£2800 - £6250 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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

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.
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
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
Disabled Access
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
Alcohol Licence
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
Laura and Chris
Wedding: March 2019
May 2019
Thank you!
Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help on Saturday. Everything was amazing and really appreciate your help with it all!
J. Bailey
Wedding: May 2018
January 2019
Stunning Industrial Wedding Venue!
For anyone that wants a stunning Industrial wedding venue in the Midlands needs to go and see The Pumping House in Ollerton. The quality and attention to detail across the entire site and accommodation is very impressive. The building has been restored to perfection! Jo and her team are absolutely wonderful to deal with. Nothing is too much effort. Would highly recommend! :
Clare Coe
Wedding: September 2018
January 2019
The Pumping House rocks!
The Pumping House is a simply stunning venue, from the moment we walked in, we knew it was the venue for us. Its finished to the highest quality and holds a unique quirkiness which we fell for. The venue is amazing, but it just wouldn’t be the same without Jo. Jo BLOODY ROCKS. Our wedding would literally not have been the same without her. She made the entire process super easy, fun and we both feel like we were simply planning our wedding with a friend. Jo took care of our guests and us without even blinking, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much ❤️ Xx
Southwell Cakery
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Industrial chic
This venue is stunning, I love the high ceiling grandeur, and original features mixed with the modern facilities. Very well run, friendly staff, top notch food
Siobhon & James
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
The venue itself is stunning
The Pumping House, Jo and her team are absolutely wonderful. We chose them for our wedding reception in June and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. The venue itself is stunning. It has been restored beautifully with so many cool original features complimented by gorgeous contemporary modern finishes. The Engine Hall was the perfect space to celebrate with all our family and friends throughout the day eating, drinking, dancing together and had the best atmosphere. Our guests loved being able to explore the mezzanine floor rooms and chill out in the quieter spaces and the balcony allows for some great photo opportunities. Having the entire place to ourselves including all the grounds and the flexibility to do everything we wanted was ideal, we loved it. Gail Dandy is their in house caterer and she is superb, we’re so delighted we chose to go with her for our main meal. Her food was amazing, we had so many wonderful comments about how delicious it all was and Gail was brilliant to work with. Jo is quite simply amazing. We loved planning our wedding with her. She made everything easy, fun, relaxed and enjoyable right from the very beginning. No stresses, no worries, Jo made everything, right from our very first viewing through to saying goodnight at the end of such an amazing day, run so smoothly. We fell in love instantly with the venue, and working with Jo made our day perfect. We can’t thank everyone at The Pumping House enough for being so fantastic and making our wedding day so amazing. Thank you! Siobhon and James xxx
Emily and Aaron Hall
Wedding: August 2019
March 2017
Recommend The Pumping House
we can't thank the staff enough, our day ran like magic, and stress free. Nothing was too much trouble. Every guest said how great the venue was, and how great the staff were. Massive thanks to Lian who put the day together for us and helped us through every step. 5 stars isn't enough. Thanks again! I would recommend The Pumping House to anyone
Location & Contact Details


Newark, Nottinghamshire

Travel Notes

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

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

you and your wedding magazine
rock my wedding

Industry Awards (2)

Highly Commended Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2020 - TWIA
Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA
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