The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue

£1,000 - £10,995 for a package
Up to 70
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
For a unique and intimate wedding venue, The Old Vicarage is an exceptional family-run business with impressive wedding experience; a perfect choice for your special day.
The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Your package price is inclusive of; ​ - Your own personalised wedding notes - Dedicated wedding planners - Exclusive use of then entire grounds - Reception drink - Two bottles of wine per table - Sparkling wine for your speeches - A three course wedding breakfast - A choice of evening food ​ Optional extras; ​ - Civil ceremony - Canapés - An assiette of dessert - Exclusivity the night before your wedding - The bandstand for summer civil ceremonies
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Our package price is based on 50 daytime guests and up to 80 evening guests. We can however have up to 70 daytime guests, additional guests are charged at £125.00 per head plus VAT.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Guest accommodation included
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue Full Description
The Old Vicarage is a family run business, which makes this wedding venue very different from all of the rest. We aim to make each wedding individual and we value the uniqueness, intimacy and exclusivity that our beautiful building offers. Our boutique wedding venue is set in the heart of the historic town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. At The Old Vicarage we have found our niche; our small Vicarage is the perfect place for your intimate wedding. It’s time to plan your special day… And we believe there is no one who would love to bring your dream to life more than our dedicated wedding planners. Here at the The Old Vicarage, nestled in the heart of Southwell, we are one of the East Midlands best kept secrets. Over the years we have become experts in providing perfect weddings, delivering a highly tailored, exceptional service, with a focus on creativity and individuality. At The Old Vicarage you will be provided with; your own personalised wedding notes, dedicated wedding planners, exclusive use of the entire grounds, reception drinks, bottles of house wine for your tables, sparkling wine for your speeches, a three course wedding breakfast and a choice of evening food.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chelsea Croft
Thank you so much for your interest in The Old Vicarage and a huge congratulations on your engagement. If you have any questions, or if you would like to come and have a look around please don't hesitate to get in contact with our team.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex and Dan
Happy couple married in April
June 2023
Very special
This venue is absolutely stunning and the team are amazing. I cannot thank Laura and the team enough for all of their hard work. The food was fantastic. The day was so well run and organised. We didn’t need to think about a thing. All our family and friends commented on how beautiful the venue is, how lovely the rooms are, how good the food was, and how lovely the team were and how hard they all worked. It all came together to create a very special day. I highly recommend this venue. I wish I could go back and do it all again.
Debbie and Michael
Happy couple married in April
May 2023
Amazing Venue
From the moment we drove up the drive to have a look around The Old Vicarage we knew it was special. The venue is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. Laura is amazing from making the booking nearly 2 years before our wedding day right up until the day after she was extremely responsive and helpful in answering many questions via email and was unbelievable when we arrived for our exclusivity the night before our wedding all the way through to us leaving the morning after our wedding-she is a machine! Always smiling, guides the team around her with expertise and professionalism so that everything just runs so smoothly. All our guests commented on the amazing venue, the rooms and the food. The food was so tasty and presented beautifully. There really is no need to worry about anything on the day Laura and her team guide you every step of the way and whatever you are unsure of they have the answer and reassurance needed. The only downside was it was all over too quickly. We really did have a perfect day, thank you to all the team, Laura, chef, waiting staff, bar staff, cleaners, gardeners and everyone else who is involved.
Stacy and Dan
Wedding: February
April 2023
Terrible terms and conditions
Just so there are no crossed wires about the whereabouts of this venue this review is based on my dealings and service regarding our wedding booking at the Old Vicarage in Southwell, Nottingham. Laura, who is the only lady I have met at this venue due to her showing my fiancée and I around for our viewing for a potential wedding there , she was lovely, open, friendly and honest, we spent just over an hour with her one Sunday afternoon (end of Jan 2023) whilst she beamed about the venue, showed us around all of the wonderful bedrooms and she was proud to let us know she got married there. All was well and within a few days we were keen to get a booking in (paid early Feb for a wedding on a Saturday in June 2024. The old vicarage was the only venue we had viewed, we looked at various venues online so we felt the Old Vicarage was right for us due to the decor, the location and the layout of the venue plus having Laura alongside to work with. We handed over 1K to lock in a wedding date via bank transfer (should have noticed a red flag here as only bank transfer and cash were accepted) After reading all of the pages of the contract thoroughly (and there were a few) we felt really concerned. We didn’t expect such harsh and unrealistic terms and conditions. I would advise if you are planning to get married here these are the terms you and your partner need to agree with- 1. The total cost given is with and without VAT in the contract so with some and without in other parts of it so you need to work it out and read very carefully 2. Be prepared to NOT be able to taste the food they will be presenting to your guests for the wedding breakfast as they just don’t offer that piece of mind 3. No draught beer!!! Terrible for the chaps. Min card payment of £10 and no cash accepted at the bar (doesn’t matter if you were planning on paying for all but in case you decide to have a fixed figure behind the ‘bar’ this could be an issue for the odd guest 4. There are 8 bedrooms at the old vicarage, each being £195 per room (without VAT and including breakfast) so that’s £1870 total. If you would like to stay the night before your wedding (which I wanted to, you are penalised for it) so you can but for over double as much as the night of your wedding (£4200 that’s including the VAT of which I did the Math for) with zero negotiation even them not having a wedding at the venue the day before. 