Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you a magical venue that is new to the alternative wedding scene – perfect for the tattooed bride and groom. The Fishpond is set in Matlock Bath near the Peak District. The awesome Becky Ryan Photography teamed up with Victoria of The Fishpond Freehouse and tattooed beauty Tiffany and her partner Lee to show just how much it’s a perfect venue for your upcoming alternative wedding.
The Fishpond in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire is the perfect little venue for those seeking a quirky wedding venue. Set in the popular tourist town of Matlock Bath, it has everything the discerning alternative bride needs: Candy, motorbikes, ice cream, arcades, and fish & chips. The only thing missing here is the sea – Matlock Bath truly is a unique landlocked seaside town.
The Fishpond itself also has everything an alternative bride could possibly need. From the moment you enter this cosy pub you are welcomed by the friendly team, who ensure the venue is always offering something for everyone. It’s ideally set up for weddings too with its 200 capacity ballroom with original vaulted ceiling and self contained bar. We also have a beautiful Restaurant with cosy and relaxed decor – the ideal location for the ceremony and intimate dining, a stunning multi tiered garden to the rear with a hot spring waterfall and an outside bar.
The Fishpond truly has something unique with its “Pick n Mix” wedding packages, meaning that you are not tied to set packages, giving you the freedom to pick and mix the elements you want. Bespoke menus, a la carte dining, buffets and hog roasts are all on offer here, all prepared fresh from scratch. The in house bakery produces its own breads and cakes – it’s also well known for its amazing stone baked pizzas.
The venue has a long tradition of offering live music, and has an enviable list of suppliers and musicians all at your disposal should you need any help organising certain elements of your big day. The true beauty of this venue is that it’s a blank canvas, and it’s easy to add your own touches to make your wedding at The Fishpond unique to you.
If you’d like to enquire about The Fishpond for your day please contact the Events Manager, Victoria Arran on 01629 55006 or email email@example.com
I love the idea of a hot spring waterfall and the wedding reception in a quirky restored ballroom. Make sure you contact Victoria about booking The Fishpond for your upcoming wedding and also check out the end of the post for a full list of suppliers involved in the shoot including Becky Ryan Photography, Pin Up Curl, Gracie Bleu Bridal and many more!
Venue: The Fishpond, Matlock Bath
Photography: Becky Ryan Photography
Models: Tiffany Hunt and partner Lee
Hair & Hair Pieces: Pin Up Curl
Wedding Dress: Gracie Bleu Bridal
Crockery: Everything Stops for Tea
Jar Lights & Cinema Sign: Vintage Prop Box
Stationery: With Love Wedding Stationery