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Rufford Mill is one of the most popular wedding venues in Nottinghamshire!
Rufford Country Park is a historic estate in the Nottinghamshire Dukeries, three miles east of famous Sherwood Forest. The historic Abbey ruins, beautiful grounds and pretty lake offer an inspiring location for your wedding ceremony and photographs. The hustle and bustle of the city streets will feel far away as you and your guests relax in its country estate ambiance. If you're searching for a venue that's impressive but not stuffy, attractive but not too formal, Rufford Mill is an ideal choice.
THE TALBOT SUITE AT RUFFORD MILL Overlooking tranquil Rufford Lake, this historic brick building was once a corn mill on the Rufford Abbey estate. It's been converted into a wedding venue with a fresh and contemporary style, hosting weddings 7 days a week throughout the year.
The function room, on the first floor, is easily reached by lift & stairs and has its own cosy bar adjoining. The spacious and airy 49ft x 29ft room will comfortably seat 150 guests theatre style, or 80 banquet style.
A dedicated car park in the mill courtyard offers 20 spaces. Close by is a woodland car park with ample additional parking.
We now have five years experience of creating magical weddings. Check out our customer reviews!
Although Rufford Mill is extremely popular, if you are looking to tie the knot shortly, it is always worth checking out our late availability.
From a total of 112 reviews
22 Apr 2013, Mrs Jacqueline Evans rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Ab Fab!!!My daughter got married on 20 April 2013. Stunning location and wedding planner Yvonne and her team ensured that everyone had a perfect day from start to finish. The team were friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble for them. Even collecting the flowers and lost items the next day was well organised. Plenty of lovely food both for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. Customer service was exemplary. A beautiful place to visit all year round, but especially on a lovely sunny day as there are plenty of photo opportunities. Good facilities for disabled with lifts, ramps, wide entrances, etc. All in all, excellent value; it was money well spent as we all had a fantastic day. Well done and a big thank you to all your team and hope your wedding goes just as well Yvonne xx
21 Apr 2013, Leanne & Thomas Aram rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Perfect DayWe got married yesterday (20
04.13) and chose to have our whole day at Rufford Mill. What a perfect day! From the surroundingss (picture perfect) the food, the room and the staff we could not have asked for anything more. Our day was magical with no hiccups. Yvonne, the wedding co-ordinator was fantastic from day 1. Would highly recommend this venue :) Leanne & Thomas Aram xx
20 Apr 2013, Amanda & Phil rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Thank you for our perfect wedding day!We got married at Rufford in September 2012 and honestly could not have asked for anything more perfect. From the very first time we met, Yvonne was a wonderful and (most importantly) honest wedding coordinator. She made us feel special before we even booked it! I knew nothing about organising a wedding but Yvonne answered all my questions brilliantly. The last meeting we had before the wedding reassured me so much that I was leaving it all in capable hands! On the day everything went like clockwork. Yvonne & her staff treated us & our guests as if we were important to them, and they genuinely gave the air of being delighted for us.
The venue itself is a beautiful room above, bizarrely, an outdoor clothing shop!! It spoke to us as it was elegant & modern yet simutaneously relaxed & traditional. We loved the beams mostly! The Mill is located at the far end of Rufford Country Park by the ford, which provided extra entertainment for our guests! The park has beautiful photographic opportunities and lots of places for our guests to wander.
We honestly had the most magical day, and as we live locally we go back to Rufford quite often, see the room again, and say hello to Yvonne. Just wonderful.
11 Apr 2013, Jackie & John Chappell rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Thank you so muchYvonne & Hazel,
Thank you so much for helping us have our perfect wedding day.
It was really wonderful
08 Apr 2013, Amanda Payne rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Snow WeddingMyself and Matthew wed at this beautiful location on 23rd march 2013, 4 inches of snow had fallen the night before/ morning of, but that did not hinder the team at Rufford!. Honestly, the staff at Rufford went over and above to make sure we had the most perfect day despite the weather (fabulous photos will be posted soon). We cannot recommend them more highly, the food, personal service,everything couldnt have been more wonderful.i wish i could give them a higher star rating. truly superb!. A big thank you to Yvonne, Hazel and the rest of the team for a truly memorable day xx
23 Mar 2013, Mr & Mrs Burkin rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
The perfect day!We got married & had our reception at Rufford Mill on the 21st March 2012 and it couldn't have been more perfect.Rufford itself is a lovely venue with millions of excellent photo opportunities, especially on a sunny day. The staff were fantastic and accommodating, especially Yvonne, the wedding planner, who had only one interest on the day and that was making sure that everything was perfect for us. We worried about nothing. The food (a sit down carvery and a hog roast in the evening) was lovely and drinks at the bar reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this as the best wedding venue in Nottinghamshire!
