Rufford Mill Wedding Venue

Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire

Rufford Mill is the perfect Nottingham wedding venue for your big day, based in the stunning grounds of the Rufford Abbey County Park the mill and lake area are a photographers dream with so many beautiful areas of scenery to use as backdrops.

The mill is located on the outer edge of a courtyard, right next to a ford running across the access road which certainly seems to keep the kids busy cheering on the cars as they drive through and splash!

The courtyard has rows of traditional red brick-built cottage style buildings on its outer edge and has a lovely traditional look and feel.

Rufford Mill Wedding Photography

Upstairs is the Rufford Mill’s stunning wedding ceremony room, it may be a wedding photographer thing but my attention was immediately drawn to the gorgeous wooden beams up in the roof area which are flanked on all sides by rows of hanging lamps.

As soon as I saw the lights for the first time I knew I would have to get the mirror out of the car and set up some off camera flash to capture the photograph below!

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Sunset Wedding Photography at Rufford Mill

The Rufford Mill venue building has been very thoughtfully restored and has some stunning original features. On the ground floor there is a bar and function room area which makes for a great reception area before your ceremony, somewhere to relax, greet family and friends and calm your wedding nerves before the ceremony starts!

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The Rufford Mill Wedding Ceremony Room

Fully air conditioned the room is really bright and airy so there is no need for intrusive flash photography during your wedding ceremony.

I switch my cameras onto silent mode and then just hang back out of the way and capture all the emotion of your ceremony without ever causing any distracting as you take that amazing step as a couple.

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Rufford Mill Wedding Confetti Photographs

Once your ceremony is complete there is lots of space downstairs in the Mill’s courtyard for confetti shots, large group photographs and then you and your guests can relax and enjoy the grounds whilst the upstairs room is transformed into a stunning wedding breakfast room.

As you would expect the food at The Rufford Mill is fantastic, I can heartily recommend the toffee pudding from personal experience!

Rufford Abbey Country Park Wedding Photography

As a professional Nottingham wedding photographer I pride myself on always having a ‘Plan B’ for photographs if the weather is not great (and let’s face it Nottinghamshire is a little unpredictable at the best of times). I always have a large white umbrella with me to get you between locations dry and clean so we can still get out and grab some amazing shots of just the two of you whatever the weather.

There are lots of locations around the grounds of Rufford Country Park which are sheltered and as the sun sets and the skies turn to twilight the rain will actually add drama to some beautiful off camera flash shots.

Around the front of the mill is the country parks lake which has a cobbled banking. It’s the perfect area for us to get all your family and friends together for your wedding group photographs, lots of space and a beautiful backdrop of water and woodland.

I go through the group shots with you during our consultation so I can manage all of the co-ordination on the day for you!

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Wedding Photographs Around Rufford Abbey

Finally, and one of my absolute favourite parts about being a Nottingham wedding photographer at Rufford Mill, you get completely unrestricted access to use all the Rufford Abbey grounds for your wedding photographs.

The stunning main building of Rufford Abbey makes an amazing backdrop to your bride and groom couple photographs, whether is beautiful blue skies or dramatic grey clouds, the abbey and its perfectly maintained grounds makes for some truly stunning romantic photographs of brides and grooms!

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View a Rufford Mill Wedding Sneak Preview Gallery

If you would like to view a ‘Sneak Preview’ gallery of a wedding I have recently photographed at Rufford Mill please click below!


I really can’t recommend Rufford Mill highly enough, it has everything… outdoor areas to relax, bright clean venue rooms, amazing food, professional staff and your own personal gardens and abbey for photographs with a ‘wow’ factor!

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Looking For a Rufford Mill Wedding Photographer?

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your Rufford Mill wedding ceremony I would absolutely love to hear more about your plans, please get in touch below for a no obligation chat about what I can offer.

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