Lower Damgate Farm Cottages & Wedding Venue Dovedale Animal Sanctuary

Dovedale, llam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AD
Tel: 01335 310367 Mob: 07779 210791 Email: info@damgate.com

Weddings – Facilities and Other Information

Where to have your Ceremony

Dovedale Barn at Lower Damgate Farm is licenced for Legal Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

Once you have secured the venue you then need to contact the registrar below and book in your date and intent to marry forms. The farm is under Dovedale Barn. We are based in the Peak Park and our council is Staffordshire moorlands. Staffordshire council have put together a wonderful guide to getting married and you can find this on https://www.staffordshirewedding.info/ it has all the information you need plus a time line and how to book. We are also here to help and go through procedures with you so if you have any questions please email info@damgate.com

Registrar Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00 Saturday – 09:00 – 13:00
registrarsenquiries@staffordshire.gov.uk Tel: 0300 111 8001

If you do choose to hold your ceremony here you will have to have the ceremony in the barn. However, if you would then like an outside blessing you are very welcome, and with a blessing you can place it where you like, even at the very top of our hill with the stunning views this offers. Alternatively we have a wood at Bloor Pastures (Dovedale View). The wood is in a beautiful location with parking and overlooks, Dovedale, Ilam, Thorpe Cloud and Bunster (the hills above Ilam towards the farm) we have been told that this is one of the most spectacular views in the area

Blessings – Accredited Celebrant Marion Beloe. – www. peakblessings.co.uk on 01335 310253 or email mbeloe@peakblessings.co.uk.

Marion only lives a mile from the farm and is one of those special people in life that is so in tune with you that she creates a complete bespoke and inspiring occasion.  If you want your wedding day to feel magical and be breathtakingly memorable, what better way to celebrate than by creating your own ceremony in this stunning Peak District location. Every blessing is unique and quite amazing, completely tailored to you. Marion takes time to get to know you personally (often meeting at the farm) and manages to create a blessing that celebrates your love for each other and those around you. As an Independent Celebrant, Marion is able to help your dreams come true through a bespoke ceremony, tailor made for you, and capturing your special moment in time in a truly unique location.

All you need is a brief register office ceremony first – the legal bit – but thereafter you take the starring roles in a special ceremony created to celebrate your love and commitment to each other, shared with family and friends. Visit www.peakblessings.co.uk for more details.

Accredited Celebrant – Hannah Wroe Gill – BHA Your Three Days Limited
Tel: 01484 840757 mobile: 07790 458622 website: www.yourthreedays.com email – hmwroe@hotmail.co.uk

Hannah is one of those special people in life who oozes kindness and vitality and making any occasion she touches enchanting and wonderful.  Hannah designs entirely bespoke and original wedding ceremonies for couples who want something more than a little bit special for their wedding day. They are non-religious and inspired entirely by the people at their centre and so she would work with you to create an irreplaceable experience that will celebrate your love, your way. They’re not ‘alternative’, nor do they involve beards/chanting/robes or anything that would make your grandmother uncomfortable. They’re simply the wedding ceremony everyone should have a chance of having…

Alternatively, our guests can marry at Ilam Church which is situated in a stunning setting in the village overlooking Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale, in the grounds of Ilam Hall by the River.

Local Churches:

 Ilam or Alstonefield Churches – Vicar Revd John Austerberry. Telephone 07766 042754

email: revjohn.aiw@gmail.com

Clerk to the Vicar Marion Beloe on 01335 310253 or email mbeloe@gmail.com

Getting married in one of our local churches is actually a simple procedure, if you have any connection with a Christian church in any way and are happy to visit on a monthly basis for banns being read (Ilam only has a monthly service) then our vicar is happy to marry you.

Ilam Church and Alstonefield Church are both just 1.5 miles away.

Ilam Church is within our parish and I think one of the prettiest churches in England, It is an Anglo Saxon church and there are three Saxon crosses in the churchyard. There is also a triagonal section where Jess Watts Russell (who owned Ilam Hall) built a monument to honour his wife Mary. The church is just set back from the River in the grounds of NT Ilam Park with the views of Thorpe Cloud (entrance to Dovedale) in the distance; this church is an idyllic place to hold your wedding ceremony and gives the feel of being set in the times of Pride and Prejudice. 

