Busbridge Lakes

Hambledon Road, Godalming (Surrey) GU8 4AY Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £2850
Number of guests 2 to 250
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About Busbridge Lakes

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
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Busbridge Lakes - Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn
Busbridge Lakes - Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn
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Busbridge Lakes
Canal Lake venue - view from the stone bidge of a Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy Sarah Williams...
Canal Lake venue - view from the stone bidge of a Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy Sarah Williams...
Canal Lake venue - Reception lawn by the Coach House - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Reception lawn by the Coach House - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Confetti line on the reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Confetti line on the reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Fly Camera Action
Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Fly Camera Action
The steps to the Coach House - courtesy of Stone Photos
The steps to the Coach House - courtesy of Stone Photos
Canal Lake venue - Traditional pole marquee on the main lawn - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
Canal Lake venue - Traditional pole marquee on the main lawn - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
Canal Lake venue - Clear span marquee on the main lawn
Canal Lake venue - Clear span marquee on the main lawn
Springtime - courtesy of Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography
Springtime - courtesy of Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography
The stone bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Stone Photos
The stone bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Stone Photos
Canal Lake venue - Lakeside stroll - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Lakeside stroll - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The Doric temple - courtesy of Hermione McCosh Photography
The Doric temple - courtesy of Hermione McCosh Photography
Canal Lake venue - Ceremony Chinese hat - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
Canal Lake venue - Ceremony Chinese hat - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
The Coach House overlooking the Canal Lake
The Coach House overlooking the Canal Lake
A stroll to the Doric Temple - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
A stroll to the Doric Temple - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
A stop over at the C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
A stop over at the C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Bridesmaids by the Canal Lake - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Bridesmaids by the Canal Lake - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Moriarty band on the reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Moriarty band on the reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Dancing & dining in a clear span marquee - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Dancing & dining in a clear span marquee - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Black swan with cygnets - courtesy of Diana Grant
Black swan with cygnets - courtesy of Diana Grant
Tipi minimalistic style - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Tipi minimalistic style - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Tipi elaborate style - courtesy of Cherfold Flowers
Tipi elaborate style - courtesy of Cherfold Flowers
A lakeside stroll - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
A lakeside stroll - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
Bridesmaid on the stone bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
Bridesmaid on the stone bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Modern Vintage Weddings
Tipi dance style - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Tipi dance style - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The Coach House - courtesy of Adam Hope
The Coach House - courtesy of Adam Hope
Speech time in a Tipi - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Speech time in a Tipi - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Pre-wedding breakfast fun - Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Pre-wedding breakfast fun - Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Steps to the Reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Steps to the Reception lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Stone Photos
The C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Stone Photos
East African Crowned Cranes - courtesy of Andrew Dorrington
East African Crowned Cranes - courtesy of Andrew Dorrington
Cherry blossom - courtesy of Sarah Westbrook Photography
Cherry blossom - courtesy of Sarah Westbrook Photography
Some pre-dancing music ideas - courtesy of various [please enquire]
Some pre-dancing music ideas - courtesy of various [please enquire]
Canal Lake venue - Reception lawn by the Coach House - courtesy of Sarah Williams Photography
Canal Lake venue - Reception lawn by the Coach House - courtesy of Sarah Williams Photography
Canal Lake venue - Outside decor - courtesy of Aimee Lipinski
Canal Lake venue - Outside decor - courtesy of Aimee Lipinski
Canal Lake venue - Lake lighting
Canal Lake venue - Lake lighting
On the way to the Doric Temple - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
On the way to the Doric Temple - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
A family moment - clear span marquee interior - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
A family moment - clear span marquee interior - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - Lakeside ceremony
Canal Lake venue - Lakeside ceremony
Black Swans - courtesy of Lindsay Dobson
Black Swans - courtesy of Lindsay Dobson
The Bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The Bridge over the Canal Lake - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Foliage theme inside a clear span marquee - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Foliage theme inside a clear span marquee - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The Coach House arch - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
The Coach House arch - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Busbridge Lakes in Autumn
Busbridge Lakes in Autumn
The Coach House courtyard
The Coach House courtyard
Our own Toastmaster - courtesy of Lindsay Dobson
Our own Toastmaster - courtesy of Lindsay Dobson
Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy of Fiona Kelly Photography
Sunset over the Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
Sunset over the Canal Lake venue - courtesy of Divine Day Photography
The C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography
The C18 Hermit's cave - courtesy of Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography
Busbridge Lakes - Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn
Busbridge Lakes - Canal Lake venue - 3 hat Tipi on the main lawn
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Busbridge Lakes
Canal Lake venue - view from the stone bidge of a Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy Sarah Williams...
Canal Lake venue - view from the stone bidge of a Tipi on the main lawn - courtesy Sarah Williams...

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Reviews for Busbridge Lakes

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Maya & Gus · Married on 14/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 03/10/2019
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    Loren & Fergus · Married on 07/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 21/10/2019
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    Rowanne · Married on 31/08/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 03/10/2019

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Busbridge Lakes FAQ

  • 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
  • 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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