The Perfect

Wedding Venue

at The Bustard Inn

We are licensed for Civil Ceremonies!

The perfect wedding venue in Lincolnshire, for a very special occasion creating cherished memories forever

The Bustard Inn, near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, is a unique and beautiful historic setting for a very special day. Your wedding should be arranged to suit your wishes and to meet all your requirements and that is exactly what we offer at The Bustard Inn, providing an intimate setting, exceptional menus and outstanding service.

We will arrange your own bespoke wedding day with the necessary attention to detail and costs based on a minimum spend. Exclusive use of the venue is compulsory for a wedding and/or reception. Our award winning team of chefs and our dedicated front of house staff will help make your very special day a happy, carefree and memorable occasion.

We seat up to 40 guests in our main restaurant and we can accommodate substantially more in the evening, as well as space for dancing. We can recommend nearby accommodation and also arrange transport from and to your overnight venue.

For further information, please contact Lesley at The Bustard Inn who will personally take care of all your arrangements.

Please get in touch for all wedding enquiries.




    Courtney & Adam, April 2024

    After a difficult start to wedding planning, we found The Bustard and couldn’t have asked for a better venue. The pub is beautiful, the food is some of the best we’ve ever tasted and Lesley is absolutely wonderful. She made every part of our wedding seamless and enjoyable. Lesley was always on hand to answer a question and took all of our stress away with her knowledge, organisation and positivity. We would also like to thank the whole team at The Bustard who really felt like part of the celebration. We have had so many comments from our guests about how fantastic the team and food were. We couldn’t believe the value for money we got from booking our wedding here. We wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding – and that is all thanks to Lesley and The Bustard team!

    Katy & Chris, June 2023

    We cannot recommend The Bustard enough. We got married on the 8th of June 2023 and celebrated the best day of our lives with Lesley and the team. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day from the run up to the wedding to the day itself – not only is the setting beautiful, the team were so accommodating and attentive during our day. Nothing was too much trouble and we were able to relax throughout the day and I know that everything would be taken care of.
    We also now have a place to go every year to celebrate our anniversary.

    Karen & Steve, July 2022

    What a gorgeous venue!
    Thank you so much to Lesley and all of her amazing team at The Bustard Inn.  We held our wedding
    there on Friday 22nd July and we cannot recommend it enough!
    Right from our very first planning meeting with Lesley we knew we had found the right venue with
    the right people to help us on our journey to making it just the perfect day, and it so was. Lesley took
    a lot of pressure away and we had full confidence in her with her exceptional planning and support
    The venue looked perfect on the day, it was decorated beautifully. Lesley and the team worked hard
    to make everything run smoothly throughout the day and they really looked after all of our guests
    and it was noticed by everyone too.
    As for the food, absolutely amazing! Everyone commented on the quality of the dishes and the
    efficiency of service. It really couldn’t have been any better.
    Also a special thank you Lesley for helping to keep me calm that split second before I walked down
    the aisle too; I had a slight overwhelming moment.
    If you are looking for a beautiful location for your wedding or any other special occasion, we cannot
    recommend The Bustard Inn enough. We would do it all again in a heartbeat!

    Amy & Simon, May 2022

    We hired The Bustard Inn all day for had our wedding in May 2022 and it was absolutely perfect.
    Lesley and her team were wonderful, with many of the wedding guests mentioning how attentive
    and lovely they were.
    You know from the minute you meet Lesley that she really does care and wants to host a great
    wedding for you! The food was divine (as always), even with 45 guests to feed, the quality of the
    food and the service was spot on, with compliments all round.
    We had an extra 35 guests for the evening reception and the venue was the perfect size and layout
    to ensure a good celebration was had by all. Lesley was also a good sport when being dragged onto
    the dancefloor by overexcited wedding guests!
    It really was a perfect day and we can’t thank Lesley and the team enough.

    Hannah & Ben, May 2022

    Lesley and the team did an amazing job and were so organised for our wedding reception;
    everything was perfect, especially the food! We had a beautiful afternoon for our wedding at The
    Bustard Inn.

