A CREATIVE EVENTS VENUE FOR ALL OCCASIONS, MEETINGS, CELEBRATIONS & MORE
Looking for somewhere to host a special occasion? You have just found it! Birthday party, anniversary party, hen party, wedding party, leaving party, retirement party or a just because party, we specialise in those added touches to make it a party to remember.
Whether it be a table booking, room or full venue hire, including a beach garden, we can offer the details others can’t.
TABLE BOOKING, PRIVATE ROOM OR WHOLE VENUE
'Welcome to Designate @ The Gate… a unique, fully licenced, special occasion venue, a family friendly venue, a venue to make memories, a venue with a difference.
We have spent the last 9 years developing our venue into a creative space available to hire. Let us cater for your special occasion and make use of our fantastic facilities within a home from home setting but without the washing up! Offering home-cooked food, specially selected wines, Thornbridge beers, cocktails and other hand-picked beverages our bar will keep your guests glasses full, allowing you to relax and enjoy your celebration.
Whether you want a quick catch up with friends over tea & cake or host a celebration for up to 50 people you need look no further than Designate @ The Gate.
The venue is available day or night, 7 days a week. Please contact us to discuss your party requirements.'
Never before have people been more ready to get together and celebrate. Far too many birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings, to name but a few, have been lost over the past year. So, who's up for a PARTY?
We have the perfect venue for friends and family of every generation to reunite and make up for lost time.
Our facilities and service are second to none and we can offer the bespoke details that others can't. Let us host your celebration and we will take care of every aspect allowing you the time to make memories.
Meeting rooms no longer have to be dull and uninspiring. Our venue can be hired to provide space for informal groups or business gatherings whilst still offering areas to use during breaks or to eat. We offer various catering options suitable for all occasions / budgets and, when the weather allows, our outside spaces can also be utilised.
Facilities such as bottomless tea & coffee, free wifi, microphone and projector are all available by request.
We can offer a variety of activities to those wanting to celebrate their last days of freedom! Combine food, drink, crafts, life drawing or bring your own entertainment we have the perfect environment for a relaxed, private get together.
Why not make a night of it and include a cocktail making class. After a shot of something to kickstart the evening we'll go on to make two cocktails to be enjoyed by the fire or in the garden if the weather permits! Our onsite accommodation allows for up to 12 guests within 2 ensuite rooms so not far to stumble off to bed!
POP UP EVENTS
Have you ever wanted to create your own event but struggled to find a suitable venue? There are numerous occasions when someone might want to bring people together. It may be to celebrate, to promote a product, brand or service, to perform, play or discuss.
Our spaces are creative and fun making them the ideal place to host an event that attendees will remember and share.
We can help with the organisation, promoting, catering and refreshments or leave you to it, the choice is yours!
FOOD & CRAFTS
We have been making our own range of interior accessories and giftware since 2000, supplying shops and galleries throughout the UK. We can now offer a craft workshop to our guests for groups of 6 or more. There are a number of options available depending on ages and skill levels. These can be done as a singular activity or combined with an afternoon tea, a 3 course meal or even a cocktail making class. Contact us for all available options.
If you're thinking of staying in our Glamping Rooms why not turn your break into a creative experience!
Does the thought of organising childrens parties fill you with fear? Combining various activities and games we have a number of party packages to choose from that cater for a range of ages. With everything included you can sit back and relax with a tea, coffee or something a little stronger! Craft activities provide the contents of party bags and our beach garden offers a welcome dose of fresh air and the chance to stretch those little legs. The 2 hours fly by with all party goers thoroughly entertained!
CLICK' EM TO SEE' EM.
SET YOURSELF UP FOR THE DAY.
IT IS HOT OR COLD AND YOU GET IT YOURSELF.
CAKES & COCKTAILS
'LET US EAT CAKE...AND DRINK BOOZE!'
BRUNCH Vs AFTERNOON TEA
TRIED AND TESTED HOMECOOKED FOOD
A WHOLE LOADA BROWNIES.
CRAFT WHILE YOU EAT
GREAT FOR SOCIAL GET TOGETHERS.
50% WILL END UP ON THE FLOOR...GUARANTEED!
Friends from the age of 11, Andy and Kirsty Field started their Designate journey in the year 2000. From the beginning their driving force was a shared love of art, design and crafts.
Over the last 20 years Designate has evolved into a world of handmade creations. From a unique range of interior accessories and giftware to being hosts, planners and caterers of bespoke, home from home parties and events. Based in Matlock on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, Kirsty & Andy have created unique spaces for you to enjoy life’s little pleasures.
'Wonderful Venue & Food!'
'I have just celebrated my 50th birthday at Designate and can highly recommend. The communication with Kirsty was excellent from my first look around till the end of the party. The venue looked beautiful and all the guests have been messaging me today about how much they enjoyed the venue and food. The food was excellent, a choice of 3 hot meals and some delicious cakes. Andy & Kirsty worked all night making sure the evening was perfect. If you are looking for a venue that is something different but still homely you won't be disappointed with Designate. Some beautiful touches around for lovely photos too! '