Bestwood Lodge

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Bestwood Country Park Arnold Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG5 8NE
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About Bestwood Lodge

Bestwood Country Park, Arnold
Nottinghamshire, NG5 8NE

Bestwood Lodge is steeped in history and set in the magnificent acres of rambling parkland known as Bestwood Country Park. First mentioned in the Domesday Book, Bestwood Lodge was the preserve of King Henry I as a site for royal hunting. In 1683 King Charles II granted Bestwood Lodge to his son, the Duke of St Albans whose mother was the infamous Nell Gwynn. The Lodge, with its many unique features was designed in the Gothic style and completed in 1863.

At Bestwood Lodge you can be confident that planning for your special day will be handled in a friendly and positive manner by our dedicated wedding team.

In order to create your perfect day, we offer a number of versatile options, you can do as much or as little as you wish. We cater for all types of weddings, from sit down meals to buffets, lavish or informal. Your day can be tailored especially for you.

The Ballroom has a beautiful, early Victorian character interior. With high ceilings and large, elegantly draped windows, it is the perfect setting for your wedding and boasts incredible views over the beautiful parkland. The large terrace, which overlooks the country park, is an ideal setting for reception drinks and those all-important wedding photographs.

The Parkside Restaurant With its charming décor, unique hand painted ceiling and Gothic arches, the restaurant imbues a warm and elegant atmosphere. The Foyer Bar with its oak panelled walls and grand open log fire is ideal for receiving your guests.

The Gothic Chapel, with its oak panelled walls, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and an enchanting minstrels’ gallery, is a unique venue for a civil ceremony or an intimate wedding reception.

• All inclusive weddings for up to 150, bespoke options available • Stunning Victorian country house and chapel with a unique Royal history • Romantic setting, perfect for photos • Licensed for civil ceremonies • Plenty of parking onsite • Dedicated wedding planner

Facilities at Bestwood Lodge

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Woodland and Festival
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Bestwood Lodge Reviews (13)

30.04.19 Feedback
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By Wallis Lowe, on 01 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

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

Wedding Feedback
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By Mr and Mrs Walters, on 12 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Feb 2019

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

Review 2018
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By Mae Morton, on 07 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 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.

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By Mr and Mrs Swan, on 18 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

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

Bride and Groom Feedback
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By Mr and Mrs Farnsworth, on 04 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

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

Wedding Feedback Mr and Mrs Heavens
Venue Service

By Bestwood Lodge Hotel, on 14 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Nov 2017

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.

Wedding Feedback Mr and Mrs Stone
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By Bestwood Lodge Hotel, on 14 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

Everything ran perfectly and really smoothly. Tanya was brilliant she couldn't do more for us.

Mr and Mrs Martin
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By Bestwood Lodge Hotel, on 10 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Oct 2017

Firstly, thank you and your staff for all your attention - our two aims for the day were a) we would get married and 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.

Mr and Mrs Foster Wedding Feedback
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By Bestwood Lodge Hotel, on 14 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

Timings and set up was great.The group of people who served our food, marvelous job, everyone had hot food and liked it.

Mr and Mrs Smith Wedding Feedback
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By Bestwood Lodge Hotel, on 14 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

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.

Accomadation not as we were promised
Venue Service

By Jayne, on 13 Apr 2013

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 !

It was just perfect!
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By Mariah, on 28 Sep 2012

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!!!

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