£2500 - £6750 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Last dates for 2022.
Bridebook Deal
only 30 days left
Seasonal Offer Available
£4550 Off
Bridebook Deal
only 30 days left
Midweek Offer Available
£2350 Off
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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)

Prices Start At
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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
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
unique industrial vibe
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
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
No. of People In Team
Adam and Jacques
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
We Fell in love with the Pumping House!
We fell in love with the Pumping House from the moment we went to view it. We were finally able to tie the knot here in August 2022 following two Covid cancellations. Jo and the team could not have been more accommodating of us during what was a difficult period. The wedding day went exactly as we had always wanted and the venue was an incredible place to get married. It was even better having the on site accommodation so our closest friends and family (some of whom had travelled from overseas) were able to stay with us both the night before and the night of the wedding. We could not be more grateful to Jo in particular who was a star but also to all the staff who served us and looked after us throughout our stay, including the wonderful cleaning staff! Thank you all!
Tracey and Rob
Happy couple married in May
September 2022
Without a doubt a very special place
We got engaged in December 2020 and only looked at the Pumping House as a venue. From the moment we had a virtual viewing we knew it was where we wanted to get married. After visiting in person a few months later and meeting the lovely Lian, we just looked at each other and said yes! The build up to our wedding was easy and nothing was too much trouble for Lian and the team to accommodate for us. Our actual wedding day was perfect...the venue is beautiful and all our guests loved it. The staff are just amazing and made our day so special for us and all our guests. There is no better place to get married and I would highly recommend the Pumping House to everyone...it is without doubt a very special place!
Mr and Mrs Pike
Happy couple married in May
September 2022
We fell in love with the venue the first time!
We got engaged in 2018 and booked the Pumping House immediately. It was the only venue for us and we fell in love with it the first time we visited. Covid scuppered our wedding in 2020, and again the following year, until we finally tied the knot last Friday. The communication, consideration and kindness from the venue throughout the pandemic only strengthened our love for the Pumping House and reinforced our determination to get married here. We most recently dealt with Victoria who was amazing: calm, organised and happy to help with whatever we needed. The day itself ran like clockwork and we could immerse ourselves fully in enjoying the experience. Our friends and family were wowed by the industrial charm of the building; especially the beautiful ceremony room and spacious wedding hall. The food was first-class and received no end of compliments from our guests. We've been through a roller-coaster journey en route to getting married but we've got an everlasting bond with the venue now and will always be grateful to the wonderful staff there.
Mr and Mrs Richards
Happy couple married in May
September 2022
our Day was Perfect!
Me and my partner just got married here during May and I can't recommend this venue highly enough. From the moment we first went to see the venue we though it was amazing and it definitely lived up to our expectations as we couldn't have asked for a better wedding! Every step of the way Joanne and the staff at the pumping house were perfect helping us organise up to the day helping us make sure we had everything we needed in place to make the day go smoothly. Every time we had a question or an issue before the wedding or on the day Joanne would instantly be there to help! On top of this the quality of everything at the venue including food, decor and use of space is perfect. All of our guests couldn't stop raving about the beef course they had, and that is coming from a family of farmers! I only wish I had more pictures to share as what I have added doesn't do it justice but I was too busy having fun! Thanks to Joanne and the whole team for making our day so perfect!
The Groovy Cats
Wedding: May
September 2022
Thanks to the team!
Thanks to the team at The Pumping House for having us at the weekend! We had a great time, and the event went very smoothly. We can't wait to be back.
Dan and Lee
Happy couple married in April
September 2022
The Only Place we visited!
The Pumping House was the only venue we looked at for our wedding; and we knew as soon as we toured the venue and met Jo the venue manager, that it was the place for us. Our wedding was originally planned for April 2021, and unfortunately due to the pandemic, we delayed it for a year to April 2022. Before the decision to delay, we had many visits, questions, thoughts and considerations on what our day should look like. Jo was supportive, honest, inspiring and helped guide us to our final choices, without being pushy or that it was “just another wedding”. When the decision was made to move the wedding, again Jo was so supportive and calming in what could have been a really stressful time. The day finally arrived and the venue, Jo and her team were exactly as expected. The service and care given to ensuring our day went as planned and without a hitch was first class. I’d recommend The Pumping House to anyone looking for their place to get married. Our friends and family have commented many times in the run up to, during and after, how special the venue was, how good the staff were, and how smoothly the day went. The Pumping House; a truly special venue with an amazing set of staff who run it!
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


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

you and your wedding magazine
rock my wedding

Industry Awards (3)

Highly Commended Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2020 - TWIA
The Wedding Industry Awards - Best Historic Wedding Venue in England 2022
Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There is no individual wedding that stands our completely at our venue, we could take little bits of all our weddings and pop them together to make the best day!

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

Take time to study your suppliers, wedding photographs will be with you for a lifetime so invest wisely.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, Industrial, Unique, Fascinating, Pitcturesque

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The arch windows in the Ollerton room are a winner every time!

What’s your favourite canapé?

This is a very hard one but if we really have to choose it has to be Local Lincolnshire sausages on buttery potato cake with honey mustard glaze.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The views from our mezzanine floor of the Engine hall set up.