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The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue

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Menus from £55
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Menus from £55
8 to 100 Guests

It's time to plan your special day... And we believe there is no one who would love to bring your dream to life more than our dedicated wedding planners.

Here at The Old Vicarage, nestled in the heart of Southwell, we are one of the East Midlands best kept secrets. We have been awarded UK Country House Wedding Venue 2019, Highly commended by the Wedding Industry Awards 2018 and East Midlands Wedding Venue Of The Year 2017. We have become experts in providing perfect weddings, delivering a highly tailored, exceptional service, with a focus on creativity and individuality.

While weddings are one of the most beautiful celebrations you will experience, planning them comes with a pinch of stress. Even if the idea of planning a stress-free wedding seems like a fantasy, it isn't impossible... Especially with our help.

Our lovely couples will receive exceptional one to one service with our wedding planners. There will be not only one, but three experienced planners involved in every step of your big day.

Some couples know exactly what they want and some don't know where to start... Our wedding planners are there to hold your hand and assist you throughout the whole process. It is their job to bring your ideas to life, to make sure everything has been considered and to worry about every little detail so that you don't have to.

And the most important thing you need to know is... We only ever have one wedding a day.

The Old Vicarage is exclusively yours on your wedding day. Your package price is for up to 50 guests during your ceremony and wedding breakfast and the option of an additional 30 for your evening reception, free of charge. The Vicarage can however accommodate a further 10 guests during your ceremony and wedding breakfast at an additional cost of £95.00 plus VAT per head.

We have put together our wedding packages to ensure that whatever your budget, you can have the amazing day you have always wished for. Your package price is inclusive of;

- Your own personalised wedding notes

- Dedicated wedding planners

- Exclusive use of then entire grounds

- Reception drink

- Two bottles of wine per table

- Sparkling wine for your speeches

- A three course wedding breakfast

- A choice of evening food

Optional extras;

- Civil ceremony

- Canapés

- An assiette of dessert

- Exclusivity the night before your wedding

- The bandstand for summer civil ceremonies

The Old Vicarage has eight stunning bedrooms, including The Wedding Suite. Each room has been individually designed for you and your guests. The bedrooms are charged at £195.00 plus VAT per room. All of our bedrooms are required to be occupied on the evening of your wedding, rooms unoccupied will be chargeable.

On booking at The Old Vicarage our couples will get access to the most helpful advice, personalised for your exact requirements. Our dedicated wedding planners will provide you with your 'little grey envelope'. Enclosed is an array of our most trusted suppliers, which will be tailored to your exact needs. This ensures that your day is exactly as you envisioned and executed to the highest standard. We will also provide you with our experience and trusted advice for everything you may wish to know to make for the perfect day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

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:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests

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    Lisa H. Married on 16/12/2021
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    Mrs Hinton

    The wedding venue of dreams ! The Old Vicarage is an extremely beautiful setting for a wedding on its own, paired together with the efficiency of the staff, the eye for detail and the smooth running of the wedding day itself this venue is perfect. I always expected that there would be some slight stress at some point on the day itself, however there was absolutely no need as this venue has it perfectly under control at all times!

    We married here in December 2021, a week before Christmas. We decided to opt for the exclusivity the evening before the wedding which I would highly recommend as it really does add an extra dimension to the celebrations. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived, we were able to just relax and enjoy time with our family. The wedding day was everything we had imagined and dreamed of, the most beautiful setting with a short and intimate ceremony followed by a truly delicious wedding breakfast, so many of our guests commented on just how good the food was! The transition in to the evening was seamless, with a great bar area serving great drinks. Everyone had a great day and thought the venue was amazing.

    We truly can not recommend The Old Vicarage enough, it most certainly is the perfect place to have the best day ever !

    Thanks again for everything !

    Phil and Lisa Hinton

    The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue's reply:

    Lisa and Phil, thank you so much for such a lovely review! Your wedding was so beautiful, it was a pleasure to be apart of. We are so pleased that you enjoyed exclusivity the night before, it really is a great addition!
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    Lauren R. Married on 18/11/2021
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    The perfect day and everything we could hope for!

