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The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue is a beautiful venue located in the heart of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. This award-winning venue is one of the East Midlands' best-kept secrets. Their team of experts is dedicated to providing picture-perfect weddings by delivering a highly tailored exceptional service focused on creativity and individuality. Weddings at The Old Vicarage take place Thursday through to Saturday and with only a maximum of 60 weddings a year, quality, intimacy and exclusivity is guarenteed.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old Vicarage is exclusively yours on your wedding day. You can host up to 70 guests for an unforgettable ceremony and wedding breakfast, with the option to add 30 guests for your evening reception. ​This intimate Vicarage offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces are available to accommodate every phase of your special day. You can host a memorable summer ceremony in their wedding bandstand, surrounded by idyllic gardens. After, enjoy celebrating in the indoor event spaces, which feature elegant furnishings, sparkling chandeliers, and beautiful natural light. Eight stunning bedrooms are available for overnight accommodations, including The Wedding Suite. Each room is expertly designed to provide ultimate comfort and luxury to you and your guests.

Services Offered

The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue offers wedding packages designed to suit any wedding vision or budget. Packages include exclusive use of the entire property, a reception drink, two bottles of wine per table, sparkling wine for speeches, a three-course wedding breakfast, and late-night food options. You can opt to add on extras, such as canapes, an assiette of dessert a bandstand ceremony or venue exclusivity for the night before your wedding. Throughout the planning process, you'll work with their dedicated event planners, who will assist with selecting the best local vendors and tailoring your event to suit your individual needs. Their goal is to ensure your day is executed to the highest standard, resulting in a one-of-a-kind celebration you and your guests will remember fondly forever.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
107 reviews
99% recommend it
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Jordan H. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for creating our Special Day

Great Venue, W-Coordinator Tom was very patient and knew exactly what we wanted and how to handle a wedding as crazy as ours! 360 Cameras, an Escape Room, Murder Mystery and a Piñata and Tom was chilled let it all happen even when I kept saying where am I going to put a TARDIS?! He said we can deal with it 👍🏻 highly recommend!
Sammie E. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing venue

My husband and I married at The Old Vicarage in June and from start to finish it was the most amazing day. As soon as I saw the venue online I knew it was the place we would tie the knot. This was then cemented as soon as we arrived to view the venue. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and were always willing to go the extra mile in every step of the planning. My hundreds of questions were always left answered and nothing seemed too much to deal with. Fast forward to the day and they left me with absolutely no stress, running the day exactly as planned which was a massive sigh of relief for a nervous bride! All of our guests complimented the venue and the food got amazing reviews. I’m gutted that our big day is over and I’ll be forever grateful to all the staff but especially Laura & Jess for all of their help!
Mr & Mrs May, 24.06.23 x
Deborah G. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

01.07.2023 the most wonderful day ♥️

My husband and I got married at the Old Vicarage on the 1st July 2023. From attending the open day and seeing the venue my husband and I fell in love with it. The grounds and rooms are stunning and the attention to detail in every way was outstanding. Laura and the team put us at ease and answered any questions we had. The day itself was incredible and all we could have wished for.
Our guests also commented how wonderful this venue really is. The food was incredible, some of the best we have ever eaten. Thank you so much for making our special day as fantastic as it was, we couldn’t be happier
Deb & Rob
Charlotte B. Sent on 03/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding through and through!

I honestly don't know where to start, other than praise them for their wonderful staff, attention to detail and the stunning decor that this venue has to offer (which goes without saying).
Laura & Chelsea our wedding planners have been amazing from start to finish. We had many date changes due to covid. Laura was always so professional, reassuring and efficient. Her attention to detail is outstanding. The day itself went so smoothly, even after the groom arriving too early! We would like to personally thank them for making our day so perfect and special, and for all of their incredibly hard work. They have been amazing to work with throughout our entire experience (over 2 years) and have made everything so easy for us both! I can't put into words how fantastic both these girls are. They're a credit to TOV and it wouldn't have been the same without either of them. The food was exquisite, all our guests commented how delicious it was and even I, a picky eater, ate every bite! We even asked them where they sourced their sausages from their cooked breakfast, they were out of this world! So yes, the venue is absolutely beautiful and the quality of their refurbishment is outstanding, but the staff there are the ones that make it what it is. They are incredible and deserve all of their achievements. The perfect intimate venue to have your special day in. I wish them all the best and no doubt they will keep creating amazing memories for each of their couples on their big day. Love, Charlotte & Matt X
Chloe R. Sent on 21/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

