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Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park

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Menus from £40
5 to 100 Guests

*** wedding fayre at Rufford Mill on Sunday 20th Feb 2022 10am until 4pm ***

if you would like to come and meet various suppliers and have a look round the Mill ,

if you could please RSVP on the facebook event page once this is set up in early January so we have an approx idea of numbers attending.

Kind Regards,
The Wedding Team

Wedding showrounds - Please contact us directly at ruffordmill.catering@parkwood-leisure.co.uk or 01623888525

About Rufford - 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.

We are currently putting together a new Brochure with new exciting packages , please see below

Pearl Package

50 day guests and 100 evening guests

Available Sunday to Thursday ,subject to date and availability

Packages price from £4,500 to £5,500

Additional day guests £42.00 pp

Additional evening Guests £11.50 pp

Exclusive use of the Talbot Suite for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

• Use of the bar in the Talbot Suite, white linen, cutlery and glassware.

• Use of our white vintage Chiavari chairs.

• Drinks reception , a glass of wine or bottle of beer per person in the Markham Suite for your guests to relax in after the wedding ceremony whilst you have photos taken

• 50 guests - Waitress served Set Three course served wedding menu breakfast with tea and coffee

50 guests - Half a bottle of wine per guest to accompany the wedding breakfast. (choice of red, white and rose).

• 50 guests - A glass of sparkling wine to toast for each guest.

• 100 guests - Evening reception. Finger buffet

• The service of our dedicated host to ensure your day runs smoothly





Ruby Package

50 day guests and 100 evening guests

Packages price from £6,000 to £7,000

Additional day guests £47.00 pp

Additional evening Guests £13.50 pp

Exclusive use of the Talbot Suite for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

• Use of the Talbot Suite bar, red carpet (optional) white linen, cutlery and glassware.

• Use of the Markham Suite for your guests to relax in after the wedding ceremony whilst you have photos taken.

• reception drink of Prosecco & bottled beers,1 drink per person

• Waitress served, three course set menu wedding breakfast Waitress served Set Three course served wedding menu breakfast with tea and coffee

50 guests - Half a bottle of wine per guest to accompany the wedding breakfast. (choice of red, white and rose).

• Sparkling wine to toast the bride and groom.

• 100 guests - Evening reception with finger buffet

• The service of our dedicated host to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Diamond Package

60 day guests and 100 evening guests

Packages price from £7,000 to £8,000

Additional day guests £62.00 pp

Additional evening Guests £15.50 pp

Exclusive use of the Talbot Suite for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

• Use of the Talbot Suite bar, red carpet (optional) white linen, cutlery and glassware.

• Use of the Markham Suite for your guests to relax in after the wedding ceremony whilst you have photos taken.

• reception drink and Served canapes , Prosecco & bottled beers,1 drink per person

• Waitress served, three course set menu wedding breakfast Waitress served Set Three course served wedding menu breakfast with tea and coffee

• Half bottle of wine per guest to accompany the wedding breakfast (choice of red, white and rose).

• Champagne toast to the bride and groom.

• 100 guests - Evening reception with finger buffet

plus our in house DJ from 7pm

• The service of our dedicated host to ensure your day runs smoothly.

To find out more about these packages please either request a brochure, contact us by phone/email Please note that the pricing of the packages is intended as

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Mrs S. Married on 28/12/2021
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    Absolutely fantastic experience start to finish

    The team at Rufford mill are able to see your vision. We had such a fantastic wedding and the venue looked amazing. At every turn the wedding planner (Carmel) was there to support us. Even the day before our wedding on Carmel's day off, she was there to keep me calm and support us with how we wanted the venue to look. As a bride, I would not hesitate on recommending Rufford Mill and their team. All our guests had an amazing day and compliments to the chef for a beautiful 3 course wedding breakfast. We can honestly say that the whole experience planning our wedding was brilliant. We felt listened to and valued the whole way through. Choosing Rufford Mill for our wedding is a decision we will never regret. Go and take a look for yourselves and let the romance of the venue and beautiful surroundings capture you. It is so worth it.

    Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park's reply:

    Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your review , it was so lovely to be a part of your special day , wishing you and Jon a lifetime of happiness together , Carmel xx
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    Julie Married on 22/01/2022
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    A stunning venue, amazing staff - cannot fault it. We loved every minute of our special day. Nothing was too much trouble and staff were on hand for every question or query. All our guests had a fabulous day/evening. Would definitely recommend!

    Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park's reply:

    Thank you Julie for your review.
    It was a pleasure being a part of your very special day. Wishing you and David a lifetime of happiness together.
    Séana & Carmel x
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    Lynsey B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Reassuring

    Looking forward to our wedding here September 2021 (covid depending).the wedding team have been exceptionally helpful and kept in touch in these uncertain times

    Rufford Mill, Rufford Country Park's reply:

    Thank you for your lovely review Lynsey! We can't wait to celebrate with you both. Have a lovely Christmas and New year x
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    Rachel L. Married on 21/12/2020
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    Your team made us feel so welcome

    I could not let this opportunity pass by without comment.

    You and your team made us feel so welcome yesterday at Luke and Rachel's wedding and on the previous day when we came to set up. You helped to make it a very memorable, special and enjoyable occasion even though we were limited to 15 in number in these unprecedented times. The rest of our family shares these same sentiments.
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    Kaylee Married on 09/11/2019
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    Fabulous day from start to finish!

    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
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    Stacey Married on 06/11/2019
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    Everything went perfect!

    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
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    Kirsty Married on 26/10/2019
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    Each step of the way you went above and beyond!

    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
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    Carly Married on 03/08/2019
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    The day was truly magical!

    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
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    Danielle Married on 20/07/2019
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    Thank you!

    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
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    Stephanie Married on 19/07/2019
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    One Massive Thank You1

    Just to say a massive thankyou to everybody at rufford for their hard work yesterday. Everything was well prepared and went so smoothly.

    Regards
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    Lucy Married on 06/07/2019
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    Amazing!

    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.
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    Jade Married on 22/06/2019
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    Thank you for the Perfect Day

    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
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    Georgina Married on 16/09/2018
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    Amazing wedding

    Thank you to the team at Rufford so much for all your efforts, you made our wedding day amazing.
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    Mr Married on 16/08/2018
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    The happiest husband and wife in the world

    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??

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Late Availability & OffersFall in love with our late availability wedding offers for just £3,500

Book one of our remaining dates in 2022 at just £3,500 for our all-inclusive wedding package for up to 50 guests in the day and 100 for the evening

Our Pearl Package

50 day guests and 100 evening guests

Exclusive use of the Talbot Suite for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception.

• Use of the bar in the Talbot Suite, white linen, cutlery and glassware.

• Use of our white vintage Chiavari chairs.

Glass of bubbles for the Bride and Groom• Drinks reception , a glass of wine or bottle of beer per person in the Markham Suite for your guests to relax in after the wedding ceremony whilst you have photos taken

• 50 guests - Waitress served Set Three course served wedding menu breakfast in the Talbot suite

50 guests - Half a bottle of wine per guest to accompany the wedding breakfast. (choice of red, white and rose).

• 50 guests - A glass of sparkling wine to toast for each guest.

• 100 guests - Evening reception. Finger buffet

• The service of our dedicated host to ensure your day runs smoothly

you are invited to take full advantage of the beautiful photo opportunities that surround Rufford Abbey and Rufford Mill.

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