£10999 - £13499 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
4 Bedrooms
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Royle Forest Weddings is a brand-new venue looking to offer something completely unique set within it's own magical world lost in the middle of a forest.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£10,999
Maximum Price
£13,499
At Royle we do pricing different, to keep it simple and to ensure there are not hidden costs we include everything needed for the venue at one price. We only differ in price between a weekday and weekend, and the price remains the same throughout our season which is April to October. The accommodation is the only extra we do. Please see our brochure for full details.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
4
Sleeps No. of People
8
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Venue

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
Street food courtyard for informal day/evening food
Full Description
Royle Forest is a magical venue that is guarenteed to get your guests excited for your day when they open your invitation. With fresh eyes on this industry we designed this venue as a family to offer a venue like no other. Just a couple of features that make us stand out F L E X I B I L I T Y : at this venue you are given the flexibility to customise this venue throughout to really get your stamp on your day so that your wedding is individual and not like any other, allowing you to get your stamp on your day W E A T H E R P R O O F : even though we are an outdoor venue we gaurentee all outdoor areas by covering all your important areas such as your ceremony area and firepits, as well as hard paths throughout, the weather does not matter at this venue C E L E B R A T I O N: at Royle Forest we offer the best celebration setup you can find, with an infinity dancefloor and the incredible Forest Bar, you will struggle to find a more exciting setup. AND to top it, our bar is one of the cheapest in the industry with prices even cheaper than most pubs, this allows a friendly environment that your guests will love coming to the bar and as a result a packed dancefloor at the end of the night! F U N: our setup is designed for maximum fun on your wedding day, with our wedding planning and coordinating service sorting everything out our couples are able to turn up and relax and just enjoy their day knowing everything is taken care of! We even do the whole cleanup for you. On top of all these awesome features we also wanted to make sure our couples felt extra special at this venue like they truly matter, which is why have added features such as a 1971 race car as your wedding car for the day, we also pay for you to go on a beer tasting session with our beer partner where you actually get to choose a beer to go on the bar for your day, and even further we also make a sign and wedding memory box engraved with our couples names and dates that arrives full of forest goods.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fraser
Thank you for your interest in Royle Forest we hope you like what you read, if you are looking for a venue that will create that extra magical day for you and get your guests excited beyond belief then we may be the one for you! If you are interested you can see my availability and book in for a viewing on our website. We would love to show you around :-)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2022
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(9)
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Lily and Adam
Happy couple married in October
December 2022
The dedication of the team blew us away!
1st October 2022 - ADAM & LILY OUTSTANDING! From the moment Adam and I decided to get married at Royle Forest, Fraser and Emma and the rest of the Royle Forest family went above and beyond to make sure it was the wedding of our dreams! They completely took customer service to the next level and went above and beyond in so many ways so that our wedding felt completely personal and unique to us! The dedication of the team blew us away from the start! The space that they’ve created is simply one of a kind. (Please go visit) It’s like stepping into your own personal mystical forest! It really has the WOW factor! All of our guests commented on how magical it felt! Fraser and the teams vision, creativity, work ethic and drive is truly inspirational which is why we chose the venue and the team as we knew we’d be in safe hands! They took all the stress away from planning and even when things threatened to get stressful they swooped in and problem solved (eg. fast communication over what’s app and email, contacting the council personally when we had issues with our registrar, setting up last minute decorations for us on the day that we ran out of time for the night before, contacting all of our suppliers a week before to make sure they were ready and had everything they needed to on the day… I could go on!) We truly received the Royle Treatment. The accommodation for starters! The Bears Lair and the Farm house are just gorgeous (the hand painted murals are breathtaking!) and made for an incredible unique stay the night before and after the wedding (the 8 seater mother of all hotubs, the jacuzzi bath, make up stations, Nespresso coffee machines, enormous luxurious beds, fire pits….I could go on) On the day we arrived we noticed that our names were hand carved into the sign welcoming people to the venue 🤯, the morning and the morning after the wedding Fraser came along to personally give us breakfast, he personally drove the bridal party to the venue, he personally was on hand during the reception to make sure the bride and groom had drinks and canapés (as he knew that the excitement of the day and photos etc could mean we’d miss out) he also took some gorgeous photos of us on the day from the DJ booth and he said “that was the best view” Lastly on the day we left Fraser presented us with a hand made keepsake box with our names and anniversary date on. If that wasn’t enough Inside were a pair of branded champagne glasses and other gorgeous Luxury gifts for us newly weds to enjoy. If you’re looking for a unique woodland venue where the entire team are passionate about what they do and are dedicated to you and your special day look no further! The Royle Forest Family will deliver!!! Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. Adam, Lily X
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JJ and Maddie
Wedding: September
December 2022
If we were to get married again, it’d be here!
We recently attended a beautiful wedding at this venue, the location is stunning! If we were to get married again, it’d be here. The atmosphere was so good and the craftsmanship in the tipis especially the forest bar is unreal!! They made all the chairs, tables, walkways, seating areas etc - mind blown but it shows the huge effort Fraser and Emma have put in to make this venue the very best!
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Mr & Mrs Sparks
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
Perfect does not do it justice!
We got married here in September 2022. My husband and I actually booked this venue when it was simply a field and Fraser’s vision. The best decision we ever made. Fraser, Emma and the entire family made our wedding the most incredible, memorable, personalised time of our lives. Everything they did for us will never be forgotten. By far the most beautiful venue in the UK!
C
Christine and Liam
Happy couple married in August
December 2022
Thank you so much for the best wedding!
We have just had our wedding at Royle Forest weddings and we are absolutely blown away with how incredible Fraser, Emma and his team have been with us throughout the whole process since we booked it in March. The venue is absolutely incredible. We looked at a lot of venues and this was by far the best one we have ever seen or been to..even our guests have agreed with us. We in fact originally had a venue booked but we’re so blown away with this one we cancelled our other venue!! We just want to thank Fraser and his team for their outstanding work. No job was too little or too big and they have been the most supportive people to us. Their family and the lads that work with him were always on hand to make sure that everything went perfectly even the day before the wedding. We couldn’t of asked for a better venue or team for our wedding.. thanks to them, they made it the best day of our lives. Fraser, you are so talented and you just have a gift with people. No matter what we asked for your response was.. it’s all part of the service. You have been such a kind gentleman not just to us as Groom and bride but also to all our guests as they have given us such amazing feedback on the venue and to all of you and your staff!! Thank you so much for the best wedding we could have wished for you are truly amazing :)
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Ellie
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
Simply magical!
An absolutely beautiful, magical, woodland fairytale! Lots of cozy spots, a bonfire, stunning nature all around with amazing staff! The venue managed to make our wedding feel so secluded and exclusive, which made for a very special atmosphere! The Tipi is also waterproof which took away so much of our pre-wedding fears. Cannot recommend enough and I hope we can return back soon.
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Myles
Wedding: June
December 2022
We have just been to a truly amazing wedding!
We have just been to a truly amazing wedding for Mr & Mrs Ferguson at the Royle Forest venue. It was the most amazing and magical wedding, setting and venue. We stayed in some very boutique bell tents which just added to the whole experience. My girl friend and I attend many festivals over the years and this venue manages to capture all of the magic and atmosphere we love so much about these kind of events. If you love being in nature with friends this truly intimate setting is not one to be missed! The family who ran the venue were also absolutely on the ball and fabulous! Thank you and we hope to be back again and again!!

