Bawdon Lodge Farm is a National Forest site and working arable farm nestled away in the heart of the Charnwood Forest within Leicestershire. The Bailey family have been farming in Loughborough for over 90 years. The present generation are Richard & Lynn Bailey.
Lynn has worked in the hospitality and training industries for over 30 years and joined the family farming business in 2010. Richard studied Agriculture at Harper Adams and continued to farm both dairy and arable whilst being NFU Country Chairman and then working for the NFU Mutual as an Agent and Group Secretary.
In 2012 Bawdon Lodge Events Ltd was born and Richard left the NFU to help Lynn to deliver the growing weddings and events business both on the farm and offsite at other venues, along with retailing the gin distilled on the farm.
As of 2019, the venue is established with a seasonal offering of events that the team organise themselves between March and October with an award winning events team.
Richard and Lynn also offer consultancy to other farm and landowners who are interested in diversifying into wedding and events.
We no longer host weddings at the farm, however our team are available to hire at your chosen venue offering event co-ordination, bar and beverage services and mobile luxury loos.