All you could need for a Stand-out Occasion…

Robert Denholm House combines fantastic facilities within a historical building which boasts elegant rooms, along with beautiful gardens and woodland with sweeping views that combine to make us a special location.

Robert Denholm House is situated in Nutfield, Surrey, a mere 10 minutes away from the M25, 5 minutes from Redhill Station, or 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport if travelling by taxi. Set in 25 acres of stunning countryside, Robert Denholm House offers all you could need for a stand-out occasion, a perfect setting to start your new lives together.

Our internal layout is extremely flexible. A popular reception choice is to have the three functions rooms open with the grand galleried hall and our well stocked, fully licensed bar area used as a central location.

Wedding Reception Hire Fee

Robert Denholm House holds weddings on Saturday’s, Sunday’s (excluding Easter Sunday) and Bank Holiday’s. There is no price alteration based upon the day or season.

Robert Denholm House is an Exclusive Wedding Venue. Exclusive use provides privacy for the duration of your day. No other brides and parties, sharing facilities or having to fit in with venue schedules.

You’re the only couple – you won’t see anyone that isn’t a guests or a member of staff at your wedding.

You can hold a reception within Robert Denholm House for up to 200 guests and the cost is £2,400 including VAT.

Alternatively you can hold your reception within our grounds for £1,500 including VAT. Our grounds are licensed for up to 4,500 guests, but please be aware that the cost of the marquee is not included in our fees.

We aim to keep things simple…

We endeavour to make our pricing as straight forward as possible.

  • To secure your wedding date a 25% deposit is required. The remainder is due 8 weeks prior to the big day.
  • The venue Wedding Reception ground hire price quoted at your viewing will be honoured regardless of your wedding date – up to 3 years in advance, once your deposit is paid.
  • The fee also covers the set-up and get-out days.
  • All other costs are payable directly to your chosen providers, we offer a payment reminder service if required.

Not included in Our Fees
The Civil Ceremony venue hire price excludes: Wedding Ceremony fees (please click here for more information); Registrar fees; Beverages; Canapés; Wedding Cake; Chair Covers; Floral Decorations; Entertainment and Photography, although we are very happy to make recommendations and assist in arrangements.

The benefits of being an exclusive wedding venue are vast…

  • Beautiful red-brick late Victorian Mansion, set within a private, gated 25 acre estate.

  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies within the house.

  • Cultural and celebrant ceremonies may also take place within our grounds.

  • Get ready at Robert Denholm House prior to either your Civil Ceremony or local Church wedding.

  • Hold both your Civil Ceremony and Reception with us to eliminate that tiresome mid-day travel.

  • Have the luxury of knowing that your wedding photos will not have others in the background!

  • Decorate the venue to your own taste. We are a ‘blank canvas’ and flexible space with the set-up as specified by yourselves.

  • Our Partners (recommended suppliers) offer fantastic services at competitive prices.

  • Complimentary car park for approximately 100 cars.  Ample space for Wedding Buses and coaches.  No vehicle height, width or weight restrictions.  We even have a heli-pad!

  • Stunning location with good transport links, taxi services & local accommodation options.

  • Our venue hire doesn’t have any hidden costs. Staff are included within the hire, relax and enjoy your day with the set-up as specified by yourselves.

  • Dedicated Event Manager including Master of Ceremonies duties if desired.

  • Bar Manager. Please note that the drink price is inclusive of the beverage, glass, cleaning costs and bar staff.

  • A PA system for speeches and a Music system, either a CD player or leads available to connect to electronic devices.

  • 18 x 18 ft parquet dance floor.

  • Cake table (round or square table) and cake knife.

  • Use of our easel for displaying your table plan and 4ft and 5ft round tables for your Wedding Breakfast.

  • Linen, cutlery and crockery hire and banqueting chairs and chair décor hire available.

  • High chairs and cloak rails.

Freedom and Flexibility…

As a privately owned company, we are able to offer this splendid wedding venue with the freedom and flexibility to make the space your own. We look forward to discussing your ideas and plans with you. Our “Look Book” comprising inspirational magazines, various samples and service information can be viewed. Hints, tips and tricks can be brainstormed over coffee.

Why not check out our gallery and blog page to get you started.

The car park is complimentary and only for use by your guests and staff. We can accommodate approximately 100 cars, and wedding buses and coaches are also welcome. Car parking attendants can be booked if required.

We try to be flexible and accommodating, not imposing restrictions where possible. For example:

  • You may have any flowers you choose – we have not banned flowers that may cause pollen staining.

  • Candles are fine, please simply use battery operated candles in areas of traffic i.e. on the stairs.

  • You may drink red wine – even when you’re standing!

  • Feel free to wear stilettoes (but bear in mind that most of our grounds are laid to lawn).

  • We don’t have any restrictions on the ages of your guests.

  • Dogs are welcomed, however not during the Civil Ceremony unless approved by your Registrar.

Create your Own Space

How you wish to utilise the space is up to you. To allow for different weather scenarios we are willing to have two alternative plans as long as the final choice is made by the Friday morning prior to the event.

