Buxton’s Devonshire Dome played host to 500 guests from across the county for the annual High Sheriff of Derbyshire Reception.
The guest list covered all walks of life, from the armed forces and police, to education and law, and charities and the business world.
High Sheriff Alan Woods said: “It was a wonderful evening in a spectacular setting. It was always my wish to host the reception at the Dome.
“Not only is it an iconic building in its own right, but being situated in Buxton gave us a wonderful opportunity to showcase that part of the county which many people often don’t get the chance to visit.”
The venue is home to the University of Derby, Buxton and Buxton College. Mr Woods added: “As a former Chair of the Governing Council it was a fitting way for me to help mark the University’s 20th Anniversary.”
John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “It was an honour for us to host the High Sheriff and a fantastic experience for our students to cater for such a prestigious event. They did themselves, and the University, proud.”