Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park

(236 reviews) 236 4.98
Ollerton Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9DG
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About Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park

Ollerton, Newark
Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DG

Located in Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey is a beautiful country park, during all seasons. The 12th century ruins, parkland, woods, formal gardens and lake offer tremendous photographic opportunities. Within the park lies Rufford Mill, which was once a corn mill for the Rufford Abbey estate. 

The Talbot Suite

A beautiful canvas for any wedding or civil ceremony. Located on the first floor of Rufford Mill, the venue will accommodate up to 80 day guests seated banquet style and 150 guest seated theatre syle.  The maximum capacity for the evening is 150 guests. 

The Markham Suite

An additional function room on the ground floor of Rufford Mill offers you a secondary area where you and your guest can retreat to during the evening of your special day.  The space will also allow you to accommodate an additional 100 guests.  This room can be added on to your package! 

The venue holds a civil ceremony licence meaning you can spend the whole of your special day in one, magnificent place, so you can relax and enjoy the day. We have tailored our wedding packages to cater for every budget and style, whilst still including everything needed to begin building each piece of your dream day. Choose from:

-Honour Package (£6,000) including everything you could imagine, available on Saturdays from April to September and on Bank Holidays. (discounted to £6,500 for Friday and Sunday) 

-Afternoon Tea Package (£3,750) is a treat, for weddings on a Saturday from April - September (discounted to £3,500 for Friday and Sunday) 

- Love Package (£3,500) Seven days a week from October - March. 

To find out more about these packages please either request a brochure, contact us by phone/email or follow the link to our website. Please note that the pricing of the packages is intended as a guide and we are more than happy to discuss your specific requirements or even work with you to build your own package. 

Our dedicated, award winning, wedding coordinators and hospitality team have a genuine interest in making your day the best it can possibly be, ensuring every detail is noted. We host weddings seven days a week but will ensure only one wedding a day, so that our attention and best interest, is solely on your special day. All food is freshly prepared within our kitchen by our talented chefs catering for all occasions whether it be a rustic, traditional carvery, afternoon tea or a spectacular five course meal.

We would be more than happy to hear about your plans or of any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us to book a viewing with one of our wedding coordinators.

All photography by John Price Photography 

• Fantastic photo opportunities, with scenic Rufford Abbey Country Park as your backdrop • Grade II listed Rufford Mill, dating from 1750, as your wedding venue • Dedicated team of wedding coordinators to ensure your day goes just as you planned • Chefs cook all your food at Rufford Mill, to your specification • Only 1 wedding per day, with all our focus on making your day special • VAT, linen hire, bar staff etc. included in our pricing

Facilities at Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park Reviews (236)

Amazing wedding
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By Georgina and Natalie, on 01 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2018

Thank you to the team at Rufford so much for all your efforts, you made our wedding day amazing.

The happiest husband and wife in the world
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By Mr & Mrs Proud, on 23 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

To Michelle, Lorraine, Joanne and all the incredible staff at Rufford Mill. Where do we even start? How can we start to say thank you for the best day of our lives? We are both still on cloud 10 about what an incredible day we had. It was perfect from start to finish, we have had so many messages from friends and family telling us what an amazing time they had, and how beautiful the food and venue was. You all worked so hard to make sure that we didn't ask for anything, and that all our dreams for our big day came true. We are so thankful that we chose Rufford Mill to get married at, I doubt so much that anywhere else could have made the memories that we did with you guys. It's so nice to know that our decorations and bits and bobs that we collected over our engagement will be used to make other couples happy. Thank you again, here are some photo's that our friends and family took. We'll send some profesh ones over when they arrive! Lots of love and thanks, The happiest husband and wife in the world, Mr and Mrs Proud. xxxxx P.s Who knew a wedding on a Thursday could be such a good thing??

A perfect day at a perfect venue!
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By Amy & Rob, on 31 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

Our wedding at Rufford Abbey Mill on Saturday was absolutely amazing and truly perfect from start to finish. Michelle and her team helped to make our ideas come to life in the most beautiful way; from the very first meeting we felt confident that this was the venue for us. We were able to create the wedding of our dreams in a truly stunning venue with lovely surroundings perfect for photos and all at such a reasonable price. Being able to take photos at the Abbey was also a huge bonus. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the day was, how phenomenal the venue was inside and out and how friendly and helpful the staff at the Mill were. The food was delicious from the canopies right through to the evening buffet, the venue looked exquisite and elegant for every part of the day and everyone had a fantastic, fun and memorable time. Michelle was a star throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was easy to contact, always responded quickly and spent lots of her time with us to listen to our ideas. We were able to put our own stamp on the room with our own decor as well as have the option to use some of the venues decor for finishing touches to some of our displays. On the day both Michelle and her team could not do enough for us to ensure we had a smooth running, stress free and magical day; we will treasure the memories forever. Thank you so much for making our wedding absolutely perfect in every single way; we had the best wedding day we could have ever asked for.