Alstonefield Church is larger and grander but nerveless a lovely old English village church and you can often hear the bells peeling away on a Sunday. Our vicar who resides over both the churches above lives in the New Rectory just next door to this church.

Both churches are stunning and well worth a visit; however most of my guests marry in Ilam Church.  

There is a Qualifying criterion for getting married in church if you can show that one of you:

 1.  Has at any time lived in the Parish for a period of at least 6 months or

          Was baptised (Christened) in the parish concerned or

          Was prepared for confirmation in the parish or

          Has at any time regularly gone to normal church services    in the parish for a period of at least six months **

2. That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

           Has lived in the parish for a period of six months or

           Has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish for a period of six months **

3. That one of your parents or grandparents was married in the parish

** If you attend the Parish church’s usual services at least once a month for a minimum of six months you will qualify to get married in the church you attend the services in. However at least one of the couple, must have been baptised in the Christian faith to qualify.

 Therapists & Beauty

Georgia’s – Ashbourne –   Tel: 01335 346 664 Mobile: 07827 856543
Email: georgiashealthandbeautysalon@hotmail.co.uk Address 29-31 St John Street Ashbourne

Georgina is our neighbour so very local and happy to come out to you She has a brilliant reputation for making the bride and her entourage feeling like a princess on their big day. I can’t recommend Georgina highly enough. We all use her locally. She has a salon in Ashbourne and will come to Lower Damgate Farm to pamper you on your special day.

 Emma Buck – Hair and Make-up – www.emmabuck.co.uk Tel 07840 141 627   emma@emmabuck.co.uk

Emma Buck always has a big smile and sunny nature and is very creative but also natural in their choice of products and hair dressing…. happy to go that extra mile to make our brides and bridesmaids etc very special….

 BridalhairbyLindsay.co.uk – Specialist Bridal Hair by Lindsay Warburton email Diabor1@hotmail.com Tel 07854437595

Lindsay is really lovely with a relaxed and informal air and helps our brides and wedding guests create that beautiful look for your wedding day. Really easy to get on with and happy to come to the farm

 Makeup Bliss by Angie Warburton – Makeup Artist 07968 352091 or 01298 871552 Email: angie.warburton@gmail.com

Hairandmakeupstudio.co.uk based in chesterfield 01246 203331 – Siobhan

 Beauty by Kelly – Mobile Beauty & Holistic Therapist tel:07951 045207 https://beautybykelly.webs.com/

Kelly professional Mobile Beauty & Holistic Therapist working in Ashbourne & the surrounding areas. She offers a range of pamper treatments as well as a wide range of relaxing treatments

 Joanne Jewett – The beautiful truth Tel 01335 390722 www.thebeautifultruth.co.uk mobile 07528 323475

Joanne is fantastic with makeup  and specialises with the more mature makeup. She is fantastic and has worked with the likes of Princess Diana, Madonna and many other famous names….

Travel – Parking – Coaches and Taxis

LOWER DAMGATE FARM – DE6 2AD (we are ½ mile from this postcode) Lower Damgate Farm is a destination on both Google maps and Wayz so please put the farm name in.

If you have the APP WHAT3WORDS our 3m grid reference is SMILES. RELAXED. LOOMS for the cottages and MESSAGED. WEDDING. MANDOLIN for the Dovedale Barn and CARBON.DEVELOP. HEAVEN for Dovedale Animal Sanctuary

 When travelling please note that SAT NAV is notoriously bad around here and can take you well out of your way and down impassable roads, so please look at a map and our directions which you can also find on our Website www.damgate.com.

It is important that you remember we are LOWER Damgate Farm and not our neighbours across the road!

 For weddings and events, a ‘Travel plan’ is in operation which is part of our Planning Conditions. Parking is limited at wedding weekends apart from those camping where additional parking with a tent is allowed in our neighbour’s field.

When planning your day please allocate parking attendants who will need to be on the gate for the bus as well as to park those guests in the allocated places. Once guests are parked we manage suppliers parking for you.

Due to the close proximity of additional accommodation it is expected for non-resident guests to use the bus system for travel to and from the farm. We work with our local coach company Warrington Coaches who are based a mile down the road in Ilam. This is not an expensive option and works really well and it enables your guests to drink and relax without the worry of driving. Warrington’s Coaches pick your guests up from their respective accommodation and bring them to the farm. At the end of the evening they will pick them up from the farm and take them back to their accommodation as all non-resident guests must be off site by 12am. This system works really well as it keeps everyone on site and your guests can drink and relax till it’s time to go home.

