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A magical place for your big day

Arrive in style for your wedding reception

Arrive in style for your wedding reception

The incomplete garden lodge of Sir Thomas Tresham overlooks fields, with a wooded backdrop in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. It's surrounded by an Elizabethan moated garden remains and acres of wildflower meadow.

This unusual building was designed and built by Sir Thomas Tresham from 1595 to 1605. Lyveden was intended for entertaining guests, allowing them to gaze out over the estate. It lies virtually unaltered from when work stopped. Sir Thomas died in 1605 and his son, Francis, couldn't finish it. He ended his days in the Tower of London following his involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.

With its rich history, it provides an unusual backdrop for marquee wedding receptions. Why not have a firework finale? A memorable reminder of why Lyveden stands incomplete after events of November 1605.

Photo opportunities

What we offer

  • Breathtakingly beautiful Grade One Listed garden.
  • An unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
  • Have your photos taken under the cherry trees in blossom.
  • A perfect place to start your life together.

Book your big day

One of Northamptonshires most romantic places

If you'd like to know more about arranging your wedding reception at Lyveden, please email or call Lyveden on 01832 205158. We're fully booked for 2015 but are currently taking bookings for 2016.

Marquee hire

Hire a beautiful marquee for your wedding

We recommend, Wings Events Ltd an established family-owned business with marquees and accessories in the Northamptonshire area.