    Tim & Julie, April 2022

    We had the most perfect wedding reception at The Bustard Inn. From our first meeting onwards,
    Lesley and her lovely team couldn’t do any more to make sure that our day was the best ever. All our
    guests commented on just how perfect everything was.
    The food was exceptional, the setting is beautiful and the attention to detail that we were given was
    second to none – thank you to everyone!
    Julie & Tim Conning

    Emily & James, August 2021

    Wow we don’t even know where to start… we had our wedding at The Bustard Inn and it was absolutely perfect, even better than we imagined it would be! Lesley and her team were amazing from start to finish, working so hard to make sure the day ran so smoothly and the food was incredible! Everyone had a wonderful day and we cannot thank you all enough. Just wish we could do it all again!

    Mark & Lynz, November 2019

    We would like to thank Lesley and her amazing team at the Bustard Inn for all their hard work and help planning and running our special day. We both found Lesley truly wonderful to work and communicate with. Her organisation and reassuring support throughout the planning process was exceptional!

    On the day, we arrived to a beautifully decorated Bustard Inn. Lesley and her team went the extra mile taking all the stress out of the day for us.

    We would highly recommend choosing this venue and team for any elegant, intimate gathering/occasion. Thank you!

    Sharon & Mark, November 2019

    Hi Lesley – I just thought I’d send a quick note to you and all your team to say what a wonderful wedding we had at The Bustard Inn. Lesley, you and your team really made us feel at ease from the first moment we met, which feels like years ago now. You welcomed us like family for our special day and accommodated literally every request!

    The food! Where do I start? Well, everyone has said they’ve never had a better meal. Served impeccably by your amazing team. And the taste! It’s literally the best meal I’ve ever had! I wish I could convey to all those couples looking for a wedding venue how much they need to use The Bustard Inn because the experience will be literally beyond imagination…..well that’s how we felt. All your team have looked after each of our requests e.g. the microphone because of Dad’s hearing difficulty. Accommodating our photographer and DJ and me changing my mind on so many things!

    Lesley, because of you and your team, The Bustard Inn will now forever have a place in our hearts and bring back so many happy memories and we will definitely be back, not only for the food but for the welcome and the hospitality! Lots of love and see you all soon!

    Bev & Ian, October 2019

    When we were looking for a local wedding venue The Bustard Inn was quickly shortlisted and even more quickly went to the top of the list.

    From our initial meeting with the Bustard team through to the big day they proved to be very professional and were dedicated to making our day very special indeed.

    The setting for the service and the attention to detail were both excellent and the staff were very attentive. The available menu options were comprehensive and the quality of the food was first class. We could not recommend the Bustard highly enough and would urge any couples planning their own special day to take the time to drop in and talk to the Lesley and her team.

    Lizzie & Chris, June 2019

    Me & Chris married at The Bustard Inn in June 2019, after deciding to set our date in February! Right from the initial enquiry telephone call we were immediately at ease, and quickly confirmed our date after seeing the beautiful venue and meeting Lesley. We were both keen to keeps costs down and still have the amazing day every bride dreams of and the entire planning process of our special day was seamless. I can honestly say the planning was completely stress free and we both had complete confidence in Lesley. Lesley and the team were always available and happy to help with any concerns, ideas, thoughts or wishes and we worked closely together to achieve our dream, even insuring the venue dressers were fully informed. Every member of staff is friendly and warm, completely approachable and respectful of our dream. The day itself was stunning. We had a beautiful ceremony with 25 guests, with the setting more than we could ever dream of. Our beautiful photographs were taken inside the grounds and we followed with a 3 course wedding breakfast, which has been highly complimented by our guests ever since. We cannot thank Lesley and her team enough for their part in our wedding day. There is not one single detail we would change if we could, it was perfect. We now consider Lesley a good friend and we look forward to returning to The Bustard Inn and would not hesitate to highly recommend them. Thank you again to you all

    Aaron & Alison, November 2013

    Thank you for everything you and the rest of your staff did to make our wedding perfect. Everyone absolutely loved the food and were very impressed with the service you provided. Thank you for all your hard work and for making our wedding so special. We’re so pleased that we chose to have our reception at The Bustard Inn and we really appreciate everything you have done.