Thank you Rufford, for making our day so special!
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By Gemma & Ryan, on 25 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2018

We had our wedding here on 26/07/18 and wasn’t disappointed. Michelle and Joanne are wonderful, bubbly women that turned our dream day into a fairy-tale. They couldn't do enough for us and worked so hard. The food was amazing, every guest commented on how nice the food was and how well the venue was decorated. If you are looking for a venue, this has to be your place. You even get to take your pictures at the Rufford castle. The decorations and entertainment supplies were provided by Bliss which is another company that work closely with the Rufford team. We highly recommend these too as they were fabulous at entertaining our guests with the Magic Mirror, Candy Floss Machine and Popcorn machine. They also provided the table covers, sashes, chair covers and starlight backdrop. Just in case your wedding day is 28+ degrees like ours was, there's nothing to worry about as this venue has air conditioning and it really was a life saver. Thank you Rufford team for making our day so special and thank you Bliss for doing a great job at entertaining our guests. Love Gemma & Ryan

Perfect, thank you.
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By Sarah-Lou, on 30 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

I cannot praise the team at Rufford Mill highly enough. From the first email to the day after when we called back to collect some bits and pieces everyone was friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and nothing was too much trouble. The room is a beautiful spot, perfect for any theme with wonderful views over the lake. The food was delicious and they were very accommodating to dietary requirements. All members of the team were truly wonderful. Thank you to Michelle, Lorraine and Joanne for making it perfect x

Our Wedding was Amazing!!
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By Claire and Roy swain, on 04 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Mar 2018

We had our wedding yesterday at Rufford Mill (Rufford Park). It was fantastic!! We abouslety loved every minute of it. Michelle and Lorraine were fantastic! They made our day perfect and the other members of staff were also lovely. The food was very delicious and they was a good amount of food for all appetites. The surroundings are beautiful, yet we had difficulties getting to the abbey part as the parking attendant wouldn't let our car any closer (I am disabled). Thank you very much for our wonderful wedding day xxxx

A Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Lesley & Glyn, on 02 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2017

From the moment we stepped into Rufford Mill for our very first viewing, we fell in love with the venue. Yvonne was brilliant! she talked us through all of our options and made us feel at ease. We called up and booked our date the day after our visit! We were fully supported and kept upto date, throughout our wedding planning journey, The venue looked beautiful on our wedding day, the food was great and Yvonne's organisational skills were excellent. It really was a perfect day! thank you so much to Yvonne and everyone at Rufford Mill, from Mr & Mrs Graham

Ruined our wedding!!! 300 words aren't enough
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By Rachel Atkinson, on 25 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2017

Invoices with personal information sent to other couples (only found this out after i was contacted on social media) our emails were ignored and we put it down to at that time they were being taken over.After 6 months I still feel heartbroken. I had ordered a surprise cake for my husband and stressed he mustn't see it, so one of the planners decided to show him! all the guests were seated before the groom party arrived meaning that nobody was seated correctly and my Dad was 6 rows back,The slide show failed and nobody offered to help knowing how crucial it was to our service! Our vows were missed because the music was too loud so not only couldn't our guests hear us, we missed each others vows! There was no member of staff to be seen so when our 12 year old son saw no coordinators he took charge of the rest of the day. He rallied our guests, checked people were happy & was communicating with all our vendors. When we collected our belongings they had been dumped into boxes with very little regard so a photograph of my grandmother who passed away was smashed. To add insult to injury all Yvonne cared about was us to leave a review on hitched so here it is. we still can't look back at out or videos or photos without reliving the heartache due to your lack of professionalism, attention to detail, service and attitude. The manager has since apologised and in their defence the grounds are beautiful and I found Lorraine a pleasure to deal with and think if she had been in charge on the day we would be leaving a positive review but this doesn't rewind the clock.

a great reception
Venue Service

By Elaine and Simon Maddock, on 11 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

Thank you so much for all your help with our post-wedding party. The staff were great, flexible and cheerful. In spite of the rain (!) we had a great evening and will have many happy memories of the event.

Stunning location, brilliant venue, fantastic staf
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By Jade and Craig Newton, on 27 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

This is a really stunning place to get married. It was special to us, so to get married there was just perfect. Plus we can always go back to Rufford. From the start Yvonne was brilliant. She was just so relaxed and really filled us both with confidence. On the day the staff were absolutely fantastic, going above and beyond what was expected of them. The were all phenomenal!! So relaxed and confident! They were just excellent. It made me relax and know everything was under control. The room was decorated beautifully!! Everything was exceptional. I cannot express my gratitude to the staff enough!! It really is a stunning location with brilliant staff, and it is such a good price, I had looked at other places and the prices were just through the roof, and I expected Rufford to be too expensive as well, but it was so reasonable!! The food was excellent. All the guest kept commenting on how good it was! It was really good! I would recommend this venue to everyone. It's just perfect. Stunning location, brilliant staff, beautiful room. It was just the perfect venue!!

21-09-17 wedding
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By Jonathan&Victoria, on 25 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Sep 2017

We had a very magical amazing day we had nothing to worry about when we were there, both coordinators took care of everything. We had our full day at this venue and would definitely recommend it. Thank you to all the staff who worked all day you were all brilliant

Thank you very much!
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By Carol and David Green, on 09 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

Thank you for all your hard work on Saturday, helping to make our golden wedding such a success. The buffet was first class.

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