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The Old Vicarage is a enchanting wedding venue immersed in the countryside of Retford, Nottinghamshire. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we are so pleased to be able to offer you the facilities to hold your civil ceremony. We will make sure that The Old Vicarage is exactly how you had always dreamt it would be, because nobody better understands that this day belongs to you both. Our experienced manager will be on hand to help you every step of the way, including advice on wedding etiquette and help with the legal requirements. Knowing that you are in expert hands, you can both relax and enjoy every moment of your special day.

Our licenced Pergola at The Old Vicarage stands overlooking the shallow banks of the river Poulter. The pergola can be lit with ceremony candle to provide a feature for your lighting and the power supply can be used for both ceremony music for the entrance of the bride and the exit of the newlyweds.

Within the Vicarage you are met with more splendour, a beautiful Oak hallway and doors bearing the trade mark of Mousey Thompson, the famous Yorkshire wood carver leading into the Osbourne Suite.

With a fabulous marble fireplace and oak doors, this offers all the delights of a bygone age. In keeping with this are the patio doors opening onto the extended Yorkshire stone patio providing views of the stunning panoramic surroundings of the grounds down to the river’s edge and beyond.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please get in touch with us today.

  • Can accommodate civil ceremonies
  • Licensed pergola for outdoor wedding ceremonies
  • The Osbourne Suite can accommodate 60 seated guests
  • Adding a small awning to the Osbourne Suite provides space for an extra 40 guests
  • We are a Tipi Venue
  • Excellent working relationship with both local and national marquee suppliers
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

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:

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

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Rachel Sent on 30/11/2016
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It was without a doubt the best day of our lives!

Just a note to say a big thank you to yourself and your husband for making our wedding day so special.
The house and the grounds looked beautiful just like something out of a magazine, everything, which had been arranged, ran smoothly with the help of yourselves we had no problems at all. We loved the fact that we could do and have exactly what we wanted and are very grateful with how much you helped us with arrangements. With the sun shining and the old house behind us the photos look amazing.
It took a long time to find somewhere to get married but as soon as we saw the Old Vicarage we knew it was perfect for us. All the guests were very impressed with the venue and we liked the fact that the grounds are very private. When I receive the photos, I will send one to you.
Donna Sent on 30/11/2016
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Thank you for a wonderful day!

Our wedding was a great success, enjoyed by all, especially ourselves!! All our guests commented on how fabulous the grounds were and how much they enjoyed the BBQ. The photographs are wonderful with such a picturesque setting we feel very lucky to have had our wedding at the Old Vicarage.
Debi Sent on 30/11/2016
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Thank you for helping make our wedding day special

Thank you for your help in making our wedding day very special. We were glad the sun shone on our day making it enjoyable by all. Everyone said what a lovely place we had pick. Once again thanks for making it a wonderful day. It has made memories that will hopefully last forever. I just can’t wait for the photos, seems Chris got carried away taking them.
Emma Sent on 30/11/2016
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A big thank you for our wonderful wedding!

The setting couldn’t have been more perfect and we really had an amazing time. Our guests were very happy too and keep commenting on what a great venue it was! Thank you for all of your help, it was really appreciated. We now have lots of great memories and felt very lucky!
Cheryl Sent on 30/11/2016
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Just a quick note to say a big thank you

Our wedding day was everything we could have wished for and more. The setting and the intimacy of the Osbourne Suite was commented on by all our guests, the phrases stunning and inspiring we used. For me and Chris it was just beautiful. So, thank you again for a wonderful day, well organised and cared for throughout
Liam Sent on 30/11/2016
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Thank you again for your help!

We just wanted to write to thank you again for all of your help in respect of the hire of your venue for our wedding earlier this year. The day simply couldn’t have gone more smoothly as far as we were concerned and everybody commented on what a beautiful and tranquil setting we were in. Thank you also to everyone who was helping you, we really did appreciate everything that was done and the time investment made.
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Twyford Lane DN22 8AS Retford (Nottinghamshire)
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