£750 - £1,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
40 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Bestwood Lodge has its own Gothic Chapel with oak panelled walls, a unique venue for a civil ceremony or intimate wedding reception. Larger receptions are catered for in the elegant Victorian Ballroom
Bestwood Lodge Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Corkage charge applicable
Bespoke menu available

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Bestwood Lodge Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Bestwood Lodge Full Description
Bestwood Lodge is steeped in history and set in the magnificent acres of rambling parkland known as Bestwood Country Park. In 1683 King Charles II granted Bestwood Lodge to his son, the Duke of St Albans whose mother was the infamous Nell Gwynn. The Lodge has its own Gothic Chapel with oak panelled walls and minstrel’s gallery, a unique venue for a civil ceremony. The Ballroom is early Victorian in character, with high ceilings and large elegantly draped windows with incredible views over the beautiful parkland. Bestwood Lodge has been catering for Wedding Receptions for many years. You can be confident that your special day will be handled in a friendly and positive manner by your dedicated wedding team. In order to create your perfect day we offer a number of versatile options, you can do as much or as little as you wish. We cater for all types of weddings, from sit down meals to buffets, lavish or informal. Your day can be tailored especially for you. With our All Inclusive Packages, we can take all of the stress of organisation away from you, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your event. The All Inclusive Packages encompass everything you need for your special day from a sparkling drinks reception on arrival to a complimentary suite for the wedding couple.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stephen
Thank you for considering Bestwood Lodge as your chosen venue. I have been with Bestwood Lodge since 2013 & have spent my time planning,managing & overseeing our 100+ weddings per year. I pride myself on giving you a unique experience,discussing your vision & making your day as special as it could possibly be. We have a very experienced team here at Bestwood Lodge & we work tirelessly to ensure that your day is a memorable one. I look forward to working with you to create your dream!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Miller & Baldwin
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Everything was perfect
I am just writing to let you know that we had a fantastic wedding day, everything was perfect. Thank you for your attentiveness and work to you and the rest of the staff involved in making our day so special. You will be highly recommended to all by us. Thank you again. 🙏. X Claire Miller
Mr and Mrs Walters
Happy couple married in February
February 2019
Happy Couple
We just wanted to say a big thank you for our amazing day, all the staff were amazing and the food was heavenly. The rooms were beautiful, the decorations were spectacular and the DJ rocked. Even when the wind brought a tree down you had everything in hand, the day ran so smoothly and for us it was completely stress free. Thank you for making our day one that we will remember not only for our wedding but surprising our daughter with a cake for her 13th. We will definitely recommend your hotel to anyone that would like to hold and event for any reason. We’ve attached some photos that our guests took and when we have access to the other photos we’ll send you some more. With the most sincere thanks Mr & Mrs Walters
Happy couple married in December
December 2018
Wedding feedback
I got married here on 22nd December 2018. Myself and the wedding party stayed the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. All of our rooms were lovely and I had a complimentary upgrade which was a nice touch, the breakfast too was delicious. All the way through the planning of our wedding we were treated incredibly well and all members of staff were friendly and approachable. I would like to take the time to specifically mention Jodie who helped me organise the day all the way through, nothing was too much trouble. Stephen, Simon and Tanya – you are all lovely people and made sure the day went so smoothly – thank you. The bar staff at night time too!! Our day was perfect and you all played a part in that. I would highly recommend having your wedding at Bestwood Lodge as the ‘All Inclusive’ aspect took so much stress out of the planning. The day was incredible and the photographs we have of the spectacular views and the hotel itself are just perfect. Will definitely be coming here as much as we can, the food is lovely. Don’t expect a super modern hotel, with its Victorian feel and beautiful grounds this hotel is so much more and the most perfectly romantic place to get married. Just wish we could do it all again. Thank you again to all at Bestwood Lodge.
Bestwood Lodge Location & Contact Details


Bestwood Lodge Country Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8NE, England

Travel Notes

It is best to use the post code NG5 8PD as this brings you directly to the hotel's car park

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Nearest Airport

East Midland

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Bestwood Lodge?

Every wedding is 'the best wedding' because it brings together two people who love each other and they create their own memories

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

My tip is to always follow your heart with every decision

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

A couple, with children from previous relationships, used all their children as the key people in the day. For example, the eldest son walked the bride down the aisle, the eldest daughter was Maid of Honour, the other son was Best Man, the other two daughters were bridesmaids - it was such a family filled day.

Describe Bestwood Lodge in 5 adjectives

Stunning, beautiful, romantic, historic, perfect

Where’s the best photo spot at Bestwood Lodge?

Anywhere in our 700 acres of adjacent parkland

What is Bestwood Lodge most unique feature?

Our beautiful Gothic Chapel

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The efforts our team go week in, week out to ensure that all our couples are happy