    We simply can’t thank TOV enough for everything they have done. Which I am sure they must hear all the time!

    Every guest told us how incredible the venue is and couldn’t believe how perfectly and seamless everything went, many asked how we had found it as couldn’t believe something so beautiful, personal and different to other venues existed.

    They also said how wonderful all of the staff, both in the day and evening were, very helpful and professional and just made the whole day even more special.

    It genuinely felt like a dream and I would be at TOV every day if I could!

    From the most incredible food, both the breakfast and the evening pizzas were some of the best food we have had and all our guests enjoyed them too!

    It simply was everything we had dreamed of and then some!
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    Laura Married on 05/12/2019
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    Absolutely Perfect In Every Way!

    I am not really sure where to start with this venue, it is absolutely perfect in every way! From the moment we first walked in, I knew this was the venue for us. This became even more clear when we met Richard, he was just amazing from our first meeting. He just put us at ease immediately and was so organised that I just knew I could trust him with our special day. When the big day finally arrived both Richard and Laura were incredible, Laura even went to the effort to lace up my dress!! The food was delicious, all our guests were so happy and well fed.
    I cannot recommend The Old Vicarage enough and praise Richard, Laura, Chelsea and all the team for being just wonderful!!
    Everyone should get married here! ?? xxx
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    Christine Married on 17/11/2019
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    My Daughters Perfect Wedding!

    Very pleased with my daughter’s wedding reception yesterday. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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    Trudy Married on 30/10/2019
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    Highly Recommend

    My best friends wedding was held at the vicarage. The staff were great, nothing was too much trouble. The place is beautiful and the bedrooms are really tastefully decorated. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting married here.
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    Amber Married on 05/10/2019
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    Faultless!

    We got married here the beginning of October and I can truly say the staff and the day were faultless! The day ran so smoothly, calmly and effortlessly. The staff are truly outstanding at what they do from calming my nerves to keeping me on time with wedding prep that morning, some amazing organisation! The food was absolutely amazing too! I couldn’t imagine having our day anywhere else the decor is stunning and the bedrooms are amazing. Thank you to all the staff for making our dream day a reality xxx
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    Victoria Married on 11/09/2019
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    Cant Recommend Enough!

    This is a beautiful setting. Really nice interior and exterior. Based in the stunning town of Southwell. It’s a really good mix of boutique with modern regarding the decor. It’s so clean...it’s like everything is brand new. This is perfect especially for an intimate family wedding. You won’t see people you don’t know eating in the bar because the venue is exclusive to yourselves.
    The staff are really attentive and will guide you through everything. They also make sure everything is immaculate and runs perfect for yourselves and your family. I can’t recommend this place enough. Thank you to all of you for a wonderful day!
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    Mr Married on 05/09/2019
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    Truly Beautiful Venue

    From the very first moment we stepped into the Old Vicarage we fell in love! ??
    This was the place we both knew we wanted to get married at and booked the venue on the drive out of the beautiful grounds! We couldn’t wait!!
    Inside the Old Vicarage is stunning and sophisticated & the staff are warm, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. They made us feel welcome and we feel like we have become part of the vicarage family. They made the process of organising our wedding stress free. Laura, Chelsea & Richard - you are amazing!! We can’t thank you and all the staff enough.
    Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, from stopping the night before, getting ready in the morning, walking down the aisle & partying at night! And that’s all down to the staff at the Old Vicarage as well as there beautiful venue.
    Massive thank you to the chefs also - the food was out of this world!! And I know everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and evening food. Breakfast the next morning was to die for!
    The Old Vicarage is truly perfect inside and out & we both can’t wait to return. ?? It has a special place in our hearts. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone and are so happy we chose this truly beautiful venue for our wedding ?? Love Mr & Mrs Gardom X x x x
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    Chris Married on 18/08/2019
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    Where to begin...

