Devonshire Dome - About Buxton - University of Derby

Devonshire Dome

The Devonshire Dome set up for an event Welcome to the Devonshire Dome One of the most dramatic spaces in Britain and the largest unsupported Dome in Europe

Built in 1779 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, this magnificent grade II* listed building has dominated the Buxton sky line ever since. A stunning example of heritage regeneration, the Devonshire Dome is now home to a well-regarded fine dining restaurant, relaxed cafe, contemporary spa and hair and beauty salons. A truly unique venue, the Devonshire Dome is licensed for civil weddings and hosts some of the country’s premier events and banquets.

Devonshire Spa

The Devonshire Dome boasts a commercial Spa which not only acts as a classroom for our Spa Management students, but also welcomes the general public to enjoy a fantastic range of treatments using Elemis and ishga products.

The facilities at the Spa include tranquil treatment rooms, aromatherapy room, hydrotherapy pool, Hammam wet room, sauna, steam room and reflexology foot baths. Find out more about the Devonshire Spa here.

Dome Restaurant

Set against the spectacular setting of one of the grandest 18th century buildings in the UK, the Dome Restaurant is a unique dining experience offering delicious, contemporary dishes prepared by the talented students of the University of Derby.

As part of their Hospitality and Culinary Arts programmes and under the watchful eye of the Chef Lecturers, the students work together helping the Dome Restaurant to achieve its first-class reputation for outstanding food and exceptional service. Find out more about the Dome Restaurant here.

Café Central

The Café Central offers a good selection of freshly-prepared main courses, some cooked on “live action” stations so you can see how it’s done. The Café Central also offers a range of lighter options including delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and a plentiful salad bar. Find out more about the Café Central here.

Weddings and Events

The Devonshire Dome provides a breath-taking backdrop for weddings, black tie dinners and events.

This grand venue boasts 44 pillars and more than 1300 square feet of exhibition space. The experienced Events team and Events Management students provide personal touches that make sure all of our events are memorable and a resounding success. Find out more about events at the Dome here.