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On since 2023

Last update: February 2024

The Cottage Hotel is a quirky wedding venue located in the village of Ruddington near Nottingham, The hotel was converted from a collection of 17th-century cottages, giving it a cosy, old-world aesthetic for couples and their guests to enjoy. With the peaceful surroundings, intimate event spaces, and a variety of in-house services, this setting is sure to make for a memorable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Although we only ever host one wedding a ta time we have a choice of ceremony rooms. Couples can choose to host their wedding ceremony and reception in the main ballroom, which can host a maximum of 90 guests for a ceremony and formal dinner and up to 200 for an evening buffet. A vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams and chandeliers adds a rustic elegance to your celebration while the large windows provide plenty of natural light and doors lead directly into the courtyard.

For smaller celebrations, our smaller dining room can host up to 30 guests, making it an ideal setting for more close-knit gatherings.

The hotel is surrounded by two walled gardens, both rich with lush greenery, and also boasts a central courtyard with a fountain offering plenty of opportunites to give your photo sessions a picturesque backdrop. In addition, the hotel features 22 guest bedrooms and suites, complete with vintage decor and furniture, cosy bedding, and modern amenities.

Services Offered

Our packages include many extras which would normaly cost you more. Our staff will act as your Master of Ceremonies for example, announcing you in as Mr and Mrs and ensuring your guests are always politely guided to where they need to be.

We pepare all our food freshly on site and are always happy to work with couples to create a bespoke menu when required.

The Cottage Hotel is a dog-friendly setting, allowing couples to incorporate their four-legged friends into their big day.

You will have the option to reserve the entire hotel, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy exclusive use during your wedding weekend. The team has over a decade of experience in delivering bespoke wedding celebrations, and will make sure that your dream wedding isn't an off-the-shelf affair. The hotel's wedding planner will work with you to create an occasion which is truly unique to you.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
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
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Cottage Hotel

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Alice B. Sent on 27/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly Intimate!

I highly recommend this incredible venue. We used their Sapphire package with 16 guests (has capacity for 25) and it was so intimate yet so special. The small ceremony room looks gorgeous when decorated, the food wowed all our guests, and the staff were so attentive. We used some little upgrades - a champagne drinks reception, a cheesecake tower, and an evening buffet. They make the perfect combo of an affordable day for a small guest list whilst still making you feel like a million dollars!
Larrissa Sent on 16/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Sept Wedding

The minute we saw The Cottage Hotel and met the wedding co-ordinator, we knew we wanted our wedding ceremony and reception here, and we are so incredibly happy we did! We had seen a number of bigger corporate wedding venues and were put off by the cost, lack of choice/flexibility with food and the feel of the venues. The Cottage Hotel was so perfect for us with its character, homely feel and friendly staff who made us feel so welcome and at home.

Right from the start all the staff were so attentive, professional and committed to making our wedding as special as we envisioned it to be. The Wedding planner is very experienced and sat down with me and went through the timings of whole day and worked with us and our budget to ensure we kept within it.

Our special day could not have gone any better.The ceremony went perfectly, we chose to have a BBQ for our wedding breakfast meal which was superb followed by an evening buffet when our evening guests arrived, the chefs and kitchen staff are amazing.

Everything was absolutely perfect and exactly what we wanted, we can not thank the staff at The Cottage Hotel enough for making our special day exactly that ~ perfectly special!
Paul Sent on 16/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Wedding

We just had our wedding here and everything was excellent! The whole day went very smoothly and the staff really went above and beyond to ensure that. I was really impressed with every member of the team and the hotel looked amazing. Most of my family stayed in the hotel the night before and after the wedding and every single one of them commented on how much they loved the place and how much they enjoyed the wedding. Thank you for making our day extra special and for being very accommodating to all our guests. I can highly recommend The Cottage Hotel for weddings.
Jemma Sent on 15/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A Littel Gem of a Hotel

From the moment we met Linda we instantly felt at ease and happy knowing she would be there to support us during the whole wedding journey. We were welcomed into The Country Cottage family and it will forever hold such a dear place in our hearts. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. On our wedding day they went above and beyond. The service was impeccable and food delicious. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Linda and the fabulous team. You are the heart and soul of The Country Cottage. Cannot recommend the Country Cottage enough, Cottage enough, take a peek you won’t be disappointed
Mrs Sent on 31/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating
We are so glad that we chose to hold the celebration at The Country Cottage Hotel.The day was simply perfect and everything that we had dreamed of.Your Master of Ceremonies performed his duties with confidence and aplomb, in fact all the staff worked very hard attending to the needs of our guests.When we first met you to book the reception it all seemed quite daunting.Thank you for your help in planning such a fabulous reception and actually pulling it off on the day. We will certainly recommend the Country Cottage to our friends.
Jane Sent on 16/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue

This was the perfect venue for our wedding party in January 2016 to celebrate with our family and friends following a wedding in the Caribbean.

Linda and all the hotel staff were welcoming and helpful on the day and leading up to this special event.

The hotel is eclectic mix of rooms all giving a warm and friendly atmosphere to our day!
Jenny Sent on 16/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wonderful Wedding Day

So Friendly, Fast Excellent Customer Service. Amazing Warm Welcome From Linda Every Time We Have Visited. My Wedding Was The Best Day. Thank You To All Involved. Especially To Linda. Would Recommend For A Wedding Venue. Nothing Was Too Much Trouble. The DJ Was The Best I've Ever Seen. Thank you
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