Upper House Hayfield

August 14, 2013

Here at Vanilla in Allseasons, we pride ourselves on working with some of the most bespoke wedding venues in the country. Upper House, a former hunting lodge stands alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park.

Upper House

Nestled within 30 acres of private woodland, and with exclusive fishing and sporting rights to Kinder Reservoir, Upper House is a spectacular remote country retreat featured only 24 miles from Manchester city centre.


A castellated fortress that is wrapped around a stunning central courtyard, the house comprises of a medieval banqueting hall, original inn and luxurious accommodation for up to 21 guests.

Upper House Doorway

As expected from any historical building, each room is steeped in nostalgia as is clear when you step through the grandiose venue. The ancient farmstead dating back to at least the 14th Century was used as a shooting lodge for the Mayor of Manchester, James Watts before becoming a centre for recreation. Upper House even played host to famous author, Agatha Christie as she would visit for seclusion to devise her legendary plots.


The interior has been carefully restored to bring it into its former glory and still features its original detailing. Many of the weddings we have catered for have stripped back on decoration allowing the venue’s beauty to be the theme of the wedding.

For more information on Upper House, visit the website.

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