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Wedding Receptions at Lutterell Hall

Giving you an excellent day you'll remember, at an affordable price you'll forget

 AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Please note that we are now fully booked for 2024 but are taking bookings for 2025 and beyond.

PLEASE NOTE: Wedding receptions are only available on Saturdays.

Okay, let’s cut to the chase. You don’t want flannel, you don’t want marketing hype, you're busy trying to find the best wedding venue for your big day and you want to know if we're an option. So let us help you with that by making our position in the market really clear.

If you're looking for a stately home in 25 acres of private landscaped grounds with a fly-over from the Red Arrows, you can hit the back arrow now. Conversely, if you want a cheap and cheerful basic room where you can set up your own budget wedding, we're probably not going to be the best option for you, either. But, if you want a great mid-priced wedding package that offers an excellent, value-for-money service at a popular venue in the heart of West Bridgford, then we believe there's a good chance you'll want to keep scrolling through the information below. 

Whether you’re getting married at the Registry office just a two minute walk away, one of the local West Bridgford Churches or somewhere further afield, Lutterell Hall could just be the perfect venue for you to hold your wedding reception.

We’d love you to come and get a feel for our grade 2 listed building. It boasts a prestigious main hall featuring a double-height, barrel-vaulted ceiling, and can seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 190 people for your evening party. Simply get in touch to arrange a site visit.

One last important thing to us. We're working on a not-for-profit basis, so any money we make doesn't line anyone's pockets, but is ploughed back into the community. And don’t think for one minute that means a slack service, because excellence is one of our core values, and this is represented by the reviews people have kindly given us.

What's included in our wedding package?

Hall layout

You can have the main hall set up however you like using any of our large round banquetting tables or smaller rectangular tables.

Detailed below are three popular layouts that you can utilise. Each one features a top table option.

Maximum seating at tables is 150 (using 15 large round tables that seat 10 around each). Please note that 10 is the maximum number - a little tight but doable, 8 or 9 will obviously give you a bit more room.

Please note also that if you fill the whole floor space (as in example #1), then we will need to clear some tables if you want to create a dancefloor area after eating.

You can have any set up you want . Beyond these three examples, there are others on our 'Celebrations' Page (or click here to open those layouts in a new browser page).

Set up

Our wedding package gives you exclusive access to the whole venue all day Saturday.

Everything will be set up for you, but to remove any unnecessary stresses on the day, you can also come in the night before, 6-9pm, to add any extra touches you may want: like table decorations, balloons, banners, seating plans and placing the wedding cake.

Bar & Lounge

We're so proud of our new lounge and bar area 'Thraves', and we trust it will be a great place where your wedding guests can relax. With a design in-keeping with the art decor features of the historic hall, we're confident it will be a welcome resting spot, or at least a place where people can go and prop up the bar for a while during the events of the day.

You can see the full menu of drinks available on our coffee lounge pageYou can purchase drinks with either cash and card.

More information can be found here: Coffee Lounge & Bar.

Please note: as per our terms and conditions (item 10.1), hirers are not permitted to supply alcohol at the hall. However, a package for Welcome & Toasting Drinks is available.

Audio Visual Bundle

You have access to our in-house audio and visual equipment. There's no need to bring in your own PA system to amplify the speeches or the announcements to your guests. All this is within arm’s reach and available for you.

Using our built-in media projectors and large screens you can also show embarrassing videos of the groom during the best man’s speech, or show greetings from important people who couldn't make the big day.

And you don’t even have to fork out hundreds for a DJ if you don't want to, you can use our handpicked playlists at various stages of the day - whether light background music to create some ambience over food, or some bangin' tracks that will fill the dancefloor!

Oh, and we haven't even mentioned that this package also includes disco lights that are all pre-set to move in time with the music! We've got everything covered for you.

But of course, if you want to bring your own DJ with his own equipment, or have a live band, that's fine also. 

