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Do you eat food and want it cooked by a chef and like to save a bit of money when eating out?

Sit comfortably as we’ve loads to tell you about then.

Free Dessert with a Main

Order a main course before 1:30 at lunchtime or 8pm in the evening and you’ll be entitled to a selected free dessert

Two Steaks or Mixed Grills and Two Drinks for £22.95

Get up to 35% off with this deal

Choose an 8oz Sirloin or 14oz Mixed Grill with Chips and a pint or a 175ml glass of wine.

Two Sunday Carveries for £12 when you buy a drink with your food

Quote 2 for £12 Blog when you ring to book your table between 12 – 1:30pm any Sunday until end of June 2018

Each week we have Beef, Pork and either Turkey or Chicken Breast along with Steak & Ale Pot Pie or Poached Salmon in a White Wine and Tarragon Sauce.


All nights need booking, so please ring 01283 732304 to reserve your table

Hilton House is in between Derby and Burton less than a mile from the A50 or A38

Local Attractions in South Derbyshire

Have a Staycation and discover the Local Attractions of South Derbyshire

Its funny how people travel from across Europe and stay here at Hilton House Hotel because we are so close to many local attractions in South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

Visitors from afar tell us about the local area which puts us to shame really.

Maybe on their own these local attractions are not enough to make you want to stay, but together they can create an interesting short break, right in the heart of England.

Hansons Auctioneers

You’ve all seen Charles on TV, his auction house is 2 1/2 miles along the A516 to Derby


Tara Kadampa Centre

Whether you are looking for a meditation retreat or a relaxing walk amongst their 50 Sequoia Trees Tara KMC is 2 miles along the A516 towards Derby


Derby Aero Club

Learn to fly nearby in Egginton or be a passenger in a Gypsy Moth. Only 2 miles away from our cosy 10 bed hotel in the village of Hilton, Derbyshire.


Tutbury Castle

Steeped in history and prison to Mary Queen of Scots, Tutbury Castle offers many a weekend event and is only 3 miles away

Local Attractions Tutbury Castle


Broughton Heath Golf Club

This Par 3 Golf Course is less than 3 miles away from us. Not so much a Local Attraction but if your clubs are in the boot why not play a round. Then return back to Hilton House and we’ll serve you a cool fresh pint or glass of wine whilst you wait for your meal.


Fauld Crater

One of the biggest non-nuclear explosions happened in 1944 when an underground munitions depot exploded. Up to 4,000 tons of ordnance exploded creating a massive crater, now mostly overgrown but the location of some popular walks just over 5 miles away

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Hilton village locals around at the time remember hearing the explosion.

Back in 1944 Hilton House was just that, a house, family home and 25 years away from becoming a hotel



Any history students may find a visit to Repton interesting, in 873 the Vikings invaded Mercia and captured Repton leaving many clues behind for us to uncover. Just over 5 1/2 miles away from Hilton House Hotel, ourselves with our own local history. If you are aware of The Great Escape, we have a short story to tell as well.


National Trust

We’ve a number of locations in Derbyshire but the nearest to us in Hilton and easily accessible from the A50 is Sudbury Hall only 6 miles away, or 11 1/2 miles away we have Kedleston Hall, or a little further afield we have Chatsworth House. (Though not part of the National Trust)



Less than 11 miles away we have Sharpes Pottery Museum, 7 miles away in the heart of Burton the home of English Brewing we have the National Brewery Centre and Museum


Outdoor exploring in South Derbyshire

If you fancy a day out on a boat, we’ve Mercia Marina less than 5 miles away. Or in the woods at Rosliston Forestry Centre about 13 miles away. If sailing, cycling, walking and fishing is your thing you have Carsington Water 18 miles away. For a real day out, just 23 miles away you have Dovedale in the Peak District.


Well known attractions on our doorstep

If you stay at Hilton House Hotel in South Derbyshire, in between Derby and Burton you are also only 20 miles from Alton Towers Theme Park along the A50 towards Stoke and the M6. Go 17 miles in the other direction towards the M1 and you arrive at Donington Race Track, a venue for World Superbikes and Download festival. If you fancy a flutter its only 12 miles to Uttoxeter Race Course.


20 reasons to stay

Thats 19 reasons to stay at Hilton House Hotel, the 20th is of course staying at Hilton House itself!

We’re a family run hotel, with owners Colin & Zoe into their 10th year of welcoming visitors from far and wide. As previously mentioned we haven’t always been a hotel. Built in the 1850’s it was in 1898 the birthplace of Herbet Massey, famous for his role in The Great Escape.

Monday to Friday we serve food lunchtime and evening, lunch on Saturdays and a Sunday Carvery from 12 – 2pm.

We have a bar serving a variety of ales, craft ales, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits.

Our staff are friendly and we genuinely hope you enjoy your stay and visit to whichever Local Attractions you choose.

Christmas Party Venue Derby Burton Uttoxeter

Popular Christmas Party Venue taking bookings for December 2018

Like night follows day, Christmas Party Nights happen at Hilton House Hotel, midway between Derby, Burton and Uttoxeter.

Hilton House has been a Midlands Party Venue since the 1960’s when our customers all drove Rolls Royces and Bentleys. We’ve been overtaken a bit now, but we still believe in offering a good night out.

Admittedly there’re shinier venues in Derby, but we’ve plenty of parking and sensible prices with Carling and Doom Bar at £3.30.

For £22 you can enjoy a 3-course meal and dance until midnight at your Christmas Party.

Download our booking form here

We sell out each of our 4 nights to mixture of groups, seating around 100 which leaves plenty of dance floor space for everyone.

We’ve plenty of Prosecco in the fridges at £19.75 a bottle as well.

This year we have seen an explosion in the demand for flavoured Gins. We currently stock Pink, Rhubarb and Seville Orange and will see what else hits the market come Christmas.

We still have space on the Friday nights on Friday 7th & 14th. We are now full on Saturday 8th and nearly full on 15th

Christmas Party Night

When you arrive we’ll take your coat and let you warm yourself by the fire.

Grab a drink at the bar and take your seat.

Pull a cracker or two and enjoy your 3-course meal. We think Turkey will be on the menu 🙂

Around 9:30pm its over to Mark our DJ until midnight. He’ll do his best to keep the dance floor full, so bring your dancing shoes.

Booking essential

To make a booking ring 01283 732304 with your prefered date and party size. We’ll ask for a £10 deposit (non-refundable) per person with balance required by end of November with meal choices.

Licensed Wedding Venue Derby Burton Uttoxeter

We are a popular Licensed Wedding Venue with accommodation

If you are looking for a Licensed Wedding Venue in South Derbyshire with accommodation then look no further.

It makes so much sense to get married and celebrate in the one venue. Especially when you can stay the night as well.

Years ago you got married in church, went to one venue for a meal and then off somewhere else to hold a party. Phew, what a day!

We admit that the one downside to doing everything here is that there is no need for a Wedding Car or Horse and Carriage. You do save on the expense though.

A wedding you can afford

For some, money is no object. If you fall outside that budget, we could be the wedding venue for you.

In South Derbyshire we have become quite well known for being an affordable Licensed Wedding Venue.

We can offer you a Wedding Ceremony Room for up to 50 which is a good sized number. You can go less if you wish, or more.

Those 50 of you will then get an arrival drink of Bucks Fizz and a 3-course meal plus Prosecco toasting drink for during the speaches.

When evening arrives the room is ready for your Reception and first dance.  100 guests can be in attendance for this.

By the end of the night you’ll be ready for bed. We have nothing to say about that, you’re on your own now!

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How much?

If you think all of that will cost too much, at some places yes you could easily spend £10,000 on that.

We have a Wedding package that offers all of the above plus Ceremony and accommodation for less than £3750

Of course you can spend more, we can provide canapes during your Wedding Photographs.

We can offer Prosecco as your Welcome Drink, or wine on the table.

Or you can spend less and not have a welcome drink. Or you can reduce your guest list and reduce the cost to meet your budget.

There are no minimums at this Licensed Wedding Venue. Small and intimate is also very charming. You don’t necessarily want a DJ, so why not have a singer or someone playing an instrument in the background.

Situated centrally between Derby, Burton and Uttoxeter, Hilton House Hotel is a short distance from the A50 and A38. We’ve plenty of Parking and 10 bedrooms in total.

With a hairdressers opposite and a new Beauty Salon opening adjacent to the hotel in 2019 you can also get your pampering done once you are here.

We even know a Venue Dresser and Photographer

To book a viewing ring 01283 732304 to make an appointment with our Wedding Co-ordinator

Village pub near Derby with charming character

The Magic of the pub


It all happens when you walk in the pub door. As with many things first impressions matter, so make a good one.

You look around you see a nice fire, old wood beams on the ceiling, exposed brick work and the smell of ale in the air.

You sit at the bar and examine what is on draught.

A friendly member of the bar staff asks how they can help you.

You make up your mind you ask for a pint of bitter. You watch as you find it rather satisfying to watch the pint settle with just the right amount of head on, not to much but not to little.

Your choice here would be Abbot Ale or Doom Bar. Or maybe a Craft Ale such as East Coast IPA.

You take a sip and look around to see your good old mate in and order his drink while you chat the night away until you hear that dreaded sound.

Last orders! You have your last pint, last laugh and stumble home with your friends thinking I’m going to regret this in the morning. Ha ha.

Pubs and Dogs

But what is it about Pubs we as a nation love? As a nation saying “pub?” to your friends its basically like saying “walkies?” to a dog. Which is good, because we also allow dogs here at Hilton House Hotel, just ask Sasha, in between Derby and Burton.


We love dogs in our pub

Friday night you meet your mates down your local, have a few, have a laugh and repeat the next Friday night? But why?

We here at the Hilton House Hotel have been doing something along the lines of research.

At our bear bones we are a social species.

That’s a fact and the Pub is the ideal place to meet your friends to create some new memories.

Pub History

As a nation we have had pubs, taverns, inns, ale houses, for years its been a part of our history and the biggest piece of evidence to support that is the fact that a lot of our pubs are old buildings going back to the 1700s or even the 1600s. We love a good pub, its in our culture and really that’s something to celebrate!

I mean think about it you go on holiday you judge how good the holiday was by how much a pint was.

So when your thinking where should we go for a pint tonight? Stop on by the Hilton House Hotel we are not just a nice little hotel, near Derby, for the weary traveller, we have a lovely bar for out locals with friendly bar staff that are always up for a nice chat.

With good prices and great lager, Real ale and Craft Ales on draft what’s not to like? We love our regulars, without them our nights wouldn’t be the same. So why not join the club become a regular stop on by for a chat, a pint and an all-round good time.