Warrington’s Coaches of Ilam – Keith Warrington on 01335 350204 info@warringtonscoaches.co.uk  www.warringtonscoaches.co.uk (Please see accommodation above)

We only use Warrington’s coaches as they know our system and they are local. They know the area very well and can work with you and us to manage the pick-ups as well as ensuring that all non-resident guests are off site in a timely manner.

Therefore please email Keith directly and copy us in so that we can ensure your day runs smoothly for both you and your guests.

For Directions please ensure that guests aware that we are Lower Damgate Farm and not Damgate Farm across the road. This avoids confusion and upset to our neighbours. Thank you for your consideration

TAXIS and Cars

We have the option of hiring the following cars:

MG Midget – 1965 Red

MG Midget – 1972 Yellow

Aston Martin DB7 Vantage- Silver

If you would like to hire any of the above or other classic cars please email info@damgate.com or call 07968 507469

If you are not using the Pick-up drop off bus service please see the taxi numbers below. Please Note that Taxis are intermittent in our area and can be unreliable (we are very rural) Therefore we suggest you book and pay in advance and make sure that you reserve a pick up!

Warrington’s of Ilam          Ilam                       01335 350204     1 mile away (anything from large buses to small group and minibus hire)

Ashbourne Taxis                Ashbourne           01335 675475      www.ashbournetaxi.co.uk in Ashbourne

Moorlands Private Hire     Leek (this end)     01538 386435       07771 765120 steve@moorlandsprivatehire.co.uk

Peak Cars                              Hognaston           01335 370937     (based near Carsington Water) East of the farm

ACT Taxis                             Ashbourne           01335 343 928     07798 738 845 www.acttaxi.co.uk

Dovelin Cars                         Ashbourne            07974 665439     www.dovelincars.com


We are a rural and relaxed venue and music is a very important part of a wedding, however please be mindful that our relationship with our neighbours is very important and we ask that you be considerate to the type of music you provide.  Amplified Music must finish by 11.30pm, (Bands by 11pm) then a playlist till 11.30pm. Amplified Music is welcome on the day of your wedding only and not at other times in the barn. Acoustic music is welcome outside and we ask providers to be considerate to our neighbour. This does not affect the rights of the resident guests in the cottages

We have an electronic orange noise limiter installed in the barn which is set to the councils specifications. Please be assured that all good Bands, DJ’s as well as folk or Ceilidh bands do not have a problem with a limiter. We welcome all types of Bands as well as Cover, Ceilidh’s and Disco’s but if you are looking for a loud heavy rock, heavy bass event or even a full blown Jazz band we are not for you as this type of music may not work well with a limiter. Please check with your music provider before booking and ensure there is enough time for them to set up and do a sound check.

 If you are using someone who is not on our list below please check with us so we can ensure that all criteria’s are met and that they and we do not have a problem with the music set up. We work with you to ensure that the best sounds are appreciated by all and our musical criterion is detailed in our Terms and Conditions.

Leslie Ball Tel: 07460 891359 – email: info@leslieball-weddingdj.co.uk www.facebook.com/leslieballweddingdj –

A really lovely person and a brilliant DJ who we like to work with as he gets to know our couples well and creates a bespoke playlist to your choice of music. He is very reasonably priced and I know you wouldn’t be disappointed if you are looking for a good DJ who goes that extra mile for you. 

 Hope. Tel 07904 621008 hopencw@outlook.com

If you would like some background music throughout the day then Hope specialises in a bespoke playlist that compliments your wedding. Easy and relaxed with an acoustic guitar and small speaker Hope is a standalone singer with an amazing voice.

 Jeremy Wilford.  jeremywilford@btinternet.com  Tel: 07880 715479 Ceilidh / Barn Dance / Folk / Irish Music

This Ceilidh group have played at many of our weddings and I think get better and better. They are a wonderful energetic group of people and will have you all up and dancing. Caller or just folk/Irish the choice is yours and they are very flexible and happy to work with you and are also extremely reasonably well priced and popular so book them early!

