example timeline

Your wedding day is completely personal to you – depending on what time you want your ceremony to be, these timings can be adjusted accordingly. We find that ceremony times between 1pm and 2pm tend to be the most popular; this will be subject to your registrar’s availability also.

Below you’ll find an example of how wedding day’s work at Kedleston Country House. This is something that your wedding co-ordinator will finalise with you before your big day to ensure everything runs smoothly!

1.30pm – Ceremony
2.00pm – Drinks Reception
3.00pm – Group Photographs & Confetti – during this time, your guests will have the opportunity to have a drink and mingle on the terrace whilst you are whisked away by your photographer to have some photos.
4.00pm – Guests to be Seated for Wedding Breakfast & Speeches – you can either do your speeches before or after the wedding breakfast, whatever you would prefer! Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for the Wedding Breakfast.
7.30pm – Evening Guests to Arrive
11.00pm – Last Dance & Last Orders
11.30pm – Bar Closes
Midnight – Carriages* – for taxi information, please click here.

*Please note that any guests who are not staying at the property will need to have vacated by midnight.