    We both knew from the moment that we first went to view The Vicarage that this was the venue for us, the location in the beautiful town of Southwell, the first impressions as we drove into the entrance, the beautifully maintained gardens and stunning architecture. As we stepped inside neither of us could stop smiling at the elegance and romanticism of the decor and we couldn’t leave without confirming our date there and then.
    As our special day approached, we were reassured at every step to focus on ourselves and allow The Vicarage to organise all the details and planning and they also added in some great ideas that we hadn’t even considered.
    Chelsea, Richard and Laura were on hand from our arrival and the whole place was pristine and organised. The room for our ceremony was both intimate and romantic and as our guests arrived they were all in awe of the beauty of The Vicarage.
    The whole day flowed without a hitch, the food is as good as we have ever tasted and many of our guests agreed (especially those that had special requirements). The weather was fantastic which enabled us to spend most of the day in the stunning gardens. The service from all the staff was impeccable and yet they never appeared busy or rushed and all of our needs were met in every area. As for the bedrooms, both the indivuality and contemporary elegance is an understatement for The Vicarage.
    People always say ‘there is no such thing as a perfect wedding’ - we have to disagree, The Old Vicarage made our day perfect in every way and we would recommend anyone looking for their ideal venue to visit and have all your dreams come true.
    Thank you for the most incredible day of our lives!
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    Beth Married on 22/06/2019
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    You will fall in love

    We got married last Saturday and we had an amazing day. The very first time we went to see what the venue was like we booked it that day! we were so in love with the place with its white walls, contemporary furniture and classy chandeliers. we had a church wedding and then went straight to the venue. It was set out how we wanted and was beautiful. The day ran so smoothly and the staff were amazing at helping out and getting everything ready. At one point I had put my bouquet down somewhere and couldnt find it but they had kindly put in a vase with water. The food was out of this world! we had the burshetta to start, chicken for main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Everyone of our guests said how beautiful the place was. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside and everyone loved it and that gorgeous swing. If your into the modern and classy style venue this is the place! Thankyou for making our day perfect.
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    Katherine Married on 15/06/2019
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    appalling standard of accommodation

    A real shame as the wedding we attended was lovely but the accommodation was terrible. Extremely uncomfortable bed, no hot water for the bath (with no option of a shower) and an extreme delay in ordering and being served breakfast. I raised the issue of the bed while checking out and also emailed later in the week due to having sciatica all week after this (something I have never had), the response from the events manager was extremely poor, stating that I had existing back problems (which I don't!) and I should have raised the issue about the water at the time (erm, I paid £140 for the room, I don't expect to have to get someone to fix the water supply, for £140 I expect to turn the tap on and hot water to come out...), the place may look lovely but I would highly recommend you seek elsewhere for your wedding as this experience was appalling

    The Old Vicarage Boutique Wedding Venue's reply:

    My goodness this is one of our worst reviews ever, we really have upset you!!!

    This complaint started with us on check out expressing that we had caused a recurrence of a bad back because of an uncomfortable mattress, to two rather cutting emails accusing us of actually causing a new back complaint, escalating now to a full blown list of complaints in your review!?!

    As explained the mattress is brand new (replaced in January) but sadly we can’t alway please everyone’s preferences in respect of firmness. We’ve all had a lie on the mattress and we really can’t find any fault!?! We do however accommodate nearly 2000 guests a year and sadly this is the first complaint about a mattress we’ve ever had in more than 10 years.

    We are a quaint country house with only 8 rooms and we pride ourselves on our standards and service. Having recently won the Best Country House wedding venue in the whole of the UK. Which is something we are extremely proud of and work very hard to achieve and maintain.

    Sadly something seems to have really upset you during your visit for which we have already apologised for in two separate emails.

    In respect of the charge of £140 which includes vat, this is for accommodation and breakfast and we believe this is most reasonable charge for a beautiful room with a gorgeous sunken bathroom and freestanding bath and what most people review as the best breakfast they’ve ever had, with an array of choice and fresh locally sourced and well cooked produce. There was most certainly no delay of 40 minutes and strange how only your breakfast was uncooked and cold but sadly you failed to even inform us at the time so it could have been rectified this. Instead choosing to review us on every available reviewable space!?!

