The Pumping House

Brake Lane, Newark (Nottinghamshire) NG22 9HQ Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £2500
Number of guests 30 to 250
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About The Pumping House

Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA.

Highly Commended Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2020 - TWIA. 

At The Pumping House we truly believe each wedding is unique. You will work together with our wonderful in-house catering team and dedicated Wedding Manager to ensure every aspect of your day is tailored to create a completely bespoke and magical experience.

The Pumping House is a beautiful Grade II listed Nottinghamshire wedding venue, featuring two licensed ceremony rooms, main hall for wedding breakfasts, accommodation and a large lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am, our beautiful red brick building, still featuring the original and distinctive chimney, is located on a six-acre site in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and offers ample opportunity for unique photography. The Pumping House is just a short drive from Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield.

The Ollerton Room has beautifully unique parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies against a backdrop of tranquil surroundings. The Ollerton Room is the main room licensed for civil ceremonies with seating for up to 100 guests. The Engine Hall is also licensed for civil ceremonies from 80 to 150 guests.

Guests can enjoy drinks and canapes following the ceremony in either, or both, The Conservatory Room and The Oak Room. These rooms are convenient and versatile spaces, beautifully themed and have an additional bar area. Both rooms can also be used as a more relaxing area in the evening for those guests who seek a quieter space.

The Engine Hall provides an impressive setting for the wedding breakfast. The unique tiling, stunning arch windows and high glass ceiling create an illuminating space that is perfect for weddings from 50 to 170 guests. The room can accommodate various layouts and can be used as a canvas for different theming and settings. As dusk falls, guests can dance the night away, celebrating this memorable day and bringing The Engine Hall to life!

Perfect for the younger guests, our cinema and games room is complete with a 60 inch plasma screen and a variety of children’s DVDs and games.


A SPECIALIST, QUALITY AND INTIMATE APPROACH TO CATERING

Using only the finest ingredients, using locally sourced products when possible, we aim to create delicious, rustic, home-made food. Our catering team understand the importance of every wedding breakfast and offer a menu where couples are free to pick and choose dishes from each suggested menu. Alternatively, we are always happy to discuss and design a bespoke wedding breakfast menu for the day.

OUR STUNNING ACCOMMODATION

Drawing inspiration from our storied past, The Pumping House unveils an oasis of beautifully thought-through luxury apartments. Nestled at the rear of our historic venue, these sumptuous, self-catering suites reinvigorate authentic Edwardian architecture with contemporary elegance – the perfect wedding accommodation for guests.

  • Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA.
  • Highly Commended Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2020 - TWIA.
  • Perfect for weddings from 40 to 170 guests.
  • Licensed to hold both civil ceremonies and partnerships - exclusive venue hire.
  • Flexible catering options allowing you to create your own menu depending on style and budget.
  • 10 Self-catering apartments on-site including our stunning Bridal Suite with additional local accommodation just 5 minutes away.
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    Mr and Mrs Savill · Married on 22/02/2020

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    What an amazing day!!!

    Everything was perfect - you did a brilliant job and worked so hard on the day to bring everything together . It was better than we ever expected! The building looked stunning and everyone was saying that it was the best wedding food they had ever tasted! The band was cracking too !! Wowwww!!! Thank you so much for organising it all!! Very best wishes from Mr. and Mrs Savill x

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    Mr and Mrs Denton · Married on 10/01/2020

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    Best day ever!

    The Pumping House is such an amazing venue and was perfect for our wedding in January. We fell in love with the place as soon as we saw it and right from the beginning Lian and the staff were amazing!! They helped us plan and prepare the day and picked up on lots of little details that we may not have thought about. The character of the building is amazing and the internal decoration is stunning, especially the quirky themed rooms that are on the upper floor which give plenty of room for creative fun. All our guests commented on how beautiful, yet different the venue was, and how well thought out the day was....a lot of which we owe big thanks to Lian and the staff for!
    The planning of the day was made stress-free, and the attentiveness on the day was great, it really helped settle both our nerves and allow us to enjoy the day. We couldn't recommend the Pumping House enough and would like to say a huge thankyou for making our day so perfect! BEST....DAY....EVER!!

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    Mr and Mrs Ellwood · Married on 21/12/2019

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    The venue is beautiful, food was brilliant!

    Thankyou so much to Ellie and all the team at The Pumping House for making our wedding run so smoothly and making the organisation so easy when we were planning a wedding from afar.
    The venue is beautiful, food was brilliant, and staff couldn't have been more helpful!

    Sent on 31/03/2020

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The Pumping House FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Corkage Option
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted
    Pets Welcome

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  • Brake Lane Newark (Nottinghamshire) NG22 9HQ
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