Immerse yourself in the romance and beauty of England’s smallest county on your wedding day!

Getting Married In Rutland?

The pretty Rutland countryside provides a fabulous backdrop for your celebrations with stunning locationsgorgeous venues and a huge variety places to stay. Choose to have your wedding photographs taken by one of our award winning local photographers at numerous iconic locations around the county.

If you’re looking for Rutland wedding venue ideas, then look no further .. we’ve got the lot! From historic castles, grand country houses, luxury hotels, natural garden settings and even right on the water with a magical Rutland Water cruise!  Take a closer look at the incredible variety of exceptional services available to make your special day unforgettable and download our handy venue guide here:

Ceremony venues;

Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century architecture and is licensed for Civil Partnerships and Marriage ceremonies. The Great Hall accommodates up to 125 people and has an incredible history. It’s home to a large collection of lucky horseshoes that have been given by Peers of the Realm over the centuries (including members of our current Royal Family), making a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.

Normanton Church is Rutland’s most famous landmark which was saved from the depths of the reservoir and now offers a unique wedding venue on Rutland Water accommodating 102 guests. The history of this building, along with the superb location and the elegant architecture, make it a fantastic venue for your special day.

Barnsdale Gardens’ stunning location makes a perfect and romantic setting for your wedding day. The Paradise Garden offers a charming pagoda, sheltered conservatory and pretty water feature which provide an intimate venue for your wedding vows and gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Stapleford Park provides a dream country wedding venue, with options for weddings and civil ceremonies for different faiths, cultures and traditions. Weather it’s an intimate ceremony in The Morning and Gilt Rooms or a blessing in the 18th century Church on the estate, the experienced team will work with your to create your perfect celebration.

Wedding reception venues (many also offering ceremony options);

Rutland Water Golf Course also offers numerous opportunities for a wedding with spectacular views of Rutland Water. A new marquee-lined barn and courtyard are available for 180 guests but you can take advantage of their bespoke wedding package to design the perfect day with an alternative Tipi as well as full catering services.

Rutland Hall Hotel on the shores of Rutland Water provides an ideal venue suitable for large parties.

The Barnsdale  has a wonderful function room adjoining the historic buildings

Greetham Valley Hotel provides a welcoming modern space with spectacular views over the golf course

Hambleton Hall on the Rutland Water peninsular is an exclusive country house hotel ideal for smaller numbers

The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham choose the intimate panelled dinning room, or the larger lighter function room

The Wisteria Hotel in Oakham has a beautiful space enjoying the beams in the eaves of their function room

Stapleford Park can accommodation celebrations from 8 to 180 with options including their Gilt Rooms, Grand Hall and Orangery

For a truly fairy-tale wedding, choose an historic houses or even a castle to provide an unforgettably romantic backdrop for you wedding day; Rockingham Castle South of Uppingham | Burghley House near Stamford | Belvoir Castle near Grantham

A fabulous town centre venue to host your wedding reception in Oakham, just a short walk from Oakham Castle, is Victoria Hall, a Grade II listed building with lots of character and charm.

For information on booking a registrar or registering a marriage, here is the link for the Rutland Register Office.

Rutland Wedding Specialists

We have many local businesses to help make you day perfect;

Rebecca Couture Millinery for all your headpiece needs, made right here in Rutland.

Amanda Forman Photography specialises in wedding and family photography in Rutland.

Heidi Kjeldsen Jewellers covers all your jewellery needs, from exquisite gemstone engagement rings to bespoke couples wedding bands, to treasured wedding party gifts.

Get your refreshment supplies from Oakham Wines or Bat & Bottle Wine Merchants

Use a Rutland mobile events bar with Grainstore Brewery

Hotel sizes

Rutland Hall Hotel has 66 bedrooms | civil ceremonies & wedding breakfasts from 30-120
The Barnsdale has 46 bedrooms | civil ceremonies & wedding breakfasts from 20-180
Redwings Lodge has 40 bedrooms |
Greetham Valley Hotel has 35 bedrooms | civil ceremonies 20-100 | wedding breakfasts up to 180
The Falcon Hotel has 25 bedrooms | civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts up to 130 in The Garden Terrace and up to 28 in The Oak Room
Wisteria Hotel has 25 bedrooms | Barn Suite and Barn Lounge for up to 100 guests
Hambleton Hall has 17 bedrooms | civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 60 guests
Stapleford Park has suites, rooms and cottages available |