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 by Cistercian monks and later transformed into a grand country house by the Talbot and Savile families. Around the Abbey lie park land, woodland, formal gardens and a lake.
With stunning views across the lake, natural surroundings and a relaxed rural atmosphere, Rufford Mill provides an enchanting backdrop to your wedding or partnership ceremony.
The first floor of the Mill has been converted into The Talbot Suite, a stylish venue for civil weddings and partnerships. This listed building has a historic exterior but a fresh and contemporary interior.
The Talbot Suite, on the first floor of Rufford Sawmill, is easily accessible by both lift and stairs. It can comfortably seat 150 guests theatre-style or 80 guests banquet-style in an airy and spacious 49ft x 29ft. There is a dedicated car park in the Mill courtyard and additional parking a short walk away in the woodland car park.
During your ceremony and reception you are invited to take full advantage of the beautiful photo opportunities that surround Rufford Abbey and Rufford Mill. Rufford Abbey steps, the bridge across the lake, the bluebell woods and the Formal Gardens are just some of the enchanting locations available.