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Wedding and Conference Venue


Whether you are looking for a meeting venue, conference venue or special events venue, or require somewhere with character to host your Wedding in Derbyshire, The Whitworth Centre can meet all your needs.

Our building and park are steeped in Victorian industrial history. Lady Louisa Whitworth (wife of the industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth) created the vision where people could meet for leisure, recreational and educational purposes and this tradition is still carried on today. Set in 10 acres of glorious parkland, the Whitworth Centre is the obvious choice for a high quality venue with a difference.


Excellent Location


The Whitworth Centre is located in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, with easy access to all major road and rail links and free parking for over 100 cars. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the picturesque market towns of Bakewell and Matlock are all within a 15 minute drive.


Excellent Value and Hospitality


With a wide variety of rooms for hire, The Whitworth Centre offers very good value for money. Friendly staff are on hand to provide a professional, efficient and personal service ensuring the success of your event.

For meetings, conferences and training courses we have a wide range of equipment including projectors, flip charts, lecterns and screens. We also have full access to the internet through Wi-Fi. For people with disabilities we have hearing loop facilities, disabled access, and a lift to the first floor plus wheelchair friendly toilets.
Our room-hire, catering and wedding rates are extremely competitive and we will be pleased to discuss these with you. We always welcome visitors and would be delighted to show you around prior to your booking with us.


Contact the team on 01629 733678 or enquiries@thewhitworthcentre.co.uk


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