    We do wish you well and thank you for your time to review our establishment.

    For a full range of our reviews please visit our Facebook page @vicarageboutiquehotel

    Kind regards


    Suzanne Fitzpatrick
    Managing Director
    Mob: 07769656945
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    Joanne Married on 31/05/2019
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    Simply Incredible

    The Old Vicarage is simply incredible and totally surpassed our expectations. We were wanting a classy, intimate occasion and this venue met the criteria ten fold.
    The food, accommodation, service, attention to detail (the list is endless) was all outstanding and I honestly couldn’t say a bad word. Particular thanks for providing a regular supply of toast which was being demanded by the little ones throughout the day!
    The venue is so beautifully decorated we didn’t have a lot to add, which is a huge positive when planning a wedding, and there was no stress for us on the day as it was all handled behind the scenes and seamlessly.
    Richard, Laura, Chelsea et al, you really are hidden gems.
    If you are considering getting married here then don’t hesitate to snap it up!
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    Karishma Married on 04/04/2019
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    Look no further!

    Our wedding was on 4th April 2019 and I still wish we could relive the magical day. I can’t express how amazing The Old Vicarage is from the stunning decor, to the amazing food and the truly wonderful staff.
    After we got engaged, this was the only wedding venue we looked around and straight away we both knew it was the one.
    They ensured our day run smoothly from start to finish and there is not one thing I can fault. The team were so helpful and gracious, they are clearly the best at what they do.
    If you are considering having your wedding at the Vicarage, look no further! It’s a very special venue. We still receive so many compliments from our guests about how fabulous it was.
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    Mr Married on 21/12/2017
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    Fell In Love With The Old Vicarage

    From the moment we were engaged I had already chosen our wedding venue! I’ve never really been that girl who dreams about their wedding day but as soon I stumbled across The Old Vicarage on a friend of a friend’s Facebook page a few years ago I knew it would be perfect for us (despite not being engaged yet!) We both fell in love with the place as soon as we stepped inside. Through every stage of planning, preparation and build up Chelsea, Rebecca and Verity were absolutely fantastic. They understood how we wanted our day and made every step run smoothly. On the morning of our wedding, 21/12/17, they took over all of the arrangements so I could get ready in peace and this continued all day. Our guests were also very impressed. Not one had been to our venue before, they all commented on how relaxed and intimate our day felt, how delicious, and hot, all of the food was as well as how absolutely stunning The Old Vicarage is. Thank you so much to every single person involved who made our day amazing love Mr and Mrs Dunham
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    Mr Married on 20/12/2017
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    Our Amazing Wedding

    From the moment we walked in, we knew we'd found our venue and we had the joy of celebrating our wedding here in December!!

    Now... where to start! The food was amazing (honestly, everyone absolutely loved it), their attention to detail was great ( especially with arranging all our decorations!) and a special thank you Rebecca for helping us organise our day (from the table plans, to personal recommendations!)

    We had the most amazing day to remember here! Thank you so much!

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Offer

We have a few remaining dates for October and November 2022 which we would like to offer a complimentary civil ceremony for all bookings made up until 18th December 2021. This is a saving of £480.00 including VAT. Please be advised that the ceremony fee paid to The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel is separate to the fee in which must be paid to Nottinghamshire County Council.

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20 Feb
Open Door

We will be opening our doors for a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 20th February 2022.

Due to the volume of interest and enquiries regarding our open day we are asking you to book via our Eventbrite to ensure that we remain a Covid secure venue and avoid overcrowding. This also means that we can prepare some delicious sweet and savoury canapés for you to try.

This Wedding Open Day will be very intimate with limited suppliers, this gives you the chance to take your time exploring The Old Vicarage and all we have to offer. There will be a glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival and all of our boutique bedrooms will be open!

The Old Vicarage team will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have and put together bespoke quotes whilst you wait. Our doors will open at 1pm and close at 4pm.🤍

Please note that we do not charge an entry fee however, we do ask that you book.

Date: From 20/02/2022 to 20/02/2022 Schedule 13:00 - 16:00
Place: ng25 0nb, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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