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Rufford Abbey Country Park

The feel

Located in Nottinghamshire, Rufford Abbey is a beautiful country park, during all seasons. The 12th century ruins, parkland, woods, formal gardens and lake offer tremendous photographic opportunities. Within the park lies Rufford Mill, which was once a corn mill for the Rufford Abbey estate.

The Talbot Suite

A beautiful canvas for any wedding or civil ceremony. Located on the first floor of Rufford Mill, the venue will accommodate up to 80 day guests seated banquet style and 150 guest seated theatre style. The maximum capacity for the evening is 150 guests.

The Markham Suite

An additional function room on the ground floor of Rufford Mill offers you a secondary area where you and your guest can retreat to during the evening of your special day. The space will also allow you to accommodate an additional 100 guests. This room can be added on to your package!

The venue holds a civil ceremony licence meaning you can spend the whole of your special day in one, magnificent place, so you can relax and enjoy the day. 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.

To find out more about our packages please either request a brochure, contact us by phone/email or follow the link to our website. 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 day the best it can possibly be, ensuring every detail is noted. 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 your special day. All food is freshly prepared within our kitchen by our talented chefs catering for all occasions whether it be a rustic, traditional carvery, afternoon tea or a spectacular five course meal.

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.

All photography by John Price Photography


Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
Exclusive Use
150 capacity


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Stuart and Kerry Game

15 Aug 2022

From start to finish we found the whole wedding planning and liason was fantastic first class, Yvonne made us feel welcome and at home and almost like we were family.…

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Anna Carpenter

28 Oct 2019

We got married here in October. It is a beautiful venue in a lovely location. The staff were amazing, friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful day.

Suze & Rob

4 Aug 2019

Thank you for making our day such a special one, and for making everything so perfect for us

Glenys Winterton

14 May 2019

A big thankyou for Yvonne and the team at Rufford for making my wedding day so stress free. Everything was so organised, I had nothing to worry about and all…

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Mr and Mrs Proud

16 Aug 2018

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…

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Gemma & Ryan

26 Jul 2018

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…

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Jade and Craig Newton

23 Sep 2017

This is a really stunning place to get married. It was special to us, so to get married there was just perfect. Plus we can always go back to Rufford.…

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Sarah and Peter Hume

7 Jul 2017

The day was just perfect! I was anxious about walking down the aisle, the staff there were supportive, caring and attentive at this time and throughout the day. All of…

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Megan & Jack Bloomfield

20 May 2017

We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for our special day! You made it so easy, and super organised, even with the size of our wedding. We…

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Ryan Harris

1 Apr 2017

Cannot fault the venue or the staff in the slightest. Yvonne, Michelle and all of the other staff are absolutely fantastic and passionate. Nothing was too much trouble and the…

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Donna Barratt

16 Nov 2016

We had our wedding here,it was absolutely perfect from start to finish !!! The staff are amazing and go above and beyond to make sure we didn’t have to worry…

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Sarah Walters

14 Oct 2016

We had our wedding and reception at Rufford Mill on the 14th of October 2016. Having only given ourselves 6 weeks to plan and arrange the day I contacted the…

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8 Oct 2016

We got married at Rufford Abbey Country Park on the 8th October 2016 It was our first choice of venue after we attended my son’s wedding there last year. We…

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Mike Dooley

17 Sep 2016

We got married at Rufford Abbey so pleased we did ,it was a fairytale day from start to finish, the team helped us from start to finish , helping us…

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Alysha & Jordan

27 Aug 2016

Me and Jordan want to say thank you for absolutely everything from the moment we booked to the day we picked our things up. It was absolutely perfect and the…

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Val & Tony Griffiths

1 Jul 2016

We just want you to know exactly how fabulous Yvonne Stone Wedding Co-ordinator at Rufford Mill has been in dealing with our request for a hand fasting in July. We…

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Lisa & Martyn Jones

18 Jun 2016

We had our blessing and wedding breakfast here, the team here, led by Yvonne, are amazing. The room was dressed amazing, everything was done amazing to the smallest detail The…

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Angela & Savakis Evangelou

16 Jun 2016

We had our wedding at Rufford Mill, it is a day we will never forget. From the very start Yvonne and the rest of the team made us feel so…

