Weddings at Clophill

The Clophill Centre near Bedford offers a wonderful venue for your special day.

Formerly a fruit farm, it is a beautiful setting for both your ceremony and reception in 14 peaceful and lush acres, full of simple and rustic charm. Over many years, Richard and Katarina Diss have cultivated a loving and respectful relationship with this land and they invite you to come and share in its spirit for your loving union.


You can choose from a range of settings for the ceremony itself: a simple bower where you may commit yourselves to each other; a labrynth where you might take longer to reflect on the paths that your lives have taken, meet in the centre and walk forward together into your shared future; open fields where your families and friends can mingle and create new connections in which your life together will be celebrated and supported.

People of all faiths and none are welcome here. You may be planning a wedding, a civil partnership, a hand-fasting, a re-commitment, even a special anniversary celebration. Although any legal registration will need to be done at a Registry Office, The Clophill Centre offers you the opportunity to create your own, unique ceremony and celebration which expresses who you are as individuals and as a couple, as simple or as elaborate as you like.


With flowers, food and drink all of which can be sourced locally, your celebration will be entirely in keeping with the place itself. There are inside spaces if the weather is unkind, we have an elegant wood hall with a balcony, or a marquee can be hired for the day.


Celebrations and ceremonies are available at Clophill throughout the year. Richard and Katarina look forward to welcoming you here to find out all that we can offer.


"Dan & I would really like to thank Richard & Katarina for allowing us to create and hold our wedding ceremony at The Clophill Centre. It's natural landscape and energy lent itself beautifully to the ambience of our wedding. The children were free to roam in a safe environment allowing our guests to really relax and let their hair down. The centre is so versatile that no matter what you choose for your special day it will adapt to suit your needs. Thanks again "- Be

It was such a wonderful day, I don't think it could have gone any better! Your site is a fantastic wedding reception venue and you are so welcoming and helpful! Thank you so much for having us. - Heather