DIY Wedding Ceremonies and Reception Venue

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DIY Weddings – Your wedding, your way

Sheffield Manor Lodge provides the perfect setting to create your big day. As a DIY wedding venue you choose your look and feel, whether you want casual boho or formal and sophisticated, it’s totally up to you.

Here you won’t find a long list of do’s and don’ts. The only real don’t we have is the fact that you don’t have to use our suppliers (caterers, florists, D.J.’s etc.), you can use you own. However, what you will find is a friendly team of professionals who can advise you in making your day a delight and the whole event unbelievably affordable!

If you’d like to celebrate your special day with us in 2019 then you can save up to £750 on remaining dates. You can find details of prices at the bottom of the page.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

The Turret House doorway provides the opportunity for outdoor ceremonies. We can provide seating for up to 50 guests and you are welcome to hire in additional seating for up to 100 guests.

Indoor Wedding Ceremonies

The Turret House is an intimate venue suitable for small ceremonies. There are two licensed rooms which each hold 25 guests seated on wooden chairs.

New Reception Venue

Manor Oaks House extends from our traditional Georgian farm house into an enclosed garden filled with flowers. The barn-like room features original stone work and exposed wooden beams dotted with fairy lights and you’ll find a distinctive bottle bar tucked into the original house to provide drinks.

The room is yours to personalise how you wish. You can add your own decor, table settings, centre pieces, entertainment and use whichever suppliers you like to make your big day unique to you.

Our recommended numbers are 80 for a meal and up to 100 guests into the evening though if you don’t mind being a bit cosy we can go up to 100/120.

Sheffield Manor Lodge DIY barn reception venue
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If you have eaten at The Rhubarb Shed Cafe you will know how delicious their food is. As experienced caterers, Tony and the team can provide mouth-watering street food, evening meals, afternoon teas or canapes served in our Apothecary’s Garden. Fancy a tasty hog roast, freshly made pizzas from a wood fired oven or even a “99” from an ice cream van we’re more than happy to work with your choice of caterers, you aren’t tied to ours. Please note: The Rhubarb Shed cafe will provide staff for serving food and clearing tables, and we advise all our couples to check with external caterers that they also provide serving staff as we do not provide this service!

Outdoor wedding ceremony at sheffield manor lodge turret house

How it works:

Weddings take place on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.

Ceremonies: On weekends you will have exclusive use of the Turret House and Tudor grounds. For mid-week weddings you will have exclusive use provided it is not Sheffield school holidays. The grounds are yours to use for your ceremony and photographs. We will set up your chairs (up to 50) on the day and provide a PA for entrance music and vows. We will clear this away once your party moves to your reception venue.  If you wish for more than 50 guests to witness your wedding vows you are welcome to bring extra seating with you.

Receptions: The day before your wedding you have full use of the reception venue from 9am – 4pm for you to decorate and set up for your special day. External suppliers can also set up on this day.  You have exclusive use of Manor Oaks House, bar and its gardens on your wedding day. The venue has three solid wood head tables, 15 folding guest tables and up to 100 chivari limes wash chairs. Our bottle bar comes with 2 bar staff and 1 glass collector for the duration of your event and if you let us know in advance we can help you move tables and chairs during the day to create dance floor space if required.  We will also have 1 on-site member of staff who can be contacted in case of emergencies.  Otherwise you and your suppliers are free to enjoy Manor Oaks House as you planned!  If you feel you need additional staff support for that totally pampered feeling this must be sourced from your own suppliers.

Clear away: On the day following the event you have access until 1pm to remove decorations and clear away or you can choose for us to dispose of them for you.

Recommended Suppliers: You can choose whoever you like for your suppliers at Sheffield Manor Lodge but we understand that for some the idea of a fully DIY wedding is a little daunting. We have some amazing suppliers that are used to working with us that may be able to help with this. Whether you want a full wedding planner, a caterer that knows our site like the back of their hand or just a photographer that can let you know the best photo spots, these suppliers all come highly recommended by our previous couples.

Special offer on 2019 weddings* 

  • Peak season** Weekend Reception Venue Hire £1995
  • With the addition of a ceremony £2395
  • Just a ceremony £795
  • Off peak*** Reception Venue Hire £1595
  • With the addition of a ceremony £1895
  • Just a ceremony £595

2020 Prices

  • Peak season** Friday or Saturday Reception Venue Hire £2495
  • With the addition of a ceremony £2995
  • Just a ceremony £995 (Please note there is limited availability in peak season)
  • Off peak*** Reception Venue Hire £1995
  • With the addition of a ceremony £2395
  • Just a ceremony £830

*Available to those booking from 18th January 2019

**Peak Season runs from April to September inclusive.

***Off peak is any Tuesday or Wednesday throughout the year or Friday or Saturday October to March.

Please note: wedding prices for the two weeks covering Christmas and New Year is by application only. Prices may differ from our standard off peak offer.

A deposit of £500.00 is to be paid to secure the booking. This includes a refundable amount of £200 that will be retained until after the event to cover any damage or breakages of fixtures and fittings or any additional cleaning required. The refundable £200 is in addition to any venue hire costs.

Please ask us or ask for our full terms and conditions for more detailed information.

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A Few Little Extras

Fire pit, wood and 8 straw bales

The perfect place to gather together come evening and watch the sun go down.


Traditional Games

We have a range of outside games to hire to add a bit of traditional fun for your guests.


Your own little extras

We are always open to your wonderful and crazy ideas. If there is something you really want please ask.

Book your wedding day with us

Our 2019 peak season availability is as follows:

  • April 13th
  • April 20th – reception only
  • April 27th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th – reception only
  • July 20th – reception only
  • Sept 21st
  • Sept 28th

We have 2019 availability mid week in peak season and on Saturdays throughout our off peak season, starting in October.

To enquire about holding your special day with us or to arrange a viewing please contact our wedding team on 0114 276 2828 ext. 623 or email us at with the following information:  Names of the happy couple, the date you wish to marry and whether you are looking for us to host your ceremony, reception or both.

Made possible through a grant provided by the Big Lottery Fund, through Power to Change.