June 2022 Lovelock Wedding

We got married at The Old Vicarage in June 2022 and it was honestly the best day ever. I cannot fault anything about the venue, the attention to detail is amazing, the decor is stunning throughout, the food was delicious, everywhere is spotless.
The main reason we chose the venue was for the decor and style, its such a beautiful space and felt very us. I also liked that they offer a package which includes food and drinks which takes a lot of the stress away.

The staff are super organised and helpful, the day went so smoothly thanks to this. Laura and Chelsea were amazing all the way throughout the planning, with detailed replies to emails and were always accommodating. They were also great at recommending suppliers - I dunno where I would have started without this!
Nearly every guest has told us how much they enjoyed the food, it was all beautifully presented and served promptly. Even the breakfasts were another level. They also managed to accommodate our long list of dietary requirements!
One of my favourite parts was having the venue exclusivity the night before to enjoy the build up with all our close friends and family. It felt like our home for the weekend.
I really hope we get to come back and experience a wedding here again as a guest.
Thank you! Mr & Mrs Lovelock xx
Kate D. Sent on 14/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue

We wish we were back at TOV, like this time last week, dancing into the evening and eating quite possibly, the best fish & chips we’ve ever tasted!

We just wanted to say that we had a fantastic wedding day and are so pleased that we waited to have our day, just as we had planned.

All of our guests commented on just how beautiful the venue is (we know, that’s why we chose it) and how perfect a setting it is.

Laura - for us you are the superstar of TOV, you have been a pleasure to meet with to discuss our plans and on the day you put everyone at ease. You were mentioned to us by a number of guests, saying how lovely you are and just the right kind of person to have around, in what can be quite a stressful and nervous time.

Breakfast got a big thumbs up from everyone and we’re sad that we won’t get to stay over again.

We have fabulous memories from an amazing day which will last us a lifetime.
Mark F. Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Superb

Today is exactly one month to the day since I had the pleasure of witnessing the wedding of my step daughter Sophie to her partner Megan on Friday June 2nd and what a perfect day to behold.
Laura and the team delivered the most professional and fist class experience in a setting that was stunning from beginning to end (enhanced by perfect weather).
The attention to detail right from the moment we arrived to the venue, through to the ceremony and onto the catering was first class. Laura and her team took over the responsibility for delivering a memorable experience and excelled expectations. Truly Professional!!!
When the girls first booked the venue I did have reservations about the size of the bar and how they would cope but I am happy to eat my words because the level of service was impeccable. This team really know what they are doing and operate like a well oiled machine!!!!
I am not the easiest person to impress but I would have to say this experience was as close to perfect as I have experienced. Attention to detail was breathtaking with chefs delivering an excellent quality lunch (no bland wedding catering here) and even taking the time to provide a gluten free pizza to one guest as part of the evening service.
As immediate family of the wedding party we had the pleasure to stay overnight and the accommodation and breakfast the following morning were impeccable. The breakfast is worth mention on its own, simply delicious!!
Laura, thank you to you and your team (unfortunately I do not have their names but each and everyone of them is a credit to you) for a wonderful day.
For anybody out their considering this venue, simply put your faith in Laura and this team you will not be disappointed but delighted !!!Thank you!
Alex H. Sent on 07/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Very special

This venue is absolutely stunning and the team are amazing. I cannot thank Laura and the team enough for all of their hard work. The food was fantastic. The day was so well run and organised. We didn’t need to think about a thing. All our family and friends commented on how beautiful the venue is, how lovely the rooms are, how good the food was, and how lovely the team were and how hard they all worked. It all came together to create a very special day. I highly recommend this venue.
Debbie S. Sent on 14/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

