The Forest Centre

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£1550 - £6295 for a package
Up to 65
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The Forest Centre is set in the award-winning beauty of the Millennium Country Park - the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos. All profits from the Centre go back into the creation of the Forest.
Pricing & Costs

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Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
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Water View
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Landscaped Gardens
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Forest Centre is the natural place to get married - catering for both ceremonies and celebrations, we are set amongst the beautiful lakes and woodlands of the Millennium Country Park, Bedfordshire. The Centre can cater for up to 65 day guests, and 250 in the evening, with scope for larger weddings in a hired marquee, on our private paddock. We provide a range of in-house catering - we can deliver everything from a traditional 3 course meal, an outdoor barbecue or hog roast, to a lighter buffet or afternoon tea. Our £6295* package includes everything you need for your big day - from the decor, to Prosecco, to evening entertainment. All funds raised at the Centre go back into the creation of new woodlands within the Forest of Marston Vale, making the Forest a better place to live, work and play for now, and for future generations.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen
Congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for your interest in The Forest Centre. I'd be delighted to give you more information about our venue or organise a show-round at your convenience, and hear all about your engagement story and what you've got planned for your special day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Travel Notes

Just off the A421, half way between Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J13

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Luton

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Industry Awards (1)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our previous Catering Manager Sam married her fiance Dean a few years ago in a pink and black themed do, and despite the dodgy British weather, they had an amazing marquee party, complete with whiskey bar, flip-flops and pink sweet table!

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

Share out the stress! Don't take everything on yourself - even if you are a perfectionist, you have carefully selected your bridesmaids and groomsmen: use them! They will be more than happy to share in the responsibilities of the run up to the big day, and the day itself.

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

We love the use of living flowers and trees at weddings. Something that can be planted again, either by the guests or the couple themselves, as a lovely, permanent reminder of the day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Natural, unique, eco, different, memorable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the deck at the heart of our stunning Sensory Garden, surrounded by flowering plants and over the water.

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

Not yet...!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Something classic - smoked salmon with lemon zest and caviar.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A locally sourced 100% beef burger fresh from our BBQ.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

All funds raised go towards the Forest of Marston Vale, a Community Forest that plants trees and looks after Community Woodlands in Bedfordshire.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

With the help of our Friends, supporters and wedding couples, we have planted over 2 million trees in the Forest so far!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftWe dedicate a tree to every couple who celebrate their wedding with us, to mark the importance of both their marriage and the lasting legacy
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