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Newstead Abbey is a historic wedding venue located in Nottinghamshire. Once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, this property is steeped in romantic charm. The priory originally built in the 12th century is now a hidden gem in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Open March - October for weddings, the Abbey is a unique and unforgettable setting for couples who love history, literature or architecture.

Newstead Abbey & Gardens is the venue that you can visit time and time again; for your first date, surprise engagement, wedding day and fun days out with your growing family.
We are delighted to offer a variety of options for your big day with ideal locations for your ceremony, photographs, pre-reception drinks and reception. The distinctive rooms provide the perfect backdrop whilst the beautiful gardens, offer a
truly picturesque setting for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity

The atmospheric cloisters are a beuatiful space to welcome your guests on arrival as well as being a part of the aisle walk leading to the light-filled Orangery. This ceremony space has a large crystal chandelier and majestic windows that look out over the formal gardens. After tying the knot, you can enjoy refreshments in the Garden room & French Garden. These Victorian spaces are quintessentially English Cottage Garden in floral design, all of which can be used in photographs with loved ones. Here, you may even glimpse the estate's friendly peacocks. After the drinks reception, retire to the West Front Suite for your Wedding Breakfast & Evening Reception. A contemporary space with an historic feel. This charming room has wonderful acoustics for speeches and live music making it ideal for your evening wedding reception. The Cannon Fort Bar Room boasts views over the Upper Lake and Waterfall, along with the Cascade Room and Courtyard, your guests can relax with a drink during your evening reception and admire the beauty of the Abbey at sunset.

Services Offered

Newstead Abbey has a stunning interior but is also an ideal location for marquee and tent weddings. You can set up a marquee on the lawns in the warm summer months. In addition, there is a chapel on the premises to use for religious ceremonies.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Newstead Abbey

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Jemma M. Sent on 11/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding ever

We got married at Newstead Abbey on the 27th June and it was the most perfect wedding I could have asked for. The building and gardens are beautiful and we have some lovely photos from the day. Chelsea and the team at Newstead were amazing, we couldn't have asked for better. So friendly and helpful.
Deborah Sent on 09/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A magical setting, the best day ever!

A magical setting, steeped in history made it the best day ever! The Abbey Chapel made it extra special for us & then having the courtyard & grounds to ourselves to celebrate with all of our friends & family was perfect. We rented the cottage in the abbey grounds which was ideal, as the bride I could walk to the Abbey on the day. The grounds are a perfect setting for fabulous photos & just being in the one place for the whole event was great. All of the arrangements leading up to & on the day were handled brilliantly by Chelsea & her team.
Sarah Sent on 19/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Our wedding day at Newstead Abbey was perfect from beginning to end, with staff doing everything to make sure our guests and us had everything we needed, the venue is just the most perfect setting and we knew from when we got engaged this was where we was going to get married. I fell in love with the grounds and the ceremony room the first time we visited and knew it was 100% yes!!!
Katie Sent on 04/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot be more grateful

We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding. Every last detail was catered for by the wonderful team and it couldn't have gone more smoothly. We were given tours of Newstead before we chose, and we had the option to go back as many times as we liked and view the rooms before the big day. Chelsea and Steve were fantastic and didn't spare any detail on making sure it was perfect for us.

All of our guests were blown away with how beautiful the Abbey was. The orangery was stunning and we decorated the West Front Suite exactly how we wanted it, to be given the final details the morning of the wedding. When we got married there in June, the gardens were in full bloom and maintained to the highest levels, making for an unbelievable set of photos. We ran through the details for the day about a week before, and there were staff on site all day to keep everything in order. On the day, the team were fantastic and it ran so smoothly. Thank you so much for looking after us - it was a day we will never forget and we cannot be more grateful.
Jemma Sent on 04/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Couldnt wish for more

Our wedding day was fantastic. Newstead Abbey was the right decision, it’s such a breath-taking venue and our photographs are truly wonderful. The staff were brilliant on the run up to our wedding and on the day itself. Everything ran so smoothly and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.
Lisa Sent on 04/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Staff couldnt do enough

Thank you so much for making our special day so amazing. Everything went so smoothly and your staff couldn't do enough for us and were so friendly and helpful. Our guests were made to feel very welcome and everyone complemented us on how beautiful our wedding venue was. We really can't thank you enough.
Claire Sent on 04/02/2019
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We chose Newstead Abbey as our wedding venue as living locally, we consider it our favourite place to visit for walks, picnics, it’s tranquillity and the beauty of the house and gardens.
The Orangery has a real wow factor and was perfect for our wedding ceremony, with guests entering through the historic cloisters.
Reception drinks in the Garden room and a confetti shower in the adjoining garden before photographs in the Spanish garden and the many superb locations around the house.
We held the Wedding Breakfast in the West Front Suite which was ideal for our number of guests, with evening entertainment in the Courtyard.
The Newstead Abbey staff were brilliant having helped us with the initial planning, itinerary, seating and decoration then they ensured the whole day went to plan.
To complete our celebrations we took our guests on an organised tour of the house which was thoroughly enjoyed as the staff were so knowledgeable and passionate about the history, particularly relating to Lord Byron’s association.
We escaped for a quiet wedding night to the serene Garden Cottage.
Alicia Sent on 04/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

I don't know what to say other than thank you! Our wedding was perfect, it couldn't have gone any better. I know there would have been lots of work behind the scenes so could you please thank everyone involved on our behalf.
I only wish I could do it all again, it went too fast.
Kristen Sent on 04/02/2019
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Newstead Abbey will always be a special place to us – it’s medieval monastic architecture and grounds makes for some breath taking backdrops for wedding photos, and we’ll certainly treasure ours forever. Our wedding day was everything we could have hoped for. The team really went the extra mile to make it a day to remember and we have some incredibly happy memories that will be with us always. Thank you so much!
Emma Sent on 02/05/2006
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue for a beautiful wedding.

We had our wedding here in May 2005 in the Orangery and I can't imagine a better settting. Although they have up to 7 weddings here each day we were not rushed or told we had only a set amount of time. The gardens were reserved for our guests after the ceremony and I didn't see any other wedding parties so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves!
Beautiful gardens and building and fantastic staff who made the planning really easy. I would highly recommend Newstead Abbey for your wedding.
Joh Sent on 25/11/2002
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic place to get married

We got married in the Orangery, which is a lovely room which is for Civil Ceremonies. Pros - fantastic grounds for photos - make sure your photographer takes you round all the grounds, not just the lawn outside the Orangery. Cons - only 20 minutes per ceremony, and on our day, there was a wedding in the chapel next door and we could hear their organ!
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