Newstead Abbey

(9 reviews) 9 5
Ravenshead Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA
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About Newstead Abbey

Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

Once the home of the romantic poet Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey is steeped in history and Gothic Charm

A hidden gem the Abbey is a medieval masterpiece that was built in the 12th century, now a perfect all year round wedding venue offering couples the opportunity to tie the knot in a unique and utterly beautiful location.  With Gothic arches and leaded stained glass windows the beautiful setting of the cloisters is the ideal aisle leading to the Orangery with its large crystal chandelier and majestic windows looking out onto the formal gardens.

Refreshments can be served in the simple elegance of the Garden room and French garden. While the incredible Abbey’s majestic gardens offers breath-taking photographic opportunities around every corner including quintessentially English rose garden, historic Japanese garden plus an impressive fern collection. Plus no wedding would be complete without a glimpse of the resident friendly peacocks.

Inside the hall has sweeping stair ways leading to the Great Hall, with oak-beamed panel walls and magnificent fireplaces. You and your guests can enjoy the wedding breakfast in the West Front Suite a contemporary space with a historic feeling which offers a neutral backdrop for your own styling

• Set within 10 acres of stunning formal gardens with lakes and cascade providing a stunning background for unique photographs • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies in the Orangery plus wonderful stained glassed Chapel for intimate wedding blessings and services in the Abbey’s St Marys Chapel • Gardeners cottage available to hire

Facilities at Newstead Abbey

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Other Features :
Car Parking

Newstead Abbey Reviews (9)

Absolutely Perfect
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By Sarah and Claire, on 19 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Jul 2019

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!!!

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By Kristen and Gemma, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

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!

Perfect Wedding
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By Alicia and Philip, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

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.

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By Claire and Paul, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

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.

Staff couldnt do enough
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By Lisa and Mark, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

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.

Couldnt wish for more
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By Jemma and Matthew, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

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.

Cannot be more grateful
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By Katie and Ashley, on 04 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

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.

Fantastic venue for a beautiful wedding.
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By Emma, on 02 May 2006

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.

A fantastic place to get married
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By JoH, on 25 Nov 2002

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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