Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park

(244 reviews) 244 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. 

SPECIAL OFFER - Winter Wedding 2020/2021 offer - only £3,000! (available from January - March 2020 & October 2020 to March 2021) Please ask for further details! 

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 (244)

Fabulous day from start to finish!
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By Kaylee & Dean Robson, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Nov 2019

We had our wedding at Rufford Mill this weekend and we couldn't have asked for more. The venue looked so beautiful and the staff were all amazing, nothing was too much trouble. We had a fabulous day from start to finish and everyone complimented the venue, food and staff. Thank you so much x

Everything went perfect!
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By Stacey & Stephen Day, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Nov 2019

Our wedding was 6/11/19 we had a brilliant day everything went perfect. Such fantastic customer service all the way through the planning stages and on the day itself. Thank you very much everyone. Stacey and Stephen. X

Each step of the way you went above and beyond!
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By Kirsty & Dale Hutchinson, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

Well....what can I say? Joanne, Andrea and Demi have been amazing throughout the past two years and yesterday on our big day they just blew my mind! whilst blissfully getting ready for the wedding my mother in law's taxi decided to go for a swim in the rather flooded ford. The girls got the tumble dryers and irons on and tried as much as possible to dry hers and her husband's clothes so she would not miss our ceremony. if it hadn't have been for you Dale wouldn't have had his mum present. Now onto nicer (more praise!!) things.....our day. Ladies you were superstars! From changing seating plans, to putting slippers on chairs, to helping out with our crazy first dance. Each step of the way you went above and beyond and myself and Dale are eternally grateful! Food spectacular, we had one guest say it was the best wedding food he's ever eaten ! As my dad said in his speech, I've dreamt of getting married at Rufford since I was 7 years old and you made my dreams come true. Thank you xxxxxxx

The day was truly magical!
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By Carly & Gareth Bates, on 25 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

Well.. what can I say.. Jo, Andrea, Demi, and all the staff here could not do enough for us on our wedding day on Saturday.. The day was truly magical and everyone commented on the wonderful staff, beautiful food and gorgeous venue and surroundings. We could not have asked for anything more. We just want to say thank you again for everything to every member of staff and thank you for making the day so beautiful for us both. I know I was smiling from ear to ear all day. xxxxxxxx

Thank you!
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By Danielle and Jay, on 25 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Jul 2019

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for making our day so special. All three of you, really, really helped in ensuring our day went very smoothly with no hiccups! We are going to miss seeing you at the wedding fares!! Thankfully on the day Jay wasn't too drunk and my headsarf didn't fall off?? really looking forward to seeing our photos. Love from Danielle and Jay xx

One Massive Thank You1
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By Stephanie Wilkes & Ryan Wilkes, on 21 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2019

Just to say a massive thankyou to everybody at rufford for their hard work yesterday. Everything was well prepared and went so smoothly. Regards The new Mr & Mrs Wilkes

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By Lucy, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2019

From the beginning till the end Rufford Mill were incredible, they supported us throughout the entire process and they made us feel comfortable and confident that the day would go perfectly well. They were prepared and experienced in anything that could go wrong, even saying that they have a sewing kit on site in case anything went wrong with the dress! They were very flexible and willing to work with our preferences from the food, the drinks, layout of the rooms. They were even happy to record the ceremony on my husband’s phone. They went above and beyond to enable us to have the day just the way we wanted. Rufford could not be faulted one bit, we were frequent visitors the whole year before the wedding, always asking questions and making requests and they were always perfectly happy to help us. Incredibly reasonably priced with the most magnificent staff, the beauty of the park and the venue speaks for itself. Our photos turned out incredible, the lake, the trees and the wildlife were the perfect setting for our perfect day and the rooms in the mill were just gorgeous. We decked them out with geraniums and it looked amazing. They gave us the most beautiful wedding day, they will always have a special day in my heart. Thank you to everyone at rufford mill, you were all absolutely incredible.

Thank you for the Perfect Day
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By Jade and Ryan Crowson, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

Thank you so much to Joanne and the team for making our day so special ! Nothing was too much from organising a tasting at the Saville restaurant to making sure our Lab Callie was well looked after . The Venue was beautiful and everyone raved about the food ! There are very few venues that have a lake , an abbey , beautiful gardens and a blank canvas and we are so glad to have found it . Thank you again and we'll be back shortly to finally have a go on the pedalos . Mr and Mrs Crowson

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

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