The clubhouse set up for a wedding, with a gold blue and white theme and views out over the lake

Rudyard Lake Sailing Club is an ideal venue for your wedding reception. With it’s large social space and stunning views of the lake, we have all the facilities you need to make your special day memorable.

We have a flexible approach and can accommodate a variety of formats. The club has a covered balcony overlooking the lake, ideal for those warm summer evenings and a recently refurbished upstairs room that can be used either as a private room, or a photo bar. 

Size  of Venue: We can seat 80 for a sit down meal comfortably, and up to 140 for an evening event (e.g. disco)

Location – Click here for details on how to find us. 

Costs: £1,600 plus VAT

Catering: A variety of options are possible. The club has a full catering kitchen (5* hygiene rated).

Bar: We have a fully staffed bar serving a variety of drinks and real cask ale. Due to licencing regulations only drinks purchased through the club can be consumed.

Other Special Touches: With its lakeside venue, you can arrive in style by boat. Contact Ray on 07718 808881 for more details of Honey, a recently restored vintage Captains Cutter Launch.

Accommodation is at local hotels. Also consider renting one of the many nearby holiday cottages. If you would like photography for that special event, please contact Angela Lilley.

For photos and ideas on how the venue can be setup, please check out WeddingSpot for their opinion.

Gareth Newstead Photography took these wonderful photos recently that show how fantastic Rudyard can be as a lakeside wedding venue. In his words The location of the reception venue was always going to provide a pretty stunning backdrop for Heather & Matt’s wedding but I don’t even think they could have dared to believe that they would have a day quite so perfect for a lakeside wedding – honestly, it was just absolutely spot on! Rudyard Lake was breathtaking, and the venue literally on the lake side meant that guests could enjoy the warm summer day well into the evening too, with the beautiful background music from the pianist. For more of Gareth’s photos, click on this link.


WOW what a venue. Our wedding day was perfect, thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome on the day and in the lead up. I cannot recommend you highly enough! We loved the venue and hope that more brides and grooms find out about it because it was perfect. 

Vicky and Michael

with stunning views across the lake. The venue can look very special indeed. The day went really nicely with everything well organised, excellent facilities and no last minutes hiccups. There was more than enough room for a large guest list with room to relax outside to enjoy the sunset. We received glowing feedback from all our guests who all commented on the lovely setting and building. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this venue.

Mr & Mrs Little

A huge thank you to you all for letting us use your venue for our daughters wedding. It was a beautiful wedding at a very special venue and we loved every minute. Special thanks of course to Mary and her husband for making everything run so smoothly. The bar staff were wonderful and we cannot thank you all enough, also the cleaners for cleaning up after us. It was a wonderful wedding and you have all helped create very special memories for us all. Thank you all.

 Dave & Jackie

Thank you very much to you and all the members who helped to make our wedding reception so fantastic! We had an amazing day and everyone was so impressed by the sailing club and its surroundings. Everything ran very smoothly and we are so grateful to you and everyone else who were there. It’s been lovely to meet you – Thanks again.

 Emma and John

We would just like to say a massive thank you! You have being so lovely in the run up to the wedding, really helpful and we’re great fun on the day! The sailing club was a perfect venue for our wedding and so many people commented on what a beautiful setting it was. We loved decorating the sailing club for the wedding and you were really easy going with how we could decorate it. The boat trips with Ray were great fun and he was also full of lots of laughs!! We had the best day and wish we could do it all again! Thanks again

Karen and Andy x



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