5. You can only arrive at the venue 1 hour before the wedding ceremony (no earlier!!) and you are limited to who comes in the bridal suite with you. So if you would like photos arriving and time to get into your wedding dress and have a glass so you are feeling nice and relaxed forget it! 6. No fridges available for your cake or flowers 7. Any staff member are within their rights to enter any of our guests bedrooms at any time and take any alcohol that has been purchased outside of the venue and will charge £50 for EACH item found. Wow! (Not that any of our guests would consider this but the old vicarage is very keen to keep the money coming in) 8. If you do for whatever reason decide to cancel you will be charged £120 per hour based on the time the wedding planner/s have spent to date 9. Further, once we had paid the £19.900 for this (of which we had to add the canapés because they forgot that cost) we get the pleasure of being charged a further ‘non-discretionary’ 3% of the whole balance to pay the staff that are on shift for our wedding day to cover their wages. 10. If you would like an outside wedding you can have it for an additional fee, that was fine with us however we were not allowed to chance it up until the day before but make a decision a week before Once I flagged all of our concerns I was told there will not be any refund of our £1000 despite them having a ‘14 day change of mind policy’ and they did not deem it necessary to even explain why. Suzanne Fitzpatrick (the owner of the venue) who I dealt with via email whilst asking if it was possible for our deposit back was a hard person and really difficult, not even an alternative or half based on the wedding being in a year and a half was even considered. The whole contract had holes in. I spoke with Suzanne for the first time over the phone today. Terribly patronising. Timeline- Paid the deposit 2nd Feb 2023 Sent back the signed event order schedule 20th Feb 2023 Cancelled the 24th having not wanted to send the terms and conditions back signed and based on all noted above she didn’t offer a compromise just said she didn’t have to give it back. I really wasn’t expecting to read all the agreements required this is why I am leaving a review to urge others to read thoroughly.
Response from the venue
As we have already responded in full to this review on other social platforms, we will keep this brief due to limited characters. After admitting you had not reviewed our F&Q's and T&C’s properly prior to booking, this ultimately means you have broken your contract with us because of your negligence and you have now written an unjustified complaint. A non-refundable deposit is exactly that. Please refer to our detailed response to this review on trip advisor and other platforms.
Venue responded
Mr and Mrs Bainbridge
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
Where to begin...
Perfect doesn’t even come close, we dreamt of our perfect day for so long and what we got was a dream come true. Every single detail was faultless, everyone commented on how the service and the day was seamless. This is all thanks to the team and especially Laura. Having gone to school with Laura it felt like we had come full circle having her help plan our wedding, her friendly nature put everyone at ease and she certainly did that with us. Without Laura on the morning of my wedding I would have been a nervous wreck (however I still cried the whole way down the isle) never the less your calming nature and infectious smile helped exactly when I needed it the most. From the initial meeting through to the morning of our wedding, nothing was ever too much. The food, the beautiful venue, the team .. just everything, from the bottom of our hearts thank you! The Old Vicarage will hold a very special place in our heart forever. Love Mr and Mrs Bainbridge xox
Mr and Mrs Hallam
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
So perfect
Honestly I don’t even know where to start! We finally had our special day! 2 years later, but with 2 postponements the staff were amazing with the communication. I would highly recommend couples staying the evening before their wedding, we did and it just made the day even more special. The staff were amazing from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, so helpful and nothing was to much when asking for help. The food, wow the food was amazing! From the breakfast on the morning of the wedding to the canapés, to the actual wedding breakfast and the evening food, it was just beautiful, I think all of our guests were shocked and amazed at how lovely the food was. The venue, well so many people couldn’t believe how beautiful the venue was, and so many people said how lovely because it was just ours. I am so happy we chose here for our special day, I couldn’t imagine it happening anywhere else, it was just so perfect. So I would just like to thank all the staff from the bottom of my heart! I can’t thank you all enough for everything! Thank you for helping make our special day. Gemma and Daniel ❤️ x
Mr and Mrs Heaton
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
TOV will always hold a special place in our hearts
Apologies it’s taken so long to write a review, we still cannot believe how perfect our day was and it’s been so hard to put into words our gratitude. It was a long road to get here with the multiple rearrangement due to covid but I honestly couldn’t wish for better people to help us through such a hard time for both couples and the industry. Laura, Suzanne and Chelsea are what makes this amazing venue which is not only immaculate and stunning but also every detail is perfectly executed and nothing is too much trouble. Laura made planning an absolute dream and nothing was too much trouble! Our day was the best day ever thanks to the whole team, from housekeeping through to the chef, waiting staff and of course the amazing planners who were there on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly. The compliments we have had following our day have been wonderful. We are so glad we chose The Old Vicarage as our wedding venue, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and no other venue would ever compare. TOV will always hold a special place in our hearts. All the very best for the future, Mr and Mrs Heaton xxx
The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue Location & Contact Details


