Busbridge Lakes

£2850 - £9250 for Venue Hire
Up to 300
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We hosted our 1st “Covid-19 secure” wedding recep. in 10/2020. We have created some great Virtual viewing videos and initially offer a personal virtual viewing via Zoom. Thanks Bill
Busbridge Lakes is a truly unique and exclusive family run outdoor marquee venue in the Surrey Hills, set in the grounds of a 2A Heritage garden with 3 lakes, hidden in its own private valley
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
2021 - Canal Lake venue starts at £3,650 (min) for up to 120 guests, Cedar Tree venue starts at £2,850 (min) for up to 80 guests & further guests for both venues are on a per 10 guest basis (£ charge varies on time of year and for over 200 guests) - there is currently no VAT to be paid on top and we do not charge corkage. Our charges are just for the venue hire and our logistical planning services - your marquee, catering & other supplier charges are not included (and are booked by you directly).
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering
External Catering Permitted


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Picture your wedding marquee in the stunning location of the main lawn of this Heritage garden, overlooking the Canal Lake’s stone bridge with a vista of the Doric Temple in the distance, all to a backdrop of the old coach house with its elegant clock tower surrounded by magnificent old specimen trees. As your guests marvel at the views, the home to one of the largest collections of water birds in the country, with cranes and peafowl gracing the lawns, imagine wandering off to take advantage of some truly unique photo locations including a C18 Hermit's cave, a Doric Temple and a rustic stone bridge spanning the lake. We understand each wedding is different, with couples wanting to use their experiences, vision and individuality to create a unique celebration. Busbridge Lakes offers the flexibility of an open canvas venue with the added support of the family, the on-site team and a variety of carefully vetted wedding suppliers for you to use - all in a non-rushed environment. Our venues are available to hire from mid. April until mid. October and we only hold a few weddings receptions each year to ensure your day is not one of many. The primary venue for weddings is the Canal Lake venue, with marquees or tipis of your choice accommodating up to 200 guests - for larger numbers of up to 300 guests we can offer an expanded or combined venue options and other areas in the grounds as a tailored package - please enquire. To arrange a visit please contact us.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bill
Congratulations on your engagement, it must be a very exciting time. We are a family run venue & home to one of the largest collections of water birds in UK. To help Mum continue in her passion to the conservation of water birds, we offer the grounds as a wedding hire venue. We run the venue to our family values and we are not a ‘rush in/out’ venue. If you have any question or require more information please feel free to contact me


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Maya & Gus
Married in September 2019
September 2019
It's not just the stunning (literally stunning) venue. It's the logistics and smooth running of the day that made it so amazing
We got married at Busbridge Lakes in September 2019. Weather cracking and what a day. Couldn't recommend Busbridge Lakes or Bill any more. It's not just the stunning (literally stunning) venue. It's the logistics and smooth running of the day that made it so amazing for us and our guests. Bill has years of experience, knows all the right suppliers and will help you make the right logistical decisions so the day is perfect. Feedback from all our guests has been outstanding and I wish we could do it all over again. Thanks Busbridge Lakes team. 5 star.
Loren & Fergus
Married in September 2019
October 2019
We fell in love with it on our very first visit and knew straight away it was the place for our big day
We got married in September 2019 and chose Busbridge Lakes as our reception venue. We fell in love with it on our very first visit and knew straight away it was the place for our big day. The surroundings are stunning and it’s so well looked after by Bill and his team. More importantly it’s a blank canvas so we knew we’d have the flexibility to make the day into exactly what we wanted. We had the most magical day, everything we had dreamt of, but it was not just the location that made our day wonderful, it was also Bill, the owner. Bill helped with the smooth running of the day and was extremely helpful with guidance in the running up to the wedding with suppliers, recommendations etc. Bill is very knowledgeable when it comes to wedding planning and it put our minds at ease when arranging a blank canvas wedding. We wish we could do it all over again! Our guests were very complimentary of the venue and commented how amazing it was compared to other venues they had been to. We have noticed that many of our friends have now used the backdrop of the lakes as their social media photos! Huge thanks to Bill and his team for giving us the best day we could have ever imagined, making it very memorable. Busbridge Lakes will always be very special to us. We look forward to returning in years to come!
Rowanne & James
Married in August 2019
September 2019
I would highly recommend this incredibly beautiful wedding venue
I would highly recommend this incredibly beautiful wedding venue. Not only is the venue beautifully stunning and picturesque, the owners are absolutely fantastic and do everything they can to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible and completely stress free! Myself and my husband had the best wedding we could have possibly dreamed of!
Natalie & Alex
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Bill and Fleur were so welcoming and helpful from the moment we first visited
We had our wedding at Busbridge Lakes earlier this year (Aug 2019) and it was the most wonderful experience. It is such a beautiful place and feels so exclusive and special. Bill and Fleur were so welcoming and helpful from the moment we first visited - and our day would not have run as smoothly without Bill's advice and experience.
Married in August 2019
September 2019
Busbridge Lakes is not your run of the mill wedding venue that churns out weddings, which helps make everything more personal
Beautiful Venue – wedding My wife and I married here in August. We found the venue by chance after searching for somewhere which felt a little different and unique. After our initial visit we were sold, despite the torrential rain at the time. An enchanted garden, hidden out of sight. Bill was great in the process, very helpful and good to have a steer on local suppliers for the day. He could not have done more to make things run more smoothly. Busbridge Lakes is not your run of the mill wedding venue that churns out weddings, which helps make everything more personal. It was great to see peoples expressions as they entered through the archway into the enclosure for the first time. Robyn arranged the catering which was sensational - we could not have asked for better food nor a nicer person to help us. We are still receiving compliments for the food and expect we will continue to do so for some time. No corkage - great !
Joe Dewick via Facebook
Wedding: July 2019
July 2019
Such a lovely place
Absolutely beautiful and serene scenery and it was the perfect setting for my partners sisters (Roxy) wedding. Such a lovely place
Location & Contact Details


Hambledon Road, Busbridge, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AY, England

Travel Notes

Situated 1.5 miles from Godalming with easy access from the A3

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Gatwick or Heathrow

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of them, after all it is the couples most important day

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

Get a budget in place and decide where you wish to spend more and where less. This will help with those 'head v heart' decisions. Most of all enjoy it all

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

A bride's Grandmother who had spent months and months hand making all the marquee bunting - the inside looked fantastic

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, rustic, private, exclusive, nature

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The 3 lakes, the Coach House, a Hermit's cave, a Doric Temple and a C18 rustic stone bridge spanning the lake

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

Maybe, but if we had we would not be allowed to say :)

What’s your favourite canapé?

As a non fish eater, it has to be mini beef and Yorkshire puddings with horseradish for myself and for Mum it is Tempura prawns

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini burgers or crepes and if Mum was awake for her it would be a bacon sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Private valley with specimen trees, 3 lakes and the home to one of the largest collections of water birds in the country

What part of your business are you most proud of?

That we are family run and run every event to our family values