Busbridge Lakes

(20 reviews) 20 5
Hambledon Road Godalming Surrey GU8 4AY
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About Busbridge Lakes

Hambledon Road, Godalming
Surrey, GU8 4AY

Busbridge Lakes is a truly unique and exclusive family run marquee venue in Surrey. This reception only wedding venue, 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, 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.

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, 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.

We only hold a few weddings receptions each year to ensure your day is not one of many. Our venue is available to hire from mid. April to the end of October only. For over 200 guests we can offer a combined venue option - please enquire.

To find out how Busbridge Lakes could play host to your dream wedding 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

Facilities at Busbridge Lakes

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Asian Wedding
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
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
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Allows fire ceremony

Busbridge Lakes Reviews (20)

It is not just the literally stunning venue
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By Maya & Gus, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2019

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.

We fell in love with it on our very first visit
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By Loren & Fergus, on 21 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2019

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!

Highly recommend this incredibly beautiful venue
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By Rowanne, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

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!

... so welcoming & helpful
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By Natalie & Alex, on 21 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

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.

Not your run of the mill wedding venue that churns
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By Alex, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

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 !

It was purely magnificent, location is stunning
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By Lee, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

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!

They were always so friendly
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By Tamara & Nick, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

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.

They did so much for us & really made our day
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By Caroline & Alex, on 28 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

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.

It is a beautiful awe inspiring location
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By Laura & Tom, on 03 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

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.

to say it was perfect would be an understatement!
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By Matt, on 14 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

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.

what a lovely, in fact beautiful setting
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By Malcolm Greenaway, on 25 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

Many of our guests remarked on what a lovely, in fact beautiful setting it was to celebrate my daughters wedding; it was wonderful. My family all support efforts to conserve both our nature and wild life and recognise its importance for many reasons. I've been a volunteer at WWT Slimbridge for 7 years so have some insight to the work that plays such a vital role in our future. Keep up your good work. Your staff on the day did a super job. They were friendly and helpful and did things with a smile.

We fell in love with your venue
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By Irina & Malcolm, on 20 May 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2018

We fell in love with your venue from the moment we arrived to see it. It is glorious and lived up to all our expectations despite the weather. Of course, the venue was only part of the day, and all the hard work from your team supporting us as we set up, and working in the background throughout our day, was fantastic. Thank you for organising the cherry blossom and bluebells especially for Irina. Finally please thank the peacocks for cheering us on and appropriate parts the ceremony.

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