The Old Vicarage At Elkesley

£7,000 - £10,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Licenced for Ceremonies Access on Thurs Acres of woodlands with a shallow river running through. Tipi's or Marquees, exclusive venue perfect for relaxed, quirky, wonderland or traditional weddings
The Old Vicarage At Elkesley Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive use for the Bride and Groom, 3 Hat Tipi for up to 180guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
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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)
What is included in this pricing:
Corkage charge applicable

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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

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Number of Guests Included
What's Included Private driveway Plenty of car parking Loads of space - 5 acres in total Outside seating Garden games, for those who want to relax or play outdoors Access to decorate 12 noon Thursday to 12 noon Sunday - all personal belongings must be removed Children's play area - please supervise Rope swings and zip wires 5 Hay bales for the fire pit or pergola Aisle Coconut Hessian matting Use of our purpose-built wedding pergola (up to 150 seated) chairs included on the aisle The bridge to the Tipi with Coconut Hessian matting ​ The stream for duck racing and paddling The stepping stones Outdoor fire pits with wood to gather round And an Indoor Fire pit with logs to gather around 2 luxury toilet and shower blocks and a disabled toilet. Toilets including an accessible cubicle with baby changing facilities. Use of the whole of the site for ceremony, photographs, reception & party in the evening Festoon lighting from the bridge to your tipi Cave Bar a fully licensed bar in a 500 million year old sandstone cave The Cave bar is used for pre reception drinks and post ceremony drinks. Both card and cash payments taken Internal rustic Tipi bar a 10 ft bar with optics inside the tipi with draught. Two fully licensed bars ​ Exclusive use, a blank canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams The team - we are here to help you every step of the way Magnificent giant three hat tipis and chillout area including sofas and chairs for your reception set up on a purpose-built timber deck, covered with coconut matting, including choice of our round or rustic tables, wooden chairs, rustic wooden bar, lighting & power, the surrounding lawn, space for caterers/entertainers Natural, wooden tables, cross back chairs and/or benches. Twinkling fairy lights inside and festoon lighting outside all of which closes at midnight Beautiful surrounding countryside for stunning 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
The Old Vicarage At Elkesley Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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


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
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

The Old Vicarage At Elkesley Full Description
Secluded away in the Nottinghamshire countryside lies the Old Vicarage at Elkesley, a rustic, relaxed and chilled out Tipi venue. Whether you’re looking for an informal wedding with street food vans or formal wedding, or just something a bit different, we believe that our venue and rural location are the perfect choice for your magical day. Weddings of up to 150 people seated and have onsite bars, 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 from Thursday of your wedding. Unusual, alternative, casual and a blank canvas all fit with our venue 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 personalized service. 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 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
Relaxed, Chilled, Fun, Flexibility and Inclusivity is our aim at The Old Vicarage for your Wedding Day. You build your day to suit your budget, style, colour and theme, however formal, informal or unusual you like!! Planning your time line and coordination on your day is in the caring hands of The Old Vicarage Team, including every little detail you have planned to happen on your day


