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The perfect place to capture precious memories

Barnsdale Lodge is the perfect place to host your special day. The hotel has a choice of private function rooms, enabling it to accommodate a wedding from 20 to 180. The hotel has several well-proportioned rooms that are licensed for civil ceremonies, as well as the stunning Fort Henry and Exton Park, just a couple of miles from the hotel.

Our Personal Events Organiser will offer advice and a wealth of experience; discuss your ideas and dreams and work with you to create your perfect day. The hotel's team of chefs can provide catering to suit, from an informal finger buffet to a five-course dinner and provide outside catering if required. The team are friendly and efficient and will work hard to ensure your day is memorable.

To arrange an informal show-round, please contact Liz Crombleholme - Wedding & Events Manager, Connie Buchan - Wedding & Events Coordinator - 01572 725972 or email

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The Venues

The Barn

Being situated adjacent to the hotel means that guests can make full use of the courtyard gardens for arrival drinks but also have the peace of mind that family and friends staying at the hotel are all in one place. There is also extensive free parking again making it effortless for guests arriving. The Barn is purpose built to enable you to decorate and personalise the space for your theme. It also has separate kitchen and bar along with all other facilities so you have exclusivity on your special day. Your private brigade of chefs and waiting staff will only be looking after you and not having to share time with others using the main hotel. The Barn caters perfectly for numbers between 50 - 200

Fort Henry

The most special place in Rutland to get married. There is nothing quite as dreamy as here which makes it a uniquely magical setting. Tucked away on the private estate of the Gainsborough's means that this is tailored to give you total privacy having staff on hand to look after just you and your guests. Fort Henry was built in 1788 and is now licensed for civil marriages and partnerships. Seating can be provided internally for up to 70 guests and should you want more we can organise for a marquee to be erected adjacent to building. We can also provide outside catering should you wish to hold your reception there instead of at the hotel.

Exton Park

On the Grand estate of the Gainsborough family lies the beautiful Exton Hall - A stunning backdrop to your marquee wedding amidst the grounds of this beautiful estate. Perfect for a more elaborate wedding reception celebration. The location offers exclusivity and total privacy while our staff indulge you, your friends and close family. Hold your ceremony in the beautiful chapel on the estate or in the tranquil setting of Fort Henry. This venue is simply stunning and offers very special memories for your most magical day

Outside Catering

We have broad event experience and great knowledge of delivering personal and bespoke service for your special occasion. We take full ownership, leaving you to relax and enjoy.

We relish the opportunity to create something unique for you and perfect for your event drawing on years of experience in outside catering. Whether it is informal dining for the more relaxed wedding party, event or evening party to a more formal affair, we are there to deliver.

We can advise on quantities of food and drinks and just as importantly talk about timings to make the event work for you so our team can deliver all you want allowing you to enjoy time with your guests.

The perfect place to capture precious memories

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