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Last update: November 2023

Bestwood Lodge is a beautiful Nottinghamshire wedding venue. What was formerly a Victorian lodge is now the venue of dreams, perfect for a grand celebration or an intimate occasion. Nestled in the Bestwood Country Park, this setting is defined by roaming acres of land and gorgeous tall woodland features. Historically referenced as a hunting preserve of King Henry I, this location is traditional and timeless. Since the Lodge’s completion in 1863, its gothic style and rustic feel have delighted guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Bestwood Lodge offers the use of its gorgeous function spaces to bring your wedding vision to life. With room for up to 150 guests, you can host the event of your dreams at this beautiful location. At the Foyer Bar, you can welcome your guests with bubbly beverages as they warm up by the open-log fire. The Gothic Chapel is perfect for a civil ceremony or wedding reception. Exposed beams and oak panelling define the room, creating a dreamy aura. The Ballroom has an authentically romantic ambience, characterised by its early Victorian-style interiors. You’ll revel in the high ceilings and large windows, creating an airy and light space. Boasting incredible views of the surrounding grounds, it is the perfect place to celebrate in style. The large terrace is a picture-perfect location, offering itself as the backdrop to your reception drinks. Here, you can toast your nuptials with your loved ones. The Parkside Restaurant is an exquisite dining experience with charming decor and delicious dishes.

Services Offered

The team at Bestwood Lodge offers bespoke services for weddings. They are passionate about creating unique experiences at this elegant location and will work closely with you to tailor the day to your liking. The friendly and cheerful staff will be on hand to ensure every last detail is perfect.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Stately home
Woodland and festival
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Hayley F. Sent on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

bestwood lodge

Thank you stephen and the gang for making us feel so at home ,& welcome for our 2 night wedding stay.
Food & atmosphere was the best, we coudnt have wished for a better day from start to finish.
Wallis Sent on 01/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

30.04.19 Feedback

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our perfect wedding day I was truly amazing and all the staff were lovely and helpful xx
Anonymous Sent on 12/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feedback

We just wanted to say a big thank you for our amazing day, all the staff were amazing and the food was heavenly.

The rooms were beautiful, the decorations were spectacular and the DJ rocked. Even when the wind brought a tree down you had everything in hand, the day ran so smoothly and for us it was completely stress free.

Thank you for making our day one that we will remember not only for our wedding but surprising our daughter with a cake for her 13th.

We will definitely recommend your hotel to anyone that would like to hold and event for any reason.

We’ve attached some photos that our guests took and when we have access to the other photos we’ll send you some more.

With the most sincere thanks

Mr & Mrs Walters
Mae Sent on 07/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Review 2018

I got married here on 22nd December 2018. Myself and the wedding party stayed the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. All of our rooms were lovely and I had a complimentary upgrade which was a nice touch, the breakfast too was delicious. All the way through the planning of our wedding we were treated incredibly well and all members of staff were friendly and approachable. I would like to take the time to specifically mention Jodie who helped me organise the day all the way through, nothing was too much trouble. Stephen, Simon and Tanya – you are all lovely people and made sure the day went so smoothly – thank you. The bar staff at night time too!! Our day was perfect and you all played a part in that. I would highly recommend having your wedding at Bestwood Lodge as the ‘All Inclusive’ aspect took so much stress out of the planning. The day was incredible and the photographs we have of the spectacular views and the hotel itself are just perfect. Will definitely be coming here as much as we can, the food is lovely. Don’t expect a super modern hotel, with its Victorian feel and beautiful grounds this hotel is so much more and the most perfectly romantic place to get married. Just wish we could do it all again. Thank you again to all at Bestwood Lodge.
Anonymous Sent on 18/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating


We both had the most amazing time at the hotel.
The wedding reception was everything we wanted it to be. All the guests were very impressed with the food, the facilities, the staff.
My Husband was speechless when he saw our room for the night. I knew he’d like it.
The day just went so smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you.
We will definitely come back and have some celebratory days at the hotel. Very happy memories.
Thank you so much Jodie
Anonymous Sent on 04/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Bride and Groom Feedback

Hiya chris and Kirsty here. We held our wedding reception with you on Saturday. We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us. Our day was perfect from starting planning to the very end of the night between Stephen, Jodie, Simon and Pauline our whole experience will generally be a day and time to remember and we will cherish our memories with you. You went above and beyond on our day to make sure it was perfect. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Bestwood Sent on 14/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feedback Mr and Mrs Heavens

Everyone involved was polite and made the day very special especially the co ordinator who ensured the day went smoothly . Centre pieces and sashes were beautiful. Food was enjoyed by all, no complaints.
Bestwood Sent on 14/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Feedback Mr and Mrs Stone

Everything ran perfectly and really smoothly. Tanya was brilliant she couldn't do more for us.
Bestwood Sent on 10/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Martin

Firstly, thank you and your staff for all your attention - our two aims for the day were
a) we would get married
b) our guests would have a good time
Think we succeeded on both counts!
The feedback we've had from our guests has been nothing but positive - they all had a great time, and look back with much fondness for the event. The catering was great, and in the right quantities. And thanks for arranging the punchbowls - that seemed to go down really well.
Bestwood Sent on 14/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Foster Wedding Feedback

Timings and set up was great.The group of people who served our food, marvelous job, everyone had hot food and liked it.
Bestwood Sent on 14/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Smith Wedding Feedback

Everything was absolutely perfect we couldn't have asked for the day to have gone any better, everyone had a great time and most importantly Hannah and myself did too. All timings and the whole set up of the day were perfect and exactly what we wanted.
To be honest we really couldn't think of anything to suggest to improve the day the whole team on the day executed everything perfectly.
We both felt we would like to give a special thanks to Tanya as she was excellent all day she made everything happen as we wanted, another mention to Ben the dj everyone had a great evening, Jodie for being so great at responding and sorting out all our final details quickly and efficiently and a massive thank you to whole team on the day all the bar staff all the waiters and waitresses did a great job.
Jayne Sent on 13/04/2013
5 out of 5 rating

Accomadation not as we were promised

Couldn't fault the venue, food or service but we were told we were getting a certain room overlooking the gardens where our guests would be in the evening. Then a lager party obviously booked & the rooms we booked for parent were then changed to single rooms with 2 pillows , son was dumped in a attic type room & the bridesmaids room was not available , she had a taxi home. We left the next morning without saying a word !
Mariah Sent on 28/09/2012
5 out of 5 rating

It was just perfect!

I'd like to thank you all for making my wedding the most wonderful and special day of my life!
T was just perfect!
Thank you!!!
Sarah Sent on 19/09/2012
5 out of 5 rating

you were fantastic what an amazing day

You were all fantastic and our day was just excellent. Firstly, thank you for all of your help in the planning of the day and your patience.
Secondly, nothing was to much trouble on the day.
You are all brill!
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Bestwood Country Park NG5 8NE Nottingham (Nottinghamshire)
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