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On since 2022

Last update: December 2023


Weddings at Brackenhurst is a historic and elegant wedding venue nestled in the heart of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Invite your guests on a much-needed retreat from the bustling city and unwind in the picturesque English countryside. There are endless natural settings for your photoshoot, and overnight accommodation.

Facilities and Capacity

Upon arrival at Weddings at Brackenhurst, you and your loved ones will gain exclusive access to the property's main event space, the Lyth building. Blending modern and rustic aesthetics, this gorgeous building includes spaces for each milestone of your day, from ceremonies and receptions to wedding breakfasts. The buiding's striking design, and large windows flood each room with natural light. Outside, you'll find a spacious patio, gardens, and a mirror pool, an ideal location for at sunset. While your guests mingle and enjoy a glass or two of bubbly, you and your wedding party will free reign over the property's charming outdoor settings. Pose by the traditional walled gardens and rustic greenhouses, or take a stroll by the pond or through the woodlands. However you envision your fairytale day, this venue eagerly awaits your arrival.

Services Offered

Weddings at Brackenhurst invites you to celebrate your big day how you like and customise each element, from layout and design to the perfect dinner and drinks menus. Their experienced and dedicated staff will support you at each step of your wedding planning journey. The venue currently offers weekend wedding packages that include the following:

  • A wedding day coordinator to keep things running smoothly
  • Three site visits to fine-tune the details
  • A choice of an indoor ceremony in the Lyth Reception or an outdoor open-air ceremony on one of the beautiful lawns
  • Access to the venue for setting up the night before and cleaning up the morning after
  • Ongoing email and phone support
  • Tables, chairs, tableware, and linens
  • Bar hire
  • Security staff
  • Parking


Create your perfect outdoor wedding

Weddings at Brackenhurst is pleased to announce our Outdoor Weddings offer will be back from 2025. Weddings are hosted in an outdoor structure of your choice on the Main Hall lawn, with the Grade II listed Main Hall providing the perfect backdrop to your day.

Our beautiful grounds are available for you to enjoy all day. Photo opportunities are abundant as the unique setting of our estate encompasses miles of countryside, traditional walled gardens complete with rustic greenhouses and quiet paths through the woodland surrounding the secluded lake besides our immaculately manicured lawns.

Our outdoor wedding team

Our specially selected suppliers are passionate about Brackenhurst and offer an incredible service, working with you to create an experience that is completely unique to you and your wedding.

Our experienced Wedding Coordinator will also work closely with you to plan every details of your special day. From selecting the perfect décor to coordinating vendors, we are dedicated to making your vision come to life.

More information about suppliers is available in our website:

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
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
Changing room for wedding guests
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Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Lyth Building NG25 0QF Southwell (Nottinghamshire)
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