    Barbara & Norman, April 2014

    Just like to say a special thank you to you and all your staff for what was a wonderful, happy wedding day. Everything was lovely from the excellent food, superb service and friendly atmosphere. Our guests were very complimentary about the venue. The 12th April 2014 will remain in our memory as a very special day.

    Paul & Marie, November 2014

    For making our day so special,
    For the beautiful surroundings,
    For the perfect meal,
    For the amazing table settings,
    For all the little extras and the time you have given us,
    Every one of our guests fell in love with The Bustard Inn.

    Steph & Simon, December 2014

    The day flowed perfectly with all of our guests commenting on how wonderful the food and venue were. For us our wedding day was exactly how we hoped it would be and that’s down to you all.

    Jon & Amy, January 2015

    We had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of organising and planning it with you. Thank you for being so helpful and making our day so special.

    Sally & Geoff, June 2016

    Thanks to Hannah, Liz and all the staff at the Bustard that helped to make our wedding meal so special.

    Louise & Jonathan, September 2016

    Both Louise and I would like to thank you for making our wedding so special. You have made us feel so welcome and helped to make us feel so “special”. Thank you for the lovely food, we will never forget.

    Naomi & Andy, June 2017

    Thank you for the fantastic job you and your team, especially Hannah, did to make our wedding day truly special. So many people have commented on the food, the setting and the customer service. Andy and I couldn’t have wished for a better place to have our reception. We loved the food, loved the atmosphere and the pub and gardens provided a beautiful backdrop to the occasion.

    Gemma & Aidan, July 2017

    I just wanted to email to say thank you so much Liz for all you and the staff at the Bustard did to make our wedding day so special. So many guests complimented the outstanding food and service and we totally agree with them. We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding there and we will be visiting often in the future. Please pass on our thanks to all the staff.

    Jemma & Chris, August 2017

    Thank you so much Liz for everything that you and your team did to ensure that our wedding day ran beautifully on Saturday 5th August. The day was absolutely magical and everything went so smoothly. All of our family and friends commented on how wonderful the venue and the food was and we are absolutely thrilled. We are so glad that they loved it as much as we did. The table settings, decor and overall feel was EXACTLY what we envisaged and you and your team made it all happen. I also wanted to add a special thank you to Hannah, who was so easy going and approachable in the few days running up, as well as managing everything so efficiently on the day. The bar staff that were also on were fantastic. The Bustard is a very very special place for a very special day. A huge thank you again for everything.

    Lee, August 2017

    I attended a wedding at the Bustard Inn on Saturday 19 Aug 17. I just wanted to pass on my praise for a beautiful little proper English pub, serving amazing food (the lamb shank), with some very helpful and accommodating staff. Please pass this on to the staff and especially the chef.

    Louise & Ben, August 2017

    Ben and I would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for making our wedding day so special. From day one Liz, Hannah and the team have just been amazing and we cannot thank you all enough. Everything was perfect and it was great not having to think/worry about anything, as we knew it was in safe hands! The team was amazing and we just had so many compliments I can’t even begin to count them all! The food was out of this world and everyone said it was the best wedding food they had ever had! We would definitely recommend The Bustard lnn to anyone who is getting married, the venue is beautiful and the staff amazing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Ros & Kev, November 2018

    We recently held our wedding at The Bustard Inn with 43 guests and had the most perfect experience. From the first visit where we sat down with Lesley and discussed our plans, followed by several more visits with Lesley and Hannah running up to the actual day, it could not have been any easier or more pleasurable an experience. With Hannah’s experience and Lesley’s infectious enthusiasm we were in safe hands, and along with the rest of the staff, they make a great team. The location was perfect for us, intimate, beautiful and relaxed where everyone felt a part of the occasion. We followed the ceremony with a three course meal and the food was exceptional. The service was efficient and friendly and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted from our day. We truly cannot thank everyone enough, or recommend The Bustard Inn highly enough as a wedding venue. Our day turned out to be everything we dreamed of, and much more. Thank you!!