The Venue

The Sir John Moore wedding venue is a unique place for a wedding, party, christening or corporate event. The building is Grade 1 Listed and was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1697, after being commissioned by Sir John Moore who was a local entrepreneur and eventually became the Mayor of London.

Sir John Moore made his fortune in London and decided to use his wealth to benefit his home County, building the School next to his families estate. A statue of Sir John Moore himself stands proudly in the main Hall of the building. The Sir John Moore wedding venue (which is a registered charity) was born in 1697 upon completion of the building and has been in existence ever since, with any monies raised through its hire, being ploughed back into the charity and the buildings care.

A major renovation project was completed in 2004, and the building is used to host a number of private events, weddings and corporate functions for a number of years. Set in a rural village on the Leicester, Derbyshire border, its certainly something special and a venue that you have to view first hand to really appreciate.

Main Hall Cellar Bar Stables Coffee Shop Gallery


This quirky venue is one of the few (if only!) venue to offer history, heritage and a museum as part of its package, with charm and character in abundance. Sir John Moore's main hall is a unique and beautiful space which lends itself to any theme or idea you may have in mind, whilst keeping the traditionalist aspect of the venue.

Standing in an open field which is ideal for summer weddings, the venue is imposing, dignified and extremely grand, an ideal space for the perfect celebration with family and friends. Our venue hire packages include the exclusive use of the premises, the Cellar Bar and Stables area to ensure a range of spaces is available throughout your day.

Whether you choose a grand celebration or prefer an intimate wedding with family and close friends, Sir John Moore Hall offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Working with our dedicated Venue Co-ordinator, we offer professionalism, knowledge and experience to help you plan the perfect day. We have specific Event Managers working at this venue and work hard to ensure your dreams become a reality.

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All catering for the Sir John Moore's Hall is provided by Saffron Catering

Saffron Catering has crafted an excellent reputation providing friendly, bespoke and indulgent catering throughout the Midlands. Using the very best of local and seasonal produce from the local area, our team of talented staff provides bespoke menus adapting to each clients varying ideas and concepts.

The team at Saffron have a wealth of experience in advising, guiding and suggesting ideas to all of our clients and this venue is no different. Offering anything from welcome canapés and Pimms and traditional 3 course wedding breakfasts, to the live cooking of Paella and BBQ's, we have something for everyone.


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Sir John Moore Foundation

Sir John Moore Foundation,
Top Street,
Appleby Magna,
DE12 7AH