Woburn Abbey Estate

(26 reviews) 26 4.96
Woburn Bedfordshire MK17 9PQ
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About Woburn Abbey Estate

Bedfordshire, MK17 9PQ

The historic Woburn Abbey Estate provides a stunning backdrop for weddings and offers three very different venues for ceremonies and receptions. From the splendour of The Sculpture Gallery, to The Woburn Hotel for small and intimate weddings, to the fun and unusual Safari Lodge, weddings held on the Estate are truly unique. Weddings can be arranged for just 25 up to 250 guests and a dedicated wedding planner will ensure every wedding day is a day to remember.

The Sculpture Gallery – The Sculpture Gallery is now closed until approximately Summer 2021 whilst Woburn Abbey and Gardens undergo major refurbishment.Should you require additional information or to enquire about hosting an event at The Sculpture Gallery in 2021 please get in touch.

The Safari Lodge– A truly unique location in the heart of Woburn Safari Park, it is set overlooking the lake, amongst some of the world’s most endangered animals.

With a licence for Civil Ceremonies the Safari Lodge can accommodate up to 100 guests for a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast, followed by up to 220 for the evening reception.Alternatively for a wedding reception only we can accommodate up to 160 guests for a seated wedding breakfast followed by evening reception for up to 220.


The Woburn Hotel – The perfect location for small and intimate weddings, The Woburn Hotel is available for civil ceremonies and receptions from just 25 to 80 guests, as well as providing comfortable accommodation for your wedding party.

For further information or to find out more about Weddings at Woburn, please contact out wedding team on 01525 292172.

• The Woburn Hotel with 4 AA stars has 48 bedrooms and 7 cottage suites in the courtyard • The Sculpture Gallery is licensed for civil ceremonies, exclusivity guaranteed • The Woburn Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies • The Safari Lodge is a fun and unsual setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions • Centrally located just over one hour from London and Birmingham • The Perfect Setting for your Wedding

Facilities at Woburn Abbey Estate

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Woburn Abbey Estate Reviews (26)

The Sculpture Gallery
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By Robbie & Camilla, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2018

The Sculpture Gallery was an elegant and dramatic venue, while the atmosphere was filled with love and warmth. I was a little concerned about how intimate the wedding would feel in such a large space, but the pillars really provided a fantastic divide and we never felt swamped by the venue. The staff at the Sculpture Gallery were phenomenal, from initial inquiry through to the last moments of the wedding day itself. Emails were always answered quickly and advice always on hand, though we never felt pressurised into one decision or another. No request was too much, even my rather unusual cake requirements – nothing seemed like a problem, it was always about finding solutions, which was just fantastic! In summary I would describe our wedding as perfectly run, in an incredible venue with an amazing atmosphere and a fantastic party to boot! Thank you!

Our Wedding was so magical I wish I could do it
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By Kimberley and Robert Millar, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

(Woburn Safari Lodge) Joanne has been fantastic from day one, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator than Joanne, as she was more than what we expected. The day went to plan, the venue was beautiful, the food (BBQ) I would recommend to anyone it was fabulous and the comments we have received have all been amazing (everyone’s dietary requirements were met). The photographs we have received so far are out of its world. Thank you to Joanne and her team for making our day the best day ever

The Woburn Hotel
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By Samantha & Roger, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

Fantastic! We would highly recommend The Woburn Hotel. the staff went above and beyond to make our day so special. the staff and venue was amazing

Our wedding day was truly the best day of our live
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By Edwina and Stephen Green, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

(Safari Lodge) Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives, being able to celebrate our special day with our loved ones around in such a beautiful location was truly amazing. The Safari lodge is such a brilliant location and all of the staff at Woburn were so friendly. Both Joanne and Ashleigh are a credit to the company, there was no question too silly and both were always fast to respond.

Woburn Safari Lodge
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By Mr & Mrs Mcdonald, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

Ashleigh was absolutely fantastic in every way both leading up to the event and on the day. We cannot fault anything about it! Thank you so much.

We had an absolutely amazing time
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By Mr & Mrs Ryan, on 19 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

(Woburn Safari Lodge) We had an absolutely amazing time, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The venue was perfect, the staff were very friendly & helpful, the food was delicious, the swan boats & train ride went down a storm and the changeover of the rooms went so smoothly I didn’t notice it happening!

Our wedding day at Woburn
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By Jamie Stanley, on 04 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2017

Myself and Nicola wanted to thank the team for all of there hard work on the Saturday everything ran without a hitch except for us actually getting hitched. everything ran like clockwork the food was amazing and the service and presentation was phenomenal. The gallery looked amazing particularly in the evening when it was all lit up. it couldn't of gone any better so thank you so much.

The Sculpture Gallery
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By Louise & Xavier, on 20 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

The Woburn Sculpture Gallery We chose the venue as it was stunning and exactly what we had imagined for our wedding day. The team of staff we met in the run up to the wedding were so lovely and couldn’t have done more to help.

Could not have had a better wedding anywhere else
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By Frances & Paul Howard, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017

We couldn't thank Joanne and the rest of the staff at Woburn Safari Park enough for helping us to have a completely perfect wedding day. We made the most of this wonderful and unique venue by having a double-decker bus take our guests around the road safari, followed by an elephant encounter. Everyone had an excellent time. The Lodge is a beautiful venue with excellent facilities. Joanne was superb from the moment we first viewed the venue until we collected left-over stuff the morning after the wedding; she was friendly, organised and professional. We couldn't have had a better wedding anywhere else

Our wedding went exactly as planned
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By Karen & Ron Daniel, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

Our wedding went exactly as planned, largely due to the thoroughness of the planning process with Joanne, who was excellent throughout, sending us minutes after each meeting and responding to emails promptly. It was also very useful and reassuring that Joanne was on duty during the event so knew exactly what was supposed to happen and when.

wow wow wow
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By Claire Silvey, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

I attended the wedding reception at the safari lodge on 2nd September, I did not really know what to expect but wow wow wow. you should be very proud of the venue and all of your staff. I have worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years and your staff are up the there with the very best. the DJ was just great he played all of the requests that he received even though some were not exactly great! the bar staff were under a lot of pressure as our family's know how to drink but they never flapped they just served as quickly as they could. The food was lovely, the catering and waiting staff had the right attitude and some had a fab sense of humour. I have saved the best until last my granddaughter was the little bridesmaid she was given a bracelet by the bride and groom which she was so excited to show off to myself and my husband and as she went to show us it fell off of her wrist and it went through the decking, as you can imagine she was so upset, then a lovely young man (sorry I did not get his name) came along litter picking he got the board off of the side of the decking and retrieved the bracelet. what a star. Please could you thank each and every one of your staff they made the day perfect for every one.

The day itself was just perfect
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By Kate & Mark Halsall, on 12 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2017

I literally cannot recommend the Safari Lodge enough for a special event or wedding. Leading up to the big day Ashleigh was amazing and really helped with any questions/requests I had. The day itself was just perfect and all our family and friends were so impressed with the Lodge, location, food and the staff. In fact they are all asking to do it again next week!

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