A double wedding celebration sparked a new business idea for husband and wife team Steve and Kay Croot.
The couple, who run Croots Farm Shop, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on earlier this month - two weeks after Kay’s parents Jim and Sue Yates marked their golden wedding anniversary.
When planning a joint celebration at the farm near Duffield, the couple decided that it was such an ideal place to hold a wedding reception that they should open it up to others.
“Steve and I had our own reception in a marquee at the farm and over the past few years we’ve had a couple of other wedding receptions in the fields in front of the farm shop,” said Kay.
“We’ve got our hearts set on creating a unique country setting for other happy couples who’d like to celebrate their big day on a farm.”
An open day is being staged for prospective clients to view the facilities on Tuesday, September 8 from 10am to 7pm.