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Busbridge Lakes

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Menus from £3,650
2 to 300 Guests

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Menus from £3,650
2 to 300 Guests

Busbridge Lakes is a truly unique and exclusive family run marquee venue in Surrey. Set in the grounds of a 2A Heritage garden with three lakes, and home to one of the largest collections of water birds in the country, Busbridge Lakes is the perfect setting for what is sure to be the perfect day.

In a world of its own, yet only 40 miles from Central London, Busbridge Lakes offers you the best of both worlds on your wedding day.

As an outdoor marquee location, the venues are only available for exclusive hire from mid. April until mid. October.

Picture your reception marquee in the stunning location of the main lawn of this Heritage garden, overlooking the Canal Lake’s stone bridge with a vista of the Doric Temple in the distance, all to a backdrop of the old coach house with its elegant clock tower surrounded by magnificent old specimen trees.

We understand each wedding is different, with couples wanting to use their experiences, vision and individuality to create a unique celebration. Available for a select number of dates each year between mid. April until mid. October, Busbridge Lakes offers the flexibility of an open canvas venue with the added support of the family, on-site team, and a variety of carefully vetted wedding suppliers for you to use! By limiting the number of weddings we host each year, we can allow each wedding to unfold in a natural, relaxed environment – giving you the wedding reception you deserve.

As your guests marvel at the views, the home to one of the largest collections of water birds in the country, with cranes and peafowl gracing the lawns, imagine wandering off to take advantage of some truly unique photo locations including a C18 Hermit's cave, a Doric Temple and a rustic stone bridge spanning the lake.

The primary venue for weddings is the Canal Lake venue, with marquees or tipis of your choice accommodating up to 200 guests - for larger numbers of up to 300 guests we can offer an expanded or combined venue options and other areas in the grounds as a tailored package - please enquire.

To find out how Busbridge Lakes could play host to your dream wedding rceremony (non civil) and reception, please contact us!

  • Set in the grounds of a 2A Heritage Garden with a secluded bird sanctuary on-site
  • Three hidden lakes in the hidden valley - ideal for your wedding photos
  • Family run team will be on-hand to assist with the planning in any way you need
  • You will have exclusive use of these unique surroundings for your wedding reception
  • Ample space for an extravagant celebration!
  • List of recommended suppliers provided
  • Award winning - Voted winner "Best Pop-up Wedding venue 2020" in UK Wedding Awards & winner "Best UK Waterside Wedding Venue" in Guides for Brides Customer service awards 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted

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    Amy H. Married on 11/09/2021
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    It is a stunning venue with lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery

    We got married at Busbridge Lakes in September and had the most incredible day. It is a stunning venue with lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Bill and his team went over and above to help us plan the day and ensure it ran smoothly. We would highly recommend Busbridge to anyone looking for a beautiful setting for their wedding or event.
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    Bea O. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Our day was magical - we couldn’t have hoped for anything more perfect

    A huge thank you from the two of us, not only for hosting our wedding at your most beautiful home, but also to your fantastic team for everything that was done on the day & the build up to it.

    Our day was magical - we couldn’t have hoped for anything more perfect & to have it at Busbridge Lakes was just very special.

    Thank you all so much and we look forward to visiting you all again in the not too distant future.
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    Krystal Married on 31/07/2021
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    So many people told us it was the most beautiful place for a wedding they’d been to

    We just wanted to say an enormous thank you again for all of your help leading up to Saturday and on the day itself.

    You were brilliant and thought of every detail. We knew we were in safe hands with you from our first meeting and you went above and beyond to help us out on the day. Your team were great too.

    The setting was stunning and absolutely perfect. So many people told us it was the most beautiful place for a wedding they’d been to.
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    Sam D. Married on 17/07/2021
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    Stunning wedding venue

    We could not recommend Busbridge Lakes enough as a wedding venue. The location was stunning, we fell in love with it immediately, and the day couldn't not have been better. Bill was incredibly supportive and thorough from day 1. With COVID restrictions constantly changing he worked incredibly hard to ensure we understood what we could and couldn't do, but to ensure we still had the day we wanted, and his hard work paid off. Thank you Bill and Fleur for making our wedding the day we dreamed of.
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    Jeevan P. Married on 30/06/2019
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    The perfect location for our dream Hindu wedding

    The prospect of having to plan a traditional Hindu wedding and reception with 300+ guests was intimidating to say the least. However, Bill and his team were simply fantastic.

    As per Hindu tradition, asking permission from the different elements in nature when you get married is of utmost importance. From the moment we were introduced to Busbridge Lakes we knew our marriage we would be supported by the powers that be. There is a wonderful feeling of calmness, peace and tranquillity the moment you enter the grounds that fills you with immense positivity.

    Busbridge lakes gave us an opportunity to open up our imaginations as it is a blank canvas. Bill was pivotal in the success of our day with his meticulous planning, management and ‘can do’ attitude. He knows the grounds like the back of his hand and this was crucial to a smooth running of the day.

    Our guests, friends and family thoroughly enjoyed this auspicious occasion mainly because they were surrounded by nature. Some even went back for a visit and ALL are still talking about how wonderful the wedding was!

    We feel so grateful and privileged that were able to host our special day at Busbridge Lakes. Getting married under the cedar tree will forever be etched in our hearts.