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lauren & Sam
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
The most perfect wedding day!
We honestly could not have chosen a more perfect and fitting venue for our wedding day! The grounds are beautiful and absolutely idyllic! The day ran so smoothly with the help of Sue and Sophie and we can't thank them enough for all of the hard work they put in to setting our wedding up! After a few suppliers either cancelled or messed up royally in the few days before the wedding, the venue and everyone there made the day so perfect and we couldn't have had a better day if we tried!
Bobo & Justine
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
Exceeded expectations and so much more
Sue and Sophie really went above and beyond for our special day. There is nowhere else we would have ever chosen. The day was so special and uncountable amounts of guests all said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We gave them quite the challenge with many many many things going on throughout the whole day. Pinatas, duck racing, obstacle courses. We had just under 200 guests. They allowed us an entire week to set up our vast amount of decorations and allowed us the time to pack away too. You really become part of the whole family at the Old Vicarage. What a beautiful venue and such a special place for anyone to have their special day. I have nothing but great memories and will am eternally grateful for Sue and the teams efforts.
Chris and Kathryn Adams
Happy couple married in July
October 2022
Our most amazing wedding
We came across this venue by chance as we were looking for a campsite for a weekend in our Motorhome. It was absolutely perfect for our camping themed wedding. The majority of our guests stayed over in Camper Vans, Caravans and tents and had a lovely weekend. Sue and all the staff made it a day to remember, making sure everything went to plan. All our guests said it was the most chilled out Wedding they had ever been to in the prettiest surroundings.
Danielle and Scott Roberts
Happy couple married in March
May 2022
I cannot put into words how beautiful our day was
We finally had our wedding here at the old vicarage in elkesley in September! The picture do not do justice for how beautiful this place really is! The trees, the river and the vicarage itself are absolutely stunning and make for some unbelievable wedding photos! The cave bar is very impressive and a great rustic touch to the venue, Sue allowed us to have a duck race in the river which was so much fun for our guest! A little stressed about how the day would go as never done this before but sue kept everything in line and on time explained the next steps for us and the staff were very attentive friendly and polite! We had to change the date multiple times due to covid but Sue allowed us do make changes without any stress! I cannot put into words how beautiful our day was thanks to this lovely setting, the owner and staff. 100% would recommend a wedding here. Thank you to Sue and all the team. Danielle and Scott
Mr and Mrs Polson
Happy couple married in February
February 2022
The grounds are fantastic. There's rope swings for
Max Polson Reviewer stats7 reviews • 2 photos Review left by Max Polson starstarstarstarstar 3 hours ago We chose The Old Vicarage for our wedding in Sept 2021. We initially met up with Sue to discuss our vision and we were pretty much sold straight away! She was fab at arranging meetings to discuss progress and was always on hand to offer help. Fast forward to the wedding day and everyone was so well looked after on the day. Sue and her team were sorting food, moving seats etc. They couldn't do enough for us! They just made everyone feel at ease and comfortable and everything went perfect! We have already booked to camp for our anniversary and will make it an annual thing. The grounds are fantastic. There's rope swings for bride's to swing on... and for best men to fall in!! Very easy to find off the A1 and if people do plan on having a wedding there you have Clumber park hotel and 2 travelodge's less than 15 mins away! We also utilised the accommodation on site (for the bride and brides family) and we found both the coach house and log cabin spacious and clean!! Overall, our day was made extra magical by Sue and the fabulous venue she has!!!
Carrie and Craig
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
Would highly recommend this venue
Stunning venue! The grounds are very well kept and the on site accommodations were fantastic! Plenty of space available for campers also. All staff were excellent. They made sure that our needs were met throughout the day and were extremely pleasant to all of our guests. Sue (the wedding coordinator) was present throughout and regularly checked to see if we were okay. Would highly recommend this venue!!
The Old Vicarage At Elkesley 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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The Old Vicarage At Elkesley Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Old Vicarage At Elkesley?

The BBC filming a Wedding here in 2022 to be put on BBC2 in Autumn 2023

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

Use our planning check list, so you do not miss anything included in planning a wedding then get rid of the things you do not want on your day, so you can focus on what you do want

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

A doggie biscuit and water station for guest to feed their dogs

Describe The Old Vicarage At Elkesley in 5 adjectives

Outdoor, Licenced, Quirky, Eco-friendly, Magical

Where’s the best photo spot at The Old Vicarage At Elkesley?

There are so many places for photos. The river,caves, trees, balconies, rope swing, swings, tree over the river, island reeds, bridge and grounds

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Old Vicarage At Elkesley?

Vicar of Ranby from Goggle box Kate Bottley Sara Davies from Dragons Den Fred Sirieix from Blind Dates

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate, Biscuits

What is The Old Vicarage At Elkesley most unique feature?

500 Million year old Sandstone Cave Bar and the shallow river which children paddle in

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being a family run business for 18 years

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