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Barnsdale Gardens is a delightful wedding venue in the heart of Oakham, Rutland, UK. This flexible outdoor wedding space is nestled among 38 beautiful gardens that provide a stunning backdrop and is perfect for couples looking for a stylish and sophisticated open-air space with exclusivity, privacy, and the flexibility to create a bespoke celebration. The dedicated team of wedding professionals at Barnsdale Gardens prides themselves on creating and warm and friendly atmosphere and loves working with newlyweds to make their wedding dreams come true.

Facilities and Capacity

Barnsdale Gardens caters to weddings with up to 120 guests. Ceremonies can be held in the outdoor arbour, where couples can let their creative spirit off the leash and design a celebration as unique as their love for one another. The landscaped gardens and manicured grounds provide an idyllic setting for wedding photos, and guests can enjoy a romantic stroll through the Woodland Walk or catch up with old friends in the Japanese Garden. The dedicated lawn area can accommodate either a marquee or 2 Giant Kata tepees with the capacity for a seated reception for up to 120 people, and guests can enjoy complimentary garden games and chat around the cosy fire pit.

Services Offered

Barnsdale Gardens offers a range of packages that can be tailored to meet each couple's needs. They can provide a dedicated wedding planner to ensure each celebration is seamless and smooth. The blank canvas style of the venue allows couples to explore endless avenues when it comes to the planning and the setup of their wedding. Couples are free to use their own suppliers, from caterers and marquee hire to florist and planners or work with the Barnsdale team and their list of trusted vendors. There are facilities for live bands onsite, plenty of parking for guests, and the venue is easily accessible.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Corkage option
Private catering allowed

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Leanne H. Sent on 08/08/2023
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Incredible :)

Charlotte and the team at Barnsdale Gardens were amazing. The venue is absolutely stunning no matter the season or the weather. Our pictures were beautiful. Charlotte made lots of special arrangements for us on the day and was very efficient and calm - which is just what we needed.
Amanda D. Sent on 14/12/2023
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Fabulous, everything we could’ve wished for!

Charlotte and her team were fabulous. The gardens were beautiful and even it’d it had been raining it would’ve still been perfect. The food was excellent and the whole day was everything we could’ve wished for and more. And that was thanks to Barnsdale being so flexible and accommodating. Heart felt thanks was given to all who work there who made our day super special .
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Barnsdale Ave, Exton LE15 8AH Oakham (Rutland)
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