Staveley Town Council wants to sell alcohol at historic Staveley Hall.
The council has submitted a premises licence application to Chesterfield Borough Council.
The application states: "The sale of alcohol will be a secondary activity and assist in the sustainability of the hall."
It adds that 'the sale and consumption of alcohol will provide a valuable extra income to develop the gardens for use by the local community and develop Staveley Hall further as an attractive proposition as a tourist destination'.
Staveley Hall was built by Sir Peter Frecheville more than 400 years ago on the site where his ancestors had lived for 500 years before him.
It is mainly used as office space and also hosts events and functions including weddings and Christmas parties.
The council wants the premises licence for Staveley Hall to start on September 1.