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The Mill, Rufford Country Park

During all seasons, Rufford Abbey, located in Nottinghamshire, is a beautiful country park. The 12th-century ruins, parkland, woods, formal gardens and lake offer the chance to take spectacular photographs. Within the park lies Rufford Mill, which was once a corn mill for the Rufford Abbey estate. In the present day, the Mill houses the Talbot Suite, a wedding venue offering a balance between the rich, historic past and contemporary interior.

The Talbot Suite will comfortably seat 150 guests for a civil ceremony and 80 guests for a wedding breakfast. The venue is located on the first floor, accessible via stairs or lift and the cosy bar offers comfort and a quieter area. We now have an additional function room and bar on the ground floor, which can comfortably accommodate a further 100 guests.  Car parking is available for wedding guests offering 20 spaces (plus additional if needed). Situated just off of the A614 and the A1 being close by, yourself and your guests will have no trouble accessing the venue. 

The venue holds a civil ceremony licence meaning you can relax, enjoy and spend the whole of your special day in one. We have tailored our wedding packages to cater for every budget and style, whilst still including everything needed to begin building each piece of your dream day. Choose from:

  • our flamboyant Summer Saturdays Special package, £7,000 including everything you could imagine, available on Saturdays from April to September and on Bank Holidays
  • our Fabulous Fridays package £4,000 is a treat, for Fridays and Sundays during April to September, excluding bank holidays
  • check out our weekday package (£3,500), Monday to Thursday during April to September and seven days a week from October to March £3,000 excluding bank holidays.

Please note that the pricing of the packages is intended as a guide and we are more than happy to discuss your specific requirements or even work with you to build your own package.

Our dedicated, award-winning, wedding coordinators and hospitality team have a genuine interest in making your ideas come to life and getting the day to run like a dream. We host weddings seven days a week but will ensure only one wedding a day, so that our attention and best interest, is solely on you. Our talented chefs freshly prepare all food in our kitchen, catering for all occasions whether it be afternoon tea, a spectacular five-course meal, or rustic carvery.  

We would be more than happy to hear about your plans or of any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us to book a viewing with one of our wedding coordinators. 

To book a registrar for this venue contact the North Registration Service.


Outdoor area for photographs

Available - Monday to Sunday

Catering packages to suit your needs and budget:

  • Light finger buffets

  • Hot carvery buffets

  • Reception drinks and canapes.

Find out more

Take a look around using the google map tour

See the Rufford Mill Brochure and sample menu online or download the Rufford Mill Brochure and sample menu [PDF]

Contact the venue

You can email the venue, call them on 01623 827315, visit their website or check out their facebook page