£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
Seasonal Offer Available
£4550 Off
Bridebook Deal
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

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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
Maximum Price
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.
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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

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
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
Mr and Mrs Blake
Married in October 2020
December 2020
A fantastic place to get married!
My husband and I got married at The Pumping House in October 2020 - we had the most perfect day at this absolutely stunning venue, we would recommend getting married here to everyone considering this venue! Firstly, Lian and all of the venue team are absolutely incredible - nothing was too much trouble, they think of every detail and always give first class customer service. A huge thank you to Lian for so much patience and pure resilience in helping us make our day happen after so many changes with COVID. Even with a 15 guest wedding, this venue is big in space and size but amazingly it can feel so intimate and great for smaller weddings at the same time. It worked so well! It is THE most beautiful venue, it has a real industrial era feel, they have kept some of the original features and kept in the style of the building with so much character and history! You will find something new to look at in every room. The rooms and apartments are really nicely styled and have quality furnishings, the bridal suite is really quite special. A fantastic place to get married and share your special day with your loved ones in a stunning venue!
Mr and Mrs Savill
Married in February 2020
February 2020
What an amazing day!
Everything was perfect - you did a brilliant job and worked so hard on the day to bring everything together . It was better than we ever expected! The building looked stunning and everyone was saying that it was the best wedding food they had ever tasted! The band was cracking too !! Wowwww!!! Thank you so much for organising it all!! Very best wishes from Mr. and Mrs Savill x
Mr and Mrs Dubas
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Thank you!
Lian, just a message to say the biggest thank you to you and all the team at the Pumping House for making our wedding day so special and memorable. We had the best day ever! Everything was just fabulous from the venue and the food to the staff and the organisation, we enjoyed every second of the day.
Mr and Mrs Denton
Wedding: January 2020
January 2020
The Pumping House is such an amazing venue and was perfect for our wedding in January. We fell in love with the place as soon as we saw it and right from the beginning Lian and the staff were amazing!! They helped us plan and prepare the day and picked up on lots of little details that we may not have thought about. The character of the building is amazing and the internal decoration is stunning, especially the quirky themed rooms that are on the upper floor which give plenty of room for creative fun. All our guests commented on how beautiful, yet different the venue was, and how well thought out the day was....a lot of which we owe big thanks to Lian and the staff for! The planning of the day was made stress-free, and the attentiveness on the day was great, it really helped settle both our nerves and allow us to enjoy the day. We couldn't recommend the Pumping House enough and would like to say a huge thankyou for making our day so perfect! BEST....DAY....EVER!!
Mr and Mrs Laking
Married in November 2019
November 2019
Everything was pristine and just how we imagined!
Ellie was our events manager at the pumping house for our wedding. We couldn’t of asked for anyone else to be in charge of our special day. We didn’t have the best guests for the staff to deal with but they were all amazing! Everything was pristine and just how we imagined it, if not better! And the food was to die for! There was nothing that wasn’t too much trouble for them. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect.
Colin and Sarah
Married in November 2019
November 2019
We had the best day!
We just wanted to say the biggest thankyou for making Friday so amazing. We had the best day and can't thank you and your team enough for making our day truly unforgettable. Everyone has said how amazing the venue, food and staff were. We all had the best day.
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.