The Maynard ‘Highly Commended’ in National Wedding Industry Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised in the finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2022 in the Wedding Venue (Hotel) of the Year category at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London.

Having already tasted success by winning the regional finals, we went one step further on the national stage and were ‘highly commended’ in our category!

The second highest accolade in the category at the awards, it is a huge triumph over adversity for us. Having opened our doors in February 2020, we were forced into closure just six weeks later by the global pandemic.

However, we refused to give in. Using this time to improve the venue, including extensive refurbishments to our ballroom – ‘The Chatsworth Suite’ –  and the hotel rooms, we reopened later in the year and have been welcoming  beautiful wedding couples and their guests ever since.

This award is true testament to the efforts of our entire team, and is much deserved recognition for our dedicated and inspirational team.

Our managing director, Rob Hattersley, is over the moon. He said, “We are delighted and honoured to have been ‘Highly Commended’ at the National Wedding Industry Awards 2022 in the Wedding Venue Hotel of the Year category.

 “In what has been a turbulent time for the whole of the hospitality industry, we are unbelievably proud to have been recognised nationally for our continued dedication to wedding excellence.

“Having opened in February 2020, we were forced to close by the pandemic just six weeks later. To bounce back the way we have and to be recognised for our efforts nationally is simply incredible.

Our dedicated team strive to ensure a unique and memorable experience to all who have their special day at The Maynard. Our place is all about our people, and we couldn’t do it without them.

 “This award is fitting recognition of the efforts of each member of our team, who have been magnificent even during the most difficult of times for our industry.

 “We are proud to represent our local area and community. Winning the regional award was a proud moment, but to do it on the national stage was quite simply phenomenal. 

 “This award is great news not just for The Maynard, but for the whole of Derbyshire, the East Midlands and the Peak District.


 “A huge thank you to everyone who have supported us over the last couple of years and thank you to all who voted for us – we are truly humbled.”


We are licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 130 day guests and 200 evening guests, with expansive views over the Peak District national park, beautiful hotel rooms and stunning food and drink rewarding those who choose to hold their special day at our historic venue.

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