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Top 10 Rutland Wedding Venues

In the early stages of choosing a wedding venue, couples often overlook small counties like Rutland. But Rutland wedding venues not only offer gorgeous locations, they can be more affordable too. Every bride dreams of a wedding that reminds them of something from fairy tales. And there’s no better way to actualise that dream than to choose a cosy and quaint venue.


Rutland’s wedding venues offer a variety of options for all styles of weddings, budgets and personalities. Immerse yourself in some of the most romantic and serene wedding venues in one of England’s smallest counties. While most Rutland wedding venues reflect an intimate wedding, there are options for sophisticated brides as well as for the farm girl looking to wear boots. 


As a Rutland Wedding Photographer here are ten favourite Rutland wedding venues. Of course, you don’t have to pick a place; you can also get married among the alluring Rutland outdoors.

Top Rutland Wedding Venues

Stapleford Park

Stapleford Park Rutland Wedding Venue
Photo credit: Andrew Tatlow

The Stapleford country house is an ideal venue for a couple looking for a bit of romantic country wedding reception. The place has excellent site options and glamorous landscaped grounds. This country house is a truly magnificent location for your dream wedding.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies 
  • Exclusive use available
  • Late availability
  • Multi-faith weddings 
  • A wide range of wedding packages
“Stapleford Park has been host to both small and large weddings of between 10 and 300 guests, with arrangements individually tailored to meet your needs and that of your guests.”

Learn more on their website Stapleford Park Weddings

Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Rutland Wedding Venue
Photo credit: Allan Grey

Are you looking for a tranquil and inviting atmosphere for your wedding? Then Greetham Valley is the perfect venue for you. Greetham Valley features contemporary décor to suit the needs of a couple that wants a modern wedding. The site is set amidst beautiful countryside views offering the ultimate setting for your big day.

With an added bonus of the countryside golf course.  For wedding guests who choose to stay overnight, they can walk off any overindulgence the following day!

“Greetham Valley has superb offers for weddings and special occasions between October and March. Why not make the next winter season extra special by arranging your big day at this time of year?”

Learn more on their website Greetham Valley Weddings

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Barnsdale Hall Hotel in Rutland
Photo credit: Alan Murray-Rust

The Barnsdale Hall Hotel is found on the beautiful shores of Rutland Water in a remarkably landscaped 65-acre piece of land. The venue is nothing short of spectacular. Barnsdale Hall Hotel offers a lovely backdrop for wedding photos. 

  • Civil Partnerships and Ceremonies
  • Wedding Breakfast
  • Bespoke Weddings
  • Accommodation

Learn more on their website Barnsdale Hall Hotel Weddings

Ladywood Estate

Bride & Bridesmaids Bouquets
Photo credit: Daniel McLean Photography

This venue in Leicestershire could deliver the ultimate grounds for your wedding. Located in lush countryside, the gorgeous estate also provides couples with exclusive use of the facilities. Pick Ladywood Estate as your wedding venue, and you’ll get to enjoy picturesque grounds and much more.

  • Asian Weddings
  • African Weddings
  • English Weddings
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Catering & Decor


“Ladywood Estate is licensed for Civil Ceremonies in four separate areas including Ladywood House Main Hall 50 Guests, Outside terrace Portico for 200 guests, Pavilion 200 guests and the Orangery for up to 450 guests.”

Learn more on their website Ladywood Estate Weddings

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens Wedding Venue in Rutland
Photo credit: grassrootsgroundswell

Barnsdale Gardens nested in Exton, Rutland offers the most fantastic backdrop for your wedding photos. Whether you want to enjoy a stunning outdoor space for your wedding reception, or you want a venue with breath taking views, Barnsdale Gardens has got you covered.

“Whether you are looking for Champagne and canapés, a cream tea, traditional wedding breakfast, our refreshments options offer you a wide variety of choices.”

Learn more on their website Barnsdale Gardens Weddings 

Exton Park

Exton Park Weddings Fort Henry
Photo credit: Alan Murray-Rust

Exton Park is a vast rural estate where couples get a touch of both fantasy and magic. The venue offers a variety of options for couples looking for a mind-blowing venue for their wedding. The extensive landscape at the estate unlocks many opportunities for incredible wedding photos. Exton is a remarkable venue for your marquee wedding reception.

  • Religious Ceremonies
  • Civil Ceremonies
  • Receptions

“Every wedding at Exton, Rutland is special and all clients have exclusive use of the magical grounds.  The beautiful chapel can hold 140 guests.”

Learn more on their website Exton Park Weddings

Normanton Park Hotel

Normanton Park Hotel Rutland Wedding Venue
Photo credit: Richard Humphrey

This historic and hugely atmospheric hotel was built from what was left of the elegant house and parklands founded in the 1700s by the Heathcoat family. This venue has charming grounds that cover five acres. The site offers spectacular views of Rutland Water, delivering a superb backdrop for your wedding portraits. 

“Our Rutland suite opens to include our beautiful conservatory, with unrivalled views of the water, it exquisitely caters for weddings varying in sizes, seating up to a maximum of 120 people.”

Learn more on their website Normanton Park Hotel Weddings

Dodford Manor

Dodford Manor Wedding Venue
Photo credit: Daniel Mclean Photography

This venue brings excellent indoors and outdoors settings for your wedding. Whether you want a one-stop-shop wedding venue, or you want to have a wedding with many guests, Dodford can make anything work for you. The manor and grounds make the perfect venue for a luxury burn wedding.

“Imagine a stunning barn wedding venue set within a beautiful country estate nestled amidst miles of rolling Northamptonshire countryside, all exclusively yours.”

Learn more on their website Dodford Manor Venue

Normanton Church

A medieval church is always an excellent choice as a wedding venue. The Normanton Church not only has a rich history but takes you back across centuries with glorious backdrops for wedding photographs. This venue is timeless and offers you a wedding reception that is second to none.  The church is situated on Rutland Water, and as such all enquiries and bookings are through Anglian Water.

“Normanton Church is a deconsecrated church which means that services are civil, not religious, so it offers all of the charm of a church wedding but without many of the features typically found in a parish church.”

The church is situated on Rutland Water, and as such all enquiries and bookings are through Anglian Water.

Learn more on their website Normanton Church Weddings

Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle Wedding Venue in Rutland
Photo credit: Philip Halling

This is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Oakham, Rutland. It is licensed for wedding ceremonies and can host up to 125 people. Oakham Castle is recognised as one of the best samples of domestic Norman architecture in England.

“We are approximately half an hour from Peterborough, Leicester, Stamford, Market Harborough, Grantham and Kettering, so we’re convenient for couples looking for wedding venues in and around Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and of course Rutland. “

Learn more on their website Oakham Castle Weddings

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