Royle Wedding Fair 2023

9th April 2023
Join us for the Royle Wedding Fair from 11am - 4pm. We have live music, street food vendors, florists, photographers, 20+ and more! To attend, please register here: www.royleforestweddings.co.uk
Location & Contact Details

Address

Royle Forest, Royle Farm, Caldwell Road, Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE15 9TU, England

Travel Notes

Our postcode will take you to Royle Farm which you will then follow signs out into the forest for the venue

Nearest Town

Burton On Trent

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A38

Nearest Train Station

Burton

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

E V E R Y . W E D D I N G - at Royle Forest our aim is to ensure that each and every wedding is special, this team goes above and beyond and our target is that the couple and every single guest on the day ends up leaving saying that is the best wedding they have ever been to. This venue is guarenteed to get your guests excited when you send your invitation cards out, a brand new concept to the industry you cannot find a more unique but awesome setup for your magical day

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

R E L A X - your day will be action packed with everyone wanting your attention throughout the day, to ensure you slow the day down and get those moments where you can really take it all in we recommend finding 5 minutes a couple times throughout the day to sit down and watch all your guests gathered their to celebrate your day have a great time

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

L A S T . D A N C E - as a special touch this is now something we offer to all our couples, as the days are action packed to help couples get another extra special moment once the guests have left we are happy to stock a firepit up and put a playlist of your choosing back on so you can have a last dance and some peace and quiet by the far to soak in your wedding day and take it all in

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique. Personal. Magical. Adventurous. Exciting.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have worked with a photographer since day one of building this magical venue, meaning there are many special places to take photos throughout the venue

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

We have one booked in but we want to keep this private to allow them to have a relaxing time, this couple found us looking for unique venues that were up and coming within the UK but also something that is completely different. That is how they described us

What’s your favourite canapé?

Spiced plum chutney and Somerset blue cheese tart, not your average wedding canape however we feel one that fits our venue to the tea with being unique and adventurous but overall an amazing experience

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Sugar covered profiteroles with a melted chocolate is a winner any day, the perfect energy pickup to carry on with the celebrations

What is your venue's most unique feature?

This is a hard one, so we must name two. 1. The Forest Chapel in the middle of the forest where you get married, hand built by ourselves and the family, and 2. the celebration setup, you will struggle to find a cooler bar and dancefloor.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Where to start. Royle Forest is an absolutle labour of love for our family, and i must say this is what we are most proud of. The fact that this venue has been hand built down to every last detail by the family is a feat you do not hear of every day, having the confidence to push the wedding industry by offering something completely and totally unique was a risk but one that we are finding is paying off with the feedback we have received since opening in April 2022, there seems to be a desire for something different that gets guests excited again and offers a day that truly is magical.

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