Rufford Abbey Country Park


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Rufford Mill is a hidden gem - a wedding venue that can match any budget and style with a dedicated team on hand throughout the whole process!

Located in Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey is a beautiful country park, during all seasons. The 12th century ruins, parkland, woods, formal gardens and lake offer tremendous photographic opportunities. Within the park lies Rufford Mill, which was once a corn mill for the Rufford Abbey estate.

The Talbot Suite

A beautiful canvas for any wedding or civil ceremony. Located on the first floor of Rufford Mill, the venue will accommodate up to 90 day guests seated banquet style and 150 guest seated theatre style. The maximum capacity for the evening is 150 guests.

The Markham Suite

An additional function room on the ground floor of Rufford Mill offers you a secondary area where you and your guest can retreat to during the evening of your special day. The space will also allow you to accommodate an additional 100 guests. This room can be added on to your package!

The venue holds a civil ceremony licence meaning you can spend the whole of your special day in one, magnificent place, so you can relax and enjoy the day. We have tailored our wedding packages to cater for every budget and style, whilst still including everything needed to begin building each piece of your dream day. Choose from:

-Honour Package (£6,000) including everything you could imagine, available on Saturdays from April to September and on Bank Holidays. (discounted to £6,500 for Friday and Sunday)

-Afternoon Tea Package (£3,750) is a treat, for weddings on a Saturday from April - September (discounted to £3,500 for Friday and Sunday)

- Love Package (£3,500) Seven days a week from October - March.

To find out more about these packages please either request a brochure, contact us by phone/email or follow the link to our website. Please note that the pricing of the packages is intended as a guide and we are more than happy to discuss your specific requirements or even work with you to build your own package.

Our dedicated, award winning, wedding coordinators and hospitality team have a genuine interest in making your day the best it can possibly be, ensuring every detail is noted. We host weddings seven days a week but will ensure only one wedding a day, so that our attention and best interest, is solely on your special day. All food is freshly prepared within our kitchen by our talented chefs catering for all occasions whether it be a rustic, traditional carvery, afternoon tea or a spectacular five course meal.

Rufford Abbey Country Park at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 90
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Up to 150
With stunning surroundings in all directions, Rufford Abbey is the most picturesque wedding location in Nottinghamshire and the perfect choice of venue for your special day. Our friendly and professional in-house catering team have extensive experience of running magical weddings. We offer a range of options to suit your needs and budget, from hot carvery menus through to fine dining for up to 90 guests and a selection of light finger buffets for up to 150 evening guests. At the heart of the park lie the picturesque remains of Rufford Abbey, surrounded by park land, woodland, formal gardens and a lake. The Talbot Suite, on the first floor of Rufford Sawmill, provides a stylish venue for civil weddings or partnership ceremonies. This listed building has a historic exterior but a fresh and contemporary interior. The site is a photographer's dream and you are invited to take full advantage of the beautiful photo opportunities that surround Rufford Abbey and Rufford Mill. Pricing Category : AffordableReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 150Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 90HistoricNumber of People In Team : 4No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50 View More
Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Ollerton Nearest Airport : DoncasterNearest Motorway : A1Nearest Train Station : Mansfield WoodhouseUnique Wedding VenueConfetti PermittedAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedCeremony MusicReception MusicPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyDisabled AccessGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticRusticSame-Sex View Less

Current Promotions

Exclusive Promotion:

SPECIAL OFFER!! Winter Wedding 2021/2022 offer - only £3,000! (available from Jan to March 2021 & October 2021 to March 2022) 50 day guests and 90 evening guests! Contact us now to reserve your date!

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Rufford Abbey Country Park

  • Rufford Mill
  • Rufford Lane
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • NG22 9DG
  • United Kingdom

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