Morley Hayes named East Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year

Morley Hayes named East Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year

Derbyshire hotel, wedding and leisure complex Morley Hayes has been named East Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year at the 2019 I Do Wedding Awards.

The venue on Main Road in Morley beat off fierce competition from venues across the region to win the coveted award, which was presented at a special awards evening at Sheffield City Hall.

Now in their fifth year, the I Do Magazine Wedding Awards celebrate success and recognise achievements of wedding suppliers from across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside.

Dubbed the ‘People’s Awards’, they are decided entirely by the votes of the couples who have personally used their services.

The Wedding Venue of the Year award recognises those venues across the East Midlands that offer an exceptional wedding experience and go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

Morley Hayes has been performing wedding ceremonies since 2006. In 2012 the venue was granted a licence to perform outdoor weddings in a specially constructed wedding dome, situated in the picturesque Morley Hayes gardens.

In 2017, Morley Hayes launched its woodland wedding service, which gives couples the chance to take their vows amongst wildflowers and beneath spectacular towering pines, horse chestnut and beech trees, with breath-taking views beyond.

Woodland wedding ceremonies take place in a private lodge, 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.

New for Summer 2019 is The Meadow at Morley Hayes - a new woodland meadow area, where the wedding party can enjoy drinks and canapes following the ceremony. There are plans for blessings to take place in this area too.

Speaking of being crowned East Midlands Wedding Venue of the Year, Andrew Allsop, managing director of Morley Hayes, said:

“We’re so delighted to have been recognised with this prestigious award, especially as it is voted for by the couples themselves rather than a panel of judges.

“Your wedding day should be unforgettable experience and our dedicated team of wedding co-ordinators work hard to ensure the bridal party enjoy the perfect day.

“Whether it’s a wedding reception, a full civil wedding or civil partnership ceremony, we create a wedding package that is just as individual as our guests - creating a special day the bridal party will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Launched in 2009, I Do Magazine is read by more than 30,000 couples every year and is widely considered the definitive guide for sourcing the best local wedding suppliers in Yorkshire, Humberside and the Midlands.

I Do Wedding Awards are a good marker of a truly great supplier. Wherever a couple see an I Do finalist or winners logo, they instantly know they are getting top quality service and are about to work with a wedding supplier who has been highly recommended by other brides and grooms.

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.

It 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


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