We look forward to seeing you!

Hilton House is just off J5 of the A50 inbetween Uttoxeter and East Midlands Airport.

Nice friendly local Pub and Hotel near Derby

The days are getting darker, but its always bright in the pub

It’s a strange time of year. The weather changes. It gets darker sooner and we grow an attachment to pumpkins with faces carved onto them. An attachment to a pub is far better dont you think?

There is truly something unique about this time of year. Not quite the end of the year but nowhere near the beginning. Its like we are stuck in some kind of seasonal limbo.Hilton House more than a Hotel its a village pub as well

Christmas or Halloween, but always the pub?

Do we start to think about Christmas yet? Or do we start putting up spider webs and other spooky decorations?

There is never been a definitive answer. Not like we at the Hilton House are saying we have found one. No but with summer dawning its last dawn and autumn beginning its shedding of the leaves.

While winter wakes from its slumber and stretches its metaphorical arms towards us we can only but think. Think what?

Think that if you’re on that long and lonely road to your next job and your feel slumber tap on your shoulder. You can only think the Hilton House Hotel is nearby.

Only think after a long shift at work the best place to be is sat in a nice warm pub sipping on an IPA.

Only think my daughters got her wedding coming up and she will look beautiful in her white dress against the colours of autumn.

 We may not have all the answer at the Hilton House Hotel. But we can give it a go. So whether or not you’re traveling on business to our Hotel, or coming in for a nice craft ale, or your big day is coming up we are always here to greet you with a smile.

The days may be getting darker but right here we will always make your day brighter.


So when the street lights come on and the sun descends below the British country side. Put on your warmest coat and come on down, we will be waiting.

With Great ale, amazing priced rooms and a function room for all your wedding needs what could be better? So please stop on by.

Hilton House is just along the A50 from Uttoxeter Races and in between Derby and Burton

Sunday Carvery near Burton or Derby

Sunday carvery cravings

Before the carvery there is Friday night you nip down the pub after work and have a few.

Saturday you recover stay in bed watch a few films.

Sunday comes around. Your last day off before work. Don’t want to waste it?

One-word echo’s through your mind. Carvery like a little devil on your shoulder. You try to ignore it to no prevail.

You set off to google to find a decent carvery in your area. Then it appears on your screen. The Hilton House Hotel.

Come and join us

You set off. Between Derby and Burton, we are easy to find. You arrive and walk through our door. You find you are greeted by our friendly staff and shown to your table.

As you sit down you’re met by our fantastic team of waiting on staff, they take your drinks and see if you would like starters. But you are already eyeing up that carvery.

With the smell of amazingly cooked meat finding its way over to you.

But wait! You can’t just dive in at the deep end. You need to warm your stomach up first. With a starter perhaps?

After that amazing prawn cocktail its time. Time for carvery!  

A plate with a beautiful cooked slice of beef, pork or turkey. With a side of Yorkshire pudding and some mouth-watering stuffing.

Not to mention the veg cooked to perfection with a nice jug of gravy to pour all over it.

What could be better? But where do you go.

Well the Hilton House Hotel of course. Where you don’t just get a choice of carvery you can have a nice starter and to finish of a pudding. Apple crumble anyone?

The fun doesn’t end there? Wash that roast beef down with a nice craft ale.

Ale not your thing? Then maybe a nice Pink Gin!

After reading that you cannot deny you’re hungry!

Well we at the Hilton House have the answer. Come and book for our carvery for only £8.95 you cannot go wrong.


Please feel free to call 01283 732304 and book to secure your place with us. And we look forward to seeing you soon.


Private Hire Function Room Derby outskirts

Whatever your occassion we’ve the Function Room for you

We’ve written alot about being an affordable Wedding Venue.  We are registered for Ceremonies and for less than £3500 you could hire our function room. In that price you could have your ceremony, Wedding Breakfast for around 40 guests with welcome and toasting drink. Into the evening you could then have a buffet and Disco for 80 guests.


In fact in the recent Lux Magazine Awards we were Voted Best Hotel and Wedding Venue 2018 for Derbsyhire

It doesn’t end there though.

Our function Room can be used for almost anything that a room seating 100 people could be used for.

The list is not exhaustive and maybe you’ll book us for the one event that we haven’t been booked for yet!

Birthday Celebrations

With the exception of 18th or 21st Birthdays you can privately hire our Function room for a disco and buffet or if you prefer, live musicians.

Our room hire starts at £600 which includes the room, the DJ and buffet for 50 guests. You can add extra guests or extra items to the menu. The choice is yours. We provide clothed tables, catering, tidying up and a paying bar. All you have to do is invite your guests and turn up!


Function Room Hire near Derby







On a Sunday afternoon we can provide a smaller space for an intimate gathering to wet the baby’s head.

Whether you require a buffet or tea and scones we can cater for you.

The local church at Marston on Dove tends to hold its Christenings in the afternoon which makes a 4pm arrival the perfect time.

There is no charge to hire our Function room just the cost of the buffet starting at £7.50 per person including tea and coffee.


Our Function Room can hold up to 150, though only 100 seated for those sad occassions when a loved one has passed on and there is an extended list of well-wishers.

There is car parking for about 60 cars and we generally cope.

Sunday Carvery

Our Sunday Carvery is the only time we use our Function Room for individual dining. Bookings are taken every Sunday between 12 – 1:30pm

Choose from Roast Pork, Turkey and Beef, Salmon in a White Wine and Tarragon Sauce or a Steak and Ale Pie.

Priced at £8.95 for an adult and £6.50 for a Child

Society Dinner

We can seat up to 110 guests on long rectangular tables. Alternatively, we can seat 84 guests around round tables. In both scenarios we also leave space for a dance floor if required.

We can offer a 3-course choice meal with coffee for £23 per person provided you pre-order.

Society Dining in our Function Room

This is often a popular choice for celebrating a significant Wedding Anniversary or Milestone Birthday


With Screen, Projector, plenty of parking, free wi-fi and on-site catering we are a very popular Training Venue. Our Function Room has a sliding wall that allows us to split the room into two. This is very useful for the training or presentation area and then a break out area for tea and coffee.

Charity Nights

If you look around the Derby or Burton area you will struggle to find a venue with a Function Room that can seat 100 guests. Even more so you will not find one with bar prices that are at locals pub prices. You definitely will not find an Event Venue that regularly offers its Function room for free. Yes we are very happy to let you have free use of the room to raise monies for your charity. We’ve hosted Coffee Mornings, Race Nights, Tribute Nights, Quiz Nights, Q & A nights with ex-Burton Albion players and even a Fashion Show!

Other Events

There’s an Annual Banjo Festival. We have a Weekly quiz. Christmas Party Nights and Christmas Day Lunch also. We have hosted Wedding Fayres and other drop in Fayres with 20 stalls selling to the public. Many a club will hold their Awards Ceremony with us. We don’t insist that you have food, only that we provide it if you do.

To enquire or make a booking for our Function Room please ring 01283 732304


So if you are looking for a Function Room in the South Derbyshire / East Staffordshire region along the A50 corridor. Give Hilton House Hotel a try.

Dog Friendly Bar with fire and warm welcome

Its cold, we’ll warm you in our bar

With the days getting colder, what could be better than spending your evening sitting in front of an open fire in a bar with your favourite tipple?

Where you ask can I do this? The answer is simple. At the Hilton House Hotel. Just off the A38 / A50 between Burton and Derby.

Here you will be met by friendly staff in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Deliberating on which drink to choose from. Will it be Doom Bar, Abbot Ale, East Coast IPA, Old Speckled Hen Smooth, Carling, Hop House 13, Thatchers Gold Cider or Guinness. Or a glass of wine or a flavoured Gin and Fever Tree Tonic. We also have Mediterranean and Elderflower Tonic in our fridges.

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So far we have reached our objective, open fire, friendly environment and a drink in hand then what happens?

Our senses are bombarded by the sights and smells of mouthwatering freshly cooked food.

So now you have another dilemma. Looking at the menu, there are so many of your favourite dishes which one too choose? Von the chef is a master at Piemaking.

Oh no partner is a vegetarian! Not a problem there are vegetarian options available, such as Risotto, Jacket Potato, Lasagne, Cheese & Onion Tarte, Omelette or Salmon for the pescatarians.  A number of our dishes can be Gluten Free. Just ask a member of staff.

We serve food from 6pm – 8:30pm till 2030 Monday to Friday so take your time, relax, have another drink and when ready place your order at the bar.

Not forgetting to leave space for dessert.

Having enjoyed your meal, why not book for the very popular Sunday carvery at the end of the week? Bring the family or meet with friends. Sitting in the comfortable function room at clothed tables with low background music.

Hound Dog

You will notice that Hilton House Hotel is very dog friendly in its bar and garden.

The dogs are offered water, treats and are generally spoiled by staff and other customers.

We’ve an old jukebox as well. It is old, in fact it’s probably on its last legs. Andy Williams is on the New Sounds section

Speak direct to your hotel and get better price

To get more of what you want, try to speak direct to the hotel before booking

Do you book your hotel on-line?

How often have you arrived and not got exactly what you wanted? Or felt you paid more than others?

If you search on “Hotels near Derby” depending on which booking company owns the page you select depends on which hotels you will find.

Once you find the area you want to be in you’ll then click through to a page offering you a variety of prices from various agents for the hotel you want to stay in.

The agents really only want their commission which varies from 15 – 20%! Just think the hotel has to give that away, and that money doesn’t even stay in the UK!

How often do you book through one of these agents and then phone the hotel straight away to ask a further question?

Hotels would love you to ring them first, before you book with that agent. We would because we are a small independant with something different to offer.

Whats in it for you?

There is every chance they’ll share the value of the commission with you, so you might get the room 10% cheaper.

They may allow you to cancel without charge closer to the date of stay.

You might get a better room

You will be told if there is a function that night and whether the hotel will be noisy.

You’ll be building a relationship directly with the hotel and may be able to speak to the same person again. Try ringing a booking agent, you will not build a relationship with them.

Why book direct with a hotel when it’s easier with an agent?

There are only three elements in all that we do: time, money and quality. How much you value each will depend on what you choose.

If you value money and quality more than time, take some and ring direct. You’ll make all the difference to the hotel and you’ll get a better deal.

If you value time more, you will pay more, but thats a choice only you can make.

Why pay for a Double room for one to ensure you get a double bed when we can tell you that a Single room still comes with a Double Bed!

Here at Hilton House Hotel, we’re South of Derby and we’ll share the Commission with you, if you need to cancel last minute and we are not full we’ll try not to charge you. We can discuss what type of room you really want and only charge you what you need to pay.

