£600 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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A flexible outdoor wedding venue set in stunning gardens. We provide the stunning location and floral background, the couple and their suppliers bring the ideas.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
*Ceremony and photographs* £800 for up to 40 guests £900 for up to 120 guests *Ceremony and reception drinks during photographs* £800 for up to 40 guests £900 for up to 120 guests £250 for our marquee to serve drinks from Drinks/canapés etc charged as taken *Ceremony and Reception* £600 for up to 40 guest £700 up to 120 guests £4,000 venue hire for your day and evening reception Marquee/tipi charged by provider Catering charged by provider Entertainment charged by provider *Reception Only* £4,250 venue hire for your day and evening reception Marquee/tipi charged by provider Catering charged by provider Entertainment charged by provider
What is included in this pricing:
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Full Description
Whether you want a pretty-as-a-picture setting for the wedding photos or a unique outdoor space for the whole event from ceremony to reception, it's all possible at Barnsdale Gardens. Situated in the heart of Rutland close to the A1 north of Rutland Water between Oakham and Stamford, 30 minutes from Leicester and Peterborough, Barnsdale Gardens offers the perfect setting for your day. Nestled within the Gardens our outdoor arbour is licensed for civil ceremonies. Our lawn area can accommodate either a marquee or 2 Giant Kata tepees with capacity for a seated reception for up to 120 people (layout dependant), we offer the flexibility to create a wedding that is truly unique. Couples bring in their own suppliers, from caterers and marquee hire to florist and planners, or work with the Barnsdale team and our list of trusted suppliers. The photographic opportunities at Barnsdale Gardens are endless: traditional family and group shots on manicured lawns; romantic pictures in the Woodland Walk and Japanese Garden; or some quirky wheelbarrow shots on the Allotment, the choice is yours! Each wedding is unique so planning and packages are flexible, aiming to fit your requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte
We look forward to welcoming you to Barnsdale Gardens and can't wait to hear about all your plans for your big day. Please do get in touch for a personal show or if you have any questions! x
Paula and Tony
Married in August 2020
March 2021
Thank you for going above and beyond for us!
We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your expertise in planning our wedding day. It went absolutely beautifully down to the little details. It wouldn't have been possible without all your help and support!
Nick and Steph
Married in May 2019
March 2021
The Gardens Looked Stunning!
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day wonderful! The gardens looked stunning and the food was delicious.
Claire & Steve
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Beautiful Gardens
Thanks for a fantastic wedding at your beautiful gardens, it was utterly perfect and we had the best day ever!
Claire Maxted
Married in August 2018
December 2018
The best, most fun garden wedding you could hope for
Barnsdale Gardens is a wonderful place to get married - Charlotte and Nick take care of you beautifully. The gardens are exquisite for plenty of lovely photographs, and the ceremony in the conservatory is more intimate, less formal, very moving but fun, all at the same time! - just how we wanted it. Very highly recommended, I loved our wedding day so much, it was the perfect place for us.
Gemma and Tom
Married in January 2017
April 2017
The day couldn't have gone any better.
"We were so thrilled with how our wedding day went at Barnsdale Gardens. We didn't want a typical wedding venue, and Barnsdale allowed us to create our own day in beautiful settings."
Location & Contact Details


The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 8AH, England

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Press & Awards


Scene magazine- spring/summer 2015
Discover Rutland spring/summer 2017

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Industry Awards (1)

Number 1 UK Garden- Garden News Magazine

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Firstly, take time out of your big day for the two of you! Secondly, Choose things you and your partner love and don't get caught up worrying about how weddings are 'normally' done and the great great aunt your mum wants you to invite!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, flexible, rustic, picturesque, unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

With 38 individual Gardens there is too many to choose from! Its a tough choice between the garden bridge (it doesn't sound fancy but its a great spot!) or our pelargonium greenhouse!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with cheese!!!!...

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning backdrop!