We believe we are the perfect venue for those seeking a quirky wedding. Set in the popular tourist town of Matlock Bath, it has everything the discerning alternative bride needs; candy, motorbikes, ice cream, arcades, and fish & chips. The only thing missing here is the sea . . . Matlock Bath, or “little Switzerland” as its nickname suggests truly is a unique landlocked seaside town.
If you’re looking for an unconventional location that has bags of character, is conveniently located just 20 mins from the M1, has lots for your guests to see and do, is picturesque and bustling then Matlock Bath is for you.
Our venue, 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 here to Chatsworth and on to Dovedale. In the early 1920’s it was converted to a Hotel and watering hole.
Today The Fishpond has undergone a multi million pound investment and features a fantastic bar with real ales, good food, a fabulous garden, and multiple function rooms with live entertainment at its heart.
The Fishpond itself has everything an alternative bride could possibly need. From the moment you enter this cosy pub you are welcomed by the friendly team, who ensure the venue is always offering something for everyone. It’s ideally set up for weddings too with its 200 capacity ballroom with original vaulted ceiling and self contained bar. A beautiful beamed Restaurant with cosy and relaxed decor, the ideal location for intimate dining or the ceremony, and a stunning multi tiered garden to the rear with a hot spring waterfall, sun terrace and outside bar.
We understand that organising a wedding can be time consuming which is why we’ve made it as straightforward as possible. Our dedicated Events Manager will work closely with you to ensure that everything comes together on the day as you had envisaged.
We appreciate that you need flexibility when creating your dream wedding and we offer something unique with our “Pick n Mix” wedding packages. These mean that you are not tied to set packages, giving you the freedom to pick and mix the elements you want and leave the ones you don’t. Bespoke menus, a la carte dining, buffets, afternoon teas and hog roasts are all on offer here, all prepared fresh from scratch. The in house bakery produces its own breads and cakes and we’re well known for our amazing stone baked pizzas.
We have a long tradition of offering live music, and have an enviable list of suppliers and musicians all at your disposal should you need any help organising certain elements of your big day. The true beauty of this venue is that it’s a blank canvas, and it’s easy to add your own touches to make your wedding at The Fishpond unique to you.
Please contact Victoria Arran, Events & Marketing Manager for further information and to discuss your options.
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