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Wedding Packages are good as a starting point but what you really want is a flexible wedding package


At Hilton House we offer a Flexible Wedding Package. It helps to get a feel for an approximate price, but you decide what you’ll have and for how many.

Could you imagine a Holiday Package where you couldn’t fly from your local airport, had to stay up in the hills and had to come back after 5 days?

You probably wouldn’t book.

Some Wedding Packages state how many you will cater for, what you will drink, what decorations you will have and even how big the bar bill has to be.

No Wedding at Hilton House is too small, though above 110 and you are getting too big.

Its no shame to be on a budget, we are not all wealthy and have a sky is the limit bank balance.


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Imagine getting married in front of 40 guests. Treat them to a welcome drink and have a lovely meal with toasting drink during the speeches.

Invite another 40 in the evening for a disco and buffet

Only spend £3000. Yes you read that correctly.

However you don’t have to have Bucks Fizz as an arrival drink. You can have wine or hand out vouchers and treat them to their favourite tipple.

You can choose your menu, buffet choices or even drop the toasting drink. Its your Wedding Day. Your Budget. We’re very Flexible

We know how to put on a good Wedding. We do about 25 a year. The hotel is yours, we can seat a maximum of 90 for a Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast and in the evening you can add another 20 before it starts getting cozy.

We have 10 letting bedrooms and a good sized carpark.

Make an appointment

If you like what you have read, come and see us for real. Ring 01283 732304 to make an appointment with our Wedding Co-ordinator and she’ll provide you with your own unique quote based on your numbers.

You’ll find we really do offer a Flexible Wedding Package

We are in the village of Hilton in between Derby and Burton close to Ashbourne and Uttoxeter.

New Chef Serving Up Lunch and Evening Menu

We’ve got a new chef

We have a new chef, Yvonne (Von) is our Monday to Friday lunch and evening chef.

Hilton is a growing village in South Derbyshire for housing, but sadly not much else.

Hilton House has a growing reputation as a Wedding and large function Venue due to us serving great food.

We also serve pub food at a sensible price as well.

We have tables in our lounge and bar and serve pub food Monday to Friday Lunchtime and Evening.

We’re not a Michelin Star venue but we do aim to serve a number of good quality homemade dishes

In Von’s first 2 weeks as chef we’ve had a range of new dishes such as:

Turkey, Ham and Leak Pie

Cheese and Onion Tartlet for a lighter meal


Mushroom Curry

Salmon Pasta Bake

These sit alongside our bar menu that includes:

Seafood Platter – Battered King Prawns, Scampi, Squid Ring and Cod Goujon with chips and peas

8oz Sirloin Steak with homemade chips, Onion Rings peas and Tomato

Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice and Naan Bread

Gammon Steak and Double Egg with homemade chips and peas

Poached Salmon in a White Wine and Tarragon Sauce.

We’ll even give you a free dessert with every main course you order before 1:30pm or 8pm

Hilton House sits in the village of Hilton on the old Uttoxeter Road in the days before the A50 was built.

If you fancy a drive out into the Peak District put DE65 5GP into your Sat Nav for somewhere to stop off and eat on the way home.

Situated on the outskirts of both Dery and Burton we are a relaxed alternative to eating in town. We’ve a large carpark and a well stocked bar for that drink to accompany your meal.



Weddings are expensive but do you want a cheap Wedding?

How comfortable are you about having a cheap wedding?

Its all relative though because even a cheap wedding comes at a cost.

What drives the costs of a wedding up?

Lets look at the Wedding Venue

What is the Wedding Venue used for for the rest of the week? Are you paying for 7 days overheads so that you can have your one special day?

Some venues get very little weekday usage, so for them to be available for your Wedding day you are paying for the rent and rates and staff for a whole week.

Does the venue have large grounds, a lake, a golf course? How much do you think the groundstaff and maintenance cost? So if you are drawn to that type of venue, you will pay for it.

Food and Drink

One of our brides was quoted £129 per person for the food and drink for the meal at an alternate venue, with no concession for a 2 year-old despite them not even drinking alcohol.

Quite simply it comes down to profit and profiteering because its a wedding.

Wedding Price Snobbery

Wedding Venues know that you expect to pay a higher price for a wedding, so they satisfy your expectations.

If you had a cheap Wedding you’d get what you paid for wouldn’t you? It wouldn’t be very good would it?

What if you replaced the word “cheap” for “fairly priced?”

Hilton House Hotel near Derby is a busy building. Every day we have something on.

Do you want a cheap wedding? No.

Ok, do you want a fairly priced wedding? We can do that for you.

The hotel is full during the week, has a quiz night, Rotary meetings, Sunday Carvery and evening custom from the villagers. Many a local club meet here for committee meetings or fundraisers as well. We also have celebration meals and discos.

At Hilton House we are fair with our pricing.

We just treat each element as if it were a private function, so a 3-course meal, toasting drinks and evening buffet.

The fact that you are holding a wedding is great as we get to hold a private meal during the day and an evening celebration. This is the best possible outcome for any venue, why should you pay double or more for it just because you’re getting married as well?

You want your day to be special though don’t you?

Some of those expensive venues host more than one wedding a day and the staff on duty may never have met you.

One of our team will meet you 3 or 4 times before your day, and there will not be any other wedding or meal on the same day, even if your party is as small as 15!

We have 2 packages to indicate our costs, our Intimate Package is for a smaller wedding without a DJ in the evening. At £1600 you can celebrate your day with 25 guests for a meal and then 50 in the evening with a buffet.

Our Full Wedding package provides the meal for 50, buffet for 100 and DJ. Priced at £3200 the only extra cost will be for the wedding ceremony, starting from £300.

Is £3500 cheap or fairly-priced?

Get married in front of your 48 guests here, dine and celebrate till late at night for £3500. We call that fairly priced, but you can call it a Cheap Wedding if you wish.


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Contact us on 01283 732304 or to discuss your wedding

Choosing the right Derbyshire Wedding Venue

Things to consider when booking your Wedding Venue

You’ve decided to get married, the first choice is Church Wedding or Civil Ceremony, second choice is then Wedding Venue. Whether its for the complete Wedding Ceremony and Reception or just the Wedding Breakfast and evening reception, here at Hilton House we are a Licensed Wedding Ceremony Venue so can offer the whole day, plus accommodation for your nearest and dearest.

Its only after your day that you’ll really know if the Wedding Venue was right for you.

We will ensure everything you say about your day happens.

Small is perfect

We may be a small Wedding Venue in the modern day, but this means you have our undivided attention.

That should be important to you. There are much bigger venues who can and will host 2 or 3 weddings on the same day. They’ll have a team and you might not see the same person on your wedding day that you saw 3 weeks before.

There will be transition throughout the day. We’ll have to ask you to leave the main room whilst it’s re-set for the evening wedding reception. So what does the rest of the hotel have to offer when you are not in the Function Room?

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At Hilton House we have a cosy lounge with its function bar and access to our enclosed grounds.

We are not in the city centre so have great parking for your guests who will not have to hang around on the street to have a breath of fresh air. If you have children they need somewhere to stretch their legs, we even have our own Bouncy Castle which some wedding couples love as they have their own children to entertain.

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There are hotels with big grounds, lakes, fountains, golf courses even and they cost alot to maintain. You pay for that even though on your wedding day you’ll not be making the most of all of these extras, apart from a few photos maybe.

At a small Wedding Venue such as Hilton House we endeavour to make your day about you only.

Satisfied Brides

We’ve some great Trip Adviser reviews about weddings from couples who were glad they chose Hilton House. Popular comments being “ensured our day flowed how we discussed”. “The staff were great, the food was great, the bar was sensibly priced”.  “Everything was just perfect”

We’ve hosted Weddings from 12 – 100 and we don’t charge silly excesses for not achieving minimum numbers.  We won’t charge for the package extras you don’t want.

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Look at our great prices

We have 2 packages to give you an idea but thats all. Our Intimate Package for £1600 is priced for 25 attending the wedding breakfast and 50 in the evening without a DJ. Our full package for £3200 is priced for 50 during the day and 100 in the evening with DJ.

Both include a 3-course meal, arrival and toasting drink for day guests and buffet for evening guests.

If you wish to see the hotel with a view to booking us as your Wedding Venue, ring us on 01283 732304 or email

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Wedding Insurance

It’s going to be the happiest day of your life, but Wedding Insurance should still be considered.

We insure everything these days, mobile phones; cats; your right arm if you’re a top tennis player maybe. But how many have Wedding Insurance?

Why would you want to jinx your special day by taking out insurance on something bad happening? You’ll insure your honeymoon though without a second thought, in fact you are told you have to.

Searching on a comparison wedding insurance website showed that for around £50 you can insure everything about your wedding.

Here at Hilton House Hotel we’re certain that we won’t go bust. We did step in once in fact to save a wedding when their Wedding Events company went under.

With less than a month to go, all of the money was gone. Apart from an empty village hall they had no wedding reception to attend. Their wedding day was one of dread and “lets just get it over with”

Without insurance almost every penny was gone and they didn’t know where to turn.

Fortunately we heard about it and having the date spare offered them a reception venue using the deposit forfeited by another couple who had cancelled late.

Now you can’t rely on us or your local hotel finding out and stepping in at the 11th hour, but with all of your money back maybe you can re-arrange at a later date and by time your wedding comes round it will be a day or joy not disappointment.

There are other safeguards you can take, paying by Credit Card for some or all of your wedding may receive insurance cover, but you should contact your card issuer before hand to see if this is the case.

Getting married in Derbyshire

Congratulations if you’re getting married

Christmas, New Year and Valentines Day are popular times for proposals which means only one thing “You’re getting married”

Where can I get married in Derbyshire?

Church Wedding or Civil Wedding. Some will love the idea of the traditional wedding with its religious blessing. Many like the idea of holding the Ceremony and Reception all in the same Wedding Venue.

Hilton House is a licensed Civil Wedding Ceremony Venue with South Derbyshire Registrars conducting the ceremony.

Before you confirm a booking you need to check with them to ensure they have availability on your chosen date. They will also confirm what times they are available.

What time should I get married?

Registrars can now conduct ceremonies any time, but the best time is 2pm.

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After the ceremony its over to the photographer (we have a great local photograper – New Moon Images – that we’d recommend). You even get a free Engagement Shoot before hand so that you can meet Neil before your big day.

Welcome drink of bucks fizz generally gets the celebrations underway whilst your guests congratulate you on getting married and the photographer captures all of your moments.  Neil our recommended photographer will guide your guests to where he wants them next, based on the detailed list of what you want from him.

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What shall we eat?

A popular choice is a 3-course Wedding Breakfast so called as its your first meal together as a married couple.