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Carly & Sean

11 Jun 2016

A perfect day, the venue was beautiful & surrounding area of Rufford park was stunning.The food was delicious,well presented & all the staff were pleasant & polite. Very organised from…

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Livia and Paul Bullock

26 Mar 2016

We can not put into words how amazing our wedding was at Rufford. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the park and Abbey were lovely. From the second I…

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Wendy Blow

25 Mar 2016

Yvonne worked tirelessly before, during and after the wedding to ensure the minimum of fuss and make everything flow effortlessly. We were all so impressed with her good humour and…

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Reg & Michelle Butt

18 Mar 2016

To Yvonne & the team at Rufford Mill. We cannot thank you enough for helping to make our day so special. Your care & attention to us and our guests…

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Rebecca & Glen

1 Mar 2016

We had an amazing day orchestrated so well by such a caring and devoted team!(Michelle, Lorraine, Jade and all the staff) We are so very thankful of your time and…

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Jenny White

1 Feb 2016

Yvonne and her team were amazing! Right from the start, she listened to what we were after and was happy to make changes to the set package so that we…

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Jenny White

1 Feb 2016

Yvonne and her team were amazing! Right from the start, she listened to what we were after and was happy to make changes to the set package so that we…

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23 Dec 2015

Firstly I just want to say a huge thank you to Yvonne. From the moment we met her we had no doubt that we would host our big day at…

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Bev Davis

5 Sep 2015

A beautiful location. A lovely service . The food was amazing . The staff are friendly, professional and pay close attention to detail making sure your wedding day is a…

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David & Gemma

10 Aug 2015

We were delighted to be married at Rufford, it was our first choice and we were so pleased with everything on the day. The talbot suite is a beautiful room,…

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Adrian & Lyndsey

19 Jul 2015

Beautiful Wedding Venue” The venue is absolutely stunning, food fantastic and Yvonne (Wedding co-ordinator)was great and ensure that your every need is catered for. Highly recommended.

Kaytie and Rick Chambers

20 Jun 2015

We booked the Talbot suite following our friends wedding there. What instantly stood out to us and many guests was how smoothly the wedding ran, thanks to Yvonne. Upon the…

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Dianne & Jason Smalley

16 May 2015

My new husband & I were married at rufford mill in May 2015. It was a perfect day, made possible by Yvonne & Lorraine & their team who made our…

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Kirsty & Joe

21 Mar 2015

Thanks so much for helping make our day as perfect as it was! We felt so reassured that you would make sure it all goes smoothly and it did! You’re…

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Deborah & Richard

7 Feb 2015

Thank you for all your help and assistance in the months leading up to our wedding and also on the day itself. Rufford proved to be the perfect reception venue.…

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Steve & Kara Kirk

20 Sep 2014

Steve and I can’t thank Yvonne enough she was fantastic she became like a new best friend nothing was to much for her she was there all the way Evan…

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Jane & Adrian Evans

14 Sep 2014

Absolutely fantastic from start to end can’t recommende this venue enough.Yvonne (wedding coordinator) fantastic. All the staff friendly couldn’t do enough for us. Made everything run smoothly. Had a amazing…

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Sam McPake

22 Aug 2014

Stuart and I want to say thank you to all the staff at Rufford Abbey for making our wedding day perfect. Yvonne the wedding planner is amazing and ensures that…

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Phil Hassall

16 Aug 2014

Penny and I would like to say a big thank you to the superb Yvonne, the excellent James and all the staff -front of house and in the kitchen, who…

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Val and Tony Griffiths

26 Jul 2014

Best day of our lives so far!! We wanted to give you some further feedback following our handfasting ceremony last Saturday. Yvonne met us at the gate so we could…

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Faye and Lee

26 Jul 2014

If you have not booked your venue, book Rufford Park!!! The staff were amazing from day one. Yvonne kept in contact with us from the day we booked till the…

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Leanne Cann

1 Nov 2013

Wedding of my dreams! What can I say? A truly amazing day- couldn’t do enough for us. Service was top notch. All guests happy and had great time. Made my…

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Catherine & Gavin Caldicott

26 Sep 2013

Thank you to Yvonne and team for a fabulous day! Our daughter married the love of her life here and the service provided by Yvonne and her team was nothing…

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Su & Chris

23 Aug 2013

Thank you so much, Yvonne and all the staff at Rufford, for all your hard work and support. You really made our day special!