They are all music teachers from our local school and honestly they are the best Ceilidh band I know and we’ve had a few here. They play because they want to not because they have to and because they enjoy themselves, you do too.  From the moment they play they will have everyone up and dancing as well as laughing. I’m not just saying it, every event they have is successful and guests have loved them. 

Boogie Call – Adam Murphy 07801 509447 email https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj9WCfSJ3EU https://www.facebook.com/BoogieCallBand/

Boogie call specialise in classic songs from the 60’s – 90’s as well as the latest covers up to present day. Their music is fun and vibrant and gets everyone dancing … and laughing. A very happy group who are happy to put together a playlist for you with any type of music you like. A very gifted band who are popular at the farm as they always give an amazing performance. Guests don’t want them to finish! Speaks for itself

 Deanne Dexeter https://encoremusicians.com/Deeanne-Dexeter

Deanne is a country singer who has recorded all over the country and has a beautiful voice. She has a YouTube channel and has been on Radio 2s Bob Harris show. Extremely reasonable, they just love to play and music is their life!

Deanne and her band have been to the farm many times for practice and photo shoots and they are amazing.

There is a choice of country music or wedding covers with her 4 piece band called Boogie Call. So whatever you choice in music Deanne has the range for all.

Country specialist with also a modern twist as well as playing many new modern covers from Ed Sheeran to Queen!

Price Of My Pig – Exciting, energetic ceilidhs www.priceofmypig.co.uk contact Ben

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band who like to bring a little more life and energy to your average ceilidh, by introducing rhythms from disco, reggae, funk, afrobeat, ska into their mix of Irish, English and European folk tunes. “Folk Roots Radio

 Punch the Air – Andrew   Tel 07794 659405, email punchtheairband@gmail.com  http://punchtheair.co.uk/

A brilliant, fun and great band. Have a look at their facebook page and reviews as they get 5*.

They have a very wide repertoire and will play the music that you enjoy. They certainly get the guests dancing and at the end of the night you’ll be sad to see them go. Songs include: 60s – Beatles, Van Morrison, Monkeys. 70s – Queen, Undertones. 80s – Human League, Rick Astley, Beastie Boys. 90s – Oasis, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene. 00s (And onwards) – Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Killers. They also include DJ services before, in-between and after live performances so you can continue to dance the night away at a very competitive price.

Marlow and Smith – you can find them on YouTube and facebook. Email Marlowandsmith@gmail.com

Midlands based acoustic duo playing a modern twist on classic and contemporary songs. We liked them.

The Guns – www.thegunsband.co.uk – Nick Taylor 08452263177

This band is brilliant. Have a look on facebook or on their website to see what they perform. They are all really great guys who love their music and have fun with you as well. Well worth a visit to see what they do.

Spooky Fish – Roger Moggs. Cover Band. Email roger@moggs.org    Tel: Tel: 01332 258324 Mob: 07971 297043

This Quartet Cover band with female vocalist playing Dance Floor Classics are absolutely brilliant. I can honestly say that they keep your guests on the dance floor and are such lovely guys that you won’t want them to stop. They will also organise background music or your own play list music during breaks or speeches and keep the party going till late whilst they clear up and you won’t even notice. This group go that extra distance to make your event special and work with you for your first dance and even try and find music that you think is forgotten.

Soulvation – Contact Angela email: angiemac242009@hotmail.co.uk website: www.soulvation.co.uk  Soul Motown and Disco band.

Fantastic soul and motown band from Manchester. They are great and a very experienced band that have played many gigs across the country. They have a sound cloud page https://m.soundcloud.com/soulvation-band 

Geoff – The Slippery Hill Boys. Tel Enquiries: 07985 425932, email enqs@grassslipperyhill.co.uk

Website www.slipperyhill.co.uk

I think this group is brilliant – all sorts of music from soulful, close harmony songs to blisteringly fast bluegrass classics and ceilidh) The Slippery Hill Boys are a must for all lovers of Americana. There’s quite a bit of swapping around of instruments and they are amazingly fun and inspirational- it’s rare to have one highly talented banjo player in a band, let alone two, one of whom doubles as a fine flat picker. Mandolin and bass complete the line-up, with the occasional bit of penny whistle. Magical. But that’s not all. With an optional barn dance caller, The Slippery Hill Boys are the perfect barn dance band for any hoedown, hog roast, corporate event, Wild West party or wedding. Though the guys may think they’re in Kentucky, The Slippery Hill Boys are based in North Staffordshire, England.