Our packages are priced on everyone having the same meal. A surcharge will apply if you wanted your guests to choose from a menu before hand.

After your meal its over to the speaches, Best Man, Groom, Father of the Bride are all invited to talk by  our Master of Ceremonies. Dont stop there though, Brides are having their go these days, and of course if its a same sex wedding nobody should feel constrained by tradition.

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How shall we Celebrate?

A popular choice is disco and our Wedding Package priced at £3200 includes our resident DJ, though live musicians also add to the memories. We even found a Dolly Parton Tribute act for one bride!

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How much will getting married cost?

According to Brides Magazine your wedding could cost up to £30,000 wow!

Here at Hilton House, Wedding Venue on the South Derbyshire / East Staffordshire border we’ve two sensibly priced wedding packages for you to choose from.

Our Intimate package for 25 day guests and 50 evening guests starts from £1600

For a larger Wedding Package with 50 day guests, 100 evening guests and disco our price is still only a very reasonable £3200

Neither package includes Ceremony Room Hire which starts at £300 for 50 guests

To make a booking please ring us on 01283 732304

Derbyshire Wedding Packages to suit all budgets

Hilton House Hotel in South Derbyshire offers Wedding Packages from £1600

Wedding Packages are only there for guidance at Hilton House. Customise your price to your wants. Dont feel constrained by the packages they are only a guide for you.

We have the perfect wedding ceremony room that seats up to 50. You can decorate your chairs with covers and sashes to complement your colour scheme if you wish.  Our smallest ceremony so far was for 15 so whatever the size, give us a ring.

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Our first Wedding Packages priced at £1600 provides the Wedding Breakfast, arrival drink and toasting drink for 25 guests plus an evening buffet for 50 guests.

To hold your Wedding Ceremony at Hilton House we charge a minimum of £300 for the room hire. Please note the local Registrars have their own fees as well.

If you wish to have a disco as well our Resident DJ can be booked.  You may prefer to plug your MP3 player into our speakers and just play your own music in the background. We are happy for you to do this.

If your numbers are higher we have our second Wedding Packages at £3200 which provides the Wedding Breakfast, Arrival and Toasting Drinks for 50, Buffet for 100 and DJ.

We’re sure that with 100 guests a disco is the perfect way to celebrate your special day with your guests.

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You decide

We are also open to ideas. You may prefer the option of a BBQ or a very late service that leads into an evening reception for everyone.  Thats fine, we’ll provide you with a price where you only pay for what you have. Our Wedding Packages are there as a guide, you are not expected to have anything you do not want.

Hilton House Hotel has 10 bedrooms for your guests and plenty of free parking. We’re 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport to the East and 25 minutes to Uttoxeter to the West just off of the A50 at Junction 5.

If you wish to view the hotel please ring us on 01283 732304 or email to arrange an appointment.

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Intimate Weddings at an Affordable Wedding Venue to suit all budgets


Not everybody wants a big wedding, so you need an affordable wedding venue that can do intimate at a sensible price.

Whether you hold your wedding ceremony at the local church or arrange to hold it here, once you’ve had your photographs taken its over to us to make your day memorable.

Our suggested Intimate Wedding package is simply that, it is your wedding day so feel free to tweak it to what you want.

You can have an arrival drink of Bucks Fizz to welcome your guests with, or maybe Pimms and lemonade, you choose.

Sit at round tables with either black or white cloths to enjoy your 3-course wedding breakfast that you’ve chosen.

During the speeches we will provide a glass of Prosecco to toast you with.

No doubt you’ll have a few more friends that you’d like to share the evening with to celebrate your day and a buffet will be provided for all of your guests.

You can have all of this for 25 day guests and 50 evening guests for £1600

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We can of course discus larger numbers with you as well as getting married here or arranging a disco in the evening.

Its your wedding so you will decide.

We are here to ensure your day is exactly how you want it.

We’ve also a very good relationship with Neil Foster of New Moon Images  for all your photography needs

Hilton House Hotel is in between Derby and Burton on Trent, near the South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire borders.

Hilton House Hotel – The Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

Book our £3200 Wedding Package near Derby

£3200 Wedding Package near Derby

We believe that our Wedding Package priced at £3200 is at a budget that will be difficult to better.

We recognise that not everybody can afford a venue with acres of ground, golf course or an Orangery.

We can help make your day one to remember, in fact we can show you the thank you’s from previous brides who were so glad they chose Hilton House near Derby as their wedding venue.

So how do you want your wedding day to be ?

We can not marry you, you need a vicar or registrar for that, but we are registered for Civil Ceremonies if holding everything here is your wish

Great Priced Package

Your £3200 Wedding Package includes:

An arrival drink of Bucks Fizz to welcome your closest friends and family

You can have round tables with either black or white cloths

You will be served a 3-course wedding breakfast

Choose a toasting drink of Cava or Prosecco

Your cake will sit proudly on our cake stand

You will have a 5 item evening buffet to feed your guests with or you can add more items if you wish

Our resident DJ will play your first dance leading into your evening celebrations

This Wedding Package has been priced on seating 50 during the day and 100 in the evening. This is only an indication so if your numbers are different we can give you a tailored price.

A wedding at Hilton House starts with a meeting to discuss how you see your day flowing.

We’ll use our experience to help you plan your day.

We are here to ensure your day is exactly how you want it.

Hilton House also has a very good relationship with Neil Foster of New Moon Images  for all your photography needs

Hilton House is in between Derby and Burton on the South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire borders

For more information please ring us on 01283 732304

Intimate Wedding Package for £1600 near Derby

Intimate Wedding Packages near Derby for your Special Day


 Intimate Weddings can be held here at an affordable price that suits all budgets.

We recognise that not everybody can afford venues with acres of ground, golf courses or an Orangery.

Sadly we can not offer you these things either, but……

What do you want from your wedding day?

Enjoy an arrival drink of Bucks Fizz to welcome your guests with

You can have round tables with either black or white cloths

Tuck in to a 3-course wedding breakfast

You can have a toasting drink of Prosecco

Your cake will sit proudly on our cake stand

You will have an evening buffet to celebrate with a wider group of friends

You can have all of this from £1600

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Ring 01283 732304 or email us on

Our intimate wedding package is for 25 guests in the day and 50 in the evening.

We can discus larger numbers with you also

You may even decide that getting married here as well suits you and that you would like a disco in the evening.

Its your Intimate Wedding so you will decide.

We are here to ensure your day is exactly how you want it.

Hilton House also has a very good relationship with Neil Foster of

New Moon Images  for all your photography needs

Hilton House is in between Derby and Burton on the South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire borders


Christmas Party Night

Christmas Party Night Meal and Disco offer

Are you looking to book a Christmas Party Night near Derby or Burton?

We are in the DE65 post code in South Derbyshire, the perfect “Out of town” venue for your works Christmas do.

At £22, pull a cracker and enjoy a 3-course meal with coffee followed by a disco until midnight.

Pay in full before October and the price drops to £20!

Hilton House is just off A50 at J5 and has been hosting Christmas Meals for decades.

We’ve plenty of parking or recommend John Port Taxis on 01283 515131 to be your designated drivers.

Please arrive in time to be seated at 7:30pm and we’ll get you fed in time to be on the dance floor before 9:30!

Christmas Party Night

Tis the Season to be Jolly

We work so much harder these days that finding time to let your hair down happens less often.

So sing your hearts out to the old favourites and get merry on Prosecco.


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Christmas Party Night Booking Form

Please  download our booking form with menu choices and then ring 01283 732304 to reserve your date.

Your Xmas Party Night can be booked on Fridays 8th & 15th or Saturdays 9th & 16th.


Christmas in General

We’re also serving Christmas Day Lunch, but you need to book early as we will sell out!

We can also cater for midweek Christmas lunches for groups not wanting the full meal and disco offering.

We’ll be holding our usual Karaoke one night between Christmas and New Year as well.

Finally, join us in the bar to see in the New Year in a fun relaxed environment with our free jukebox playing whatever you choose


Romantic Wedding Proposal Now for the Ceremony

Did you receive a Romantic Wedding Proposal on Valentines Day?

Congratulations if you are now engaged. Was it long overdue wedding proposal or a complete surprise?

Hilton House Hotel would like to offer our services for your Wedding.

We’re licensed for ceremonies and dont have minimum number restrictions, our smallest was for 14, our biggest was 80.

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We can seat 100 for a reception dinner and evening reception plus plenty of space for dancing.

To get a feel for our pricing you have two wedding packages to help you.

Our intimate package for £1600 offers the celebration meal, or wedding breakfast, for 25 with arrival and toasting drink.  We then provide an evening buffet for 50 so you can invite more guests to join you. We haven’t included a DJ in this package but one can be added.

Our bigger wedding package for £3200 offers the same for 50 for the meal and 100 for the evening plus DJ.

The room hire for the ceremony starts at £300 plus the costs of your registrars

We also welcome same sex weddings.

Arranging a viewing

If you like what you have heard so far, now that you’ve received your Wedding Proposal you’ll want to start viewing venues.

We’ll gladly show you the hotel and produce a quote that meets your exact wants.

No two weddings are the same so we’ll listen to what you want and advise if we can help. There are very few things we can’t assist with.

To make an appointment please ring us on 01283 732304 to discuss your wedding day.

Hilton House is a Wedding Ceremony Venue in between Burton and Derby. Just off J5 of the A50 we have plenty of parking and 10 letting bedrooms

Engaged couples get married inside a year

So you’ve proposed, but how long until you get married?

Marriage is definitely on the up and its nothing to do with the tax benefits for married men! The timescale between getting engaged and when you get married also seems to have reduced.

Today we’ve lived together for a while, possibly already have children, so “should we get married?” is more of a “how much do we spend?” type discussion.

Back in the day long courtships were the norm, but we live in a more impulsive world now.  Agreeing to get married and then making it happen is now more likely to be inside a year. So you have less time to save up, just as well we have some great pricing.

Some brides have the fairytale wedding in mind and money will be no object.  Honestly we’re not a stately home or have an Orangery overlooking the lake, so we dont charge £100 a head.

Our Wedding package for 50 day guests and 100 evening guests is priced at £3200, with room hire starting from £300 for holding your wedding here as well.

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Dont think we are offering cheap weddings so you’ll not get the very best service.

We realised that the Wedding Industry was unfairly treating couples and saw you as a licence to print money.

Get brilliant service for an affordable price

We are a popular wedding venue because our pricing is reasonable, you have a great day and are not paying for it for years to come.

Hilton House has been licensed for 9 years and hosts around 25 a year so has plenty of experience

We’ll sit down with you 3 times to flesh out your plans.

