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Mayday Retreats is a unique outdoor wedding venue located in Bourne, in England's Lincolnshire region. This rural property is perfect for couples who feel most at home outdoors and need plenty of space to hold their festivities. Luxury wedding marquees provide couples with cover from the elements while creating a magical space beneath the stars to make their own.

Facilities and Capacity

Upon arrival at Mayday Retreats, you and your guests will have exclusive access to the grounds. The venue accommodates gatherings of 30 to 200 people, allowing you plenty of flexibility with your guest list. The lush and manicured lawns are nestled between miles of farmland and create a serene space to laugh, enjoy a delicious meal, and be merry. After a beautiful evening, you and your guests can retire to your on-site glamping tents, just a stone's throw from the festivities. If you love showing off your style, you'll enjoy designing each marquee and glamping tent to your liking.

Services Offered

Mayday Retreats aims to simplify your planning and provides access to their preferred catering and bar services, although they welcome outside vendors. Before the big day, they will help you fine-tune your plans, securing marquees, dance floors, and the perfect MC to lead your event. They are also happy to provide day-of coordination to keep things running smoothly. Although Mayday Retreats is not licensed for the legal aspect of your ceremony, couples are welcome to visit the register's office nearby before saying 'I do' at the venue. Nature-loving couples also have the chance to plant a tree or wildflowers, adding to the magic of this special day.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Lorraine Sent on 01/09/2023
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Wedding July 2023

We knew we wanted our wedding to be a full outdoor glamping event & after meeting Lisa we knew we’d found our perfect location. Lisa is so laid back yet organised & accommodating..
Typical British weather we were up against the elements but Lisa @ the team had it all on hand .
Wouldn’t of changed anything
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Nicole Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect chill outdoor festival vibes

From our very first meeting with Lisa we knew this was the venue for us. When we told her all the ideas we had for our big day nothing was too much trouble and she was more than accomodating with it all right down to letting our guests toast s'mores on the fire pit as an evening dessert. She was a real pleasure to work with and no matter what time of day I emailed she'd respond almost instantly giving real peace of mind thar we were being looked after.

A big selling point for us was the blank canvas of it all and we could really make the space our own. The bridal tent for getting ready was magnificent and is so much larger than expected, the bed was a much needed comfort after being on my feet all day.

We wanted a very naturalistic vibe for our wedding so being told that having our ceremony and reception at Mayday Retreats meant we could plant a tree in the grounds was fantastic and felt like we were giving back to nature, particularly as we'd opted to have a hand fasting as our ceremony. This combined with haybales for guests to sit on and being allowed to provide our own toasting mead for the occasion helped to create the natural vibe we'd always hoped for. With such a varied landscape including trees and wildflower patches it also allowed for some truely spectacular photos to be captured.

We also opted for Mayday Retreats to provide a hog roast and sides for our meal. The hog was the most succulent i have ever tasted and the sides were so well thought out. There was no going hungry either as the pig was so large we had plenty for guests to have seconds and even take some home. Even the vegetarian, lactose free and gluten free option of a tart were wonderful with guests that selected this being highly complimentary.

Having the option for guests to camp overnight was also a welcome option with them being able to select from bell tents or bringing their own tent to pitch up. It meant driving home for people was no worry and after the main festivities had wrapped up people could chill by the fire with us before retiring to their tents.

We really wanted a wedding that moved away from tradition where guests could gravitate to their own preferred areas and Mayday Retreats really came through with this. Walking about on the day some guests spent time in the marquee and with the disco, while others stayed outside chatting on the hay or playing on the bouncy castle. There was even plenty of room in the main marquee for a photobooth and candy cart alongside seating for 80 and a dance floor. The main comment from guests on the day was they loved the laid back festival vibe of the day and that it summed us up as a couple perfectly.

I highly recommend choosing this venue for the perfect outdoor venue where your ideas are made a reality.

Thank you again for making our day special
Nicole & Kay
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Hayley C. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Absolutely amazing team who took all our stress away and gave us the most amazing day. I couldn’t recommend MayDay Retreats enough. We had our wedding here 3 weeks ago and Lisa and her team were truly amazing. All of guests commented on what a beautiful wedding it was and how personal it felt. Food was amazing, staff were incredible and we would of happily of spent double the amount of actually did which we did.
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