12 Mar 2013, Rob & Leanne Coulson rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
A simply wonderful day!We got married at Rufford Mill on the 1st March and had the best day we could have ever wished for. The weather was a tad cold but Yvonne and the team could not have been more accommodating: from turning the room around an hour earlier than planned, to looking after elderly grandparents, nothing was too much trouble. Mark even remained at the venue until 2am with a female friend to ensure she made it back to her b&b safely. We were touched by the kindness of all the staff and only wish we could do it all again!
11 Mar 2013, Sandra Hutchinson rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Amazing venueMy daughter and her partner got married on 9th march and the weather was not great, but we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Yvonne, the wedding coordinator is fantastic and is the calmest woman I know. We were sent the wrong chair covers and not enough sashes which could have been a disaster but she pulled it together with the help of her contacts. I can't praise her enough as with all the staff including hazel. They are so friendly but so professional, and I cant recommend this beautiful place highly enough to any couple for one of the best days of thier lives. Thank you
19 Jan 2013, joada allen and James Booth rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Not the best weather but an amazing dayWe got married on the 28th oct 2012, it was chilly and kept drizzling but still the day was amazing. I was worrying about the weather and how quick the room could be turned round as we chose this venue to spend some of the day outside in the lovely grounds but without everyone being wet through. I told people to bring wellies and brollies just in case and the pictures look amazing with these. Yvonne and the rest of the team were brilliant. The food was lovely and all the little bits and bobs planned for the tables all looked great. Everyone commented on how it was a relaxed day and how they enjoyed the walk in the grounds, especially the children.
29 Dec 2012, Julie Bullock rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
My perfect wedding day at Rufford!We got married at Rufford on the 27th Oct 2012. Yvonne and the team were great, nothing was too much trouble and we could basically have what we wanted which was great as some places can be strict about silly things. Food was fantastic and wine was plentiful in the drinks package. The location is absolutely stunning and looked amazing on our wedding photos. The price is also extremely reasonable compared to many other venues, I just hope they don't put it up because of all the great reviews they keep getting! Bar prices also reasonable. The only thing that could be improved is the lighting from the car park. Some of the evening guests who were by themselves said it was very dark walking to the Mill for the evening reception, they are however building a new car park and this may rectify the problem. I would have absolutely no issues in recommending this fantastic venue and am so pleased we selected it for our special day.
16 Dec 2012, Brett and Emily Osborne rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Faaaaaaaantastic!We had the most amazing wedding day on Wednesday 12th December 2012 from start to finish. Yvonne (the wedding planner)is AMAZING! She cannot do enough for you, made the day run smoothly and without a hitch! We will forever be grateful to her for the way our day turned out and was enjoyed by all. The venue is beautiful and offers stunning photo opportunities. The food was fantastic and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it! THANK YOU to all the staff at Rufford who contributed to our wonderful wedding day :D
13 Nov 2012, Lucy & Ian Hagan rated Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park
Beautiful Venue and Top Class ServiceIf your reading this because you are considering this venue then we can't recommend it enough! If you could rate higher than 5 we would.
Thanks to all the team at Rufford Mill - your help, support and hard work resulted in us and our guests having a fantastic wedding day. I don't think there is anything else you could have done to make the day any more perfect. Thank You All So Much!!!
Friday 3rd May
Friday 10th May
Friday 31st May
are available for £3,000 inclusive
(room hire for ceremony & reception, wedding breakfast for 50, wine on table & for toasting, evening recption for 90 & buffet, and hosting service)
Friday 7th June
Friday 14th June
Saturday 15th June
Friday 28th June
are available for £2,500 inclusive
(room hire for ceremony & reception, wedding breakfast for 50, 2 glasses of wine on table & sparkling for toasting, evening recption for 90 & buffet, and hosting service
Saturday 13th July
is available for £2,500 inclusive
(room hire for ceremony & reception, wedding breakfast for 50, 2 glasses of wine on table & sparkling for toasting, evening recption for 90 & buffet, and hosting service)
We also still have mid-week availability on Monday 01/07/13, Tuesday 02/07/13, Monday 08/07/13, Tuesday 09/07/13, Tuesday 16/07/13, Monday 22/07/13, Tuesday 23/07/13 and Tuesday 30/07/13
Friday 2nd August
Friday 9th August
Friday 16th August
Friday 30th August
are available for £2,500 inclusive
We also still have mid-week availability, for the same great deal, please telephone 01623 827315 to check availability.
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