The hotel works closely with our preferred Chair Cover Supplier Apricot Events or Photographer Neil of New Moon Images to help deliver your perfect day and has a wealth of experience to answer any questions about how your day should flow.

How quickly can I get married?

Apart from finding your venue you need to book a registrar, assuming a church wedding is not your want.

You need to give a minimum of 28 day’s notice to marry, after that, time is yours to play with.

We still have dates in Autumn 2018 and plenty of time to arrange it.

We have a priced Intimate Wedding Package for 25 day guests and 50 evening guests for those looking to keep it small for £1600.

The quickest we have organised a wedding is 75 days.  We did rescue a wedding once inside a month. They were married in a Registry Office so we just had the Reception to arrange for them when their wedding planning company went bust.

If you like what you’ve seen give us a ring on 01283 732304

We are the perfect wedding venue if you’re living in South Derbyshire or East Stafforshire, so Derby, Burton or Uttoxeter.

Unique Derbyshire Hotel Photos

An album of Hotel Photos

This page has been created to try and show off the hotel, so not much text but plenty of hotel photos

From the road

We are an 1860’s built family home covered in green ivy during the Summer, turning to Red in Autumn and bare in Winter and Spring. These pictures are taken from Mill Lane once you have turned off of Main Street. Our car park entrance is just past the low red brick building that used to be stables.

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Across the Car Park

Once you turn into the carpark where we have about 60 spaces you are met by the wonderful Cedar Tree in front of our garden and our entrance on the left

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In the Garden

As well as a magnificent tree we have a garden with some trees that the kids enjoy playing in and in the Summer months a Bouncy Castle. Dogs are welcome and we have hedges or a fence all around for added security

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Public Bar

You can eat, drink, bring your dogs in, warm yourself beside a real fire in Winter, sing Karaoke, watch BT Sport, play the Jukebox, play Poker or do the crossword in here

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Lounge and Bar

You can eat a quieter meal here, eat breakfast and for our functions this is where you will be served from. Dont worry about it being small we have enough staff to keep service quick

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Function Room

This room has 2 levels with a dividing wall so can be small or big and is used for everything from Carvery, to Society Dinners, Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Funerals, Training, pretty much anything you can think of we have held in this room

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We have 10 bedrooms, 4 are in a seperate cottage behind the function room and though slightly bigger only have a bath en-suite. Of the 6 rooms in the main building one is not en-suite. All en-suite rooms have a double bed, 4 have a second Single bed and 3 can accommodate a Fold Out Futon bed for a family of 4. Its cosy but serves a purpose if you do not want to pay for 2 rooms.

We ask you to recognise that Hilton House was first built as a family home in the 1860’s and upon converting to a hotel in the 1970’s has been adapted to squeeze en-suite facilities into all bar 1 room that has a private bathroom.

Bedrooms were lost to accommodate fire escapes and every room has a feel of uniqueness if not still being old. Despite continued replacing of showers, beds, TV’s and desks and repainting the walls Hilton House will always be an old building functioning as a hotel in a world where modern hotel chains throw fortunes at creating a standard look throughout and then having a facelift every 4 years or so.

We offer clean rooms and if you buy into the fact that we are old and a bit quirky you will have a pleasant stay and a plentiful breakfast in the morning.

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The owners

Zoe and Colin took over Hilton House in Dec 2008 and have created a venue where customers become friends, guests become regulars, prices are sensible and money is continuously spent on improvements, replacing essential equipment or simply staying compliant.

We charge a fair price and do our best to be good villagers with Colin being the President of Etwall & Hilton Rotary Club for 2 years between 2015 – 17, past committee members of Hilton Party on the Park and providing free use of the hotel for many charity events especially Cancer Research and you’ll mostly find us being customers on Friday Nights or embarrasing ourselves on the odd Karaoke night we hold


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We hope enjoy these hotel photos and find Hilton House the type of hotel that you would be happy to stay in, drink in, eat in or celebrate your special occassion at.

Room Booking Giants overshadow hotels

Room Booking giants are stifling the businesses they promote!

There are so many Room Booking adverts on TV these days. Did you realise you’re supporting overseas economies every time you use the companies in those expensively produced adverts?

Use,, Trivago, Trip Adviser or Laterooms and every room booking contributes commission income to companies based abroad.

Search for a hotel, let’s say the Hilton House Hotel in Hilton because we are hosting a Wedding Reception. You will be swamped with paid for listings pushing our own website below, Expedia, Trip Adviser and others taking income away from our business that would have been invested in the local community by way of wages or money spent on refurbishments.

Did you know the hotel even has to pay 15% commission on the VAT it collects on behalf of HMRC!  A £60 room including £10 VAT attracts £9 commission leaving only £41.  A third of what you pay is charged as tax and finders fee. Seems unfair when you may not have needed the Booking Agents to find you the room.

They are also very inflexible when it comes to amendments or even cancellations. The hotel isn’t allowed to cancel a booking for you or reduce the duration leading to higher cancellation costs.

They also don’t allow hotels a free hand at saying exactly what they want about themselves either.

If you want to know exactly which room you will be booked into you need to ring the hotel direct. You’ll learn about our whole offering ensuring you know what to expect upon arrival when you speak to our friendly staff.

Book Direct for so many reasons

Firstly, the hotel saves commission, they may even share this with you, so why not ask? We would.

Then there are the peculiarities of older hotels like ours, only we can really explain them. We have bedrooms with a bath en-suite that are bigger but have lower ceilings. You can have dogs with you in these rooms as well because they are in an annex opening into the garden. Two of these rooms are on the Ground floor but the wifi is not as strong. Only our staff can discuss which room will be the most suitable for you.

Better prices will be available by telling us how many people and if you want breakfast. All too often we are expecting 3 or 4 guests because of bad information only to find 2 arriving, which means a different, more suitable room could have been offered freeing up family rooms for families.

We have a lot of functions such as Weddings and a busy bar with jukebox, you’ll hear noise some nights, we can tell you if you’re likely to be inconvenienced. You might be going out yourself, so it might not matter. We would rather you booked elsewhere this time than be unhappy here.

Last minute cancellations or amendments stand a better chance of not being charged for if you book with us direct. If we aren’t full we may be able to waive cancellation fees. Not so if you have come via an external room booking agent. They want their commission so charge us still. have a non-refundable room only rate, once you’ve booked thats it, we cannot cancel the booking or not charge you.

Book direct with us here or ring us on 01283 732304 to have more control over your stay with us

Shop Local

In an ideal world if you are looking for a hotel, by all means use the booking agencies to see what is available, but then go direct to take advantage of all the reasons mentioned above. They won’t miss the odd booking not coming through them direct and then you can keep your money local.

Last Minute Wedding Ceremony or Celebration

Late Availability Weddings for those last minute situations

Hilton House Hotel has a great function room. With a little flexibility we can offer you a last minute  Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast or simply a Wedding Reception.

Last minute bookings are busy times and if made necessary because you’ve been let down by your original wedding provider, can be very stressful.

In May 2016 we hosted a wedding reception with 5 weeks notice due to a wedding planning company going bust so we’ve experince of the tears of disappointment turning to joy.

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The difference between a long planned event and a last minute one is simply squeezing all of the decisions into a shorter window.

With our on-site catering we only need 2-3 weeks notice to arrange the menu, stock the bar and schedule the staff.

We have access to a Resident DJ so if the date is free you could be celebrating in no time.

Wedding Ceremonies are subject to availability of Registrars who require 28 days notice.

Sometimes outside circumstances lead to last minute plans, which could be cause for panic, but don’t. Pick up the phone, ring us on 01283 732304 and if we have a date free close we can make it happen.

Of course we suffer from the occasional Cancelled Wedding creating space in our diary for your own event. Thats how we were able to help Mark and Alex have a better day than the one originally planned!

Sensibly priced weddings

Our packages are sensibly priced with no extra charge for Saturdays.  If you wish to tweak them in any way, that’s fine.

We have our intimate package at £1600 for 25 day guests and 50 in the evening. Our full wedding package at £3200 provides a meal for 50, buffet for 100 and disco. Both offer welcome and toasting drinks as well.

Unique Wedding Ceremony Derbyshire

Seeking a Unique Wedding Ceremony Location in Derbyshire, Tutbury Castle then Hilton House work well together

Are you searching for a Unique Wedding Venue in Derbyshire?

Tutbury Castle has a great historical setting for the ceremony and by staying the night before at Hilton House Hotel it gives you the perfect excuse to have a horse drawn carriage to your wedding.

Unique Wedding in Derbyshire

Having exchanged your vows and had photographs taken with some stunning views, it’ll be time to return to Hilton House. Your guests will be welcomed with an arrival drink before sitting down to your Wedding Breakfast.

Throughout your wedding breakfast, our staff will ensure you have the best of service, hot food served in a timely manner, toasting drinks poured and speeches delivered by….. well that’s for you to decide.

Once the room is ready for your wedding reception, DJ Mark will invite you up for your first dance. Then the night is yours to celebrate with your family and friends.

Consider a Celebrant

If you’re on a restricted budget there are creative ways to become married. Get the most out of your day without running up huge costs.

One saving will not appeal to everybody. The cost of a civil ceremony is inflated by the attendance of two registrars at around £500 performing the ceremony.

To make your Unique Wedding really different you can visit the registry office during the week. Hold a simple ceremony that makes your marriage legal, then use a Celebrant to officiate at your actual Wedding Ceremony.

The Celebrant will meet with you and prepare personal vows, you can have readings and prayers also leading to a much more memorable ceremony.

You’ll know you went to the registry office 2 days ago, but nobody else will, and it’ll still be your special day.

For further information on our unique wedding days you will find all of our packages here

Ring us on 01283 732304 to arrange a viewing of our Function Room.

Antique Dining in Derbyshire Pub Food

We are located just 2 miles from Hansons Antique Auctioneers

Bargain Hunt regular Charles Hanson has his own Antique Auction House in the neighbouring village of Etwall. So you can bid on an array of Collectables and maybe appear on TV yourself if you’re a prominant bidder.

Every month on the Thursday – Saturday closest to the 20th of the month Hansons have their Antiques and Collectables Auction.  At least 2 maybe 3 Bargain Hunt filmed auctions.

Once you have tired yourself out antiquing you’ll be in need of refreshment.

You will find another establishment selling food near Hansons.  However if you want a menu of homemade dishes you’ll find your journey to us is well worth the extra yards.

Hansons themselves are just off the A516 on the Uttoxeter road coming out of Derby. Carry on over the junction with the A50.  Take the second exit at the small roundabout on the approach to Hilton Village. Carry on past the Post Office, over the Zebra Crossing and turn left into Mill Lane.

