£800 - £4,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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A flexible outdoor wedding venue set amongst 38 beautiful gardens. We provide the stunning location and floral background, warmly catering to your inspiration and ideas.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Water View

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
- With 38 (yes, 38!) different gardens to choose from, 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! - 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. - 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. - 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
Firstly a big congratulations on your engagement or welcome if your browsing for that question soon to be 'popped!' ;) From everyone at Barnsdale Gardens we look forward to meeting you 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


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lucy Richardson
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
Amazing wedding day
We had such an incredible wedding day at Barnsdale Gardens. Charlotte the wedding coordinator was so friendly and helpful. She made everything run so smoothly on the day. A beautiful venue and we couldn’t have been happier with how it all went. It was brilliant that we had the flexibility to do things how we wanted them. Barnsdale were very easy to work with. The whole thing felt so relaxed.
Paula and Tony
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in May
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
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in January
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

Travel Notes

Near Rutland water, located close to the A1.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (2)

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

Industry Awards (1)

Number 1 UK Garden- Garden News Magazine

Accreditations (1)

Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of them ;) I personally love seeing how each couple puts there own stamp on each wedding! Although the mini golf was definitely a crowd pleaser!

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!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Has to be the craft packs for the children, great to keep them entertained!

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!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Now that would be telling....... although the gardens is slightly famous?!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything with cheese!!!!...

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Everyone love cheesy chips topped with bacon right? Can you tell my favourite food is cheese?

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We can't stop saying it but it has to be the 38 individual gardens!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful backdrop!