web address:- www.riber-hall.co.uk
Riber Hall :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
Riber Hall, this renowned historic country manor house set in the peaceful rolling Derbyshire hills, enjoys spectacular views and scenic walks. Privately owned and proprietor run for thirty five years, Riber Hall offers luxury breaks, day time wedding receptions, intimate executive conferences, and welcomes dogs to the freedom of the countryside
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.