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A wedding service launched last Spring by popular Derbyshire hotel and wedding venue Morley Hayes has proved a huge success, helping couples from across the region turn their dreams of a romantic woodland wedding into a reality.

The new woodland wedding service was launched last April in response to demand from couples looking to take their vows whilst being at one with nature.

Since then, many couples have enjoyed a Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding within the spectacular Morley Hayes woodlands.

Outdoor weddings have been carried out at Morley Hayes since 2012, when a special wedding dome was constructed set in a picturesque secret garden.

Now, the woodland area has been transformed into a romantic Midsummer Night’s Dream-style setting, which enables couples to take their vows amongst forest ferns and wild flowers, shrouded beneath spectacular towering pines, horse chestnut and beech trees, with breath-taking views beyond.

Woodland wedding ceremonies take place in a private lodge, an open structure situated in a secluded part of the Morley Hayes woodlands. Guests can enjoy the intimate ceremony seated on oak benches, beside the old-fashioned lych-gate overlooking the woods.

Set amongst 300 acres of beautiful woodland and parkland golf course, Morley Hayes is perfect for everything from a large family wedding to a small intimate ceremony. It has a selection of stylish country-inspired suites, fully licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies.

The new woodland wedding service has proved a huge success, with ceremonies scheduled to take place throughout the spring and summer months.

Speaking of the new Woodland Wedding service, Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said:

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our service offering in line with the changing demands of our customers and are really pleased with the feedback we’ve received from couples who have already exchanged their vows in our wedding lodge or have already booked their woodland wedding for 2018 and 2019.

“Here at Morley Hayes we’re blessed with an idyllic location, so the woodland wedding package is the perfect opportunity for us to take advantage of this fabulous setting to give couples the chance to have a romantic and truly enchanting wedding.”

The woodland wedding service also includes outdoor music and a PA system, thanks to discreet speakers nestled within the trees. Music will be played prior to the ceremony and when the bride and groom walk down the aisle.


A microphone will also be in place to enable guests to hear the vows clearly, despite being in a dreamy woodland setting.

Morley Hayes offers a complete package for weddings, golf and leisure breaks, conferences and functions.

Facilities include a luxury four star, 32-bedroom hotel and a choice of three restaurants, including the award-winning two AA rosette Dovecote restaurant, Roosters and Spike Bar.


Golf facilities include a championship length 18-hole Manor course, 9-hole Tower course, a 17 bay, all weather floodlit driving range, golf pavilion and a highly-respected Golf Academy.


For further information about the range of wedding services available at Morley Hayes. call 01332 782005 or email [email protected]

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