Venue Manager

Our designated member of staff will be on hand for your throughout your special day making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible with no hiccups, mishaps or embarrassments. Our Venue Manager will be fully briefed on your booking and will be available to:

  • Help with any final bits of set up.
  • Make sure all guests enter the building safely and are made aware of their surroundings.
  • Change lighting and music playlists to the appropriate settings at various parts of the proceedings.
  • Announce speeches, cutting of the cake, opening of the buffet, and the first dance.
  • Make sure any video clips are set up and come on at the right time.
  • Keep a check on the heating and ventilation.
  • Deal with any accidents or spillages.
  • Help with any issues in the kitchen.
  • Answer any queries from guests.

We want everybody who has contributed to organising your big day to be able to totally relax and enjoy the celebrations with you! 


We have a functional kitchen available for caterers to work in. We have a fridge, industrial microwave, and double ovens all available to use. (Please note: these facilities are not big enough to prepare a large wedding gathering a full hot meal, so we would suggest that be done off-site and brought in to serve from the kitchen.)

Table Dressing

Why not add splashes of colour to the main hall to give it that extra dimension and wow factor? In addition to white tablecloths and white chair covers, we can place satin sashes on each chair and matching table-runners on each table - these will also match up with the coloured lighting on our spectacular double height barrel-vaulted ceiling.

'LOVE' Letters

Our fantastic large 'LOVE' letters will literally light up your special day with internal bulbs highlighting each letter. These 4ft high 3D letters are a great additional to your big day. Use them as a centre piece on stage (as pictured) or within some of your wedding photos.

Outdoor Play Area

This is a great addition for smaller children who may get restless during a long day!

Please note: as per our terms and conditions - No children over the age of 12 allowed in this area; Parents must supervise children at all times; Anyone acting inappropriately in the play area will be asked to leave and not return for the duration of the hire; The play area is inspected after every hire - any damage found will charged to the hirer irrespective of who caused the damage.

Event Management

We're fully aware that there's no second chances with your big day, so we've put in every effort and looked at every detail to make sure it becomes memorable for all the right reasons.

From your initial enquiry to your last guest leaving on the day, we aim to deliver on nothing short of a five-star service.

To make this happen, we can't leave any stone unturned. So we will be getting you along for site visits, liaising with your contractors (such as caterers, decorators, bands, DJs etc), helping you plan the logistics of the day, having internal update meetings, and processing all the administration tasks necessary to ensure a smooth ride through the entire process. 

Hall Set-up

Lounge & Bar

Frequently asked questions?

Do you offer catering?

Not directly, but we have catering partners that we can put you in touch with. The advantage being that you would be using people we have tried and tested, and who are familiar with working in our venue.

Are you a licenced wedding venue for ceremonies?

No, we're not. But we are handily just a couple of minutes walk from the registry office and within easy reach of many local churches.

Is there a minimum and maximum number of guests?

Yes, our minium number of guests is 60.

Regarding maximiums, our large banquetting tables allow for up to 150 people seated. And for the evening celebration we can cater for another 40 people (190 guests total) which also fits within our fire regulations. 

Does your venue accomodate disabled people?

Yes, we have ramped access via the side of the building (off the car park) for those who would struggle with the stepped access of the main front doors. We also have an accesible toilet off the main hall.

What rooms does the venue offer?

As well as our centrepiece main hall, we also have a recently refurbished bar and lounge area, which is great for slipping away from the main action, if required. There is also a small but lovely period reception that the wedding party use to greet guests as they arrive for the evening celebrations.

Is there parking on site?

Being a town centre location means that parking is normally an issue, but fortunately we have our own medium sized car park on site, so we can offer a number of spaces to special guests and members of your party. This is also convenient for any entertainers, caterers etc. that you may be using.

There are also 3 main car parks within 3-4 minutes walk and a regular bus route running through the town with stops just 2 minutes walk away.

If you can't find the answer to your questions on this page, you can check out our general Q&A page. If you still have questions after that, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

PLEASE NOTE: Wedding receptions are only available on Saturdays.