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Van Dyk is a luxury 4 star, 1 Rosette hotel situated in the beautiful and picturesque county of Derbyshire, within a short driving distance to the marvel which is the Peak District and local historic town of Chesterfield which boasts the Crooked Spire. Whether the reason for your visit to the area being for business, leisure, a wedding or special occasion, Van Dyk is the ideal venue for you to consider.

Van Dyk is one of Derbyshire’s best wedding venues, it is the first choice for couples aspiring to have the ultimate wedding.

Set in beautiful surroundings with award-winning food and exceptional facilities, Van Dyk boasts a range of wedding packages which can be tailored to suit each couple’s wedding day.

Van Dyk offers a choice of private rooms for wedding breakfasts, fully-licensed civil ceremonies and evening wedding receptions, a fantastic honeymoon suite and has plenty of luxury accommodation for your guests.

Choose from Van Dyk’s Sherwood or Garden Ballroom for larger weddings or rooms within the old chapel for intimate smaller weddings.

Tailor Made Weddings

Your big day is about your loved ones, your cherished moments, and your personal dreams. We’ll make everything a reality with our tailor made wedding packages, ensuring every little detail is taken care of, exactly how you want it. You’ll receive the personal and undivided attention of our staff and be exclusively the only wedding at Van Dyk. You decide how you’d like your perfect day to unfold, and we will handle all your requirements to tailor your wedding to your exact wishes and desires.

Venue Details

Van Dyk Hotel

Worksop Road, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4TD

01246 387 386

Hotel Website

Barely a week after our trip to Hodsock Priory for Tania and Dan’s wedding, we found ourselves back in that corner of the world for todays renewal of vows between Lisa and Garrick. Yes that’s right this time it was not a wedding, but in fact a renewal of vows as Lisa and Garrick celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary.

The Occasion

Lisa and Garrick
Van Dyk by Wildes
Saturday 11 March 2023

Arriving in good time, we discovered a fair bit of snow still lingering through bits of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, but this was certainly not enough to deter either us or Lisa and Garrick’s guests from turning up to the Van Dyk Hotel near Chesterfield.

The Ceremony

The format of the day followed the traditional wedding running order. Starting with a celebrant led ceremony, we provided music for the entrance which was a blend of two songs:

Bridesmaid entrance – There you’ll be by Faith Hill
Bride entrance – Lover by Taylor Swift

The ceremony was quite short as of course it didn’t include a register signing. For the exit of the ‘renewed’ couple we played From this moment on by Shania Twain.

Drinks Reception and Meal

With there being little space in the bar area, we moved to a different part of the ceremony room whilst that was being set up for the meal so we could continue to provide music during the drinks reception. This worked rather well as a lot of the group photos were being done in the ceremony room where there was a fabulous love sign.

Lisa had chosen some great music for the drinks reception which included:

Time Hans Zimmer
Million reasons lady gaga
Hold back the river -james Bay
I’ve had the time of my life dirty dancing
Have I told you lately rod stewart
Let me hold you josh krajcik
Top of the world Carpenters
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams

Garrick was particularly keen on Time by Hans Zimmer so we repeated this again during the meal. You can hear some of these songs and around 200 others by heading over to our listen page.

After we had finished playing, Lisa and Garrick had very kindly provided us with a meal in the hotel bar area. This was very welcome as we then had to drive to Essex for tomorrow’s wedding which was just outside Braintree at Gosfield Hall.

We were particularly amused and entertained by the fact dinner was served by a robot!

We had a really great time providing music for Lisa and Garrick. They are a lovely couple and we wish them every happiness in their continued married life together.

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