Wedding Receptions at Lutterell Hall

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

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 a wedding breakfast and up to 190 people for an 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.

Please note, we are not licensed to hold wedding ceremonies, but we can facilitate a reception after your marriage ceremony, either for a mid-late afternoon sit down meal, evening party with buffet, or both.

What's on offer

Hall Hire & Set Up

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

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

We'll make sure everything is already set up for you before you arrive, leaving you to add any extra touches you may want, like table decorations, balloons, banners and placing the cake.

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 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 space 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).

Bar & Lounge

Coffee Lounge & Bar

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.

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

Please note: as per our terms and conditions (item 10.1), hirers are not permitted to supply alcohol at the hall, although corkage can be charged for reception and toasting drinks.

Audio Visual Bundle

One of the ways we've simplified our wedding packages is to offer you access to our newly installed 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, 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 dance-floor!

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.

On Site Manager

We highly recommend booking our on-site manager for your special day because we believe it should run as smoothly as possible with no hiccups, mishaps or embarrassments.

Our designated member of staff will be fully briefed on your booking and will be on hand 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! So take away the hassle and make sure you book an on-site manager.

Self Catering Fee

If you're doing your own catering or bringing in caterers we have a kitchen available for cooking and serving preparation work. 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 preparing that off-site and bringing in to serve from the kitchen.)

Unlimited Hot Drinks

From the arrival of your first guest to the last person leaving the dance floor, we'll make sure that there is always tea and coffee available - free of charge to all your guests.

Whether someone fancies grabbing themselves a cuppa to have with their food or someone just prefers a hot beverage over a cold one, this additional option is a great one to keep your guests satisfied.

However, for the more coffee-conscious, we sell premium brand '200-Degree' coffee behind the bar!

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.

Buffet packages

Thinking of a cold buffet for your wedding meal or evening reception? Let us take the hassle out of finding a supplier by offering you packages from one of our catering partners. Options and prices are available upon request.

Outdoor Play Area

Yes, this area is available for hire. It's a great addition for smaller children who may get bored or 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.

Management Charge

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 first enquiry to your last guest leaving on the day, we aim for nothing short of five-star customer service. A nominal 10% of your total cost goes towards site visits, meetings, telephone calls, paperwork and arranging the various elements of your wedding to ensure a smooth ride through the process. Our management charge, along with the hall hire are the only two mandatory charges, the rest are options for you to choose from to customise your big day.

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.


ItemFrom 2pmFrom 9am
Hall Hire and Set Up*


Bar & Lounge


Audio Visual Bundle


On-site Manager


Self-Catering Fee


Unlimited Hot Drinks


£9 each

£9 each

£1.70 each

£1.70 each

Seat Covers
£0.95 each

£0.95 each

£0.85 each

£0.85 each

'LOVE' Letters


Buffet Packages
On request

On request

Management Charge*
10% of total

10% of total

Outdoor Play Area


* 'Hall Hire' and 'Management Charge' are mandatory. Everything else is optional.

Sample Set-up

Lounge & Bar

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Lutterell Hall
Church Drive
West Bridgford
Nottingham NG2 6AY