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Special Events

After careful restoration our vaulted Ballroom, Gardens and Raft Dining Room make perfect venues to celebrate your special occasion!

  • Receptions & Banquets
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Private Dining
  • Film screenings and Album Launches
  • Live Music/Arts/Entertainment Gigs
  • Exhibitions and Fairs
  • Excercise classes and performances
  • Funeral Receptions
  • Conferences & Meetings

With a fully licensed bar and catering courtesy of the Fishpond Bakery our events staff will be happy to discuss your requirements and tailor a package just for you.

Our tables and chairs can easily be reconfigured, be it for banquet-style seating, or a more informal affair. If your event requires music or other entertainment we’ll be happy to help arrange something suitable from our extensive list of musical contacts.

The Ballroom

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 Ballroom is equipped with projector & screen (capable of laptop computer connection), sound system, stage, microphones & music playback facilities. The Ballroom is located upstairs, however there is ramp access to the side of the building.

The Ballroom is licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, and licenced to sell alcohol until 1am.


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.

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. The dining room is also one of two rooms we have licenced for civil wedding ceremonies.

Please contact us on 01629 55006 or email us at for further details.

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