The Balkan Express Call Steve on 0780 0905027 www.myspace.com/thebalkanexpress  

Gypsy music!  They can also play ‘unplugged’, around the fire or outside on a hot day, giving more flexibility to respond to the flow of any event.

Supersession  – http://manchesterweddingband.co.uk/

Supersession is a six piece band that plays a range of Funk, Soul & Rock classics. They are really good and will have everyone up and dancing. However you will have to specify no Brass instruments as this will set off the limiter.

Highly Strung – Sarah Huson-Whyte. String Quartet and String Trio Email sarah@highlystrungquartet.com 

Tel: 07967 361717 www.highlystrungquartet.com

Sarah’s sister had her reception here in august 2015.  This beautiful group are a pleasure to have here and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Will Hack – (not just a DJ but also live sound and band mixing) email inspiregeneration@hotmail.com

Tel: 07595726264 www.inspiregeneration.co.uk   www.facebook.com/inspiregeneration

Affordable – Bespoke, Music and Light Show, DJ, all types of music to suit your needs – specialising in weddings and light ambiance. Will specialises in creating the most amazing event and very reasonably too. Inspire generation offers impressive lighting for your wedding to colour the occasion and to bring your party to life. Will also offers audio solutions from amplifying your speeches to recording them for your memories. He then produces background music until you are ready to party. You can then either have a DJ System or set up for a band for the rest of the evening. Will personally goes through a play list for you and sets one up to your requirements ensuring you get the music of your choice and incorporating many different genres. He will be on hand throughout the day and will bring setup and run all of the sound and lighting equipment for you, so you can relax knowing it has been taken care of.

Hire – Other

We provide you with tables and chairs plus few props and greenery. A wedding arch, red post box and furniture, you are welcome to use what we have but sometimes guests would like something extra or bespoke to them. With this in mind we have put together some suppliers who you might find useful and helpful. Please let us know who you are using and who is on site.

You will need to provide table cloths for all tables (unless hiring our bespoke wooden ones) as well as glassware and catering supplies and your own decorations.

Inhouse Hire– Tel 07779210791 or 01335 310367 email: Info@damgate.com

In addition to the tables and chairs we have some beautiful wooden trestle tables. The tables do not need table clothes and are hand made using reclaimed wood. These tables are very beautiful and create the rustic look. 

 Polycarbonate glasses…. Not to be confused with cheap plastic. Hire includes all the glasses you will need plus washing up and putting away. (Please remember we cannot have glassware outside due to our animals as broken glass can cause serious harm)

Cutlery – 160 place settings in heavy beaded cutlery

10’ china plates

Water Jugs

Drink Dispensers.

Tea and Coffee Options

Fire Pit

Glassware / Polycarbonate

If you would like to use some farm equipment or hire some straw bales etc., we will do our best to accommodate you, however small straw bales are hard to find. Sadly, we cannot take you on our tractor for insurance reasons.  

 Newton Carnival – Dexter Bullock 07881 562354 email dexter@newtoncarnival.org  Web: www.newtoncarnival.org (Non-profit charity) Luxury and wooden Chairs – Glass ware, Crockery, Pop up Marquees – Bouncy Castles.

If you don’t like our chairs then you can hire others from Newton Carnival. This option is almost as cheap as hiring chair covers as the cost to wash these is high. This Charitable Team hires marquees, chairs, tables, event equipment as well as props etc.

All income generated from the hire of this equipment is used to develop projects and activities within the local community. As they are a “not for profit” organization they fully appreciate the hard work and dedication volunteers commit to staging events therefore they aim to offer equipment and marquee hire at a greatly reduced cost.

Perfect Day Chairs – Jenny and Dan Tel: 07861308042 email info@perfectdaychairs.co.uk


No just chairs but a number of other items as well. A very personal touch and lovely service which includes anything from just chair hire, covers, flowers to venue styling….

 Luxury Linen and Crockery Hire and Luxury Linen – Alan Dunnicliff 01332 862292 www.luxury-linen-hire.co.uk

Luxury Line and Crockery Hire – This family is amazing and such helpful people. Based locally Alan and Henry Dunnicliff own this family linen, china, cutlery and glassware hire company. They drop off and pick up and all their items are perfect for weddings or events. You won’t even have to wash up after yourselves as they take away plates etc. dirty and wash them themselves perfect!