Light Lunch or Main Meal

Our Menu has Light Bites from Sanwiches to Jacket Potates up to Steaks available lunchtime and evening.  We offer Good Quality Pub Food with a range of dishes using fresh ingredients and “Real Chips”. We pride ourselves in cooking our own chips, not the frozen oven ready chips that make so many pub meals really boring.

So if you enjoy an antique hunt, why not track down a meal that has been prepared the old way also.

Cheap Sunday Carvery

We all love a Sunday Carvery

We’ll be honest we are having a bit of a quiet time of it since Christmas and we cook 3 Joints every Sunday Carvery plus Salmon in a White Wine and Taragon Sauce and Steak & Ale with a Puff Pastry Lid.

Instead of see a half empty restaurant which can seat up to 100 between 12 – 2pm we invite you to try us at a great price of £12 for 2 or £24 for 4 during April. Larger parties can be accommodated at this price up to 8, any more will be charged the full price of £8.95 for an adult, £6.75 per child or £3.25 per small child.

Our Sunday Carvery is served in our restaurant on white clothed tables, choose from Leg of Prok with Crackling, Roast Topside or Turkey Breast all served with Yorkshire Puddings and Stuffing balls.

Sunday Carvery

Next up choose from Roast, Boiled and Boulangere Potates, the later are sliced with onions in a Chicken Stock. Vegetables range from Parnsips, Peas, Carrots, Brocoli or Cauliflower Cheese and Red or Green Cabbage, loads of gravy and all the usual garnishes.

If you enjoy a big meal we have starters and desserts to choose from as well and off course enjoy a drink from the bar.

Booking is essential to secure your prefered time slot for our Cheap Sunday Carvery in April . Please ring 01283 732304 and quote CARVERY BLOG to book a table.

Hilton House has ample parking and is just off J5 of the A50 in between Burton and Derby and was one of the original Dining Venues in South Derbyshire.

If you have any guests in wheelchairs or unsteady on their feet please mention this at the time of booking so we can seat you in the most accessible area of the restaurant. We should mention that there are steps down and up when walking through the hotel, so access through our French Doors straight into the restaurant is possible.





What are we like inside

Take a tour inside our hotel

Hilton House is one of the oldest family dwellings in the South Derbyshire village of Hilton.

Built sometime in the mid 1800’s in red brick Hilton House appears on the census map for the first time in 1881.

Fast forward 130 years and with the addition of a function room and reception, the old building is still obvious against the later additions.

Charm outside and inside


Despite its beautiful ivy clad frontage on Mill Lane, the entrance to the hotel is from the car park.

Reception is where you will find Colin and Zoe during the day, owners since Dec 2008. Zoe is our Wedding Co-ordinator and function room manager. Colin keeps a tidy cellar which stocks 9 varying ales, lagers and ciders.

From reception are the stairs to 6 of our bedrooms. Bear in mind this was a family dwelling, so whilst 5 of the rooms are en-suite they are not the largest inside. They are comfortable with everything you need, sink, in most cases in the actual room and then a shower room with toilet. TV, clock radio, kettle, desk and stool, full length mirror with hanging space and bedside lamps. Because its what you would use at home we provide bath sheets, not the silly little bath towels some use to save a few pence.

One of ours rooms has a private bathroom as it was not easy to make it an en-suite inside the bedroom, though it is a twin with two single beds but works well if you are sharing with a colleague.

The remaining rooms in the main building are a mixture of twins with double and single bed, doubles and our best room has a King-sized bed and a full bathroom with view of our 150 year old Cedar Tree.

Busy working inside the bar


Back down to ground floor, we have our public bar which has 6 tables, and stools at the bar. We have a TV showing BT Sport, Juke box and open fire place which has a real fire lit during wintry months to keep you warm inside. With 30 bodies we are pretty full, but still squeeze more in at Christmas and the odd karaoke night.


Inside our lounge


Back past reception we have a small lounge area, though the tables and chairs can be dined at or are popular for short meetings.



Inside our lounge dining and function bar


Two steps down and we have 3 intimate dining tables and our function bar. The bar is probably the smallest in the world, remember we were not built as a hotel, but with good staff we can take your orders come back to the public bar and have your drinks poured inside no time.



Anniversary Dinner inside Hilton House Function room

Arrange a Birthday - Birthday Celebrations inside Hilton House Function Room




Live music inside Hilton House Function room


Group Bookings - Sunday Carvery Venue inside Derbyshire







Follow the corridor past one set of toilets and you enter our function room. This was added in the 70’s but because of the sloping land it is on two levels. There is a half height wall and sliding top half that is used to split into two for small intimate gatherings or can be opened up to seat over 100 and has a dance floor in the middle with DJ pit built onto the side. There are 2 steps between the two levels.

Have a bounce inside our castle in our beer garden


French doors lead you outside to a grassed area with tables, during the summer months we have a bouncy castle for younger guests and there is a footpath to what was 2 cottages now also converted to 4 more bedrooms.



The ceiling height is very low so all rooms have a bathroom with bath en-suite. The two ground floor rooms have mixer tap shower attachments, but they are not proper showers.

These rooms are a mixture of King-sized, double and twin/family.

Three of our rooms with double and single bed can also have a fold out bed set up in them to sleep a family of 4.

You are not going to have much space but if you just need a place to sleep after a function they serve a purpose.

Hilton House is privately owned, has no affiliation with the Hilton International chain, is in the village of Hilton and is a practical hotel for people working at Nestle in Hatton, Dairy Crest in Foston, Agrii;Toyota; Molson Coors; Rolls Royce; Don Amots Leisure Kingdom; families visiting friends in Hilton or attending functions nearby or in the hotel itself.


Signing the register inside our function room


The hotel has a long tradition of being a venue for Weddings and has a licence so you can tie the knot here; Birthday celebrations; Christenings; Funerals; Society gatherings – weekly, monthly, annually or even every 5 years for some groups.



Of course a venue such as Hilton House also hosts Christmas Party Nights, Christmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve celebration plus the annual family get togethers for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter Sunday and a weekly Sunday Carvery.

You will find far more modern hotels in Derby and Burton, both about 6 miles from Hilton, but they will not be run by the owners, will not have staff that have been here for a number of years who get to know your favourite drink, how you like your food, when its your birthday, become your friends and eventually go on holiday together. We are a big family, we work for each other, help each other and share each others good and bad times.

As an occassional patron you may not appreciate this, but the more you frequent us the more you will see what a great place Hilton House is.

We will of course get it wrong from time to time, we are human, but our intentions are honourable, so if we have failed let us know, we will do our best to correct the problem.

We are not quite the hotel California, you can leave, but you’ll look forward to when you can come back

Beer Garden with Bouncy Castle

Enjoying the Summer in our Beer Garden


During the summer there is nothing like sitting in a beer garden with beads of condensation rolling down the side of your pint.

Even better is the fact that the kids are entertained as well.

Derbyshire Party Venue Beer garden and Bouncy Castle At Hilton House we have our own Bouncy Castle so when the weather is good the Castle is up in our Beer Garden.

Accessed only from our car park your children will be safe playing in our beer garden with the knowledge that they can not access the road.

Beer Garden Tree denWith trees to hide in or make a den, they can make the beer garden their own private make believe world.

So if the kids are entertained you can enjoy a drink.

Hilton House is a free house selling Sharps Doom Bar; Greene King Abbot Ale and local  Dancing Duck Brewery’s Nice Weather.

If you are not a real ale drinker we offer Carling and San Miguel along with Gaymers Old English Cyder and Westons Family Reserve Flat Cider plus no bar would be complete without Guinness.

We also have wine including Prosecco by the glass or bottle or Magners Cider in various flavours.

Whilst having a drink is a Great British tradition it is always best served with a meal, so week days we serve food from 12 – 2pm during lunchtime and from 6 – 8:30pm in the evening where an 8oz Sirloin Steak will only cost £10 or buy 2 and only pay £15.

Take a look at our Menu to see what we serve, though with a weekly specials board you can never really know until you get here!

To get to Hilton House, Derbyshire Wedding Venue we are in the old village of Hilton just off of J5 A50 or A516 as you come out of Derby following signs to Uttoxeter, or if aproaching along the A38 from Burton take road signed to Hilton where the 2 Petrol Stations sit opposite each other, over the railway crossing at Egginton, past Don Amotts and Hilton Garage and then left at the end of Egginton Road at the junction with The Old Talbot opposite Renaissance Hairdressers

Room to Hire for your event in Derby

Looking for a function room to hire for your event? Then we have The room for YOU!


At Hilton House Hotel we’ve a very versatile party or function room to hire for whatever you need. We can accommodate up to 100 seated plus a fantastic dance floor area

Room to hire - Hilton House - Derbyshire Wedding Venue - On the dance floor

You can book us for a Birthday Party, Wedding Reception, Engagement or Anniversary, the list goes on.

All of these celebrations are mostly evening affairs and the popular choice is a disco and buffet. Though we’ve also provided BBQ food, Hot Buffets, Bands and for a very formal evening a 3-course meal and singer.

It doesn’t end there though, in recent years Hilton House in-between Derby and Burton straddling East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire has had its room hired for:


Banjo, Coffee, Motorbikes and Photo Shoots

Room to hire - Midlands Banjo Festival at leading Derbyshire Venue for hire

Midlands Banjo Festival

An all day event for the Banjo enthusiasts of Europe!


Brain of Britain Quiz – England heat. We welcomed Egg Heads and Chasers and other quizzers to the England heat of the Brain of Britain, a quiz taking part in 3 venues countrywide with TV favourite Kevin from the Egg Heads being the overall winner.


Cancer Research Fundraising Coffee Mornings, Pudding Nights, Disco, Elvis Tributes, Murder Mystery and Quiz Night. We’ve helped raise a goodly amount over the years

Room to hire with large car park - Derbyshire function venue

Burton Vintage Motorcycle Meetup

Admittedly using our car park for over 100 vintage bikes but using the Function room for a coffee and Bacon Sandwich.

Fashion Show, Wedding Fayre, Pamper Night – Booking a room for these events generally involves a number of individual stall holders coming together for a common theme and we can hold 20 good sized stall pitches.


Training or Networking Venue – You can hire a room to host training courses for up to 40 with a separate break out room and dining facilities, or for a large information sharing or Networking meeting we can accommodate up to 80 with a tea and coffee station. There is free wifi and ample parking available and being near to Derby and Burton access is very easy from A50 and A38.