The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0NB, England

Travel Notes

It is best to find us by our post code, which is NG25 0NB. You will need to keep your eye peeled as we are in the middle of Westgate and Westhorpe. We have a beautiful brick wall which has a Vicarage logo and a gravel driveway which leads you up to The Old Vicarage.

Nearest Town

Nottinghamshire, Newark or Mansfield

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1, M1 and A46

Nearest Train Station

Newark North Gate or Nottingham

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue?

If we're honest, every wedding at The Old Vicarage is the best! They're all very unique and intimate which means that we have such wonderful relationships with our couples and its a joy to see them get married.

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

Our best planning tip is to be organised and enjoy every moment of planning your special day. At The Old Vicarage, our couples have a set of their own wedding notes that we have put together, they're a great tool to help keep your planning as simple as possible. We also couldn't live without our to do lists!

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

We love attention to detail at The Old Vicarage, we think that it is very special when our couples make their own personal wedding vows.

Describe The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue in 5 adjectives

Intimate, exclusive, passionate, elegant, helpful!

Where’s the best photo spot at The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue?

Our beautiful Vicarage is very fortunate to have so many indoor and outdoor photo opportunities, a few of our favourites are our stunning swing, the lavender walkway, the bandstand and our eight boutique bedrooms.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue?

We couldn't possibly say!

What’s your favourite canapé?

This is the hardest question yet, we honestly couldn't just choose one canapé!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It would have to be, enjoying a relaxing bubble bath in one of our huge freestanding baths after an amazing wedding day. Our couples and their guests always comment on what a treat this is!

What is The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue most unique feature?

As an intimate family run wedding venue we pride ourselves on personality, professionalism and a passion for interior design. Our couples and wedding guests often comment on how attentive and relaxed our front of house staff are and we firmly believe that our attention to detail is second to none. We have a dedicated, full-time maintenance team to ensure the venue always looks impeccable, and our experienced wedding coordinators are always on hand to ensure to smooth, stress-free running of your special day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We bought The Old Vicarage 15 years ago as a derelict building, we lived here without heating or basic amenities whilst we spent 2 years and every penny we had building our dream wedding venue. We're still striving for perfection and reinvest heavily in making sure our interiors have that 'wow' factor. At the start of 2020 we decided to invest over £100k in creating a stunning new Orangery, without any increase in capacity. We're very fortunate to have a fantastic team who share our values of self-improvement and are always prepared to go above and beyond to make your wedding simply perfect from start to finish.