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)

Perfect, thank you.
Venue Service

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!!
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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!
Venue Service

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.

We had a perfect day X
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By Sarah and Peter Hume, on 13 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2017

The day was just perfect! I was anxious about walking down the aisle, the staff there were supportive, caring and attentive at this time and throughout the day. All of the guests commented on how tasty the food was and that includes the vegans! We had enough freedom to make the day our own and with enough guidance to leave lots to the wedding planners so we could relax. Perfect service and beautiful grounds. I can't sing this venues praises enough! Thank you Rufford Abbey Mill x

Our Special Day
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By Matt Wakelin, on 03 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 31 May 2017

Wow wow wow! What a venue, what a setting, what an awesome team there is at the Rufford. We had our wedding on a Wednesday and it blew us away. Nothing is too much trouble for the team, everything went to plan and I couldn't reccommend the venue enough - Epic! Thank You x

Mr and Mrs Smedley. May 2017
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By Philip Smedley, on 21 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

We cannot thank Yvonne and the team at Rufford enough. We planned our wedding from our home in Australia and despite this, the currency and the time difference Yvonne ensured it was planned perfectly. We had a fabulous time and the day was even better than we imagined. The venue is beautiful, the staff were amazing, the food was perfect and the prices are very competitive. We were so happy with everything and would recommend Rufford to anyone looking to have a carefree, easy and beautiful wedding experience. Thank you again for a day we will never forget x

The perfect wedding reception and evening party!
Venue Service

By Jack and Megan Bloomfield, on 22 May 2017Date of Wedding - 20 May 2017

When Megan and Jack chose the Rufford Mill over 18 months ago, there were a few key factors that were very important to them: - They wanted a location that felt special and had lots of character for lovely photos - They wanted a style and quality of food that suited their families tastes - And they wanted the whole thing to be managed by a hostess that they felt confident would be able to deliver exactly what they imagined Rufford Mill didn't disappoint at all on any of these elements, and in particular the way that Yvonne managed the twists and turns of the day - which actually had many challenges - made the whole day flow smoothly and effortlessly, and truly gave Megan and Jack a magical day to remember. As we got to the evening party Lorraine led the team to continue the celebrations with exactly the same quality of delivery and practical support that we had come to expect during the day, and ensured that our day ended in the same way that it had begun. All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the day, the venue, the organisation of the day, the quality of the food, and generally how comfortable they were made to feel. From start to finish Yvonne has been professional, very flexible, practical, and focussed on delivering a special day and experience, and sets a high standard that Lorraine and her team helped to maintain that throughout the whole day - we can't thank them enough.

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