Rufford Mill, Rufford Abbey Country Park

£500 - £1900 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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COVID-19 Update
Further to the reopening of Rufford Country Park, we would like to thank all the visitors who have attended the park and maintained the social distancing and safety measures put in place. Wedding showrounds - We are currently not able to hold face to face visits but please contact us to see our venue videos so you can get a feel for the venue until you are able to visit us again! For now, we would like to thank you for your custom, understanding, support and patience during this difficult period. For more information and the latest updates please visit or Kind regards Joanne Robinson Rufford Mill Wedding Manager 💕 Rufford Mill Wedding, Event & Conference Venue Rufford Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DG Tel: 01623 888525 CHECK OUT OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE BELOW - GIVE US A LIKE AND KEEP UPDATED ON OUR NEXT EVENTS AND PICS OF OUR LATEST WEDDINGS!
✨Wedding Package of the month!✨ 💕We are offering a special Twilight Package on selected dates in 2021/22 from £3,195.💕🥂
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Exclusive Use
Water View
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Rufford is the ideal venue for your wedding; a beautiful site, steeped in history. At the heart of the park lie the picturesque remains of Rufford Abbey founded in the 12th Century, around the Abbey lie park land, woodland, formal gardens and a lake. The Talbot Suite, on the first floor of Rufford Sawmill, provides a stylish venue for civil weddings or partnership ceremony. This listed building has a historic exterior but a fresh and contemporary interior. The Talbot Suite can comfortably seat 150 guests theatre-style or 80 guests banquet-style. With stunning views across the lake, natural surroundings and a relaxed rural atmosphere, Rufford Mill provides an enchanting backdrop to your wedding. SPECIAL OFFER!! Winter Wedding 2021/2022 offer - only £3,000! (available from Jan to March 2021 & October 2021 to March 2022) 50 day guests and 90 evening guests!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Crowson
Married in July 2019
April 2018
Thank you for the perfect day!
Thank you so much to Joanne and the team for making our day so special ! Nothing was too much from organising a tasting at the Saville restaurant to making sure our Lab Callie was well looked after . The Venue was beautiful and everyone raved about the food ! There are very few venues that have a lake , an abbey , beautiful gardens and a blank canvas and we are so glad to have found it . Thank you again and we'll be back shortly to finally have a go on the pedalos . Mr and Mrs Crowson
Steph Pykett
Married in December 2018
April 2018
Fantastic wedding day!
We had a fantastic wedding day at the mill at Rufford. The day just flowed perfectly with no awkward gaps. The team running it were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. Everybody commented how nice the food was and I would especially recommend the cake platters where there’s something for everyone.
Amy & Rob Godfrey
Married in December 2018
April 2018
amazing and truly perfect from start to finish
Our wedding at Rufford Abbey Mill was absolutely amazing and truly perfect from start to finish. Michelle and her team helped to make our ideas come to life in the most beautiful way; from the very first meeting we felt confident that this was the venue for us. We were able to create the wedding of our dreams in a truly stunning venue with lovely surroundings perfect for photos and all at such a reasonable price. Being able to take photos at the Abbey was also a huge bonus. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the day was, how phenomenal the venue was inside and out and how friendly and helpful the staff at the Mill were. The food was delicious from the canopies right through to the evening buffet, the venue looked exquisite and elegant for every part of the day and everyone had a fantastic, fun and memorable time. Michelle was a star throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was easy to contact, always responded quickly and spent lots of her time with us to listen to our ideas. We were able to put our own stamp on the room with our own decor as well as have the option to use some of the venues decor for finishing touches to some of our displays. On the day both Michelle and her team could not do enough for us to ensure we had a smooth running, stress free and magical day; we will treasure the memories forever. Thank you so much for making our wedding absolutely perfect in every single way; we had the best wedding day we could have ever asked for.
Samantha & James Allen
Married in December 2018
April 2018
It was perfect. ❤️
Where do I start reviewing ge best day of our lives?! Rufford was utterly amazing! Lorraine and Joanne were absolutely fantastic from start to finish! I can’t thank them enough. Planning our wedding was a dream, the team couldn’t do enough to accommodate our every need. The venue was beautiful, the food even better and the hospitality was just 10/10! The day was better than we could have ever imagined. It was perfect. ❤️
Mr & Mrs Proud
Married in August 2018
April 2018
The happiest husband and wife in the world
To Michelle, Lorraine, Joanne and all the incredible staff at Rufford Mill. Where do we even start? How can we start to say thank you for the best day of our lives? We are both still on cloud 10 about what an incredible day we had. It was perfect from start to finish, we have had so many messages from friends and family telling us what an amazing time they had, and how beautiful the food and venue was. You all worked so hard to make sure that we didn't ask for anything, and that all our dreams for our big day came true. We are so thankful that we chose Rufford Mill to get married at, I doubt so much that anywhere else could have made the memories that we did with you guys. It's so nice to know that our decorations and bits and bobs that we collected over our engagement will be used to make other couples happy. Thank you again, here are some photo's that our friends and family took. We'll send some profesh ones over when they arrive! Lots of love and thanks, The happiest husband and wife in the world, Mr and Mrs Proud. xxxxx P.s Who knew a wedding on a Thursday could be such a good thing??
Gemma & Ryan
Married in July 2018
April 2018
Thank you Rufford, for making our day so special!
We had our wedding here on 26/07/18 and wasn’t disappointed. Michelle and Joanne are wonderful, bubbly women that turned our dream day into a fairy-tale. They couldn't do enough for us and worked so hard. The food was amazing, every guest commented on how nice the food was and how well the venue was decorated. If you are looking for a venue, this has to be your place. You even get to take your pictures at the Rufford castle. The decorations and entertainment supplies were provided by Bliss which is another company that work closely with the Rufford team. We highly recommend these too as they were fabulous at entertaining our guests with the Magic Mirror, Candy Floss Machine and Popcorn machine. They also provided the table covers, sashes, chair covers and starlight backdrop. Just in case your wedding day is 28+ degrees like ours was, there's nothing to worry about as this venue has air conditioning and it really was a life saver. Thank you Rufford team for making our day so special and thank you Bliss for doing a great job at entertaining our guests. Love Gemma & Ryan

Rufford Mill Wedding Fayre

23rd February 2020
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Ollerton Nr, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DG, England

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