 The Fabric Theatre – Event Fabrics and Designs – Nicky 07984 419991 info@fabrictheatre.co.uk http://www.fabrictheatre.co.uk Tel: 0115 939 888539  Fabric Theatre is an event styling and venue draping company, offering themed creative backdrops and transformations to embellish any space, producing stunning and effective environments.

 Boelle Events – Cathy www.Boelleevents.co.uk email: enquiries@boelleevents.co.uk Instagram @boelle_cathy

Cathy is a beautiful person who specialises in venue styling and wedding planning. She creates beautiful unique bohemian events with peace and love

Event Hire Ltd – Malcolm  0161 494 5213  email info@mcmeventhire.co.uk  Web www.mcmeventhire.co.uk Though this looks like a really big company, Malcolm is very professional but also prides himself on the family feel and service to all his customers. 

You can hire everything you need from Malcolm including gas cookers and BBQs etc. for your caterer, to any personal items needed for your event. An excellent and personal service has always been assured from this supplier.

Victory Vintage Hire –   Mo Deville – Tel: 07792 958118 www.victoryvintagehire.co.uk

Victory Vintage Hire is delighted to offer an extensive collection of vintage china and other accessories to create the right atmosphere for your special day. There huge stock of vintage items is available to hire for weddings, tea parties etc. and they can create the right atmosphere for your special vintage event, tea for two to tea for 500. There china includes Shelley, Crown Staffordshire and Rosenthal and will add that extra dimension to your vintage event. They also offer event styling and help with coordination/food service etc. on the day if required. They have many props and unusual items to help make your special event perfect and just how you want it.

Mo also offers Tasty Tiny Teatime Treats and provides miniature cakes, sandwiches and canapés with tea or coffee or a winter tea with soup for chillier days. Teatime sorted! (See catering section for details)

Royale Casino Promotions – Kathy Beddow Tel 01785 665202 Mob/Txt 077 650 10000 www.royale-casino.co.uk
Kathy has provided both a Photo Booth and Casino tables for events at the farm and they have been brilliant. If you order you get “free” printed money or other props with your photo on. This company is a pleasure to deal with.


Bright & Beautiful by Sue Lovatt tel 07714 041682 or 01538 309808 email suelovatt@aol.com

Lovely lady who is very local and works with her own flowers or your own, saving you money. Nothing is a problem for Sue and she will create bespoke arrangements to your specifications or if you are unsure will help you find the right choice for you. Bright and Beautiful is a really lovely ethos and Sue always goes the extra mile for you.

 Flowers – Nadia Di Tullio   Tel: 07973 952 249   Email: nadia@nadiaditullio.co.uk  w: www.nadiaditullio.com

We use Nadia a lot at the Farm and she is wonderful, producing the most amazing creations and specialising in earthy and natural flowers which seem to be preferred and adds to the ethos of our venue at Lower Damgate Farm. Nadia also has a range of props to compliment your decorations so please look at her website for inspiration as she has many photographs.

Sheila at Freedom Flowers email: contact@freedomflowers.co.uk     phone: 07531 286757

Sheila flowers at Fenny Bentley nr Ashbourne are grown on her own land and are truly beautiful, so you can go and choose what you would like before they are picked. She has inspiring ideas and it is a wonderful ethos to know you have flowers directly from the garden.

Rosedale Floral Designs – Jane   Tel: 01332 824741 m. 07971 285929 info@rosedalefloraldesign.co.uk

Jane is another inspiration with flowers and nothing is a problem. These flowers and table decorations are truly stunning.


We love so many of our photographers  who come to the farm and everyone has a different perspective and photography is a personal call so it has to feel right for you. All these photographers below have worked at the farm and it is hard to choose one from the other, I just wish you could use them all.

Shy Brides – Kate and Catherine email Kate@shybrides.com  Tel: 07891560219

 Matt Guest – info@mattguestphotography.com Tel 07540766620

 David Spenser photography and videography d.spense675@gmail.com ds_freezeframemedia

Tel: 07933468756

 Seb Gee and Lou Gill – gillandgeemedia.com 07455178383 or 07774048734 info@gillandgemedia.com

Pixies in the Cellar – Pete and Sara – T – 07929 713072 http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/

What a delightful name to go with a delightful couple who make your wedding day feel like a dream. Have a look at their website it says it all and you truly feel like a pixie when wandering around their site.

