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Treat our space like a blank canvas and make it your own


  • Venue Type: Conference Centre
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • # Bedrooms: 0
  • Sleeps # of People: 0
  • Usual Access Time: 12:00 PM
  • Usual Finish Time: 12:00 AM
  • Late Night Extension Available: Yes
  • Bridal Suite: Changing Only


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Asian Weddings
  • Muslim Weddings


Detailed Description

The Rufus Centre is a highly flexible venue that offers tailor- made packages to suit your budget and tastes.
Our Wedding suite has plain and simple décor making it the ideal blank canvas for any colour scheme or theme and together with our stunning ceiling canopy and twinkling curtain it provides the perfect backdrop for your day. We offer a comprehensive decorations package or can work with independent decorators to ensure you get the look you want.
We have a civil wedding license, ideal if you want to hold everything all under one roof. Our Wedding Suite can accommodate up to 200 guests for both a ceremony and reception. We also have rooms suitable for an intimate ceremony with 25 - 30 guests or a larger ceremony for 70 guests.
The Rufus Centre has spacious lawns and a picturesque wedding garden ideal for those important photographs, as well as providing an ideal space for arrival drinks or evening barbecue.
If being outside or in a marquee is what you have dreamed of for your wedding – then The Rufus Centre field would be ideal. It is private, enclosed, flat and secure as it can be only be accessed via the Rufus Centre car park.
For your wedding dinning we offer several options, we work with local caterers to provide a variety of different menus or we are happy to work with your own specially selected caterer so you get to choose exactly what you want for the day.
All couples booking with us will benefit from a dedicated wedding organiser who will make sure your ceremony and reception is stress free and expertly managed. We also offer ample and complimentary parking on site for all your guests.


  • Year Business Was Established: 2010
  • # Of Weddings Hosted: More than 50
  • # Of People In Team: 20
  • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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Bridebook Benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne

    Getting here

    • Address:
    • Steppingley Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 1AH, England
    • Nearest Town:
    • Flitwick
    • Nearest Train Station:
    • flitwick
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
    • MI (junction 12 or 13)
    • Nearest Airport:
    • London Luton