Located on the North shore of Rutland Water, Rutland Cottages is ideally located to host pre-wedding accommodation for parties that are using local venues, including Normanton Church and Ernie's Point in Whitwell.

You will have sole use of the house and barns and your bridal party will be guaranteed that all-important undisturbed preparation time. We do not take any guests who are not attached to the wedding party for that weekend for practical reasons so we are only able to accommodate a wedding party on an exclusive use basis. We pride ourselves on making you feel truly at home whilst looking after you - think 'rural concierge service'. We promise that we put all our efforts and attention into your stay, making sure that your special day gets off to the wonderful start you hope for. 

We do all the hard work leaving you to enjoy getting ready and making memories with your bridesmaids before heading off to your ceremony. You can be absolutely assured of that one-to-one attention and you most definitely will not be sharing your space with another bridal party. 

If you are looking for a special venue we may well be your perfect choice! Work with us to create a bespoke event that will allow you to celebrate your occasion in style, here are just a few options to whet your appetite that might make your day get off to the best start: 

  • dinner with your party the night before
  • breakfast with your bridesmaids before hair and make-up begins
  • having the champagne on ice ready for that moment...
  • welcoming your photographer and florist ensuring all is present and correct
  • a light brunch before you head off to your ceremony, relaxed but excited
  • moving/packing/storing luggage for the following day
  • our undivided attention as and when you need us

Where better to start your married life than in the beautiful setting of Rutland Cottages, surrounded by the stunning and tranquil Rutland Water

Honeymooners, of course, are welcome to stay on after their guests have left to start their married life in style and seclusion. Contact us to plan the  perfect start to your wedding day.

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