Room to hire - Derbyshire Society Dinner venue

Annual Club Dinner

Hire our room for your Society meal, we can serve up to 100 with waitress served sit down meal with dance floor for a party afterwards

Christmas Party Nights near Derby and Burton

Room to Hire - Christmas Parties at Hilton House - Works Party Night

Book your works Christmas Party in table sizes from 2 to 100. If you are a small group you will share the venue with groups of mums and other staff Christmas Party Night goers, or if you book early enough with a large party you can have your own exclusive Christmas Party Night.  You can also book a table at our Christmas Day Lunch or New Years Eve Party Celebration.


Room to Hire - Photo Shoot on the stairs - Wedding Venue in derbyshire

Are you a photographer looking to hire a venue for a photo shoot? We’ve had wedding dresses, hair and make up, clothes and graduation photographs shot at Hilton House.

Our function room is available to hire for Health Screening sessions as it is on the ground floor with easy access from the car park.

In short if you have a need for a room to hire we have a room you can use.

Ring 01283 732304 to enquire about availability, or >>CLICK HERE<< to contact us via the website. Tell us what you are looking to do and we will do our best to turn your plans into reality.


Derbyshire Party Venue

Whatever your event, at Hilton House Hotel we are the perfect Derbyshire Party Venue


Are you celebrating a milestone Birthday and want to celebrate with family and friends?

Is it your wedding anniversary or have you just got engaged?Hilton House Hotel - Derbyshire Party Venue for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements or even Christmas

Hilton House Hotel has a large function room suitable for your celebration.

With a dance floor and in house DJ available you can have  up to 100 seated or 120 with some standing.

You have your own dedicated bar and quieter lounge area to use as well as our function room. During the warmer months why not open the French doors straight out into our garden as well.

Hilton House is a leading Derbyshire Party Venue, with a history of hosting events for over 50 years. Yours could be our next.

We can offer you a finger buffet, BBQ or formal dinner, the choice really is yours.

Please click here to see our Standard Celebration Hire package for 80 guests with DJ and Room Hire for £999

We can discus your own dedicated menu if you wish to have a formal dinner though.

Of course you maDerbyshire Party Venue Beer garden and Bouncy Castley have children attending and you can have our Bouncy Castle inflated if the weather is good .

There really isn’t a special occasion we can not host.

Being a licensed venue we can host your Wedding Ceremony or Renewal of Vows. Baby Naming Ceremony, Christening Teas, School Leaver Days, Engagement Party, Birthday, Retirement, Anniversary, Going Away Party, Society Dinner, Christmas Party Night and sadly Funeral Teas are all catered for here.

To check availability ring 01283 732304 and if the date is FREE its yours

All we ask for a £100 deposit, non-refundable, to secure the date.


Unfortunately we do not host 18th or 21st Birthday Parties.


Eating out in Derby

Do you enjoy eating out in Derby, but not in Derby?

We all love the idea of shop local

Eating out in Derby is a great way to spend family time together, and we are making that easier to do.

Hilton House is South of Derby where the A516 meets the A50 and has a menu which includes a Mixed Grill comprising of: ChickEating out in Derby - Steak & Chipsen,

Steak, Sausage, Gammon, Black Pudding, Fried Egg and 1/2 a Tomato with chips at an incredible price of £10.50

Our Sirloin Steak is just £13.95 accompanied by Chips – homemade of course, Onion Rings, Tomato and Peas, then add a sauce for just £2 as well


But why choose us

We cook our food from fresh ingredients where we can, we source fresh meat and fish and make our own chips, we’re a small independant so our portions are not controlled by some bean counters in an office!

You can choose from

  • Gammon Steak, Double Egg and Chips for £9.50

  • Battered Cod with chips and Mushy peas for £9.95

  • Roast of the day for £8.95

  • Build your own burger – beef or chicken, starting from £7.50 with chips and salad.


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Still hungry? we have desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth as well.



We also serve a Sunday Lunch at £8.95 as well. Choose from Roast Beef, Pork or Turkey and a variety of vegetables plus three styles of potato.

Eating Out in Derby - Sunday Carvery at Hilton House, Hilton near Derby and Burton


Ring 01283 732304 to book your Sunday Lunch table between 12 – 2pm or your evening meal between 6 – 8pm Monday – Friday.

Hilton House Hotel and Wedding Venue is near to Derby and just over the East Staffordshire borders near Burton on Trent too.



Homemade Chips

How hard is it to make chips?


I don’t know about you but nothing disappoints me more than eating out and getting frozen oven chips, cooked of course but frozen none the less.

French Fries are a little better and I can accept Southern Fries, but if you are having a steak of battered fish when eating out I can’t help but feel slightly cheated if my chips are not home-made.

Hilton House Hotel Derbyshire eating out home made chips

Like us you can buy your potatoes already peeled for ease, then its as simple as cutting them into chip shapes, maybe thick maybe thin.

Blanch them before hand to speed up the cooking process later, then  drop them in your fat fryer when needed.

As the saying goes they are as cheap as………….. well quite literally chips!

Making chips at home can be a bit time consuming and once you’ve used the fat you’ve either got to keep it in a pan just for chips or pour it back into a container, all a bit of a faff really.

Eating out is about having the food cooked for you that you can’t or don’t cook for yourself at home.

So if you are partial to a home-made chip like me, you can rest assured that’s what you’ll get here at Hilton House.

To find us coming from Derby, take the A516 towards Uttoxeter, go over the double roundabout at J5 of the A50 and then take the second exit at the small roundabout on the village entrance.

Travel past Talbot Farm, Old Talbot Pub, Post Office then take the first Left just before the Kings Head.

If you are coming from Burton, take the A38 towards Derby taking the Hilton exit at the BP Garage.

Turn Right at the T junction and follow the road past  Don Amotts Leisure Kingdom on your left, straight over the roundabout with Hilton Garage on your Left and when you get to the junction with The Old Talbot, turn left and then follow Main Street until the first Left hand turn into Mill Lane, then turn into our car park at the end of the low level red brick building that used to be the old stables



Mothers Day Dining near Derby Sunday 11th March 2018

Here’s the Mothers Day Dining menu for Hilton House, Function Venue near Derby and Burton

Its that time of the year again dads, Mothers Day Dining is like no other days dining.

On this one day we offer a waitressed served meal instead of our usual Sunday Carvery.

Our Mothers Day Dining menu is suitable for all ages with smaller childrens portions offered for the Chicken and Beef dish.

Our Starters include Homemade Leek & Potato Soup or Melon if you prefer something light. Or Hilton  House favourite Field Mushroom wrapped in Bacon with Stilton. Even if you don’t like Stilton you’ll love the strong taste it brings to this dish.

Main courses include Leg of Lamb, Poached Salmon and Roast Beef.

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Leave space for dessert though.

Can we tempt you with Hot Belgian Waffle with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce? Maybe Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake. Yum.

    Mothers Day Dining - Hilton House Hotel Wedding Venue Derbyshire


Bookings are being taken between 12 – 2pm. Please ring 01283 732304 to make yours now so you dont miss out.

 You’ll find us in between Derby and Burton just off J5 of the A50

Hilton House Hotel is also a popular Civil Wedding Venue in Derbyshire.

Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire, take a horse and carriage to tutbury Castle before returning for your reception

Intimate Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

Intimate Wedding – celebrate without the excess

Is being married what you want most from your day?

Is a wedding without the razzmatazz what you are looking for?

 Do you wish you could just have a nice meal and evening reception following your wedding ceremony without alot of hype and expense?

If this is a second marriage, do you just want it intimate and simple?

Looking for a wedding venue in Derbyshire that allows you to have a quiet event for a few close friends?

Do you  want your wedding day to be a low key event without too much interference from others?

Is it just you and your other half and a few close friends?

Intimate Package

If any of these statements reflect how you feel, talk to us about our Intimate Wedding Package

We are a small, old fashioned, cosy and quaint hotel that can do intimate as well as large.

Not all couples will want a big do and we recognise that.

Your wedding day should reflect you, we get that and will listen to what you are saying. We can suggest a wedding celebration that fits your personality.

We will offer you an intimate dining experience accompanied by a singer if that sounds agreeable or you can bring your iPod in and we’ll play your own music through our surround sound.

Not everybody wants a disco in the evening, so have what you prefer, maybe roulette tables, now that’s different, or a band. If the weather’s nice spend most of it in the garden having a BBQ maybe or simply have a late meal and just talk into the night over Cheese and Biscuits with your music still playing over the air.

Hilton House is an intimate wedding venue in Derbyshire wanting to give you your special day. Why not give us a ring on 01283 732304 and we’ll tell you if your date is free.

Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire, take a horse and carriage to tutbury Castle before returning for your reception

Affordable Wedding Venue Derbyshire

Look no further for your affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

  • In this day and age is there still an affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire?

  • Are you getting married but just picture £ signs?

  • Why should a wedding cost so much?

  • How much should your wedding cost ?

  • Can you have a great day, without spending a fortune?

  • What will the guests think?

  • Does it matter what the guests think?

  • What do you want out of your day?

  • Why does the Wedding Venue insist on priced packages?

  • Is there a wedding venue in Derbyshire that offers tailor made weddings?

Lets answer these questions:

You can have a  sensibly priced wedding day. Only agree to what you want! 

Its true that suppliers see weddings as a cash cow to be milked. If you choose a large venue they have many overheads that everyone contributes towards including your wedding!

Would some of your wedding budget be better spent on a car or towards a deposit on a house? You’re getting married for a long time, it’s the long time things that will make your marriage easier.

Be ruthless with the guest list, if they are casual acquaintances would you buy them a gift worth £50? If not, do they need to be invited to your whole wedding day?

Are your guests big wine drinkers? If not don’t buy wine for the table or toasting drinks. Your guests will drink what ever is free until it isn’t, if they love you they will understand you’re on a budget, so let them buy their own.

Your guests are your audience for the day, they’ll love your dress and the occasion. Make sure you please yourself first.

Early weddings can lead to very long, drawn out days and some of the magic is lost. Later weddings can ensure a flow to the day without too much waiting around.


Venues will make it easier for you by quoting a per person price including canapés, welcome drink, toasting drink, wine on the table, meal, evening buffet, table cloths, chair covers, table decorations because they want to sell you all of their services.

We do have two packages for indication, but you can decide if you want both a welcome drink and toasting drink. Here are our Intimate Package for a small party of friends and Wedding Package for 50 during the day and 100 at night

Any wedding venue that doesn’t allow you to omit the bits you don’t want without a fair reduction in price are not truly giving you the day you want.

But if you’re looking for an Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire then Hilton House Hotel is the perfect choice. Situated near Derby and Burton in East Staffordshire we’ll give you the day you dream of without adding on extras that you don’t really need or want.

