Weddings at Bellows Mill, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire
Bellows Mill is an idyllic old watermill nestling beneath the Chiltern Hills with the lake providing a picturesque setting for weddings. With exclusive use of the premises for the weekend, it is the perfect venue for those wanting a formal or informal country wedding.
We believe every wedding held at Bellows Mill should be as individual and unique as the couples choosing our venue for their celebration.
The choice of where to hold your wedding is a really important decision, so we encourage you to come to the venue to look around, ask questions and share your ideas. You will be free to stroll around the grounds and soak up the Bellows Mill atmosphere.
Once you have decided that Bellows Mill is for you, the date of your choice can be held for seven days. Following this a £500 deposit* will secure the date (*please note this deposit payment is non-refundable and we do advise you take out wedding insurance). We will require 50% of the balance four months before the date. The final balance is due four weeks before the wedding.
In the early planning stages, Elaine (your wedding coordinator) will meet with couples to understand their desired ‘vision’ and discuss the ‘art of the possible’. She will keep in regular contact offering helpful tips and ideas and endeavour to make sure it’s your day, your way. That way, Bellows Mill barn, courtyard and lakeside can be transformed with your personal touches. You are free to choose your own suppliers and if required, Elaine will suggest a range of local suppliers who know our venue.
Our weekend package includes two nights in the Kingfisher Suite and there is a range of self-catering accommodation available for guests. As your big day will pass quickly, if you do wish to extend your celebrations and spend more time with family and friends at Bellows Mill, then do let us know as soon as you can so we can reserve rooms for you.
Alitia and Paul Anthony got married on 8 June 2019 and had this to say:
“We had an outstanding experience at Bellows Mill in general! Elaine and her team went above and beyond to make sure our day was exactly as we imagined – nothing was too much trouble. The venue is beautiful and the reason we chose it was because you can make your wedding day into anything that you want it to be – no restrictions or pricey packages etc. All staff were very helpful and friendly, and organised everything behind the scenes all day with no hassle at all. The heritage bar was a great touch and our guests loved it. If you are thinking of holding an event at Bellows Mill then I urge you to do it – we loved every minute.”
We look forward to meeting you and showing you around Bellows Mill.
We have the following dates available for weddings in 2021
11, 18 and 25 September
(These prices are valid for 2021 weddings up to October 2021)
Reception for up to 120 guests: £6200
What is included
Venue with lakeside stretch marquee* and grounds
Use of barn for ceremony**, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment
Tables and chairs or rustic benches and tables
Courtyard festoon lights and fairy lights in the barn
Access on the day before the wedding to set up and decorate the barn, and the day after to clear up
Wedding venue coordinator
Two nights’ accommodation in the Kingfisher Suite
Corkage. You can supply your own drinks for the wedding reception at no extra charge. (Caterer to supply glasses and service)
Drinks packages and licensed pay bar are also available.
Also included: Fully equipped caterer’s kitchen, lawn games, five barrels and removal of rubbish
Two mini marquees, four cloakrooms
What is not included:
Marquees/Tipi for receptions with more than 120 guests. (available from ‘Countryside Marquees’ or ‘The Natural Tent Company’)
Mobile Van surcharge e.g. Pizzas, Crepes – £100 per unit
Horsebox bar dry hire, extra games, barrels, barn decor, glass hire, etc. (POA)
**There is an additional charge if you wish to relocate the stretch marquee and/or use other marquee or tipi suppliers **Bespoke ceremonies can be held beside the lake or in the wildflower meadow, weather permitting.
The property is surrounded by water.
There are no lifeguards employed on the premises at any time.
The proprietor is not responsible for the safety of the guests and a disclaimer to this effect is attached with the booking form when confirming a reservation.
Children must be closely supervised at all times.