The Hurt Arms Ambergate – Derbyshire wedding venue

I had the pleasure recently of visiting the newly refurbished Hurt Arms at Ambergate near Belper in Derbyshire’s beautiful Amber Valley.

For couples in search of an intimate, yet unpretentious wedding venue in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside that enjoys good transport links, The Hurt Arms merits your consideration.

Easily accessible by road and rail

The venue’s Tollgate Suite has been created to accommodate weddings, civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and wedding receptions for up to 50 guests.

Industrial chic meets the rolling Derbyshire countryside along the A6 at Ambergate. This roadside country pub and wedding venue boasts stunning views across the river Derwent whilst enjoying the benefits of easy access by both road and rail.

In fact, Ambergate railway station is located just across the road on the other side of the A6 opposite The Hurt Arms. The venue is situated on the doorstep of market town, Belper – well known locally for its fabulous farmers’ markets - and about half way between Derby and Chesterfield.

Industrial chic

The recent refurbishment has created the Tollgate Suite with its exposed, spalled brickwork and aluminium conduits, which result in a surprisingly warm ambience.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors flood the room with natural light and, in good weather, can be opened to allow guests to enjoy the raised private patio with partially-covered outdoor seating area.

The venue’s garden and local parkland and countryside are accessible beyond this point and are ideal locations for your wedding photographs.

So, what will your wedding look like?

Well, you don’t have to spend too much time trying to imagine what your perfect day will look like at The Hurt Arms.

A number of local Derbyshire wedding suppliers, including Balloon Artworks, came together to put the aesthetics of this newly refurbished country wedding venue to the test for a wedding photo shoot and wedding showcase evening.

So, if like many couples facing what seems like a million choices, a wedding showcase is a great and informal way to garner ideas and help you visualize what your wedding day could look like, particularly if you’re booking a new or recently refurbished wedding venue.

We think the combined talents of some of Derbyshire’s finest wedding suppliers has resulted in a charming showcase with rustic touches and the use of different textures to soften the edginess of some of the more industrial elements of the venue’s décor.

This showcase really does demonstrate how the sympathetic combination of décor accessories, like balloons, lace and burlap can work in harmony with the venue décor to create a very pleasing effect.

Our local wedding suppliers included:

About Melanie Allen CBA

Melanie is Derbyshire’s leading balloon artist and balloon decorator, and the owner of Balloon Artworks in Ripley. Melanie is a qualified Certified Balloon Artist and a member of the Balloon Artistes’ Guild.

Melanie enjoys working with couples who are in the process of planning their wedding or civil partnership to create unique balloon décor that eleva

tes their wedding and venue above the commonplace to create something truly unique and absolutely unforgettable.

If you would like to book a consultation with Melanie, she can be contacted on 07903 910 729.

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Balloons are a choking hazard.  Children under 8 years old can choke and suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons.  Adult supervision required.

Balloons are not suitable for children under the age of 36 months.

Latex balloons are made from natural rubber latex which can cause an allergic reaction.

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As a balloon artist in Ripley, Derbyshire in the East Midlands I  create unique balloon decor and balloon decorations, as well as  organic balloons and organic balloon decor and party balloons for wedding balloons and wedding balloon decor for wedding receptions. As well as balloons for corporate events and corporate event balloon decor. I also specialise in birthday party balloons and birthday party balloon decorations for special birthdays including 1st birthday party balloon decorations, 1st birthday balloons, 5th birthday party balloon decorations, 5th birthday balloons, 10th birthday party balloons, 18th birthday party balloons and 18th birthday balloon decorations, 21st birthday party balloons and 21st birthday balloon decorations, 30th birthday balloons, 40th birthday balloons, 50th birthday balloons, 60th birthday balloons, 70th birthday balloons, 80th birthday balloons, 90th birthday balloons, 100th birthday balloons.  I also create unique balloon decor for wedding anniversary balloon decorations including 25th wedding anniversary balloons, 50th wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding balloons, golden wedding balloons, golden wedding anniversary balloons, silver wedding anniversary balloons and ballon decor and ballon decorations. My expertise as a balloon decorator is particularly important when create balloon decor for corporate events and event planners, for corporate balloon decor and corporate balloon decorations, balloons for corporate events, corporate balloons and balloons for corporate functions and corporate awards ceremony balloons and corporate awards balloon decorations. As a balloon modeller and balloon twister I am an expert in balloon modelling and balloon twisting and I create amazing balloon animals and balloon animal models and I publish how to videos and balloon tutorials showing how to make balloon animals and learn balloon modelling and learn balloon twisitng. My balloon videos and balloon tutorials and balloon video tutorials are sold across the world. 


I am based in Ripley in Amber Valley in Derbyshire.  I also cover Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. I attend parties and events for balloon modelling and balloon twisting in Alfreton, Heanor, Swanwick.  I also provide balloon modelling for children's parties at Belper, Selston, Hucknall, Papplewick and Linby and Nutall. I decorate parties and visit Heanor, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Ilkeston, Brinsley, Underwood, Kimberley, Sutton in Ashfield, Selston and Kirkby in Ashfield, and also Somercotes and Leabrooks and Swanwick. I work as a balloon artist in Pinxton, South Normanton, Mansfield, Forest Town, Waingroves, Marehay, Denby, Blackbrook, Shottle Hall, Holbrook and Derby. In addition to Loscoe, as well as Codnor, Ambergate, Riddings, Bagthorpe, Ravenshead, Pinxton, Jacksdale, Brinsley, Clay Cross. Other areas I cover South Wingfield, Crich, West Hallam and Giltbrook, in addition to Wingerworth, Mansfield Woodhouse and Shirebrook, Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford, as well as Little Eaton and Breadsall. 

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