From the moment we drove up the drive to have a look around The Old Vicarage we knew it was special. The venue is absolutely beautiful both inside and out. Laura is amazing from making the booking nearly 2 years before our wedding day right up until the day after she was extremely responsive and helpful in answering many questions via email and was unbelievable when we arrived for our exclusivity the night before our wedding all the way through to us leaving the morning after our wedding-she is a machine! Always smiling, guides the team around her with expertise and professionalism so that everything just runs so smoothly. All our guests commented on the amazing venue, the rooms and the food. The food was so tasty and presented beautifully. There really is no need to worry about anything on the day Laura and her team guide you every step of the way and whatever you are unsure of they have the answer and reassurance needed. The only downside was it was all over too quickly. We really did have a perfect day, thank you to all the team, Laura, chef, waiting staff, bar staff, cleaners, gardeners and everyone else who is involved.
Daina S. Sent on 07/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

We got married at The Old Vicarage on the 18th March this year and I have been thinking about what to write as a review to do this place justice ever since and I’ve realised I don’t think I can actually put into words how amazing this venue, the staff and our day was. From the minute we stepped into TOV on our first visit we fell in love with the place, Laura the Events Manager is amazing and was with us right from booking through to our big day. My bridesmaids and I stayed over the evening before the wedding and it was the best decision. No request is too big, not only was I pregnant when we got married but I’d also had some health issues which meant I had to have a special diet, which TOV completely catered for to ensure I was ok throughout the day. The team really are experts in what they do. If you are thinking of booking TOV I would recommend going to an open day and meeting all of their regular and trusted suppliers, this takes loads of stress out of trying to find suppliers for the big day.

Our wedding was a total dream, even torrential rain didn’t spoil it! We can’t thank the team enough xx
Stacy L. Sent on 11/04/2023
1 out of 5 rating

Terrible terms and conditions to agree to, made us very cautious wedding venue hunting!

Just so there are no crossed wires about the whereabouts of this venue this review is based on my dealings and service regarding our wedding booking at the Old Vicarage in Southwell, Nottingham.
Laura, who is the only lady I have met at this venue due to her showing my fiancée and I around for our viewing for a potential wedding there , she was lovely, open, friendly and honest, we spent just over an hour with her one Sunday afternoon (end of Jan 2023) whilst she beamed about the venue, showed us around all of the wonderful bedrooms and she was proud to let us know she got married there. All was well and within a few days we were keen to get a booking in (paid early Feb for a wedding on a Saturday in June 2024.
The old vicarage was the only venue we had viewed, we looked at various venues online so we felt the Old Vicarage was right for us due to the decor, the location and the layout of the venue plus having Laura alongside to work with.
We handed over 1K to lock in a wedding date via bank transfer (should have noticed a red flag here as only bank transfer and cash were accepted)
After reading all of the pages of the contract thoroughly (and there were a few) we felt really concerned.
We didn’t expect such harsh and unrealistic terms and conditions.
I would advise if you are planning to get married here these are the terms you and your partner need to agree with-
1. The total cost given is with and without VAT in the contract so with some and without in other parts of it so you need to work it out and read very carefully
2. Be prepared to NOT be able to taste the food they will be presenting to your guests for the wedding breakfast as they just don’t offer that piece of mind
3. No draught beer!!! Terrible for the chaps. Min card payment of £10 and no cash accepted at the bar (doesn’t matter if you were planning on paying for all but in case you decide to have a fixed figure behind the ‘bar’ this could be an issue for the odd guest
4. There are 8 bedrooms at the old vicarage, each being £195 per room (without VAT and including breakfast) so that’s £1870 total. If you would like to stay the night before your wedding (which I wanted to, you are penalised for it) so you can but for over double as much as the night of your wedding (£4200 that’s including the VAT of which I did the Math for) with zero negotiation even them not having a wedding at the venue the day before.
5. You can only arrive at the venue 1 hour before the wedding ceremony (no earlier!!) and you are limited to who comes in the bridal suite with you. So if you would like photos arriving and time to get into your wedding dress and have a glass so you are feeling nice and relaxed forget it!
6. No fridges available for your cake or flowers
7. Any staff member are within their rights to enter any of our guests bedrooms at any time and take any alcohol that has been purchased outside of the venue and will charge £50 for EACH item found. Wow! (Not that any of our guests would consider this but the old vicarage is very keen to keep the money coming in)
8. If you do for whatever reason decide to cancel you will be charged £120 per hour based on the time the wedding planner/s have spent to date
9. Further, once we had paid the £19.900 for this (of which we had to add the canapés because they forgot that cost) we get the pleasure of being charged a further ‘non-discretionary’ 3% of the whole balance to pay the staff that are on shift for our wedding day to cover their wages.
10. If you would like an outside wedding you can have it for an additional fee, that was fine with us however we were not allowed to chance it up until the day before but make a decision a week before