The Capenor Room

The Capenor Room is our largest reception area. For a Wedding Breakfast this space comfortably seats 80 guests. This room is also very popular for those that wish to dance the night away on our 18 x 18 ft parquet dance floor, with plenty of space for your DJ and seated area.

The Belvedere Room

The Belvedere Room is a great location if choosing a BBQ, Hog Roast or an assisted buffet. With access to the rear lawns and picnic tables you and your guests can decide if you wish to dine inside or alfresco.

Featuring a lovely alcove that is a popular spot to either have your wedding cake on show or, for the smaller dance party, house the DJ. Up to 60 guests can be seated for a Wedding Breakfast in the Belvedere Room.

The Redwood Room

The Redwood Room is multi-functional. Many Brides choose this room as their suite where they get ready and retreat to throughout the day to freshen-up. The space is often used to store personal possessions, wedding gifts and house photographer’s equipment as your Event Manager can secure this room.

Alternatively, it has previously been kitted out with sofas to provide a more relaxed environment for the elder generation; chocolate fountains and cocktails for giggles; a scalextric set for racing fun; TV and portable beds for children to have chill out; and game consoles to keep the kids happy! It is also a fantastic location for an intimate Wedding Breakfast for up to 40 guests, popular for between a Civil and a Cultural Ceremony.

Marquee Receptions

A marquee does not merely provide cover, in essence it’s a rare opportunity for the couple to design their own venue. Literally from a blank canvas you can create a bespoke space that reflects your personalities and chosen wedding style.

Having a marquee in our grounds will mean you and your guests will experience a beautiful and memorable occasion. The stunning architecture of Robert Denholm House makes the perfect backdrop and our extensive and beautifully maintained grounds are set in the heart of the Surrey countryside.

Your Catering Requirements

Robert Denholm House does not have in-house catering. We do however have a list of preferred caterers that serve outstanding cuisine – please see our Partners page for details.

The benefits of not having in-house caterers are vast.  All of our providers offer a bespoke service where you can choose your favourite menu, rather than select from options.  There is a wide range of banqueting menus available to give you some ideas and costings, alternatively our Partners page provides access to their websites.

A fabulous variety of food styles is available to suit all tastes and appetites -from a sumptuous Wedding Breakfast, BBQ, Hog Roast, Assisted Buffet or High Tea to food carts including hot-dogs, fish & chips, ice creams, doughnuts, pancakes and sweets.  Simply advise us of your preference and we shall, if you wish, co-ordinate quotations, arrange your food tasting and confirm all arrangements enabling you to relax and enjoy the day.  Children’s menus are available.

Our regulations

  • Our Alcohol License ceases at 00:30.
  • Our Entertainment License ceases at 23:00 outdoors, 00:30 indoors.
  • Décor:  Please no blu tac or nails.
  • If you choose not to use our Partners, any company you introduce will need to supply documentation including copies of Insurance, PAT test certificate for all electrical items and, when applicable, an H&S Risk Assessment.  This would be completed directly with your chosen suppliers.

We are here to help

In the euphoric aftermath of announcing your engagement and the exciting early stages of planning, you may discover that it’s not as easy as you had anticipated! However don’t get stressed, talk it out with us.

Your Event Manager is on-hand to listen, advise and assist as much or as little as you’d like. Be reassured that your day will be well organised and run in a calm manner. From making appointments on your behalf, to confirming your arrangements, every aspect of your day will be carefully planned with you so that you are confident knowing that nothing has been left to chance.

Below we have listed some fundamentals that you should consider at this early stage. Alternatively if you have any questions please do get in touch with our Event Manager.

  • Ceremony: Church wedding; Civil Ceremony, Celebrant and / or Cultural

  • Reception: Robert Denholm House has fantastic facilities and provides an exceptional service. We’re one of the top venues in Surrey and have an impeccable reputation.

  • The season you wish to marry in: Good news – we have no price alterations regardless of day or season. Please note that Robert Denholm House only host weddings on a Saturday, Sunday (excluding Easter) and Bank Holiday Monday.

  • Location: Robert Denholm House has a fantastic location with easy transport links and large car park.

  • Guest numbers: Our largest room is the Capenor is licensed for 112 guests for your Civil Ceremony and comfortably seats 80 for a Wedding Breakfast.  Alternatively host an informal reception within the house for up to 200 guests, or within a marquee on our grounds for up to 4,500 guests. For a more intimate affair, The Redwood Room caters for up to 40 guests and the Belvedere Room holds 75 guests.

  • The style of the day & personal touches: We pride ourselves on being very accommodating and versatile. You think of it and we’ll help you achieve it!

  • Tradition, etiquette and time-lines are now more relaxed than ever before. How would you like your day to run? What works best for you, your family & friends?

  • Robert Denholm House has a fantastic range of local accommodation and transportation.

  • Your budget: The simple truth is your budget will change. We suggest that you record all estimated and actual costs from the beginning of the planning. Discuss what your financial priorities are, what is essential? Consider what your guests will remember: great venue, fantastic food and drink (quality over quantity) and brilliant entertainment. Plus what you’ll treasure – fabulous photographs!