Rachel & Jon

23 Dec 2012

s brilliant at organising everything and despite a considerable amount of snow kept the whole thing going. We ate in the Savile Restaurant and the food and service was truly…

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Marc and Natalie Rogers

17 Dec 2011

The Perfect Winter Wedding We first met Yvonne 1 1/2 years ago and every image we had of our perfect wedding was accomplished this weekend with lots of support from…

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Patrick & Renata

5 Nov 2011

A fantastic day from Yvonne and her team. So organsied and nothing was ever an issue for any staff member. Ran like clock-work from start to finish. Thank you Yvonne…

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Sonic and ToF

22 Oct 2011

We’ve had ……….the time of our lives! The staff, in whatever capacity, are enthused by the fact that they are dealing not with “numbers”, not with “customers”, not with “clients”…

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Jonathan & Dianne

8 Oct 2011

I would just like to say how perfect the wedding day of our daughter and son-in-law was. From the preperation to the venue, the food and the service everything was…

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Lisa & Tom

20 Aug 2011

Fantastic venue with a fantastic team We had such an amazing day at Rufford Mill. Everything was so well organised, our guests really looked after, especially our older family members.…

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Tina & Trevor North

6 Aug 2011

Dear Lorraine and the team! We would just like to thank you for making our daughters wedding day so lovely. We have had many telephone calls, texts and letters to…

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Jim and Di Dobson

4 Aug 2011

A huge thank you for making Amy and Marks wedding day so special. The whole day was fantastic—great food, excellent staff and a marvellous atmosphere. All the guests thought it…

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9 Jun 2011

Congratulations Yvonne, to you and your team, on winning the Nottinghamshire Stars award for excellence in customer service. Richly deserved recognition.

Jan & John

4 Jun 2011

Just a quick “thank you” for Yvonne and the team at Rufford for making oue Wedding Day such a lovely, relaxing time (no fuss – brilliant). Everyone who came has…

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Clare and Rob

17 May 2011

It was an absolutely perfect day from start to finish. Yvonne, Hazel and the whole wedding team were brilliant all day, nothing was too much trouble. The wedding breakfast and…

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Emma and Matt

10 May 2011

The best day ever! Huge thanks to Yvonne and the staff at the Mill for a truly amazing day… they really look after you. We knew this would be extra…

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2 Apr 2011

To Yvonne and staff at the Mill, You made Danielles wedding so wonderful, Thank you so much.

Keith & Sharon

18 Sep 2010

Rufford Mill is a superb location for a wedding – from the organisation to the professionalism of the staff to the backdrop for photographs. The staff were friendly and helpful…

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Suzanne & Mike

10 Sep 2010

Rufford Mill is an amazing venue, everything was just perfect. Thanks to everybody at Rufford for making our day so special. Great venue, great location, great food and great service!…

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Claire and Ben Searson

3 Sep 2010

We had such an amazing wedding reception at the Savile Restaurant and evening reception at the Talbot. The setting is magical and the food and attention to detail excellent. Nothing…

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Gill McKinnon

19 Aug 2010

Amazing day provided for our daughter and Barry by Yvonne and her team. Friendly, professional, efficient and ready to go the extra mile for the couple and guests. Fabulous food,…

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Michelle & Mike

1 Jul 2010

The most perfect day from start to finish. We held our wonderful wedding at the Talbot Suite, Rufford. It was a truly the most perfect day. Stylish venue, amazing care…

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angela hanrahan

1 Jun 2010

One of my favourite places in Nottinghamshire. A really fabulous setting, on the edge of the lake at Rufford. What a delightful place for a wedding party.


10 May 2010

Sarah and I had an amazing wedding day at The Talbot Suite, Rufford Country Park. Yvonne and all the staff couldn’t do enough for us on the day itself and…

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andy & sonia

15 Apr 2010

Perfect wedding day! Andy and I had a wonderful wedding day at Rufford and could not have fualted anything. Yvonne was incredible, and there was nothing less than perfect service…

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13 Apr 2010

Perfect in everyway. Beautiful views, fantastic architecture, wonderful food, lovely people, all brought together in one package for our wedding day. To make a wedding party feel this special takes…

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