Simon Smith. Jakt Photography email simon@jaktphotography.co.uk   Tel 07811144016

Simon from Jakt is an inspiring photographer who uses his intuitive and is a lovely person who will get the best pictures of you.

 Adrian Wilson 07900 43115 email Adrian@willheyweddings.com

Adrian married here at Lower Damgate Farm in October 2012. The most generous of men, he specialises in wedding photography and making your day as perfect as possible. Having seen many venues he understands your needs and for us it is a fantastic recommendation that he chose our farm for his own wedding. He says that this is one of the loveliest venues he had the pleasure to work from and I truly think his photos are stunning. Adrian also stays till the end and will work with you to get that individual picture with stunning results, you will not be disappointed.

Rebecca Yu email rebecca@yuphotography.co.uk

An enthusiastic and happy person who is lovely and creative and will spoil you with her photos.

Rebecca is getting married at Lower Damgate Farm in October 2019 which is accolade itself.

Becki Castle. www.redsquaregallery.co.uk  Tel 01335 360103

Becki is young and vibrant and based in Ashbourne, having recently worked at the farm for a wedding, we had fun and it was relaxed and easy.

Other Entertainments.

Master of Ceremonies – Leslie Ball Entertainments

Email: info@leslieball-weddingdj.co.uk Tel: 07460891359 www.facebook.com/leslieballweddingdj.

Though an amazing DJ see music above. Leslie also provides bespoke entertainment and is a brilliant master of ceremonies as well as providing background music and entertainment..

Paul http://www.walkonents.co.uk/ 01335 372744 or 07801535687
they do pianists, musicians, table magic, children’s entertainment 

Magician – Nick Rushton www.nickrushton.co.uk  Tel: 07771 524035

Bernie the wedding magician    tel:07975671876 http://www.magiciansmagicians.co.uk

Newton Carnival – Dexter (Charity Run Company) Dexter Bullock 07881 562354 email dexter@newtoncarnival.org  Web: www.newtoncarnival.org – as well as providing chairs etc. Newton Carnival also provide other equipment like Bouncy Castles and Games

Peak Castles of Ashbourne – Bouncy Castles – Stuart Lees 07970 847 758

Children’s castles available for indoor/outdoor hire, suitable for birthdays, weddings, christenings, school fetes/gala, charity/corporate events. Sun/rain covers provided with all castles. Full set up and pack away with Free Delivery




Colour Television

TelephoneVideo PlayerDVD PlayerMicrowaveDishwasherFreezerHairdryerWashine MachineLinen ProvidedGarden and Patio

Central Heating

 CotsHighchairsParking Next to UnitNon Smokers OnlyLaundry RoomWeekend/Mid-Week BookingsPets WelcomeRiding/Pony Trekking NearbyFishing NearbyCycle Hire NearbySecure Storage for BicyclesChildren Welcome



In all Cottages
Central Heating

Flat Screen TV DVD
Video Player
DVD Player
Dishwashers (not in Purdy’s sorry no room)
Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Bath Towels for Hire
Satellite TV in All cottages plus Games Room
Warming Fires
Little Tykes Play area
Free Satellite TV
Free Wi-Fi

Working Farm

Alpacas and Goats

Chickens, Ducks and Geese

Children Welcome
Parking next to cottage
Non-smokers only
Laundry Room
Weekend/mid-week bookings
Pets welcome by arrangement
Corporate & Team Building Events
Nearest Shop 4 miles
Nearest pub 1 mile
Wedding parties catered for
Greet an Meet the Animals, Ponies Alpacas and Sheep
Childrens Climbing Frame and Swings
Safe Garden Area
Party – Event & Wedding Barn.



Picnic area
Oudoor childrens play area
Playing Field
Indoor Games room
Riding/pony-trekking nearby
Fishing nearby
Cycle hire nearby
Secure storage for bicycles
Children’s videos /DVDs available
Collect Eggs
Stone Built BBQ’s Unique to Lower Damgate Farm
Pampering Parties Catered For
Hog Roasts available on Site
Walks from the Door

Dovedale within walking distance

stunning scenery