzarella stuffed chicken supreme accompanied with roasted new potatoes and finished with a chorizo pearl and red wine jus

Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb accompanied with fondant potato finished with braised red cabbage and rosemary jus

Seabass Fillets baked and set onto pak choi finished with a pesto dressing

Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon set onto buttered spinach and completed with king prawn and scallop sauce

Asparagus, Spinach and Wild Mushroom Risotto topped with parmesan shavings

Tomato and Basil Ratatouille Bake with courgette, aubergine and garlic topped with mozzarella and parmesan served with lime and sundried tomato cous cous

Desserts

Homemade Vanilla and Nutmeg Cheesecake with a Kirsch and dark chocolate sauce

Individual Apple and Berry Crumble served with crème anglaise

Wild Berry Filo Basket with chocolate ice cream topped with meringue drizzled with caramel sauce

Individual Chocolate and Orange Tart served with Chantilly cream

We ask that you pick two choices from each course for your guests, dietary requirements will of course be given for those that need it.

We do offer a sample wedding menu taster for couples who have confirmed with ourselves. Please ask your wedding coordinator for more details.

Buffets

 Option 1

Option 1 includes a selection of sandwiches, a dressed melon swan and a choice of 6 items from the salad, fish and meat selection

Additional choices charged at £2.50 per item

Fish Selection

Beer Battered Cod Goujons

Salmon and Dill Fishcakes

Dressed side of Salmon with Dill and Garlic Mayonnaise

Whole Dressed Salmon

Salad Selection

Rice Salad

Coleslaw

Pasta and Bacon Salad

Cous Cous and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Salad

Clasic Green Salad with Beans, Cucumber, Pepper and Asparagus

Mixed Leaf Salad

Potato Salad

Beef Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Olives and Assorted Bread with Balsamic and Olive Oil Dips

Meat Selection

Chicken Liver Pate with Bruschetta and Red Onion Marmalade

Beef or Vegetable Lasagne

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Chicken Drumsticks

Beef Meatballs with a Tomato and Basil Sauce

Homemade Quiche

Carved Roast Beef

Carved Roast Ham

Carved Roast Turkey

Option 2

Hot Roast Pork Rolls

Large floured white bap filled with freshly carved roast pork, sage and onion stuffing and apple sauce

Accompanied by side dishes of:

Potato Salad

Green Leaf Salad

Homemade Coleslaw

Desserts

White chocolate and raspberry cheese cake

Scones with clotted cream and jam

Profiteroles, chocolate sauce and strawberries

Sherry Trifle

Fruit Salad

Tiramisu

Dessert Choices – £3.50 per person

 

 

 Little Guests

We understand that you want your littlest guests to enjoy your big day to so we have put together a special package just for them. Under 12s are classed as children and under 2s are free. Children may also order smaller portions from the adult menus.

 Starters

Tomato soup

Homemade chicken dippers

Cheesy garlic bread with dip

Melon and fruit salad

 Mains

Cheese and tomato pasta bake

Breaded chicken kiev with chips and beans

Fish fingers, chips and mushy peas

Ham and tomato or cheese and tomato pizza fingers

 Desserts

Chocolate brownie

Selection of ice cream

Apple crumble and custard

Strawberries and cream

Drink with meal

(When wine is served)

Fruit juice – orange, apple or cranberry

Cordial – blackcurrant, orange or lime

For Toast

Pink Lemonade

Fruit juice – orange, apple or cranberry

Cordial – blackcurrant, orange or lime

 The Extras

Here at The Lion Hotel we are lucky enough to have worked closely with many suppliers to be able to help you find the perfect finishing touches especially for your wedding and theme.

Cars

We are very fortunate to have available for a charge the use of our Rolls Royce Corniche III Convertible or Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II allowing you to arrive in luxury and style.

Photography

Whether you are arranging your own photographer or would like us to help you with this, we can recommend the best places in the hotel and around the area for the most beautiful photos. We do recommend to all of our brides and grooms the river gardens which is just a short walk or drive from the hotel for beautiful photos in the bandstand and around the gardens.

We also have contacts for photo booths with props to have some fun and get your guests dressed up and in the party mood.

Floral Requirements

From button holes to elaborate displays, we can help you find the perfect florist for your requirements with the freshest flowers available.

Finishing Touches

We work closely with a local company to help you find the perfect finishing touches including linen or lycra chair covers with a rainbow of sashes available in both silk or organza, table runners, table diamonds, linen hire, centrepieces, wedding stationary, balloons, candy bars, sweetie trees, favours, wishing well, post box and much, much more.

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