Once I flagged all of our concerns I was told there will not be any refund of our £1000 despite them having a ‘14 day change of mind policy’ and they did not deem it necessary to even explain why. Suzanne Fitzpatrick (the owner of the venue) who I dealt with via email whilst asking if it was possible for our deposit back was a hard person and really difficult, not even an alternative or half based on the wedding being in a year and a half was even considered. The whole contract had holes in. I spoke with Suzanne for the first time over the phone today. Terribly patronising.

Paid the deposit 2nd Feb 2023
Sent back the signed event order schedule 20th Feb 2023
Cancelled the 24th having not wanted to send the terms and conditions back signed and based on all noted above she didn’t offer a compromise just said she didn’t have to give it back.

I really wasn’t expecting to read all the agreements required this is why I am leaving a review to urge others to read thoroughly.
Darren S. Sent on 26/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Doesn’t get better than this

Absolute perfection as a parent to three girls your priority is for them to have a dream day and that is just what my little girl and her new husband got,cannot fault any part of the venue everything was superb ultra friendly staff who just blended in, will never be able to say enough,book them now while you can, superb, thank you darren
Jasmine P. Sent on 26/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue

From the moment we arrived at The Old Vicarage we fell in love from the beautiful decor to the homely feel it was perfect.
Laura made our planning meetings an absolute breeze, no request was too much she just wanted our day to be our vision.
All the staff were incredible throughout the day and it couldn't have gone smoother, special mention to the bar staff for all the baby Guinness shots that aren't on the menu!
We've had so many comments from guests about the food which was delicious, the pimms for welcome drinks also went down very well.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much to TOV for making our wedding the most special day
Richard & Jasmine Harris
Chelsey C. Sent on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding 05/08

We honestly cannot thank The Old Vicarage Boutique for hosting our wedding. We booked prior to covid and we contacted Laura as we fell pregnant during the pandemic and we were due to marry 2021. We managed to move our date to 2022 and we cannot thank all the staff for helping us plan our special day.

A special shout out to Laura who handled all my stressful moments and gave me advice and wisdom and listened to me during all my rants.

The service was second to none and they accommodated my last minute requests and even on the day gave me the minutes I needed with my dad before greeting all my guests by walking up the aisle.

They helped me plan the day down to T and assured me on every aspect.

The food was absolutely delicious and even our guests complemented the food and we have some picky eaters. They even accommodated my 2 year old who had struggled with the typical food groups.

Our stay was magical and our day was everything we imagined and so much more.

Laura and Chelsea also helped when we asked for music suggestions for walking down the aisle etc. they fit perfectly into our day and were everything we wanted and so much more. Even when it started to drizzle just as I was about to walk out the doors to the bandstand the staff were amazing providing umbrellas just in case but luckily enough my grandad in heaven shone the sun as I stepped out.

Thank you to all the staff for serving us and keeping all our day running to schedule. We appreciate you all.
Philippa W. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever

I cannot speak highly enough of The Old Vicarage. They have got weddings down to a fine art! From the very start they were incredibly professional and friendly, and quick to respond to emails and answer questions. Everything was so well organised, I always felt they had everything under control.
The day itself was everything I could have dreamed of, and I felt so relaxed on the morning, knowing that everything was taken care of. The staff even entertained my wayward toddler during the ceremony when he wandered off!
The food was delicious, I received several comments from guests on how lovely it was. The bedrooms are just stunning, I wish I could have stayed longer.
Every member of staff I encountered on the day was friendly, helpful and professional. I am so happy we chose The Old Vicarage for our wedding day.
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