The Old Vicarage At Elkesley

£1000 - £2000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Licence held for civil wedding and partnerships set in acres of woodlands with the shallow river running through. Perfect for both an informal or traditional English wedding. Always, your day your way
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Exclusive use for the Bride and Groom, Marquee for up to 140 guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Wedding coordinator for your day, including your individual timeline. • Stepping Stones, River Rope Swing, River Inflatables, Water Wheel & Zip line (Zip line under 10s only) • Exclusive use of The Old Vicarage from two hours prior to ceremony. • Onsite over night parking for you and your guests • Permitted amplified music until midnight • Included in the package are two bars (Located in your structure and a 500 million year old Cave bar) Included in the price • Individual dressing and access to the venue the day before • Use of the summer house for a chill out area for the young and old • River Poulter & Duck Racing (Bring your own wellies and nets) • Free Wi-Fi • Choice of outside Pergola or Osbourne suite for your ceremony • Two bar staff included (Serving & Glass Collection only)

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Choose your own caterers from street food like a fish and chip van to a three course sit down meal. You can hire fridges from us and provide your own evening buffet if that suits your budget
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Day before set up available

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
£4,000.00 includes exclusive use to the Bride and Groom, Civil ceremony and Marquee for 140 guests. Outside Catering is the choice of the couple.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Secluded away in the Nottinghamshire countryside lies the Old Vicarage at Elkesley, a rustic, relaxed and chilled out tipi, yurt and marquee venue. Whether you’re looking for a calm, informal wedding with a summer BBQ, a formal wedding, or just something a bit different, we believe that our tipis,yurts or marquees and our quiet, rural location are the perfect choice for your magical day. We can provide for weddings of up to 150 people seated and have an onsite bar, indoor and outside firepits and views across beautiful countryside. You are able to decorate the tipi, yurt or marquee however you would like, giving you the opportunity to create your very own bespoke wedding, personal to you The Log Cabin, our Bridal Suite sleeps 6 guests and the 17th Century Coach House sleeps 4 guests. Both can be utilized throughout the day at your convenience to freshen up. We also offer a camping field on site, where you can hire in bell tents for your guests to stay or guests can bring their own tents caravans. All with electric hook ups. We have on site ladies and gents showers and toilets and a children's zip wire and swings. We offer something different from the norm, a more personalized weddWe are delighted that you are interested in the 17th Century Old Vicarage at Elkesley as the place for your upcoming special day. Whether large or small, flamboyant or informal we look forward to help make that special day a wonderful and memorable experience for you and your guests. The most important day of your life deserves the most perfect venue. A fairy-tale setting for a magical wedding. The winding tree lined drive provides an excellent approach for the Bride and Groom by either Horse and Carriage, Limousine or Camper Van. Situated on the outskirts of the quiet country village of Elkesley near Retford, Nottinghamshire. The Old Vicarage is a wedding venue that is classic yet modern, low-key yet elegant, intimate but fun, a little quirky, unusual and most certainly adventurous.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sue Booth
Fun and Flexibility is the aim of the game at The Old Vicarage, you can build your day to suit your budget however formal or informal as you like!!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amanda and Carl
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Our dream wedding outside
A beautiful couple
Anne Binns
Wedding: June 2019
June 2019
With a smile into the night
Fun fun fun all the way
Emma and Pete
Married in June 2019
June 2019
great memories and feel very lucky
What a lovely day
Mandy and Darren
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Beautiful relaxed day
We had a very intimate wedding, just the 6 of us so finding somewhere that would accommodate that and not have to pay thousands was difficult. But The Old Vicarage was perfect, with different options to really tailor your special day. We had the ceremony outside, and there are countless photo opportunities!
Debbie and Leigh
Married in August 2018
August 2018
The sun shone
The photos were fantastic
Gemma and Nick
Married in July 2018
July 2018
The setting was just perfect
The dogs loved it
Location & Contact Details


The Old Vicarage, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8AS, England

Travel Notes

Its better to enter our venue via the postcode DN22 8AS.

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A helicopter arrived as a gift for the bride and groom as a surprise gift from one of the guests

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Get three quotes for everything

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Every bride dresses the venue unique to them so everyone is so personal

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Outdoor, Licence, Quirky, Freedom

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many. Everyone is fantastic because of the river,caves and grounds

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Vicar of Ranby from Goggle box Kate Bottley

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked Salmon

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

500 Million year old Sandstone Cave Bar and the river

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being a family business