The Pumping House

£2,500 - £6,950 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Pumping House is a beautiful Grade II listed Nottinghamshire wedding venue which has been refurbished to a stunning standard, located on a six-acre site in the heart of Sherwood Forest.
The Pumping House Pricing & Costs

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Here at The Pumping House we want our couples to have their day their way and with this in mind we offer our exclusive venue hire price and then help you create your perfect day on top of this with all your food drink and entertainment needs.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

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With a whole range of menus to suit all dining styles from traditional three course meals to relaxed tapas sharing platters we have everything covered.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Bespoke menu available
The Pumping House 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
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Evening External Street Food Trucks Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Western / European
The Pumping House Full Description
At The Pumping House we truly believe each wedding is unique. You will work with our wonderful in-house catering team and dedicated Wedding Manager to ensure every aspect of your day is tailored to create a completely bespoke and magical experience. Our old meets new venue features two licensed ceremony rooms, main hall for wedding breakfasts, accommodation and a large lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am, our beautiful red brick building, still featuring the original and distinctive chimney, is located in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and offers ample opportunity for unique photography. The Pumping House is just a short drive from Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield. Set over two impressive floors you can hold a ceremony in the Ollerton Room which has beautifully unique parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, this is licensed for civil ceremonies with seating for up to 100 guests. The Engine Hall is also licensed for civil ceremonies from 80 to 150 guests. Guests can enjoy drinks and canapés following the ceremony in The Conservatory Bar or the beautiful landscaped garden. The Engine Hall provides an impressive setting for the wedding breakfast. The unique tiling, stunning arch windows and high glass ceiling create an illuminating space that is perfect for weddings from 50 to 170 guests. The room can accommodate various layouts and can be used as a canvas for different theming and settings. As dusk falls, guests can dance the night away, celebrating this memorable day and bringing The Engine Hall to life. The Pumping House also unveils an oasis of beautifully thought-through, luxury apartments. Nestled at the rear of our historic venue, these ten Self-catering apartments are the perfect accommodation for your wedding party.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lian
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding! At The Pumping House we work with you to create the amazing day you are dreaming of, we will do all we can to meet your expectations and help you on your wedding planning journey.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Louise & Mike
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
Absolutely Incredible!!!
When we were initially looking at the venue, I nearly didn't view it due to distance from where we lived. Then we arrived and I was just blown away. I had the wedding dress moment with the venue. Then I was told that my dog could be there. Signed, sealed and they definitely delivered!! I am completely blown away by the experience with The Pumping House and their ability to make our day so special!! Lian was our wedding manager at the venue and she was just incredible. She has been contactable, helpful and reassuring during the whole time that we've been planning the wedding. The staff on the day were just awesome. They served the meals so quickly and efficiently. If people had specifications for their meal, they were adhered too. We had so many compliments saying that the food was the best they had ever had. I honestly will never be able to thank you and your team enough for how hard you worked to make our day as special as it was. We were often referred to as the chilled couple - I don't think we would have been as chilled if it wasn't for the professionalism of the venue! For anyone considering booking the venue, I would 100% recommend to! The accommodation was insane and absolutely well worth using full advantage of if possible.
Joe & Amy
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Amazing Venue & Even Better Staff
As i said within my speech..... 'From the moment we walked into the Pumping House we knew this was the venue for us, but what we didn’t know was simply how brilliant Lian would be, nothing was too much and we are amazingly grateful to her'
Katie and Chris
Happy couple married in December
December 2023
Absolutely Amazing!
Wow! Amazing venue, amazing staff! Beautiful grounds which the guests were blown away by, and the rooms are beautiful When we first looked around the venue we got in the car and said to each other this is the place. We then proceeded to go to some of the wedding fairs they hold, and thats where we booked our flowers, the cake, the stationary and the stylist for the venue. The day of the wedding just went so smoothly and I will never forget how above and beyond the staff went for any little detail I wanted. The food was gorgeous! Felt like it was christmas day! All the guests were full to the brim and couldn't stop saying how lovely it was!
Anna and Richard
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Absolutely Incredible
Absolutely incredible. We got married early December 2023 and we can’t recommend the venue enough. Lian was brilliant and on the day everything was well organised and went according to plan. We wish we could do the whole thing all over again. The food was also exceptional - we had tapas and got so many compliments from our guests, so would highly recommend!
Harriet & Chris
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Love at first *site*
The Pumping House was one of a few venues we visited. From pulling up in the car park to authenticity of each room, it was for us. We fell in love with the whole site. From our first conversation up until our last, Victoria - our wedding event planner, was 110% supportive. Even whilst she was on maternity leave, she made sure we had someone at the venue to contact if needed. The character of the venue plus our autumnal touches made the whole thing amazing! Many of our guests, still now - a week later, comment on the building, the food, the service and our story. It was truly the best day ever. I wish we could do it all again. Highly recommend this place for a wedding on the basis of, location, appearance, communication, food and bringing a bit of history into your love story. Albeit we got married in November 2023, the weather shone bright for us, which enable us to capture the building at its best. We are lucky enough to only live 10 minutes away, so we get to see the chimney on a regular basis. Thank you to all at The Pumping House.
Parisa and Jeff
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
A perfect day!
When we visited The Pumping House we were blown away by every element of the venue; we loved the industrial backdrop, the unusual side rooms and the stunning accommodation. We also knew from our initial contact with the team that we were in safe, very knowledgeable hands. Throughout the wedding planning process, the one element we felt consistently confident about was that we had chosen the right place to get married and as newlyweds we know we were right to be confident. The communication throughout the process had been great, we had Lian Dixon as our event manager and she was amazing. Always approachable and consistently went above and beyond to accommodate us. So many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue and food were which was great to hear. There is no denying that the team at the Pumping House know exactly what they are doing when putting on a wedding but it still felt very unique and special to us. I think this is a huge credit to Lian and her team, and we would absolutely recommend The Pumping House to any couple looking to have a magical wedding day!

The Wedding Assembly!

8th September 2024
Join us as we open our venue and show you some of the very best wedding suppliers in the industry. Sunday 8th September 2024, at 12pm - 3pm.
The Pumping House Location & Contact Details


Newark, Nottinghamshire, England

Travel Notes

Its best to enter us in google maps, but you can always look for our huge chimney!

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J29

Nearest Train Station

Mansfield / Newark / Retford

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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