Food is food and drink is drink it doesn’t cost more to cook or pour on your wedding day than it did last week for that Society Dinner.

Yes, we will spend time with you helping to plan your day, being master of ceremonies, managing your every want.

At Hilton House we will listen and only give you what you want but at an affordable price.


An Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire Can Be Found!

Affordable Wedding Venue in Derbyshire, take a horse and carriage to tutbury Castle before returning for your reception

Custom Made Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

Wedding Venue in Derbyshire

Are you searching for Derbyshire Wedding Venues?

Are you getting married?

Do you want to get married in a Civil Wedding Venue in or near Derby?

Is your wedding on a budget?

Do you live near Derby and Burton?

Are you looking for a Wedding Venue that gives you what “you” want?

Do some Wedding Venues insist on things you don’t want?

This is what we say to those questions:

We’re about 7 miles from Derby or Burton

Congratulations, have you set a date yet?

We have a Civil Wedding Licence

Your wedding doesn’t have to cost more than you can afford

We’re one junction from Toyota Island

We believe you should have the day you want

We will not insist on anything, its your day, you have the menu you choose

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Take some time to browse our packages. The first is our Intimate Package for a small group of friends. If you want a full on day and evening with disco our Wedding Package includes Welcome Drink, meal and toasting drink for 50, evening buffet for 100 and DJ

If you would like some more information please ring us on 01283 732304


Walking in South Derbyshire startuing from Hilton House

Walking in South Derbyshire

Hilton House is ideal for Walking in South Derbyshire

Walking in Hilton Village and surrounding areas has been made so much easier now that a webpage of dedicated routes has been created.

Click here to find a route that suits your abilities and available time.

Hilton House Hotel is situated just off of Main Street and has a large free car park, suitable for parking your car, slipping on your walking boots and then setting off on any one of  12 listed routes ranging from 1.5 to 10 miles.

Consider a hearty walk on a Sunday followed by a visit to our carvery.

Choose from a selection of Starters including Soup of the Week, all homemade of course varying from Broccoli and Stilton to Mushroom to Minestrone, plus Prawn Cocktail or a large Mushroom with Stilton wrapped in Bacon and Oven Baked.

The walking continues with your visit to the Carvery!

Choose from Topside of Beef, Turkey Breast or Leg of Pork in addition to the Salmon in a Tarragon Sauce or the Steak and Ale Pie, plus Yorkshire pudding, Sage & Onion Stuffing, loads of veg and potatoes and gravy.

Still room, Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding or one of Kirsty’s Special Cheesecakes awaits you.

After this feast you’ll need another walk!

Walking in South Derbyshire starting at Hilton House gives you the choice of which neighbouring villages to visit.

Within the range of walking routes on offer you can visit Etwall, home of the Well Dressings in May or for the adventurous amongst you there is Tutbury with its famous Castle

Within Hilton itself we have the Gravel Pits Nature Reserve, worth a stroll on a warm day.

Dog walkers should note especially that Hilton House welcomes dogs with bowls of water and biscuits. The hotel has four of its bedrooms in the grounds that dog owners can stay at overnight with their furry friends as well.

Derby Wedding venue serves up Dolly Parton Tribute

Derby Wedding Venue serves up Dolly Parton

Derby Civil Wedding Venue Hilton House delivers Dolly Parton as the evening entertainment for Claire and Ians Wedding

One hundred guests attending the Wedding Ceremony near Derby – not a problem

Photographs in the garden – pray for sunshine – prayers answered

Cava Toasting drink or Orange Juice for the little ones – corks popped

Wedding Breakfast for said one hundred – menu as follows:

Leek & Potato Soup

Chicken in a White Wine and Tarragon Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Tea and coffee

Plenty of wine on the tables

Toasting Drink of Cava – we have over 200 champagne flutes – phew

Speaches performed – Everybody happy

Wedding Reception – DJ has arrived

Evening food – Jacket Potatoes for 120 – its different

Dolly Parton – excuse me!!

Bride Claire and Groom Ian were married here in August 2014.

It was one of our bigger weddings but here at Hilton House on the outskirts of Derby, we are a Wedding venue that will ensure you have the day you want the way you want it.

So Dolly Parton

Zoe rung around and found a Tribute act that was available.

The lady that turned up was very short – tick

Had brown hair – Ok

Had some curves but not Dolly Curves – Ok

Tonight Matthew I will be Dolly Parton – If you say so

She was BRILLIANT down to her Southern Drawl and up to her heaving bosom (clever costume design she told Zoe later)

She managed to tease a Kenny Rodgers from the assembled guests some how, and he wasn’t bad either.

At Hilton House Derby Weddings are what we pride ourselves on, in delivering the customers wishes not our wants.

Too many Wedding Venues in Derby will tell you that during certain months you will pay for a minimum or you will have a drinks package, because their overheads are so high.

At Hilton House Derby we are a smaller independant events venue who care about you.

No detail will be forgotten.

For more information ring us on 01283 732304 or click here for more information about our Wedding Package or something more intimate


Civil Wedding Packages Venue Derbyshire Staffordshire

Civil Wedding, BBQ & Harley Davison

Civil Wedding Ceremony, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Harley Davison and Rock themed Reception at Hilton House Derbyshire

Givi & Mick

From the minute this Civil Wedding Ceremony was booked the bride desperately wanted a rock theme to complete her day.

The Civil Ceremony was attended by 60 wedding guests on a day. The weather looked gloomy right upto when it mattered then the sun came out and the day went perfectly.

Following the Civil Ceremony, Bride and Groom joined guests in the garden for the traditional wedding photographs.  Picture taking turns sitting on a Harley Davison that one of their friends rode into the car park as a special treat for everyone.

This wedding demonstrates that we will provide you with the wedding you want the way you want it. No Wedding Breakfast of the usual kind here, instead a BBQ, so we were very glad to see the sun shining.

Weddings are very much a family occasion so with children it seemed only right to have our Bouncy Castle inflated.

Hilton House, Wedding Venue Derbyshire has its own Bouncy Castle for hire for all occasions including Christenings, Fundraising days and Birthdays.

Into the evening Wedding reception and again with a break from the norm. We simply placed trays of sandwiches and Cheese Boards onto the tables and left the Evening Wedding guests to pick throughout the night.

Resident DJ Mark had strict instructions to only play Rock Music.  No Abba or Cheese at this Wedding. To accompany the music Blow Up Guitars and Saxophones appeared and everybody had a great night.

The next morning Bride, Groom and Wedding guests all met for Breakfast and ended the Wedding weekend on a high.

Could we host your wedding?

If you are looking to hold your Civil Wedding Ceremony in a hotel that will work with you to give you what you want then ring us on 01283 732304 and book an appointment to view our Wedding Venue.

Alternatively click here to view our wedding page with brochure and pricing links

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Wedding Derbyshire: Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast, Wedding Reception at Hilton House.

Emma & Mark

Emma and Mark held their Civil Wedding Ceremony here at Hilton House Derbyshire

After a Wedding Ceremony in front of over 60 of their nearest and dearest guests they enjoyed photographs in our mature garden. Star of the show was the Camper-van that took them for a little drive after they were officially wed.

You’ll need to provide your photographer with a list of who you want to be photographed with. Please ensure they are aware of any time constraints as well.

It is also useful to tell the ushers what they need to do so that your day flows exactly how you would like.

During the Photographs their guests enjoyed a welcome drink of Pimms and Lemonade garnished with Mint and Strawberry.

The bride and groom were applauded in before the Wedding Breakfast

They had a choice menu for their guests of:

Tomato Soup or Melon & Strawberry Cocktail

Roast Beef or Roast Chicken in a White Wine & Tarragon Sauce

Bakewell Tart or Strawberry Eton Mess

Wine at the table and a toasting drink of Cava rounded the meal off nicely.

Following speeches and cutting of the cake they were joined by 120 evening guests at their Wedding Reception.

With a buffet of their choice and resident DJ Mark taking them through till midnight they retired to their bedroom and joined all of their guests for breakfast the next morning.

If this Wedding experience sounds like the type of Wedding Package you would like to know more about then contact us on 01283 732304 to discover how you to can have all of that for less than £3900 or click here to go to  our website for more information on Wedding Derbyshire


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Wedding Ceremony, Breakfast and Reception at
Hilton House Derbyshire  

Alan and Mandy

After 28 years of marriage Alan and Mandy decided to re-tie the knot.

Hilton House Derbyshire is  licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies  but on this occasion that was not relevant.

Official Celebrant Alan Winfield met Alan & Mandy on a number of occasions and structured their Vow Renewal around everything they wanted to happen. From lighting a candle in memory of loved ones no longer with us, to speeches from both bride and groom and an impromptu slow dance in front of their loved ones to one of their songs quietly playing in the background.

For the next hour they made use of our lovely garden for their Wedding photographs. Later on the children enjoyed making use of the hotels own Bouncy Castle.

After the photographs our Master of Ceremonies called the guests through for the Wedding Breakfast before leading Bride and groom into the room.

We then fed over 60 guests with their choice of menu of:

 Melon with fruits

Roast Chicken

Homemade Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

They enjoyed wine on the table and a toasting drink.

Into the evening and the Wedding Reception for over 100 guests. They chose the buffet they wanted and enjoyed our disco till midnight.

Hilton House has 10 bedrooms.  These were all taken by wedding guests who all met the next morning again around the breakfast table.

You can get married here

Is this Vow Renewal or marriage held at Hilton House in Derbyshire very similar to what you would want? If so please ring us on 01283 732304 who will have a chat with you about what it is you want. You may also be amazed to hear that the above was all provided for less than £3500.

For more information please click here to go to our wedding page and find out more about what Hilton House Derbyshire can offer

Hilton’s Famous Son

How many hotels can claim a Famous Son?

You all know the scene, Steve McQueen astride the motorbike, the fence just too high to clear.

Its a true story, well not that bit, but Stalag Luft III existed, there were three tunnels; Tom, Dick & Harry and the Senior British Officer of the camp, the man with the stick in the film, was real.

The film of course was The Great Escape

H M Massey resized

The man with the stick was Group Commander Herbert Massey, and he was born at Hilton House in 1891, when it was a private family home, our famous son.

Injured in WW1 he was shot down during the second Night of a 1000 bombers raid over Holland and was sent to Stalag Luft III

He didn’t attempt the escape, in fact the Camp Commandant had to report to Herbert Massey about the 50 escapees all being executed.

Herbert Massey was repatriated back to England in a prisoner exchange soon after and reported the crime to  the War Office.

In September 2016 the village paid tribute to Herbert with a Blue Plaque on the outside of the building to commemorate his life

Famous son