Buckminster Barn and Lakeside

£4200 - £5500 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.
Pricing & Costs

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We are an exclusive use venue with the option of a three 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
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

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
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. 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
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs James (Andrew & Lindsey)
Married in April 2022
July 2022
A magical venue
“I just wanted to pop you a quick message to thank you for all of your help in securing a venue last minute! We have recently got our wedding photos back so I wanted to share some with you. Buckminster Barn was magical and far exceeded our expectations. All our guests commented on the venue and the stunning view! We can not thank you enough for everything! The day wouldn't have been possible without Buckminster! We are already trying to find a reason to have the day again! “ Thank you again.
Steph & Scott
Married in September 2021
July 2022
Wowed by the Lakeside Venue
“Thank you so much! Everyone had an incredible time and so many people were wowed by your lakeside. It truly was the best day of our lives and we just wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond to make our day extra special”. Thank you
Married in June 2021
July 2022
A Hidden Gem
“The lakeside venue at Buckminster is truly a hidden gem. It provided us the most beautiful and intimate setting to host our wedding reception. Debbie and the Buckminster events team were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always responsive and helpful with any query we had. Words will not do this venue justice, it is simply immaculate and I couldn’t recommend it enough!”
Winter wedding couple
Married in December 2020
May 2021
truly amazing
I have to say Sue and the Team were amazing…Sue can turn her hand to anything and everything…so quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. The Barn was made perfect by her commitment to making the day special…she had created stunning foliage decorations on the approach, the entrance and in the Ceremony room...even subtle touches in the loos. The decorations were amazing and complimented our theme brilliantly; all from foraging in her garden and locally. She even had made pieces which were hung on each chair down the aisle...she is truly amazing and has an eye for detail.
Summer Wedding
Married in August 2019
May 2021
Relaxed feel in a beautiful location
Fantastic venue for a wedding reception with a relaxed, beautiful feel in a fantastic location. Would highly recommend the venue and lovely people at Buckminster ABrn , Thank you!
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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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Whimsical, Elegant, Stunning, Relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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 your venue?

We haven't had any celebrity guests at our venue yet, however we love to meet all our our couples families 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 your venue's 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.