    Thank you so much. Jeevan and Natasha
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    Maya Married on 14/09/2019
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    It is not just the literally stunning venue

    We got married at Busbridge Lakes in September 2019. Weather cracking and what a day. Couldn't recommend Busbridge Lakes or Bill any more. It's not just the stunning (literally stunning) venue. It's the logistics and smooth running of the day that made it so amazing for us and our guests. Bill has years of experience, knows all the right suppliers and will help you make the right logistical decisions so the day is perfect. Feedback from all our guests has been outstanding and I wish we could do it all over again. Thanks Busbridge Lakes team. 5 star.
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    Loren Married on 07/09/2019
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    We fell in love with it on our very first visit

    We got married in September 2019 and chose Busbridge Lakes as our reception venue. We fell in love with it on our very first visit and knew straight away it was the place for our big day. The surroundings are stunning and it’s so well looked after by Bill and his team. More importantly it’s a blank canvas so we knew we’d have the flexibility to make the day into exactly what we wanted. We had the most magical day, everything we had dreamt of, but it was not just the location that made our day wonderful, it was also Bill, the owner. Bill helped with the smooth running of the day and was extremely helpful with guidance in the running up to the wedding with suppliers, recommendations etc. Bill is very knowledgeable when it comes to wedding planning and it put our minds at ease when arranging a blank canvas wedding. We wish we could do it all over again! Our guests were very complimentary of the venue and commented how amazing it was compared to other venues they had been to. We have noticed that many of our friends have now used the backdrop of the lakes as their social media photos! Huge thanks to Bill and his team for giving us the best day we could have ever imagined, making it very memorable. Busbridge Lakes will always be very special to us. We look forward to returning in years to come!
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    Rowanne Married on 31/08/2019
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    Highly recommend this incredibly beautiful venue

    I would highly recommend this incredibly beautiful wedding venue. Not only is the venue beautifully stunning and picturesque, the owners are absolutely fantastic and do everything they can to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible and completely stress free!

    Myself and my husband had the best wedding we could have possibly dreamed of!
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    Natalie Married on 10/08/2019
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    ... so welcoming & helpful

    We had our wedding at Busbridge Lakes earlier this year (Aug 2019) and it was the most wonderful experience. It is such a beautiful place and feels so exclusive and special. Bill and Fleur were so welcoming and helpful from the moment we first visited - and our day would not have run as smoothly without Bill's advice and experience.
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    Alex Married on 03/08/2019
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    Not your run of the mill wedding venue that churns

    Beautiful Venue – wedding

    My wife and I married here in August. We found the venue by chance after searching for somewhere which felt a little different and unique. After our initial visit we were sold, despite the torrential rain at the time. An enchanted garden, hidden out of sight.

    Bill was great in the process, very helpful and good to have a steer on local suppliers for the day. He could not have done more to make things run more smoothly. Busbridge Lakes is not your run of the mill wedding venue that churns out weddings, which helps make everything more personal. It was great to see peoples expressions as they entered through the archway into the enclosure for the first time.

    Robyn arranged the catering which was sensational - we could not have asked for better food nor a nicer person to help us. We are still receiving compliments for the food and expect we will continue to do so for some time.

    No corkage - great !
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    Lee Married on 20/07/2019
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    It was purely magnificent, location is stunning

    My wife and I got married at Busbridge lakes and it was purely magnificent. The location is stunning and we had many guest compliments us on our choice of venue. Bill the owner made the planning and organising easy and he considered everything when it came to our big day. Thanks Bill!
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    Tamara Married on 06/07/2019
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    They were always so friendly

    Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding day was, and Bill’s team at Busbridge Lakes were largely responsible for how smooth, beautiful and organised the day was. It was the perfect venue for our special day. Bill and all the staff were brilliant all day and night. Throughout the whole process, Bill put us at ease and went above and beyond for us. They responded to our emails/answered any questions we had within hours and not only were they brilliant on the day, but also during the lead up. They were always so friendly but most importantly down to earth - making us feel so welcome. Busbridge Lakes is absolutely B-E-A-UTIFUL. We loved it from the moment we walked in and we fell in love with it even more on the day. It looked incredible and all our guests were full of compliments about how beautiful and homely it was! We couldn't have wished for a better day. Once again, thank you so much for making our wedding so special Bill and Busbridge Lakes Team.
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    Caroline Married on 08/06/2019
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    They did so much for us & really made our day

    Busbridge Lakes has always been a favourite for family picnics and could not have been a better wedding venue. It really had the wow factor with the birds and beautiful surroundings. Both us and our guests had the most brilliant day made possible by Bill and his team! They did so much for us and really made our day special.
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    Laura Married on 01/06/2019
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    It is a beautiful awe inspiring location

    We got married earlier this year in June (2019) and had our reception at Busbridge Lakes . It is a beautiful awe-inspiring location where you will feel the wonder and tranquillity of nature. The setting was perfect for us and there is so much nature to explore! The pictures on their website really do ring true. The owners Bill and his mum are wonderful people, very friendly and helpful. They were around to assist and have great communication. Thanks again! And thanks to your team of onsite staff for making our day run smoothly! We would love to come back to visit in non-wedding scenario to explore the grounds and see the many birds. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an outdoor wedding venue.
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    Matt Married on 15/09/2018
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    to say it was perfect would be an understatement!

    Busbridge Lakes is a truly magnificent place. Me and my partner were lucky enough to have the opportunity to use the venue for our weekend and to say it was perfect would be an understatement!

    The whole day, the setting, the wildlife and the fantastic support by Bill meant we couldn't ask for anything more.

    Fully recommended and we will be back to visit for many years to come.

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