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
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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)

(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

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

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!!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Danielle and Scott Roberts
Married in March 2022
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
Married in February 2022
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
Married in November 2021
November 2021
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!!
Lauren & Sean
Wedding: September 2021
November 2021
The Old Vicarage is a BEAUTIFUL location to have a wedding at. The grounds are unbelievable and is so private. Sue and her family did an absolute amazing job with helping in every way to organise our outdoor wedding. Sue really couldn’t do enough for me, she was always available for a chat or a zoom meeting, she had tonnes of ideas and kept me organised and calm. She has lots of contacts for amazing suppliers, she thought of lovely tiny details and they all spent a lot of time in the days before our wedding to make it look magical and perfect. Our wedding guests can’t believe how amazing it was. Thankyou so so much we will be forever grateful ♥️ Lauren & Sean xxx
Mr and Mrs Woolley Facebook
Married in August 2021
January 2022
To everyone behind the scenes who have helped us create such an amazing are all absolutely fantastic! Your hard work and dedica
James and I want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day so magical! To the friends and family who celebrated with us, near and far, and to those who were in our thoughts; what a day!! We have made the most precious of memories together and we are honoured to have been able to share our wedding day with you all 💞 To all those who have sent us well wishes and love; You have warmed our hearts completely! We are truly humbled by your kindness and have loved reading all of your messages 💞 To everyone behind the scenes who have helped us create such an amazing are all absolutely fantastic! Your hard work and dedication to what you do has meant that we have had the wedding day of our dreams! Together you have helped us make our special day the happiest day of our lives and we cannot thank you enough, we love you all!! Here’s to life as Mr and Mrs Woolley!!! 💞🥂
Alistair & Louise
Married in August 2021
November 2021
Whatever we wanted
We escaped here and stayed in the coach house (which has a great view over the campsite from the balcony) for our elopement wedding. Sue and the team were awesome and went out of their way to look after us, attending to all the small detail of the limited ‘wedding bits’ that we actually had in our simple ceremony. We had such a blast and enjoyed Sue’s enthusiasm and the company of her and her team and indeed the environment which allowed us to create and enjoy whatever we wanted. As a campsite (and we have stayed at many), this was great … perfect for families and a shallow river (inches deep in parts) where those brave enough to try English waters could do so safely. We shall be returning and it’s just a question of when.
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