Your Happily Ever After begins at Buckminster Barn…

Buckminster Estate comprises of two spectacular wedding venues.  The first being, Buckminster Barn (situated over two floors), which is a charming and rustic barn conversion, situated in the quintessentially British Buckminster village, perfect for couples desiring an idyllic, traditional and country style wedding venue.

The Barns distinctly traditional features, including exposed oak wooden beams, flag-stone flooring, and a wood-burning stove provide for a country-life feel.  The abundance of windows provide panoramic views over endlessly rolling countryside and the tri-folding doors allow guests to wander outside to enjoy the beautiful setting.  Guests may be entertained at a drinks reception within Buckminster Barn’s ‘Old Cart Shed’ room, or if the weather is suitable drinks can be served on the front lawn or on the Village Green. Buckminster Barn’s ‘Old Hay Loft’ situated upstairs, offers rustic, exposed beams and glorious views of the surrounding area.  This space can seat up to 80 daytime guests for a wedding breakfast.  Wedding parties with a larger number of daytime guests and who wish to bring the outside in have the option of hiring a marquee.

The second of our wedding venues, Buckminster Park & Lakeside is an exclusive wedding site that presents an exquisite and romantic setting. With access via a private driveway through stunning countryside, opening out onto the beautiful lakeside set within 15 acres of old parkland.  The site offers large open areas of grassland, along with intimate woodland retreats.  We recommend a pleasant lakeside stroll to fully experience the tranquility of the idyllic waters and natural, peaceful surroundings.

We work with some amazingly talented marquee companies in the area, who can look after erecting a stunning wedding marquee at the Lakeside, along with some extremely creative wedding suppliers, who can create the most perfect and magical day. As we are a no obligation venue, couples have the freedom to build a unique day special to them.

Located only a stone’s throw away from Buckminster Barn is St. John the Baptist Church – a grade I listed building which can seat up to 250 people. With Buckminster Barn, St. John the Baptist Church and Village Green all positioned together, guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings as they wonder at their leisure from the ceremony to the celebrations. Featuring: Exclusive use of the venue, a no obligation Suppliers Directory; banqueting furniture (barn only), dedicated event coordinator support; no chargeable extras, and zero corkage fee!

Set just three and a half miles off the A1, Buckminster is within easy reach of the market towns of Stamford, Melton Mowbray and Grantham. Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough are conveniently situated within a 20-mile radius of the village. Buckminster is recognised for its unspoilt landscape, picturesque architecture, and beautiful setting. Whether the celebration is an intimate gathering or a large party, our flexible and relaxed approach allows couples to create their own perfect day at our ‘hidden gem’ venues.

“I think what you do is really special, it’s refreshing to find a venue that isn’t part of the ‘wedding factory’ and provides an affordable venue with no hidden charges and brilliant service” 

“We hired Buckminster Barn for our daughter’s wedding and it provided the perfect setting for a memorable occasion”.

“We really love the barn and the setting and really appreciate your help and friendliness”

“Thank you again for arranging our meeting venue so efficiently – we appreciated it and enjoyed all the facilities and a glorious sunset too!”


  • No obligation Suppliers Directory
  • Use of Buckminster park, lake and grounds for professional photo (subject to availability)
  • No chargeable extras
  • Zero corkage fee
  • Exclusive use of the venue, including: two function rooms, front lawn, Village Green, partially equipped kitchen (barn only) and parking
  • Use of round tables and banqueting chairs to seat 80 (Barn only)
  • Tea and coffee equipment and crockery for 80 (Barn only)
  • Outdoor seating
  • Organisation of room layout (barn only)
  • Use of sound system for background ceremony/reception music
  • Complimentary super-fast 30MB speed wireless broadband (barn only)
  • Dedicated Hire Coordinator support.

Wedding Hire Prices

Buckminster Barn

Hire Time                                                          Price (2018)    Price (2019)    Price (2020)
Exclusive use of the venue                             £2,800             £3,000            £3,200
13:00hrs the day prior to the event
13:00hrs after the event
Additional marquee site fee                          £500                £500                £600

External access only to build up to 2 days before and breakdown up to 2 days after event (subject to availability)

Buckminster Lakeside & Park

Hire Time                                                        Price (2019)    Price (2020)
Exclusive use of the venue                           £1,800              £2,000

36 hours  prior to the event and 36 hours after the event

Only a stones-throw away from Buckminster Barn is the attractive Grade one listed St. John the Baptist Church – Image: Chris Terry Photography

Only a stones-throw away from Buckminster Barn is the attractive Grade one listed St. John the Baptist Church – Image: Chris Terry Photography

Buckminster Barn - Rustic Wedding
Buckminster Barn – Rustic Wedding – Image: Peter Redhead Photography


View of Buckminster Barn & St John’s Church

Barn Conversion Wedding

Rustic Country wedding at the Barn  – Image: Rebekah Robert Luxury Fine Art Photography

Summer Wedding Reception in the ‘Old Hay Loft’


Buckminster Lakeside & Park – a photographers dream!

3 giant hat tipis outdoor hay bails and vintage props
Wonderful Tipi Tents by ‘Sami Tipi’ –  Image: Martin Makowski

Old Cart Shed
The ‘Old Cart Shed’ – perfect for drinks reception

Internal barn

Summer Wedding Reception in the ‘Old Hay Loft’ room


The idyllic and tranquil countryside at Buckminster Lakeside & Park

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Tipi Tent by  Night ‘Sami Tipi’ – Image: ‘Christopher Terry Photography’

“Your Happily Ever After Begins at Buckminster Barn & Lakeside – Image: Chris Terry Photography”

“Your Happily Ever After Begins at Buckminster Barn & Lakeside – Image: Chris Terry Photography”

Call us today on 01476 860471 and ask for our Events Co-ordinator.

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