Living in Derbyshire I’ve been very spoiled by its outstanding natural beauty. There are so many picturesque places to visit. A short drive out of Derby city but firmly in the countryside is Morley Hayes golf club. Not only does it have two golf courses, three restaurants and a pavilion. There’s also a four star hotel. No surprise then it’s very popular venue to get married at. I’m always excited to be asked to be a Morley Hayes wedding photographer.
If you have dreamed of an outdoor wedding then Morley Hayes should be on your short list of venues. Their dedicated outdoor wedding dome is both private yet large enough to accommodate your guests. Should the weather be less than ideal and let’s face it….we are in the UK then they have an indoor room so you can revert back to a more traditional ceremony.
After you have exchanged your vows (hopefully outside!), you and your guests can spend some time together, relaxing in the private garden area next to the dome whilst enjoying tasty canapé’s.
You have the choice of reception rooms for your wedding breakfast. My personal favourite is the Pavilion room which has amazing views over the golf course and surrounding countryside but they are all to a very high standard.
Later you can party the night away after the obligatory first dance before walking/staggering a short distance to their luxury hotel rooms. If you can then I would recommend the bride and groom stay in the penthouse room which is amazing, complete with four poster bed and sweeping views from your own private balcony!
I always enjoy photographing weddings at Morley Hayes. There’s never a shortage of beautiful locations for gorgeous photographs and I’ve always had a friendly welcome from all the staff. Nothing seems too much trouble.
If you are planning a wedding in Derbyshire and looking for a venue which has everything under one roof. Morley Hayes is well worth a visit and should be on your short list. Especially if you want an outdoor ceremony.
If you are looking for an experienced Derby wedding photographer who is familiar with the venue and will move heaven and earth to get you the best photos I can then I’d love to speak with you. Drop me a message and say hello!
A little history about Morley
Morley is a small village in the district of Erewash, about five miles north of Ripley. I was surprised to find that Morley was first mentioned in 1009! According to the Domesday book, Morley belonged to Hendy de Ferrers. If you would rather get married in church before having your reception at Morley Hayes then the local parish church is St Matthew’s which is ear the converted Tithe Barn. Its stained glass windows tells the story of Robert of Knaresborough.