Buckminster Barn and Lakeside

£4,200 - £5,500 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
Exclusive Use
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Welcome to the Buckminster estate, the fairy tale village with two charming and romantic venue sites! Be spoiled for choice, and have the wedding day you want.
Buckminster Barn and Lakeside Pricing & Costs

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We are an exclusive use venue with the option of a 3 day hire for the Barns (£4,200) and at the Lakeside (£5,500), a whole 7 day hire to ensure you have the time to prepare for your special day. We hold a limited number of weddings per year, to ensure our couples are not rushed during the setup of their wedding. The exquisite location and exclusivity of Buckminster is really what makes our venue so special.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Buckminster Barn and Lakeside Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Fireworks Permitted
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Outdoor Reception Space
Marquee Permitted
Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Buckminster Barn and Lakeside Full Description
Buckminster Barn Located in the heart of the village of Buckminster, Buckminster Barn is perfect for couples looking for an idyllic, country-style venue. The Barn is set over two floors with exposed oak wooden beams, flag-stone flooring, and an abundance of windows that provide panoramic views over the private lawn and rolling countryside beyond. Downstairs, the Old Cart Shed makes for a fabulous drinks reception and your guests can wander outside on to the lawn to enjoy the beautiful setting. Upstairs, the Old Hay Loft can seat up to 60 guests for a wedding breakfast while the Barn as a whole can accommodate up to 120 for the evening. Wedding parties with a larger number of daytime guests have the option of hiring a marquee/tipi/stretch tent on the lawn. Buckminster Park & Lakeside Accessed via a private driveway through stunning countryside, our Lakeside venue opens out onto 15 acres of old parkland and the beautiful lake. There is no limit on the number of guests you can have at this venue, making it perfect for larger celebrations. We have the option for you to arrange accommodation on site with Glamping being a popular choice for wedding guests - imagine waking up to the stunning views of the lake the morning after your wedding! The Park and Lakeside have been kindly opened up by the Tollemache family for a maximum of six weddings each year, creating an exclusive opportunity for couples looking for a unique romantic setting. Buckminster Park & Lakeside is a perfect blank canvas, allowing you to create your perfect day with a beautiful backdrop for photo opportunities.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sue & Annemarie
Hello! Welcome to our beautiful Buckminster Venues! Have the wedding day you want with the choice of settings nestled within the picturesque Buckminster estate. We would be thrilled to show you the sites and with a church a stones throw away, your perfect day is ready to plan right here! Lets get planning!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Andrew and Lindsey James
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
We wouldn't have changed anything about it.
Any questions we had we answered quickly and thoroughly. Tables/ chairs suited our event and the tables downstairs worked really well. The venue layout suited our wedding perfectly. We had a tipi as close to the French windows as we could which meant the room flowed from inside to out really well. Very Happy- Good communication and straight forward to do.
Clare and Dave Harlow
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Excellent Venue in an outstanding area
Excellent venue in an outstanding area and all our guests commented on the views. Sue could not have done more to help us. Unfortunately, one of our suppliers cancelled the day before and Sue had the brilliant idea of contacting the local pub which she did for us and saved the day! Sue could not have been more helpful and patient. She met us at the Barn whenever we needed and had lots of ideas and support.
Emily & Ed Jeffrey
Wedding: November
November 2022
Views are amazing. Nothing was too much trouble
Buckminster Barn was a fantastic venue for our son's christening. The views are amazing and the facilities inside the barn worked really well for the day. The events team were really helpful in the run up to the event. Thank you! The views from the barn made the event really special and worked well for what we wanted. It was great to have a safe space for children and use of both upstairs for dining and downstairs for drinks/ informal gathering. Nothing was too much trouble.
Gabrielle and James Gilhooly
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Buckminster Barn is a stunning venue
Buckminster Barn is a stunning venue, perfect for a rustic setting with everything you need you need to host a fantastic event. Our wedding was perfect, and the Buckminster team were so easy to work with, a stress-free experience.
Sami Tipi Ltd
Wedding: September
October 2022
Buckminster Open Day
We had a great time at the Buckminster open day with our giant hat tipi. The venue is absolutely stunning, a beautiful hidden setting and perfect for any wedding celebration. The team have been great to work with too and the open day was a great success.
Vicky from Inviting Writing
Wedding: September
September 2022
Gorgeous venue!
When you first arrive at the Barn, the view takes you by surprise! It's truly stunning with a gorgeous outdoor space for your guests to really enjoy. Both rooms at the barn are beautiful and I especially liked the exposed beams upstairs with windows out to that gorgeous view!
Buckminster Barn and Lakeside Location & Contact Details


Grange Farmyard, Buckminster, Leicestershire, NG33 5SD, England

Travel Notes

You can enter our venue on Google maps to find your best route to our beautiful menu. This super tranquil spot sits within 25 miles of the cities Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Peterborough.

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Grantham Train Station

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Buckminster Barn and Lakeside Press & Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Buckminster Barn and Lakeside ?

Here at Buckminster, all of our weddings are completely individual and unique to the couple. One of our most memorable weddings was a festival theme which stands out as the colours of the wedding were so vivid. There were lots of bright decorations, from bunting and neon signage to large flower displays. The bridesmaids wore beautiful flowers crowns and the Bride and Groom wore personalised leather jackets during the evening. They had lots of catering options in the form of food vans with everything from pulled pork rolls & hot dogs, to sushi and pad thai and the music had the guests dancing all evening. At Buckminster, couples have the freedom to create their perfect day.

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

Use the knowledge of the Wedding Team at your venue. They will have been involved in planning and supporting lots of couples to ensure their special day is perfect. From helping you to work out your order of the day, right through to recommending local highly rated suppliers, they will be with you to support you every step of the way. When you book your wedding with us, you will have access to our little black book of suppliers: elegant marquees and glittering tipis, creative florists and mouthwatering canapes, not to mention an array of bars, musicians, decor and prop specialists and wedding planners. Our tried and trusted suppliers will look after you on your big day.

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

We love a personal wedding favour here at Buckminster and one that we have seen, and loved, was a bride who had a gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers, inspired by the fields in which her fiancé had proposed in. Their guests were given pouches of wild flower seeds as wedding favours, to plant in memory of their special day.

Describe Buckminster Barn and Lakeside in 5 adjectives

Romantic, Whimsical, Elegant, Stunning, Relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at Buckminster Barn and Lakeside ?

With so many stunning areas, you will be spoilt for choice on where to have your photos taken on your special day. Our sweeping lake is definitely one of our favourite spots for memories that will last a lifetime.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Buckminster Barn and Lakeside ?

We haven't had any celebrity guests at our venue yet, however we love to meet all our our couples families & friends and everybody is welcome.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have seen so many gorgeous arrays of food as a dry hire venue but we have to say that our favourite canape is a Whipped Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Crostini.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We love to indulge in a S'mores bar here at Buckminster. With our outdoor fire pits, your guests can take a break from a night of dancing to build there own S'mores at a dessert table with marshmallows, chocolate, crackers and fruit - the possibilities are endless! Our favourite has to be a salted caramel and chocolate S'more!

What is Buckminster Barn and Lakeside most unique feature?

Our most unique feature is the exquisite blank canvas we have, for you to create a picture perfect day. Whether you are looking for something more rustic and natural or sophisticated and elegant, Buckminster can do it all. Our exclusive blank canvas wedding venues effortlessly blend rural character with elegant style.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our aim is to ensure that our couples have the perfect day and receiving feedback and reviews not only from the couple, but their friends and family really makes what we do so special.

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