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Busbridge Lakes

Godalming, Surrey View map Visit website
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Menus from £4,450
2 to 300 Guests

About

Busbridge Lakes is a unique family-run marquee wedding venue set in a world of its own in the outstanding Surrey countryside. Nestled on the grounds of a 2A Heritage garden and home to one of the largest collections of water birds in the country, this rural setting is a tranquil oasis of glistening waters, formal lawns, and lush woodland. Surrounded by three lakes and only a 80-minute drive from central London, this pristine location offers you the best of both worlds on your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

At Busbridge Lakes, a treasure trove of awe-inspiring scenery awaits your marquee wedding, all from the comfort of the stunning main lawn. Here, guests can soak in the views overlooking the Canal Lake's stone bridge with a vista of the Doric Temple in the distance. Meanwhile, the old coach house with its elegant clock tower adds a majestic backdrop enhanced by old specimen trees. Within this bird sanctuary in its hidden valley you can reconnect with nature with the various waterbirds who grace the grounds. This distinctly rural environment offers a wondrous selection of photo locations, including the Hermit's cave.

The Canal Lake venue is the primary wedding venue, able to accommodate a marquee or tipi for up to 180 guests. Larger weddings of up to 300 guests can be accommodated on a limited basis each year through the combined venue option with the Cedar Tree venue, overlooking the Bottom lake. Each space includes a separate lakeside ceremony lawn, where you can hold a blessing, Celebrant, Humanist, other faith or non-faith orientated ceremony.

Services Offered

Busbridge Lakes offers all the flexibility of an open canvas venue with the added support of the on-site family team. Carefully vetted catering and marquee wedding suppliers, who are fully qualified to work within the bird sanctuary, offer a wide range of choice of culinary options, marquee styles to suit many tastes and budgets. This outdoor venue is available for selected dates between mid-April and mid-October to best take advantage of the beautiful weather. By limiting the number of events they host each year, the team can allow each wedding to unfold in a natural, relaxed environment.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
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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    Sophie H. Married on 16/07/2022
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    I cannot recommend Busbridge Lakes enough

    From the moment we first visited Busbridge Lakes it became clear what an amazing, breath taking & magical venue it is.

    From the first day of planning to the last minute of our wedding day, Bill and his team went above and beyond to ensure we had the exact day that we wanted – he helped provide invaluable guidance when we shared ideas of how we wanted to personalise our day and played a vital role in co-ordinating all suppliers and associated logistics.

    Our big day could not have gone any better and all of our guests haven’t stopped saying how amazing the venue and day was.

    I cannot recommend Busbridge Lakes enough, thank you Bill for you invaluable support and providing us with the perfect wedding day.
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    Hannah Married on 18/06/2022
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    We got married at Busbridge Lakes this summer and had the most amazing day

    We got married at Busbridge Lakes this summer and had the most amazing day – expertly facilitated by Bill and his team. Busbridge Lakes is absolutely beautiful, and as a blank canvas venue it meant that we could tailor the whole day to what we wanted. Bill’s help and support from our very first meeting with him was invaluable. His knowledge and advice helped us to create the perfect day, and made the experience of putting together a wedding much less daunting. We can’t thank Bill and his team enough – Busbridge Lakes is a really special venue, and we and all our guests had a wonderful day!
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    Simon B. Married on 11/06/2022
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    A stunning wedding!

    A stunning venue, an absolutely beautiful setting. We could not have had a better day, so many lovely comments from all our guests it was a really wonderful setting and venue to share our special day with friends and family. We cant thank Bill enough for all his help in putting our wedding day together.
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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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    Kapilan V. Married on 20/08/2021
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    The who weekend was absolutely perfect!

    Just to say a big thank you for helping us create the wedding we envisioned at your incredibly beautiful venue. The who weekend was absolutely perfect!

    We really appreciate your support with our vendors and your organisation of both events

    Please give out love to your mum – it was lovely to meet her!

    Hope to visit Busbridge Lakes again soon
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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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    Carla J. Married on 01/08/2020
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    Wonderful day and brilliant experience

    We got married at Busbridge Lakes in June and couldn’t recommend it enough. The location is stunning and very peaceful, guests loved seeing the beautiful water birds strolling around throughout the day. Bill and the team were extremely organised, great with communication and couldn’t have been more helpful, particularly as it had to be rescheduled due to the covid restrictions.
    We’ll have wonderful memories of getting married here and are so glad that we chose Busbridge!
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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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