Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue in Rutland? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to tie the knot in and around the county of Rutland to inspire you. Read on to find the ideal one for you.
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Normanton Park Hotel
This beautiful hotel was created from the historic stable building left over from the elegant house and parklands established in the 1700s by the Heathcoat family. The beautiful grounds, which span across five acres, offer magnificent views of Rutland Water providing a striking backdrop for your wedding photographs.
The Best Western Normanton Park Hotel also has 30 en-suite bedrooms on site and a bridal suite, which boasts a double Jacuzzi bath and two balconies, both of which have lake views. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies but it’s also just a short walk from Normanton Church if you’d prefer a religious wedding ceremony.
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Exton Estate is a beautifully rural estate located within Rutland with plenty of options for couples looking for a majestic venue for their wedding. You can have a religious or civil wedding ceremony within the estate, and you can follow this with a reception held within a beautiful marquee can be erected within the grounds.
The chapel at Exton Park is ideal for Catholic wedding ceremonies and can accommodate 120 guests, followed by a reception in a marquee on the lawn. The Church of St Peter and St Paul sits on the edge of the parkland and is perfect for Church of England wedding ceremonies, followed by a reception in the grounds of the hall.
If you want a civil ceremony, Fort Henry is the location for you – it’s right by a large lake covered in water lilies and is in the centre of the park.
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This unique, medieval church was deconsecrated in 1970 when work on Rutland Water began. It offers stunning views across Rutland Water and has a rich history, which you can be part of by choosing to marry there. The structure of the building is timeless and can provide the perfect backdrop to your civil ceremony, as well as for other celebrations.
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This Leicestershire wedding venue could provide the perfect fairytale backdrop for your big day. Should you choose to hold your wedding at the Ladywood Estate, you can enjoy exclusive use of the house and picturesque grounds for up to three days, making it an excellent choice if you fancy a full wedding weekend.
There is accommodation on site for up to 16 guests too, ideal if you have been searching for a wedding venue with accommodation. There are 22 acres of gorgeous grounds surrounding the building, including formal gardens for your photos, lakes, parkland and picturesque woodland. Choose to host your wedding at the Wedding Pavilion, which can host between 40 and 400 guests, or the Orangery, which is ideal for large ceremonies.
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Are you dreaming about a gorgeous country setting for your wedding? Barnsdale Lodge could be ideal. The team at this hotel wedding venue endeavor to tailor every wedding celebration to suit each couple’s individual requirements.
There are four licensed ceremony rooms, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to picking the right setting for your dream day, and pretty gardens and a courtyard that are ideal for guests to mingle in and for you to pose for your wedding photographs. There are a range of packages to choose from so you’re bound to find the perfect one to suit your needs and budget.
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Greetham Valley can offer a bespoke wedding celebration, tailored to suit your needs as a couple. You’ll have a dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to help you through every step of your planning journey.
Enjoy beautiful views of the lakes and the valley from the banqueting suites and the ceremony rooms, and take advantage of the optional extras such as canapés and uplighters to add something extra to your special day.
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Dreaming of a rustic barn wedding? Dodford Manor could be a dream come true. The gorgeous stone and oak barns are nestled amongst the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and offer striking views of the rural surroundings.
The family-run wedding venue boasts an award-winning events team, so you know your big day is in expert hands. Whether you want a laidback barbecue meal with a handful of guests or a large gathering with a five course meal, the team will work with you to make your big day a reality – there’s also no corkage which is great if you’re looking for ways to save money on your wedding!
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If you’re looking for more ideas make sure you check out our venues section – we have more wedding venues in Rutland for you to browse.